Kevin McDonald (of Kids In The Hall) is coming to town!

For some of us at the Embassy, one of our first (and biggest) comedy influences is The Kids In The Hall, a troupe of sketch and improv comedians who came out of Toronto in the late 1980s to take TV… Read More

Education, inclusion, moving away and more: the OIF2018 panel talks

One of the highlights of improv festivals is the chance to meet and talk with performers from all over. During the recent Ottawa Improv Festival, we gathered a panel of performers from different cities for a casual discussion: Kirsten Rasmussen (co-founder of… Read More

OIF2018 was a blast!

We had SO MUCH FUN at the 2018 Ottawa Improv Festival, we can’t even tell you. We brought together dozens of performers from Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Guelph and Boston, hundreds of audience members (we SOLD OUT again!!) and reveled in… Read More

The 2018 Ottawa Improv Festival is coming up!

We are so excited to announce the 2018 Ottawa Improv Festival! This year’s fest is happening March 1 to 3, 2018, at Arts Court Theatre. Find out more on our website, including schedule and ticket info.

‘Your voice is so important’: talking comedy with Chantel Marostica

The directors of the Improv Embassy recently sat down with Chantel Marostica, a hilarious Toronto standup who brought their touring comedy show Queer and Present Danger to Ottawa’s Yuk Yuks and taught a workshop at the Embassy on finding your… Read More

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