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!nstant Theatre Co.
- Vancouver experimental improv group who uses each season to riff off different themes to create unique shows, such as the Antiques Improv Roadshow.
- Dallas troupe with weekly shows and national tours. Pictures with fans, booking details and group history.
- New York City group dedicated to stretching the possibilities of long-form improv in such shows as "Psycheroticproviholicyesandsomethingvoodoo."
- Edmonton two-man troupe includes show and booking info, plus some nudity.
Bad Dog Theatre Company
- Toronto based troupe, includes contact information, schedule, workshops and cast profiles.
- Chicago two-man long-form improv group.
Barren Mind Improv
- Arizona State University improv group featuring members of the Farce Side sketch comedy group that performs a late night show every Thursday night.
Blacktop Circus Improv Troupe
- Atlanta African-American troupe that performs every Tuesday at the Uptown Comedy Corner.
Blue Blanket Improv
- San Francisco troupe that performs free shows in various outdoor locations throughout the city.
- Amsterdam improvisational troupe offers at their site show schedules, video clips, information on classes, and a menu from their restaurant.
Bovine Metropolis Theater
- Denver comedy theater that hosts "Improv Hootenanny" and "On the Spot." They also offer adult and teen improv workshops, and performance opportunities for high school and college troupes.
The Brody Theater
- Portland, OR, theater that houses the long-form show Double Play and hosts area groups.
Canadian Improv Showcase
- Ontario improv group with cool hockey jerseys features video clips, history and cast biographies, and schedule and booking information.
Chicago City Limits
- New York City improv comedy troupe. Offering ticket and press information, cast, news and events. Includes entertainment and training programs.
Chicago Improv Anarchy
- Chicago-based improv comedy troupe. They know where your mom lives.
The Comedy Clinic - Tulsa's Comedy Troupe
- Tulsa, OK troupe performs shortform improv and original sketch comedy. Site contains show and ticket information.
The Comedy Store Players
- Legendary British company that laid the groundwork for "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" and launched the careers of Josie Lawrence and Paul Merton.
- Raleigh, NC, show where a referee mediates two teams of comedians who are competing for the biggest laughs by performing scenes based on audience suggestions.
- San Diego based troupe. Includes performance schedule, photo album, and workshops.
The Eclectic Improv Company
- Buffalo ensemble that performs shows and teaches classes for corporate clients and other private bookings.
Eight is Never Enough
- Troupe from New York City. Includes show descriptions, cast, pictures, booking and contact information.
- Vienna-based improv group with an international cast clad in black.
Friday Nite Improvs
- Pittsburgh show in which not only are the suggestions coming from the audience, but so are the performers.
Full Frontal Nudity
- Troupe from Columbus Ohio providing cast backgrounds, upcoming events, history, classes, pictures and contact information.
- Legendary Los Angeles improv company that launched the careers of such performers as Phil Hartman, Lisa Kudrow, Jon Lovitz, and Edie McClurg.
The Immediate Gratification Players
- Harvard University's resident improv group does various different shows during the school year.
The Improbable Improvisational Ensemble
- Grass Valley, CA, troupe that performs regularly at the Holbrooke Hotel.
The Improv Bandits
- Auckland, New Zealand, company that performs original shows and Keith Johnstone formats both at home and abroad.
- Orange County, CA, based shortform improvisation troupe. Site contains cast bios, show information and photos.
- Kansas City group with an all-ages show. Site contains upcoming show dates and contact information.
- Denver's long-running improv show.
Jet City Improv
- Seattle shortform improv troupe offers all-ages shows and classes. Site contains schedule, player bios, reviews and ticket information.
JoKyR and Jesster
- Salt Lake City, Utah duo. Includes bios, video, schedule, and reviews.
Just The Funny
- Miami, Florida company featuring improvisations based on audience suggestions. Show details, cast biographies and contact information included.
Kitsch In Sync
- Boston, MA, shortform improv troupe. Site contains show, history and audition information.
Knock Your Socks Off
- Salt Lake City troupe performing short and long form improv has a detailed history, as well show info and a message board.
- Atlanta improv troupe does public performances and private bookings and workshops using such formats as murder mysteries and game shows to team-build and foster creativity.
