Welcome to the official website of Calvin IMPROV. Since 1988 we have been entertaining the Calvin community, Grand Rapids, and West Michigan with our comedy. We perform on campus about 3 or 4 times per semester in a number of different venues for free.
You must be here for a reason. Let's see:
- Upcoming shows - Come see us the next time we perform!
- The team - In case you have a crush on one of us, here's more info.
- Pictures - We aren't much to look at, but here they are anyways.
What is Improv? ›
Improv is short for improvisation, or improvisational comedy. Essentially, we perform short scenes which are entirely improvised. That's right, no scripts, no lines, just unbridled joy. We don't make it all up, though. We take suggestions like locations, objects, occupations, or lines of dialog from you, the audience, and use them to generate a scene. You'll never see the same show twice!
For the more interested improv folks out there, we perform both longform and shortform improv, though we usually concentrate on shortform style.
For the obsessive improv folks out there who have actually read this far down the page, we will have auditions again next fall! Hope to see you then.
Here are some websites we like:
- River City Improv - Calvin College Alumni Improv in Grand Rapids. They're our friends.
- Calvin IMPROV on Facebook - Yeah. We've got a Facebook group.
- Dog Story Theater - A good place to see some comedy.
- Pop Scholars - Some former Calvin improvisers started their own long-form improv group. Check them out.