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Black and Funny Improv Festival

Black and Funny Improv Festival – March 22nd-24th
Panel discussions. Workshops. All Day.
Performances from world-renowned improv groups of color

Black and Funny ULTRA Pass

See the entire Black and Funny Improv Festival – Three days of the blackest and funniest improv in the state.

Black and Funny Saturday Night Pass

See all the Saturday night festival shows for one low price.

7:00 pm

BAFIF: Q and Eh With The Velvet Duke / Women’s Ensemble

First: Q and Eh is an improvised audience-engaging post-conference question and answer period. 
Then: Women from all over the world will be working with a coach to create an ensemble form together, celebrating #blackgirlmagic 

8:30 pm

BAFIF: My Momma’s Biscuits / Cipha Sounds

First: My Momma’s Biscuits serves up insanely lit and unique improv fresh out of the oven!
Then: Cipha Sounds and a team of the hilarious comedians create a comedy show all completely made up on the spot. No script, no rehearsal, all freestyle, based on the real life stories of Hip Hop celebrities and personalities

10:00 pm

BAFIF: Stir Friday Night / The Black Men From A Black Planet

First: Stir Friday Night is Chicago’s longest running Asian American improv team.Then: The Black Men from a Black Planet are an improv team based out of Chicago, IL. Like many shows, it begins with an audience suggestion and a brief personal monologue from each member. What makes their form unique is that at any point during scenes, team members can swap roles with each other.