Save Our Stage! Join the SOS Champions.

Happy 6 months of shutdown … and counting… and counting 🙁 Okay, not so “happy” but we’re making the best of the situation. We’ve been asked by so many community members, “how can I help?” And we of course asked ourselves, “how can we help everyone helping us?” And, have fun doing it?! … Read More

2 Great MISTAKES You Want to Make

mistakes that help you learn and grow

You’ve heard the old adage “fail fast, fail often,” which encourages rapid iteration and the discovery of new and novel ideas.  However, no one, including me, wants to fail!  Let’s be honest… it feels terrible every time. Here are just a few things I’ve failed at in my life: learning a second … Read More

Student Elijah Moore = Improv + Math!?

We love to hear from our students and our community. Elijah is one of those students who makes our community so much richer! In His Own Words My name is Elijah Moore, and I teach kids math. The kids I work with who need help with math tend to either … Read More

Auditions for Sketch and Musical Improv Shows

Sketch Show Working Title:  “Radioactive Graveyard” Who we are looking for:  You should love satire (political and social), you should have at least one year of improv under your belt (but not totally required but at least completed Level 4), and if you have improv to sketch or Second City training that’s a … Read More

FCI's Amy Lisewski Featured on CBS 8 News

This month, FCI founder Amy Lisewski was featured LIVE on CBS 8 on two separate occasions. She was invited on to talk about FCI’s growing involvement with the San Diego Tourism Authority. In this flagship program, the city of San Diego is partnering with local business owners to highlight and … Read More

SĂ©amus Scanlan Talks Improv and His New Album

FCI instructor and house team member, SĂ©amus Scanlan just released his debut album, Blue Bright! It is a beautiful work of art. If you haven’t listened to it yet, head on over to and pick up a copy! We’re feeling extra lucky because SĂ©amus will be playing his record … Read More

Irene Bonner

Irene loves improv, stand up, painting, eating, and reluctantly taking part in social activities. She’s half of the improv duo Beanberg and a member of The Clubhouse. When she’s not making art she’s spiraling down a deep hole of anxiety, so she’s always making art!