Monthly Archives: August 2014

Upcoming MI Activities – Poetry Out Loud


Monterey iMPRoV will be helping local Monterey peninsula high school students competing  in Poetry Out Loud (POL), a nation-wide poetry reading competition which starts at local high schools on up to the national championship.

We’ll be working with young people with poem selection, strengthening delivery and stage presence skills.  Check out the local chapter on facebook.  We like likes!


iMPRoV Happenings


In This Issue: 

  • Upcoming Shows

           Tahoe iMPRoV Players in Tahoe … Tue. Aug. 12           
Mirth’O’Matics in Corralitos … Sat. Aug. 16
              Loose Cannon, Santa Cruz … Sat. Aug. 16
Liquid Improv Presents DuoProv … Sat. Aug. 30

  • Fun Institute in Santa Cruz

Upcoming Shows


Tahoe iMPRoV Players
Tuesdays,  Aug. 12  *  7:30pm
Boathouse Theatre, Valhalla
20 Years Of Making Stuff Up
Last show at the Boathouse Theatre for the 2014 summer season.
Vacationing in Tahoe?  How about an evening of improv fun at one of
Lake Tahoe’s most historic and beautiful venues?  The Boathouse Theatre was a
boathouse…now a 160 seat theater that fills up with families and laughter for
an evening of improv comedy when the Tahoe iMPRoV Players take the stage.
Valhalla Tahoe

530 541 4975

“Laughing is automatic.”
Sat. Aug. 16  *  8pm
Treasures’ Roadhouse, Corralitos

Laughing Is Automatic

Loose Cannon
Saturday, Aug. 16  *  8pm
Broadway Playhouse, Santa Cruz
The Fun Institute’s zany band of improv ‘leviters’ will be ‘leviting’ it up.
It’ll be the most ‘leviting’ fun you can have sitting down.
Broadway Playhouse,
526 Broadway,  Santa Cruz.

Liquid Improv Presents DuoProv!
Saturday, August 30, 8 PM
Broadway Playhouse 
Joe Acayan & Nick Brustin
Rob Anue & Santoshi Wagner-Anue
Mo Kremer & Karen Meneha

Raphael Hebert & Eileen Burke Woodward
Tickets available soon.  For info, email

….and in Santa Cruz Our Funner Friends Make Fun Happen
The Fun Institute ]
Your One-stop Shop For Fun  

  •    Drop-in Improv Class, Sat. mornings 10 to Noon
  •    SpotLife Solo Performance Classes
  •    Esalen Retreat, Oct.  19 – 24 –Expanding Yourself With Laughter” with Clifford Henderson & Dixie Cox
  •    The Writing Salon taught by award winning author, Clifford Henderson
  •    Master’s Series Classes For Experienced Improvisers
  •    Master’s Sampler Series
  •    Loose Cannon Improv Shows:  Next Show:  Sat. Aug. 16th 8pm


iMPRoV Happenings At The Lake


“There’s sketch, improv, writing, acting, music and badminton.  Those are the seven forms of comedy.”     T.J. Miller


Hi iMPRoV Fan…

Two more Summer 2014 Tahoe iMPRoV Players’ shows …

Tuesday, August 12  *  7:30pm        
Boathouse Theater
On The Valhalla Estate
Hwy. 89, S. Lake Tahoe
Valhalla Tahoe


FridayAugust 29
Annual iMPRoV Benefit Show For Unity At The Lake
1195 Rufus Allen Blvd., S. Lake Tahoe.
$10   (All Proceeds Donated)

As always, it’s been a funny summer of improv and we’re keeping it going.  Hope to see you at a show.

Let improv happen.

Mirth-O-Matics under New Leadership


Saturday night was Gerry’s final show as Mirth’O’Matics’ director … manager … water boy … counselor … secretary … general trouble-maker which leads to owner.

At the bewitching hour of 12:00:01am, Sunday Aug.3rd, the reigns for the Mirth-O-Matics were turned over to Dr. Richard Westbrook who will do a fantastic job leading this fun band of zany Mirthers.  Their first show will be on Saturday August 16 at the Treasures Roadhouse Theater in Corralitos.  Change is good and we’re expecting some new twists!

For Gerry and Monterey Improv, it’s time to pursue other improv adventures.   You’ll see Gerry around town performing, as well as leading improv and acting workshops and classes.  Stay tuned for upcoming events!


Something’s Fishy


The Mirther’s lightened things up last Saturday night as they dove into the world of fish and turned audience suggestions into ‘reely’ funny scenes.  The Green Chalk Contemporary invites the public to tour the Fresh Fish exhibit which explores the current social, economic and ecological status of fish and our oceans.

Something’s Fishy improv Show Reminder


We’ll be docking tomorrow night at 8pm at Green Chalk Contemporary and make stuff up to the theme of Something’s Fishy, all part of the Fresh Fish exhibit by Michael Kerbow. So grab a chum, cast your line into the Mirthy waters and laugh at the catch of the day, Sat. Aug. 2, 8pm. 616 Lighthouse Ave. New Monterey (next to Hula’s). 831 718 7232. Limited seating.