Oxymorons Improv

Why book Oxymorons Improv?

The Oxymorons improv comedy troupe specializes in short games that keep shows fast-paced, funny and full of audience interaction.

Our improv games, familiar to those who watched "Whose Line Is It Anyway?," are all about using audience suggestions to drive our show. That means no two shows are alike.

We've performed at colleges, comedy clubs, bars, restaurants and theaters. Although our five-member troupe is based in central Pennsylvania, we're willing to travel, and we're flexible on our fees.
Talk to us about doing an improv workshop at your event! We have experience doing corporate team-building workshops and can cater it to your business!

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Oxymorons Were a Blast!

Having brought the Oxymorons onto campus previously, I thought it would benefit students to bring them back for a student Leadership retreat. My instincts served me correctly. Students were engaged and entertained throughout the entire program. The Oxymorons excelled at incorporating the audience into the program and provided an opportunity for students to dialogue about successful incorporation of audience into programming.

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Reviewer: Errol W.
Organization: HACC
Event: Retreat in Stevens, PA
Event Date: Oct 13, 2013
Hired As: Comedy Improv Show

Great Corporate Retreat

Our Management Consulting firm hired the Oxymorons to help us collaborate with each other and our clients more effectively through the application of improv skills. Sara and the rest of the group did a great job communicating, planning, and executing the event. They taught us more about collaboration in 90 minutes than we likely could have learned all day at a business seminar. We consider ourselves a unique company with great people and now thanks to the Oxymorons we have added a unique skill set which will help us to innovate. We can't thank them enough.

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Reviewer: John M.
Organization: Momentum, Inc.
Event: Corporate Event in Harrisburg, PA
Event Date: Oct 14, 2013
Hired As: Comedy Improv Show

Unique and Funny

It was a fun night for all of us. No one was dragged onto stage and we were welcome to participate. Improv is a very challenging medium and they did it very well. I would go see them again.

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Reviewer: Matt C.
Event: Club/Nightclub in Harrisburg, PA
Event Date: Jan 15, 2012

Corporate Team Event

So much fun! Completely engaged the team/audience. Never a lull in the laughter. This was a great break for our team of about 50 people. I would absolutely recommend the group for a setting like this.

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Reviewer: Scott H.
Event: Corporate Event in York, PA
Event Date: Nov 5, 2011
Hired As: Comedy Improv Show

Great Bat Mitzvah Entertainment

We hired the Oxymoron Improv group to entertain 60 13 year olds at our daughter's Bat Mitzvah this past weekend. They were amazing. They kept the kids entertained and engaged the entire time. They were able to work within the rules of a conservative synagogue and create an experience that was fun for everyone. We would hire them again and you should as well!

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Reviewer: Rose S.
Event: Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party in Wilmington, NC
Event Date: Jun 11, 2011
Hired As: Comedy Improv Show

Review by Beth D.

I loved the show! I thoroughly enjoyed the Oxymorons and would highly recommend that anyone looking for a great evening of laughs, fun and entertainment should check them out. Improv is a difficult medium to say the least, and this group exceeded my expectations. I hope to catch another show soon!

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Reviewer: Beth D.
Event: Bar/Lounge in Harrisburg, PA
Event Date: May 15, 2011

Review by Barbara S.

The Oxymorons are so much fun! I saw one of their first shows and had a great time...the comedy was original and I was amazed at the creativity of the group...just a really enjoyable evening out!!

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Reviewer: Barbara S.
Event: Club/Nightclub in Harrisburg, PA
Event Date: Nov 17, 2010

Review by Errol W.

As a college administrator, I wanted to check this group out before deciding to book them at my campus. They put on a wildly entertaining show that had the students rolling in the aisles. I was extremely impressed with how they integrated the audience into their act and, despite a large group of people, were able to create an intimate experience for everyone. It was very engaging and very fun. I will definitely be booking them at my campus soon.

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Reviewer: Errol W.
Event: Private Party in Hazleton, PA
Event Date: Mar 28, 2011

Review by Kate T.

OMG I love the morons. You need to experience them because they are amazing!!!

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Reviewer: Kate T.
Event: Bar/Lounge in York, PA
Event Date: Mar 4, 2011

Review by Chelsea M.

Yes. This is the second review I am writing for Oxymorons Improv because, well, they are well worth the many glowing words I have to say about them! This group is incredibly talented, quick-witted,creative, and they just simply share excellent and natural theatrical chemistry ... it's obvious. Go see them. I appreciate the way that they play off of one another with seemingly no effort! Also, Sara is a hoot! Seriously, add laughing in the presence of the Oxymorons to your list of things to do ... after all, they say that laughing is therapeutic. And you'll do a lot of that with them.

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Reviewer: Chelsea M.
Event: Private Party in Harrisburg, PA
Event Date: May 15, 2011

Review by Desmond H.

The group was able to get the audience constantly both laughing and participating while keeping a good flow to the show. The men were very funny but the ladies outshone everyone and gave the audience their biggest laughs of the night. I would definitely see them again.

