All of us hailing from the South, we do a front porch Mono scene!
All of us hailing from the South, we do a front porch Mono scene!
Come get your daily vitamins and laughs with this eclectic improv group from LA. Performing long form scenes about stuff that drives us mad; it’s so much fun you’ll come back for seconds!
Mystery Machine is ridiculous! We're goofy! We're a little dark. Our montage is guaranteed to make you laugh, but let's be honest, we just want to get each other to break. That's the mark of true friendship, right?
Soft Piano is made up of eight classmates-turned-friends-turned-teammates (or teammates-turned-friends, depending on who you ask). After studying at The Groundlings together, they formed Soft Piano and immediately hit the streets! Unfortunately, the streets hit back and they are now down to seven members. Just kidding. Soft Piano prides themselves on their high-energy approach to long-form improv. They give careful thought and consideration to everything they do, though choosing the name "Soft Piano" and then realizing it sounds like a musical improv team is a sensitive subject. Soft Piano is not a musical improv team.
Roses are red. Violets are sort of blue. The Daffodils would love to do some improv for you! We’re a group of flower-lovers who want nothing more than to perform a Pretty Flower for you. Why give an audience a bouquet of dying flowers when we could create a whimsical world of wonder in every petal, all for you! Also, we do our very best to smell nice and hope we don’t make anyone sneeze.
Strap in as Murder Murder presents a fully improvised Brechtian stlyle one-act murder mystery play before your very eyes.
Fuck This Week performs monthly at the UCB Inner Sanctum. The cast takes the audience's grievances of their past week, whether it's a bad day at work, getting dumped, or being arrested for bank robbery, and spin it into comedy.
The cutest team ever to be cut from Harold Night.
Watch as Eightball knocks it into the pocket during "The Crush Show" – where guests reveal their deepest secret – their crush!
My Brother's Number has been solving the world's problems for as long as they have been in existence. Come see our show so we can solve all of yours!
We do an improvised episode of Law and Order based on the audience suggestion of the title of said episode!
Remember those kids from high school with piercings, eyeliner, crazy hair, and band tees? Yeah, we're still here. And we do improv.
Scene Kids is LA's only Pop-Punk/Emo improv team..that we know of. We host Scene Kids' Punk House Party at The Pack Theater, and we do a Mosh-Tage with an angsty high-school diary reading as an opening! See you in the pit!
Mach Improv is: Four brand new improv teams, selected at random, each week. A cast of 30+ amazing performers + guests + up-and-comers = fun improv.
Dragon Viper Cobra has been performing in the Bay Area since 2010, Over these last 8 years we havr become a family. Watch a team that is a family, do what families do best: argue, dance, cry, love, and whenever possible rap, hopefully followed by standing ovations or at the very least a frw laughs. Who knows what comedy skeletons this family has hiding in their walk in closet?
2012 is the true story of seven improvisors picked to live on a team, work together, and have their ridiculous scenes seen by a live audience. Find out what happens when people stop being polite, and start getting real…It's 2012!
(Disclaimer: 2012 is not associated with the MTV series “The Real World.”)
Sweet Dalai Lama is the host team of Clubhouse mainstay Crash This Party! We perform fun, dynamic improv that'll have you laughing so hard you make that little snort noise you're so embarrassed about. We love you anyway.
We are a Ruby Theater (formally Nerdist School) House Team that perform a Character-driven Theme-based Narrative Longform that starts from the suggestion of a location.
A-Team is an A-quality, A+ and majority A-named Genre specialist, musical improv team. Not only are we a team, we're the A-Team. You give us a genre an we'll give you an improvised musical from scratch.
The NOT Friends improv team was founded on the mutual understanding that we are NOT the cast of the hit 90's sitcom "FRIENDS".
The Silver Sharpies are team of diverse improvisers who will take you on a journey. Audience members draw anything they want with sharpies on a poster board. You have the ultimate power so use your imagination. Why not draw an octopus that only eats pizza? How about a stoned Dracula? Maybe a great white shark that’s just looking for true love? Then sit back, relax and watch us bring those drawings to life with our very own form- The Journey!
Normal Kyle is gonna do some improv and they’re gonna have fun and they hope you will, too!
