The Brisbane Improv Festival is a celebration of Brisbane's diverse and talented community.

From the 12th - 19th November 2022 Big Fork Theatre will host the return of the Brisbane Improv Festival after a successful inaugral 2021 Festival. Celebrating all things improvised comedy, the Brisbane Improv Festival will showcase some of this city’s best and most innovative comedians and performers as well as visiting guests across eight nights of live shows and workshops, handpicked to deliver you the funniest week of improv this side of the river!


Comedy, musicals, surprise guests and more - the Brisbane Improv Festival has something for everyone.


The Brisbane Improv Festival is presented by Big Fork Theatre - Brisbane’s home of improv and sketch comedy.


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.


 Big Fork Theatre is Brisbane’s home of improv and comedy. Since 2015, Big Fork Theatre has established a cult following in Brisbane, with sold out runs at the Brisbane Comedy Festival and the Anywhere Theatre Festival alongside our regular packed to the rafters twice-weekly shows in Paddington. 

Now, in 2022, we’ve opened up the Big Fork Theatre in Fortitude Valley to give home-grown Brisbane comedy a permanent home. Since we started in 2015, Big Fork Theatre has been  dedicated to collaborative, ensemble based improvised and sketch comedy, and that commitment to local comedy is still in place today. Big Fork Theatre is a place where you can watch Brisbane’s freshest comedy shows and also learn how to get up on stage yourself! 

Big Fork Theatre is a not for profit co-operative that is focused on building a comedy community, creating and supporting quality comedy, and running Brisbane’s biggest and best improv training centre.