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

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

Two awesome weekends of Pride!

pride improv comedy festival san diego

Finest City Improv is excited to once again celebrate Pride with the San Diego LGBTi community.  This year, we are taking our pride participation up a level and producing the nation’s first Pride Improv Comedy Festival! As in past years, we will be marching in the Pride parade on Saturday, July … Read More

Join FCI’s PRIDE Improv Comedy Festival Happening This July!

Pride improv festival

Finest City Improv is partnering with San Diego LGBT Pride to bring you our first LGBT Pride Comedy Festival, benefiting Pride’s LGBT youth arts program beneficiaries. The inaugural fest features two days of LGBTQ related improv comedy teams, featured shows, workshops, and an all-star Lip Sync Battle. Finest City Improv, and the improv community in … Read More

SD Improv Festival welcomes former Mouseketeer TJ Mannix!

TJ Mannix at SD Improv Festival

Festival Fans!  In just a couple weeks improvisers, teachers, and party goers will be descending on Finest City Improv for the Fourth Annual San Diego Improv Festival! This year,  Jesse is especially excited to have T.J. Mannix coming from the Magnet Theater in New York!  T.J. has been doing improv for 20 years … Read More

2017 Festival Announced! Submission Period Opens August 1st

Hey Lovers! Submissions open August 1, 2016 for the 2017 San Diego Improv Festival, being held from Thursday, February 16th to Sunday, February 19th 2017 at Finest City Improv. It’s our fourth annual festival and once again we are doing it . . .  “For the LOVE of Improv”. If you have been … Read More

Robot Teammate wins SDIF Best of Fest 2016!

Congrats to Robot Teammate & The Accidental Party, Best of Fest for the 2016 San Diego Improv Festival! Robot Teammate & The Accidental Party, the explosive musical comedy troupe out of Los Angeles comprised of Chris Bramante, Miles Crosman, Molly Dworsky, Nikki Muller, Kat Primeau, Dave Reynolds, and musical director … Read More

From the SD Improv Festival Journal of Michael Romero

My improv world exploded over the span of 4 short days. I have been doing improv for just over a year and the 2016 San Diego Improv Festival was my first festival. I took 4 workshops over the weekend and cannot wait to incorporate them into what I do on … Read More