2017 Festival Program Announced. Tickets Available December 1st.

The program for the 4th Annual San Diego Improv Festival in 2017 is officially complete and tickets to all shows and workshops go on sale December 1, 2016 at 9am. Ninety-eight teams submitted this year, more than any other year. There will be 11 show blocks over 4 days featuring a total of 44 shows. A volunteer selection committee of 19 …

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Submit to the 2017 Festival!

Everyone wants someone that listens, agrees, supports and plays with you, right? Which is why we all do it…for the love of improv. Sunset strolls on the beach with 70 degree weather and palm trees swaying gently in the wind? Poolside brunch or late night movies under the stars? Historic landmark hotel that will help you “date up”? Hundreds of …


Welcome to the 2016 San Diego Improv Festival



Red Door is Best of Fest!

Red Door, the fast playing duo out of Los Angeles comprised of Justin Michael Terry and Ryan Marisco, have been named “Best of Fest” for the 2015 San Diego Improv Festival. The award is chosen via social media. Teams that submitted to the festival from outside San Diego are eligible. Red Door’s set was inspired by the suggestions, “Hedge Fund …


10 Questions with: Shades of Grey

Shades of Grey is a two-man team from San Francisco, and they played with us our very first night of the festival.  They referred to themselves as “like brother and sister”; I thought they were like the siblings who started a lemonade stand together when they were 10 and are still operating it today.  They are earnest, effusive, and wonderfully …


Still time to vote for #SDIFBestofFest !

The #SDImprovFest is over, but there is still time to vote for #SDBestofFest. Vote on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram before it’s too late!


Free jam and party starts at 6pm tonight!

We had a super fun night in the “Lover’s Lounge” last night (aka the ballroom next to the theatre).  We jammed, we danced, we took photos, we wrote valentines and palentines, we ate pizza, and of course we drank. Come join us tonight whether you have a ticket to a show or not!  We are there from 6-11pm and then …


Thursday 9pm Block: Highlights

Jewell dances like a Muppet. Christine dubs a new hashtag: #piecesofpaperwithpencils. RC Georges takes the stage to do short form improv; only such team at the festival. “I like my women like I like my urban planners – keeping me unsure what they actually do.” “Are you proposing?” – I can’t believe I’ve never seen this come up in a …

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"Sure, Father John, he's a weirdo, but he's our weirdo." - Controlled Panic

Thursday 7pm Block: Photos and Quotes


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Best of Fest: The Rules

For the second San Diego Improv Festival, we are doing a “Best of Fest” award.  Vote for any team you think is worthy, but only visiting teams are eligible for the grand prize: the winner gets automatic admission to next year’s festival. Winning is done by audience vote; audiences can vote by Tweeting, posting to the Finest City Improv Facebook …

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