Columbia improv group Droppin’ $cience going to Nationals

By Cristina Aguirre

With a motto like “We make your tummies hurt,” it’s no surprise Droppin’ $cience, a student comedy group, made it to the finals of the Chicago Regional for the National College Improv Tournament. The group of 10 Columbia students beat out 11 other teams, including last year’s winner, Northwestern’s Titanic Players, for the chance to compete at the February nationals in Chicago.

The competition took place at ComedySportz Theatre, 929 W. Belmont Ave., on Jan. 22 and 23. According to Ryan Barton, co-captain and junior film and video major, there were 96 teams for the regional competitions around the country. Droppin’ $cience made it to the top 10 out of 12 national finalists. The Chronicle takes you inside one of their shows.