JUNK is a fresh face collective of improvisers committed to quick, easy ridin' improv. Not to be mistaken for a pile of garbage.
JUNK is a fresh face collective of improvisers committed to quick, easy ridin' improv. Not to be mistaken for a pile of garbage.
Eightball is a Los Angeles based long form improv troupe through the Second City Hollywood. Harold, Armando, and our custom created format Crush have performed at various venues such as IO West, UCB, and much more.
just a few quick witted babies who have been doing improv for years and aren't afraid to mess with each other for the audience's enjoyment
Booch invites an current or former assistant to tell their worst Hollywood horror story. Then they try to turn their misery into comedy through the wonder of improv.
We are an all girls team who host a weekly cage match show Monday nights at 11pm at Io West. We have collectively studied at Groundlings, Second City, UCB and Io west.
"Columbo" was an award winning TV detective show that ran from the 70's to the early 2000's. He was LA's greatest detective, and we bring him back to life to help crack down on the citizens of Los Angeles who think they're above the law!
We do Harolds, with two special guests from the same Harold/Mess Hall team.
We join popular storytellers to do an improv set that brings their true stories to life through our imaginations.
Moonboy is an all female team who perform the monoscene like nobody's watching (but as if that Nobody was Del Close himself). Hailing from theatres across the city including iO and UCB, these women are super into committed characters and honest 'prov, and, get this, they don't even have a script!
The host team of party-themed indie variety show Crash This Party! Sweet Dalai Lama's been at this for over 5 yrs, and we're still going strong! WE <3 U, NOW COME PARTY!
Broth Bag once spent 2 and a half minutes of a show counting down from 150. Was that comedy? They don't know and they don't care. This is what you can expect from Broth Bag.
Inspired by the random selection, by an audience member, of a page from a fresh The Stockroom catalogue Squeeze will perform their classic Slacker with focus on blowing out and following the fun of many created worlds and characters.
We're four chicks gettin' macro! We will do an improvised macro montage completely set in one location of the audience's choosing.
You want grounded scenes? We do it.
You want wacky characters? We do it.
How about grounded and wacky in the same scene? Come on, don't get greedy now.
You want to watch folks have fun onstage whilst making stuff up on the spot? That's what we love to do, all by taking something the audience failed at miserably t o start our show.
McFly is a fast-paced, high-energy team made up of the freshest faces in improv who are taking the indie scene by storm. Also they're all really cute. Not that it matters.
Bonesaw is an (almost) all-female team that loves to get silly. We perform a structured montage that is sure to include some twerking and friendly smack talk at some point or another. Come see our show to witness the cheerleading squad you wish you'd seen in high school.
Catharsis: Dramatic Improv brings the best of the indie scene together to perform real, grounded, dramatic improv. Catharsis eschews laugh driven improv for affecting scenes between real people dealing with real issues.
We do improv based on a suggestion of your favorite sandwich. For we are sandwich men.
A couple of Midwestern gals hold a bible study in a church basement. An audience member picks a bible passage that will inspire our set. Oh, and there are bars. Delicious bars.
That Girl performs a form affectionately called "The Detroit" given to us by the great Jamie Moyer. Made up of graduates from the iO West training center, That Girl brings you a show that is both grounded and off the wall.
Oreo is an improv team composed of three savvy ladies, two black and one white (i.e. Oreo), doing some ballsy comedy. We do a long form structure called the Harriet. It's like if the Harold and Pretty Flower had a baby. We're funny, regardless of what Jerry Lewis thinks.*
(Jerry Lewis has never seen Oreo perform improv)
Come hang with Blue Bellies! This team is non-stop support and love. They enjoy playing with emotions, challenging each other and aren't scared of looking crazy. They triumph and fall and laugh while doing it! They want everyone to have a good time and will not disappoint.
Cool Cool…Cool performs a pretty flower. It's pretty cool.
