Join iO West for the 12th annual Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival! From Friday June 1 -7, expect to have a good laugh as performers from around the globe come to LA to perform at the iO West Improv Comedy Festival – which has been ranked as the best improv show in Los Angeles since 2002. When staying in Hollywood, improv and comedy fans are welcome to participate and join in the fun at the annual Improv Comedy Festival!
While you are here, you will see works such as genre-specific improvisation, musical, short form, and long form. Aside from improv, the festival will also include over 150 shows featuring solo performances, stand-up, and sketch comedy. In addition to these hilarious acts, there will even be over 50 workshops taught by hosts and visiting instructors. They will help you with anything you want to know about improv!
A fan favorite event at the festival has always been the competitions that are held. Previous competitions that have been held include: the sketch cage match where 8 teams will enter, but only 1 will win the game for most hilarious sketch, and the Harold competition where two teams compete for 25 minutes and the audience favorite wins!
This year, there will be three new competitions. The first is a stand-up competition where each night, ten comics will be given 5 minutes each to wow the crowd. Each night, a winner will be chosen. On the seventh night, the six previous winners will be given the opportunity to go head to head in order to be crowned funniest stand up act and win $250! The second competition is “Two for the Money”, where two duos go head to head in this improv challenge. After only 3 minutes of performing, the winners will be decided by an audience vote. The winners will compete in a final duel on the last day of the festival. And finally, there is the “You for the Money” competition that is for solo improv performances.
Prices for these events vary from $5-$10, and there are only a few events that are $20. Valet is only $5 with validation from iO West.