What to Expect at an Improv Show

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So you’re about to see your first improv show. Hooray! Seeing improv can be a magical experience, to witness something so strange but so creative come together in front of your eyes — magic! And while it’s good to go into a show without too many expectations, it’s super helpful to know what exactly you’re getting into. Let’s start at the beginning. What is improv? Improv (or improvisation, if you want to be formal about it) is a performance art form where “players” or improvisers go out on stage without a script and attempt to make stuff up! Many times … Read More

Humans Being The Card Game – LIVE!

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On Saturday, March 24th at 9pm, we’re ready to get our game on. Joining us that night from Westside Comedy Theater will be Amey Goerlich. Amey is one of the creators of the hit game Humans Being Card Game. This home game brings the fun of improv right into your living room, by drawing cards for inspiration and letting hilarity ensue. TableTop Gaming News says- “Humans Being proves improv comedy can be done successfully by anyone.” Now, we are going to prove it! We have assembled a team of experienced improvisers and they will go toe-to-toe with — audience members! Anyone will be … Read More

Attack of the Rotten Tomatoes! Attacks: Casablanca!

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Of all the gin joints in all the world, you should definitely walk into ours. Specifically on Saturday, March 10th, at 9pm to see Attack of the Rotten Tomatoes take on cinema’s long-standing classic, Casablanca. There will be fedoras. There will be gambling. There may even be Nazis, who knows? The cast will take suggestion from the audience – MadLibs style – to help create an entirely new film! Throughout the show, there will be plenty of opportunities for audience participation. And don’t be surprised by sudden outbursts of improvised musical comedy! If you want to be a witness to … Read More

Surf’s Up with Alex Geller – The March Single Lady!

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She’s a girl on the go, always rock climbing, camping, or surfing. She’s Alex Geller, our Single Lady for March! When she’s not catching waves, Alex is busy working on her Doctoral degree in Chinese Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine or working at Encinitas Acupuncture and Massage. When it comes to men, Alex is looking for someone smart, driven, and adventurous. Oh, and he MUST surf. That’s a deal-breaker. As our guest for the show, we’ll bring Alex up to find out… Act 1: Why she’s still single! Act 2: Who is  her perfect match! Act 3: We now … Read More

Musical Improv At It’s Best: Uncommon Ground – Presented by High Note!

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This Saturday at 9pm, there will be a unique opportunity to catch some truly special musical improv, courtesy Kevin and Nancy Langdon! The Langdons are ensemble members here at Finest City Improv, and are often found performing monthly with their musical team High Note. This time, they are presenting something never before seen at Finest City: Uncommon Ground! Uncommon Ground is a musical sketch show created and first presented at Second City Hollywood.  Kevin and Nancy are a part of the creative team and cast for Uncommon Ground and they are thrilled to bring this show down to San Diego! … Read More

SD Improv Fest is February 15 to 18!

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The program for the 5th Annual San Diego Improv Festival in 2018 is approaching fast! Tickets (including VIP) are on sale now, and there’s still time to snag the early bird price for the incredible workshops! This year’s program will feature: 11 show blocks over 4 days featuring a total of 44 shows. A volunteer selection committee of 19 local performers selected 29 teams to perform based on three factors: engaging, unique, funny. Eleven more teams were invited by random lottery from the pool of remaining submissions to give some newer teams or teams without strong video submissions to participate. Also … Read More

Attack of the Rotten Tomatoes Attacks… Titanic!

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It was a world-wide phenomenon in the 1990s. Celine Dion’s soaring vocals were on a constant loop for 3 years straight. “Titanic” broke records left and right – number of Oscars, box office numbers, number of times you begged your parents to drop you off at the movies JUST ONE MORE TIME. And now, it is getting the treatment it’s always needed — from Attack of the Rotten Tomatoes. Saturday, February 10th, watch as a team of improvisers take this classic romance and turn it into a brand new musical adventure! Like a choose-your-own adventure story with help from audience suggestions, an entirely … Read More

“Go Big!” with Monica Royal

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  Monica’s story is one of my favorites. After standing out with her shining personality in our Free Discover Improv class, we were so sad to see her walk out without signing up. We finished clean up and heard a banging on the door. “SIGN ME UP NOW BEFORE I REGRET IT!” (I think there were some other words that we can’t quite publish here included in this.) She had walked to her car and convinved herself that this bold, brave, push wasn’t for her, but didn’t feel right without just going for it. Now, she says that decision changed … Read More

She’s a Single Lady Looking for a Valentine — Meet Stacey Owens!

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Ah, February. The time for amore. Hearts and flowers and fancy dinners. What a perfect time for… a wedding! (No pressure…) This month’s Single Lady is Stacey Owens! She’s a Netflix-and-Chill kinda girl, with a great sense of humor. And she used to work at city hall … you guessed it… MARRYING PEOPLE. Well now it’s her turn. During the show, we will find out: ACT 1: Why she’s still single! ACT 2: Who is her perfect match! ACT 3: We now declare you “Happily-ish ever after-ish!” Join us at 9pm on February 3rd to see how it all turns out! … Read More