Cambridge Footlights at Carnegie Mellon | Program Notes

Cambridge Footlights at Carnegie Mellon

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There can't be too many student comedy troupes with as distinguished a set of alumni as this lot from Cambridge University.

Just since 1950, the 127-year-old company has been an early home to such stage, film and TV luminaries as Jonathan Miller, Peter Cook, Sasha Baron Cohen, Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry, David Frost, at least three future members of Monty Python's Flying Circus and at least one future member of Parliament.

Absolutely none of those people will be at CMU on Sat., Sept. 18, when CMU's own Scotch 'n' Soda Theatre hosts this year's model.

But various incarnations of Footlights continue to tour internationally -- they're regulars at Scotland's renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival -- and with a pedigree like that, there's little reason to believe the troupe's first-ever show in Pittsburgh won't provide plenty of laughs for your very affordable ticket.

The Cambridge Footlights perform their show Good For You at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 18

Tickets are $10 ($5 for local college students). www.snstheatre.org

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