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

How Improv Helped Brenna Follow Her Feet and Increase Her Happiness

how improv helped brenna find happiness

Brenna Judkins, once held back by agoraphobia, bravely shares how improv helped take steps to expand her comfort zone. Her big improv takeaway… “follow your feet!” Watch the 2-minute student spotlight video In Brenna’s Own Words: “I just finished Level 3 and I’ve been going to FCI since May of … Read More

An Inside Look at Our Improv In Action Helping Hundreds of Educators.

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 … Read More

2 Great MISTAKES You Want to Make

mistakes that help you learn and grow

You’ve heard the old adage “fail fast, fail often,” which encourages rapid iteration and the discovery of new and novel ideas.  However, no one, including me, wants to fail!  Let’s be honest… it feels terrible every time. Here are just a few things I’ve failed at in my life: learning a second … Read More

Laugh & Learn with Kitchen Closed!

On August 19th, Finest City Improv is proud to showcase the comedic stylings of Kitchen Closed. Hailing from the ioWest theatre,  Kitchen Closed is a comedic rap-hip hop troupe. Comedic. Rap. Hip-Hop. Troupe. All of those words are amazing separately — imagine them together!? The talented cas includes: Choni Francis, Keenan Montgomery, … Read More

Sketch-Prov: The Best of Both Worlds

What happens when you combine improvisation with sketch comedy? SKETCH-PROV, of course! Like a celebrity couple, these two beautiful forms can be blended into one stunning, paparazzi-baiting showpiece. Sketch-prov is the idea of creating sketch comedy using “re-improvisation.” It uses traditional improvisation as an idea generator, providing inspiration for unforgettable … Read More

Orange Tuxedo performs and teaches this May!!

About Orange Tuxedo On May 20th, we welcome Craig and Carla Cackowski, real life married couple and improv duo to teach and perform. Their connection and communication skills will leave audiences laughing and students feeling like they, too, can improvise like a couple in love.  Orange Tuxedo (Los Angeles, CA) is … Read More

Indie Team Spotlight: We Krooked Swedes

We Krooked Swedes is comprised of some of FCI’s favorite players– Hayden Harrower, David Preciado, and Ryan Suffridge! As part of our Indie Team nights, this trio brings the funny with their immediate connection and character work. Who’s the integration master?  Who brings the feels?  Who starts off with bold ideas? What … Read More