2nd Annual 37 Year Bakersfield Improv Reunion and Car Wash*

*car wash not guaranteed

Bakersfield Improv has a long weird history. The 2nd Annual 37 Year Bakersfield Improv Reunion and Car Wash* celebrates that history. We celebrate through getting back on stage and improvising in the town where we started. 

Since 1989 there has been improv in Bakersfield California, only eight years after iO Chicago, thirteen years before UCB, two years after The Annoyance, sixteen years before Magnet Theater, five years after ComedySportz--that is a long history of improvisation in a town few outside of the central valley know, beyond being the butt of jokes. So we, the improvisors from Bakersfield, are going to celebrate that. If you performed with or were a fan of CSz generation 1, 2, 3, or 4, The Hermit Colony, Retro Prairie Dog Amateurs, Major League Improv generation 1, 2 or 3, CSz high school league, The Black List, Center for Improv Advancement, The Revengers, Brian’s Beard, or became an improviser after you left, you are invited. 

So it has actually has been 30 years this year since improv began here in Bakersfield. We are bad at math and and if we were doing things “right” no one ever would have started improv here 30 years ago.

We would really like for you to be there. We are going to do our best to invite everyone we can think of via Facebook, please reach out to anyone we missed, anyone not on Facebook, and anyone you personally would like to see there. Thank you, and we got your back.

Schedule

Friday October 18, 2019

6:00pm Improv Jam

  • This is your chance to get on stage and improvise with improvisors young and old, new and experienced. You are welcome to come and play or watch, whether it is your first time on stage, the first time in long time, or if you improvised yesterday. The show is hosted by Bakersfield improv historians, putting each scene in the historical context of Bakersfield’s rich improv history.

7:30pm Definitely Not Major League Improv

  • This show features two teams competing for points and your laughs through a series of short improv games. We need your suggestions and participation to make it work. Fun for the whole family, Definitely Not ComedySportz is for improv fans of all ages. Improvisors from our long improv history perform.

9:30pm Cold War and Winprov

  • Two improv shows share the stage. First long form duo Cold War from New York City perform a 30 minute show based on a single suggestion. Second the world primer of Winprov the improv game show where members of the audience compete for cash and prizes.

11:00pm After Party 

Saturday October 19, 2019

12:00pm Grill and Chat

  • Lets get together and reminisce. We can also eat and enjoy some drinks. If you were a part of any of the incarnations of Bakersfield Improv you should come. We would all love to see you and hear about what you have been up to.

6:00pm Improv Jam

  • This is your chance to get on stage and improvise with improvisors young and old, new and experienced. You are welcome to come and play or watch, whether it is your first time on stage, the first time in long time, or if you improvised yesterday. The show is hosted by Bakersfield improv historians, putting each scene in the historical context of Bakersfield’s rich improv history.

7:30pm Definitely Not Major League Improv

  • This show features two teams competing for points and your laughs through a series of short improv games. We need your suggestions and participation to make it work. Fun for the whole family, Definitely Not ComedySportz is for improv fans of all ages. Improvisors from our long improv history perform.

9:30pm Hostel Greetings and Bakersfield Armando

  • Two long form improv shows with two great teams. First up is Hostel Greetings formed in Reno, NV, performing the Slacker, from a single suggestion they will create a play with interconnected characters and locations. Second up the Bakersfield Armando, a special guest monologist will tell true stories based on a suggestion, and the improvisors will create scenes inspired by the monologs. This show features Bakersfield Improvisors from our long improv history.

11:00pm After Party

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