UPCOMING SHOWS & WORKSHOPS

From The Bomhard Theater to The Bard's Town

Fresh from the success from Improvapalooza 13 in January, the Louisville Improvisors get right back at with their new series of shows at The Bard's Town on the 3rd Friday of the month, starting

February 15th @ 10pm. (All shows at 10pm)

Tickets - $10 and are available at the door.

The Bard's Town is located at 1801 Bardstown Road.

(502) 749- 5275

Come see the group the Courier-Journal called "One of the cities hidden treasures."

Louisville Improvisors - Chris Anger, Jenni Cochran, Todd Hildreth, Brian Hinds, Alec Volz.

http://thebardstown.com/index.html


IMPROVAPALOOZA 13

Louisville Improvisors are proud to announce the IMPROVAPALOOZA 13 lineup. This years festival will include The Black Version (Groundlings, L.A.)

and Louisville's own, Louisville Improvisors. This years festival will be held at The Bomhard Theater at The Kentucky Center on January 12, 2013 for One Night Only!

WHERE - BOMHARD THEATER (KENTUCKY CENTER)

WHEN -JANUARY 12, 2013 8PM

TICKETS - $24 (Students and Seniors $20)

FOR TICKETS & MORE INFO CALL (502) 584-7777 OR GO TO: KENTUCKYCENTER.ORG

What is the Black Version?

The audience suggests the title of a popular film and an all black cast of actors improvises the black version.

In the second act we bring you all of the DVD Extras! Funny? Yes! Politically Correct? Hell to the Naw!!!

Who is The Black Version?

Jordan Black (Halfway Home, Community)
Daniele Gaither (Mad TV, Chocolate News)
Jerry Minor (SNL, Eastbound and Down, Community)
Gary Anthony Williams (Boston Legal, Boondocks)
Cedric Yarbrough (Reno 911, Black Dynamite)

Directed by Karen Maruyama (Whose Line...?)

http://www.theblackversion.com

What is Improvapalooza?

Improvapalooza was founded in the year 2000 by the Louisville Improvisors to showcase the wide variety and styles from the world of improv.

It is the longest running improv comedy festival in the Southeast, bringing together the best improvisors in the country, including writers, producers, and performers from The Simpsons, SNL, The Daily Show, MAD TV among others.

IMPROVAPALOOZA has also featured the top improv groups from Louisville, Nashville, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Ft. Wayne, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago.

Louisville Improvisors originated ensemble improvisation in Louisville in 1999 and have continued to explore the unique art form of Theatrical Improvisation ever since their concept shows walk the tightrope of unscripted theatre... combining traditional stage work with the unpredictable elements of improv. The result is an adrenaline pumping evening where anything goes... and usually does.

Louisville Improvisors - Chris Anger, Jenni Cochran, Brian Hinds, Alec Volz and Todd Hildreth (Musical Director)

What people are saying about Louisville Improvisors

"One of the cities hidden treasures." Courier-Journal

"The talent is A+" - LEO Weekly

"The most substantial group in town" - Louisville Magazine

Ricketts and Randy

It's Timmy's birthday and you're invited to a party!

There will be games, party favors and Ricketts and Randy!

Ricketts and Randy

Nearly beloved children’s entertainers Ricketts and Randy have been entertaining children throughout Kentuckiana for over 20 years. Known for their clean, highly original and time tested comedy magic. Ricketts and Randy’s shows are carefully blended combinations of comedy, illusion and audience participation that will not only keep everyone on the edge of their seats, are guaranteed to make them laugh out loud as they scratch their heads in wonder.

What the kid's are saying about Ricketts and Randy :

"Better than cake!" Timmy J. - 8 years old

"I have to go potty." Charles - 7 years old

"I wanted a pony!" Tina - 10 years old

Ricketts and Randy are proud and excited to be performing at the Slant Culture Theatre Festival, the dates and times are listed below:

Friday, November 9th at 10pm

Saturday, November 10th at 8pm

Thursday, November 15th at 8pm

Saturday, November 17th at 10pm

For tickets or more info go to: http://www.slantculture.com/

BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!

Ricketts and Randy are Chris Anger and Keith McGill

Slant Culture Theatre Festival

Louisville Improvisors are very excited to be participating in the inaugural Slant Culture Theatre Festival at Walden Theatre in November!

Envisioned as a laboratory for uncommon works highlighting the skills of local artists and engaging community-wide audiences, the Slant Culture Theatre Festival features performances by producing companies Walden Theatre, Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble, Theatre [502], Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company, and Louisville Improvisors.

November 8-18 @ Walden Theatre
1123 Payne Street, Louisville, Ky. 40204
(502) 589-0084

For tickets or more info go to : http://www.slantculture.com

Here's a little something about what we will be doing at the festival -

BUY THE BOOK
Directed by Chris Anger

Louisville Improvisors will, after a short reading from the guest authors, retell the the story with their own patented brand of comedy, pathos and theater, to create a whole new story that will make you laugh, cry and most of all BUY THE BOOK!

Louisville Improvisors will be joined by very special guest authors – Councilman Tom Owen, John Boel (WAVE 3) and Barry Bernson (WDRB).

We will be doing 4 shows at the festival. The schedule is as follows. -

Saturday, November 10th at 9:30pm - Barry Bernson will be reading from his book . "Bernsons Corner, A Reporters Notebook." (Part 1)

Sunday, November 11th at 5:30 pm - Councilman Tom Owen will be reading from - "The History of Pigs in Louisville."

Friday, November 16th at 9:30 pm - Barry Bernson will be reading from his book -"Bernsons Corner, A Reporters Notebook" (Part 2 - the conclusion)

Saturday, November 17th at 7:30 pm - John Boel will be reading from his book - " On the News... In the News"

Louisville Improvisors - Chris Anger, Jenni Cochran, Brian Hinds, Alec Volz.

Louisville Improvisors at The Bard's Town

One Night Only
October 5, 2012 8pm (doors at 7:30pm)

You asked, we answered! Fresh from their triumphant 6 month run of shows at the world famous Improv Comedy Club on 4th St. Live, the Louisville Improvisors get back in the car and head to the Highlands. "It's great to be back." said group masseuse Alec Volz. "We've been a lot of places and done a lot of shows over the years, but we got our start in the Highlands, so it's great to come back and see a lot of old faces." said group psychologist Eugene Landy. "It's just nice to be able to sleep in our own beds for a change." said Chris Anger of the Improvisors.