Big Sheila is a tour-de-force, all-lady improv group. The only thing they love more than each other, is performing for YOU.
The darlings of the indie improv scene perform a Pretty Flower for you. We're adorable!
Take a ride with NES as they explore the world through the lens of Normal Everyday Stuff. NES creates a show based in emotion that can tackle serious topics as easily as it can get silly.
Shazaam! Is a team of improvisors who have been improvising together for just under a year. We are a diverse group of performers who each bring their own unique style to the stage.
With a shared sense of humor that bonds us beyond home state, occupation, or even improv class, we bring our diverse, light-hearted style to the montage form.
Ashley Quit is composed of seven buds who love pal-ing around doing long form improv. We were brought together by a lovely gal named Ashley who proceeded to get pregnant and quit.
Two Points for Honesty fell in love over their mutual love for the Band Guster. Guster is in now way featured in their performance. Most of the time Taylor is a physical weirdo and Kyle provides excellent philosophical justification. Most impressive is that both our last names end in "ski" and we didn't use it in our improv team name.
This diverse team of gays and gals brings high energy momentum into grounded reality thus ensuing captivating and engaging improv.
Dad Jokes is a long form improv group that formed as an indie team through UCBTLA in early 2016. Over the last year and a half, the diverse team has developed a unique comedic voice that has wowed audiences all over Los Angeles. Don't miss out, as Dad Jokes will take your suggestion and turn it into a hilarious and non-stop show that you won't forget.
Let us be us! Bygones attacks the Harold (yes – The Harold!) with a sense of fun that makes you remember why we do the dang thing.
Meredith's Facebook Photos has been performing doing a version of the Slacker since 2013, riding fake motorcycles and made-up burritos along the way.
Take the two cutest animals you can think of. Now combine them into one. You've created: Puppycat! A group of individually adorable humans that combine their powers into one quick, silly, high-energy improv team. (Incidentally, Puppycat is not responsible for chewed-up shoes or small dead animals left behind as "gifts")
Tiny Pizza has been servin' up hot, tasty improv since 2014! Our monthly music + improv show, Sound Bites, has been featured by LA Weekly and WeLikeLA as one of the top free events in Los Angeles. Huge thanks to the LAIIF for having us, we're proud to be one lil slice of the comedy community here in LA!
Hailing from Fresno, CA, Falkor is very happy to be part of the LA Indie Improv Festival. Their slow, relationship based play entertains central valley audiences monthly at the Fresno Soap Co. Theatre.
We host Church Improv = LA's longest running two-prov only improv show. Every Monday night upstairs at the Clubhouse. We are insane.
A team of writers have spent the past year and a half training in an apartment in Hollywood for one show: the Los Angeles Indie Improv Festival. Now they have a chance to perform on stage together for the first time. Will it be their last?
Five funny ladies who are definitely not buttery delicious breakfast treats.
Three men will perform a monoscene in which they will attempt to destroy their very tenuous friendships.
We are GYNO, like the lady doctor, but funny. We are a fresh, young, diverse group of improvisers who happen to all be women, crazy right? We have been performing all around Los Angeles since way back in early 2017, and urge you all to come see us at this year's LA indie improv festival, before we all become famous and you can't afford to anymore.
808 is a hip hop improv team that combines everything you love about Musical Improv with everything you love about Rap! They have amazed audiences across the country with their ability to incorporate Freestyle Rap and Beatboxing into high energy scenes and songs. Give them a suggestion, then sit back and prepare to nod your head and drop your jaw.
We all used to live in NYC, but we've moved The Administration over to LA. We like it here, it's sunny.
Brought together by UCB and brought into existence by parents of different races, Mixed Company is the only all bi-racial improv team in the world.
Tupperware Party is a feisty female trio that will open the lid on a fresh, never-before-seen documentary. Chrissy Baker, Sandy Green, and Megan Moran will make sure you don’t have any laughs left over!
