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Room 101

Room 101, one of L.A.'s original and most popular indie improv shows, tonight takes its comedy to the Last Bookstore in downtown L.A. Hector Santa-Cruz, Nick Mandernach, Rene Gube, Toni Charline and Joel Jensen, who make up the improv group Shakedown, run Room 101. These improv vets are known for......

Kid Grift

For three years, Kid Grift performed improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, entertaining crowds of comedy nerds. Now the troupe's eight comedians are branching out to do their own improv show in Silver Lake, mingling their silly, absurd sensibilities with intelligent scenework that goes beyond the usual improv fare......
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Tapping Rare Human Superpowers to Make HIV Vaccine

Imagine a world where everyone becomes a superhero and their power is the ability to fight off HIV. Like Wolverine from the X-Men, the Immunity Project hopes to grant everyone the ability to become immune to a deadly disease that has killed millions, and Gyft has agreed to donate up......

A Laugh a Minute

L.A.'s improv community assembles again for the second annual Los Angeles Indie Improv Festival. The one-day, 12-hour event will be jam-packed with laughs as more than 125 improv groups perform across three stages in Hollywood. The festival is produced by indie comedy shows Crashbar Improv, the Manifesto Show, Room 101,......

She's a Character

Pam Murphy's brilliant and hilarious one-woman show, Pam Murphy Like Me, has her juggling a mishmash of oddball characters the likes of which you may find at your local Starbucks or the Betty Ford Clinic. We've all seen these losers before: the naive wife who's always in denial about her......
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Dasariski Business

Dasariski is Robert Dassie, Craig Cackowski and Rich Talarico (The goofy sounding title is a combination of their last names.) Don't expect Whose Line is it Anyway style of comedy. It's all about long-form improv. These guys create grounded, truthful, character-driven scenes on the spot that are far more inventive......

Dasariski Business

Dasariski is Robert Dassie, Craig Cackowski and Rich Talarico (The goofy sounding title is a combination of their last names.) Don't expect Whose Line is it Anyway style of comedy. It's all about long-form improv. These guys create grounded, truthful, character-driven scenes on the spot that are far more inventive......

Let's Get Ready to Improv!

Though improv is generally about love and support, Cagematch is all about improv teams battling each other in a knock-down, drag-out fight of comedic scene work. It's hosted by the dynamic Harrison Brown, whose hilarious show intro played to Van Halen's "Hot for Teacher" displays an impressive feat of aerobic,......
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Dasariski Business

Dasariski is Robert Dassie, Craig Cackowski and Rich Talarico (The goofy sounding title is a combination of their last names.) Don't expect Whose Line is it...