1. "The greatest gift that you’re ever going to have is your imagination because you’re not going to have all life experiences. So you draw on things that are sort of close to it but you spend your time expanding on it or drawing something specific on whatever your situation is."
    — iO alum Vince Vaughn

  2. "The improv, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but when it does, it’s like open-field running."
    — Robin Williams

  3. Sketch Sundays @ iO West! 8pm Top Story Weekly & more!

    It’s time to start the week off right at the iO West with SKETCH SUNDAYS, EVERYBODY!
    And all shows are $5… I know… WHAT?! 

    Like every Sunday, we have Top Story Weekly.Where hard news meets Hollywood!
    Here’s a clip of last week’s show:

    Top Story Weekly comes on at 8pm and tickets are $5.
    You can buy them here, or call the iO West box office at 323.962.7560.

    Top Story Weekly links: 
    Facebook / YouTube / Twitter / Website

    Next up we have the iO West House Sketch teams!
    For the 4th Sunday of the month, we have Duke and It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way @ 9pm.


    Duke is a 20-22 minute awesome sketch show consisting of awesome sketches. Facebook

    It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way.Yes, this is real and yes things are going to get weird!! Facebook

    Duke Cast List: Jocelyn Hall, Courtney Barnett, Ashleigh Crystal Hairston,
    Calvin Dittmore, Jason Kaye, Danile MK Cohen, Matt Sweeny, John Norris,
    Joy Regullano. And coached by George McAuliffe.

    It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way Cast: Daniel Banas, Jeremy Briggs, Leo Margul,
    Ben Parks, Jillian Saint, Kat Radley, Susan Sassi, Dan Torson, Diana Varco,
    Erik Voss. And Coached by Mike Canale.

    Tickets can be purchased here  for $5 or call the iO West Box Office at 323.962.7560 

    If you like impressions, definitely come around at 10pm for Redford Presents - First Impressions


    It’s a night of hilarious celebrity impressions, hosted by iO House Sketch Team Redford.
    See some of the greatest sketch performers in LA putting on their best impression based
    sketches in this special, one time only show.

    Tickets can be purchased here or call the iO West Box Office at 323.962.7560 

    And lastly, for tonight, at 11pm, we have The Sandlot


    The Sandlot is a sketch show that encourages everyone to swing for the fences.
    Each night will consist of new sketch material from performers around the city.
    There will be guest spots weekly for those looking to take some risks and take some swings.
    So grab your bat, your big league chew, and your best Barrack Obama impersonation,
    and make your way out to The Sandlot.

    The cast includes: Ray Gordon, Blythe Haaga, Connor Tillman, Conor Sullivan,
    Dan Bulla, Eric Roth, John Anderson, Megan Mercier, Molly Willbanks,
    Patrick Babbitt and more…

    Tickets can be purchased for $5 here or call the iO West Box Office at 323.962.7560 

    And if you’re a student here at the iO West,
    it’s even better because ALL the shows tonight for you are FREE! YAY! 


  4. "I think serious situations actually make for the best kind of belly laughs. But they’re also the hardest to convert into comedy at the outset."
    — Mike Birbiglia
  5. #iowest #io #improv #amypoehler #comedy #la


  6. "Life is very tough. If you don’t laugh, it’s tough."
    — Joan Rivers

  7. "No one looks stupid when they’re having fun!"
    — Amy Poehler

  8. "Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself."
    — Charlie Chaplin

  9. Sketch Sundays @ iOWest with Top Story Weekly! @8pm & It’s The Cops and Jet Jaguar @9PM

    It’s the Cops

    “Undercover. Understaffed. Under the influence.”

    Directed by: Blake Hogue

    Starring: Karen Baughn, Wilfred Gelin, Melissa Hunter, Mike Carrier, Andy Wagner, Jessica Lowe,Jonathan P. Grant, Greg Goodness, Avery Pearson, Natalie Palamides

    Jet Jaguar

    JET JAGUAR is a new iO West House Sketch Team, performing on the second Sunday of every month at 9pm on the Main Stage! On any other given day, they’re busy being a reserve combat team for the world renowned Global Defense Force and heroically protecting humanity from overwhelming supernatural monstrous threats. Obviously.

    “Defenders of Sketch Comedy… From Above!”

    Gene Augusto
    Anna Cecilia
    Tommy Dickie
    John Druska
    Nick Gligor
    John Paliferro
    Honora Talbott

    Laura Clark
    Bob Ladewig
    Cait Raft

    Coached by Megan Grano




  10. "Everything that happens to me in my life, be it good or bad, it’s all education, and it’s important for that to become part of what you do. It all feeds the beast."
    — Tim Meadows