Scheduled to appear - Chris Anger, Brian Hinds, Jenni Cochran and Alec Volz

The Bard's Town
1801 Bardstown Road
502-749-5275
Tickets - $10.00 and are available at the door.

Drop-In Improv Classes

Louisville Improvisors, Louisville's premier improv comedy group and the Louisville Improvisors Training Center announce new drop-in improv classes starting in July!

Come join us for a new drop-in class! Open to all levels of improvisers, this is a great opportunity to practice, have some fun, and meet new people.

An extension of Louisville Improvisors training program, this workshop allows players to develop and practice their skills under the tutelage of experienced professional

improvisers. During each session, we explore elements of improvisational comedy such as scene work, relationships, character work, short form games, and group interaction.

These drop-in classes are great for getting some extra improv practice time, for sharpening skills, and working with other improvisers, or just having fun!

Please feel free to drop in and join us to play, network, and learn. Come once, come often - just don’t come late!

Dates for the monthly drop-in class are -

July 15, 2012

August 12, 2012

September 16, 2012

(All Sundays)

Dates

Cost - $25.00

All classes will take place from 2-4pm

All classes will be held at The Bard's Town, 1801 Bardstown Rd.

Summer Improv Comedy Camps For Teens

Louisville Improvisors Artistic Director Chris Anger will be teaching four improv comedy camps for teens this summer. "Parents of teens often come up to me and say, Chris I'm really worried about my teen, they're hanging out with the wrong crowd, experimenting with sports and other outdoor activities, like hiking or they are riding their bikes aimlessly to the park or the pool and chilling with friends playing frisbee or god knows what. Or they're in their room spending the whole day online and not saying a word to anyone and god forbid we lose internet access for 10 minutes, you'd think the world was coming to an end, at that point they spend the rest of the day running around town looking for a coffee shop with free wi-fi. By the time they get home they're all so jacked up on caffeine and sugar they don't want dinner and they still won't talk to us. All I want is for my child to be happy and for them to learn a skill that will make them the envy of millions. Is that too much to ask?" The short answer is no, it is not too much to ask.

Camps will run from -

June 4-8, June 25-29

July 9-13

August 6-10

These camps are for students from ages 12-18.

Each camp will be 1 week long, and run from 10am -1pm, Monday through Friday.

All Classes will be held at The Bard's Town, 1801 Bardstown Road @ Speed.

Cost - $165.00 per session

To enroll or for more information call Chris Anger (502) 485-9064 or chris@louisvilleimprov.com

(Depending on enrollment, there is also the possibility of adding more classes.)

Students taking this class learn how to think on their feet, be in the moment, listen to each other and build on their ideas.

They will use basic improv games, exercises and scene work to learn how to be spontaneous and playful and how to work well with others.

Contact chris@louisvilleimprov.com to register!


Price $165.00

All classes take place at The Bard's Town, 1801 Bardstown Road
(at the corner of Speed and Bardstown Rd.)


IMPROVAPALOOZA 12

Louisville Improvisors, host's and executive producers of Improvapalooza the longest running improv comedy festival in the Southeast are proud to announce the final lineup for Improvapalooza 12.

The 12th annual festival will include

*Very Special Guests from the legendary Los Angeles, comedy group, The Groundlings,

Colleen Smith, Veteran Improvapalooza fans will remember Colleen from last years festival and Candace Brown .

Both are making return visits to Louisville for the festival.

*The Narcotic Farmers, an improv super group combining some of the best improvisers from the Nashville improv group Music City Improv Jill Mothershed and Scott Field and members of the Louisville Improvisors. Narcotic Farmers - Friday only!

*Louisville Improvisors, Louisville's longest running improv comedy troupe and premier teaching facility for the art of improvisation. 

"Whenever you have a chance to work with improvisers this good the answer is always yes." said Alec Volz of Louisville Improvisors. 

And as always under the musical direction of Todd Hildreth


Louisville Improvisors Present

Improvapalooza 12 

Kentucky Center  MeX Theatre

January 6-7, 2012       8pm

Tickets - $17.00

Tickets go on sale 12/14/11 at 10am at the KY Center Box Office


Louisville Improvisors present "The Buddy Gilm Show" w/special guests Johnny Berry, Buddy "Bing" Gilm Jr., and Your News Vehicles!

Friday, December 2
8:30 PM / 8:00 doors
$10 @ the door / All ages
Comedy w/ live music and more

THE BUDDY GILM SHOW is the Louisville Improvisors spoof of old time radio, music and comedy variety shows of the past and an exercise in nostalgia. Louisville Improvisors are Chris Anger, Alec Volz and Todd Hildreth, who have a way of twisting even the simplest comedic concepts into something truly absurd. "We've done concept shows before, but with The Buddy Gilm show we wanted to combine fiction and reality." says Alec. "It's a fake radio show with real people," quips Chris, portrayer of Buddy himself. All and sundry are cordially invited to join Buddy Gilm and Jerry Jenkins, his long suffering announcer of 18, almost 19 years, and the best damn bandleader in the free world, Battle Axe Adderall, as they bring their patented brand of old school comedy, live music and dancing to the radio!

"A hilarious satire" ~ Velocity Weekly

"Louisville Improvisors concept shows walk the tightrope of unscripted theatre...combining traditional stage work with the unpredictable element of improv. The result is an adrenaline pumping night where anything goes...and usually does."


LOUISVILLE IMPROVISORS ANNOUNCE 2 SHOWS!!

Louisville, Ky

Louisville Improvisors will be doing two shows at The Bard's Town Theatre, on September 23-24, 2011. Both shows start at 7:30pm

Tickets are $10 at the door or online at http://www.thebardstown.com/ or by calling The Bard's Town (502) 749-5275

Friday night's show will feature the Louisville Improvisors, performing their patented brand of improvisational comedy and music that has been entertaining audiences for the last 12 years.

Friday night's show will also include a showcase performance by very special guests, The New Improvisors, the latest graduates of the Louisville Improvisors Training Center.

"The best way to learn how to improvise is to do it in front of people," said Chris Anger, of the Louisville Improvisors."Improv is a group experience, you don't have to do it alone." cautions Anger.

"Plus, it's a great opportunity for our students to show an audience what they've been working on for the last 5 weeks." said Alec Volz of the Louisville Improvisors.

Saturday night's show will be the Narcotic Farmers, who have been called the "Velvet Revolver of improv" (see previous press release), an amalgam of comedy improv talent spread between the cities of Louisville and Nashville. The Narcotic Farmers are Scott Field (Improv Nashville, Music City Improv), Jill Mothershed (Music City Improv), Alec Volz (Louisville Improvisors), Chris Anger (Louisville Improvisors) and legendary musical director Todd "Magic Fingers" Hildreth. This group of veteran improvisers will share their 103 combined years of improv experience to bring you a full evening of the finest L&N inspired improv the world has to offer.

