New Trip
  • Your Trip is Empty
View My Trip ›

GRIF 17 Closing Ceremony

About the Troupes:

The Gay Agenda plays with a form they created, The Queer Ass, inspired by WeirDass. On July 22nd, they won Planet Ant’s Colony Fest 2017!

Jawesome is an improv duo originally formed in Madison, WI, JAWESOME is performed by John Steeno and Casem AbuLughod. They have been performing together since 2011 with the Monkey Business Institute in Madison, Casem and John enjoy exploring any stage they can get their hands on.

4th Rule Improv Presents: Random House - Joe Spence is an improviser based in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of Second City, iO West, ComedySportz LA, and The Nerdist School. He teaches and performs at LA Connection. He studied game at UCB and also got to study with Groundlings founder, Gary Austin.
Studying at these different programs introduced him to many approaches to the art form of improvisation and players with so many different styles. Now, he wants to meet you. Let’s get up on stage and play. Random house will feature a scene between Joe and a first time improviser, a scene with a current student at any program, and a scene with one or two graduates from any improv training program. Then we can see how well we speak the same language. And of course, most importantly, we'll have fun! The show has been put up at the iO West Improv Festival in back to back years. Now we're taking it on the road.

About the Festival:
The Grand Rapids Improv Festival (GRIF) is a weeklong celebration of improv comedy with troupes from all over the country descending on Grand Rapids! With events and performances every night of the week from October 30th to November 6th everyone is sure to find something to tickle their funny bone. Come out and laugh with us!

GRIF 17 Closing Ceremony