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Start Your Weekend With Some Laughs


“Tickle The Grey Matter”
An Adult iMPRoV Drop-in Class
Beginners Welcome

Join the fun as we play a variety of improv theater games and explore our spontaneous, creativity.
We give our ‘grey matter’ a good work out,  and we do it in a safe and supportive team setting.

Dina, Allison, and April

Photo by Alison Kerr

10a.m. to Noon
Pacific Grove Christian Church, 442 Central Ave., Pacific Grove
Rick & Laura Hall Room, 2nd Floor…the building behind the church on Carmel Ave.
Cost:  $10       831-394-3031


“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” – Charles Chaplin

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.”  – Charles Chaplin

Last night, a whole bunch of folks didn’t waste their day! The Mirth-O-Matics hit it out of the park for a standing room only crowd at The Works in Pacific Grove. Enjoy some photos!

all photos are by Alison Kerr – Please ask before using any for any reason.

Tis the Season to Be Jolly!


Photo by Alison Kerr

There is no better way to have a jolly good time than to catch a Women of Whimsy show! It’s the perfect way to send out 2011, especially if you didn’t get enough belly laughing this year. Join us Friday, December 3oth at The Alternative Cafe, 1230 Fremont Blvd in Seaside, CA! The show starts at 7:30 but  if you come at 7pm you’ll get the best seats in the house. And it’s only $10!

Cast Member Intro


Photo by Richard Herbert

We thought it would be fun to feature a couple of our cast members each month. Doesn’t that sound fun? We’ll start with Numero Uno (yes, that is what he makes us call him), the Director himself, Gerry Orton!

Gerry Orton, Founder & Director, Monterey iMPRoV

Following a career in youth social services during the 70’s and 80’s in Lake Tahoe, Gerry pursued an interest in improv theater.   Why improv?  “It was the next obvious choice.”  In 1997 he co-founded ComedySportz Lake Tahoe.  It evolved into the Tahoe Improv Players and continues making stuff up.   In 2004 Gerry moved to Monterey where he founded and directs, Women Of Whimsy, and The Mirth’O’Matics which includes the other gender.  Why Monterey?  “It was the next obvious choice.”  Gerry’s addiction to improv keeps him teaching, directing and  performing. He refuses all efforts at recovery.  He also admits an addiction to dark chocolate.