The Ron Hurley Theatre and Seven Hills Hub will become Brisbane's home of comedy in February with the launch of the inaugural Brisbane Improv Festival.
The event will be presented by local comedy institution Big Fork Theatre, with four full nights of live shows showcasing some of the best comedians and improvisers from Brisbane (and beyond).
"Producing something like this has been a goal since day one," Big Fork Theatre Director and Improv Festival organiser Taylor Edwards says.
"2020 was a tough year for everyone, including the arts sector, but people are ready to start moving forward and having a good laugh is part of that process. Also, a festival in early 2021 will give performing arts in Brisbane a much-needed boost."
"The festival’s programme is jam-packed with a variety of different improv shows. There’s improvised musicals, science fiction, true crime spoofs, and showcases bringing women, queer and multicultural performers to the fore. There’s something for everyone, even a show where parents can do improv with their children. All made up on the spot and all downright hilarious."
Improvised comedy has been a hugely popular art form. Think 'Whose Line Is It Anyway' and 'Thank God You're Here'! The festival will also run an intro to improv workshop for anyone keen to give it a go.
The Brisbane Improv Festival is on at The Ron Hurley Theatre and Seven Hills Hub from 18-21 February.