Originally formed in the 1950's along the route of the L&N railroad, the Narcotic Farmers got back together last year after a chance meeting between Chris Anger and Scott Field at a railroad fundraiser /alumni reunion of families of people who were incarcerated at the Narcotic Farm, the infamous drug facility, in Lexington, Ky. "The Narcotic Farm was known primarily for the famous jazz musicians who had done time there (Sonny Rollins, Chet Baker, Jackie McLean among others), but the improv comedy that came out of that place has been given short shrift as far as I'm concerned." said group historian Scott Field.

Peter Lorre (a former resident) was one of the original founding members of the Narcotic Farmers, who found that improvisational comedy was a great way for him to keep up his acting "chops" while he was recovering from his drug addiction. A long chapter in William S. Burroughs Jr.'s book 'Kentucky Ham' dealt with the creation of the Farmers and their battle with the administration over their right to coed improvisation.

Louisville Improvisors originated ensemble Improvisation in Louisville 12 years ago and continue to explore the unique art form of Theatrical Improvisation. Their concept shows walk the tightrope of unscripted theatre... combining traditionalstage work with the unpredictable elements of improv. The result is an adrenaline pumping night where anything goes... and usually does.

Louisville Improvisors are: Chris Anger, Alec Volz and Todd "Magic Fingers" Hildreth.

Upcoming Shows

September 23 -24, 2011 Friday And Saturday (7:30pm)
The Bards Town Theater
1801 Bardstown Road @ Speed Ave

October 28, 2011 (7:30pm)
Special Halloween Show
With Squeezebot & Louisville Improvisors

More info to come!


Louisville Improvisors Summer Comedy Camps for Teens!

For immediate release -

Contact Chris Anger (502) 485-9064 or chris@louisvilleimprov.com

Louisville, Ky

Louisville Improvisors Artistic Director Chris Anger will be teaching two improv comedy camps for teens this summer.

"Parents of teens often come up to me and say, Chris I'm really worried about my teen, they're hanging out with the wrong crowd, experimenting with sports and other outdoor activities like hiking or they are just just riding their bikes aimlessly to the park or the pool and chilling with friends playing frisbee or God knows what. Or they're in their room spending the whole day online and not saying a word to anyone and God forbid we lose internet access for 10 minutes, you'd think the world was coming to an end, at that point they spend the rest of the day running around town looking for a coffee shop with free Wi-Fi. By the time they get home they're all jacked up on caffeine and sugar they don't want dinner and they still won't talk to us. All I want is for my child to be happy and to get into comedy, is that too much to ask?" The short answer is no, it is not too much to ask. Teach teens the skills that will last them a lifetime.

The first camp will be at Walden Theatre from June 13-25, 2011. The second camp will be for one week at the Art Sanctuary/Alley Theatre from June 27- July 1, 2011.

Students taking these classes will use basic improv games, exercises and scene work to learn how to write, create and perform an original comedy show.

In the camp students will learn how to think on their feet, be in the moment, listen to each other and build on their ideas. Each class will culminate in a free Second City or Saturday Night Live performance on the last day of class. The classes are for students ages 12-18 and will meet daily from 10am -1pm

For more information about the camps or Chris Anger and to register go to:

http://thealleytheater.org/site/?p=1370

http://www.waldentheatre.org/teen_offerings.asp


 

JUST ANNOUNCED
Louisville Improvisors and Necessary Theatre
Present
IMPROVAPALOOZA11

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PLEASE NOTE CHANGE: Due to a scheduling conflict Michaela Watkins will not be able to appear at this years festival. She will be missed, but she will be very ably replaced by Colleen Smith, another Groundling alumnus.

Louisville Improvisors and The Necessary Theatre present Improvapalooza 11!, their 11th annual improv comedy festival. "As always we are committed to bringing together the best comedy and improv talent in the country, and this year will be no exception." says Alec Volz, of Louisville Improvisors. This years festival will include Stephanie Courtney, (also known as Flo from the Progressive Insurance commercials.) Stephanie is a mainstage member of The Groundlings, the legendary L.A. improv company that has launched the careers of such people as Phil Hartman, Lisa Kudrow, Paul Reubens, Will Forte, Maya Rudolph and many others. Stephanie' s t.v. credits include Mad Men, The Comeback, House, Men of a Certain Age and S#!t my folks don't know. She has also appeared in the movies, Blades of Glory, The Heartbreak Kid, The Brothers Solomon and For your Consideration.

Colleen Smith is a teacher at the Groundlings school. Her t.v. credits include "The Showbiz Show with David Spade", "The Office", The Singles Table", "Carpoolers", and "KIng of the Hill" She is the co-creator of an original series called "Danger Force Five".
She is also the co-creator of "DateGarden.com", a fictional dating website, and of "The Smith Brown Project", a two woman show that ran at The Comedy Central Stage and UCB. She was seen recently in an Off Broadway production of Henson Alternative's "Stuffed and Unstrung" An improvised puppet show for grownups, which Entertainment Weekly gave a Grade A rating.

Fresh from the success from their most recent production of "The Buddy Gilm Show" a tribute to old time radio and comedy variety shows of the past, the Louisville Improvisors bring you Improvapalooza 11! Two shows of pure improv. Bringing together the 
talents of two of the best improvisers in the country, Stephanie Courtney and Colleen Smith and add that to the Improvisors, Chris Anger, Alec Volz and Todd Hildreth and you got two nights of great comedy created right before your eyes.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday 12/21/10 at 10 am at the Kentucky Center Box Office or by calling (502) 584-7777

January 7-8, 2011
Kentucky Center MeX Theatre
8pm


The Louisville Improvisors will be gracing the stage at Ear X-Tacy Records and bringing a very special "preview" edition of "THE BUDDY GILM SHOW" to the store on Monday, Nov. 29th at 7pm!

WHO: THE BUDDY GILM SHOW (presented by the Louisville Improvisors)
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 29th at 7pm!
WHERE: ear X-tacy Records!

Ear X-Tacy Records
2226 Barstown Rd.
Louisville, Ky

As always, this event is FREE and ALL-AGES! It is with your continued support that we are able to offer these exciting in-store events free of charge.



