Broke Gravy

Broke Gravy is a Portland-based improv group who mixes the unique experiences of the audience with narrative, relationship, and the unexpected to create a show that is always surprising and new.

Sometimes they ask you questions.

Sometimes you ask them questions.

Every time there is something that explores humor, humanity, and truth.

See Broke Gravy:

Friday, September 7th

Studio Theater

10:30PM

Saturday, September 8th

Studio Theater

8:30PM

Brotha Brotha

Twin Cities based Improv duo. Fast. Hilarious. Inspired. Indescribable tbh. And aside from being Black this is NOTHING like 90s TV show Sister, Sister.

With:

John Geretatose

Denzel Belin

See Brotha Brotha:

Thursday, September 6th

Studio Theater

9:30PM

Friday, September 7th

Main Theater

11:00 PM

Coko & Daphney

Coko & Daphney​ – an improv comedy duo based in Toronto, Canada. Together, they performed in many festivals including Black and Funny (Minneapolis & Toronto,) Harbourfront Kuumba Festival; BRAVE Festival (Toronto) and Just For Laughs’ OFF-JFL/ZOOFEST (Montreal).

Coko & Daphney improvise live comedy with fresh perspectives, honesty and Black Girl Magic!

See Coko & Daphney:

Friday, September 7th

Studio Theater

7:30PM

See Coko & Daphney:

Saturday, September 8th

Studio Theater

7:30PM

DyNasty

DyNasty, an all-minority improv team from iO Chicago.  Formed in 2016, they’ve performed at the 48 Hour Improv Marathon and will be performing in the upcoming Bentwood Comedy Festival.  DyNasty performers were featured in the Second City Bob Curry Fellowship, The Annoyance Theatre, UP Comedy Club, and Second City Mainstage.

See DyNasty:

Thursday, September 6th

Main Theater

8:ooPM

Saturday, September 8th

Studio Theater

10:30PM

FST Improv

FST Improv started in 2001 by Rebecca Hopkins and has been entertaining audiences on the Suncoast of Florida ever since.

In the early years, FST performed at the Goldstein Cabaret before finding a permanent home in Bowne’s Lab in 2013.

In 2014, former ImprovBoston Artistic Director Will Luera joined FST as Director of Improvisation and a variety of new shows were introduced including long-form favorites When X Meets Y, We’re Doomed, and The More You Know.

FST Improv performs year-round on Saturday nights and select Friday Nights.

See FST Improv:

Friday, September 7th

Studio Theater

9:30PM

Saturday, September 8th

Main Theater

11:00PM

Heraldo

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Although Heraldo performs a Harold entirely in Spanish  –  English-speakers are the target audience. The improvisers who perform are pros, able to convey what’s going on in a particular scene without the safety net of a witty retort.

See Heraldo:

Thursday, September 6th

Main Theater

10:00 PM

Saturday, September 8th

Studio Theater

9:30 PM

Juliet & Juliet

Juliet and Juliet

An improv duo from Minneapolis, MN, Juliet & Juliet improvise eloquent, oddball, feminist Shakespeare. They love language. They love murdering one another. They definitely love empowering female characters more than Will did. While much shorter than Shakespeare’s original works, everything from comedies to tragedies to the occasional history play is within their scope. Kings will be fools, fools will fall in love, lovers will die – and women will get what they want.

Juliet & Juliet have performed at HUGE Theater and as guests of Duofest (PA), the Improvised Play Festival (TX), the Twin Cities Improv Festival (MN), Stumptown Improv Festival (OR), Mprov (Montreal), the Detroit Improv Festival (MI), Out of Bounds (TX), and the Ocean State Improv Festival (RI). In Minneapolis, you can catch Meghan and Sami improvising in ComedySportz, Rated-G: the Improvised Family-Friendly Musical, and in Manners & Misconduct: Improvised Jane Austen, the project during which they were introduced, as well as teaching and directing classes and shows around town

See Juliet & Juliet:

Friday, September 7th

Studio Theater

6:30PM

Saturday, September 8th

Studio Theater

6:00PM

Magnet Touring Company

The Magnet Theater is New York City’s home to some of the best improvc omedy in the country. For over a decade, Magnet quietly amassed a loyal fan base to its storefront theater just South of Madison Square Garden.

Packed nearly every night with an audience eager to see shows consistently recommended as top picks by Time Out New York, The Onion, and other critics that matter.

See Magnet Touring Company

Friday, September 7th

Main Theater

9:00PM

Saturday, September 8th

Main Theater

8:00PM

Matt Damon Improv

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The cast of Matt Damon Improv is comprised of all women of color “slaying improv comedy.”

Sometimes featuring a special guest white male (Matt Damon) or female (Lena Dunham,) or improv comedy veteran who can only speak when repeating things that the women of Matt Damon Improv have already said in the show – forcing the guest Matt Damon/Lena Dunham to really listen and take a baby step in a woman of color’s shoes.

See Matt Damon:

Thursday, September 6th

Main Theater

9:00 PM

Friday, September 7th

Studio Theater

8:30 PM

North Coast

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With a cast of improv comedy veterans in New York City, North Coast’s explosive performances have been packing comedy venues, universities, and festivals nationwide since 2009. Built around a single suggestion from an audience member, the show’s improvised scenes escalate into full-blown hip-hop songs, facilitated by resident beatboxer, Ethan “Exacto” Scott. With their seamless melding of comedic timing and freestyle rapping abilities, North Coast frequently blurs the line between comedy show and concert, drawing audiences from the comedy, hip-hop, and theater communities for an experience that has been hailed as “mind-blowing” and “next level” by critics and audiences alike.

Named one of the “Top Ten Best Comedy Shows”  by Time Out New York, North Coast has been featured on Vh1, in Slate’s Podcast The Gist, The Village Voice, and The New York Times Comedy Listings. Currently, you can catch them performing every Saturday night in New York City at The Peoples Improv Theater.

See North Coast: Anybody – An Improvised Historical Hip-Hopera

Friday, September 7th

Main Theater

7:00 PM

$14

Saturday, September 8th

Main Theater

10:00 PM

$14

PREACH!

PREACH! is an combination of Spoken Word and Long-Form Improvisation. Established in 2016 and based in Chicago, Illinois, PREACH! trains their artistic voice on challenging apathy and promoting love and positivity through their art. The members of PREACH! are teachers, caregivers, activists… and they bring the spirit of a revolution wherever they perform. PREACH! Has been featured on NPR, LA Magazine, and in the Chicago Reader as a “Must See” group.

See PREACH!:

Friday, September 7th

Main Theater

10:00 PM

Saturday, September 8th

Main Theater

7:00 PM

Silly Point

Silly Point is Chicago’s first and only all-Indian improv group. They blend short-form and montage forms. Each performer has roots in a different part of a diverse country and speaks a different language at home. Our improv philosophy is a celebration of this uniqueness.

See Silly Point:

Thursday, September 6th

Studio Theater

8:30PM

Saturday, September 8th

Studio Theater

6:30PM

Thank You For Coming Out

Thank You For Coming Out celebrates LGBTQ improvisers and storytellers of all experience levels from all over NYC.

In a safe space, based on the details of a vulnerable and heartfelt coming out story, our improvisers make up a hilariously insightful and creative show on the spot. They perform improvised songs as well!

See Thank You For Coming Out

Friday, September 7th

Main Theater

8:00PM

Saturday, September 8th

Main Theater

9:00PM