Mar
30
8:00 PM20:00

Improv Comedy: Sean Vs. The World

Improv Cincinnati presents Sean Vs. The World, an evening of improv where our students line up to perform scenes with one of our most talented company members, Sean Dillon. Non-stop!

Also featuring Absolution Island: Jon Ulrich and Dan Harris absolve an audience member of their most embarrassing moment by recreating that moment with the power of improv.

Welcome to new indie team Separate Checks (Ellyn Broderick and Harrison Hensley).

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Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

Love Square: Musical Improv

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Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents Love Square. IC’s co-founders, Jon Ulrich and Colin Thornton, take the audience on a musical road trip. Love Square is rooted in dynamic relationships and fringed with joy and playfulness. This week, we welcome Gauravi Shah as the passenger.

Also featuring improv teams Wampus and Shouting at Clouds.

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Feb
2
8:00 PM20:00

Improv Comedy: New Recruit

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Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents an interactive evening of improv comedy.

New Recruit: Improv Cincinnati’s executive director Jon Ulrich performs with a lucky audience volunteer. It could be you! Or, you can relax and enjoy the show - participation not required.

Castle of Wonder

Partners in Actual Crime

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Jan
5
8:00 PM20:00

Madelyn Masters' Improv Cafe

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Madelyn Masters (aka Tatiana Godfrey) is in town, and she’s hijacking our stage to bring Cincinnati an eclectic jazzy mix of poetry, singing, storytelling, and improv. Feel the warmth of old friends getting together, making art in the moment, and leaving your soul satisfied.

The evening’s openers will be Castle of Wonder and Partners in Actual Crime

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Dec
29
8:00 PM20:00

Musical Improv Comedy

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Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents an evening of musical improv comedy.

Musical Veracity - An all-star team of improvisers perform songs and scenes inspired by the stories from our special guest Stuart King, owner of Sundry and Vice.

Love Square - IC Co-founders Jon and Colin welcome back their favorite passenger, improv phenomenon Tatum Hunter, for an improvised musical road trip.

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Dec
22
8:00 PM20:00

Hot Mic: Hot Tati Christmas

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Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents Hot Mic.

Hot Mic is Cincinnati's only full length improvised musical. Everything is made up on the spot: the music played by the tiny elf band EZ/DZ, the carols sung by the merry ladies and gentlemen, the visions of sugar plum diva Tatiana Godfrey!

Join us for a festive evening of musical comedy!

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Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

Improv Comedy: Danger Girl

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Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents an evening of high stakes improv.

Danger Girl - Colin Thornton and Tracy Connor are veteran improvisers. Nothing can trip them up. But how will they handle the curve ball of having Colin's 14 year old daughter thrown into the mix? Sasha Thornton is “Danger Girl"!

Improv teams Shouting at Clouds and Partners in Actual Crime open the show.

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Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Improv Comedy: Tone Vs. The World

Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents an evening of improvised comedy.

Tone Vs. The World: Tone Branson is a character generating powerhouse, but will he be able to match wits with a dozen improvisers awaiting him in the gauntlet.

Castle of Wonder: A misfit team of hilarious comedic actors perform the Harold, a twisted collision of scenes and thematic ideas.

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Nov
24
8:00 PM20:00

Comedy Show: Freestyle Rap and Improv

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Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents an evening of improvised comedy and freestyle rap.

Cavalcade - Charlie and Colin welcome local rapper thegifted9 and DJ SmokeFace for a rambunctious improv set with bold characters, all inspired by freestyle rap over fresh beats.

Partners in Acutual Crime - A student team makes their debut.

Half an Octopus - A student team makes their debut.

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Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

Improv Comedy: Top Shelf

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Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents an evening of top shelf improv.

Kevin & Jon - IC's Executive Director Jon Ulrich performs an improvised one act with Second City veteran improviser Kevin Crowley. Watch two masters of the craft show how it's done.

Triptych - What happens when you combine IC's Artistic Director Colin Thornton, Madcap's Artistic Director Dylan Shelton, and Impro veteran teacher Tracy Connor? An improvised one act full of emotional texture, dynamic acting, and fun choices.

