Immerse Yourself in FCI’s Improv for Sketch Program!

Finest City Improv is proud to offer its most robust and performance worthy sketch class yet! Starting in January, students can have the opportunity to learn “sketch-prov”, the process of improvising scenes to create sketches and combine them into a comedy revue as an ensemble using limited or no props and costumes. You’ll learn to craft various comedic scenes on your feet, such as political and social satire, silent scenes, scenes that showcase actors’ talents (now it’s time to get out that accordion you know how to play!), running blackouts, musical scenes, and many more styles. As a member of … Read More

Sketch-Prov Is Back and Better Than Ever!

Buckle up, because this July, we’re bringing back the wild ride that is Sketch-Prov. Sketch-prov is what happens when you combine the two comedic forms of sketch (written-out, rehearsed scenes) and improvisation (flying by the seat of your pants with nothing but an audience suggestion). This particular class, taught by the insanely talented Tim Short, will focus on taking the skills learned through improv, such as heightening, scene building, and timing, and gearing them toward writing and building comedic sketch scenes. Looking for a good reason to branch out into something new like sketch? Tim says, “Pivoting your skills into … Read More

Sketch Comedy Duo from South Carolina Takes Stage This Saturday

NAMELESS NUMBERHEAD is a sketch comedy duo from Charleston, SC with a post-apocalyptic vaudeville vibe. Running all lighting and sound elements from the stage, their show is a character driven satire about you and the weird routines and habits you exhibit everyday. Self identified as surveillance chic, Nameless Numberhead exposes our obsession with voyeurism of the mundane. It’s an absurd lesson on society you won’t want to miss. Unless you do want to miss it, in which case, that’s fine. Live your life. www.numberheadcomedy.com. Nameless Numberhead Bio: Nameless Numberhead is Maari Suorsa and Henry Riggs. Their work have been featured … Read More

“Asperger’s Are Us” world tour is coming to Finest City!

What do these four guys from the North Shore of Massachusetts have in common? They’re all hilarious! Asperger’s Are Us, a sketch comedy troupe from New England, starred in the documentary “Asperger’s Are Us,” which premiered in SXSW Film Festival and can currently be found on Netflix. The documentary focuses on “the first comedy troupe consisting of openly autistic people.” Asperger’s Are Us joins us on October 1st at 8pm as part of their international tour. This is their only date in San Diego, so take advantage of this amazing opportunity. Check out the Netflix Documentary trailer here, then come see them … 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 sketch scenes. Don’t expect to be huddled around a laptop desperate to fill a blank page. This is an on-your-feet, wholly interactive class, where everyone gets involved in the fun. Here at FCI, we’re offering a 3-part sketch-prov series!  Under the guidance of Assistant Artistic Director Jesse Suphan, you’ll learn how … Read More

Fairytales Against Humanity brings Mother Goose to Tears!

Fairytales Against Humanity Once upon a [noun], a new [adjective] show has arrived to [expletive] you up… On April 29th, we are proud to have Fairytales Against Humanity take over our 9pm block with their interactive comedy show based on some of your favorite stories from childhood….turned totally upside-down and absolutely hilarious!  Plenty of adults-only laughter and surprises await. Like children’s theatre gone horribly wrong, Fairy Tales Against Humanity is a new half-scripted/half-improvised show.  We with stories you fondly remember from your youth and—with suggestions from you, our audience—then mutate and mangle them into hilarious abominations that would make Mother Goose cry … Read More

Two Special Guest Teams from Los Angeles at FCI This Weekend

This Saturday FCI’s Willis hosts special guests WHITE WOMEN (Los Angeles Team) in the 7:30 block. White Women **White Women** is a sketch group comprised of seven black men, and they have created a DOPE new sketch show that is impossible to sleep on, because they won’t stop doing backflips on your mattress.  GET TICKETS White Women is: Ronnie Adrian (Key and Peele, Comedy Bang Bang) Lamar Woods (Northside Comedy, The Tokens) Ify Nwadiwe (Key and Peele, Spinners) Zeke Nicholson (MTVs Fast Food Heights, Harold Night) Ishmel Sahid (Funny Or Die, Ishmel Productions) Majeed Nami (Marriage Material, Funny or Die … Read More

Thawed, A Sketch Comedy Review, Opens this Saturday!

Join us this Saturday, September 13 @ 8PM for the opening night of our brand new sketch comedy review, Thawed! Thawed takes a satirical look at relationships, fairy tale princesses, politics, and our every day lives.