Do This: LA Improv Festival @ iO West
Improv, along with sketch and stand up, comprises the three main pillars of comedy. Yet most people who go to comedy shows see stand up first, sketch second, and improv a distant third. Indeed, not a single Harold Night goes by at UCB without someone raising their hand at the question ‘who’s never seen improv before’. So, for those of you still living under joke rocks (or those hide-a-key rocks...how funny are THOSE?!), next week is your chance.
Beginning June 1st, the famed iO West theater in Hollywood will host the 7th Annual LA Improv Festival. The weeklong event is actually not just improv, but that’s what you should go for, especially with all of the theater’s alumni coming out to support. The Broken Lizard guys behind Beer Fest and Super Troopers, Angela from The Office, Reno 911!, and more than a select few from Scrubs, the Sarah Silverman show, etc. will be in attendance at various points, making this event a must-attend.