Over the weekend, Improv Olympic became a Scripted Olympic. From Thursday through Sunday, Hollywood's iO West Theater hosted its first annual L.A. Scripted Comedy Festival, featuring a collection of talent from across the country showcasing sketch, variety, storytelling, stand up and short films.
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In our list of best comedy shows this week ... some famous people, and some non-famous ones, too.
5. Don't Tell My Mother
"True stories you'd never want your mom to know" with With Baron Vaughn, Annabelle Gurwitch, Hasan Minhaj, Claire Titelman, Nikki Levy, who will tell the story about "of cuttin ... More >>
To the members of iO West, the Del Close Awards Ceremony is like an improv prom. This past Monday, Aug. 27, the comedians of Improv Olympic convened at their Hollywood theater to celebrate the 6th Annual Del Close Awards, which, according to the event planners, honors "achievements -- both valid a ... More >>
Julie SeabaughJorge Garcia, Suzanne Whang, Eric Schwartz
Jorge Garcia has overcome polar bears, Smoke Monsters and time-traveling islands. Standing alone and blinded by spotlights in front of 300 audience members who expect you to make them laugh is another challenge altogether.
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Katie Harker/iO WestKate Walsh reveals at IO West's Improv Comedy Festival that she had back surgery so she can run on the beach naked in slo-mo.
Over the last nine years, iO West's Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival has become a love-in; a time when neophyte and master improvisers commemo ... More >>