Saturday April 21st- 7pm
This weekend is packed full of amazing improv! Join us as we salute the wordsmith himself SHAKESPEARE! An unforgettable evening of improv and art. We go all the way back to the Elizabethan eras with Wooing, Madrigals, Wyrd Sisters, & a longform improvised Shakespearean play!
No Holds Bard is a celebration of the undisputed master of wordplay, swordfights, death and poetry, William Shakespeare!
The perfect show for Shakespearean scholar friends, Shakespearean I-Saw-A-Play in Highschool Romans and Shakespearean-Whose-That-I-Love-Improv countrymen!
Nashville Improv will make you Hey Nonny Nonny into the streets with joy.
Monday April 23rd 12pm-3pm
Then join us on Monday during Shakespeare's Birthday Celebration! A free event hosted by the finest festival that ever fests, the Nashville Shakespeare Festival! We're performing from 12:30 to 1pm so come join the fun!
Classes start in less than a week!
Our next round of classes are starting on Tuesday April 24th, intro classes and NARRATIVE LONGFORM for intermediate! Don't delay, we'd love to have you be a part of the magic.
Saturday April 7th - 7pm
Bongo After Hours Theater
Tickets on sale now!
We've got an amazing show for you this Saturday, inspired by our favorite late night guilty pleasure TV show! Featuring a real host, live music, Celebrity Jeopardy, and all the Deep Thoughts you can handle! Our host is Steve Brady, a commercial actor and improviser that we brought all the way from Los Angeles just for you! Live music will be provided by Early Jones and the Mexican Space Program, from right here in Music City. You can have a sneak preview of some of that awesome music at: https://soundcloud.com/early-jones-937628772
Come on out for some amazing improvised comedy, at Live From Nashville, it's Saturday Night!
Improv Classes start April 24th!
Ready to have some super fun and learn new skills? Intro and Intermediate classes start April 24th! 6 weeks of pure awesomeness.
All the info is here!
Sunday March 25th
Nashville Improv is looking for the next group of talented team members! Perform for sold out audiences who love improv as much as you do and rehearse regularly with a team of outgoing & professional improvisers. The cast of Nashville Improv are professional actors, singers, writers, nice people and stand-ups who love what they do. Creating a 90-minute flight of Craft Comedy made by people who care.
Auditioners need to be:
21 years or older
Willing to commit to weekly rehearsals
Experienced in Improv, any style accepted
Able to take criticism and willing to learn
Perks: Travel and perform with players from across the globe at nationally renowned festivals and our yearly Chicago trip.
Train and perform with some of the best in the biz. We've worked with MST3K's Jonah Ray, Kids in the Hall's Kevin McDonald, iO West's David Razowsky, Hello From The Magic Tavern's Adal Rifai, the Nest's Tara DeFrancisco, the Annoyance's Sam Locke, Derek Waters from Drunk History and many others.
Nashville Improv works with Fortune 500 companies, promote cool movies, judge costume contests, announce beer festivals, and any number of amazingly weird gigs that they can't believe they get paid to do!
Are you ready to join the team? Simply register to audition over at
When and where?
Auditions are by appointment only at our regular performance location on, on Sunday March 25th. Three slots are currently available, 1-2pm, 2-3pm, 3-4pm.
What should I bring with me to auditions?
Comfortable clothes & shoes you can move in, and a bottle of water.
How long do auditions last?
About an hour, and if you're selected for callbacks, another hour.
I have another question:
Visit www.nashvilleimprov.com/auditions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (615) 544-5386
Also feel free to pass this information along to anyone interested.
Saturday March 17th, 7pm
3rd Saturday of the month is also St. Patrick's Day!! Come enjoy free parking, and pregame before you invade downtown (or avoid it entirely) tonight! We'll be sober so you don't have to be. It'll be a musical, punable memorable way to celebrate 2018!
A Special Event like no other! Et Compagnie with Nashville Improv!
Wednesday March 14th, 7pm
Direct from Lyon, France...Et Compagnie is a dazzling mix of improv comedy, mime-work, and emotional connection that will make you fall in love with theater all over again.
Performing in both French and English, they break the language barrier with their deep character work, audacious physicality, and quick transitions.
Et Compagnie is watching a Jean-Luc Godard movie starring Marcel Marceau and Jerry Lewis. Whether they're recapping the human lives of recently zombified people in a Walking Dead pastiche, or getting hit by a bus in super slow-motion, they do it all with grace personified.
You'll swear it couldn't be improvised, and then you'll just swear...repeatedly under your breath as they do the impossible again and again.
Et Compagnie. Just say Oui Wednesday March 14th.
Special Movement Workshop!
Tuesday March 13th, 7pm-9pm
There are many ways to create a character, and many ways to lose them.
The more the point of origin for your character comes from outside (a story, a relationship, an accent…), the more you are likely to let go of some of its traits during a scene. But is there a way to give your character an anchoring point so that whatever happens you can get it back at a moment’s notice?
The story, relations and events are not yours; but your body is. Use it to your advantage!
There are methods I researched and experienced to create a character though body posture, movements and rhythms. With practice and observation, it is possible to come up with the basis for whatever persona you may need. It is possible to use this work to make up a character that is expected (the situation demands that you play a high and mighty duke or a nervous bride-to-be, for instance) or surprise yourself and the audience with an instant creation.
Create a body, live with it and it will bring truthful reactions to whatever is thrown at you.
Improv or stage performance experience is required for this class.
Space is very limited, please book your space to ensure a spot
Nashville Improv has been entertaining audiences with their unique brand of high energy improvised comedy nationwide. They're bringing the best of improv & theater into the 21st century, recently being featured on Hidden America with Jonah Ray, and past performances with Laura Hall from Whose Line is it Anyway, Kevin McDonald from Kids in the Hall, Dave Razowski, booked by Comedy Centrals Drunk History, the Chicago Improv Festival, Geek Media Expo, and selling out shows consistently
nationwide. Nashville Tennessee's own professional improv company with regular classes, performances and corporate training. Thank you for stopping by. It’s great to meet you.