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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Aug
25
9:00 PM21:00

Hot Mic: Back To School

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Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents Hot Mic: Cincinnati's Improvised Musical! 

A smart and creative cast of improv actors will perform an entire full-length musical. Everything is completely improvised from the music, to the lyrics, to the comedy. Skip detention and come see the show! 

We will be joined by our valedictorian guitarist Delmar Davis and class president pianist Daniel Zimmer.

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Aug
18
9:00 PM21:00

Improv Comedy: Veracity

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

Veracity: IC's team of all-star improvisers performs scenes inspired by the true stories of their special guest Brennan Scanlon, Executive Director of Business Network International.

Wampus: A mighty six-headed beast that performs a volatile and highly eperimental form of improvisation never before seen in the majestic Ohio Valley. Somewhat dangerous, always exciting, and definitely unmissable!

Brovaries: Take a peek into the living room of this group of wise, wacky, and wild women and see just how weird life can be.

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Aug
11
9:00 PM21:00

Improv Comedy: Duos

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Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents a night of improvised theatrical comedy.

Kevin & Jon - Second City veteran Kevin Crowley is a master improviser. He has performed with Mike Myers, Stephen Colbert, and Steve Carrell, among many others. He is joined by Improv Cincinnati's Executive Director Jon Ulrich.

Tracy & Colin - Tracy Connor has been improvising for decades, most notably on the mainstage of Impro in Los Angeles. You may have seen her in the hit movie Home Alone. She will be joined by Improv Cincinnati's Artistic Director Colin Thornton

Joc & Tom - Jocelyn Sluka and Tom Long are professional touring actors who have performed together for years. Their characters are believable, playful, and captivating.

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Jul
28
10:30 PM22:30

Improv Comedy: Farewell Tatiana

Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents... a late night show for our beloved company member Tatiana Godfrey!

Jonny and Tati's Improvised Mini-musical: Jon Ulrich and Tatiana Godfrey are masters of musical improv. You'll be amazed at how they seem to bend the universe toward an instantaneous collision of clever songwriting, talented vocals, and hilarious comedy.

Triptych: Tracy Conner, Dylan Shelton, and Colin Thornton perform their improvised one-act play that promises to be brilliantly crafted, emotionally resonant, and genuinely funny.

Tatiana Vs. The World: It breaks our hearts to see Tatiana go, but we wouldn't want to let her leave without putting her through the gauntlet. Watch as Tatiana plays different characters in different scenes with a dozen of IC's best improvisers.

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Jul
14
9:00 PM21:00

Improv Comedy: Date Night

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Improv Cincinnati at Liberty Exhibtion Hall presents a date night of improvised comedy...

Love Square - Improv Cincinnati's co-founders, Colin Thornton and Jon Ulrich, will take you on a musical road trip adventure with a format that is emotionally textured, playful, and genuinely hilarious!

Double Date - What happens when you bring together two real life couples, both of whom happen to also be master improvisers? Dan and Jessica Harris are joined by the dynamic duo Tone Branson and Mary O'Connell for a very special double date performance.

Changelings - Students of the Improv Cincinnati Academy open the show with some entertaining improv games. Featuring: Edmund Osterman, Annie Weisbrod, Shannon Garcia, and Tanner Howell.

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Jul
7
9:00 PM21:00

Hot Mic: Give Me Liberty

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Improv Cincinnati at Liberty Exhibition Hall presents Hot Mic: Cincinnati's Improvised Musical!

A patriotic cast of improv actors will perform an entire full-length musical. Everything is completely improvised from the music, to the lyrics, to the comedy. Why? Because this is a free country! We will be joined by our all-American guitarist Delmar Davis and a special guest, Second City's master of musical improv Amanda Murphy.

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Jun
30
9:00 PM21:00

Improv Comedy: Absolution Island

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

Absolution Island - Have you ever had an embarrassing moment or cringe-worthy mistake that replayed over and over in your mind? Dan Harris and Colin Thornton will absolve you of your shame and humiliation!

Brovaries - A fantastic all-female improv team performs the "living room" format.

Shouting at Clouds - The stage will be graced by a genuinely talented team of performers with backgrounds in theatre, dance, and writing.

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Jun
23
9:00 PM21:00

Improv Comedy: Fractal Trip

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

Fractal Trip combines two amazing improv teams: Fractal Rock and Triptych. Both teams are comprised of Improv Cincinnati's talented teachers.

