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  • Buckle up, because this July, we’re bringing back the wild ride that is Sketch-Prov. Sketch-prov is what happens when you combine the two comedic forms of sketch (written-out, rehearsed scenes) and improvisation (flying by the seat of your pants with nothing but an audience suggestion). This particular class, taught by the insanely talented Tim Short, will focus on taking the skills learned throug...

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  • This month, we’re pulling out all the stops for our single lady, Jessica Clancy!! Mid Century–Palm Springs desert beauty! Jessica is a native San Diegian with a passion for all things fun. Whether it’s weekend getaways, beachside happy hours, or cooking classes, she never stays still for too long! Her most recent passion has been making artesian sourdough breads and hand-poured candles. Jessica is...

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  • Adam Anderson is our community spotlight this month! He lets out his “wacky ideas” through improvisation and enjoys his tight knit class community– often spotted doing trivia or seeing shows together! Adam is a filmmaker based out of San Diego, CA. In 2010, he founded the independent production company Giant Face Films, seeking to tell stories about the human condition with unique visual styles. H...

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  • This weekend, you’ll get the chance to see Ariel, Ursula, and Sebastian in a way that has never been done before – through improv! The cast of Attack of the Rotten Tomatoes will be taking on this Disney classic The Little Mermaid on Saturday at 9pm! The cast will take suggestion from the audience – MadLibs style – to help create an entirely new film! Throughout the show, there will be plenty of op...

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  • The wait has been long but it was worth it! The Cage Match is back and completely reimagined! Officially presenting… The Cage Match: Trio Tournament! The Tournament will take place every Friday in April at 10pm. Teams will be BRAND NEW trios competing for amazing prizes and GLORY! All the glory! It’s not just the teams competing, it’s also YOU, the audience! We are doing a Cage Match FANTASY LEAGU...

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  • That’s right gentlemen, here we have a 2-for-1 deal – TWO beautiful ladies seeking ONE guy. Okay, okay… calm down, and let us explain – but seriously, buy your tickets now because this show will sell out. Let’s start with Sabrina. She’s smart, fun, fit, and loves to travel. She’s an author, a social media icon and blogger, and a content marketing guru to boot. When she’s not writing, you can find ...

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  • We got to chat with the one and only Marty Burtwell! He’s a stand-up comic who decided to try improv for fun once moving to San Diego, and he decided to stick around (he’s in Level 4!) for the community, support and performance opportunities! About Marty: This left-handed Pisces hails from Vancouver, Canada. He moved to San Diego about 10 months ago. When it comes to hobbies and interests, Finest ...

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  • So you’re about to see your first improv show. Hooray! Seeing improv can be a magical experience, to witness something so strange but so creative come together in front of your eyes — magic! And while it’s good to go into a show without too many expectations, it’s super helpful to know what exactly you’re getting into. Let’s start at the beginning. What is improv? Improv (or improvisation, if you ...

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  • On Saturday, March 24th at 9pm, we’re ready to get our game on. Joining us that night from Westside Comedy Theater will be Amey Goerlich. Amey is one of the creators of the hit game Humans Being Card Game. This home game brings the fun of improv right into your living room, by drawing cards for inspiration and letting hilarity ensue. TableTop Gaming News says- “Humans Being proves improv comedy ca...

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  • Of all the gin joints in all the world, you should definitely walk into ours. Specifically on Saturday, March 10th, at 9pm to see Attack of the Rotten Tomatoes take on cinema’s long-standing classic, Casablanca. There will be fedoras. There will be gambling. There may even be Nazis, who knows? The cast will take suggestion from the audience – MadLibs style – to help create an entirely new film! Th...

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  • This Saturday at 9pm, there will be a unique opportunity to catch some truly special musical improv, courtesy Kevin and Nancy Langdon! The Langdons are ensemble members here at Finest City Improv, and are often found performing monthly with their musical team High Note. This time, they are presenting something never before seen at Finest City: Uncommon Ground! Uncommon Ground is a musical sketch s...

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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
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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