LOUISVILLE IMPROVISORS ANNOUNCE THEIR BIGGEST SHOWS EVER

Louisville, KY

The Buddy Gilm Show is the Louisville Improvisors tribute to old time radio, music and comedy variety shows of the past. "We've done concept shows before, but this time we wanted combine fiction and reality." says Alec Volz (Louisville Improvisors) "It's a fake radio show with real people." says Chris Anger (also of Louisville Improvisors)

Bring together the legendary rock and roll sounds of Bodeco, the hardcore honky tonk of Johnny Berry and his band, mix in The Owl-Stretching Time Repertory Theater, featuring James Bickers (morning host on WFPK) and his cast performing an original "Fibber McGee and Molly" show live and add special guest Gill Holland (Green Building, Film Producer, Louisville Magazines 2009 Man of the Year) who will be interviewed by Buddy Gilm himself and throw in the Louisville Improvisors whose "concept shows walk the tightrope of unscripted theater...combining traditional stage work with the unpredictable element of improv and you've got an adrenaline pumping night where anything goes... and usually does."

Friday December 3, 2010 8pm
Alley Theater
1205 E. Washington St.
$10 at the door

New classes start July 10, 2010.

Improv Classes -- Beginner and Experienced

Class Description
Foundations of Improv Foundations of Improv is a great workshop for someone who has never taken improv, as well as someone who is looking to learn a new improv style. This class focuses on the basics of improv, how to give simple, clear information to get a scene started, how to be changed by information given to you, and mostly to get out of your head, leave your inner critic at the door, and have fun on stage.
prerequisite: none

By the end of a 6 week session a student will know:
  • Relaxation: Through warm-up (vocal & physical) they are given tools to relax under pressure and be "present".
  • Having fun while frying. Letting go of the "getting it right" syndrome.
  • Embracing Failure, Mistakes are truly Gifts.
  • Basic Stage Presence: the student can be seen and heard, is not constantly upstaging or turning back on audience.
  • Learn to build a scene by learning how to CROW (establish Character, Relationship and the Objective and Where of the scene) through a series of exercises where they learn CROW through their bodies and not just intellectually. They will be able to execute CROW or at least know when it isn't there. They will have an understanding of Building Characters, Emotions, Relationships, Objectives, Where's, Endowments, & Narrative.
  • Saying Yes – able to move action and not block. Playing first offer out all the way until it organically flips into something else. Getting in tune with their own impulses and starting from that clear space – then learning to accept others impulses.
  • Ensemble/making your partner look good, sharing control. Clicking into the Group Mind and getting out of your own way, serving your partner, making your partner look good,
  • Letting go of Control: not planning ahead.
Classes run from 6/5 - 6/26 and 7/10-7/31 and are $100 for a 4 week series.




Improvapalooza 10

FRI, JANUARY 8TH & SAT, JANUARY 9TH
8PM $20.00 AT THE KENTUCKY CENTER (THE MEX THEATRE)
FEATURING PERFORMANCES FROM LOUISVILLE IMPROVISORS & THE TRANS4MERZ (LOS ANGELES)
FOR TICKETS AND INFO CALL (502)584-7777 OR VISIT WWW.LOUISVILLEIMPROV.COM

Improvapalooza 10

Louisville Improvisors and The Necessary Theatre in cooperation with The Springhill Suites By Marriott, and Hurt Printing present
Improvapalooza 10
Two nights of improv in the round at the MeX Theatre in the Kentucky Center, January 8th and 9th at 8pm.
$20 Tickets are now on sale at the KCA Box office (584-7777) or online at KCA.

Featuring
The Tranz4merZ
One game. Thirty minutes. A buncha guys.
With only one beginning action, the TranzmerZ spin a stream of consciousness world from gym cops to patrons of a sperm bar using the simple improvisational game of transformations. It's fast, intense, and funny as hell as they feed off one another and break all the rules.The Trans4merZ began performing in the fall of 1991 in Santa Monica, California The idea was to create a new form of improvisation that didn't rely upon standard game formats, or long form structures that had recently become popular. Many different formats were suggested before the idea of doing transformations as a non-stop, half-hour performance structure was finally settled upon. This has been the form for The Trans4merZ show ever since. Along the way, notable personalities such as Cynthia Stevenson ("Happiness," "Oh, Baby,") and Lisa Kudrow ("Friends," "The Opposite of Sex,") were regular performers with the group. Guest performers have included Jon Lovitz and Conan O' Brian.

Please go to www.Trans4merZ.com for more info and videos of recent performances.

Bios of the performers scheduled to appear:
Chris Ellis After graduating Manchester University with a degree in drama, spent time in London playing Shakespearian idiots and fools, as well as some contemporary morons. Also, in London, he appeared on BBC TV's "The Young One's" and spent two years as the Associate Director of Inter-Action Theatre Productions. After moving to Los Angeles he became a film editor, editing nine movies, including films for CBS, Disney and Paramount, as well as writing, directing and editing award winning videos and film installations for The Ford Motor Company, NASA'a Kennedy and Johnson Space Centers. He has written and directed a film for Universal Studios theme parks starring Steven Spielberg, as well as a series of original short-form comedy films for Oxygen Media and Saturday Night Live. He most recently wrote and directed the film that can be seen at the U.S. Pavillion at the World Expo in Japan.

Harry Hannigan began his showbiz career talking a small dog off some insulation in a popular commercial, propelling him overnight into receptionist work. His television appearances include "The Tonight Show", "According to Jim" and he recently played the role of Neanderthal Chieftan "Clive" in the low budget film "The Hunters." He now writes for "The Troop" on Nickelodeon and only answers his own phone. He is proud to be the most physically appealing (male) of The Trans4merZ, but realizes the bar is set very low.

Jay Kogen Raised in Los Angeles, Jay first performed on "The Dean Martin Show" in 1968 at the age of 5. He continued acting with small parts on "The Bob Newhart Show," "Newhart," "The Bronx Zoo," "It's Garry Shandling's Show," was future man in "Great Scott" and was recently on Zrock. At 16 did standup and studied improvisation at The Groundlings. Jay started writing for television on "The Tracey Ullman Show," then wrote and produced the first four seasons of "The Simpsons" winning two Emmy Awards..He co-executive produced "Frasier," for which he won two more Emmys, including Best Writing For A Comedy Series and a humanitas award! Jay has written for many shows including "Malcolm In The Middle", "Everybody Loves Raymond"; "The George Lopez Show"; "Wanda At Large"; "The Class" and he's currently executive producer of "The Troop" for Nickelodeon. In movies, Jay was shot in the head by Jason Priestly in "Cold Blooded," tortured by Pauly Shore in "Jury Duty", wrote and produced the "Wrong Guy" staring Dave Foley (which won Best Writing at the Aspen Comedy Festival) and appears as himself in "The Aristocrats" He has written many movies that never got made and helped out on a few that did including: "The Nutty Professor"; "The Cat In The Hat"; "The Spy Who Shagged Me"; "Madagascar"; "Goldmember"; "Bad Company"; "Shrek II"; "Shark Tales"; "Shrek III"; "Super Hero!"; "Meet Dave"; and "The Love Guru."

