If you’re not sure what SVP is, maybe you’re in the right place! In 1985, six students from the drama department at UMass decided that the curriculum just wasn’t enough to satisfy their performance needs. They applied to the UMass Student Arts Council and…Eureka! Student Valley Productions was formed. Originially just a forum for letting off steam, Student Valley Productions eventually developed into a full-fledged comedy organization with all the lights and sounds that typically accompany such a thing. In 1990 the University recognized Student Valley Productions as a Registered Student Organization (or RSO) and changed its name to SVP. Over the years, different troupes have come and gone from SVP including: Beck’s Backroom Boys, Clothing Optional!, Liberal Island, Sketch Me if You Can, The Improverts, and Pain Dungeon. Today, SVP consists of Sketch22, IWA, and the award-winning Mission IMPROVable. Performances can be seen every Friday and Saturday at 8pm in Herter 231. If you ever wonder how we do it, don’t hesitate to come up to us after a show and speak unadressed. We don’t mind attention and we certainly don’t mind explaining things to people.
We have moved the start time of the Jam on both nights from 8pm to 7pm. Starting early lets us end earlier which lets us party longer! Please be sure to arrive at 7 so you don’t miss any HILARIOUS comedy!
Tired of waiting for the Jam for all the funny start? Check out our new Promotional Video, written and performed by members of Student Valley Productions. Many thanks to Carly for directing, filming, and editing!
Feeling stressed? Achy? Tired of NOT laughing all the time? Allow SVP to quell your distress with our soothing calmedy salve. Yes, just like Mary Magdalene we shall rub myrrh into your holy feet.
This is Student Valley Productions’ THIRTEENTH Comedy Jam and we are more pumped than ever before to bring you a full weekend of comedy performances from professional and collegiate groups from all over the country. Come down Friday or Saturday night and enjoy performances by Dirty Water, Team Submarine, Freestyle Love Supreme and many many more! Check out the full performer line-ups by clicking on the tabs above.
The first night of the Comedy Jam was awesome and we can’t wait for tonight! Get there at least 15 prior to the show to get a seat- we had a packed house last night and we expect to break some fire codes tonight.
Its in Bartlett 65. Its free. And as always- Comedy starts at 8.
Thats right, the Jam is just a mere few days away! Get psyched! Make sure to stop by our table in the Campus Center Concourse tomorrow and Friday and get your prom photo taken. Check out our Flickr page to see the awesome photos from this week!