They’re not a 6, they’re not a 7, they’re A Solid 8! And there’s eight members on the team, and 8 x 8 = 64. Then if you subtract 38 and add 1500 you get 1526 which is the address to the governors mansion on H street and…oh my god they’re going to kidnap the governor and then do a living room opening followed by some premise based improv, we have to stop them!
Sarah Malone and AJ Berna make up Down!, an improv team that performs a romantic monoscene. Getting one location from the audience, Sarah and AJ create a meet cute, a first date, a last date, really any possible moment in a relationship, and play it out for the whole set. It's sweet, charming, very awkward, and hopefully hilarious.
Based out of Los Angeles, "The Show That Shall Not Be Named" is a gang of talented improvisers who are huge fans of JK Rowlings books about "The Boy Who Lived" and all the creatures and wizards that live in that world. Performing for sold out crowds in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and San Diego they have taken over comic book shops, bookstores, comic-cons, coffee shops, comedy theaters and are excited to return to the LA Indie Improv Festival and turn it into your favorite wizarding school! The Wizards and Witches of TSTSNBN are Lauren Chapman, Alex Salem, JB Bauersfeld, Russ Gooberman, Martin Mandela Marrow, Jackie Emerson, Stephen Ji, Stephanie Pressman, Patrick Daly, and Naomi Murden
Townies performs an improvised play set in a fictional town, city, or place (like a an intergalactic starship) suggested by an audience member.
For example, let's say an audience member suggests a town called "Les Rouge."
Next, we inform the audience of a very special, upcoming event in the town of Les Rouge, and ask the audience for the name of the event.
For example: "The Burning."
We then launch into the improvised play, following the lives and relationships of six people living in "Les Rouge," exploring their most adamant desires, deepest fears, and darkest secrets; all of which build to a climax at "The Burning," where everything boils over in a hilarious, cathartic ending.
Welcome to Hollywood, Baby!
Celluloid Division takes a suggestion from the audience and magically transforms it into a (fully improvised) feature film replete with fancy camera angles, sound effects and Oscar-worthy performances you'll want to see again and again. So grab your popcorn and enjoy the premiere!
We are Lumbar, a set of diverse individuals who were hand selected by IO and made the Honor Roll. After our run at IO we continued the momentum and practice weekly and perform wherever and whenever we can. We’re all about support, having fun and eating tacos after practice. Some of us prefer burritos both in and out of our space work but that’s another story.
The chaperones are alll improvisers who happen to be over 40. They perform their original form inspired by the string of pearls opening. The audience is drawn in by grounded scenes followed by controlled chaos and references from way back.
We perform a wild and crazy slacker!
Classy black women doing improv.
The Voltage is a Ruby LA house team. We are a high energy, fast paced team that likes to tie our sets together in a nice bow!
A (former) iO West Harold Team.
(formerly) Performs every Tuesday evening at iOWest in Hollywood. Fast-paced, playful, house-team turned indie darlings.
Luxury Cruise Singles Mixer will take you on an erotic journey to the center of the human imagination – there are no refunds.
Our team performs an invocation opener! This opener was developed by Del Close and we don’t see if performed very often (if at all!). We have put our own twist on the invocation by adding bits of dialogue as if we are initiating a scene. We perform a montage after the opener and incorporate at least one group game in every set!
PONY (Protect Our Nation's Youth) is a UCB LA Harold team who loves to play with each other as much as they can in their shows as a group. Come feel the love.
We perform an improvised play.
A high energy, fun show with your favorite family, The Gordons!
Bankröll, a diverse ensemble of comedic players, is pleased to present their own unique interpretation of "The Monoscene"
We’re not like your momma’s indie improv team, we’re Harold Ramis. We’re the only team in town that regularly performs a Hopscotch Harold. What’s a Hopscotch you ask? Well I guess you’re starting to sound like your momma.
Harold or montage
The self-proclaimed darlings of the LA indie improv scene perform a Pretty Flower for you. We're adorable!
Fast and loose montage
Kokomo is 6 friends doing what they do best… making stuff up! High-energy and high-concept are the name of the game with this group of knuckleheads
We'll scene paint our base scene for ya – but once that's done… all bets are off! We play fast. We play QUEER! And since we're all SOULMATES, we will trust and love each other no mater what! Our set will become the most wild "Pretty Flower" you've ever seen!! You know how you've gotten that note to "not follow shinny objects?" We decided when Soulmate plays, thats what we do best. BUT – Within the guidelines of our form. So it stays *grounded. Come get bonkers with us and feel the love <3
*100% not guaranteed.
