Some of the most experienced folks in the business that make a real connection with you.
National Talent - Integrity - Top of our Craft - Established Professional Performers
Here's a promo clip which includes our Exec. Producer, David Brian Stuart, talkin' up "serious" comedy!
Improv Comedy Show Testimonial from Alese Campbell
for GLMV Gala Benefit Improv Show
"The Improv team made the annual GLMV Chamber Member Recognition and Board Installation Gala an evening to remember. From the onset, the attendees were engaged as the touring team weaved a chamber membership, business awards and even audience members into the hilarious scenes. Book your event now and make sure to give them a behind the scene look at the audience – the crowd will roar!"
Bob A. for his daughter Shana's High School Graduation Party.
'The Improv Playhouse Comedy Team was just fantastic! The kids and the braver adults looked like they had a great time. Nolan and Jillian did superbly. They made the party. Shana Loved it! She had a big smile on her face. She was thrilled. I got great feedback from my daughter and her boyfriend. The kids were enthralled. Those guys were great. They did a great job.'
Nancy Clyburn - Fellowship Deacon for Libertyville Evangelical Free Church
Winter/Spring 2010 Improv Comedy Show
'We really enjoyed it! You guys were fun and family friendy and I loved that there was audience participation. I would recommend you to any Church or Group."
STAND UP COMEDY FOR YOU AND YOUR GUESTS
The Improv Playhouse offers some of the best stand-up comedians in the Midwest. Among our talent we offer you the hilarity of folks who have been on Oprah, HBO, Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, FOX and The Tonight Show! Improv Playhouse features "corporate friendly" comedy...customized to your workplace, private event or fundraiser.
"Thank you so much; my whole group absolutely LOVED it! On the improv side it was very funny to develop something about meetings (corporations are crazy about meetings, including meeting about meetings and meeting before the meeting…) . Overall, this was the most unique training and entertainment any of us have done for the duration of time spent at Abbott.
Sherri R. Bar Mitzvah Party
'We knew that improv comedy was going to be a hit, especially after seeing some of the bigger "name" places in the city, but you (Improv Playhouse) really hit it out of the ballpark for Aaron's Bar Mitzvah Party. Not only was your price so reasonable, your improv comedy team was every bit as good if not better than anything we had seen downtown. Everyone laughed their heads off. It was clean. It was very smart and fun humor. We really liked it that you personalized some of the performance especially for our family and relatives. Such a special event! Thanks!"
Mark J. Valkanet, Senior Pastor:
Living Waters Assembly of God
"I just wanted to say "thank you" to you and your team for the wonderful job they did for our event this weekend. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the show and the atmosphere they helped to create. In addition, they were all extremely helpful and accommodating. I will definitely consider using Improv Playhouse again for future events."
M. Stadlman, Branch Manager Special Events, Theater Operations & Sponsorship and Advertising Morale, Welfare, and Recreation: Naval Station Great Lakes
Thank you again for everything! Your group is always a pleasure to work with, and all of our guests really enjoyed the evening. Thank you for everything, and as always we look forward to working with you again in the future! Thanks again!
iP IMPROV COMEDY TOURING SHOW AT YOUR SITE (45 minutes or 1 Hour)
4 Professional Comedy Improvisers traveling to your venue!
The following packages include consultation, set and strike crew where applicable, scripting, planning, custom designing, writing and rehearsing all at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE. Sound and Tech available at no extra charge with DJ Packages. Guaranteed to be professional, family friendly and business friendly entertainment. These improv comedians are some of the best around having performed in literally hundreds of venues including Fortune 500 events, private parties, college campuses and bar/bat mitzvahs. Customized to your liking OUR FAMILY FRIENDLY show mimics the format of improv that inspired ABC’s hit TV show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” that turns into a mesmerizing, gut giggling, belly laugh-out that lasts between 45-60 minutes. Our Touring Team members have national credentials including: Second City Cruise Ship talent, Piven Theatre-Steppenwolf performers and national commercials including the 2010 Super Bowl. Several of our comedians are members of the national talent unions including Actors Equity, The Screen Actors Guild and the American Association of Television Radio Artists
SAMPLE SOME OF OUR FUNNY BITS:
High energy, zaniness! Good clean professional fun (without giving away the whole show).