Tanya Scheer is Lifetime's new Buzz Girl and can be seen daily at MyLifetime.com. She has performed stand-up comedy at Los Angeles's "Comedy Store", "Impov" and "Ice House" and performs regularly at the "Groundling's" theater in "The Crazy Uncle Joe Show, and was twice awarded Female Performer of the Year at "ACME Comedy Theater". She is the author of "How to Raise an Amazing Child, Without Getting Upstaged." and co-wrote "Rush" with Michelle Alexander, author of "How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days". Tanya was a founding member of "The Last Women on Earth", an all female improv group with Kristen Wiig. She currently appears on various webisodes such as Effenfunny's "Legend of Neil", "Stop It", and "Carol and Diane". She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband Eddie, and their 3 year-old daughter Ava Rose.

Jonathan Stark has been performing with this rag-tag band of misfits for the past 18 years. Previous to that Jon was a member of The Groundlings and was a regular in Bill Steinkellner's, "InstaPlay." As an actor he has been featured in the films "Project X", "Fright Night" and the mega-bomb "House 2." Since he realized, rather early on, that making a living from improv was impossible, to support his family he turned to the world of television writing. He has worked on such series as "Cheers", "Bob", "The Nanny" and "Ellen", for which he won an Emmy award for his work on the coming out episode and co-created ABC's long-running comedy "According to Jim". He has written a movie about women pirates and one about aliens and is now penning one about a monster under the bed. As you can plainly see, Jonathan is all over the map.


LOUISVILLE IMPROVISORS with special guest "Jazz Guru" TODD HILDRETH
The Louisville Improvisors originated ensemble Improvisation in Louisville ten years ago and continue to explore the unique art form of Theatrical Improvisation. Their concept shows walk the tightrope of unscripted theatre…combining traditional stage work with the unpredictable element of improv. The result is an adrenaline pumping night where anything goes…and usually does. The Louisville Improvisors are: Chris Anger, Josh Lane, and Alec Volz.


Improv Classes -- Beginner and Experienced
Class Start Finish Description
Intro to Improv 11/7 12/19 No prior experience necessary.

This class meets for 6 Saturday mornings 10 - 12pm starting on Nov. 7 ending ending Dec. 19 (with the Thanksgiving weekend off).

In this class you will be exposed to and participate a variety of games and exercises that will teach you how to be in the moment, listen, relax and trust your partner. The essentials of improvisation.
Creating Improvised Scenes 11/4 12/9 Some prior improv experience or formal acting training

This class meets for 6 Wednesdays from 7 - 9pm starting on Nov 4 and ending Dec. 9.

In this class you will expand on the essentials of improv (as seen above) , and focus on character, stage skills , acting and performance oriented scenework.


To register or for more information e-mail chris@louisvilleimprov.com or call (502) 485-9064

The cost is $25 per class or $20 if you pay for all classes in advance ($120 total)

All classes take place at the Louisville Improvisors training center at 627 S. 4th St.

2nd Annual Irish Hill Improv and History Festival

The 2nd Annual Irish Hill Improv And History Festival

with the Louisville Improvisors and Special Guests - Improv Nashville
Special Presentations by Metro Council member Tom Owen and Author and Historian Clyde F. Crews
Friday and Saturday August 21 & 22nd 8pm
$10.00 at the door.
Walden Theatre
1123 Payne St
In celebration of one Louisville's most interesting (yet often overlooked) neighborhood's, the Louisville Improvisors will present living historical improv shows based on two noted local historians' talks on the history of Irish Hill. The opening night speaker will be Tom Owen, "A Short History of Irish Hill" Saturday night's speaker will be Clyde F. Crews, "Irish Hill, Yesterday and Today"

Louisville Improvisors, Louisville's longest running improv company, established ensemble improvisation in Louisville 10 years ago. They have hosted the highly successful improv festival "Improvapalooza" for 9 years bringing some of the country's top improvisors to Louisville audiences. www.louisvilleimprov.com

Louisville Improvisors have always been committed to exploring and expanding the art form of improvisation by creating original concept and long form shows like, "Heaven or Hell", "Behind the Improv", and "Burnin' Love". And that's why they wanted to create a show based on the rich history and tradition of Irish Hill.

"We just thought it was about time Irish Hill got the love and attention it deserves," Alec Volz of the Louisville Improvisors said. "If Butchertown can be hip, why can't Irish Hill," said Chris Anger, (also of the Louisville Improvisors) "Irish Hill, it's not hip – it's real," added Louisville legend and LI member Todd Hildreth.

Also on the bill is Nashville Improv, Music City's first and only improv and sketch Comedy Theater. Just named "Best Improv Troupe 2008" by The Nashville Scene. Founded in 2005, Improv Nashville now boasts the area's best improvisers performing and sharing what they have been doing for years. Their cast members have performed in hundreds of shows in troupes all over the country, and they take a mature approach to improvisation, focusing more on character and story than gags or gimmicks. www.improvnashville.com

Added Festival Highlights:
The Irish Hill Neighborhood Association will be curating an Irish Hill History exhibit in the lobby both nights.
The Highland Coffee Co. will be donating a special limited run Irish Hill blend of their coffee.
Come and Meet Irish Hill's oldest living resident!
More to come!

Sponsors - Walden Theatre, Irish Hill Neighborhood Association, Hurt Printing, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Highland Coffee Co.

 

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Louisville Improvisors will be performing at The Motherlodge Festival,  at the Rudyard Kipling on April 1st.

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Louisville Improvisors and The Necessary Theatre in cooperation with The Springhill Suites By Marriott, Hurt Printing, and 21C present:

Improvapalooza 9

Two nights of improv in the round at the MeX Theatre in the Kentucky Center, January 9th and 10th at 8pm.

The $15 tickets go on sale 12/16 at the KCA Box office (584-7777) or online at www.kentuckycenter.org 

*** get special discounted Improvapalooza rates at SpringHill Suites Louisville
Downtown ***

Featuring

STEPHANIE COURTNEY (Flo on the Progressive Commercials, Mad Men, and member of L.A.'s The Groundlings, performing as a guest member of the Louisville Improvisors on both the 9th and 10th. Check her out on IMDB and YouTube.

