Group hoping laughter is the best medicine for USU student

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Source: CVDaily Feed
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Logan Out Loud, Cache Valley’s so-called “slightly irreverent comedy troupe,” will be performing a benefit show Friday night for David Grange, a student at Utah State University who was involved in a motorcycle accident. The accident led to emergency surgeries and facial reconstruction.

The benefit show will be held at the USU Taggart Student Center ballroom starting at 7:30 p.m. A friend of Grange, Hayley Axtell, said Grange is such a positive person his friends wanted to change a difficult situation into something where people can laugh.

Jonathan Ribera of Logan Out Loud said his troupe members aren’t doctors but they hope to make people laugh and raise money at the same time. So what is Logan Out Loud? Ribera said it is patterned after the television show “Whose Line is it Anyway?”

“Audiences will give suggestions to the actors. The actors have no idea what’s about to happen or what’s going to be suggested,” Ribera explained. “Based on those suggestions we create a scene, hopefully a humorous scene, but anything can happen.

“It can be an amazing, victorious screen-writing potential or a crash and burn site where all the actors are victims.”

On KVNU’s Crosstalk show, Ribera said tickets are just $5 and 100 percent of the proceeds will be given to Grange. Additional donations can be made at Zions Bank under Grange Donations.