The players invite two audience members up to move the improvisers around the performance area while the improvisers, well, improvise! Very funny bit.
Lets Make A Date:
Our improvisers do a take off of the old games show "The Dating Game" playing celebrities, quirky characters and characters with phobias all suggested by the audience while one of our players (having been sequestered to a nearby sound proof room) joins in the fun by being the guest that guesses who or what they might be.
Audience members suggest quotes from films or history or every day conversation. Players write these on pieces of paper which are distributed on the staging floor. Two players who have returned from being out of the room come in to play out a scene integrating the lines they have not seen from the audience suggestions.
Conducted Story/Story Story Die:
Players line up. Are given character suggestions from the audience or genres to play out as they continue to tell a story only when the "conductor" gives them the focus.
Day in the Life:
An audience member is briefly interviewed by one of the cast members. With the information given the cast re-enacts that audience member's day in 1.5 minutes, 1 minute, 30 seconds, 15 seconds, etc. Very high energy.
"Hi David, I just got off the phone and wanted to say, yet again, how amazing your group is to work with. You are so above a beyond the "typical" that I don't have the right words to express it! Thank you for offering to work with us, understanding the situation and finding a solution. As usual, there were creative ideas and a tremendous amount of thoughtfulness as well as the professional experience to make solid recommendations. The values behind the work you have committed to really show. With all my heart THANK YOU!! Gratefully, Lisa"
Mitzvah's and Kid Parties
Corporate and Weddings
Sweet 16s and Grad Parties
IMPROV PLAYHOUSE MURDER MYSTERIES: We Kill the Competition!
Megan StadlmanSpecial Projects Coordinator:
The Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Department at Naval Station Great Lakes
would like to thank you for the Improv Playhouse recent performance. Your players’ cooperation, conduct, and timeliness was recognized and greatly appreciated. Their presence greatly enhanced the 1970’s Studio 54 atmosphere, and their enthusiastic performances invited guests to become a character of their own for the evening. The DJ also was a great addition to this year’s event as many of our guests stayed to enjoy the music and dancing into the late hours of the evening. All of the guests thoroughly enjoyed the evening and are looking forward to a similar special event in the future. Your players’ interactions with our guests were enjoyable and professional. All were able to leave with memorable moments that occurred throughout the evening. Again, on behalf of the active duty, spouses, retirees, and other civilians associated with Naval Station Great Lakes we would just like to thank you for helping to make this a special and memorable event. Your talents will be thought of for future special events.
Our Actors & Your Guests are the Characters! Great fun!
Tired of the same old Board Game?
Bored with your
next event come alive with an
PARTY Play a detective...or a news reporter...or a hired hit man...or one of the family...Grill the Suspects!!
"Are you being blackmailed?" "Where were you the night of the murder?" Whether it's a dinner party, a business convention, or just a special night out, our interactive murder mysteries make a boring dinner unforgettably fun and hilarious. Improv Playhouse offers the most experienced and best trained mystery/comedy improv actors to expertly assist you in solving the case. Costumes, accessories and physical evidence bring the stories to life and you and your guests can't help but have a great time. Guests play either a murder suspect or a detective, discovering clues left at the crime scene and interrogating each other. Choose the perfect Mystery plot for your event and let our actors do the rest. Remember... we guarantee an event... TO DIE FOR!!
“The Corporate Killer, “Wild Wild Western Murder”, 1920’s Gangster Style, Holiday shows, Fundraisers, Historical and Contemporary Fiction!
GAME SHOW & OTHER VARIETY PACKAGES (call for pricing)
MUSICIANS: Classical, Jazz, Folk. Duets, Trios, Quartets, etc.
We loved having Improv Playhouse provide our entertainment needs again. "Captain Jack" was great! Improv Playhouse talent is always terrific with the customers, helping to get people involved with the games and prizes. We will continue to use Improv Playhouse for future events!