Office Humor

Improvised comedy is one of those exercises that requires a sharp wit and adaptability. A single performer can fully explore the many comedic avenues a routine can take while fine-tuning an act, while troupes can work on their comedic flexibilities as a group. Whether it is short form or long form, improvisational comedy relies on predetermined parameters — imagine a skit for the former and a series of vignettes linked by a thematic commonality for the latter. For full improv performances, the main ingredient for success is the chemistry and personal read of the performers involved — regardless of success or failure, there’s always something that can be taken from it: genius or a group of folks who’ll have to “learn from mistakes.” The Sol Theater, 3333 N. Federal Highway in Boca Raton, is taking a gamble on its production of Business Casual with a cast spearheaded by Allyson Martin and rounded out by Anthony Francis, Jonathan Cabrera, Michael Schiavinato, and others. These are some of South Florida’s best improv comedians, so whatever route the casualness of their business might lead them down will surely entertain and delight. Business Casual’s one-night only, fully improvised performance starts at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost $12. Call 561-706-5128, or visit
Sat., Feb. 21, 2015