CAST
Colin Mochrie  

Colin Mochrie
Independent, Toronto

Know best for his work on Whose Line is it Anyway?, Colin has been delighting audiences with his charm, wit and humble attitude towards comedy for decades.

 

Bassprov
Group, Chicago

Bassprov, featuring legendary improvisers and teachers Joe Bill and Mark Sutton, is a two-person longform improvisational comedy show comprised of two Characters: Donny Weaver (Sutton) and Earl Hinkle (Bill).

 

Patti Stiles
Independent, Melbourne

Patti Stiles’ personal motto says it all: “Inspire!” Informed by a deep, intelligent and perceptive understanding of her subject, Patti leads and teaches from the heart.

 

SAK
Group, Orlando

SAK Comedy Lab has been performing and teaching improv for over 30 years. Their performers come from a wide range of professional performance experience and their alumni have performed around the world.

 

Vancouver Theatresports™ League
Group, Vancouver

Vancouver TheatreSports™ League’s brand of improvisation is a highly theatrical fusion of the dramatic elements of comedy and tragedy coupled with the enthusiasm and edge-of-your-seat excitement of professional sport. The fast paced funny never stops with these festival favourites.

 

Dirty Laundry
Group, Calgary

Dirty Laundry presents weekly episodes of a long-form plot that runs all season long. Each episode is a two hour performance of improvised comedy that stands on its own. Everything that happens on stage is made up on the spot.

 

Improv Guild
Host Group, Calgary

The Improv Guild's mission is to create theatrical works using improvisation as both a performance and rehearsal tool and make Calgary, Alberta the hub of improvisational theatre.

 2013 FESTIVAL
 

2013 Boardwalk Calgary Improv Festival Recap
Posted October 22, 2013

The 2013 Boardwalk Calgary Improv Festival has come to a close and it's been an incredible journey! From packed local nights at the Impro Depot to sold out Hamlet at the Engineered Air Theatre, to the largest audience to ever watch a live improv show in Calgary at our closing gala, it was one for the record books. We welcomed amazing guests from Chicago, Orlando, Melbourne, Vancouver, Winnipeg & Toronto and each and every one left an indelible mark upon Calgary's improv scene.

A huge thank-you to all the artists, support staff, volunteers, sponsors and most of all to the warm and enthusiastic Calgarians who came by to laugh at us! We love you all.

Bookmark this site for future news on the Improv Guild's 2014 festivals including the Calgary Highschool Theatresports™ Championship and next year's Boardwalk Calgary Improv Festival. In the mean time, the host company, The Improv Guild, performs shows year round. Check them out here!