We will not be having auditions this fall.
Due to university policy regarding COVID-19, we will not be performing during fall semester. Therefore, we are postponing auditions until further notice.
Thursday& Friday between 6pm-8pm
N. Eldon Tanner Building (TNRB) #151
Callbacks: Saturday 8am-9pm.
Finalists will perform in a free-to-the-public show at 7pm that night.
Auditioners only need to be present Thursday OR Friday, but MUST be available ALL DAY Saturday to advance.
How it Works
What We Look For:
Sense of Humor · Stage Presence · Originality · Humility · Teamwork
Things to Know
Divine Comedy is a class. You must be a BYU student with room for up to 3.0 credits in your schedule.
The time commitment for Divine Comedy is 10-15+ hours/week (30+ hours on show weeks).
Auditions are open to everyone. You don't have to schedule anything. In fact, many of your favorite Divine Comedians tried out on a whim.
Callbacks go out Friday night, you could be notified as late as 2am. You'll need to be available all day Saturday (7am-9pm).
Consider taking the comedy writing class taught by DC alumni. TMA 215R section 004: Comedy Sketch Writing.
You have 1.5 minutes for your audition. You CANNOT go over.
Keep it Clean.
DC only does clean comedy. Swearing is a no-no.
You'll be disqualified if you uses someone else's material.
Be Funny, Whatever That Means.
Funny can mean so many different things so get creative. (but if you just need someone to listen to you, I guess you could just get up and rant?)
Other than that, it's up to you. We can't wait to see your audition!
Tips from the Cast
Don't perform what you think we'll like, perform what's funny to you. You'll love it so much more and it'll show on stage.
Lots of people audition with a stand-up routine. There's nothing wrong with that but DC is a sketch comedy group. The best stand-up auditions are one's that integrate aspects of sketch comedy.
Practice makes perfect. When you practice you can bring out little quirks that make your auditions so much funnier.
Don't act funny, just act. Being goofy can distract from the joke.
A strong audition often comes from someone who takes something we’re all familiar with, but looks at it from a new angle that no one had considered, but can instantly appreciate.
You won't have a microphone. Make sure you annunciate and project your voice so people can hear you.
If you can do some good impressions, more power to you. But just doing an impression won't get you far. Make sure there is a funny concept/purpose for the impression.
Have fun with it! Everyone is nervous when they audition, but don't let that stop you from having fun on stage.
That’s it! We’ll see you at auditions. And remember, everyone is welcome to come to the auditions, so even if you’re not auditioning you’re more than welcome to come support those who are. Bring friends! A full house makes for a better show, and it's free fun! Break a leg!*
*Divine Comedy is not responsible for broken legs