LOUISVILLE IMPROVISORS with special guest "Jazz Guru" TODD HILDRETH Louisville Improvisors originated ensemble Improvisation in Louisville nearly ten years ago and continue to explore the unique art form of Theatrical Improvisation. Their concept shows walk the tightrope of unscripted theatre…combining traditional stage work with the unpredictable element of improv. The result is an adrenaline pumping night where anything goes…and usually does. The Louisville Improvisors are: Chris Anger, Josh Lane, and Alec Volz www.louisvilleimprov.com

INDYPROV makes their first appearance in the festival. Formed in 2003, Indianapolis' first and only independent improv comedy troupe has traveled all over the US performing for organizations and individuals. Appearing in the Friday night show www.indyprov.com

IMPROV NASHVILLE is Music City's first and only improv and sketch Comedy Theater.  Just named "Best Improv Troupe 2008" by The Nashville Scene. Founded in 2005, Improv Nashville now boasts the area's best improvisers performing and sharing what they have been doing for years. IMPROV NASHVILLE creates an evening's entertainment unlike any other in Nashville. Their cast members have performed in hundreds of shows in troupes all over the country, and they take a mature approach to improvisation, focusing more on character and story than gags or gimmicks. Performing in Saturday night's show their signature Homunculus, an improvised one-act play based on a single suggestion.www.improvnashville.com


 NEW Come see Chris in the Necessary Theatre production of Durang/ Durang Directed by Alec.

 

THE IRISH HILL IMPROV FESTIVAL INAUGURAL BALL

Irish Hill Improv Festival

Louisville, KY - At the Fox's Den in City Block, the LOUISVILLE IMPROVISORS, Louisville's premiere improv troupe and BACKSEAT SANDBAR (www.backseatsandbar.com), Louisville's premiere music blog, will host the IRISH HILL IMPROV FESTIVAL INAUGURAL BALL featuring Louisville's ownTHE INSTRUCTION and the legendary BODECO. The Irish Hill Improv Festival Inaugural Ball celebrates the return of Los Angeles-based comedic institution THE GROUNDLINGS to Louisville. Though it's not held in Irish Hill, the event will feature the best of Irish Hill Culture. There will be door prizes, a costume contest, where you can dress as your favorite historical Irish Hill figure (past or present), and a dance contest where you can show off your Billy Goat Strut, Nannie Goat Strut, or Irish Hill Crawl, which was developed during the flood of 1937 (it's like the Charleston, but underwater). Put your money where your strut is!
The Instruction formed in 2005 and has been playing shows around town performing with the likes of Your Black Star, as well as national acts MC Chris and Thao Nguyen with the Get Down Stay Down. Currently, the band's songs have been featured on WFPK and they are in the process of completing their debut Failure By Design.
Louisville stalwarts Bodeco rose to prominence in the burgeoning 1990s independent music in scene in Louisville. Bodeco has earned legendary status with their mix of rockabilly, hardcore, and concrete blues. Though they only released two albums, Bodeco broke into WFPK's top 100 albums of all time with Callin' All Dogs, which was better than fugue in F sharp by Mozart. But, Bodeco's power has always been in live performance. Behind the guttural yawlp of Ricky Feather, Bodeco has earned praise from critics and audience's alike. Trouser Press called them "[o]ne of the most underappreciated combos in the early-to-mid-'90s indie roots-rock movement". The New York Times raves: "[t]here's nothing quaint, cute or five-and-dime about Bodeco's brand of rockabilly. Greasy as a truck-stop burger and bumpier than a high-speed ride in the back of a pickup, this band of Louisville wild men eschews retro contrivances in favor of gristle, marrow and the occasional backwoods yowl."

For more information, please contact Chris Anger:  chris@louisvilleimprov.com or visit www.louisvilleimprov.com 

A flyer for the event is available upon request!

ABOUT THE IRISH HILL IMPROV FESTIVAL AND INAUGURAL BALL
The Irish Hill Improv Festival starring The Groundlings and Louisville Improvisors will be performed at 8 pm at Walden Theatre, 1123 Payne Street.
Tickets are $20 per night and will be available at the door.
The Irish Hill Improv Festival Inaugural Ball will take place at the Fox's Den in City Block. Doors open at 10 pm on Friday, September 5. Tickets are $10. 
$25 gets you access to both an improv show and the Inaugural Ball.

THE IRISH HILL IMPROV FESTIVAL

Irish Holl Improv Festival


Louisville, KY -- On September 5th and 6th, 2008, the LOUISVILLE IMPROVISORS, Louisville's premier improv troupe is pleased to announce the return of THE GROUNDLINGS, Los Angeles's comedic institution which gave rise to the careers of Phil Hartman, Paul Reubens, and many others.

Returning from their sold out shows at the Kentucky Center in January, the Louisville Improvisors and The Groundlings will be performing two shows on Friday, September 5th and Saturday, September 6th at 8 pm at Walden Theatre, 1123 Payne Street during the first IRISH HILL IMPROV FESTIVAL. In addition to both shows the Louisville Improvisors, in conjunction with Backseat Sandbar (www.backseatsandbar.com), Louisville's premier music blog, will host the Irish Hill Improv Festival Inaugural Ball featuring some of Louisville's prominent bands.
For more information, please contact Chris Anger: chris@louisvilleimprov.com or visit www.louisvilleimprov.com

ABOUT THE IRISH HILL IMPROV FESTIVAL
The Irish Hill Improv Festival starring The Groundlings and Louisville Improvisors will be performed at 8 pm at Walden Theatre, 1123 Payne Street.

Tickets are $20 per night and will be available at the door.

The Irish Hill Improv Festival Inaugural Ball will take place at the Fox's Den in City Block.

Doors open at 10 pm on Friday, September 5. Tickets are $10.

$25 gets you access to both an improv show and the Inaugural Ball.

