Ventura Improv Fest 2016
Labor Day Weekend
Friday-Sunday
September 2, 3, 4


 

We bring back our beloved tradition — three nights of amazing comedy improv, just for you! We will welcome groups from all over California on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Labor Day weekend. Don’t miss the fun and join the VIC family for this amazing event!

For all three nights, we present a 3-hour show featuring several performing groups roughly separated into 1 hour blocks. There is a bonus show at 6pm every night for anyone holding tickets for that night or a Megapass.

All shows take place at the Ventura Improv Company, 34 North Palm Street, Ventura. Click here for directions and parking.

Please note: there may be adult content during this Fest. 

Tickets

  • TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Order form is below.
  • Individual Night: $15 (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday)
  • All-weekend, all-show Megapass: $40
  • No other discounts apply. Regular-night ticket vouchers, coupons or Groupons will not be valid for this weekend.
  • Tickets must be purchased online in advance, or at the box office the night of the show starting 1/2 hour before showtime.

Schedule

Friday, September 2 • $15

Performance times are estimated and show may not begin or end exactly at the times below. 

6-7pm: BONUS SHOW: Free for All • FREE with paid admission for Friday night show or Megapass
Expect the unexpected with an improv jam featuring our performers from near and far.

7-7:30pm

Pictures of SpaghettiPictures of Spaghetti (Fullerton, CA)

Pictures of Spaghetti performs a long-form style called “The Usual Suspects.” Beginning with a suggestion from the audience, the players start a 2-person scene that evolves into a whole world. When the world is filled out, a player will get a new suggestion, leading to a new 2-person scene. Alex Foster, Joey Shope, Sam Forbes, Josh Heimendinger, Liam Holton.

7:30-8pm

Old VegasOld Vegas (Los Angeles)

Old Vegas is made up of five improvisors who combine their distinct styles of play into a delightful collaboration. Each set ebbs and flows in speed and intensity and every scene connects, making Old Vegas performances dynamic and engaging. Nathan Ballard, Jonas Sansone, Mitch Roche, Adam Wasser.

8-9pm

Ventura Improv CompanySpontaneous Broadway (Ventura and beyond)

A Ventura Improv Company favorite! You, the audience will supply made-up song and show titles, which our Broadway hopefuls (our improvisers) will perform for you. You then vote for your favorite, and we build a long-form, Broadway-style musical! All made up, on the spot. Featuring our amazing, award-winning Richard Allen on keyboards.

9-10pm

ImprovFest2106Mixed Up Show! (Everywhere)

Short form show featuring performers from our evening’s visiting groups, plus members of the Ventura Improv Company and ChImps.

Saturday, September 3 • $15

Performance times are estimated and show may not begin or end exactly at the times below. 

6-7pm: BONUS SHOW: Free for All • FREE with paid admission for Friday night show or Megapass
Expect the unexpected with an improv jam featuring our performers from near and far.

7-8pm


Human Test SubjectsThe Human Test Subjects
(North Hollywood)

8 incredibly talented women put on an entertaining improv show with a special quirk: To use comedy to help reduce the stigma which pervades many peoples’ perceptions of mental illness. Many members of this troupe have been directly impacted by a mental health diagnosis, yet are able to bravely fight these illnesses and contribute back to society through the arts. Stepy Kamei, Charmee Taylor, Laila Shaker, Laura Zenoni, Emily Decker, Brittany McClintick, Susan Rimel.

8-9pm


The ResistanceThe Resistance
(Los Angeles)

An audience favorite from the 2015 Festival! Out there you have to play by their rules. You have a job, responsibilities…you have to stay in line. In here your only responsibility is to relax, let go of the day…and laugh your ass off. Welcome to the Resistance. The Resistance performs weekly at IO West in Hollywood on Friday nights at 10pm. Derek Mears, Ryan Marsico, Justin Michael Terry, Kurt Scholler, Chris Mathieu and Kurt Maloney. Soundtrack by Scott Passarella and Jason Murphy.

9-10pm

ImprovFest2106Mixed Up Show! (Everywhere)

Short form show featuring performers from our evening’s visiting groups, plus members of the Ventura Improv Company and ChImps.

Sunday, September 4 • $15

Online tickets are no longer available for Sunday.
Come down and buy your tickets at the door!

Performance times are estimated and show may not begin or end exactly at the times below. 

6-7pm: BONUS SHOW: Free for All • FREE with paid admission for Friday night show or Megapass
Expect the unexpected with an improv jam featuring our performers from near and far.

7-8pm


Barb-ProvSanta Barbara Players
(Santa Barbara)

Santa Barbara Players presents Barb-prov. What does it mean when the SB Players turn your world upside down? Stranger Things have happened. Andy DeVore, Heather Harkness, Brian Howard, Alan Irwin, Daniel Macken, Amy Nash, Erik Salthouse, Heather Terbell

8-9pm

LA TheatreSportsTheatresports: VIC vs LATS

A classic Theatresports Match between members LA TheatreSports and our own Ventura Improv Company. This show will be fast-faced and hilarious competitive comedy improv! You be the judge as we outdo each other with the funny. Amoni Henderson, Sam Mollo, Daniel Blinkoff, more!

9-10pm

ImprovFest2106Mixed Up Show! (Everywhere)

Short form show featuring performers from our evening’s visiting groups, plus members of the Ventura Improv Company and ChImps.

 


Online tickets are no longer available for Sunday.
Come down and buy your tickets at the door!



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