FCI appears in the Uptown News

David Misch’s recent visit to Finest City Improv was highlighted in the Uptown News!! HUGE thank you to David for the successful lecture that we learned so much from! “This was a real treat for anyone who loves comedy,” said Kat Brown, community manager of Finest City Improv, a homegrown improvisational comic troupe based in North Park. “To be good at comedy is to understand comedy. David helps people do just that.” http://sduptownnews.com/the-laws-of-the-laugh/

David Misch Podcast

Hosts Tommy Galan and Dino Spezzini from Finest City Improv talk with writer, producer, and funny man David Misch (Saturday Night Live, Mork and Mindy, Duckman) about everything from comedy writing, the muppets, why people from Chicago and Canada are so funny, and David’s upcoming visit to Finest City Improv. For more information on David Misch, visit www.davidmisch.com.

Improvisational Comedy for Teens (ages 13-17) – 7 Week Session

November 2, 2013 – November 2, 2013 4250 Louisiana Street Map and Directions | Register Description: Play! Explore! Laugh! This is a fun introduction to the basics of improvised comedy for teens. Utilizing the educational approach originally taught by Viola Spolin at Hull House in Chicago, this is a highly interactive class, in which students will be on their feet. Working together to create original scenarios off the top of their heads, students will exercise their imaginations and truly listen to one another as they collaborate. They will also joyfully explore the value of their own uniqueness and thoughtfully value … Read More

Musical Improv Intensive with George Caleodis

Sunday September 29, 2013 – Sunday September 29, 2013 4250 Louisiana Street Map and Directions | Register Description: Musical improv intensive with the maestro of improv George Caleodis!   5 hours of musical improv instruction and coaching.  Students are introduced to vocal performance, production, projection, and the fundamental concepts of musical improvisation. Learn with one of the best in Hollywood in a fun and supportive environment. Prerequisite:  Scenic improv experience (level 2 or above). Dates: Sunday, September 29 from 11 – 4:30pm (with half-hour break) Tuition: $50  ($10 early registration discount available up to one week before start date!)   George … Read More

The Construction Blows Show!

Saturday August 31, 2013 – Saturday August 31, 2013 4601 Park Boulevard Map and Directions | Register Description: Construction really blows… but on the show must go!!! Yes, we are held up by a permit for a 2 ton steel beam that needs erecting.  Steel.  Beam.  Erection.  Apparently those take a really long time to get up. Need more puns and inuendos?  Fear not,  we don’t need a permit to make you laugh and our good friends from the Second City are on board to help us out! Join us Saturday August 31st for a night of fearless improvised comedy … Read More

Improve Your Business Communication Skills

Wednesday September 4, 2013 – Wednesday September 4, 2013 4250 Louisiana Street Map and Directions | Register Description:   A four-part series of 90-minute “playshops” for team-building and personal development specifically developed for individuals with no theater or performing arts background. Our experienced facilitator creates a safe space for everyone to participate in games focused on connecting with others, communicating effectively, making collaboration fun, and learning how to accept change while laughing through it all. Take home useful tips on how to integrate these concepts in your work and personal life. Best of all,develop authentic connections during the playshop as … Read More

Drop-in with Kevin Dolan

Monday August 19, 2013 – Monday August 19, 2013 4250 Louisiana Street Map and Directions | Register Description: Drop-in and play with Kevin Dolan.  He will lead you through some of his favorite warm-ups and exercises then provide an hour of scene work practice and coaching. This is available to anyone that has completed level 1 or above or has previous long-form experience. Only $10 for 2 hours.  Reserve a spot online with a credit card or pay at the door in cash.  Limited to 12 improvisers. Kevin Dolan studied long form at Annoyance and IO (Chicago) and FCI. He … Read More

Finest City Improv Featured in National Improv Network Article

We are humbled by and grateful for this wonderful article by Bill Binder of National Improv Network.  Thank you for recognizing our hard work in the improv community.  We are so happy to be a part of this crazy wonderful family of improv! “This is why Finest City is going to explode in the next few years and should be a model for other young theatres.” – Bill Binder Read the full article and support the National Improv Network here: Finest City is Growing Posted by BILL BINDER on JULY 25, 2013

Drunkards & Dragons with Stage Monkeys + Red Squared

Friday July 19, 2013 – Friday July 19, 2013 705 16th St. Map and Directions | Register Description: Drunkards & Dragons is Fantasy-Inspired, role-playing improv show that is also a drinking game. A band of experienced fantasy-loving improv nerds perform a long-form improvised adventure based on audience suggestions and periodically involve the audience in 20-sided die rolls that determine various outcomes in their scenes. With each die roll, the audience shouts “HUZZAH!” and swallows a gulp of their drink launching the show into further debauchery as the hour charges on. Often featuring Two Heroes and One Villain, Drunkards & Dragons … Read More