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Reviewer: Desmond H.
Event: Private Party in Red Lion, PA
Event Date: Mar 4, 2011

Review by Bryell

I was lucky enough to witness the Moron's first show, and was amazed at their talent! And as the group has changed and grown, my favourite member by far has to be Sara...she is great! All of the Morons bring something different to each show, and between the five of them there is always something to laugh about. One of the most professional and approachable comedy troupes I have ever seen!!!!

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Reviewer: Bryell
Event: Private Party in Etters, PA
Event Date: Oct 21, 2010

Review by Jenna G.

I am so excited I was able to see the "morons" in action on Sunday! The five of them put on a fantastic show! I really enjoyed the dating game and the mannequins. The two girls were hilarious, adorable and feisty - the hostess did a great job. The guys were equally hilarious and entertaining. This is one witty group I cannot wait to see again!

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Reviewer: Jenna G.
Event: Bar/Lounge in Mechanicsburg, PA
Event Date: May 15, 2011

Review by Christi I.

This group is simply amazing! "Who's Line" used to be among my favorite shows, but having luckily discovered the Oxymoron's, headed by a comedically brilliant Sarah, quick, witty, and unafraid to take risks, I'd much rather go to one of their live shows any day. If you live anywhere in PA, it's more than worth your time to check them out! They'll make your day 1000 times better :)

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Reviewer: Christi I.
Event: Bar/Lounge in Harrisburg, PA
Event Date: May 15, 2011

Review by Jen M.

I've seen the Oxymorons twice and have had a blast both times! All of the members are quick, sharp and so full of energy. You can't help but laugh out loud. They play really well off of one another and each brings a unique characteristic to the stage. At this particular show, our hostess Sara kept things moving along and helped guide the audience toward supplying some really funny scenarios for the different skits. Overall just a really fun experience.

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Reviewer: Jen M.
Event: Private Party in Harrisburg, PA
Event Date: May 15, 2011

Review by Dale B.

This was my second time seeing the Morons and I thought the show would dip a little from the first show. I am pleased to say that it didn't. The Morons once again brought their A-game. The energy was wonderful, as usual, and the crowd really seemed to enjoy the very different personalities of all the Morons. They're a very cohesive group, from smallest to tallest, and I'm confident that they'll continue to grow as a group as time goes on. There's definitely a certain 'something' there, and sometimes, mixed with that amount of talent, that's all you need.

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Reviewer: Dale B.
Event: Private Party in Harrisburg, PA
Event Date: May 15, 2011

Review by Mary F.

Overall, I enjoyed the Oxymorons show. While I understand that improv comedy can be greatly influenced by the audience, I felt like sometimes this group didn’t know how to properly feed of the crowd it was given. The girl that tried to run things was the least talented member of the troupe, by far, and therefore rarely picked the funniest suggestions from the crowd. She always picked the safe choices that were easiest on the comedians. And when she was in skits she was boring- she really took the show down a level or two. The three guys were all very strong performers, Toby clearly has the best comedic timing while Andy and Randy were simply charming. The little tiny girl was very good- she was eager to make sure the crowd was having fun and she really was hilarious at times. It did seem a little thrown together- we had to wait for awhile for the room to be “open” for us to go in and the check-in station wasn’t that professional. I believe they are still a pretty new group, so I hope they work out the kinks in the near future. Maybe the leader girl should just be the MC and not try to be funny? Worth checking out though.

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Reviewer: Mary F.
Event: Private Party in Harrisburg, PA
Event Date: May 15, 2011

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Review by Brian G.

I just saw this group for the first time this week in their "throwdown" with Don't Break the Streak. It was hilarious watching them all jump in and feed off each other. I'm hoping to check them out again very soon. If you're looking for an entertaining evening that's funny as hell, I highly recommend these guys.

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Reviewer: Brian G.
Event: Bar/Lounge in Harrisburg, PA
Event Date: Mar 27, 2011

Review by David B.

Hi ALL - As a Venue Owner, I have learned a few things. One is that Entertainers can be a pain to deal with AND ... TWO- The "Morons" were NOT!!!
They were a blast from start to finish! We are having them back (many times I hope) and are even planning a couple of "special events". I write this review to encourage any Owner looking for something different to give them a call!!!
Dave Briggs, "Kerry's Green"
( OK SARA ... you owe me $1000.00!)

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Reviewer: David B.
Organization: Kerry's Green
Event: Club/Nightclub in Red Lion, PA
Event Date: Mar 4, 2011
Hired As: Comedy Improv Show

Review by Pete F.

Fun, quick-witted, and fast paced - definitely a great night out.

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Reviewer: Pete F.
Event: Private Party in Harrisburg, PA
Event Date: Feb 23, 2011

Review by J. C. N.

Oxymorons performed an evening of Improv at the Gamut Theatre in conjunction with our in-house troupe TMI. They're great folks and easy to work with but serious about being funny.

How funny are they? While I was watching them I laughed so hard that soda shot out of my nose.

And I was not drinking soda.

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Reviewer: J. C. N.
Organization: Gamut Theatre
Event: Private Party in Harrisburg, PA
Event Date: Feb 23, 2011
Hired As: Comedy Improv Show, Comedy Improv Show

Review by Craig C.

