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Spreading joy through comedy

No two shows are the same when the three guys with 321 Improve take center stage. They can instantly turn audience suggestions into hilarious scenes.

321 Improve Comedy kicks off the afternoon entertainment during Harvest Hoopla at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7.

The comedians include Carl Crispin of Boca Raton, Fla., Mike Domeny of Birmingham, Ala., and Jeremy Schofield of Oklahoma City, Oka.

Crispin started 321 Improve in 2004 and has been performing improv full time since 1997. Domeny and Schofield bring their level of energy to the show that makes it completely unpredictable.

That's what improv comedy is all about.

"The audiences give us the suggestions and we make up stuff on the spot," Crispin said from his home in Florida. "We might make up a scenario from a strange occupation -- it's what people are thinking about. We take a suggestion and run with it."

Throughout their travels, Crispin has learned one thing about people.

"While there are minor differences, for the most part, everybody is trying to live their lives," he said. "We have the same stories and like the same food. People are pretty much the same everywhere."

321 Improve has performed in more than 50 states and four Canadian provinces to more than half a million people. They consider their show a ministry that attempts to glorify God in everything they do.

"Our goal is to use comedy to spread a message of true joy that can only come from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ," Crispin said.

They are looking forward to their trip to North Dakota.

"It's a lot of fun to do shows in the Midwest," he said. "People can come to the show, sit back and relax and forget the cares of the world, laugh and have fun."