Monday, June 6, 2011

9th Annual Improv Festival at IOWest

IOWest (aka Improv Olympics) kicks off its' 9th Annual Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival today. Tonight features Celebrity with guest celeb Joel McHale of NBC's Community and E!'s The Soup. Other shows include sketch cage matches plus an Armando Show with long form improv initiated by Office stars Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey with monologist Kate Walsh. (Armando is the same template as UCB's Asssscat, whereby a guest monologist tells stories with elements/themes used to create improvised scenes). Saturday night will bring us a Conan Fest with the red headed comedian's bevvy of writers who will perform for your pleasure, followed by the Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony. This year's recipient is Arrested Development's Jeffrey Tambor. It all wraps up later that night with the Del Close Award for Advancement in Improv.

The schedule for IOWest's Improv Comedy Festival can be found here.

Get on this, Los Angeles comedy fans!

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