Shows

Box Office opens at 7 p.m. everyday but Tuesdays & Thursdays

Mondays

Show X

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$8

The all-star show. The big guns. The heavy hitters – It’s the improv show at the end of the world: Show X!

Show X features Minneapolis’ finest and most experienced improvisers all together on one stage for a weekly show!

Wednesdays

Troika

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$8

Troika is a bracketed improv tournament featuring performers drawn at random. Split into trios of improvisors who have never performed together before, they compete for audience votes for the honor of being crowned Troika Champions.

Thursdays

Student Showcase – Thursday Classes

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Free

Come celebrate our Winter students as they put on a show for you!

The showcase is free (or whatever you would like to donate).
However, they are VERY popular so please reserve your ticket.

Block Party

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$5

A new and improved improvised Hip Hop Jam!

The first & third Thursdays feature an open Hip Hop Jam show! Sign up at the desk to play, or come watch the excitement.

Free to play, $5 to just watch

Fridays

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

$75

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

Black and Funny Friday Night Pass

$30

See all the Friday night shows for one low price

BAFIF: Youth Squad / Mixed Cast Duo

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$15

First: BFYS (Black & Funny Youth Squad) is a troupe of Washburn High School improvisors ready to take over the game from top to bottom. The littest, illest, realest ones are on their way to a stage near you to singe what you thought was improv with their fya ass sets. Go shorties!

Then: Your festival hosts will bring together our local talent and visiting performers in a mash up of duos that will keep you laughing all night.

BAFIF: Red Pill Players / Branded Silk

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$15

First: Red Pill Players are a team of warriors banded by their love of life, we seek to find the truth in comedy, think outside the box and when given a choice, always choose the Red Pill.

Then: Onyi, Aaron, and Jeffrey (Branded Silk) take no prisoners with their fast brand of improv while sprinkling some much needed seasoning along the way!

BAFIF: Silly Point / Spiritual Sisters

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$15

First: Silly Point is Chicago’s first & only all-Indian improv group, and yet each performer speaks a different language at home. Our improv philosophy is a celebration of this uniqueness.

Then: Spiritual Sisters enlighten the audience with improvised spiritual sessions that incorporate timely topics based on audience participation and their unique style of reading energies.

Saturdays

Black and Funny Saturday Night Pass

$30

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

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

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$15

First: Q and Eh is an improvised audience-engaging post-conference question and answer period.
Velvet Duke is a caramel skinned, velvet voiced queer entertainer from Toronto. Over his career, he has shared the stage with iconic Canadian stars. A professional improviser, singer, and now stand-up comedian, Velvet performs solo sets around Toronto as well as monthly with The Dandies, INTERSECTION, and “OverDude.”

Then: Women from all over the world will be working with a coach to create an ensemble form together, celebrating #blackgirlmagic

BAFIF: My Momma’s Biscuits / Cipha Sounds

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$15

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

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

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$15

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.

Sundays

Black and Funny Sunday Night Pass

$30

See all the Sunday night shows for just one low ticket price!

BAFIF: Mixed Cast Shortform

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$15

BAFIF: Women’s Ensemble / Brotha Brotha

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$15

First: Women from all over the world will be working with a coach to create an ensemble form together, celebrating #blackgirlmagic

Then: Brotha, Brotha – Twin Cities based Improv duo. Fast. Hilarious. Inspired. Indescribable tbh. And aside from being Black this is NOTHING like 90s TV show Sister, Sister.

BAFIF: Cipha Sound’s Take It Personal

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$15

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.

BAFIF: Poems, For Each Other / Blackout Improv

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$15

Poems, For Each Other  – An evening of poetry, song and improvisation. Theo Langason is a musician, theatre-maker and teaching artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA. His one-man-show poems, for each other combines Theo’s signature lyrically-rich songwriting with a form of improvised poetry that he developed. It is sure to be an evening of beauty and tenderness.

Blackout Improv is a mix of comedy, social justice and arts access. This all-black troupe masterfully creates comedic dialogue around serious truths by examining difficult topics and current events. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Best for adults and teens 16+.