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Best Improv Shows In Orange County

March 15, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: Improv City)

(credit: Improv City)

(credit: Lobby Improv)

(credit: Lobby Improv)

If you are looking for a night out filled with some of the best local comedians, look no further. The talented improv acts below perform regular shows in Orange County and are sure to provide a unique, fun experience. From humor that combines comedy and the scariness of Halloween horror, to acts that perform cutting-edge improv shows and comedy suitable for the entire family, these comedic acts are some of the best in Orange County.

(credit: Improv City)

(credit: Improv City)

Improv City

The Back Bay Conference Center
3415 Michelson Drive
Irvine, CA 92612
(855) OC-IMPROV
www.improvcityonline.com

As the multiple winner of the “Best Place to Laugh til You Cry” award, the cast of Improv City is sure to put a smile on your face. The shows performed are 90 minutes long and are all-age appropriate. Here, you’ll find two-person improv, long-form improv shows, musical improv, sketch comedy, one-act plays and stand-up comedy. The humorous cast is smart and good on their feet. Learn more about all of the talented cast members here.

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(credit: Cherry Spitz)

(credit: Cherry Spitz)

Cherry Spitz
Stages Theatre
400 E. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 525-4484
Price: $7
www.spectaclesimprov.com

Cherry Spitz professional improv group provides Orange County with the newest trends in comedy and has performed for a vast number of audiences. Known to test the limits of improv comedy, you can see their act perform at the Stages Theatre. Also, be sure to check them out at the next O.C. Cagematch. Stay posted on when they go head-to-head with their next contender here.

(credit: The Lobby Improv)

(credit: The Lobby Improv)

The Lobby
Stages Theatre
400 E. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 525-4484
Price: $7
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For the past seven years, The Lobby has brought entertaining improv comedy shows to Orange County. You can see them perform regularly at the Stages Theatre. They are also the first improv group to be presented by the Spectacles Improv Engine, an improv company based in Orange County that is home to several improv teams. Known for their uncensored shows, The Lobby may be a good fit for those that want that want an adult night out. Check out one of their shows here.

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(credit: Ghostlight Improv)

(credit: Ghostlight Improv)

Ghostlight
Stages Theatre
400 E. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 525-4484
Price: $7
More Info

Marrying comedy and Halloween horror into one show, Ghostlight is sure to make you laugh and give you the chills. Their 90-minute set, guided by topics suggested from the audience, is filled with “chilling hilarity” that will keep you on the edge of your seat.  Unplanned special music and lighting is also used to enhance their comedic sets. Be sure to check them out during one of their reoccurring performances held at the Stages Theatre.

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(credit: Secret City Comics Society)

Secret City Comics Society
141 W Wilshire Ave., Suite A
Fullerton, CA 92831
(855) IMPROV-SHOW
www.secretcitycomedy.com

If you prefer to be entertained by “good, clean professional comedy,” then Secret City Comics Society is where it’s at. Secret City Comics provides entertainment suitable for the entire family. Their improvisational show is composed of two teams and is influenced by ideas given by the audience, so be sure to come with some of your own suggestions. Who knows, maybe your topic will guide their next show.

Stacy Brecht is a professional writer, dancer, marketer and model in the Los Angeles area. Brecht also enjoys traveling, wine, fitness training, volunteering, movies and trying new restaurants. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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