Four nights of Brisbane's best improv comedy.
THURSDAY 18 FEB
GUILTY BABY & RAISED BY WOLVES
6:30 PM Thursday, Ron Hurley Theatre - $15
Guilty Baby are Brisbane’s only improv group that performs The Harold, an improv form known the world over. Joining them is Raised by Wolves, the alter ego of the five Directors of Big Fork Theatre, who have performed this show at the Upright Citizens’ Brigade Theatre in New York City.
HARDBOILED DICK & NEVER BEFORE MUSICAL
7:45 PM Thursday, Ron Hurley Theatre - $15
Hard Boiled Dick is a classic detective noir movie with a twist -neither of the actors will know what’s going to happen until the show starts. In Never Before Musical Brisbane’s best musical improvisers perform a fully improvised musical based on your suggestions right in front of your eyes (and ears)!
D4WH PRESENTS: IMPROVISED DOCTOR WHO
9:00 PM Thursday, Ron Hurley Theatre - $15
Geronimo! Allons-y! Yes, and…!? Improvised Doctor Who is a fully improvised version of the long-running classic BBC TV show. Using suggestions from a special guest, the cast will reverse the polarity of the neutron flow to create a brand new and unique experience.
FRIDAY 19 FEB
QUEER SHOW & WOMEN'S SHOW - BIG FORK THEATRE
6:30 PM Friday, Ron Hurley Theatre - $15
For one night only, a show you will struggle to explain to your grandma! Let the LGBTQ+ improvisers of Big Fork Theatre’s Queer Jam take you on an adventure. Then enjoy some of the funniest, fastest and boldest improvisers as the women and non-binary performers of Big Fork Theatre let loose on stage.
7:00 PM Friday, Revel Festival Bar - FREE
Instant songs is a show full of songs inspired by you. As the name suggests the songs will be made up on the spot, instantly*. That’s right you tell us what you want the song about and we add the music and the lyrics. Forget old cover songs we’ve all heard a hundred times, these songs will be fresh.
COOL STORY BRO - BIG FORK THEATRE
7:45 PM Friday, Ron Hurley Theatre - $15
The truth is always funnier than fiction and delving into other people's private lives is a guilty pleasure we all share. Cool Story Bro mixes true life stories shared by our special guests with a group of hilarious improvisers.
CULPRITS & INTERSTATE MATES
9:00 PM Friday, Ron Hurley Theatre - $15
Brisbane improv duo Culprits create a hilarious improvised show with way more than two characters, while the Directors of Big Fork Theatre get together with their interstate mates for some improv that will delight and surprise.
SATURDAY 20 FEB
THE SECRET SUPERHERO GALAXY TRAVELING FAMILY BAND SHOW
3:00 PM Saturday, Ron Hurley Theatre - $20 per family
Being in a family can be hard work! Especially when your family happens to be in a traveling band & no one really knows how to play your instruments. The audience are invited to join in some all inclusive improv games at the start of the show.
THE MIXER & STATE MANDATED STORY TIME
6:30 PM Saturday, Ron Hurley Theatre - $15
Shake up your night and let your hair down at The Mixer - the fast-paced show that keeps the performers on their toes and the audience laughing. Then you are invited* to the fun-filled re-education program presented by Vigovostock Children's Education and Entertainment Comittee. *attendance is mandatory
7:45 PM Saturday, Ron Hurley Theatre - $15
Kate Coates and Cale Bain are good friends who disagree about a lot of things. Kate is a chippy, youthful, hopeful positivist who empathises and cares; Cale is a curmudgeonly old white man who is tired of being disappointed by people. In their two-person improvised show Cattle.
UNTITLED RELATIONSHIP EXPERIMENT
9:00 PM Saturday, Ron Hurley Theatre - $15
Finding the funny in queer relationships - the ups & downs, the normal, the unusual, the joyous, the awkward. Just like no two relationships will be the same, no two shows will be the same. Queer relationships, unpolished and unscripted.
SUNDAY 21 FEB
DUOS TRIPLE BILL
6:30 PM Sunday, Ron Hurley Theatre - $15
Three of Brisbane’s up-and-coming improv duos offer a sample bag of the state’s funniest small cast comedy. Join Full Head Foils, Deep Dive and Mossey & Sprocket's Midnight Adventure Part II in a three-shows-for-the-price-of-one comedy hour. The most show-for-your-buck of the whole fest!
WER YA FROM?
7:45 PM Sunday, Ron Hurley Theatre - $15
Wer ya from? No, not the suburb, where are you really from? Join us for an improvised show based on hilarious true stories of heritage and culture, as told by Big Fork's Improv in Colour improvisers who are as diverse as these hashtags: #KDrama #ChickenAdobo #SingaporeSling #CricketInColombo #MeghanMarkle
ALL IN CROWDSOURCED
9:00 PM Sunday, Ron Hurley Theatre - FREE
It’s the end of the festival! Come join us as we send the festival off with an all-in party show - Crowdsourced. Featuring as many improvisers as we can fit on the stage!