Improv Wars to Present IMPROV WARS: THE SPRING OFFENSIVE, 3/18-5/13
As with the two previous engagements at Studio 35, Improv Wars will showcase local improv groups competing for audience laughs and applause. This is an interactive evening where the audience gets to be a part of the show by providing suggestions to give the groups inspiration for their scene. The winning group for each night goes on to the finale on May 13th, competing for the Winner of the Improv Wars: The Spring Offensive. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team.
Improvisational comedy is a growing theater form in Columbus that has its roots in Chicago. While not well known by many, improvisation is growing in popularity in Columbus with over 15 improv groups performing around town. Nationally, Chicago's Second City, I.O. Theater, and The Annoyance Theater and shows such as "Whose Line Is It Anyway" and Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" showcase improvisational theater. Many well known actors got their start as "improvers" - actors such Alan Alda, Betty Thomas, Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and Joan Rivers to name a few.
Improv Wars was started in December of 2011 to promote the growth of improvisation comedy to a wider audience and to provide a professional venue to showcase the talent in Central Ohio.
Improv Wars: The Spring Offensive will run Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00pm, March 18-April 29. Tickets are $8 and are available at the door.