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The 2017 Miami Improv Festival
Miami, FL – The 2017 Miami Improv Festival (MIF 2017) presented by Four Points by Sheraton Coral Gables and Just The Funny, is a four-day festival featuring the best in improv and sketch comedy from around the world, and opens its doors to the South Florida’s comedy fans on Thursday, January 12, 2017, and keeps the fun rolling through Sunday, January 15, 2017, at the Just The Funny Theater & Training Center located at 3119 Coral Way. MIF’s latest edition boasts the it’s biggest ever line up of top improv and sketch comedy acts from around the world, performing shows and teaching workshops at the festival, in what is Miami’s premiere comedy event, and one of the world’s top improv festivals.
The 2017 Miami Improv Festival presented by Four Points by Sheraton Coral Gables and Just The Funny features 37 hilarious shows, including world-famous headliners, The Boys, Brouhaha, Here, Caldwell & Bill, Going Steady, The Defiant Thomas Brothers.
Headliner, The Boys, features legendary Chicago improvisers and teachers Susan Messing and Rachael Mason, in a two-person longform improv comedy tour-de-force, where anything and everything can happen and usually does.
Headliner, Brouhaha, features musical improv virtuosos Stacey Smith and Katie Durfresne, backed up by Mike Descoteaux (ImprovBoston artistic and musical director) on keyboards, in a puppet musical improv show that destroyed both audiences at last year’s MIF.
And making their triumphant comeback after 13 years is headliner, The Defiant Thomas Brothers, the in-your-face sketch comedy duo, that struck it big at the HBO’s U.S. Comedy Arts Festival over 10 years ago, only to break up on the cusp of certain stardom, and is now back to reclaim their place in the sketch comedy world.
South Florida locals will recognize Miami’s own mainstay of improv comedy, Just The Funny, amongst a new record number for South Florida improv groups at the festival. MIF 2017 also offers incredible shows from groups from across America including: San Francisco’s Jackson Soup, New York’s Mister Danger Columbus, Ohio’s Here, and Chicago’s Jim and Melissa, Stacey and Matt and Caldwell & Bill.
MIF 2017 also offers the public a chance to get in on the improv action with a slate of 11 incredible master class workshops, taught by improv and sketch comedy’s best and brightest instructors, with workshops ranging from improv scene work, to musical improv, to creating characters and sketch writing, from Susan Messing, Joe Bill, Rachael Mason, Tara DeFrancisco, Mike Descoteaux, Paul Thomas, Seth Thomas and Stacey Smith.
Helping to get the public out to the shows and into improv and sketch comedy, MIF 2017 is offering discounted Festival Passes, and Nightly Passes to encourage the public to get involved in improv. Tickets to shows, workshops, and passes are all available online at: www.TheMiamiImprovFestival.com.
The 2017 Miami Improv Festival presented by Four Points by Sheraton Coral Gables and Just The Funny
Thursday, January 12 – Sunday, January 15, 2017
Just The Funny Theater & Training Center
3119 Coral Way (2nd floor)
(6 blocks East of Miracle Mile)
Miami, FL 33145