They say laughter is the best medicine and after the dumpster fire that was 2020, we 'all' need a good belly laugh! So it's serendipitous that Brisbane's most innovative comedians and performers are coming together for the inaugural Brisbane Improv Festival this summer!
Presented by local comedy institution Big Fork Theatre, this exciting new festival is set to take over Ron Hurley Theatre and Seven Hills Hub for four spectacularly hilarious nights from 18th to 21st February 2021.
The jam-packed program features 20 fun, fast, high-energy improv shows and 7 interactive workshops by the best comedians and improvisers from Brisbane and beyond.
Improvised comedy (improv) is a hugely popular comedic art form, where everything is made up on the spot and witty one-liners flow thick and fast. Think Whose Line Is It Anyway or Thank God You're Here and celebrated comedians like Bill Murray, Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig and Amy Poehler, who all got their start in improv.
No one is better prepared to take the reins of this festival than the award-winning Big Fork Theatre, who since 2015 has produced weekly sold-out shows and grown to become the biggest improv company in Queensland.
Brisbane audiences will be treated a fabulously diverse line-up of improv shows, including musicals, science fiction, true crime spoofs, and showcases bringing women, queer and multicultural performers to the fore. Improv is for absolutely everyone, including families, as there is even a show inviting parents to do improv alongside their kids! Check out the full line-up here.
Plus if you want to get in on the action and take your improv skills to the next level, you can sign up for a workshop and learn from Australia's best improv teachers.
The full line-up includes Guilty Baby, Raised By Wolves, Hard Boiled Dick, Never Before Musical, D4WH Presents: Improvised Dr Who, Queer Show, Women's Show, Cool Story Bro, Chavprov, Culprits, The Secret Superhero Galaxy Travelling Family Band Show, The Mixer, State Mandated Story Time, Cattle (Syd), Untitled Relationship Experiment, Duos Triple Bill, Wer' Ya From? and All In Crowd Sourced.
The arts sector has done it tough in 2020, so come out and show your support at the Brisbane Improv Festival this February - it is set to be the funniest weekend this side of the river!
Tickets are now on sale - choose from a range of affordable options, including festival passes, nightly passes and general tickets at www.brisbaneimprovfestival.com.
NOTE: The Brisbane Improv Festival is following the COVID Safe Industry Plan for Live Performance Venue/Theatres.
The venue will be santised between performances, there are separate entrances and exits, hand sanitiser provided and regular contact point cleaning.