Sep
20
8:00 PM20:00

Canadian Comedy: Round One

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Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents an evening of comedy anchored by our special guests from The Assembly Improv Theatre in Toronto, Canada! Thanks to our successful Kickstarter campaign, all comedy shows in September are completely free!

Orson Whales - The Assembly's mainstage house team brings their friendly brand of improv zaniness to Cincinnati for the first time! They're joined by Second City mainstage alum, six-time Canadian Comedy Award winner and host of the Backline Podcast, Adam Cawley.

Triptych - Tracy Connor, Dylan Shelton, and Colin Thornton are master improvisers with decades of experience. This theatrical trio improvises with emotional intelligence, vulnerability, and playfulness.

New Recruit - Improv Cincinnati's Executive Director Jon Ulrich invites an inexperiened audience member to perform a full 20 minute improvised set. It's truly magical.

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Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Canadian Comedy: Round Two

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Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents an evening of true stories and improv comedy. All shows in the month of September are free thanks to the backers of our Kickstarter campaign.

Veracity uses true stories to inspire the improv comedy. This month, we welcome guest monologist Paul Smith, best selling business author of Lead with a Story, Parenting with a Story, and Sell with a Story.  

Orson Whales and Adam Cawley visit from Toronto’s premiere comedy venue, The Assembly Improv Theatre. Orson Whales is The Assembly’s mainstage team. Bonus: they're bringing Adam Cawley, a six-time Canadian Comedy Award winner, Second City mainstage alum and host of The Backline podcast.

IC and Assembly Mashup - a third act where the best from Cincinnati and the best from Toronto mix it up.

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Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

Musical Comedy: Love Square

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Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents an evening of improvised comedy. Thanks to our successful Kickstarter campaign, all comedy shows in September are completely free!

Love Square takes you on an improvised musical road trip with the founders of Improv Cincinnati, Jon Ulrich and Colin Thornton. Love Square will lift your spirits with a delightful car ride between two chums and a special guest passenger. As always, Daniel Zimmer and Delmar Davis will play the live soundtrack.

Improv Cincinnati house teams Wampus and Shouting at Clouds open the show with improv comedy that is reliably awesome!

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Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

Double Stuffed Comedy Show

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This show will sell out! If you’d like to come, reserve your ticket now.

Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents a double-stuffed evening of comedy. Thanks to our successful Kickstarter campaign, all comedy shows in September are completely free!

Cavalcade is a fusion of hip-hop and improv comedy. A beat boxer lays down the beat while freestyle rappers spit rhymes, which then inspires the amazing improv. It's the best of two worlds!

Girls Talk: based on the early 90s board game of the same name, Girl Talk is a hilarious team of women who bring to life the fun and shenanigans of a slumber party.

Soup Buddies and War Candy: Improv Cincinnati's house teams open the evening with an awesome first act of long form improv comedy.

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Aug
17
10:00 PM22:00

The Bucket List: Competitive Improv Comedy

Ten performers put their names in The Bucket List. The performers are randomly assigned to two ad hoc improv teams. While the opening act performs, the newly formed teams have a chance to discuss how they will win the hearts of the audience. Then they compete to be the best team of the evening. Winners receive a gift card to a local bar, and the losers walk away with nothing but their tears.

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Aug
10
8:00 PM20:00

Dawn of Fearscape: Horror-Inspired Comedy

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Improv Cincinnati and Louisville’s Sidetracked Improv present a horror-inspired comedy show called Fearscape. Stefan Gearhart and Brad McQueary are lovers of the supernatural and horror movies. They’ve created a form that brings all the fun of horror movies into a hilarious comedy show.

We also welcome the improv house teams War Candy and Shouting at Clouds.

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Aug
3
8:00 PM20:00

Comedy Double Header

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Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents a double-stuffed evening of comedy featuring the freestyle rap-inspired improv show Cavalcade. A beatboxer lays down beats while rappers freestyle rhymes, which inspires the improv comedy awesomeness.

We also welcome Scissor Set, Amanda Monyhan and Dylan Shelton, an award winning comedy duo who will melt your face with laughter. Wampus, a many-headed beast with a talent for silly characters and a playful spirit. And Soup Buddies, a squad of friends who make you feel warm and happy like a bowl of tomato soup.

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Jul
20
10:00 PM22:00

The Bucket List: Competitive Improv Comedy

Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents The Bucket List. Two teams are randomly selected from a pool of improvisers. They have a short amount of time to meet their teammates, plan their format, and in no time, they’re suddenly they’re competing for their lives. OK, maybe not their lives, but the audience vote will determine who will receive the prize and who will walk home empty handed.

