Aug 3, 2016 by

If you haven’t seen the movie Don’t Think Twice yet, stop what you’re doing and go see it. It’s the story of a (semi-)fictional improv troupe in New York City, and what happens to the friends when one of them… Read More

Aug 12, 2016 by

I’m a sucker for improv books. I’m always looking for new tips, perspectives on the artform or history to better understand how it developed. Here are four books about improv I read this summer. High-Status Characters: How the Upright Citizens… Read More

Sep 3, 2016 by

After weeks of getting ready, we’ve finally got things set up and we can’t wait to show you! We had a little shindig on Sept. 1 for our amazing team of volunteers and we have a public open house coming… Read More

Sep 19, 2016 by

Throughout my improv journey I’ve gotten a persistent note (from multiple teachers/coaches) to just be Simon (not a character) and to react organically/genuinely to my scene partner. At the jam last week I was performing with someone who is very good at… Read More

Oct 2, 2016 by

It’s been an eventful first month for the Improv Embassy! We launched with six (!) classes in session, and hosted all sorts of events, like: We had our grand opening… A double-dose of Cagematch: The first Improv Game Show… Read More

Oct 13, 2016 by

Rich Hilborn is an improviser and the creator of QFF:  I came up with the original idea for Quest Friends Forever: A D&D Improv Show in May. I learned a lot in the process and I want to share some… Read More

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