It's the first Christmas after the events of Stranger Things 2 (Spoilers!), and Chief Jim Hopper has lost his Christmas spirit. The kids and other town character try to help him, but there's only one problem: he doesn't want it back. A riff on old network Christmas Specials, Holiday At Hopper's is a hilarious musical parody of the world of Stranger Things. Will Hopper get back his Christmas spirit, and perhaps even find love? Join us this December and find out!
Elite improvisers from across the tri-state will join together for a momentous performance that renders its audience wealthier and more attractive. Perhaps you’ll be able to say you were there, someday giving your grandchildren a reason to love you. But if you have to admit that you missed this opportunity - not even remembering what you did instead - you’ll understand why your grandkids never bother to call.
Minds will explode. Hearts will expand. Charlie and Sean will courageously explore the outer realms of theoretical improvisation, defying laws of both physics and convention by imposing Form upon Chaos itself.
***World Premiere Event!***
Forward-thinking collectors will receive commemorative plates. (great gift idea!)
A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous local improvisors to form a defensive task force. Their first mission: save Clifton from the apocalypse.
***World Premiere Event!***
Lucky theatre-goers might receive a date with Margot Robbie and/or Jonathan Duerbeck.
THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE
Join Marty and Doc on an adventure through time to save Hill Valley from Biff and his band of plutonium-craving Libyan terrorists, unless that’s something else.
***2nd Show Ever!***
Stick around after the show for free career advice!
Be there. Seriously. We're doing this for your own good.
It's the first Christmas after the events of Stranger Things 2, and Chief Jim Hopper has lost his Christmas spirit. The kids and other town character try to help him, but there's only one problem: he doesn't want it back. A riff on old network Christmas Specials, Holiday At Hopper's is a hilarious musical parody of the world of Stranger Things. Will Hopper get back his Christmas spirit, and perhaps even find love? Join us this December and find out!
Improv Potluck - Cincinnati's best improvisers bring their own improv games and challenge each other to play them. The players have no idea what games they'll play in this entertaining and hilarious format. Two opening teams spark the evening with improv comedy showcases.
Two opening teams provide improv showcases that will have you rolling with laughter.
Cavalcade: Freestyle rapper Seth Hirsch lays down the rhymes to a live DJ. Improvisers Jon Ulrich and Colin Thornton use the rap as inspiration to improvise a fast-paced set with strong characters and playful energy.
Color Me: Nicole Cadman and Kelly Bean perform a duo where the audience is in the driver's seat. Like a "choose your own adventure", Color Me elevates improv to a completely interactive experience.
The Changelings: A frothy mix of improv all-stars. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to see them perform together!
Danger Spouse - Improv is a style built around the principle of making your scene partner look good. IC puts their star performers to the test by inviting their non-performing spouses to perform with them. Marriage has never been so adventurous, fun, and... dangerous.
Happy Gas - The longest-running improv troupe in Kentucky history will be visiting from Western Kentucky University with a fast-paced and playful style. Co-founded in 1999 by IC's founder Colin Thornton, Happy Gas has grown beyond his wildest imagination. See the legacy in action!
Sorry Mom - From the ashes of a previous team, comes a phoenix of improv entertainment. In this debut, the members of Sorry Mom will prove they have nothing for which they need to apologize.
Veracity features Improv Cincinnati's best improvisers who will be performing hilarious scenes inspired by the true stories of a guest monologist. This week, Veracity welcomes Tommy Rueff, Founder and Director of Happen Inc.
Love Square is a musical road trip inspired by an audience suggested destination. Improv Cincinnati founders Jon Ulrich and Colin Thornton are excited to welcome Sarah Storer as their latest passenger. Sarah will be visiting from Columbus, where she is the director and featured player of Hashtag Comedy's improvised musical TBD.
*All Improv Cincinnati shows are recommended for ages 18 & up
Jen Burns is a recent transplant to Cincinnati from Los Angeles, where she was a writer for CBS. She is an improv comedy heavyweight, and now we test her prowess and skill with a gauntlet of students, teachers, and company members. Each player will perform a scene with Jen that is full of energy, fun, and crazy characters.
And Then Cannibalism performs the classic improv form called the "Harold". One suggestion inspires a flurry of unrelated scenes that ultimately return and blend together into a fun ending.
The Foreseeable Future is our newest house team. Watch their debut and see history in the making as new improvisers join the Improv Cincinnati ranks.
