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  • She’s a girl on the go, always rock climbing, camping, or surfing. She’s Alex Geller, our Single Lady for March! When she’s not catching waves, Alex is busy working on her Doctoral degree in Chinese Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine or working at Encinitas Acupuncture and Massage. When it comes to men, Alex is looking for someone smart, driven, and adventurous. Oh, and he MUST surf....

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  • It was a world-wide phenomenon in the 1990s. Celine Dion’s soaring vocals were on a constant loop for 3 years straight. “Titanic” broke records left and right – number of Oscars, box office numbers, number of times you begged your parents to drop you off at the movies JUST ONE MORE TIME. And now, it is getting the treatment it’s always needed — from Attack of the Rotten Tomatoes. Saturday, Februar...

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  •   Monica’s story is one of my favorites. After standing out with her shining personality in our Free Discover Improv class, we were so sad to see her walk out without signing up. We finished clean up and heard a banging on the door. “SIGN ME UP NOW BEFORE I REGRET IT!” (I think there were some other words that we can’t quite publish here included in this.) She had walked to her car and convinved h...

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  • Ah, February. The time for amore. Hearts and flowers and fancy dinners. What a perfect time for… a wedding! (No pressure…) This month’s Single Lady is Stacey Owens! She’s a Netflix-and-Chill kinda girl, with a great sense of humor. And she used to work at city hall … you guessed it… MARRYING PEOPLE. Well now it’s her turn. During the show, we will find out: ACT 1: Why she’s still single! ACT 2: Wh...

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  • Recently, Amy Lisewski appeared on Dan Quiggle’s leadership podcast, “Garage to Goliath,” to discuss how the methods of improv can empower people to be better, more positive leaders! Listen to episode 026 of Garage to Goliath | Leaders Building Legacies as Amy shares: The wonders of improv for personal and professional development as a great way to get over the fear of failure and a great way to l...

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  • Rev up the DeLorean and pull up your Calvin Kleins — we’re hitting 88 mph with BACK TO THE FUTURE! That’s right, we’re talking life vests, plutonium, every beautiful moment with Doc Brown. Attack of Rotten Tomatoes is taking on this ’80s blockbuster (and its sequels… probably?… we don’t know yet) and turning it inside out, upside down and any which way possible. There will be singing. There may ev...

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  • The program for the 5th Annual San Diego Improv Festival in 2018 is approaching fast! Tickets (including VIP) are on sale now, and there’s still time to snag the early bird price for the incredible workshops! This year’s program will feature: 11 show blocks over 4 days featuring a total of 44 shows. A volunteer selection committee of 19 local performers selected 29 teams to perform based on three ...

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  • NAMELESS NUMBERHEAD is a sketch comedy duo from Charleston, SC with a post-apocalyptic vaudeville vibe. Running all lighting and sound elements from the stage, their show is a character driven satire about you and the weird routines and habits you exhibit everyday. Self identified as surveillance chic, Nameless Numberhead exposes our obsession with voyeurism of the mundane. It’s an absurd lesson o...

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  • Finest City Improv is always growing and finding new ways to give its community more laughter, more shows, and more performers! We recently added these hilarious, dynamic, fun loving people to our ranks: On the Cast of A Single Lady: Whitney is a salsa dancing, soccer playing, stretching in public spaces, mermaid geographer. When she’s not schmoozing and or stretching in the FCI lobby, you can cat...

Finest City Improv
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  • The program for the 5th Annual San Diego Improv Festival in 2018 is approaching fast! Tickets (including VIP) are on sale now, and there’s still time to snag the early bird price for the incredible workshops! This year’s program will feature: 11 show blocks over 4 days featuring a total of 44 shows. A volunteer selection committee of 19 local performers selected 29 teams to perform based on three ...

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  • It appears that a group of elves from the North Pole have planned a hostile takeover of Santa’s Workshop! Reports have been coming in from the North Pole about an elf worker uprising. The leader of the dark elves, Herman D. Elf has gone on record stating poor working conditions, being paid in candy canes, and being forced to sit on shelves. (Herman D. Elf , Middle Management Representative, Cherry...

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  • Saturday, December 3rd Finest City Improv rewelcomes Celeste Pechous for a double dose of workshops and performances! Teaching not one, but TWO workshops – “Scene Study” @ Saturday at 2pm and “Character Lifecycle” @ Sunday at 11am. Performing with our very own Jesse Suphan Saturday at 7pm in their duo show: Distant Celeste is awesome and truly has changed so many of our improv community members he...

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  •   Skyler is the kinda guy who makes you smile just by being in his presence. He has completed all of our core classes, currently rocks out with Musical Improv, and plays regularly on conservatory team “Where’s Brenda?”, as well as FCI’s featured show: Attack Of The Rotten Tomatoes. Skyler’s dedication to the theatre is surely undisputed; he even moved and changed jobs to be closer to the theatre. ...

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  • Saturday, November 11th we are getting a full dose of Rob Belushi and Tim Stolenberg from Second City! You can find the critically-acclaimed improv duo: Teaching not one, but TWO workshops – “Bad Manners” @ 10am and “Specifics” @ 1pm Being the interviewed guests for FCI house team Found Family! Performing their incredible show, Courtesy Shuttle. Crazy, right? SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES. But here’s the ...

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  • Awkward. Quiet. Shy. Anti-social. If you suffer from social anxiety, these words probably feel familiar. Social anxiety can make common, everyday situations much more difficult. Parties with friends, happy hour with co-workers, or, a dreaded networking event can all cause a sense of dread and foreboding. But there are ways to combat those feelings, and actually enjoy yourself at social gatherings....

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  • What does making up a comedy show possibly have in common with business? Allow me to start by putting you in the shoes of an improviser.  Imagine you are standing on stage in front of dozens of people.  They are all there because they desire something from you… in this case, to be entertained.  What they expect is something wonderful and they want it right away.   Now, if you look around the stage...

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  • We have to admit that this November, we are looking to snuggle up in something tall and handsome! On November 4th at 9pm, we bring Jason to the stage, and ladies better get ready! Are you ready to make his dreams come true? We will be studying furiously to find out: Act 1: Why he’s still single! Act 2: Who might be his perfect match! Act 3: We now declare you… “Happily-ish ever after-ish!” More ab...

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  • Joe Partynski Teacher Intro from Finest City Improv on Vimeo. Joey teaches level 2 and 3 classes. He has experience studying both acting and improv. Acting and theater classes taught him to be vulnerable, ridiculous, and dramatic. Improv taught him to listen, focus, support, let go, and most importantly- have fun. His teaching will combines both, as he loves to help people become bolder and more a...

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  •   We feel so lucky to have answered the call when a North Carolina gal was moving out west and wanted to find her new hometown theatre. She has a journey unlike most as she didn’t join Finest City as a brand new performer, but rather someone with lots of experience. So how did FCI stack up against other theatres she had trained with? She attributes our amazing and welcoming community as the reason...

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