Make lifelong friends with Josh Garcia!

Josh is currently a level 5 student at Finest City Improv. He is originally from Altus, Oklahoma. He finds himself in San Diego by way of El Paso, Los Angeles & Houston. He first was introduced to improv in Los Angeles at iO West. Currently a level 5 student, he also performs with Brown Privilege, In The Buff, Castaway and sometimes Catfish Souls! He works as a software implementation consultant.  Learn more about Josh’s journey to a new town and discover his community by checking out the video below. Ready to have fun and feel like a kid again? Give improv a … Read More

“Play Like a Kid Again” with Mandy Griffith – our Community Spotlight!

Mandy Griffith is a Level 6 graduate and a proud member of the FCI community. That’s why she’s our Community Spotlight! Mandy’s Level 1 class stuck together from beginning to end, and now they’re all great friends who might have never found each other without taking that first step… signing up for improv! Learn more about Mandy’s journey through the FCI program by checking out the video below. Ready to have fun and feel like a kid again? Give improv a try! We’ve got a FREE Discover Improv class coming up on June 27th. Sign up soon, spaces fill up … Read More

“Listen, React, and Have a Blast!” with Marty Burtwell

We got to chat with the one and only Marty Burtwell! He’s a stand-up comic who decided to try improv for fun once moving to San Diego, and he decided to stick around (he’s in Level 4!) for the community, support and performance opportunities! About Marty: This left-handed Pisces hails from Vancouver, Canada. He moved to San Diego about 10 months ago. When it comes to hobbies and interests, Finest City Improv tops the list! Others include hot yoga, playing slo pitch, basketball, and he’s always trying to do the next right thing.  

Spotlight on Hudson Reynolds

Hudson is graduating next month from our Core Improv Program, and is currently studying Musical Improv as well. As a box office assistant, Hudson can be seen with his friendly smile in our lobby. He plays on an indie team called Earl Grey, and we think he’s just awesome! We chose him as this month’s student spotlight because of how his dedication and spirit shines through in everything he does. I felt lucky to teach the Discover Improv class that Hudson took that introduced him to FCI, and he still stands out just like he did back on that day! … Read More

Meet May’s Student Spotlight– Page Carman!

Page came to us in September of 2014. With a smile on her face, she quickly became known around FCI for seeing shows almost every night and becoming fast friends with her fellow students. We have seen a huge change in Page since we first met her. One of my favorite moments with her was at the 2016 San Diego Improv Festival, in a workshop with Susan Messing. She made Susan laugh so hard with her truthful style and say anything ways. That is why we are proud to shine the student spotlight on the one and only, Page!