Thursday, June 28, 2012

iO West highlighted in the Huff Post

The 10th Annual Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival might have ended, but not talk of it or of iO West.

Read what the Huff Post has to say about Dr. God, the MADtv folks, WeirDass, Craig Cackowski, King Ten and others...

And then smile because you're a part of the story.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Renowned 'Bicycle Men' at iO West Two Nights Only

The Bicycle Men bring their critically-acclaimed musical comedy back to the iO West Main Stage for two nights only.

The Bicycle Men is the whimsical story about a hapless American tourist who crashes his bike and encounters the twisted inhabitants of a quaint French village. 

The Bicycle Men, written by Dave Lewman, Joe Liss and John Rubano, composed by Mark Nutter and performed by Joe Liss, John Rubano, Neill Chambers, Bruce Green and Derek Manson is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades:

Winner FringeNYC’s "Excellence in Overall Production" Award

“Comedy Pick of the Week…C’est magnifique!”  
- L.A. Weekly

“Get ready for laughs…unapologetically nonsensical.” 
 - The Los Angeles Times

“You may laugh so hard you’ll fear for your health.” 
 - The Daily Telegraph

“Songs beautifully written and so off-the-wall they’re on the floor.” 
- The Scotsman  

 “Nothing could possibly lift your spirits as quickly as ‘The Bicycle Men,’ a gleefully funny exercise in Francophobia.”   
 - The New York Times

“Absolutely not to be missed…delicious…intensely funny.” 
- The Chicago Tribune

The Bicycle Men rides through the iO west Main Stage Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23 at 7:30pm. 

Tickets are $15. All patrons must be 21 and over.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Workshops, workshops, workshops!

The 10th Annual Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival is known not only for its celebrity-riddled improv and sketch, but also for its array of workshops taught by instructors from both far and near so you can experience firsthand their unique insights and/or sample their styles before signing up for a full iO West session.

Here are a few workshops to pique your peek:

Friday, June 8, 2012 


12pm - Learning Improv for the Camera with Derek Miller in The Loft

4pm - Casting Workshop with Jimmy Kimmel casting director Cecilia Pleva on the Main Stage


2pm - Impressions with Phillip Wilburn in The Loft 


12pm – Embracing the Real You with Annie Kouris and Levin O’Connor in the DCT

2pm – Creating a New World: Discovering and Using Theme with Nick Armstrong in the DCT

Saturday, June 9, 2012


10am – Micheal Bay Comedy Class with Derek Reid in The Loft

4pm – Sketch Comedy Bootcamp with Keith Saltojanes in The Loft 


12pm – What I Learned From Del: The Crazy Wisdom of Improv with Ed Greenberg in The Loft

2pm – Everybody Get in Here…Other Options for Group Games with Dawn Hunnicutt in The Loft

2pm One Person Show Workshop with Eric Hunicutt and Molly Prather in the DCT

4pm – The Viewpoints in Improv with Eric Hunicutt in the DCT

4pm - Recognizing the Needs of Your Show with Mike Coleman (Beer. Shark. Mice.) on the Main Stage THIS IS FOR EXPERIENCED IMPROVISERS CURRENTLY ON TEAMS. 

Sunday, June 10, 2012 


12pm Auditioning for Pilots with Jessica Makinson and Janet Varney on the Main Stage 


10am – Writer's Block Killer - Sketch Workshop with Leann Bowen in The Loft


12pm Advanced Solo Performance with Andrea Kittelson in the DCT 

Jack McBrayer performs tonight with Quartet at 10

As if Quartet wasn't already a small amalgam of giant talent, with Craig Cackowski, Bob Dassie, Stephnie Weir, Tammi Sagher and Jean Villepique, tonight it will be even huger when it is joined by the effervescent Jack McBrayer.

Tickets on sale via the web for a limited time (until 5pm) and are sure to sell out, so buy tickets NOW.