The Venture Improv group promises that no two shows are ever the same at their improvisational comedy nights.

You can catch them on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at NOVA Center for the Performing Arts. Half the fun is seeing your ideas acted out by the troupe of trained comedic actors that includes Michael McCallum, Matthew Melia, Catherine Langlas Bergman, Kevin Schweigert, Starla Moss, Will Thomas, Tiffany Melia and Laney Kay Hardy.

Admission is $7. 

Montana Comedy Competition

The first round of the new season of the Montana Comedy Competition kicks off at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5 at a new venue, Billings Hotel and Convention Center.

This is the seventh year for the comedy competition in which the audience helps celebrity judges pick the funniest performer. The winner of the entire competition, which runs until June, receives an all-expense-paid trip to Los Angeles to perform at the Comedy Store and is invited to participate in the Big Sky Comedy Festival this fall.

Comics in this first round include Will Thomas, Charlie Mulluk, Thomas Blake, Dave Nelson, Phillip Tilley, Brian Grayson, Christian Parrish (aka Supaman), Dorrance Comes Last, Lisa Eric, Morrow Woodward and Bruce R. Wiley.

Each comic performs six to eight minutes of comedy and the top two performers move on to the final round in June. 

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Entertainment Reporter

Jaci Webb covers entertainment for The Billings Gazette.