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WICF and ImprovBoston present shows and workshops at ImprovBoston

WICF events at ImprovBoston will feature improv, sketch, stand up, storytelling, and musical comedy from some of today's best national, international, and local acts. Many events SELL OUT so we suggest buying tickets in advance.

Featuring 
Mary Mack (Comedy Central, Bob & Tom, Last Comic Standing)
Kate Flannery (The Office, Curb Your Enthusiasm)
Zabeth Russell (Raising Hope, Jimmy Kimmel)
Opus Moreschi (The Colbert Report, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn)
Kevn Allison (Risk!, The State)
Big Bang Improv
North Coast
The Kerfuffle

…and many more

 

SHOWS

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22ND 

Maxitor, Big Gulp, Big Bang

WICF Presents: ImprovBoston Harold Night's Top Shelf

ImprovBoston's wildly popular longform improv night comes to WICF. Featuring The ladies of the top Harold teams

7:30PM (Mainstage)

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Maxitor, Big Gulp, Big Bang

TV Guidance Counselor Podcast Live

In this special live taping, Ken welcomes Mary Mack (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central) to leaf through his extensive collection of TV guides, pick an issue, and then make difficult choices of what they would watch on television that week in history. They discuss stories about growing up, culture, and people's relationship with television and the media; and Ken spits out a lot of trivia.

8PM (Studio)

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Maxitor, Big Gulp, Big Bang

WICF Presents Harold Night's Fresh Blend

See two up-and-coming Harold teams followed by a long form jam. The jam explores an ever-changing variety of long form improv structures and is open to any interested performers who have completed Improv 301 classes or higher at ImprovBoston's Comedy School.

9:30PM (Mainstage)

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Maxitor, Big Gulp, Big Bang

Comedy Lottery: Open Mic

The Comedy Lottery showcases local comics of all experience levels in ImprovBoston’s intimate Studio Theater. Arrive as early as 9 pm to add your name to the list.

10PM (Studio)

FREE! No Tickets Required. Come Early to Put Your Name in to Perform

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 23RD 

Maxitor, Big Gulp, Big Bang

Brits and Bostonians: Improv and Musical Showcase

All the way from London (and from right here in Boston), check out some of the most hilarious and innovative musical comedy and improv comedy. Featuring Amy G: Entershamement, Maxitor, Summer Boyfriend, Jinni Lyons Is An Only Child.

7:30PM (Mainstage)

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Big Bang, Big Gulp, Maxitor

Best Show Ever! Stand-Up Showcase

Robin Maxfield, Christa Weiss, Chris Nakis, Carrie Gravenson, Adam Mamawala, Jan Davidson, L Michelle, Tracy Dolan, Robby Hoffman, Mimi Gonzalez

8PM (Studio) 

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Cory! Kelly MacFarland Stand-Up Showcase

Shtick it Here! Stand-up Showcase 

Tom Dunlap, Nonye Brown-West, Nicole Sisk, Megan Kelly Dunn, Maya May, Lindsay Gonzales, Kathleen Kanz, Dulce Sloan.

9:30PM (Studio)

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Cory! Kelly MacFarland Stand-Up Showcase

Killin' It! Stand-up Showcase 

Katie Hannigan, Awet Teame, Anthony Scibelli, Aditi Mittal, Sean Clarke, Lisa Corrao, JC Coccoli, Dana Cairns, Kelsie Huff, Molly Fite.

10PM (Mainstage)

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FRIDAY, APRIL 24TH 

North Coast

Quip It Good! Improv! Sketch! Live Game Show! 

Improv from Wicked City, Sketch from Natasha Vaynblat: The United Federation of Teachers, and a special edition of Let's Quip! LIVE

7:30PM (Studio Theater)

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North Coast

Monsters of Improv 

Big Bang, From Justin to Kelly, The Fourth Wall 

8PM (Main Theater)

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Family Show

Solo Sketch Showcase 

 

Encore performance! Three amazing sketch shows from the US and the UK. Don't miss this chance to see masterful performances in an intimate setting. Featuring Miss Business, Christine Bullen, Sarah Peele's 90's Mix Tape. 

9:30PM (Studio Theater)

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Family Show

Oh Behave! Improv & Sketch Comedy Showcase 

Bullshit Women, Girl, Incarcerated, The Stank 

10PM (Main Theater)

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Kerfuffle

The Kerfuffle

Hosted by Jackie Arko and Hannah Foell
Featuring The State's Kevin Allison and many more

11:30PM (Main Theater)

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SATURDAY, APRIL 25TH 

 

Family Show

Geeking Out With…Kate Flannery, Hosted by Pam Victor 

11AM (Main Theater)

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Family Show

ImprovBoston Family Show: WICF Edition 
ImprovBoston's long-running improv and music extravaganza that kids love and adults get.

