1. TONIGHT: The LA Fringe Festival and iO West present SHOCK TREATMENT

    Part of the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival and brought to you by the women who did last year’s sold out run of “Matt & Ben,” this 45 minute play will sure to delight.

    The play is about two old friends reconnecting for the first time since high school at The Kibitz Room at Canter’s Deli in Hollywood. Things get weird when they strike up a drunken conversation with the very serious, middle school punk band that is playing at the bar.

    Starring Amanda Foreman (Felicity, J.J. Abrams’ Star Treck, Awkward., Private Practice, Parenthood) and Mackenzie Kyle (iO’s “Matt & Ben”). Written by Mackenzie Yeager and directed by Jud Williford.

    (21+; Valid ID; No Exceptions)

    TICKETS: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=5018685

     
  2. SAVE $50 off of your Level 1 training at iO West when you sign up for the LEVEL 1 INTENSIVE.

    A two-week intensive option encompassing all of the material covered in Level 1. Class meets seven times for 3.5 hours per class.
    Cost: $350

    In this class you are introduced to all the fundamental skills of improvising, while improving your ability to listen and explore the power of building off of other people’s ideas. Level 1 is a survey of the entire program, exposing you to the elements of scene work and the various skills involved in creating well-acted, comedic improvisation. Passing Criteria: Students must demonstrate that their listening has improved over the course of the term and that they are willing to build off of their partners’ ideas, in addition to having gained some proficiency with the technical aspects of actually doing so on stage. Attendance at 5 of 7 of your scheduled classes, regardless of make-ups.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND SAVE $50 BY USING THE CODE “IMPROV 50”:  https://campscui.active.com/rapid/camps/agency?agencyId=283444903

     

  3. "(In regards to how improvisers often think playing yourself is simpler than playing a character…) Even the most complex comedic character will be less complex than you because you’re a real person."
    — Craig Cackowski
     

  4. You love Sketch Comedy AND You Love Your Dad, Right? Right?!?

    Then join us for Sketch Sundays at iOWest!
    The fun starts at 8PM with Top Story Weekly!
    http://ioimprov.com/west/io/shows/top-story-weekly

    Followed at 9PM with Taste Test and It’s The Cops
    http://ioimprov.com/west/io/shows/taste-test
    http://ioimprov.com/west/io/shows/it-s-the-cops

    Enjoy a whole night of Sketch Comedy at iOWest!

    For TICKETS
    http://www.ticketweb.com/snl/VenueListings.action?venueId=25316

     
  5. Come out to LA’s finest bar/comedy theater tonight to catch HeyDay perform a badass harold for you. Have a beer and have your mind blown by the finest improvised comedy in town! 

    See more: http://ioimprov.com/west/io/teams/heyday

     

  6. LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP FOR CLASSES AT iOWEST!!!!

    Go to ioimprov.com or call us at (323) 962-7560

    IMPROV
    WRITING
    SKETCH
    STANDUP

    Come to Harold Night tonight 6:30pm - 9:30pm to see what we’re made of!!! :)

     

  7. "I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen."
    — Ernest Hemingway
     

  8. We hope you had as great a time at #LAICF as we did! Tonight Sketch Comedy Returns with Top Story Weekly @8PM and DJ Faucet and Redford @9PM

    The Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival #LAICF was an absolute blast with AMAZING shows and Guest performers along with incredible workshops. We truly hope you had as much fun as we did, and are already looking forward to next year!

    Tonight we return to our normal Sketch Sundays with Top Story Weekly! @8PM and DJ Faucet and Redford @9pm
    Then stick around for Sandlot @10:30PM and Go Sketch Yourself with Clive Rice @11:30

    FOR TICKETS: Visit our page at TICKETWEB
    http://www.ticketweb.com/snl/VenueListings.action?venueId=25316

     
  9. TONIGHT: Check out a powerhouse lineup as part of iO West’s 12th Annual Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival! Featuring The Armando Show, with special guest Kevin Pollack; and WeirDass!

    [All Main stage Shows 21+, Valid ID, no exceptions]
    TICKETS:

    (The Armando Show) http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=4999195&pl=

    (WeirDass) http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=4912445&pl=

    The Armando Show is a 90-minute long improvised comedy show inspired by an audience suggestion, which the celebrity hosts interpret through a personal and truthful improvised monologue. Inspired by that monologue, a cast composed of veteran Chicago and Los Angeles alumni perform scenes that, in turn, inspire a response from Armando. This propels hilarious interchanges between Armando’s monologues and the company’s scenes.
    Reservations are strongly recommended.

    LA Times reviewer F. Kathleen Foley describes the performance by saying, ” …this free-associative repetition melds into Zen-like flights of fancy….”
    This show is the reason to see live improv in Los Angeles.

    Robert Dassie and Stephnie Weir are WeirDass, a husband and wife duo who use their shared experiences to inspire scenes, duologues and random asides in their long-form improvisation.

     

  10. People, It’s the Improv Festival Week!

    Come join us at iO West for the 2014 Improv Festival!
    See hilarious shows and take educational and informative workshops!
    Check out the links below and we look forward to seeing you!

    http://ioimprov.com/west/festival/shows

    http://ioimprov.com/west/festival/workshops

    You’ll be glad you did