1. "Say yes, and you’ll figure it out afterwards."
    — Tina Fey

  2. "I started doing comedy because that was the only stage that I could find. It was the pure idea of being on stage. That was the only thing that interested me, along with learning the craft and working, and just being in productions with people."
    — Robin Williams

  3. "It’s the seriousness of play."
    — James Grace

  4. "Defining why in games brings the deeper theme"
    — Nate Sherman

  5. Sketch Sundays @ iO West Starting Presents Top Story Weekly! @8pm & The Mutiny and Brute Squad @9PM

    The Mutiny

    The Mutiny is a main stage headliner sketch team that’s true to its name. The Mutiny was formed in 2012 and has performed in the Chicago Sketch Festival and San Francisco Sketch Festival in 2013. Winner of the 2013 iO West Del Close Award for “Most Penises (Real or Fake) On Stage.” The Mutiny gives the audience everything they have. Everything.

    Directed by Jordan Morris

    Starring: Jeremy Belanger, Blake Hogue, Alex Logan, Gina Ippolito, Madeline Wager, Amy Albert-Cobb, Aaron LaPlante, & Rob O’Connor

    Brute Squad

    A Mainstage Sketch Team, Brute Squad won the Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival Sketch Competition with their fast-paced, high-energy sketch comedy. As well as their original videos being featured on FunnyorDie and The Huffington Post, and being an official selection at the SF Sketchfest, they can be seen presenting a brand new show each month right here at iO West.

    It’s sketch comedy that can move your refrigerator. And protect your village.

    Directed by Heather Anne Campbell and Eric Moneypenny

    Starring: Keith SaltojanesBrian FernandesPeggy SinnottEric StittKimrie Davis, & Jacob Harper



  6. "Comedy is acting out optimism."
    — Robin Williams

  7. "Be tenacious. Get as much stage time as possible."
    — Ana Gasteyer

  8. Sketch Sundays @ iO West Starting @ 8PM w/ Top Story Weekly! with Duke and It’s the Cops @ 9PM

    SNL meets The Daily Show in this constantly changing news-driven sketch romp through a week’s worth of headlines. Every Sunday at 8 Top Story! Weekly brings you a brand new scripted show, which has been called the most ambitious weekly schedule of any LA theater. Our writers have written for shows such as “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” and “The Jeselnik Offensive,” and our cast has been seen on shows such as “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Drunk History,” “Modern Family,” “The Middle,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “The Newsroom,” “2 Broke Girls,” “Trophy Wife” and “Conan.” With top names from film and television stopping by as guest performers, “Top Story! Weekly” is the most current, up-to-the-minute sketch show in LA, has been named by CBS 2 in its “Best of Los Angeles” and is a three-time winner of the Del Close Award for “Best Scripted Show”.

    Tickets can be purchased for performance(s) by clicking on the appropriate show date below 

    Upcoming shows: 

    Sunday, August 10 @ 08:00 PM in the Main Stage - tickets are $5 (FREE for iO students)

    Sunday, August 17 @ 08:00 PM in the Main Stage - tickets are $5 (FREE for iO students)

    Sunday, August 24 @ 08:00 PM in the Main Stage - tickets are $5 (FREE for iO students)

    Sunday, August 31 @ 08:00 PM in the Main Stage - tickets are $5 (FREE for iO students)



  9. "I believe there’s an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts."
    — sylvester stallone

  10. "Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen."
    — Conan O’Brien