Do you Just Add Water?
In 1986, mysterious signs advertising “improv comedy” went up all over campus. Following the directions of the signs, a group of intrigued students met in a classroom, where they found the words, “Do You Just Add Water?” written on a chalkboard. That fateful day, the seeds of comedic legacy were sown. The group’s founder, and the mysterious poster of those signs, was Steve Bodow, who is now the co-executive producer of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, formerly co-executive producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Fellow founding member Jo Miller, formerly a writer for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, is currently head writer and executive producer of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.
Other alumni have gone on to win Emmys, Golden Globes, and Tonys; work for Late Night with Seth Meyers, SNL, and Stella; and even join President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, which could always use a few good laughs. Allison Williams, class of 2010, is now starring in HBO’s hit comedy, Girls.
We had a chance to hang out and improvise with some of our alums at our 30-year Just Add Water reunion, and they’re as hilarious as ever!