Feb
24
8:00 PM20:00

Improv Comedy: Trios

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Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents... Trios, a night of three person improv ensembles!

Weird Sisters - Mary, Kelly, and Jenna stir up some magical improv scenes with their delightful and whimsical style.

Sorry Mom - IC's lovable house team gives us another quirky performance! This amazing team starts with a true memory and explores where it takes them.

Triptych - Experienced improv actors Tracy, Dylan, and Colin perform a one-act play that is emotionally resonant, genuinely funny, and thought provoking.

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Feb
10
8:00 PM20:00

Improv Comedy: Mash Ups

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Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents... Mash Ups! To celebrate Valentine's Day, IC is "shipping" different improvisers and teams together in a delightful and hilarious fusion.

Powerhouse: Members of Improv Cincinnati, Louisville Improv Collective, and OTRi come together for one time only!

Fractal Colors - Indie teams "Fractal Rock" and "Color Me" puts the audience in the driver seat for an awesome interactive experience.

Cannibal Mom - IC House Teams "And Then Cannibalism" and "Sorry Mom" mash up to create an amalgam of both.

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Feb
3
8:00 PM20:00

Improv Comedy: Duos!

Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents... DUOS! This is improv at it's best: two actors, one suggestion, and brilliant comedy.

Second City mainstage alum Kevin Crowley performs with IC Co-founder Jon Ulrich.

Veteran improv pro Jen Burns performs with IC Co-founder Colin Thornton

IC all-stars Joe Disalvo and Cole Cadman perform together as "Trust Fall" for the first time!

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Jan
27
8:00 PM20:00

Veracity: Improv Comedy with Guest Jim Helton

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Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents...

Veracity is Improv Cincinnati's all star mainstage showcase featuring a guest monologist. This week, we welcome Jim Helton, president of Tri-state Freethinkers, an activist group that advocates for equality, science education, and separation of church and state.

Also featured will be house team "And Then Cannibalism", a hilarious group that performs a format called The Harold. Watch a performance piece that is hatched from the group mind, where different scenes and themes crash together into a beautiful conclusion. It's like nothing you've ever seen before.

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Jan
20
8:00 PM20:00

Hot Mic: Cincinnati's Improvised Musical #Kindflash

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Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents: Hot Mic, Cincinnati's first full length improvised musical. This is a special performance where we'll be helping #kindflash to give warm clothing to people in need. If you bring a new pair of mittens, a new hat, or a new scarf to the show, we will give you free admission. This isn't like any comedy show you've seen before -- you'll be amazed at how everything is completely improvised, from the music, to the lyrics, to the comedy.

For free entry, choose the option that costs a penny at checkout (they won't let us offer a free option). Then just show up with some winter accessories.  be amazed at how everything is completely improvised, from the music, to the lyrics, to the comedy. You'll love it! If you decide to buy tickets, 100% of your admission will go toward #kindflash.

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Jan
13
8:00 PM20:00

The Latest Show with Scott Thompson

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Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre is proud to preview a new show that will soon be televised and streamed locally.

Scott Thompson is permanently relocating his late night talk show to Cincinnati. With "The Latest Show", the power of big city entertainment is focused on all the awesome things happening in the greater Cincinnati area. Don't miss the special guests: stand up comic Glenn Childress, bakery owner Teeny Morriss, and improv duo Tom&Joc.

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Jan
6
8:00 PM20:00

Improv Comedy With Special Guests

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Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents...

Love Square - Jon and Colin welcome special guest Katie Lynn Drown from Columbus, Ohio where she regularly performs with Hashtag Comedy and The Nest Theatre. The trio will take a musical road trip filled with authenticity, heart, and playfulness.

Everything is Bad - Everything is Bad is a cross-country reunion of Terri Beth Mitchell & Matthew Jent. They formerly played together in BLOODCUP, the ultimate experience in grueling improv terror.

Color Me - An interactive comedy experience, where you help decide the fate of the scene. This is like choose your own adventure where you have a say in the story.

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Dec
30
8:00 PM20:00

New Year's Eve Eve Show

Don't fight the crowds on New Year's Eve. Join us for a night of comedy on the night before New Year's Eve.

Old Fashioned - Three improv pros, one suggestion, and one setting. This performance by Matt Jent, Jon Ulrich, and Colin Thornton will be emotionally textured, thematically resonant, and incredibly entertaining.

Veracity - Tech entrepreneur Kevin Habich is our featured monologist for this true story format. He's been on ABC's Shark Tank, but now his stories are chum for the improv sharks of Veracity.

The Forseeable Future - A team of misfit improvisers open the show with a bang!

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Dec
23
8:00 PM20:00

Hot Mic: Cincinnati's Improvised Musical

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Tis' the season for an improvised musical. Join us as a cast of improvisers perform the world premiere of a musical that they are creating in the moment. Everything is made up from the lines they speak, to the lyrics they sing, to the music that is played. 

Joining Hot Mic will be pianist Daniel Zimmer and guitarist Delmar Davis, otherwise known by their band name EZ-DZ.

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Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

Holiday at Hoppers

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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!

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Dec
9
8:00 PM20:00

Fractal Rock & The Forces of Nature

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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.

FRACTAL ROCK!
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!)

AMORPHOUS BLOB
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.

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Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

Holiday at Hoppers

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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!

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Dec
2
8:00 PM20:00

Improv Potluck

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.

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Nov
25
8:00 PM20:00

Cavalcade: Freestyle Rap and Improv

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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!

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Nov
18
8:00 PM20:00

Danger Spouse and Happy Gas

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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.

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Nov
11
8:00 PM20:00

Veracity with Special Guest Tommy Rueff

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

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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

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Nov
4
8:00 PM20:00

Jen Vs. The World

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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.

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Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Ghost Court Halloween Show

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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 FiascoFeaturing 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.

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Oct
14
8:00 PM20:00

Veracity Featuring Conor Jameson, ...and then Cannibalism, Broken Biscotti

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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

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Oct
7
8:00 PM20:00

Mixed Media: Love Square, SWAG, InquisInc., Glenn Childress

ATTENTION: This event is at The Liberty Exhibition Hall

Stand-up comedian Goodrich Gevaart hosts this evening's mix of comedy styles.

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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.

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Miami University's Swag brings us their brand of smartly written, expertly acted sketch comedy.

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InquisInc. shares an exclusive preview of their next video in their series "The Fairhaven Portraits".

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Sep
30
8:00 PM20:00

Cavalcade with Jon G - Crafty Beast

ATTENTION: This event is at The Liberty Exhibition Hall

Cavalcade with Jon GThe 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.

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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!

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Sep
23
8:00 PM20:00

Comedy Buffet: Company Presents, ATC, and Alex Leeds

ATTENTION: This event is at The Liberty Exhibition Hall at 3938 Spring Grove Ave..

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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.

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Sep
16
8:00 PM20:00

Veracity - CS6001 - Joc & Tom

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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. 

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Sep
2
8:00 PM20:00

Jon Vs. The World - Act One - Crafty Beast

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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.

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Aug
26
8:00 PM20:00

Veracity: True Stories Deconstructed w/ Tatum Hunter

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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. 

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Jul
29
8:00 PM20:00

Love Square & Besties

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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.

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Csz Exhibition - CS6001 - The Changelings
Jul
22
8:00 PM20:00

Csz Exhibition - CS6001 - The Changelings

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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.

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