The Liquid Radio Players
- Los Angeles ensemble that performs an improv show with an old-time radio theme.
- Alberta, Canada, improv troupe lists their schedule and information about auditioning.
- Denver ensemble performs the first and third Tuesdays of the month, as well as holds corporate workshops.
- Nottingham group performs short-form improv at various public and corporate venues.
- College of New Jersey-based ensemble that performs shows both on- and off-campus.
- Based in Palm Beach County, Florida. Includes show details, cast backgrounds, history and contact information.
National Comedy Theatre
- San Diego company that specializes in improv games.
The National Comedy Theatre
- Improv comedy competition and shows in Mesa, Arizona. Provides performance information as well as improv workshops.
National Comedy Theatre - New York
- Nationally acclaimed improv comedy group based in New York City. Clean, corporate entertainment, weekly performances, team building, college shows and improv workshops.
The New Wave Of Comedians
- Paramus, NJ, improv game ensemble comprised of high school students.
No Parking Players
- Based at Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania, USA. Includes meeting schedule, photos, hall of fame, and resources.
North Beach Improv
- San Francisco-based improv ensemble.
- Maryland ensemble that performs in the greater Washington D.C. area does children-oriented shows and corporate events using various different formats, such as murder mysteries.
OBT Laughing Stock
- Salt Lake City's long-running improv comedy show that challenges you to avoid whacking Russ.
Pan Theater Oakland Improv Theater Troupe
- Oakland, CA improv troupe offering shows and classes for the Bay Area.
- Dallas-based troupe has info about shows and performers, as well as topical rants and links to other Web sites that intrigue them.
- Princeton University ensemble based off the Franciscan tradition of improv.
Raleigh's Village Idiots
- Raleigh, NC, ensemble that has regular performance on Friday nights.
Rare Bird Show
- Philadelphia longform group. Includes bios, photos, shows, and reviews.
The Really Spontaneous Theatre Company
- Burbank ensemble that specializes in improvised one-act plays.
The REALLY Spontaneous Theatre Company
- Los Angeles, CA shortform improv group performs improvised comedy and music, based upon suggestions from the audience. Site contains reviews, bios and show dates.
SAK Comedy Lab
- Orlando's long-running company that does short-form improv, as well as student shows. They also do "Slice of Life," in which you can arrange to have someone's life be reenacted on stage during a show.
- Southend-on-Sea, Essex, ensemble group in search of a new performance space. They perform short form-oriented shows with props.
Scared Scriptless Improv
- Anchorage troupe features a performance schedula and info about current and former ensemble members.
- Chicago all-female troupe whose show "Chicken Scratch" uses each performers own monologues as starting points for improvised scenes.
Slow... Children at Play
- Los Angeles group with a cute Web site. They specialize in short-form improv.
- London ensemble that offers short-form and narrative shows, as well as improv workshops.
- London based improvisers. Experienced teachers, directors and performers. Site contains performance schedule, business services, and information about classes offered.
Stevie Ray's Improv Company
- Providing cabaret, instruction and corporate services, base in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Schedule, services and contact information included.
The Tenderloins Improv Troupe
- New York City-based, Del Close-trained long-form improv troupe that performs the Harold and the Armando Diaz. Promotional film, and clips from their movies.
Theatre on the Edge
- Waterloo, ON, troupe that performs weekly and offers classes. They also have video clips with eye towards doing a Webcast of their shows.
Tilt: Ann Arbor's Improv Comedy Group
- Ann Arbor, MI, shortform improv troupe. Site contains show and class info, cast bios, and promotional information.
Too Many Larrys!
- San Francisco improv troupe performs free shows every Saturday night.
Unscrewed Comedy Troupe
- Based in Tucson, Arizona. Pictures, cast information, booking and contact details.
The Viola Question
- Yale University troupe provides info about their cast and shows, including a 12-hour improv marathon.
We Brake For Nobody
- Bucknell group has video clips, schedules, and info about past and present members.
World Class Indifference
- New York/Connecticut short-form team does public performances and corporate team building events. Cast biographies, and schedule.
Yellow Man Group
- Formed in Chicago, this Japanese ensemble performs high-energy English-language shows.
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