Calendar

Mar
3
Sat
Otto Cake: The Musical! @ Arts at Marks Garage
Mar 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join for the opening night (and sadly the closing night) of OTTO CAKE: THE MUSICAL!

This entirely improvised musical comedy will feature everyone’s favorite rockstar cake maker! Everything from the lines to the lyrics to the music to the fancy dance moves will be completely made up on the spot.

Show: 8:00pm
Doors: 7:30pm
Cost: $20
Parking: Street or Parking Garage
21 & over only.

We promise you’ve never seen a show like this before…

Apr
7
Sat
The Ultimate Improv Showdown – Tournament of Fools @ Arts at Marks Garage
Apr 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for some ULTIMATE IMPROV SHOWDOWN MADNESS! A tournament style night of improv featuring some of Hawaii’s top players and special guests!

Cost: $15 online or $20 at the door
21 and over only

SEE YOU THERE!

May
5
Sat
The Original Jams Improv Show – A McManii Farewell (and tacos) @ Arts at Marks Garage
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for a night of musical improv comedy as we bid farewell to our beloved Tom & Murf McManus. Special guests Oil in the Alley will sooth our souls with acoustic rock as we eat our Cinco de Mayo tacos. WE WILL MISS YOU GUYS!!

  • $25 includes show ticket and all you can eat taco bar
  • Doors & food at 7:00pm
  • Show at 7:30pm
  • 21 & over only
Jun
2
Sat
The Original Jams Improv Show @ Arts At Marks
Jun 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for a special night of long form improv comedy at Arts at Marks in Chinatown featuring some of Honolulu’s top improvisers and special guests!

Cost: $15 online or $20 at the door
Parking: Street, Paid Garage or Valet
Doors: 7:30pm
Showtime: 8pm

21 & over only.

SEE YOU THERE!

Jun
25
Mon
Improv Workshop: Group Work @ Arts At Marks
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This improvhi workshop will focus on how to strengthen group scenes through support, gifting and all around awesomeness. Players will explore different ways to generate information for a fun, focused and idea filled scene!

Participants should have some long form improv experience.

Workshop cost: $25
Instructor: Kimee Balmilero
Monday, June 25th 7pm-9pm
Arts at Marks in Chinatown – 1159 Nuuanu Ave.
Parking: Street or paid lot

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
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
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

Oct
19
Sat
Intro To Sketch Comedy Writing Intensive @ Entrepreneur's Sandbox (Makai of Ala Moana Blvd)
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
This workshop will go over basics of sketch writing. Students will brainstorm and pitch ideas together and build an original comedy sketch with the guidance of their mentor
Participants should come prepared with a notebook and pen/pencil, a laptop or tablet.
 
Prerequisite: No experience required
 
This workshop is 4 hours long with breaks. Participants should bring snacks and water.
 
Class Date:
Saturday, October 19th
 
Class Times:
11am – 3pm
 
Class Cost:
$55 (4 hours of instruction)
 
Class Location:
The Entrepreneur’s Sandbox (Makai of Ala Moana Blvd)
630 Ilalo St Honolulu, HI 96813
 
Parking:
Metered, street, parking across the street at SALT (sorry, we do not validate)
 
Instructor:
Joy Regullano
*instructor is subject to change without notice
About The Instructor:
As an awkward middle child, Joy quickly learned that being funny was the best way to get attention. She went on to double major in Theater/Performance Students and Southeast Asian Studies at UC Berkley, appearing in plays with the UC Berkeley Theater Depart and throughout the bay.
She is a graduate of the improv programs at Upright Citizens Brigade, Second City Hollywood, and iO West and currently performs with several sketch and improv teams in Los Angeles.
TV credits include: Supernatural, Raising Hope, 90210, and Castle. She is also an avid writer and a burgeoning YouTuber with self-written viral video WHITE FETISH boasting over 1 million views.
 
All students should review the improvhi house rules before starting their classes.