Category: PIF2016 Troupes

Laura Ingalls – Phoenix

Arizona Showcase Thursday, April 14, 2016 7 p.m. Tickets: $20   Laura Ingalls consists of Marisol Chavez and Sara Palmer.  One hailing from South Dakota and the other falling in love with Little House on the Prairie as a child, Laura Ingalls seemed a perfect fit. These two friends (and comedy life partners) have been performing and touring together with… Read more →

Mike & Chris – San Diego

Saturday, April 16, 2016 7 p.m. Tickets: $20 Mike & Chris is collectively a classic duo – one’s tall and skinny, the other shorty and chubby, one wears a tie and the other does not, and one is neurotic and the other is relaxed; but both are really nerdy and white, so there’s that. They delight in playing Vikings, giants,… Read more →

Dummy – Los Angeles

Friday, April 15, 2016 7 p.m. Tickets: $20 DUMMY is Colleen Doyle and Jason Shotts doing a two-person improvised show. They started performing together at the iO Theater in Chicago back in 2008. Since then, DUMMY has performed for audiences in London, Rome, Copenhagen, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, San Diego, Austin, Houston, Washington DC, Cleveland, Detroit, Minneapolis, St. Louis,… Read more →

Jetzo – Los Angeles

Friday, April 15, 2016 7 p.m. Tickets: $20 Jetzo is unlike anything you’ll find on the improv scene. Equal parts performance art, clown and improv, Juzo and Chad perform in costume as a father and son from a small fishing village. Every show is their debut in America. They break every rule of improv and heavily involve the audience. They… Read more →

Melissa?! – Los Angeles

Friday, April 15, 2016 7 p.m. Tickets: $20 The story of Melissa isn’t a story of women nor improv groups. It is a story for everyone who has felt a part of something magical. Coming from all corners of the world, four women (Christina Lopez, Allison Reese, Marianne Smith and Valerie Vasilas) bonded over their love of improv craziness, fart… Read more →

Euro Trash – San Francisco

Friday, April 15, 2016 7 p.m. Tickets: $20 One sunny afternoon, while sipping beer after a workshop at the San Francisco Improv Festival, Asli proposed to Andrea: How about an improv duo of non-native English speakers? Euro Trash was born. Asli doesn’t speak or understand Italian other than Want some spaghetti? Andrea hasn’t added Turkish to his repertoire of languages yet. But… Read more →

Boxcar – Los Angeles/Salt Lake City

Matinée – Saturday April 16, 2016 5 p.m. Tickets: $10 Boxcar seeks to employ the era of postmodern filmmakers such as Christopher Nolan, Wes Anderson, and Spike Jonze to break mainstream conventions of storytelling, creating a unique and wonderfully quirky journey in improv.                   Read more →

Adrift – Philadelphia/Various

Saturday, April 16, 2016 7 p.m. Tickets: $20 Disaster has struck at sea! A small handful of survivors have made it onto a life raft and find themselves adrift with no land in sight. Taking place over the course of several days at sea, the audience first inspires and then watches as the survivors face what fate holds for them.… Read more →

Bush League – Los Angeles

Saturday, April 16, 2016 7 p.m. Tickets: $20   Together since early 2013, Bush League is the longest running house Harold team at iO West in Los Angeles.  The team is made up of players who have studied at all the major theatres in Los Angeles and Chicago.   On the iO main stage, Bush League performs the classic Harold… Read more →