california improv festival logo 2015The third annual California Comedy Festival arrives this weekend at Blacktop Comedy! Are we excited? Very.

Should you buy tickets? Yes!

Will your eyeballs thank you after a weekend of amazing improv at Blacktop Comedy Theater? Of Course!

This year, the California Comedy festival brings together teams from all over the country. We have teams from Dallas, TX (Potty Talk), Phoenix, Arizona (They No Girls), Los Angeles (In Transit, Red Door), and San Francisco (The Letters, 5 Deadly Improvisers), and Fremont (5 Play). Plus, catch great local talent like Dead or Alive, Shorties, and ComedySportz in Sacramento. These are amazing teams. We were so impressed with their submission tapes we new they had to be at the festival. They'll be here soon, performing on Friday and Saturday night.

The festival has undergone some changes in the last few years. Initially, we called it the Milky Way Improv Festival, because, well....that's sounds pretty huge. The second year, we called in the California Improv Festival. This year, we're excited to announce we've settled on a name for years to come, The California Comedy Festival! Makes sense. We're all about comedy.

We're also very excited to move the festival into the new home of Blacktop Comedy Theater in Rocklin, CA. We have spent months sprucing up the new theater, excited to bring this festival to our theater. A larger theater means we can also keep all our workshops at Blacktop. We have a lot of classrooms in our new Rocklin location.

There are soooo many brilliant workshops during the California Comedy Festival. We minimized the class overlap, so you can take as many improv classes as you'd like. I know I'm going to jump into four. I'm an improv nerd, and am very excited about the classes:

BEING YOUR REAL-ASS SELF with  CHELSEA M. COLEMAN

IMPROVISED STAGE COMBAT: THE ART OF FIGHTING WITHOUT FIGHTING with DEREK YEE

PLAYING THE SILENCE with BEN LEDDICK

BEING VULNERABLE  with BILL STAHL

ENSEMBLE APPROACH TO IMPROVISATION with RISH SANGHVI

Finally, we'll be grabbing drinks every evening after the shows, celebrating amazing performers, and an addictive art form we call improv.

Want to join us? We'll be at Dragas and Loree's Little Shack in Rocklin. Dragas is a great new brewery that opened off Taylor road in Rocklin. It's close to the theater and Dutch Brothers (oh yeah...we'll likely be spending a lot of time getting drinks at Dutch Brothers in Rocklin too). Loree's Little Shack is.....um...eclectic. Yep, that's the perfect word. Strong drinks, lots of happiness, and opened late.

We’ll be at Dragas Friday night, and Loree’s Saturday. See you at the festival!

 

 

 

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