Calendar

Oct
17
Wed
Live from Honolulu: The Musical! @ Honolulu Museum of Art
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 18 @ 9:30 pm

A night of original musical comedies written by aspiring Honolulu artists! If you like musicals and laughing…
YOU WILL LOVE THIS SHOW!
Featured Musicals:

“Windbreaker Island”
All your favorite 90s characters get stuck on a deserted island.

“Starbucks: The Musical”
A young woman is sentenced to customer service in hell

“Crazy Karaoke Asians”
A parody of the summer blockbuster, but instead of being rich with money they are rich in karaoke points.

“Who Da Man”
A murder mystery featuring all your favorite and not so favorite community theatre characters

Oct
18
Thu
Two Scoops Funny: A Night of Comedy Video Shorts @ Arts at Marks Garage
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

“Two Scoops Funny” is a comedy variety show featuring original sketch comedy video shorts written by local writers and local comedians! Get ready to LOL your shorts off!

Stand Up Comedy by Ray Lamay
Improv Comedy by Improvhi

Oct
21
Sun
Whose Da Kine Is It Anyway? @ Revolusun at SALT in Kakaako (above Moku Kitchen)
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We are excited to close out this year’s Hawaii Sketch Comedy Festival with our very first all improv night! This special night of comedy will feature visiting Los Angeles team Nihongo Dake, who will do an entire set in Japanese! Whether you’re fluent or not…
DON’T MISS THIS SHOW!

Aug
22
Thu
Intro to Sketch Comedy Writing @ Impact Hub Honolulu
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This workshop will go over basics of sketch writing. Examples of sketches will be shown and discussed, and students will pitch their own ideas as well as brainstorm possible beats. If time permits, you may leave with a fully written sketch! Participants should come prepared with a notebook and pen/pencil, a laptop or tablet.

This class is 3 hours long.

Prerequisite:

No experience required

Class Date:

Thursday August 22nd

Class Times:

6pm – 9pm

Class Cost:

$45 (3 hours of instruction)

Class Location:

Impact Hub in Kakaako
1050 Queen St suite 100, Honolulu, HI 96814 (across from Whole Foods)

Parking:

Metered, street, parking at a nearby free structure is at your own risk

Instructor:

Zach Olsen (Thursday, Aug 22)
Ann Maddox (Friday, Aug 23)
*instructor is subject to change without notice

All students should review the improvhi house rules before starting their classes.

Aug
23
Fri
Building Characters for Improv and Sketch Comedy @ Impact Hub Honolulu
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In this workshop, students will learn tools to creating interesting, real and funny (duh) characters for improv and sketch comedy scenes.

This class is 3 hours long.

Prerequisite:

Must have some improv experience

Class Date:

Friday, August 23rd

Class Times:

6pm – 9pm

Class Cost:

$45 (3 hours of instruction)

Class Location:

Impact Hub in Kakaako
1050 Queen St suite 100, Honolulu, HI 96814 (across from Whole Foods)

Parking:

Metered, street, parking at a nearby free structure is at your own risk

Instructor:

Zach Olsen
*instructor is subject to change without notice

About The Instructor:

Zach is an improvisor, writer, and musician from Orange County, California. He performs regularly at the UCB Theatre in LA, including the shows Better Movies w/ “Tommy Wiseau” and Nihongo Dake Presents: No Subtitles. He is a member of the improvised murder mystery team Murder Murder. He is also the co-host of the podcast Baywatch Watch on Campfire Media. His band The Taint recently played a mini-tour in Tokyo. Follow Zach on Instagram: @realzacholsen

All students should review the improvhi house rules before starting their classes.

Intro to Sketch Comedy Writing @ Impact Hub Honolulu
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This workshop will go over basics of sketch writing. Examples of sketches will be shown and discussed, and students will pitch their own ideas as well as brainstorm possible beats. If time permits, you may leave with a fully written sketch! Participants should come prepared with a notebook and pen/pencil, a laptop or tablet.

This class is 3 hours long.

Prerequisite:

No experience required

Class Date:

Friday August 23rd

Class Times:

6pm – 9pm

Class Cost:

$45 (3 hours of instruction)

Class Location:

Impact Hub in Kakaako
1050 Queen St suite 100, Honolulu, HI 96814 (across from Whole Foods)

Parking:

Metered, street, parking at a nearby free structure is at your own risk

Instructor:

Zach Olsen (Thursday, Aug 22)
Ann Maddox (Friday, Aug 23)
*instructor is subject to change without notice

All students should review the improvhi house rules before starting their classes.

Aug
24
Sat
The Writers Room (for int/adv level sketch comedy writers) @ Impact Hub Honolulu
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

In this workshop, we will go over different types of collaborative brainstorming as well as the steps that it takes to write a great comedy sketch. Along with these ideas we will also be talking about format and themes found within sketch comedy. Participants should come prepared with a notebook and pen/pencil, a laptop or tablet.

This class is 4 hours long.

Prerequisite:

Must have some experience in sketch writing

Class Date:

Saturday, August 24th

Class Times:

11am – 3pm

Class Cost:

$55 (4 hours of instruction)

Class Location:

Impact Hub in Kakaako
1050 Queen St suite 100, Honolulu, HI 96814 (across from Whole Foods)

Parking:

Metered, street, parking at a nearby free structure is at your own risk

Instructor:

Zach Olsen
*instructor is subject to change without notice

About The Instructor:

Zach is an improvisor, writer, and musician from Orange County, California. He performs regularly at the UCB Theatre in LA, including the shows Better Movies w/ “Tommy Wiseau” and Nihongo Dake Presents: No Subtitles. He is a member of the improvised murder mystery team Murder Murder. He is also the co-host of the podcast Baywatch Watch on Campfire Media. His band The Taint recently played a mini-tour in Tokyo. Follow Zach on Instagram: @realzacholsen

All students should review the improvhi house rules before starting their classes.

Oct
17
Thu
Live from Honolulu: The Musical! @ Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

A night of original hilarious musicals written by aspiring Honolulu artists! If you like musicals and laughing…this show was created just for YOU!

Musicals:

Plate Lunch: The Musical, 180 Degrees, Colonize Me

Writers:

Brandon Caban, Susan Hawes, Sean Choo

Mentor:

Fiona Landers

Cast:

Anette A., Alston A., Arinex A., Henry H., Adrian K., Lisa K., Stacey P., Ixchel S., Jose V.

Special Musical Comedy Performance By:

BOYZ II BADD

Musical Director:

Sean Choo

Location:

Doris Duke Theatre at The Honolulu Museum of Art

Address:

900 S. Beretania (Entrance on Kinau between Ward & Victoria)

Time:

7:30pm (Doors open at 7pm)

Cost:

$25

Oct
18
Fri
Two Scoops Funny @ Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Hawaii Sketch Comedy Festival continues with a variety show featuring a mixed plate of local comedians, musicians, and all around fun people. This MADE IN HONOLULU show will feature live sketch comedy, original comedic videos, live music and more!

Musical Improv By:

Oil in the Alley

Improv By:

The Taro Patch Kids

Featured Videos By:

Rap Reiplinger, Jeff Orig, Anthony Silano

Special Live Appearance By:

The Cast of “Waikiki P.D.”

Special Guest Stand Up:

JR De Guzman (Netflix, Comedy Central)

Live Sketches By:

Trevor D.

Location:

Doris Duke Theatre at The Honolulu Museum of Art

Address:

900 S. Beretania (Entrance on Kinau between Ward & Victoria)

Time:

7:30pm (Doors open at 7pm)

Cost:

$25