The Hamazons will present "Holiday Hoopla," three evenings of comedy improv. Shows are scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at The Rogue Building, Rogue Community College Redwood Campus, Grants Pass; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8, The Black Swan Theatre, East Main and Pioneer streets, Ashland.

The Hamazons will present "Holiday Hoopla," three evenings of comedy improv. Shows are scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at The Rogue Building, Rogue Community College Redwood Campus, Grants Pass; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8, The Black Swan Theatre, East Main and Pioneer streets, Ashland.

Based on audience suggestions, the Hamazons offer a different show every night.

The "ancient" origin of the Hamazons remains shrouded in mist. A sister tribe of the notorious Amazons, the original Hams, also known as "The Warrior Princesses of Comedy" developed The Creed — comedy that includes no gratuitous sex or violence, and puts no one down, including the performers themselves.

Within this circle of clean comedy, everyone is welcomed and everyone laughs hard. As Victor Borge said, "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people."

The Hamazons have performed consistently since 1999. What they do is different. It's comedy improvisation. Freely translated, that means live, spontaneous, funny stuff on stage.

Much in the styling of television's "Whose Line is it Anyway?" the Hamazons give audiences instant wit with an air of consciousness.

The current Hamazons include Kyndra Laughery, Carolyn Myers, Eve Smyth and Cil Stengel. For this holiday show they will be joined by alumni Deborah Elliott, Sierra Faith and Bobbi Kidder.

The Hamazons dress with eccentric abandon, and invite their audience to do the same.

Tickets are $15 and are available at Hearts and Hands, Ashland; Bad Ass Coffee, Medford; and The Kitchen Co., Grants Pass.

See www.hamazons.com, or call 776-0643.