Judy Gottlieb (Vice President of the VIC) and VIC co-founders Gary Best, Sally Mueller, and Tom Mueller in July 2010.

In July 1989, Barbara Scott from Bay Area TheatreSports™ came to Ventura County to visit her mother and, while here, put on an improv workshop. The attendees included Gary Best and Tom Mueller, who considered the workshop “a revelation,” and went on to form a local TheatreSports™ league. In the two decades since then, that league grew up to be Ventura Improv Company (VIC).

Located in the historic Livery complex in downtown Ventura, VIC offers comedy improv shows every weekend and a full lineup of improv and movement workshops throughout the year.

VIC exists to enrich people’s lives through improv theatre, and to nurture local talent and the cultural life of Ventura.

VIC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.