Hat-Trick has been together and performing since 2014!!! They’re all best friends, hang out all the time, and they all broke into UCB at around the same time and still take classes and go to shows together. They have a unique style and mix different improv forms along with other surprises tucked away in all that good stuff! Here at Hat-Trick we feel that being really close and loving everything about improv makes all of our shows that much more personal and fun because that’s all we’re doing on stage is having a blast! They host and produce a monthly show "#Hashtags with Hat-Trick" at The Clubhouse in Hollywood, incorporating the audience's Instagram photos into their improv! They also host and produce another monthly show called "Eat, Drink, Improv!" which is the only exclusive improv/stand-up comedy show at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank.
General Public is the finest Deconstruction team in Orange County. Born from Spectacles Improv in Fullerton, CA, General Public prides themselves on putting on a show that not only makes the audience laugh, but think and feel as well.
"Committed physical and verbal patterns. Usually scenes are about a single thing. Ideas are always trusted. I once saw them all lick the Clubhouse stage floor." – Naomi Villa
Three years ago we formed in a mall in Koreatown and became the Knife Kids! Three funny ladies whose long form monoscenes are a delectable mix of drama, comedy, awkward silences and group hugs.
The goal is a patient and daring organic monoscene. You may see strong characters with complementary points of view that are interrelated as they are explored in real time and in a fixed location.
Girl Crazy is a high fun, high energy team. We perform what we like to call, a Patient Montage, where our last scene ends in a group game. We are a tight-knit group of friends who love performing together and dancing together. We always make sure everyone in the room is having fun when we're on stage – that's why we give gum to our audience! We would love for you to come see us play, grab some gum, and laugh with us.
A Meditation Harold-based TwoProv from two British Marketing Communications professionals. They're not sure if the first part of this sentence is more ridiculous than the second.
Brian Flynn, Alex Franklin, Micah Gordon, Dan Heber, Ruthie Holmes, Mike Hughes and Danny Lutman perform a modified pretty flower designed for your pleasure!
We are a genreprov team that focuses on improvising a kevin smith movie! All the fun characters, crazy theories, and nerdy references.
If each member of Stuffed Crust had to pick a topping to represent ourselves and go on a pizza, that pizza would easily rank in the top 100 craziest pizzas of all time. We love crazy pizzas almost as much as we love improv, and can't wait to perform for you!
Lady Parade brings together some of the best long-form improvisers hailing from the far reaches of Boston, Minneapolis and even the Inland Empire, who now make LA their home. Take a seat in their living room for story-inspired improv with captivating characters! Ride-or-die commitment! Sometimes singing! Your heart will leap out of your body. Too bold an assertion? Lady Parade has had TWO mid-show proposals, so it’s hardly bold enough. And the question always looms…WILL THERE BE A THIRD?
Lady Parade hosts "Lady Parade & Friends," a monthly show at The Clubhouse and were recent contenders in UCB Cagematch where victory narrowly eluded them, though they now hunger for revenge*.
In 2013, a ragtag team of improvisers was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. They promptly escaped to the Los Angeles underground and today survive performing Pretty Flowers and Montages. If you have a cancellation, if no one else responds to your mass email, and if they're not busy, maybe you can book… Awkward High Five!
LydLyns is two-prov jam-packed with joy and a killer punch. We'll spin out a pretty flower til the petals fall off, then we'll lovingly pick them up and dry them to keep them safe forever.
The coolest team you've ever seen doing improv based on weird AIM screennames. Peace!
One of IO West's first expedition teams, this team 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.
Dane and JD have been performing together since 2010 at the University of Georgia, before reuniting in Los Angeles. Their two-man team mixes multiple schools of improv thought and their own brand of humor developed over years of pestering one another, violating personal space, and sharing intimate details of each others lives while on stage.
Linda Perry fucked us over in 1994 but we're still doing great…so tell us who screwed you and we'll do a set from it.