The Stepfathers and Harvard Sailing Team win $10,000 each in inaugural Friars Club competition

If you think watching stand-up comedians compete for money is something, then what's it like watching improv groups compete for big cash money? Well, let me tell you: It's very intriguing! Some groups really rose to the challenge over the weekend in the inaugural Friars Club Improv + Sketch Competition, and The Stepfathers walked away with the $10,000 prize on Friday night; Harvard Sailing Team followed suit with the $10,000 prize in the sketch finals on Saturday. Both groups will use their winnings to film shorts that will debut in September at the Friars Club Film Festival.

Coincidence or merely a fun fact: Both winning groups have regular performance slots Fridays in New York City. You can catch The Stepfathers at 9 p.m. Fridays at the UCB, and Harvard Sailing Team at 9:30 p.m. Fridays at The PIT.

Sean L. McCarthy

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