Stage 4 Improv (San Jose)
Stage 4 Improv is a Bay Area comedy machine, specializing in long-form improvised musical performances. Veteran improvisors (and real-life buddies) Sam Neipp, Kevin O'Shea, Chris Scharmen & Michael Wilcoxen have been performing together for close to a decade. Their original feature show, 'Writers Block,' follows four broadway playwrights on a deadline as they write & perform a new (improvised) Broadway musical. Every show is different, but all feature unforgettable characters in extraordinary circumstances. Join them and you’ll quickly see they have as much fun performing as the audience does watching. Sometimes insightful, always unpredictable, the laughs are guaranteed!
CAST: Sam Neipp, Kevin O'Shea, Chris Scharmen, Michael Wilcoxen
ROBOT TEAMMATE AND THE ACCIDENTAL PARTY (Los Angeles)
Robot Teammate & The Accidental Party is a musical comedy troupe programmed to entertain humans. Activated by audience suggestions, the Robots create completely improvised shows featuring polyphonic music, inventive lyrics, and fantastical narratives faster than you can say 011011011.
Since 2012, LA-based musical comedy collective ROBOT TEAMMATE has entertained and inspired audiences with their otherworldly improvised musicals at venues such as UCB, Nerdist, Westside Comedy, LA ComicCon, and on a weekly live stream show on Geek & Sundry Twitch.TV. The singy-song automatons set a world record in 2014 for most consecutive cage match wins after 86 weeks of competition at iO West, and have since kept the bots on the road, teaching and performing regionally, including a "Best in Fest" run at the San Diego Improv Festival 2016. With their powers combined, they've created three award-winning scripted musicals based off of their improvisations, TIMEHEART, THUG TUNNEL, and TURBULENCE!, winner of Best Musical, Best World Premiere, Outstanding Songwriting and the Critics Choice Award at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival.
CAST: Sam Johnides, Kat Primeau, Molly Dworsky, Dave Reynolds