Join us on March 30th from 4-7pm for a one time opportunity to play and learn like a Hip-Hop pro, improv style! This workshop is great for those who want to try musical improv in a low pressure environment, or if you want to infuse #improvswag into your normal performances. It’s all about confidence and belief in you! What you will learn: stage-worthy words and how to rhyme them; fantastic rhythms and how to find them; being hype AF about your choices; finding volume notch 11 on your voices; and how to have FUN every damn second you’re in the mix. … Read More
Niki Kalmus, is not only an awesome improv teacher and performer at FCI, she is a 2020 Masters of Public Policy candidate at UCSD. She was recently featured on the UCSD Global Policy and Strategy website talking about how improv helped her find her voice. Check out the full article in which she takes about valuable lessons learned from her career in improv and her work in social justice.
School is back in session and just before the Cajon Valley School District teachers returned to their classrooms we had the incredible honor of facilitating a multi-day workshop to help them embrace change with the tools of improv! We worked with the educators to help them get “unstuck” from practices and systems that have grown obsolete and get their students ready for the modern world. They made this amazing 1-minute video about it! “We had the opportunity to bring in Finest City Improv to lead workshops with both our district management team as well as our Committee of 100. … Read More
Impride, our LGBTQ+ charity improv festival, celebrated its fourth year this June and has now raised over $10,000 dollars for local LGBTQ+ charities in its time! This year, festival founder and organizer Jesse Suphan, brought 21 improv teams representing 2 countries 8 workshops, raising $2500 for SD Pride youth programs while increasing the visibility of and opportunities for LGBTQ+ improvisers and comedians. New to the line-up this year was a highly popular standup show with local LGBTQ+ comics and FCI students. Impride continues to be a top Pride Partner with San Diego Pride. Most shows were sold out and received … Read More
Jon is an Actor/Improviser featured on America’s most mysterious, most profitable and most frustrated house team, Willis, which plays Saturdays at 9pm. In addition to that, he is currently a student at The Meisner/Chekhov integrated training studio in San Diego and Upright Citizen Brigade Sunset in Los Angeles. In addition to that, he reads at a college level despite popular belief.
John Boaz has been performing improv regularly since 2015. He is a graduate of Finest City Improv’s Training and Conservatory programs. Long before that, he earned his B.A. in Theater from the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television. John plays on Finest City Improv’s JTS Brown house team “Willis,” and has written for and performed in Finest City sketch revues “Netflix And Kill” and “The Alternative Facts of Life,” as well as several featured shows. John also plays on the Tennessee Williams genre indie team “Belle Reve,” and “Yacht Rock,” the smoothest team to sail the seven seas of … Read More
Michael is a graduate of FCI’s Training Program and is apart of the FCI Work Study Program. Michael performs on Saturdays at 10pm with The Clubhouse and is currently venturing into his passion for making and performing live music by taking FCI’s Musical Improv courses, and has played previously with Benny and Freeze Frame! When not performing, he can be found spending time working with children and families through non-profit work and as a youth sports coach. If he is not doing yoga or napping on the beach, he is probably watching some form of sports or drinking coffee while … Read More
JillAnne Aden is a graduate of FCI where she also works as Community Manager. An improviser who started her love of performing in the theater at a young age, performing in everything from Shakespeare to Arthur Miller and musical theater, she took her love of acting and character voices and has worked as a voiceover artist for 6 years. Her past work includes voicing projects for Capital One, Wells Fargo, Venus Gillette, audio book narrations including Disney/Pixar’s Moana, Frozen and Inside Out, and her most recent project is of a ship’s AI system in an upcoming VR game from Forcefield … Read More
Becky is a graduate of NCT (Levels 1-3) and FCI (Levels 1-5). She has attended many Second City classes and wrote a Comedy sketch “In the Ladies Room” which has been made into a short film. Presently, Becky is on the all gals indie team “And She Was” and is a Clubhouse performer Saturdays at 10pm. She recently retired from passing gas (Nurse Anesthetist) and needs to go back to work so she can rest from her very active retirement life. Becky loves traveling to exotic countries, painting, art history, chasing and being chased by men.