So What is Smile and Nod?


Founded in 1998, Smile & Nod is Cal Poly SLO's one and only improvised comedy team! We perform both Short and Long Form improv Saturday nights for the first 5 to 7 weeks of every quarter in Phillips Hall. Ticket are $5 and are sold at the door!


SHORT FORM 7PM- Short Form is the style performed by Comedy Sportz and Whose Line is it Anyway? The quick and exciting action focuses on delivering the funny, and the head-to-head battle between Team Smile and Team Nod adds a competitive edge.


LONG FORM 8:45PM: Long Form doesn't use games like Short Form, so it forces the players to create sets of scenes from nothing but audience suggestions. This is the style favored by professional improvisers like Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and features longer scenes that leave more room for creativity. 

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