10 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT THE IRISH HILL IMPROV FESTIVAL:
  1. It's the first one!
  2. There actually aren't enough improvisers in Irish Hill to make a "festival" so we had to bring some in from "Los Angeles."
  3. It's annual?
  4. It takes place in Irish Hill. That's in Louisville, Kentucky. That's in the United States. Which is a country on planet Earth. The Earth is in the solar system. Well, the ball won't happen in Irish Hill, but the rest apply.
  5. When the wind blows right, you can smell Butchertown.
  6. The Irish Hill Neighborhood Association won a prolonged bidding war against Deer Park to host the festival. The Upper Highlands dropped out early.
  7. Improv is an artform. Invented by the original inhabitants of Irish Hill: the Swedes.
  8. The Groundlings also performed at the First Annual Toluca Lake Improv Festival.
  9. Andy Dick WILL NOT be attending.
  10. Irish Hill was once known as Billy Goat Hill. The name was changed after a copyright infringement suit was filed by Billy Goat Strut alley downtown. Billy Goat Hill henceforth became known as "Irish Hill"

THE GROUNDLINGS
Born out of countercultural 1960s comedy troupe the Committee, Los Angeles's Groundlings have been practicing their high-octane brand of anything-goes improvisation for three decades. Audiences know the group for their wacky sketch comedy and lightning audience participation rounds. Its alumni include a laundry list of "Saturday Night Live"-ers (Phil Hartman, Julia Sweeney, Will Ferrell, Laraine Newman), Cassandra "Elvira" Peterson and Emmy-winning "Friends" star Lisa Kudrow. www.groundlings.com
 
Current members scheduled to appear:
Kevin Berntson has been seen on TV in "ER", "Monk", and in recurring role on "Reno 911!". He's not an insomniac, but he plays one on TV commercials with a beaver and Abe Lincoln.

Jordan Black has been a series regular on such shows as "Punk'd", "Halfway Home", MTV's "The Lyricist Lounge Show", the WB's "On the Spot" and E!'s "Star Dates". His voice has been heard on "South Park" and he's been seen and heard on "MadTV", "Free Ride", "Significant Others", "Cedric The Entertainer Presents", "The Andy Dick Show", and According to Jim, as well as the Christopher Guest film For Your Consideration. Jordan's writing credits include "Saturday Night Live", Fox's "Stacked", VH1 "ILL-ustrated", VH1 "Big in 2002" Awards, and the WB's "Hype".

A California native, Candace Brown debuted in her Fourth grade production of "Pandora's Box" where she was initially cast as a goblin but was recast as "Hera" when her classmate suspiciously fell ill on performance night. Candace has no comment. Candace has appeared on Comedy Central's, "Sarah Silverman Program", NBC's Windfall, and Universal's "The Cat In The Hat", starring Mike Meyers. She can be seen on The Disney Channel's "Wizard's Of Waverly Place", and will recur on season two Head Case on the Starz Network. She is a Groundlings Sunday Company Alumni, and performs improv and sketch at The Improv Olympic West with her 2007 Harold champion team "Local 132". "The Smith Brown Project", a comedy show written by Candace and her writing partner Colleen Smith has appeared at Improv Olympic, UCB as well as numerous times at The Comedy Central Workspace. In addition the two co-created www.DateGarden.com, a comedy dating website. www.candacebrown.com

Stephanie Courtney is a main company member of The Groundlings who has appeared on the small screen with roles in "Mad Men", "Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job!" and on the big screen in "The Heartbreak Kid" and "Blades of Glory."

Colleen Smith is a correspondent on "The Showbiz Show with David Spade". Her other television credits include "The Office", "World Cup Comedy", "The Singles Table", "Carpoolers", and "King of the Hill". http://www.myspace.com/colleen_smith

LOUISVILLE IMPROVISORS with special guest "Jazz Guru" TODD HILDRETH
Since 1999, the Louisville Improvisors have delighted audiences in The River City. Josh Lane and jazz guru Todd Hildreth join co-founders Chris Anger and Alec Volz to craft hilarious, original material every performance. They have been entertaining audiences across the Midwest at The St. Louis Improv Festival, Chicago Improv Festival, and other festivals and colleges in between. Locally, the Louisville Improvisors have produced 8 Improvapalooza festivals and delighted Louisvillans at the Clifton Arts Center, The Rudyard Kipling, Kentucky Center for the Arts, and now defunct Twice Told Coffee Shop. Co-founder Chris Anger ran for mayor in 2006. The bid was unsuccessful, but he got more votes than Elvis, Jesus, and Phil McCrevice. For more info, visit www.louisvilleimprov.com

 

 

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Louisville Improvisors present

Improvapalooza 8

2 Nights of Improv in the round at the MeX Theatre in The Kentucky Center

January 11-12 8:00pm

Tickets: $25.00

Tickets available at the KCA Box office 584-7777 or online at
www.kca.org

Tickets go on sale November 29th at 10 AM.

Featuring: The Groundlings
Born out of countercultural 1960s comedy troupe the Committee, Los Angeles's Groundlings have been practicing their high-octane brand of anything-goes improvisation for three decades. Audiences know the group for their wacky sketch comedy and lightning audience participation rounds. Its alumni include a laundry list of "Saturday Night Live"-ers (Phil Hartman, Julia Sweeney, Will Ferrell, Laraine Newman), Cassandra "Elvira" Peterson and Emmy-winning "Friends" star Lisa Kudrow.
www.groundlings.com

Current members scheduled to appear:
Kevin Berntson has been seen on TV in ER, MONK, and recurring role on RENO 911! He's not an insomniac, but he plays one on TV commercials with a beaver and Abe Lincoln.

Colleen Smith is a correspondent on "The Showbiz Show with David Spade". Her other television credits include "The Office", "World Cup Comedy", "The Singles Table", "Carpoolers", and "King of the Hill". http://www.myspace.com/colleen_smith

Drew Droege's TV credits include RENO 911!, HALFWAY HOME, CAMPUS LADIES, and THE 70's HOUSE.
Drew's also the voice of Feathers on the popular online cartoon PLANET UNICORN and has done videos for Funny Or Die, Channel 101, and Super Deluxe. He's on myspace but not facebook -don't even think about getting him hooked into that racket.

Jordan Black has been a series regular on such shows as Punk'd, Halfway Home, MTV's The Lyricist Lounge Show, the WB's On the Spot and E!'s Star Dates. His voice has been heard on South Park and he's been seen and heard on MadTV, Free Ride, Significant Others, Cedric The Entertainer Presents, The Andy Dick Show, and According to Jim, as well as the Christopher Guest film For Your Consideration. Jordan's writing credits include Saturday Night Live, Fox's Stacked, VH1 ILL-ustrated, VH1 Big in 2002 Awards, and the WB's Hype.

A California native, Candace Brown debuted in her Fourth grade production of "Pandora's Box" where she was initially cast as a goblin but was recast as "Hera" when her classmate suspiciously fell ill on performance night. Candace has no comment.

