Thursday, November 3, 2011

Secret City Name "Best Improv Group" by the OC Weekly


I literally stumbled across this news, but Secret City Comics Society was named "Best Improv Group - 2011" by the OC Weekly. Needless to say, I was floored and honored at the same time. I've been to every shows of Secret City Comics Society and I don't remember anyone identifying themselves from the OC Weekly. Also, this was a decision solely made by the OC Weekly. I've never really liked the internet polls, where a publication asks fans to vote.

On behalf of the Secret City Comics Society, I want to thank the OC Weekly for this honor.


Once an honor like this is received, I find myself overcome with humility. Writing this now, obviously negate our ability to use the work "humble." But we, as a team, are humbled. Our little theater is just 4 months old. The team itself is only 10 month old and as a team and as individuals, we certain do our best to put on the best show that we are capable of doing.

The reality of the situation is that Secret City is still a young team. There are still 18 games that have not been introduced to the show. Also, we are still working on our musical abilities. As much as we appreciate this honor, we know that we have not lived up to our potential for you, our fans. So keep coming back.

The reality is also that it puts us in an awkward position with our fellow improv teams in Orange County. Honestly, I wish I knew our fellow improv performers, but I'm only truly friends with ImprovCity. I've seen some of the other shows in the area and far be it from me to compare Secret City as better or worse. My hopes is that this changes with our involvement with the Improv Cup at STAGES theater on November 11 and 12.


To our fans, by no means does this honor mean we'll get complacent. There is still more show to come, new games to play and new players to perform. You have not seen us at our very best yet. Keep coming back and enjoy this ride.

In the next year or so, our dream is to announce a new home for Secret City Comics Society and for improv comedy in Orange County. If you're interested in helping us make this happen, let us know.

Alan Ng
Creative Director
Secret City Comics Society

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Society Grows Bigger

As you may recall, we held auditions back in July. As a result, we almost doubled in size. It's may pleasure to say that for the most part, we have increased our ranks. Now joining Secret City Comics Society is...
  • Cody Wallace
  • Jered Lomeli
  • Jessica Rose Lowerre
  • Keegan Lund
  • Sara McLain
  • Sarah Buster Brooks
  • Taylor Moore
  • Tyson Pestner
This weekend, Sarah Buster Brooks will be the first to perform. Please stop by Friday at 8:00 pm or Saturday at 8:30 pm and see how much her training has paid off.

See you this weekend.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Secret City Comics Society And La Habra High School Team Up To Build A Student-led Improv Comedy Program For The Coming School Year

Secret City Comics Society, an improvisational comedy theater based in Fullerton, CA, is pleased to announce La Habra High School Drama department will continue to be a part of SCCS High School Improv League for the 2011/2012 school year.

Fullerton, CA (PRWEB) August 24, 2011
Secret City Comics Society (SCCS), an improvisational comedy theater located in Fullerton, California, welcomes back La Habra High School as a part of SCCS High School Improv League for another school year.
“In January 2011, we teamed up with Secret City Comics Society to help us build our improv comedy program. SCCS came to our school, trained our students and the following month, we produced our first improv show,� says Andrew Border, La Habra High School’s Improv Director. “The professional quality and energy, that SCCS helped bring to our first show, was the confidence boost our student needed to produce more shows throughout the rest of the year.�
Alan Ng is the SCCS League Manager. Alan has helped other Southern California high schools in the past train a student-led improv team. This year, he is focusing his attention on North Orange County High Schools. The mission of SCCS’s High School Improv League is to provide the support and structure high school's need to allow students to gain confidence in their ability to think quickly and tell a humorous story on stage.
“La Habra High School is our program's flagship school. Last year, they gave us the enthusiasm and trust we needed to expand our high school improv league to other schools this academic year," says Alan Ng.
SCCS High School Improv League was created with the idea that performing improv comedy is a fun way for students to build self-confidence and express themselves creatively by working together making something out of nothing. SCCS hopes to add six to ten new schools this year. The high school improv comedy league allows students from neighboring schools to perform comedy together in a competition format, while building friendships through laughter.
High schools interested in learning more about Secret City Comics Society High School Improv League can visit or contact Alan Ng at 855-467-7687 ext. 0.
About Secret City Comics Society
Secret City Comics Society (SCCS) performs improvisational comedy shows suitable for all ages in downtown Fullerton. The shows feature comedic scenes and games made up by actors based on suggestions from the audience.
SCCS is available to perform shows for private and corporate events. They also offer improv classes to the public and to high school students as part of the Secret City high school improv league.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

It's Our 3rd Week

I guess this is our first official post after the opening weekend. For Bryan and myself, the road to opening day was a long one. We had a lot of red tape to cut and last minutes negotiations with the dance studio and the building owner. But we opened to a fantastic weekend.

Now we're in the unenviable position of building a following. We were told that we'd have a great opening weekend and by the 3rd week attendance would drop after all of our friends and family have come to the show. All this is true. We are in the fan building process.

For those of you who have been to the show, thank you for your support. It is greatly appreciated and we hope to see you back soon.

For those of you who have not yet been to our show, I encourage you to clear a Friday or Saturday night before we live up to our tagline "Comedy's Best Kept Secret." I can't tell you how proud I am of our inaugural cast: Alex Queen, Amy Valdez, Audrey Grace, Chuck Hayes, Daniel Eachus, Dimithri Perera, Kristen Ferris, Leah Burnette, Loren Kling, Manuel Ortiz, Marc Chester, Michael Garate, Rocco Ambrosio, Stefanie Curtis, Vivian Martinez and Jeff Parks, who was a week away from actually being in the show before he moved to Washington DC.

Our shows have been excellent for a cast that has been performing together since January. You really need to come down and see this talented group. You won't be disappointed.

We're here every Friday at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday nights at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. for now until forever.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Grand Opening Press Conference

With just two days from our grand opening, I have just posted our press conference online. Enjoy.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

We're finally opening our doors - Friday, June 3rd

After months of lease negotiations and government red tape, we are finally opening our doors to the public. Join us starting Friday, June 3rd. The Fullerton Chamber of Commerce will be on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony and our show starts at 8:00 p.m.

In case, you're new. We are the Secret City Comics Society. We believe that we can stop crime through the use of improvisational comedy. We can save lives by making up scene on-the-spot based on suggestions from the audience.

The reality is that we're the newest improv comedy show in Orange County. Located in Downtown Fullerton, our shows are every Friday and Saturday nights. Check us on our website: Secret City Comics Society. Orange County Improv Comedy.