4PM (Main Theater)

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Family Show

Tight Five

If you love stand-up and improv. This is the show for you. We take random topics, words, and pictures, and comedians, put them in a blender and you reap the benefits.They can't rely on preparation, the only thing they've got is their imagination!  
5:30PM (Studio)

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ImprovBoston All Access Improv: WICF Edition 

All Access Improv delivers a high-octane, completely off-the-cuff comedic force of nature appropriate for anyone with a sense of humor (all ages welcome).

6PM (Main Theater)

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Family Show

Flying Solo! Sketch Showcase


Encore performance! Three amazing sketch shows from the US and the UK. Don't miss this chance to see masterful performances in an intimate setting. Featuring Miss Business, Christine Bullen, Sarah Peele's 90's Mix Tape.   

7:30PM (Studio)

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Family Show

ImprovBoston Headlining Event with Zabeth Russell and Opus Moreschi
This evening of sketch and improv features Jinny Lyons is an Only Child, This is Going to Hurt, and headlining improv comedy from Zabeth Russell (Raising Hope, Jimmy Kimmel) and Opus Moreschi (The Colbert Report).

8PM (Main Theater)

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Family Show

For a Good Time, Call Comedy! Stand-Up Showcase
Kate Ghiloni, Sandi Rankaduwa, Rob Crean, Molly Fite, Lillian DeVan, Lindsay Gonzales, Keesha Brownie, Mateen, Dulce Sloan, Ella Steinbeck. 

9:30PM (Studio)

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Family Show

Musical Comedy Royalty
North Coast, T-SPOON, Nancy Presents: Songs in the Key of Life, Hidden Falls 

10PM (Main Theater)

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SUNDAY, APRIL 26TH 

Dork Forest

WICF Presents Taste Test Comedy

The only thing better than comedy is comedy and food. Come sample the freshest jokes and tastiest foods Boston has to offer with You're The Expert's Chris Duffy and standup Kevin Seefried. Sketch, standup and small bites featuring some of Boston's funniest comedians and most delicious local food vendors. 

5PM (Main Theater)

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Dork Forest

WICF Presents The ImprovBoston Comedy Jam

The Jam features 3 comedy acts each week. The show kicks off with a hand-picked improv, sketch or variety act sure to get the laughs going. Next, we feature an improv jam open to all (yes, you!) hosted by one of our warm and welcoming ImprovBoston Comedy School instructors. The final act features our "Faculty Lounge," with an ever-changing roster of Comedy School instructors improvising for your delight. If there's a better way to end the weekend, we haven't found it. 

7PM (Main Theater)

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Dork Forest

WICF Presents The ImprovBoston People's Show

Stand-up comedy for the people, by the people, featuring nationally known comedians and local talent. 

9PM (Studio)

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WORKSHOPS

SATURDAY, APRIL 25TH 

Comedic Storytelling wiht Giulia Rozzi
Instructor: Giulia Rozzi

10AM-12PM (ImprovBoston Studio)

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Love the One You're With Improv Workshop with Kelly Buttermore and Justin Peters
Instructors: Kelly Buttermore and Justin Peters

10AM-12PM (ImprovBoston Classroom 2)

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Satire Writing with the Editors of Reductress
Instructors: Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo

10AM-12:50PM (ImprovBoston Classroom 1) 

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Hip Hop Improv Comedy with North Coast
Instructors: Rachel Rosenthal and Mark Martin

12:30PM-2:30PM (ImprovBoston Studio)

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Auditioning for Film, Commercial, and Television Using Improv, with Zabeth Russell
Instructor: Zabeth Russell

12:30PM-2:30PM (ImprovBoston Classroom 2)

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The Business of Show, with Sue Costello
Instructor: Sue Costello

1PM-2:30PM (ImprovBoston Main Theater)

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Writing for Late Night TV, with Opus Moreschi
Instructor: Opus Moreschi

1PM-2:30PM (ImprovBoston Classroom 1)

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Pitching to Networks, with Abbey MacDonald
Instructor: Abbey MacDonald

3PM-4:30PM (ImprovBoston Classroom 1)

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Tight Five: The Art of Off the Cuff Stand Up
Instructors: Dana Jay Bein, Sean Clarke, Josh Poirier

3PM-4:30PM (ImprovBoston Classroom 1)

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SUNDAY, APRIL 26TH 

Storytelling Master Class with Kevin Allison

10AM-1PM (ImprovBoston)

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Many performances SELL OUT so we so we suggest you buy tickets in advance.


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