It's the return of our festival of holiday hilarity celebrating the art of improv comedy!

It's back! The hilarious new holiday tradition at our theatre - Improv Festivus 2012! We've invited talented improv comedians from across the country to perform on our stage for a 3-day comedy festival! It's not just a short form festival or a weekend of long form - it's an Improv Festivus for the rest of us! ComedySportz matches, short-form and long-form comedy ALL WEEKEND LONG! Feats of Strength, Airing of Grievances and even the traditional Festivus Pole!

This year is even bigger and better than 2011, with TWENTY troupes joining your favorite ComedySportz Richmond players on stage!


THURSDAY, DEC. 13th - SATURDAY, DEC. 15th, 2012

Join us for one show or all seven shows to get a taste of all sorts of improv! From musicals to sports, from 2 person sets to a cast of 10+, from Raleigh to Buffalo - we've got all sorts of amazing entertainment planned for the weekend that you won't want to miss!

An awesome lineup of insanely fun and talented performers will be filling all 3 nights. Here's who and when:

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13th - 8:00pm
• Clichι - (Richmond, VA)
• iProv - (Richmond, VA)
• Poetically Direct - Improvised & Freestyle Rap, Hip Hop & Spoken Word - (Richmond, VA)

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14th - 7:00pm - ComedySportz East Coast All Stars
• Richmond vs. Buffalo - (first half)
• Richmond vs. New York - (second half)

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14th - 9:30pm
• Playdate! - (Raleigh, NC)
• Karate Practice - (Richmond, VA)
• Bent Theatre - (Charlottesville, VA)
• Hot and Sweaty - (Washington, DC)

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14th - 11:30pm
• Wills Sheppard, MD
- (Baltimore, MD / Toronto, ON)
• Broken Monocle - (Charlottesville, VA)
• Accidentally Awesome - (Raleigh, NC)
• Middle Management - (Richmond, VA)

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15th - 7:00pm
• Richmond vs. Washington, D.C. - (first half)
• Buffalo vs. New York City - (second half)

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15th - 9:30pm
• Richmond Comedy Coalition Mainstage - (Richmond, VA)
- (Raleigh, NC)
• No Strings Attached - (Harrisonburg, VA)
• Drum Machine - (Minneapolis, MN)

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15th - 11:30pm
• Overtime Improv - (Richmond, VA)
• College For Bears - (Richmond, VA)
• Nothing I’m Proud Of - (Raleigh, NC)


This year we've added improv workshops for the beginner and more advanced improviser levels! We're welcoming our special guest JILL BERNARD, founder of HUGE Theatre in Minneapolis, published author and ComedySportz improviser since 1993! She'll be teaching our Master Class on Saturday December 15.

We'll also be offering other workshops that weekend as well, including a FREE PUBLIC INTRO TO IMPROV Workshop Saturday Afternoon! REGISTER FOR WORKSHOPS HERE! And be sure to join our mailing list to keep updated with all of the latest Festivus news!

We're looking forward to celebrating Festivus with you!!!

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