Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents Hot Mic, a full-length improvised musical. Everything is completely improvised — the acting, the singing, the music. If you’ve never seen Hot Mic, you’ve been missing Cincinnati’s best-kept secret. Don’t miss it!
Ten performers put their names in The Bucket List. The performers are randomly assigned to two ad hoc improv teams. While the opening act performs, the newly formed teams have a chance to discuss how they will win the hearts of the audience. Then they compete to be the best team of the evening. Winners receive a gift card to a local bar, and the losers walk away with nothing but their tears.
Improv Cincinnati and Louisville’s Sidetracked Improv present a horror-inspired comedy show called Fearscape. Stefan Gearhart and Brad McQueary are lovers of the supernatural and horror movies. They’ve created a form that brings all the fun of horror movies into a hilarious comedy show.
We also welcome the improv house teams War Candy and Shouting at Clouds.
Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents a double-stuffed evening of comedy featuring the freestyle rap-inspired improv show Cavalcade. A beatboxer lays down beats while rappers freestyle rhymes, which inspires the improv comedy awesomeness.
We also welcome Scissor Set, Amanda Monyhan and Dylan Shelton, an award winning comedy duo who will melt your face with laughter. Wampus, a many-headed beast with a talent for silly characters and a playful spirit. And Soup Buddies, a squad of friends who make you feel warm and happy like a bowl of tomato soup.
Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents an evening of musical improv comedy.
Hot Mic’s first act will be a hilarious performance of musical improv games. The second act will be a mini-musical. Everything is completely improvised: the dynamic music, the playful scenes, and the wholehearted lyrics!
Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents The Bucket List. Two teams are randomly selected from a pool of improvisers. They have a short amount of time to meet their teammates, plan their format, and in no time, they’re suddenly they’re competing for their lives. OK, maybe not their lives, but the audience vote will determine who will receive the prize and who will walk home empty handed.
Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents Veracity: true stories that inspire the improv scenes. Our special guest this week is Umi, a storyteller recommended by our friends at Hieroglyphic Games.
The opening improv teams for the evening are Crustacean and Shouting at Clouds.
Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents an evening of improvised comedy.
8:00 pm: Cait Vs The World - Our company member Cait Riley will run a gauntlet of scenes with a lineup of performers playing a variety of characters. Plus, we welcome the delightful improv team known only as War Candy.
9:30 pm: Cavalcade - What happens when you combine improv comedy, hip hop beats, and freestyle rap? An entertaining and hilarious evening brought to you by Cavalcade: beatboxer Donatello, rapper TheGifted9, and various improv all-stars. We also welcome the improv team Soup Buddies!
Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents a full length improvised musical. A cast of all-star comedic actors improvise everything: the dialogue, the lyrics, and even the music by our band EZ/DZ. HOT MIC is an unforgettable and amazing experience. Don’t miss it!
Ten performers put their name in the hat to be selected for a one-night-only improv team. Then, they improvise their hearts out to compete for the audience vote. The winning team receives a reward. The losing team gets nothing. Don’t miss the battle royale!
Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents Musical Veracity!
Musical Veracity: We welcome special guest Michael Shooner, Executive Director of New Edgecliff Theatre. His true stories will inspire the improvised comedy from our all-star team of performers. Joining the show will be Chicago improviser Tatum Hunter and guitarist Delmar Davis.
Opening will be the improv team Shouting at Clouds, who will warm things up with their hilarious mixture of improv styles!
Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents a dangerously hilarious evening of improv comedy.
Uranium 235 - Colin Thornton and Joe Disalvo present “The Deconstruction”, an entropic form of improv comedy where themes, insights, and truth are revealed as the performance dissolves into its raw components.
Night Shade - A group of all-star improvisers risk their reputation on a bold idea: what if they improvised under the influence of insanely hot peppers. It’s the most dangerous form of improv as these talented performers’ tongues are flickering with agony.
Wampus - This improv team is full of characters that will romp and stomp their way to your heart.
Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents two comedy shows in one evening. You can see both for $15 or choose one for $10!
8:00 - Absolution Island - Colin Thornton and Dan Harris are master improvisers who want to absolve you of your shame. One audience volunteer will share an extremely embarrassing story, and through the power of comedy, Colin and Dan will permanently change how that memory is embedded. From awkward to awesome, from humiliating to hilarious… we will rewire your experience. Also performing is the group known as War Candy!
9:30 - Cavalcade - A suggestion inspires freestyle rap, the rap inspires improv comedy, and the comedy inspires laughter. It’s the circle of life. Featuring the smooth beats of music producer Stallatix, the percussive beats of beatboxer Donatello, and the hip hop awesomeness of TheGifted9! Also performing is the team of bandits known as Soup Buddies.
Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents Love Square, and improvised musical road trip.
Love Square: Improv Cincinnati’s co-founders, Jon Ulrich and Colin Thornton, take a road trip to an audience suggested location. Along the way, they sing songs accompanied by Daniel Zimmer on keys. Every show has a new passenger — who will it be this time?
Opening improv teams are Operation Pretty Flower and Wampus!
Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents an evening of improvised comedy!
Vote for Harris - Master improvisers Dan and Jessica Harris have been putting the spin on political scandals since 2020. What scandal is next? That is up to you!
Also featuring improv teams Soup Buddies and the IC debut of War Candy!
Improv Cincinnati presents Veracity, a format where true stories inspire improv comedy scenes. This month we welcome Scott Holzman and Jeremy Moser, the founders of The Welcoming Party, a non-profit that brings together Cincinnati natives and people who are new to the area. In honor of our guests, new citizens receive admission for only twenty five cents!
It's graduation time for our students! Two advanced classes perform!
Improv Cincinnati introduces The Cavalcade Showcase, a monthly format that brings together freestyle rap, improv comedy, hip hop acts, stand-up, spoken word poets, etc...
Cavalcade - improv comedy inspired by freestyle rap. Beats by our music producer Stallatix and our beatboxing phenom Donatello. Rapping by Thegifted9, Charlie Roetting, Colin Thornton, and Jonathan Ulrich.
PoC - Patterns of Chaos is a hip hop band comprised of emcee Jay Hill, groovemaker Stallatix, and electric cellist Tophraps
Stand Up comics Daryl Clark and Luna Malbroux!
Improv Cincinnati presents New Recruit, a two-person improvised one-act starring IC’s Executive Director and a member of the audience. (Performing is voluntary — not a requirement)
Opening the show will be our house teams Castle of Wonder and our yet-to-be-named all-girl improv troupe.
Improv Cincinnati presents Sean Vs. The World, an evening of improv where our students line up to perform scenes with one of our most talented company members, Sean Dillon. Non-stop!
Also featuring Absolution Island: Jon Ulrich and Dan Harris absolve an audience member of their most embarrassing moment by recreating that moment with the power of improv.
Welcome to new indie team Separate Checks (Ellyn Broderick and Harrison Hensley).
Improv Cincinnati welcomes special guest monologist Hope Miller co-founder of Cincinnati Playback Theatre. Hope’s true stories will inspire the improvised scenes from our all-star performers.
Also performing will be Fractal Rock (Sean Dillon and Charlie Roetting) and Castle of Wonder
Improv Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre presents Love Square. IC’s co-founders, Jon Ulrich and Colin Thornton, take the audience on a musical road trip. Love Square is rooted in dynamic relationships and fringed with joy and playfulness. This week, we welcome Gauravi Shah as the passenger.
Also featuring improv teams Wampus and Shouting at Clouds.