WHAT IS THE BRISBANE IMPROV FESTIVAL?
From the 18th - 21st February 2021 the Ron Hurley Theatre and Seven Hills Hub will host a brand new festival celebrating all things improvised comedy. The Brisbane Improv Festival showcasing some of this city’s best and most innovative comedians and performers across four nights of live shows and workshops, hand picked to deliver you the funniest long weekend this side of the river!
Comedy, musicals, surprise guests and more - the Brisbane Improv Festival has something for everyone. Check out the program now.
The Brisbane Improv Festival is presented by Big Fork Theatre - Brisbane’s home of improv and sketch comedy.
WHAT IS IMPROV?
It’s in the name really! improvised comedy (improv) is an artform where each performance is created in the moment and on the spot. Every show is unique as there’s no script or safety net to fall back on, guaranteeing you an exhilarating and hilarious one-of-a-kind show each time.
Maybe you’ve seen shows like Whose Line is it Anyway or Thank God You’re Here, or binge-watched Middleditch and Schwartz on Netflix or the Bear Pack on ABC. Improv started the careers of many famous comedians like Tina Fey, Bill Murray, Will Ferrell, and Amy Poehler. The Brisbane Improv Festival celebrates a wide range of formats, teams and styles of improv comedy - check out the program here.
WHO IS BIG FORK THEATRE?
Big Fork Theatre is Brisbane’s biggest and best improvised comedy theatre company. Established in 2015, we’ve grown from performing in an abandoned ice cream factory to frequently selling out our award-winning shows at Brisbane Comedy Festival and our residency at the Paddington Substation. Big Fork Theatre offers regular shows, jams and classes to grow the Brisbane improv and comedy community, and is committed to making improv diverse and accessible for all. Devoted to American style improvisation and sketch Big Fork Theatre's founders have trained with such comedy institutions as Upright Citizens Brigade, iO Theatre Chicago and The Second City.
Big Fork Theatre is a Not For Profit Co-operative.