Nov 16, 2016 by

Big shout-out to the Montreal Improv Festival, where our faculty performed last Friday night. We had an absolute blast, and got to watch a ton of talented improvisers from Montreal, Toronto, Florida, Boston and more. Mprov, you did good! #improvface… Read More

Nov 23, 2016 by

Vinny Francois is co-founder and business director of Montreal Improv. Vinny, a specialist in narrative improv, was in Ottawa last weekend to showcase a format he performs with fellow performer Katie Pagnucco: The Rewind, a story told in reverse. Vinny… Read More

Dec 9, 2016 by

We’re growing and we need your help! The Improv Embassy is a registered non-profit, founded and run by volunteers, dedicated to supporting, growing and building a community in Ottawa for improv and sketch comedy. We’ve had a fantastic first few… Read More

Jan 4, 2017 by

Angus MacDonald is an instructor at the Improv Embassy and co-creator of Quest Friends Forever: A D&D Improv Show. Since my first year of college, I have been playing table-top RPGs (role-playing games) like Dungeons & Dragons once a week with… Read More

Jan 8, 2017 by

It’s a new year, which means there’s a new Ottawa Improv Festival coming up. We’ve already started work on this year’s fest to follow up on 2016’s sold-out shows and we’re still looking for some more awesome performers. Sound like… Read More

Feb 11, 2017 by

The 2017 Ottawa Improv Festival is only a month away! We’ve been working hard to bring you a very fun weekend, and it all starts with our three headlining groups. Head on over to the OIF website for more info… Read More

Feb 25, 2017 by

By Chris Klippenstein. Chris (right, in picture) is a writer, improviser and graduate student at the University of Toronto. I love improv because it only lives for a moment. It’s there, then it’s gone. That’s what makes it exciting. Although… Read More

Mar 8, 2017 by

The Ottawa Improv Festival starts tonight and we can’t wait to see you! If you’re looking for more information about the festival, check out producers Val and Simon on CTV Ottawa’s Morning Live or read about us in Metro. See… Read More

Mar 15, 2017 by

Thank you thank you thank you to the wonderful performers, the hundreds of audience members and the amazingly dedicated team of volunteers who made the 2017 Ottawa Improv Festival a big success! Seriously, it was an incredible week and we’ll… Read More

Mar 20, 2017 by

Deborah Ring is the creator of the new monthly Shit Hot Shit Show. She teaches the Embassy’s sketch comedy writing and performance classes. In a town of public servants, an underground sketch comedy scene may seem like a non-starter. Well,… Read More