Jessica Brown

Thank you Houston for a great HIF 2015!

This has been such a crazy whirlwind of a weekend. I’m still taking in everything from the Houston Improv Festival. New friendships, new skills, stronger bonds with friends & colleagues, sharing more of ourselves than we ever thought possible… I cried more this weekend than I’ve cried in a long time – and I loved every minute of it. I… Read more →

Festival Pass

Workshops still available

Online sales for the workshops at 11am and 3:30pm have ended, but there is still availability in Tour de Accénts, Exploration in Stage Combat, and Improviser’s Toolkit.  Midtown Art Center will be open half an hour before each workshop and reservations can be made with cash or credit.   Todd Boring Executive Producer Read more →

Festival Pass

What you need to know

This year’s festival kicks off tomorrow (April 16, 2015) at 8pm.  Here’s all you need to know: Box Office Online ticket sales will be available until 6 hours before the first show of the night.  The Box Office will open at the theater 45 minutes before each show starts.  Both cash and credit cards will be accepted.  No checks, please.… Read more →


Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson gets paid to teach voice, speech and dialects at the University of Houston. They even gave him tenure, so he must be really good. He works professionally as an actor and a dialect coach, and he is one of the founders of, which has materials that teach over 40 different accents. He travels all over the world… Read more →

Tina Jackson

Tina Jackson

Tina Jackson has performed improv for the past 14 years. Since moving to Chicago, Jackson has trained at iO Chicago, written and produced an award-winning short film and sitcom pilot, and performed in over 2 dozen improv and sketch festivals. She is the Executive Producer & Artistic Director of Big-Little Comedy, host of The Big-Little Comedy Fest in Cleveland, OH. Read more →