Veracity: All-star comedians tell true stories which inspire hilarious scenes

Wampus: IC's genuinely funny house team known for being quirky, fun, and positive!

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Jun
6
7:30 AM07:30

Improv Comedy: Splash

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Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents a splash of comedy...

Cavalcade - Improvised freestyle rap to the beat of a live DJ, which inspires fast-paced, character-rich scenes by Jon Ulrich and Colin Thornton

Blue Time - Relax. You don't need to stress because you'll be entertained by the improv duo of Tone Branson and Mary O'Connell.

Veracity - Our cast of rotating comedians will share true stories that will inspire hilarious improv scenes.

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Jun
2
9:00 PM21:00

Improv Comedy: Love Square

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Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents a night of improv comedy!

Love Square: IC co-founders Jon and Colin take the audience on an improvised musical roadtrip full of heart, truth, and playfulness.

Vote For Harris: Dan and Jessica Harris are a married couple who moonlight as an amazing improv duo. They always listen to their constituents, so make sure you spark their "campaign" with a great suggestion. 

Castle of Wonder: IC's newest house team will be performing a format that is amazing to witness. Watch as the team collectively creates an artistic masterpiece.

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May
26
9:00 PM21:00

Veracity with Dave Levy

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Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents an evening of storytelling and improv comedy. Wear something fancy and receive half price!

Veracity welcomes guest monologist Dave Levy, founder of TRUEtheatre. Dave will tell true stories about his life and improv actors will incorporate his storytelling into hilarious improv scenes.

Wampus is IC's longest running house team. They're known for their playfulness, warmth, and unique individuality.

Brovaries, IC's all-girl house team, will be making it's debut performance. They may be sugar and spice and everything nice, but they're also incredibly funny and talented.

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May
12
8:00 PM20:00

Sketch and Improv Comedy: Megazord

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What could be more radical than five animal-themed robots transforming together into a giant mecha to battle huge mutated monsters threatening to destroy Angel Grove?

How about two comedy groups transforming together into a night of hilarity to battle huge mutated monsters?

On Saturday, May 12th, The Company (http://thecompanypresents.com/) and Improv Cincinnati (https://improvcincinnati.com/) will present MEGA-ZORD, a kaiju-sized evening of comedy performances. Including musical improv by Love Square, sketches by The Company, and a special stand-up guest, this will be a fun-filled evening not to be missed! 

The show will be at the Clifton Performance Theater (404 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220), with doors open at 7:30, and the show starting at 8. Tickets are only $10, and are available at the door for CASH ONLY, or on the Company's website with credit card or Paypal (http://thecompanypresents.com/box-office/). Concessions will also be available for donations. So get your tickets now, and come ready to laugh with The Company & Improv Cincinnati. We’re gonna make it a thing.

(Please note that the show will feature adult humor and will not be suitable for children or anyone that might be offended by crude jokes and profanity.)

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May
5
9:00 PM21:00

Improv Comedy: Party Time

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Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents... an Improv House Party!

Cavalcade: A DJ spins fresh beats, a freestyle rapper lays down a flow of steady rhymes, and IC's co-founders Jon and Colin perform high energy character-based scenes inspired by the rap.

Dan Luckett: Dan Luckett is one of Cincinnati's busiest magicians for a reason! Working with the Cincinnati Circus company, and Featuring comedy acts in magic, mentalism and sideshow Dan will have you laughing and amazed. Card tricks, sword swallowing, predicting the future and even a straight jacket escape are all things you can see this performer accomplish live! Be sure to check out your next favorite magician Dan Luckett! 

Shouting at Clouds: IC's newest house team is ready to open the party with some improv fun!

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Apr
28
8:00 PM20:00

Improv Comedy: New Recruit

Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents an evening where anything can happen!

Triptych - Improv veterans Tracy Connor, Dylan Shelton, and Colin Thornton perform an improvised one-act play. Experience a range of emotions with a performance full of heart, authenticity, and playfulness.

New Recruit - IC Co-founder Jon Ulrich wants to recruit you to perform with him. Whether he chooses one of his students or a random stranger, this performance will be an unpredictable and thrilling ride.

Castle of Wonder - A new team emerges from the Improv Cincinnati Academy. They'll perform a "Harold", a series of unrelated scenes that collide so cleverly that your mind will be shattered like a proton in the Large Hadron Collider.

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