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'Studio C' Cast to Appear in Live Broadcast for Mormon Youth

Youth will be able to ask the cast of BYUtv’s comedy show “Studio C” questions before and during a live event hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on October 19, 2016. All 10 cast members, who are members of the Church, will participate with two youth hosts in the worldwide broadcast, which will be available on the LDS Youth YouTube channel beginning at 6:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.  

Youth will see examples of how they can have fun and still maintain Church standards and feel motivated to use their individual talents and personalities to be a positive influence in the world.

The cast members are becoming a sensation on YouTube with more than 565 million total views on their YouTube channel. The performers are Whitney Call, Mallory Everton, Jason Gray, Matt Meese, Adam Berg, Stacey Harkey, Natalie Madsen, Stephen Meek, James Perry and Jeremy Warner. Together, they are producing clean, family-friendly comedy for a national audience.

The broadcast is sure to garner a few laughs, but organizers also want the youth to hear the faith and life experiences of the cast.

“People often associate ‘Studio C’ with being funny, but it’s much more than that for me,” said cast member Whitney Call. “These people are my family and friends. And we all share the same faith. I’m looking forward to sharing all of that during Face to Face and relating to the challenges that our youth face today in any way that might help them in this critical time in life.”

“I love performing because it’s a way that you can be someone else for a moment, but I’m really looking forward to being myself and answering questions as James and as a cast of real people who have had real challenges and learned real lessons along the way,” added cast member James Perry.

“It’s sort of a mantra at our cast meetings now: October 19th, October 19th, October 19th. I'm really looking forward to this. And not just because I was told there would be cupcakes,” quipped cast member Matt Meese.

Cast member Stephen Meek said, “Everywhere we go we get questions — about how the show started, if we’ll do another sketch with a particular character, who’s single and who isn’t. I’m kind of just excited to see what awesome life questions the youth have for us that we can face head on and talk as friends about. So send in your questions — or we’ll just awkwardly stare at each other the whole time.” 

The audience can join the Face to Face conversation on the Church’s Youth Activities website, the LDS Youth YouTube channel and the LDS Youth Facebook page. Participants are encouraged to use the hashtag #LDSface2face to join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  

Previous Face to Face events have featured Church leaders and Latter-day Saint performers. They include Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Elder David A. Bednar and Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women general president; Sister Carole M. Stephens, first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency;  Brother Stephen W. Owen, Young Men general president; Elder Donald L. Hallstrom of the Seventy; and entertainers the Piano GuysDavid Archuleta and Lindsey Stirling.

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