The OffBeats began in 2012 as a short-form improv trio in the Go Comedy! All-Star Showdown. Troupe members Joe Hingelberg, Travis Pelto, and James Quesada quickly expanded their idea of mixing poetry and improv into long-form as well as sketch. In 2013 their one-act written show was selected by The Rogue Critic as the year's best original production. Currently, their long-form show is featured on Sundays at Go Comedy! as part of The Sunday Buffet and they still perform as a short-form team in The All-Star Showdown. No matter which rendition of The OffBeats you may see, their shows are certain to contain poetry and scene work that is often deeply existential and at other times just bonkers!