Hello there this is your cruise director Jesse with all your fun events and party musts!

Drinks, Food, and Drinkie Drinks!

Want to wet your whistle before or during the shows? Stroll to the Lover’s Lounge (Louisiana Room) directly next door to our theater lobby where our bar will be located each evening! Full bar plus order food from the restaurant.  We will be open at 5:30 each day and close at the conclusion of the shows each night.


1-5:30 Improv Con!  Join us for the first Improvised Improv Conference. Register for free.

5:30 Bar in the Louisiana Room opens.  Join us for the Festival Opening Happy Hour!

After Shows After Party:  Pizza Party Night at Luigi’s!  Just a short walk west of the hotel on El Cajon Blvd.  Great pizza and beer.  Open until 1am just for us!  Address: 2121 El Cajon Blvd.


Didn’t get into see a show?  Join the Banana Fosters Kids for an open improv jam and drinks next door at our bar in the Louisiana Room. (exact time of jam tbd)

After Shows After Party at The Red Fox Lounge directly across from the theater in the hotel.  This piano and cocktail bar will have you swinging all night long.


Don’t have your butt in a seat in the theater? Clown around with Look What We Found next door at the bar.  They are bringing their clown antics plus hosting an open jam! (exact time to be determined)

12-3pm Pool Party!  It’s the annual pool party that let’s you know you are definitely in San Diego!  With drink specials and tunes by DJ Mario plus prizes for Bingo participants, you don’t want to miss this party.  (at the hotel pool, of course)

After Shows After Party at Gilly’s!  Play frogger or walk down to the corner and cross El Cajon Blvd. safely, but be sure to get across that boulevard for karaoke night at our favorite local dive bar.  It’s literally across the street.


Closing Party after the shows is at Park & Rec, a great San Diego outdoor/indoor bar just about a mile west of us in University Heights.  Grab a Lyft and meet us for some recreation and lots of hugs.

On behalf of your entire cruising staff I am so happy to welcome you aboard.  And, if things don’t go exactly as planned, please remember we are all just making this stuff up 😉



Announcing Festival Exchange Teacher, Terje Brevik From Oslo, Norway!

Earlier this year we reached out to improv teachers all around the world to submit to come to the San Diego Improv Festival. We had submissions from some amazingly talented teachers from all over the globe. We are thrilled to announce that this year’s “Exchange Teacher” Is Terje Brevik! Terje hails from Oslo, Norway and is the head of  Impro Neuf, Norways largest and most inclusive improv community.

After taking all the classes available in Norway, Terje went to Calgary and the Loose Moose Theatre for their summer school and mask workshop, Chicago for the iO Summer Intensive two years ago and the iO Advanced Intensive this summer, as well as the Annoyance Intensive. Not to mention Ten Days With Keith Johnstone the last three summers, in beautiful Odsherred, Denmark.

Terje is extremely passionate about teaching improv. He teaches drop ins, ensemble workshops, beginner intensives, corporate teambuilding, as well as improv for young adults with mental health issues.

Terje is teaching “Enough with the F*cking Questions Already”  Questions stops scenes moving forward, not to mention it’s selfish. Your questions are forcing your partner to make all the decisions, when what you should be doing is making your partner look good on stage. This workshop will train you to better take care of yourself and your partner by avoiding all those unnecessary questions! Level: beginners to intermediate

As part of our Exchange Teacher program we are providing Terje with travel arraignments, hotel accommodations, and more comedy bits then he will know what to do with! Please join us on January 18th for our Festival Night Improvation to help raise money to cover the Exchange Teacher program as well as for our hospitality committee to decorate and supply our out of town improvisers with swag and treats!

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