Comedy Improv League Launched for Kansas City High School Students

For Immediate Release Contact: Cindy Ptacek 816-830-4080

Kansas City-area high school students from Liberty High School, Liberty North High School, and Winnetonka High School are competing in an improv comedy match-up every Sunday at ComedyCity, behind the Westport Flea Market.

The league, called Operation: Show, was launched in 2012 by Seriously Playful, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing the art of improvisational theater to Greater Kansas City High School students.

There is no cost for students to participate in Operation: Show. Participants gain valuable problem-solving and communication skills while working with professional improvisers on a personal level.

“I wanted to be involved with Seriously Playful because sixteen-year-old me would’ve done anything for the opportunity to be mentored by seasoned comedians and improvisers,” says Kenzie West, a member of the board of Seriously Playful.

“Seeing kids from all over the Kansas City area meet and have fun together is great. Separate teams warm up together; they talk and joke during intermission and after matches,” says Clayton Ingram, president of Seriously Playful.

The board is currently recruiting schools to participate in the spring season of Operation: Show! If your high school is interested in signing up, contact Clayton Ingram at or visit

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