Frequently Asked Questions
What is improv?
Improv (short for improvisation) is a form of theater that is created before an audience. The most famous example is the TV show “Whose Line Is It, Anyway?” Improv is similar to sketch comedy, except that there are no scripts. None of it exists before the lights come up. The audience offers suggestions for scenes or songs and the cast makes them up on the spot. This means every show is original. Every scene is done for the first and last time. Every night we’re open there’s something new on stage and if you miss it, it’s gone forever.
What rating are your shows?
The Go Comedy! Allstar Showdown tends to border PG-13 and R (though the later it gets the more it pushes the envelope). The improv sets on Wednesday and Sunday are R. Thursday’s sketch shows differ from month to month.
When are Auditions/How do I get on stage?
We have auditions for our resident and house teams once or twice a year. If you have experience and are interested (or have any questions!), please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll let you know when they’re coming up. Interested candidates must have at least one year of improv experience and call for an audition appointment. Walk-up auditions will not be accepted. This is a non-paying position.
We offer a full range of classes in sketch and improv comedy. New terms start every 2 months. Please check the GoU page for more info. The classes are a good chance to get into the system, but are by no means necessary, if you have the experience.
Fresh Sauce is an open improv jam. It’s free every Sunday at 7pm. This is a good chance to get some games under your belt on our stage.
How long are your shows?
On Friday and Saturday our 8pm and 10pm shows run for approx. 90 minutes.
On Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday our shows run 30 or 60 minutes. On Wednesday and Sunday one ticket is good for the entire night of shows, unless otherwise noted.
I only see one week of shows on your calendar what is your future schedule?
Our shows on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday are open-ended unless otherwise noted. Our Thursday line-up changes every 1-2 months and the website should note when they change.
Do you sell Gift Certificates?
Yes. We do have Gift Certificates.They are good for either classes or show tickets, and can be purchased online and printed at home for your convenience. They can also be purchased at the box office during show times. Gift certificates are available here in a number of denominations.
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