A Community of Comedy with Pride

The Evolution of the IMPride Comedy Festival and LGBTQ+ Inclusiveness in San Diego Comedy By Jesse Suphan Eight years ago, I was living on the east coast performing standup comedy. I started to become mildly successful in the New England area performing regularly at places like Big Tim’s Giggle Factory … Read More

Niki Kalmus Found Her Voice Through Improv and Public Policy

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 … Read More

Awesome New Opportunity for FCI Grads!

We are excited to announce our brand new graduate program, THE CLUBHOUSE. We got together 20 of our house team members, teachers and artistic staff and asked them… “how do we give more opportunities to Level 6 grads so they can keep learning, keep playing, and of course… keep laughing … Read More

Amy Lisewski featured on Find Your Passion Podcast!

Amy Lisewski is the founder of Finest City Improv and the San Diego Improv Festival. As a keynote speaker, Amy helps companies improve communication and collaborations using improv skills. She is also the author of Relax, We’re All Just Making This Stuff Up!: Using the tools of improvisation to cultivate more courage and joy … Read More

Submissions for the 2019 San Diego Improv Festival Are Open!

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The sun is shining, the breweries are brewing, the whales are singing in the bay, the fish tacos are sizzling, the bike lanes are open, the craft cocktails have one giant ice cube, someone is saying “woot woot” in the Gaslamp District, and love is in the air! That can … Read More

Cage Match! Chopped

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 … Read More

Level 1 Intensive: All the fun of a class in one weekend!

After incredible success last year, Finest City Improv is proud to host another Level 1 weekend intensive! It’s a jam-packed two days of training August 25th and 26th from 11am-4:30pm for you to get a chance to discover and play with us in a shortened amount of time. Click here to sign up now! What will … Read More

Los Angeles darling, Celeste Pechous returns to teach and perform!

Saturday, December 3rd Finest City Improv welcomes Celeste Pechous for a double dose of workshops and performances! Teaching not one, but TWO workshops – “Scene Study” @ Saturday at 2pm and “Character Lifecycle” @ Sunday at 11am. Performing with our very own Jesse Suphan Saturday at 7pm in their duo show: Distant Celeste … Read More