Comedy XPeriment, Des Moines’ favorite improv group, again hosts the annual Iowa Improv Festival (IIF). In its third year, the IIF features four regional improvisation troupes highlighting their particular skills and interpretation of the art of improvisation. The IIF strives to bring a variety of improvisation formats to Central Iowa.
Held over two nights, the IIF features a 25-minute set from each troupe, along with a free-form jam at the end of each show.
Unlike a scripted play or sketch theater, improvisation troupes create scenes, short skits, or complete plays instantly before the audience. The audience provides suggestions for the troupe. Each show is unique in that it’s never been seen before and won’t be seen again. These suggestions allow improvisers to create a world of colorful characters and hilarious situations that often reflect true life and give the laugh muscles a complete workout.
This year’s festival line-up includes troupes from Omaha, Cedar Rapids, Cedar Falls, and Des Moines.
Buy the 2-Day Package for $25 or visit the Non-Member ticket area for one day tickets.