Houston Improv Festival

Photo by Todd Boring

Some of Houston's most talented improvisers join forces with improv troupes from Austin, Oklahoma City, Chicago, Minneapolis and New York for this year's uproarious Houston Improv Festival. Leading the charge is the hard-hitting national duo SCRAM! composed of Joe Bill from Annoyance Theater and iO Chicago and Jill Bernard of HUGE Theater and ComedySportz Minneapolis.

The Latin flair of the TV novella inspires Austin's Shades of Brown. Houston's This Infinite Closet performs their entire show in the dark.

For the first time, the festival will offer improv workshops. Elite improvisers Joe Bill and Jill Bernard, as well as Chris Grace of New York's The People's Improv Theater will conduct a variety of workshops designed to accommodate all levels of improvisers, from those just starting out to the advanced improviser. Each workshop is 3 hours long and is limited to 16 students, allowing everyone plenty of personal attention.

Click here for a detailed schedule.



Midtown Art Center
3414 LaBranch St.
Houston, TX 77004


$15 per show; $45 weekend passes; workshops $60.
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