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What a great fest!

March 5th 2018

We had such an incredible time this weekend! Thank you to all our volunteers, to our SOLD-OUT audiences who packed the place, to our amazing performers and to all our wonderful sponsors. We’re going to spend the rest of this… Read More


March 1st 2018

Henry Burris and the fantastic folks at CTV Ottawa Morning Live had us on to talk about improv! Check out Chelsea and Tuong here.

Ottawa Showcase cast will knock your socks off

March 1st 2018

It’s opening night of the Ottawa Improv Festival! One of our special features tonight is a set featuring *10* of Ottawa’s finest improvisers from around town. They’ll be doing improv based on the real (and fictional?) stories of local author… Read More

More media coverage!

February 27th 2018

Artsfile, a fantastic local arts outlet, profiled a couple of the cast members of 50/50 and talked about what improv meant to them: “Improv teaches you to just go for it,” Sachin Sinha says. It also teaches you how to… Read More

Welcome the cast of 50/50!

February 26th 2018

We are SO jazzed to bring Montreal Improv’s Vance Gillis and his show 50/50 to Ottawa. The show, which pairs up actors who have memorized lines with improvisers who definitely have not, has played to sellout crowds at Montreal Improv… Read More

Thanks Apt613!

February 25th 2018

Apt613, one of the best local websites around, featured the Ottawa Improv Festival this weekend. Check it out! Thanks Asim for talking to us!

Learn from the best!

February 20th 2018

We’re bringing in some killer improvisers for the festival, who will show us a thing or two on stage. But why not show us a thing or two off stage, too? We’re very excited to have four workshops taught by… Read More

Stay up late with us!

February 14th 2018

As if all our fantastic acts weren’t enough, the festival is very pleased to offer some bonus late-night programming totally for free! On Friday night at 11 pm, after all our main shows have wrapped in the Arts Court Theatre,… Read More

The full lineup is out!

February 13th 2018

Hoo baby, have we got a festival for you. We’ve been working hard over the last few months to build a weekend of fantastic improv comedy for y’all, and now we can unveil what we’ve got! Over three days, you’ll… Read More

Spend your Saturday night laughing with us

February 7th 2018

We are so excited about the Saturday night lineup we’ve got cooking for you, but there are two shows in particular we just had to highlight for you. Our early show on Saturday night will feature some great opening acts… Read More

Welcome to the 2018 Ottawa Improv Festival!

February 2nd 2018

Yes, we are back! This is the third year in a row our team has brought you acts from around Canada and even some from the U.S.! We are so excited to celebrate the art of improvisational theatre with you,… Read More