SAC begins 10th year of laughter

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This is the 10th year SAC will be on campus and their audience keeps increasing.

Senseless Acts of Comedy, an improvisational troupe on campus, kicked off the semester Thursday as they performed for an audience of 301 people, Grant Moore, co-president of SAC, said. 

The group of performers, actors and dancers puts on a free show for TCU students on Thursday nights.

This year marks the troupe's 10th anniversary on campus. SAC was founded in the fall of 2002 by Andrew Hamer and John C. Anderson.

Hamer said he was inspired by “4-Day Weekend,” an improvisational comedy troupe based out of Fort Worth that began in 1997.  

When SAC started in 2002, there were ten volunteers. Since then, the organization has seen an increase in popularity, audience attendance and involvement, Hamer said.  

Increased popularity allowed for auditions this year, and eight performers were ultimately chosen to perform for the 2012-2013 school year, he said. 

Moore said this year the group added a short video to their show that encourages audience involvement. 

SAC has also instituted a dress code for the performers which includes black button-ups and multicolored ties, Moore said.

“The higher the energy, the more interactive the crowd is going to be," Moore said. Otherwise, the crowd may not stay engaged through the entire performance.

Senseless Acts of Comedy performs Thursdays at 9 p.m. in the Brwon-Lupton University Union Auditorium.