Improv Shmimprov! For ten years, Improv Shmimprov has been the premiere group for improv comedy in Southern California. Shmimprov plays improv games (like you've seen on 'Who's Line is it Anyway?') and turns up the rock 'n' roll. Using the audience to provide suggestions, sound-effects, and move the actors like mannequins, Shmimprov will create a show you won't forget! From late-night college shows to clean corporate or private events, Shmimprov creates a special show for each audience. NBC Los Angeles says "Shmimprov revitalized short form improv comedy" and The Orange County Register says "Improv Shmimprov shows Los Angeles how it's done!"
The guys were so funny and incorporated all of my guests! They loved it! I would absolutely hire them again!!!
Wonderful and professional. This performance was a gift for my husbands 40th Birthday and what a wonderful one it was! Great comnunication from pre booking to the end of the show! We certainly will be having them for other events!
Everything went off so perfect. The guys were hilarious and kept everyone laughing the entire show. I would totally recommend you to anyone. Thanks for a wonderful evening.
Improv Shmimprov is amazing! They performed at my wedding and were everything we had hoped for and more. They listened to what we wanted and delivered that and more. They made it possible for my husband and I to enjoy our dinner without any interruption of clanging glasses or people trying to talk to us! They created so many fun memories on our special day!! Thanks again Improv Shmimprov!! You were such a special part of our big day!
It was an absolute pleasure to have Improv Shmimprov perform on our campus, Concordia University Irvine. The entire team was punctual, professional and put on an excellent show. They were willing to work with us as to include our giveaways and make sure that our program was still exactly how we planned it. They were flexible and kept excellent communication. As for their performance, it was excellent, one to be remembered and laughed about by the campus community for years to come. We would gladly hire them again for our campus functions.
It was the first year that we had an Improv Group at our holiday luncheon and we couldn't have been happier with the choice. Their interaction with the audience was well polished as was their comedy sketches. Most groups rely on "blue" material and that is not what Improv Shmimprov is about. They can judge their audience and know how to adapt to what is needed. I would hire them again it heartbeat.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 90 minutes
Languages: English, French, Persian, Spanish
What to Expect
You can expect from Shmimprov a show you'll never forget! Custom made to your audience, we take out all the stops in the name of comedy. Fast and furious (Tokyo Drift), we turn up the juice on Improv Comedy, making everything up based on suggestions we get from the audience. You might expect to tell us a bit about yourself, and then have your life story acted out on stage. Or maybe we'll ask for a foley artist to provide sound effects, or maybe even a brave volunteer to offer up their cell phone for us to use their texts as dialogue. (We're not sayin, we're just saying)
Our show 'cleanliness' content is made to order. From clean, to college, to Tarantino, we'll make your show one you'll never forget!
Audiences all across California have had a taste of Shmimprov and come back for more! And we want to make YOUR event one to remember. We will customize our show to your specific event and congregation, even creating new improv games just for you! The audience is vital to our show--they provide the suggestions for our scene, and often get onstage with us. We use the audience to create sound effects, move us like mannequins and even use their text messages as dialogue for our scenes!
Every show is brand new and guaranteed to be fall-out-of-your-chair funny.* With a combined 1,294 years** of comedy experience the members of Shmimprov are hand picked for your specific event. We do late-night "no holds barred" shows, college shows, clean corporate shows, and private events such as weddings, retirements and birthdays--and make it all about you & your group!
For a show you'll never forget for a special occasion Shmimprov has it all--and will have your group talking for years*** afterward!
* = Shmimprov is not responsible for any injuries resulting from falling out of your chair
** = this is a slight exaggeration
*** = Dog years
Additional Booking Notes
We are not picky!! We simply require travel funds (and if it's a significantly far trip accommodations) of some kind.
We have our own body mics and handheld mic. We will need an amp or sound system to plug in to (if the space's size warrants amplification).
We also use song bytes to close our games with, so a plug in for laptop sound a technician to run it would be boss.
Past Booked Events
|December 17, 2016 • 5:30pm - 6:00pm||House Party|
|February 22, 2014||Birthday Party|
|August 31, 2013||Other|
Original short-form improv games more common ones you may have seen on 'Who's Line is it Anyway?"
Influences & Inspiration
Who's Line (obv), William Shakespeare, Steve Martin, Jerry Seinfeld, Gilda Radner, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, The Onion, Ice T, Ice Cube, IceEE, Vanilla Ice, The Ice Man, Ice in general
Four (4) Chairs, stool or other seating objects
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