The Oxymorons joined T.M.I. (Gamut Theatre's improvisational troupe) for a performance at Gamut Theatre. We were thrilled with the performance. Each troupe presented their own set, and then joined for a group game at the end. We felt both improv troupes raised their games by performing together.

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Reviewer: Craig C.
Organization: Member - T.M.I.
Event: Private Party in Harrisburg, PA
Event Date: Feb 23, 2011
Hired As: Comedy Improv Show

Review by Laura B.

This improv group was great! They really took whatever you through out at them and ran with it. Their quick thinking was amazing, and everything was hilarious. I would definitely see them again, and suggest them to others.

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Reviewer: Laura B.
Event: Private Party in Millersville, PA
Event Date: Jan 21, 2011

Review by Marcus S.

I've seen The Oxymorons on numerous occasions, and they get better each time I see them. They can work with any suggestion given to them during a show and turn it into pure gold. They are very interactive with their audience and incorporate them as much as possible in each show. Definitely a group to keep an eye on in the future. They have the talent, and a great work ethic. If you ever get the chance to see an Oxymoron show, don't miss it.

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Reviewer: Marcus S.
Event: Club/Nightclub in New Cumberland, PA
Event Date: Jan 16, 2011

Review by Elizabeth C.

The Oxymorons make for a delightful show! They have an enviable knack for hilarity. Besides producing comedy at a moment's notice, the Oxymorons interact with their audience consistently, effectively creating a more intimate feel, which increases the fun! I will definitely check out future Oxymoron shows.

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Reviewer: Elizabeth C.
Event: Private Party in Millersville, PA
Event Date: Jan 21, 2011

Review by Chelsea M.

The Oxymorons are uber (yes, I did say "uber", and I mean it) fantastic. Their improv games are varied, creative, and highly entertaining. These guys and gals have great theatrical chemistry and play off of one another like it's nobody's business! My favorite game is Closed Captioning without a doubt... I have seen them perform multiple teams and am looking forward to more morons in my life in the future!

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Reviewer: Chelsea M.
Event: Bar/Lounge in Mount Joy, PA
Event Date: Jan 28, 2010

Review by Leann M.

Funny, interactive and entertaining. Would love to see this crew at a bigger venue.

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Reviewer: Leann M.
Event: Private Party in Harrisburg, PA
Event Date: Jan 7, 2011

Review by Dara R.

If you need a good laugh, this is your gig. I had so much fun! So funny, so clever! The Oxymorons are professional, entertaining, and fun. They laugh with you, not "at" you. And if you're not laughing out loud, you must be dead.

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Reviewer: Dara R.
Event: Bar/Lounge in Mount Joy, PA
Event Date: Dec 29, 2010

Review by Anonymous

The Oxymorons are definately one of the best Improv Troupes I have seen! I haven't laughed that hard in ages, and I'm not easily impressed by Improv Comedy.

These guys definately know what they are doing!

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Event: Bar/Lounge in Mount Joy, PA
Event Date: Dec 29, 2010

Review by Keith H.

The Oxymorons are a big hit every time they perform at the Harrisburg Comedy Zone! I would highly recommend this talented cast!

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Reviewer: Keith H.
Organization: Hershey Magic Productions
Event: Club/Nightclub in New Cumberland, PA
Event Date: Dec 12, 2010
Hired As: Comedy Improv Show

Review by Liz R.

The Oxymorons are a great improv group. Their short form performance based improv comedy style was perfect for our event. They enraptured the popular "Who's Line" comedy spirit that really engaged the crowd. I run a weekly Wednesday night comedy show where I normally book standup comedians, but wanted a change. I became a standup comedienne and actor through my love of improv. I really enjoyed having the Oxymorons play at our venue - and they even let me join in on a few games! Professional, fun, friendly, easy to work with - anyone would be happy hiring The Oxymorons for their venue or event!

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Reviewer: Liz R.
Organization: Punchline Entertainment
Event: Bar/Lounge in Easton, PA
Event Date: Dec 1, 2010
Hired As: Comedy Improv Show

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 45 - 180 minutes
  • Fee: $200 and up; most $400-$800
  • Languages: English

Additional Booking Notes

PA system/microphones recommended

Oxymorons Improv

The Oxymorons specialize in improv comedy, with our members experienced in everything from musicals to murder mysteries. We've trained at several top improv organizations in the region, and are experienced at corporate team-building workshops as well as being the featured entertainment at festivals, private parties, and more.

Our group is based in the York/Harrisburg area of Pennsylvania.

The team providing the talent:

Randy Stamm

Actor

Toby Bradbury

Actor

Andy Shaw

Co-director/Actor

Sara Shaw

Co-director/Actor

Liz Curtis

Actor

Josh Miller

Actor

Influences & Inspiration

Whose Line Is It Anyway, Second City, iO, theater

Setup Requirements

From a simple chair to full-blown stage and lighting, there are certain configurations and needs that many performers and service providers require in order to provide the best possible experience at your event. Get a free quote request to check with Oxymorons Improv to find out what their setup requirements are.

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