Studio C hosted a Season 5 premiere kickoff at Kiwanis Park Sept. 29.
The BYU television show has gained more than 63 million views on YouTube and many fans from around the world, said Sean McGowan, marketing assistant for the show.
The party started at 7 p.m. and included a raffle, a Q&A with the cast members and an early viewing of Season 5, premiering Oct. 6.
“We love our fans and wanted to celebrate the new season with them,” said Jared Shores, director and producer of the show.
The crowd was full of fans wearing their sky-blue T-shirts and bold-rimmed glasses emblazoned with the Studio C logo. Despite the chilly weather, fans were excited as they huddled with family and friends and waited to see their favorite cast members in person. Some fans brought blankets and lawn chairs hours in advance to save a spot at the park. Anita Krohn and her children, whose favorite sketches include “Awkward Avoidance Viking,” “Tongue-twisters” and “Shoulder Angel,” drove almost an hour from Eagle Mountain City for the party.
Fans erupted with cheers when the cast finally came running into view to greet them. The cast answered questions the fans asked over Twitter, such as whether they had plans to use current events in their sketches.
“We plan our seasons so far ahead of time that it’s hard to be up on current events,” said Jason Gray, one of the main cast members.
The previewed sketch won a “the loudest cheers” competition at Salt Lake Comic Con.
“We had the crowd cheer for what they wanted, and it was overwhelmingly (this) option,” said Chad Mustard, social media manager for Studio C.
Studio C, which began in 2012, is a sketch-based comedy show. Studio C focuses on providing family-friendly comedy. The cast members, many of whom acted in BYU’s Divine Comedy, write their own sketches, all of which can be found on the BYUtv YouTube channel.
“I hope that people really enjoy the season,” Shores said. “We’ve had a blast putting all of the sketches together, and I think it shows.”