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Jul
6
8:00 PM20:00

Comedy Show: Double Feature

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

8:00 pm: Cait Vs The World - Our company member Cait Riley will run a gauntlet of scenes with a lineup of performers playing a variety of characters. Plus, we welcome the delightful improv team known only as War Candy.

9:30 pm: Cavalcade - What happens when you combine improv comedy, hip hop beats, and freestyle rap? An entertaining and hilarious evening brought to you by Cavalcade: beatboxer Donatello, rapper TheGifted9, and various improv all-stars. We also welcome the improv team Soup Buddies!

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Jun
15
8:00 PM20:00

True Story Comedy Show

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Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents Musical Veracity!

Musical Veracity: We welcome special guest Michael Shooner, Executive Director of New Edgecliff Theatre. His true stories will inspire the improvised comedy from our all-star team of performers. Joining the show will be Chicago improviser Tatum Hunter and guitarist Delmar Davis.

Opening will be the improv team Shouting at Clouds, who will warm things up with their hilarious mixture of improv styles!

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Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

Radioactive Comedy

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Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents a dangerously hilarious evening of improv comedy.

Uranium 235 - Colin Thornton and Joe Disalvo present “The Deconstruction”, an entropic form of improv comedy where themes, insights, and truth are revealed as the performance dissolves into its raw components.

Night Shade - A group of all-star improvisers risk their reputation on a bold idea: what if they improvised under the influence of insanely hot peppers. It’s the most dangerous form of improv as these talented performers’ tongues are flickering with agony.

Wampus - This improv team is full of characters that will romp and stomp their way to your heart.

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Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

Comedy + Freestyle Rap

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Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents two comedy shows in one evening. You can see both for $15 or choose one for $10!

8:00 - Absolution Island - Colin Thornton and Dan Harris are master improvisers who want to absolve you of your shame. One audience volunteer will share an extremely embarrassing story, and through the power of comedy, Colin and Dan will permanently change how that memory is embedded. From awkward to awesome, from humiliating to hilarious… we will rewire your experience. Also performing is the group known as War Candy!

9:30 - Cavalcade - A suggestion inspires freestyle rap, the rap inspires improv comedy, and the comedy inspires laughter. It’s the circle of life. Featuring the smooth beats of music producer Stallatix, the percussive beats of beatboxer Donatello, and the hip hop awesomeness of TheGifted9! Also performing is the team of bandits known as Soup Buddies.

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May
11
8:00 PM20:00

Love Square: An Improvised Musical Road Trip

Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents Love Square, and improvised musical road trip.

Love Square: Improv Cincinnati’s co-founders, Jon Ulrich and Colin Thornton, take a road trip to an audience suggested location. Along the way, they sing songs accompanied by Daniel Zimmer on keys. Every show has a new passenger — who will it be this time?

Opening improv teams are Operation Pretty Flower and Wampus!

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May
4
8:00 PM20:00

Improv Comedy: Vote For Harris

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

Vote for Harris - Master improvisers Dan and Jessica Harris have been putting the spin on political scandals since 2020. What scandal is next? That is up to you!

Also featuring improv teams Soup Buddies and the IC debut of War Candy!

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Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

Veracity: True Stories + Improv Comedy

Improv Cincinnati presents Veracity, a format where true stories inspire improv comedy scenes. This month we welcome Scott Holzman and Jeremy Moser, the founders of The Welcoming Party, a non-profit that brings together Cincinnati natives and people who are new to the area. In honor of our guests, new citizens receive admission for only twenty five cents!

It's graduation time for our students! Two advanced classes perform!

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Apr
6
10:00 PM22:00

The Cavalcade Showcase

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Improv Cincinnati introduces The Cavalcade Showcase, a monthly format that brings together freestyle rap, improv comedy, hip hop acts, stand-up, spoken word poets, etc...

Cavalcade - improv comedy inspired by freestyle rap. Beats by our music producer Stallatix and our beatboxing phenom Donatello. Rapping by Thegifted9, Charlie Roetting, Colin Thornton, and Jonathan Ulrich.

PoC - Patterns of Chaos is a hip hop band comprised of emcee Jay Hill, groovemaker Stallatix, and electric cellist Tophraps

Stand Up comics Daryl Clark and Luna Malbroux!

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Mar
30
8:00 PM20:00

Improv Comedy: Sean Vs. The World

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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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