Hollywood Gets Ready for Improv

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Whether you’re a Groundlings vet or Los Angeles’ next great improvisation artist, mark your calendars: the Hollywood Improv Festival comes to the City of Angels Sept. 18–20.

Unlike Phoenix, San Francisco, and several other cities with thriving comedy scenes, L.A. seldom gathers its diverse communities to celebrate the art of improv. The HIF, organized by the Middle Theatre Company and partnered with the National Improv Network, seeks to change that. Come September they’ll bring together top talent from across the country for a weekend of fun performances, as well as panels led by improv experts at the likes of Second City LA, The Nerdist School, The Miles Stroth Workshop, and Westside Comedy. The panels and shows will take place at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre, while several expert-led training workshops will also be held at NOW Improv.

Prizes will be handed out throughout the festival, including tickets, various classes, and subscriptions to Backstage. For more information on this can’t-miss festival, visit www.hollywoodimprovfestival.com.

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