GHOST COURT: What you are about to witness is real. The participants are not actors. They are the living people and the ghosts who have filed suit or been served a summons to appear in municipal court. Both parties have agreed to dismiss their cases and have their disputes settled in our forum: Ghost Court. (A performance of the live-action party game from Bully Pulpit Games and Jason Morningstar, the creator of Fiasco. Featuring an all-star cast of Cincinnati improvisers & LARPers.)
VERACITY: Improv Cincinnati's mainstage cast of all-star performers who will be improvising based on the "true" ghost stories told by special guests!
BLUE ROSES: Spooky. Ooky. Existential horror-prov by Alanna Turner-Palmer & Matthew Jent.
Join us for an evening of laughter!
Kicking off the night is Broken Biscotti (Delmar Davis and Conor Jameson), who will debut their improvised song duo. Next, ...and then Cannibalism will display their infamous long form comedic superpowerz. The evening will conclude with Veracity, the IC stage team that creates improvised scenes based on a monologist's true stories. This week's monologist is none other than the story queen herself, Conor Jameson.
Be there or be hexagonal!
8pm at Clifton Performance Theatre
ATTENTION: This event is at The Liberty Exhibition Hall
Stand-up comedian Goodrich Gevaart hosts this evening's mix of comedy styles.
Love Square is an improvised musical road trip based on your suggestion of a destination. This show is joyful, emotionally resonant, and always funny. Featuring Tatiana Godfrey to complete the trio.
Miami University's Swag brings us their brand of smartly written, expertly acted sketch comedy.
InquisInc. shares an exclusive preview of their next video in their series "The Fairhaven Portraits".
ATTENTION: This event is at The Liberty Exhibition Hall
Cavalcade with Jon G - The founders of Improv Cincinnati, Jon and Colin, are ready to burst with colorful characters, outrageous situations, and a fast and furious tempo. Interspersed in the mix is local rapper Jon G, who will be freestyling from audience suggestion.
Crafty Beast - Our life is full of cringe worthy moments -- we say "We'll look back on this one day and laugh". Today is the day! Crafty Beast are a team of fun personalities who aren't afraid to mine their own lives for comedic gold.
Code: Green - Featuring a selection of Improv Cincinnati students, fresh off a stellar showcase. Don't miss these up-and-comers!
ATTENTION: This event is at The Liberty Exhibition Hall at 3938 Spring Grove Ave..
It's a comedy buffet hosted by stand-up comedian Alex Leeds...
And Then Cannabalism is an Improv Cincinnati house team. They perform a form called "The Harold", which intertwines three storylines and group scenes until they all collide into a spectacular finale.
The Company Presents has been performing sketch comedy in Cincinnati for several years. Their delightful style is always fun, irreverent, clever, and entertaining.
Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre
Veracity with Special Guest Nick Nissley - The Executive Director of Cincinnati School for Performing and Creative Arts, Nick Nissley, will tell true stories on the theme of "Deception". Improv Cincinnati's best performers will use Nick's stories as inspiration for improv comedy.
CS6001 - Sean Dillon and Charlie Roetting are a dynamic duo of improv awesomeness. Their scenes are inspired by trivia factoids supplied by the audience. Expect odd and interesting characters and a comedic sensibility that is unabashedly intelligent.
Joc & Tom - Jocelyn Sluka and Tom Long have toured together for years in the Friends of the Groom touring theatre. Their mutual experience of playing different characters in different plays has created a dynamic of excellent acting and seamless rapport. You will be immersed in this slice-of-life world and become transfixed by the story.
Students have been chomping at the bit to perform with the "Improv Jedi", Jonathan Ulrich. Now these padawans (and a quite a few masters) get their chance to prove their metal against the big dog. Jon faces a line of improvisers who are pre-loaded with characters suggested by the audience. Will he withstand the onslaught of entertainment? Or will he lie curled in a corner like Conor McGregor? Place your bets!
Act One is simply the best indie duo in town. Matthew Jent and Tracy Connor give a master class on how to improvise in a way that is brimming with quality acting, emotional texture, and delightful characters. Don't miss the opening night (and closing night) of a phenomenal improvised one act play.
Crafty Beast is Improv Cincinnati's first house team. Peter Boylan, Cait Riley, Jonathan Calig, John Cadman, and Sydney Vollmer bring their whole heart to bold characters, fun stories, and clever improv.
Veracity: True Stories Deconstructed - IC Company Member Tatum Hunter is leaving Cincinnati to pursue her dreams in Chicago. What better way to send her off than for us to deconstruct her true stories! This format explores the true stories of a Cincinnati raconteur - each monologue is heightened and explored by Cincinnati's best improv actors.
