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Houston Improv Festival Set for April

Mar 24, 2013

If you’re looking for a fun night out, look no further. From April 18th until April 20th, the Houston Improv Festival is going on at the Midtown Art Center which is located at 3414 LaBranch in Houston, Texas. This festival features different groups that each display varying comedic improv styles.

On April 18th at 7 p.m. the festival will host the cast from ComedySportz Houston and the University of Houston based Phortasics. ComedySportz Houston is a family-friendly show that’s fun for all generations. The Phortasics are a relatively new group and are known for taking a suggestion from the audience and creating a complex world that will fascinate audience members.

On April 19th the festival will have performances from Ampersand, The Adriaens, and Ophelia’s Rope and 7 p.m., and then iZARZAMORA! and Shades of Brown at 9 p.m. Ophelia’s Rope is a two-woman show in which the women, Autumn Clack and Ruth s. McCleskey, take a sonnet from Shakespeare as their inspiration. Shades of Brown is an Austin-based improv group that uses their Latino background to give shows that are inspired by the Spanish soap opera format.

On the last night, April 20th, the festival will have six different performances to choose form. The 8 p.m. acts include Glaundor, the Seven Eight Sevens, and SCRAM! The Seven Eight Sevens draw inspiration from the interesting and wacky characters from their hometown of Austin, TX while SCRAM! is a Chicago and Minneapolis-based two-man show that is based on separated yet interlaced scenes.

The 10 p.m. shows include performances from iScream Sandwich, This Infinite Closet, and Baby Knuckle.  This Infinite Closet is unique in that their performance is completely in the dark, and they use their voices to transport the audience.

This event will be full of laughter and amazing improv skills, so be sure to get your tickets and have a fun filled weekend! Visit for more information. Let us know who your favorite group was!