Studio C Offers Clean Comedy TV for All
Are you one of the many people who struggle to find wholesome entertainment to enjoy with family members? I know my parents cancelled their cable subscription, because they got so tired of offensive commercials and programs. It can be especially difficult to find clean comedy. I am a sometimes fan of Saturday Night Live and the Big Bang Theory, but you never know when you’re going to be bombarded with something vulgar and offensive, though it’s a virtual guarantee at least one offensive tidbit will come across in any given episode.
Studio C Is Beginning Its Third Season
Trying to meet this problem and to come up with a solution, students at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, began a season on BYUtv called “Studio C,” originally named after the studio in which it was filmed. The idea for the show came from Divine Comedy, a comedy troupe at BYU. It was originally intended for only one season. It was kind of an experiment to see if there was even enough interest to keep something like it going.
Now Studio C is in its third season, which began filming July 19, 2013. Its diverse fan base continues to grow. It seems the clean comedy appeals to a much broader audience than just “Mormons” (members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often inadvertently referred to as Mormons rather than Latter-day Saints).
Jason Gray, one of the four main cast members, remarked of the fan base:
People who are not LDS have written in and told us they appreciate the show. Some people think it is just Mormon humor on TV, but when they take the time to actually watch it, I think they are pleasantly surprised. It would be great if we continue to increase the non-LDS (viewers) that watch the show. 
The show is filmed in front of a live audience of about 200 people. With the show’s increasing popularity, tickets to the recordings are becoming increasingly difficult to get. Scott Swofford, director of content at BYUtv, said the program is broadcast via 866 cable channels, DISH Network, DirecTV and the Internet. . . . It’s carried in more than 50 million homes and YouTube videos with over 4 million views.”
In the past, the crew who does the acting also did most of the writing, but this season the show has taken on a few more writers to help out. In addition, the set has gotten a bit of a boost. The actors are hoping this will help them be more diverse and try out a few new things.
Watch Studio C Today
Help encourage clean, family-oriented television by watching Studio C today. Visit BYUtv.org for old episodes and current airing schedules.
Doris White is a native of Oregon and graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English and a minor in Editing. She loves to talk with others about the gospel of Jesus Christ.