Love Square - Tatum Hunter joins IC's featured main stage act for one last show. The suggestion of a destination inspires a musical road trip for a trio of improvisers who follow their hearts down every winding and twisting path. Love Square's hilarious performances are emotionally resonant and textured with details and relationships.
And Then Cannibalism - Improv Cincinnati's awesome house team performs a "Harold", a format where a whirlwind of unrelated scenes and group games coalesce into an ending where story lines and over-arching themes are crashing into each other.
Improv Cincinnati presents Hot Mic: Cincinnati's first musical improv show. One suggestion inspires the world premiere of a Broadway-style musical, jam-packed with joyful improv, colorful characters, and an emotionally dynamic story. Hot Mic is accompanied by their backing band, The Kenshos.
Improv Cincinnati is pleased to provide add some variety to its comedy shows. We've partnered with The Company, an indie sketch comedy group with mix of satirical, absurd, and irreverent comedy. Each review is original and unique! Don't miss the show August 12 at 8pm at The Liberty Theater.
Join us for an evening of laughter at Clifton Performance Theatre!
Love Square - Jon Ulrich, Colin Thornton, and special guest TRACY CONNOR perform an improvised road trip inspired by an audience-suggested destination.
Crafty Beast - Improv Cincinnati's first house team. This trio are like a big glass of sangria: fruity, classy, and all kinds of fun. Crafty Beast features the talents of Jon Calig, Cait Riley, and Pete Boylan.
Code: Green - An elite, highly-specialized task force of funny comprised of rising talent from Improv Cincinnati's classes. This week: Garrett "Long Legs" Douthitt, Kurt "The Crusher" Lindemann, Joe "Supercomputer" DiSalvo, and Nick "Foxtrot" Randolph.
Comedysportz Exhibition - Our friends at Comedysportz perform their weekly (non)competitive improv show at Memorial Hall. We are lucky to host one of their phenomenal teams for an exhibition to showcase their fast-paced, family-friendly, hilarious games. Featuring: Joe Disalvo, Chance Kilgour, Amanda Monyhan, and Kirk Keevert.
CS6001 - Sean Dillon and Charlie Roetting are Cincinnati favorites in the improv scene. This innovative duo kick off their set by asking the audience for trivia factoids, which they use to inspire scenes with high level of wit and strong characters.
The Changelings - Improvised theatre from two performers with the patience and skill to make you believe in their world, but also the fun and whimsy to make you want to stay there. Matt Jent and Tatum Hunter bring their fictional characters to life in a performance where good acting and authenticity takes precedence.
ONLINE TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT. THERE WILL BE 15 TICKETS AT THE DOOR FOR WALK UPS. DON'T MISS IT!
TBD The Improvised Musical - Hashtag Comedy are touring to Cincinnati, and they're bringing a full-length improvised musical. This team of improvisers are so good that they make you forget it's all made up. Their spirits are filled with zest and loveliness, and we're happy to have them.
Love Square - Jon Ulrich, Colin Thornton, and Tatum Hunter perform a musical road trip inspired by an audience-suggested destination. Featuring their backing band -- The Kenshos (Delmar Davis and Daniel Zimmer)!
CS6001 - Cincinnati's favorite improvisers, Sean Dillon and Charlie Roetting, use trivia factoids provided by the audience to create a two man show resplendent with witty intelligence, strong characters, and unpredictable creativity.
Crafty Beast - Improv Cincinnati's first house team. This trio are like a big glass of sangria: a bit fruity, a bit classy, and all kinds of fun. Crafty Beast features the talents of Jon Calig, Cait Riley, and Pete Boylan.
Act One - Matt Jent and Tracy Conner will perform an improvised one act play in which the opening and closing night happen at the same performance. This indie duo is patient, confident, emotionally resonant, and delightfully funny.
Survey Part IV - Charlie Roetting and Sean Dillon are favorites in the Cincinnati improv scene. In this entertaining character-driven format, the duo's scenes will be inspired by trivia factoids provided by the audience.
Makeup Artists - Improv Cincinnati's first Harold team. A Harold is a format where an audience suggestion inspires a whirlwind of unrelated scenes that eventually coalesce into a thematically cohesive conclusion. The Makeup Artists make improv an art form.
Love Square - Jon Ulrich and Colin Thornton will take a musical roadtrip to an audience-suggested destination. Guest passenger on this night is IC company member, Tone Branson.
Tracy&Kevin - Tracy Conner and Kevin Crowley are the veterans of Cincinnati's improv community. They've spent decades performing across the globe, from feature films to Second City's mainstage. Now they are Cincy's own version of Nichols and May.
OTR Next - Hand picked as the best up-and-comers by OTRimprov, this group has a fun dynamic and playful style.