Fractal Rock - IC's company members Sean Dillon and Charlie Roetting teach classes on character and how to make your scenes funnier. Their improvised duo is whip smart, slightly tilted, and always delightfully funny!

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Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00

Comedy Show: True Stories and Improv

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Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents an evening of true stories and improvised comedy.

Veracity: A guest monologist tells true stories that inspire the hilarious scenes from a team of all-star improv comedians

Wampus: A quirky team of characters who excel at playful absurdity and perform with exuberance!

Castle of Wonder: Smart, dashing, carefree, and a little bit dangerous — this team of improvisers is like your dream date in high school.

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Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

Improv Comedy: Single, Double, Triple

Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents an evening of improvised one acts.

Wishing Well - Colin Thornton and Tracy Connor perform an improvised one act that explores an audience member's wish.

Threesome - Real life couple Audrey Macneil and Charlie Roetting put their relationship on the line in an improvised “three-way" performance. Who will be the third? It's a surprise.

Thunder Bunny - Chance Kilgour is hearing voices and he's speaking to them too. For the first-time on IC's stage, a solo performance with multiple characters.

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Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Hot Mic: Halloween Edition

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Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents a full-length improvised musical.

It’s scary how well the cast of Hot Mic can improvise an entire musical inspired by a single suggestion from an audience member. Everything is made up: the spooky music, the eerily awesome acting, and the demonic singing.

As always, Hot Mic is joined by Jekyl and Hyde musicians EZ/DZ.

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Oct
13
8:00 PM20:00

Veracity: Improv Comedy and True Stories

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Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents an evening of improv comedy and true stories.

Veracity: Veracity welcomes David Clegg, the Founder and Owner of The Social Sherpa, a digital marketing company that helps businesses with their online presence. David’s true stories will inspire the improv scenes.

Wampus: A team of well-dressed and witty improvisers who perform an original format where the line between actors and characters are blurred.

Castle of Wonder: A brand new team of improvisers who will touch your heart and bust your gut (with laughter).

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Oct
6
8:00 PM20:00

Improv Comedy: The Lottery

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Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents an evening of interactive improv comedy.

New Recruit - Improv Cincinnati’s Executive Director Jon Ulrich performs an entire improvised set with a special guest. It could be you!

The ThornBurn Lottery - Colin Thornton and Jen Burns perform characters that are fun, energetic, and playful. This time they will be joined by an Improv Cincinnati student chosen randomly from a lottery.

Blue Time - Tone Branson and Mary O’Connell create two worlds and slip between them like Gwenyth Paltrow in Sliders.

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Sep
22
8:00 PM20:00

Comedy Show: True Story Improv

Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents an evening of improv inspired by true stories.

Veracity welcomes our special guest storyteller Marty Weldishofer, owner of Marty's Hops and Vines. Marty will tell true stories, which will inspire scenes by our improvisers.

This Side Up from Northern Kentucky University performs a delightfully hilarious set.

IC House Team "Castle of Wonder" opens the evening with their signature version of the improv format "The Harold".

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Sep
15
8:00 PM20:00

Dark Matter with Matthew Starr

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Dark Matter is a show for anyone who has ever looked at the universe and wondered, "How can I make this about me?" Part stand-up, part science, Matthew Starr brings the audience along with him as he tries to understand his past relationships and also, the universe. Whether you have a Ph.D. in Astrophysics or you have never looked in a telescope, Dark Matter is a show for anyone in the universe who has ever been in a relationship. 

Matthew Starr is a comedian based out of New York City. His work has been featured on MTV, MTV-2, TruTV, Above Average, CollegeHumor, and the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Matthew is an alumni of the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company and has been a house performer/writer at UCBT-NY for the past 8 years. You can find Matthew on Twitter and Instagram @matthewsstarr. 

Dark Matter was produced by Caveat, New York's newest speakeasy stage for playful, intelligent nightlife.

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Sep
1
8:00 PM20:00

Improv Comedy: Asylum

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Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents an evening when the inmates run the asylum.

IC's fearless leaders Jon and Colin will be away for the weekend. What will happen in their absence? Master improvisers Dylan Shelton and Matt Fox will make sure that everything goes smoothly... or will they? What kind of crazy antics will they get into? Who are the inmates and what sadistic games will they play? Enter the asylum and find out!

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