Musical Intensive Workshop with Robot Teammate!

On Saturday, September 15th, visiting FCI from LA is the musical team Robot Teammate. They are not only performing, but they’re offering a 4-hour Intensive Musical Improv Workshop! Take this opportunity to learn from true masters and the 2016 SDIC “Best of the Fest” winners! In Robot Teammate’s 4-hour intensive, students will learn the tools to create one-of-a-kind characters audiences will remember long after the curtain closes. Taking inspiration from their original narrative structure, the Robots will challenge you to tell nuanced and hilarious stories through lyrics, physicality, and form. Whether you’re the narrator, villain, sidekick or star, this workshop will … Read More

FCI Welcomes Robot Teammate!

The rumors are true! Saturday, September 15th,  Robot Teammate is BACK at FCI! Come out to see this award winning group create musical magic! Robot Teammate was the SDIF “Best of the Fest” winner in 2016 thanks to their unique and fast-past musical narrative structure. Whenever they come to down, they always sell out, so get those tickets early! ROBOT TEAMMATE is a musical comedy collective based in LA. Founded in 2012, the rag tag group of improvisers initially made a name for themselves with a world record-setting 86 week streak in an iO West cage match. As they honed … Read More

Attack of the Rotten Tomatoes Attacks… Heathers!

Chaos may have killed the dinosaurs, but we’re bringing the chaos right to the stage! Attack of the Rotten Tomatoes is taking on the ’80s cult hit, Heathers! How very. FCI’s feature team Attack of the Rotten Tomatoes will take this classic film and turn it inside out and upside down, all with the help of audience suggestions! There will be singing! There may or may not be shoulder pads, but there should be. Who knows? Join us Saturday, Sept. 8th at 9pm to see what this crazy cast will come up with. Our comedy is gold; let’s go get … Read More

Be Your Badass Self with Niki Kalmus!

It’s time to be LOUD, to take up SPACE, and to BE YOUR BAD ASS SELF. That’s right, ladies, this workshop is for you. FCI instructor and house team player Niki Kalmus is leading “Being Your Badass Self,” a master class for female-identified improvisors. With Niki at the helm, you will practice Yes, And-ing yourself and each other, surprising yourself, and trusting that who you are and what you bring to the table are 100% enough. Join Niki at 2pm on Saturday, September 8th. This class is sure to fill up fast, so register quick!   About the instructor: Niki … Read More

September Starts with Single Lady Iris Magid!

Hailing from Philadelphia, Iris Magid is a fundraising professional, a huge fan of outdoor activities and she’s looking for her perfect match! That’s why she’s our Single Lady for September! The first Saturday of each month, we recruit a different, real-life San Diego single lady to share her dating experience with a crowd of strangers and embrace the role of being the only non-improviser on stage. On Saturday, Sept. 1st at 9pm, we’ll bring Iris up on stage to find out… Act 1: Why she’s still single! Act 2: Who is her perfect match! Act 3: We now declare you … Read More

Speak Up! New Workshop for Women and Girls

confidence workshop for women and girls

  Women and girls often have trouble speaking up in the moment, expressing themselves in front of groups, and simply “putting themselves out there.” Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence.*The Atlantic, 2015 Speak Up! is a new program designed to help women and teenage girls cultivate confidence to address the “confidence gap.” What could you achieve at work, at school, or in your personal life if you had more courage to speak up? Using exercises and tools from improvisational theater and leadership training, this one-day program guarantees to help you: “I … Read More

Don’t Miss Visiting Artists Hey Day and The Nancy Boys!

This Saturday, August 25th, FCI is proud to welcome not one, but TWO visiting teams! Originally hailing from iO West, Hey Day now performs all over the country, and at 9pm, you can catch them  and their fast-paced, comedy stylings on the FCI stage. Be sure to show up early. Why? Because you won’t want to miss The Nancy Boys, of course! Nick and Justin Condon bring their improvised mystery show to FCI, and they’re on at 7:30. In between, at 8:00, Found Family will bring back fan favorite Alex “CHEESE” Dos Santos as their guest. And stay late to see … Read More

Make lifelong friends with Josh Garcia!

Josh is currently a level 5 student at Finest City Improv. He is originally from Altus, Oklahoma. He finds himself in San Diego by way of El Paso, Los Angeles & Houston. He first was introduced to improv in Los Angeles at iO West. Currently a level 5 student, he also performs with Brown Privilege, In The Buff, Castaway and sometimes Catfish Souls! He works as a software implementation consultant.  Learn more about Josh’s journey to a new town and discover his community by checking out the video below. Ready to have fun and feel like a kid again? Give improv a … Read More

Third Thursday Presents FCI’s WARPED TOUR

Lace up your Vans and leave your parents at home — it’s time for WARPED TOUR, FCI-style. Every Third Thursday we do a themed evening. This month we are having a mix of eclectic teams making a stop at Finest City for Warped Tour! Expect a mix of alternative inspired improv, clowning, and musical improv! 7:30 Warped Jam- Come jam with Subject To Change in this all play improv jam open to anyone! Co-Captains- Bring you some angst filled teenage realness in this improv duo FROWN CLOWNS- These improv clowns will turn your frown up-side-down. 9:00 Subject to Change is going to … Read More

How Improv Fosters Creativity

Creativity is a beautiful, amazing thing. It’s absolutely necessary for art, innovation, and problem-solving. But the world isn’t always conducive to creativity. We’re bombarded with “No,” “but,” “what if,” and constant, nagging interruptions. This kind of negativity harms the creative process, and often causes those with bubbling imaginations to clam up and keep their “outlandish” ideas to themselves. But then how can we create?? Creativity, either through a single person’s thought process or a team of brains in a collaborative environment, requires the space to happen. A big, open space, free of judgement where thoughts and ideas can grow and … Read More