Spotlight on: Baby Knuckle

Baby Knuckle is a four man longform improv comedy troupe out of Houston, Texas. Together they will form a completely improvised 20-30 minute Harold-esque playground, kicking it off with an organic free form opening and exploring that connected universe with richer than rich characters that you care for and fear, stories you must hear, and laughs your belly craves. Nothing… Read more →


HIF 2015 – SHOWS

With ten of Houston’s finest comedy troupes and four more visiting from notable improv hubs Chicago and Austin, the 4th Annual Houston Improv Festival is shaping up to be the best one yet! The Houston Improv Festival is a four-day festival of live improv comedy performances and workshops. Performers use teamwork and the basic improv tenet of “Yes, and…” to… Read more →


Improv Inspired by Taylor Swift

I’ve been a closet Taylor Swift fan since her early days – okay, yeah, I just turned 44 last week. I graduated from High School the year she was born. Regardless, I have a lot of admiration for her as an artist – especially as a song writer. Songs like “Invisible,” “Our Song,” and “Tim McGraw” are ones that I… Read more →


Houston Improv Festival 2015 Submissions are now LIVE and our headliner announced!

Submissions have now opened for Houston Improv Festival 2015 (#HIF2015), soliciting improvisational theater groups from all over the globe to come to Houston April 16-19 for the big show.  Each year we pride ourselves on showcasing a diverse sampling of the improv universe.  We look forward each year to hearing from groups we’ve worked with in the past and seeing… Read more →


‘Yes, And’ Philosophy

The cardinal rule of improvisational theater is “yes, and…” – in other words, I say yes to what I’m given, and then add my own unique ideas to keep the scene moving forward.   For example, I enter a scene and my partner says, “Our son has locked himself in the airplane restroom again!”  I say “yes” to that statement by… Read more →

Miami Improv Festival now accepting submissions

David Christopher with the Miami Improv Festival let me know that their submissions are now open so I’m passing it along: The 2015 Miami Improv Festival presented by Just The Funny is now accepting submissions from improv and sketch acts for consideration for MIF 2015! MIF 2015 Includes: 2 Performance Slots per Group (with a 10% split of the door)* Dinner… Read more →

Jeromy Barber

Jeromy Barber – Co-Producer

Producer/Director Jeromy Barber is passionate about growing and showcasing talent in Houston. He was born in Pasadena and calls Houston home. Jeromy found a love of performing early – piano, singing, french horn, musicals.  While obtaining his degree in Music Education, he furthered his performing and producing experience in Baylor Showtime!, Sing Alliance (Founder), All University Sing, Phi Mu Alpha… Read more →


A MATCH for Houston

For this blog post I want to deviate a bit from the Improv theme and talk about what I think is the most exciting development in the Houston arts scene since I moved here in 1996:  the Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH).  This facility is an arts complex designed specifically for mid-sized and emerging arts organizations in Houston… Read more →

The Comedy Collective

September Shows

Labor day has past, school’s back in session and the Houston traffic is burgeoning. September is here, ladies and lads, and there is no better way to celebrate than a night or two of improv comedy. Here’s what’s going on in the Houston Improv Scene this month. Beta Theater Beta’s Standup Comedy bracket continues this month at MKT Bar on… Read more →

Robin Williams

An ode to Robin Williams

Robin – I miss you already:  your brilliance, your vivacity, your smile.  I remember the character, Mork, from my childhood.  I remember laughing at the weird character with the suspenders.  I didn’t think much more of it at the time. I’ve been a big improv fan since the late 80s.  I loved Whose Line is it Anyway all through the… Read more →