Despite contest loss, SAC is optimistic

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    Even though Senseless Acts of Comedy did not advance to the final round of its competition earlier this semester, things are going well for the group, Jason Cahill, a leader of SAC, said.

    SAC went to the College Improv Southwest Regionals in Austin on Oct. 15, Paige Love, a co-chair of SAC, wrote in an e-mail. Two other SAC groups have gone in the past, but neither moved on to the finals, she said.

    This year’s SAC troupe finished second in its preliminary round, Love said. The team finished ahead of Spontaneous Combustion, Rice University’s comedy team that won the competition last year. Although SAC finished before Spontaneous Combustion, the group was unable to move on to nationals.

    “While it would have been amazing to make it to nationals, we are really proud of the work we did,” Love wrote.

    SAC is under new leadership this semester after losing three of its main members last semester, Love said. Things have been going well for SAC under the new leadership, and it has been a learning experience, she said. 

    Cahill said SAC is proficient in social media and has put out some videos and put on some great shows this year.

    “I am glad to be a part of all this,” Cahill said.

    SAC will be under new leadership again next semester because Cahill is graduating in December. Cahill said he will not be replaced and he said it has been an honor to be part of SAC. 

    “It has meant the world to me; [the members of SAC] are my friends and being a part of the group reaffirms my decision to come to TCU,” Cahill said.

    Love said she will be in SAC next semester, and said she knew of only one change the organization hopes to make.

    SAC runs a training improv group called Loose Ends, and Love said SAC hopes the members of Loose Ends will be able to perform with the group next semester.

    “Overall things are going really well for [SAC],” Love wrote. “We are pulling in larger audiences than last semester, and we are excited to continue with everything next semester.”

    Friendship and fun are two words that best describe SAC, and have kept the group together, Love said.

    “We are just a group of friends that are lucky enough to be able to perform with each other every week, and I couldn’t think of anything better,” she said.

    Senseless Acts of Comedy
    Next show: Thursday, Dec. 1
    Where: BLUU Auditorium
    When: 9 p.m.