Geek Out For Third Thursday – Comic-Con Edition!

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The third Thursday of every month brings us a uniquely themed night of improv. And with Comic-Con rolling into town this weekend, we couldn’t help but jump on that bandwagon. That’s right, July’s Third Thursday is COMIC-CON THEMED! What does that entail? Check it out: 7:30- Comic-Con Jam! 8pm- ROAR! 8:25- Free Movie 9pm- Attack of the Rotten Tomatoes attacks: Stranger Things 9:30- Subject to Change– Does Comic Con! 9:55- An Improvised Panel Show- Discover everything you need to know about your favorite show we make up on the spot! 10:15- Two Men take on Star Wars! (Two Men Will … Read More

Cage Match! Chopped

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CAGE MATCH

The Cage Match is back! This time we are going to spice it up with some surprise ingredients! The teams competing must handle surprises that will be “un-boxed” in front of the audience. The Cage Match will have judges giving their input for technicality and the audience will judge based on how much they laugh! Join us every Friday in August! To submit to perform email jesse@finestcityimprov.com with your team info! Rules- Must be available most Fridays in August. Must be a “new” team made up of three to 6 people. You cannot have players on multiple teams. When confirmed … Read More

Celebrate PRIDE With Finest City Improv!

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This weekend is the legendary San Diego Pride Festival and WE WOULDN’T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD! You can catch us marching in the Pride Parade on Saturday morning, and we’re planning on bringing the SPARKLE. We’ll also have a booth set up all festival long. There will be giveaways, there will be a wheel of prizes (!), there will be a joke-telling contest — that’s right, a joke-telling contest. (Listen, we’re always looking for new material.) Be sure to stop by Booth #382 to say hi and take advantage of all the fun!

IMPRIDE: Lip Sync Brunch Battle with Mariam T!

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With all the craziness of San Diego Pride and our very own IMPRIDE Festival, we know there’s A LOT going on. So much to do, so many rainbows to wave. How can one decide? Well, buckle up because we have the event to end them all: Lip. Sync. Brunch. Battle.  Oh, it’s happening. And better yet, it’s being hosted by the fabulous Mariam T! On Sunday, July 8th at 1:00pm, as part of our Impride Festival, join us for a Lip Sync Brunch Battle. Your ticket price includes a buffet brunch from Hope 46 in the Lafayette Hotel and Swim club, and … Read More

Why IMPRIDE? Just Ask Jesse Suphan!

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FCI’s IMPRIDE Festival is coming up fast! There will be performances. There will be workshops. There will be probably be glitter. Lots of glitter. And we want to see you there! Wonder what exactly Impride entails? Let the actual festival organizer himself, the one and only Jesse Suphan tell you: “Impride is a two-day festival with performances by improv comedians from around the country. This came about because, as a gay person, I have always felt completely welcomed and included in the community of improv. I wanted a way to celebrate that. I wanted a way to reach out to … Read More

June’s Third Thursday Presents… Fringe Night!

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Every third Thursday of the month, we have a special themed night of improv. This month, we’re celebrating Fringe Festival performers! In addition to traditional Thursday teams Subject to Change (9:25pm) and Fullest House (8:00pm), we’re welcoming two award-winning visiting teams: Happy Hour and Bad Habits! Happy Hour is a comedy troupe trained by Second City and Improv Vegas, performing in improv and theatre shows since 2008. Notable performances include the Vancouver TheatreSports St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Tournament, Denver Improv Festival, and the Del Close Marathon.  Happy Hour is also the organizer for the Downtown Vegas Improv Festival.  Happy Hour … Read More

What to Expect at an Improv Show

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What to Expect at an

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

“Play Like a Kid Again” with Mandy Griffith – our Community Spotlight!

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Mandy Griffith is a Level 6 graduate and a proud member of the FCI community. That’s why she’s our Community Spotlight! Mandy’s Level 1 class stuck together from beginning to end, and now they’re all great friends who might have never found each other without taking that first step… signing up for improv! Learn more about Mandy’s journey through the FCI program by checking out the video below. Ready to have fun and feel like a kid again? Give improv a try! We’ve got a FREE Discover Improv class coming up on June 27th. Sign up soon, spaces fill up … Read More

Take Improv to the Next Level in FCI’s Conservatory Program

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Have you finished Level 6 but still looking for more? Conservatory is an in-depth program that focuses primarily on personal growth in long form improv but includes instruction and practice in short form, teaching, and coaching, all essential components of a career in improvisation. Think you’re ready to step up your improv game? Apply now! Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until August 10th. Questions? Send an email to info@finestcityimprov.com. Testimonials from students who have completed the program: “Conservatory was a very valuable experience as it really allowed me to dig in as both a performer and improviser, in … Read More

Attack of the Rotten Tomatoes Attacks… The Wizard of Oz!

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The gang of Rotten Tomatoes is going to be attacking the cinema classic, The Wizard of Oz! After seeing this show you’ll know you’re not in Kansas anymore! Be prepared to be swept away to the land of OZ redesigned by your suggestions. Will our Scarecrow get a new brain or maybe just graduate from ITT tech? Will Toto finally get out of that basket or will he get to get that beach-front property he’s been eyeing? Will Dorthy go back home to Kansas or will she get her act together and live in the castle of the witch she killed … Read More