Candace has appeared on Comedy Central's, "Sarah Silverman Program", NBC's Windfall, and Universal's "The Cat In The Hat", starring Mike Meyers. She can be seen on The Disney Channel's "Wizard's Of Waverly Place", and will recur on season two Head Case on the Starz Network.

She is a Groundlings Sunday Company Alumni, and performs improv and sketch at The Improv Olympic West with her 2007 Harold champion team "Local 132." "The Smith Brown Project", a comedy show written by Candace and her writing partner Colleen Smith has appeared at Improv Olympic, UCB as well as numerous times at The Comedy Central Workspace. In addition the two co-created www.DateGarden.com, a comedy dating website.
www.candacebrown.com

And

LOUISVILLE IMPROVISORS with special guest "Jazz Guru" TODD HILDRETH

The Louisville Improvisors originated ensemble Improvisation in Louisville nearly ten years ago and continue to explore the unique art form of Theatrical Improvisation. Their concept shows walk the tightrope of unscripted theatre...combining traditional stage work with the unpredictable element of improv. The result is an adrenaline pumping night where anything goes...and usually does.

The Louisville Improvisors are: Chris Anger, Josh Lane, and Alec Volz

www.louisvilleimprov.com



"Seat-of-pants flying is what these guys do best" Cindy Lamb in LEO Weekly


"The Most substantial Group in Town" -Louisville Magazine


"Best Performing Arts Group" -The Readers of the LEO Weekly

Louisville Improvisors, Comedy Caravan, and Wild And Woolly Present the return of

INSTANT CINEMA!

Photo included. (Photo credit – Angela Shoemaker)

Louisville Improvisors, Comedy Caravan, and Wild And Woolly, present INSTANT CINEMA with Todd Hildreth, Chris Anger, Josh Lane, and Alec Volz.

Augst 15th and 29th
10:00pm
The Comedy Caravan
Mid City Mall
Admission: $5
Tickets and info available by calling (502) 459-0022
www.louisvilleimprov.com
www.comedycaravan.com

"The same old movie with a brand new soundtrack"

Noted piano man-about-town Todd Hildreth (Java Men, King Kong) joins forces with Louisville Improvisors – Chris Anger, Josh Lane, and Alec Volz – to present the return of INSTANT CINEMA.

These strong artists are going to take a B movie and redub it, adding their own dialogue and music. All completely improvised.
This 30-minute live movie event will be followed by a set of improvised scenes based on audience suggestions accompanied by Todd Hildreth on the piano and organ.

"Nightlife: ‘Instant Cinema': The movies are B but the talent is A+"
- Cindy Lamb Leo Magazine 4/10/06

The Louisville Improvisors and Todd Hildreth

 

Improvapalooza 7 Master Classes

True Fiction Magazine from San Francisco, the headline group for this year's Improvapalooza Festival will be leading two different master classes on Saturday January 13th in The MeX Theatre at The Kentucky Center 620 W. Main Street. The Classes on TFM's trademark style of Long Form Improvisation will be held from 12:30 – 2:30 and 3 – 5. The Cost will be $20.00 for each master class.

The Classes are limited to 20 students in each class to insure maximum participation for all. This is a great opportunity to work with some of the leading improvisors in the country for an amazingly low price. Each class will focus on different aspects of Long Form Improv and are completely different – great for the beginning improvisor and the veteran alike.

To sign up, call Alec Volz @ 589-0084 ex28 or send an email to avolz@waldentheatre.org

True Fiction Magazine continues to push the envelope of improvisation, exploring new and exciting styles of storytelling. A TFM performance is a full evening of spontaneous theatre, as the troupe takes titles suggested by the audience and creates stories, which move forward and backward in time, interweave and intersect, until the final resolution. Of over 6,000 stories told, they've never repeated one. Each show is unique: it has never been seen before and will never be seen again. TFM's inspiration is the hard-bitten, emotion-driven fiction found in the pulp stories of the 30's and 40's, tempered by their own comic sensibilities, resulting in a myriad of unusual characters and the worlds they live in.

Outside of its home base in San Francisco, TFM enjoyed a lengthy, critically-acclaimed run in Los Angeles in 1997 and expanded its scope internationally, participating in a week-long theater festival in Tampere, Finland, performing two shows to capacity crowds at the city theater and conducting workshops in long-form improvisation with improvisors and actors from all over Scandinavia and northern Europe. More info on TFM: http://www.truefictionmagazine.com/index.htm

Louisville Improvisors present
Improvapalooza 7
2 Nights of Improv in the round at the MeX Theatre in The Kentucky Center

January 12-13 8:00pm
$15.00 adults
$12.00 Seniors/students
Tickets available at the KCA Box office 584-7777 or online at www.kca.org  
 
Featuring:
True Fiction Magazine
San Francisco's longest running improv show, True Fiction Magazine, originally inspired by the over-blown passions of the 30s and 40s pulp novels, takes improvised theatre to new heights each year. Pushing the realm of storytelling, TFM takes the audience on a wild ride into unknown territory that titillates the senses and blows the mind. www.truefictionmagazine.com

"Inspired invention!" -San Francisco Chronicle

"Surreal inventive plots!" -Los Angeles Times

"An immensely satisfying theatrical experience!" -Daily Variety

And

LOUISVILLE IMPROVISORS with special guest  "Jazz Guru" TODD HILDRETH

The Louisville Improvisors originated ensemble Improvisation in Louisville nearly seven years ago and continue to explore the unique art form of Theatrical Improvisation. Their concept shows walk the tightrope of unscripted theatre...combining traditional stage work with the unpredictable element of improv. The result is an adrenaline pumping night where anything goes...and usually does. www.louisvilleimprov.com

"Seat-of-pants flying is what these guys do best" Cindy Lamb in LEO Weekly

"The Most substantial Group in Town" -Louisville Magazine

"Best Performing Arts Group" -The Readers of the LEO Weekly

True Fiction Magazine

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Louisville Improvisors and Todd Hildreth
 
 
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Improvapalooza 5.5
If you missed seeing Bob iltfong at Improvapalooza 5 last September, or saw him and want more of his funky New York-style comedy, some good news: he's coming back. Bob joins host Louisville Improvisors and Rickets & Randy for Improvapalooza 5.5 -- one night of improvisation, sketch comedy and improvisational ventriloquism. Guaranteed laughs in the up-close and personal MEX Theater.

Where: The MEX Theatre, Kentucky Center for the Arts
When: January 14
How much: Tickets $12/ $10 for Seniors & Students. Call the Kentucky Center Box Office at 502.584.7777 or 800.775.7777


 
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