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Gerry joins Mirth O Matics for Good Apple Benefit Show


The Mirth O Matics performed at a benefit show for the Carl Cherry Theater in Carmel, CA last evening.  Peter Coyote, renowned actor, narrator and writer joined the troupe for a fun game, then read from his soon to be released new book.Apple 1 IMG_2906 IMG_2922 IMG_2930 IMG_2938 IMG_2957 IMG_2965 IMG_2967 IMG_2988 IMG_2996


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.

Saturday July 13 – 7:30 pm at the Works in Pacific Grove.


“Reverse!” The actors immediately reverse their lines and actions until  the emcee shouts “Forward!”

In another game, the emcee prompts the actors to “Sing it!” and the scene continues in song.

Scenes follow a path filled with surprises making performances a fun and funny evening of improvisation theater.

Watch the Mirthers Saturday July 13 at The Works, Pacific Grove’s cozy combination coffee shop, bookstore and art gallery is located at 667 Lighthouse Ave.