SMALL TOWN is an improv show based entirely on a local paper from your home town. We start with headlines, quotes, and letters to the editor from a real small town paper, meet the townsfolk in a patient La Ronde (a series of two person scenes), then we blow it all out with a high energy montage of scenes set in the small town.
We do comedy. And boys.
It's a monoscene! It's just one scene! If you expect more scenes… don't!
Daddio, a team of the darlingest of friends and fiercest of improvisers, hosts the Justin Timberlake Show every other Friday at the Clubhouse at 8pm. Come and see us perform, this time without our JT cardboard cutouts on the back line, doing some down-and-dirty 'prov.
Cousins are the funny fam you wish you had. They’re bonded by something stronger than blood. And that something is… improv comedy.
A wonderful woman named Ashley brought a bunch of strangers together to form an improv team. Then, Ashley Quit. They bravely soldiered on, formed tight bonds with one another, laughed, cried, and now perform a fantastically silly and energetic pretty flower using something an audience member once quit as inspiration for the ensuing scenes.
Logan Everett’s yearbook is a high energy show with all the love and drama of the end of the school year. We have a giant yearbook that we set up and make sure that everyone in attendance gets to sign the yearbook at the end of the show! We do a Pretty Flower because we think high school is like a pretty flower; it’s fun, flirty, and eventually it fades away. HAGS!
Sini-Gang is an all Filipino American mashup team comprised of UCB house team performers from Harold and Mess Hall that performs regularly at Asian AF Presents: Filipino AF!
MAX was the only iO West house Harold team that was graduated from Harold night and is now playing with new forms.
We are Miss Golightly, an indie improv team composed of Asian-American Males! We currently host Happy Hour w Miss Golightly every Tuesday at 8:30p at the UCB Inner Sanctum. Collectively, we've completed programs all over town: UCB, iO West (RIP), Groundlings, Nerdist, & The Pack Theatre. We've performed at the hit UCB show ASIAN AF and will be performing at DCM in New York this year as well! Our favorite thing to do is get Thai Food after practice or shows. Sometimes, we hit up K-town and get Chicken Day, where we’re the proud unofficial, unsponsored representatives of. My Name is Wei Kei Yu (inside joke).
Melodramatic performs an improvised Lifetime movie. Expect LOTS of drama.
Arguably LA's most dangerous improv team, Stray Humans is an unhinged pack of fearless adventurers who forged their bond in the fires of Dungeons & Dragons. They bring that fury to the stage in a death-defying DECONSTRUCTION that will make you fear for their sanity.
A group of improvisers perform scenes while Yak Manrique can only say lines from the movie Beverly Hills Cop. It's like Gravid Water but Beverly Hills Cop.
Improv based off an audience member's real-life experience with the UNKNOWN. And Sarah does a legit David Duchovny impression the whole time. Maybe.
The Monopoly is a monoscene show that connects groups' sets together using one macro-location. This makes watching the show feel like watching a sitcom episode or a really, really, really, hilarious short film.
We divide the Cabal into random teams of 4-6 and the first team sets their micro-location within a larger macro-location based on a ‘Monopoly board' card selected randomly. We supply the cards and together we weave a random world of awesome!
Each subsequent team uses call backs, boss elements of long form improv, game, and characterization to build on the world and heighten the funny to hilarious new levels. It’s a super fun show that is connected, is chock full of challenges and creativity and definitely unlike anything you’ve ever seen before!
We are an all lady team that isnt afraid to get crazy, and are all in love with each other! We perform our own twist on the pretty flower which we call the ugly flower. Boy does it get WILD!
We're a long form improv team based at Second City and we blend Preacher-Preacher style with an all out fun, outlandish, montage that has taken us from a full blown musical, to a tornado off stage. Hold on to your butts, then put them in a seat to join us!
Swearwolves is filled with energy and surprises. This highly supportive team goes where ever their instincts take them, and brings the audience along for the journey.
Like the soup by the same name, Menudo brings LATIN HEAT to indie improv.
One of the OG indie improv shows and founding teams of the LAIIF. Come out and show some respect with laughter.