Hashtag Comedy kicked off our new weekly improv comedy show at Shadowbox Live’s Backstage Bistro with our special guest, Karina Nova, an Emmy award-winning anchor from WBNS 10TV News. She joined us in the first half in the very first improv game “Hashtag News.” The second half consisted of a “Three Stories” segment: she told three stories about her early childhood in the former Soviet Union, emigrating from Azerbaijan to the US at age 8; about how she made it from her new life as the first immigrant family in Ashtabula, Ohio, to her career in journalism; and finally, about the fan mail she receives in her capacity as news anchor. We then created three improv comedy scenes based on each of her stories.
We loved having Karina – what great stories! You can’t script this stuff! We were thrilled with the turnout, including several audience members that were new to Hashtag Comedy and to improv comedy. Thanks to everyone for coming out, especially on such a cold night, brr!