Best Underground Improv Show (2010)

Crashbar Improv

Hidden in the midst of larger, more well-established venues like IOWest, the Groundlings and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre lies the weekly comedy show Crashbar Improv. The show originally began as a way to raise money for the waitstaff at Hollywood’s IOWest Theatre after a car crashed through their front entrance, destroying the bar. For more than two years, Crashbar has been the place to see some of the funniest improv groups and comics in the city. Every Sunday night around 7 at the Impro Theatre in Los Feliz, improvisers ranging from young ensembles to seasoned pros deliver laughs to the audience. The improvisers are joined by a local stand-up. There is also an “improv jam” at the end of the night where audience members get to jump onstage. Though Crashbar is free, the organizers encourage donations to help pay the rent. 1727 N. Vermont, Suite 208 & 211, Los Feliz. (323) 401-6162. —Steve La