4/18. Michael Bossier & The Masters of Improv @ George’s Nightclub. 842 Fourth St. San Rafael. $10-$15. 8:30pm. Featuring Johnny Steele, Geoff Bolt, Michael O’Brien, Susan Elliot and Marc Hershon.

Comedy Improv is one of the hardest forms of comedy to be skilled in. It’s a mixture of improvisation, stand-up, scene-work, theatre games and body work. It takes an agile brain, quick, smartly funny verbal repartee, teamwork between the performers and an ability to be physically reactive to developing scenes spontaneously. Comedian and Improv Master Michael Bossier has assembled a team of Improv Giants to entertain the audience at George’s Comedy Wednesday! Michael stated in an interview about what inspires him; “Find, as an informed comic, the truth amid the noise and to remind, as many as possible, that the air is getting thin.”
Michael’s credits include being director and founder of The Comedy Store Players, Spaghetti Jam and Comedy Underground. Bossier is currently performing with Debi Durst in the comedy team Deb & Mike and also teaches Improvisational Comedy at SF State. Michael has studied Improvisation for over forty years with such giants as Viola Spolin from Second City, Del Close of The Committee Theatre, Paul Sills of Story Theatre and Stephen Book from the Spolin Games Institute.

4/18. Michael Bossier & The Masters of Improv @ George’s Nightclub. 842 Fourth St. San Rafael. $10-$15. 8:30pm. Featuring Johnny Steele, Geoff Bolt, Michael O’Brien, Susan Elliot and Marc Hershon.

Comedy Improv is one of the hardest forms of comedy to be skilled in. It’s a mixture of improvisation, stand-up, scene-work, theatre games and body work. It takes an agile brain, quick, smartly funny verbal repartee, teamwork between the performers and an ability to be physically reactive to developing scenes spontaneously. Comedian and Improv Master Michael Bossier has assembled a team of Improv Giants to entertain the audience at George’s Comedy Wednesday! Michael stated in an interview about what inspires him; “Find, as an informed comic, the truth amid the noise and to remind, as many as possible, that the air is getting thin.”

Michael’s credits include being director and founder of The Comedy Store Players, Spaghetti Jam and Comedy Underground. Bossier is currently performing with Debi Durst in the comedy team Deb & Mike and also teaches Improvisational Comedy at SF State. Michael has studied Improvisation for over forty years with such giants as Viola Spolin from Second City, Del Close of The Committee Theatre, Paul Sills of Story Theatre and Stephen Book from the Spolin Games Institute.

Dragon Viper Cobra by Ashley Janné

Dragon Viper Cobra by Ashley Janné

3/24. Chinese Ballroom Improv @ Phoenix Theater. 414 Mason St. SF. $5. 8:30 Doors. Free Wine & Cookies. 

Spend your longer days wisely but joining us at the Phoenix Theatre for our March show, this Saturday the 24th. Experience side-splitting short form games, awe-inspiring audience participation, frenzy-filled free wine gala, blissful breakable baked goods, and Chinese Ballroom.

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Here is an account of me being completely floored by Hill/Jones. As much as I enjoyed the other two acts on this bill, Matt Jones and Dave Hill absolutely murdered me. 

Favorite Things of Last Night: Charlie Brown Improv

Courting Sketchfest: The Groundlings: The Black Version @ Eureka Theater by Tommy Lau
[Jordan Black, Keegan Michael-Key, Daniele Gaither, Phil LaMarr, Gary Anthony Williams and Cedric Yarbrough]

Courting Sketchfest: The Groundlings: The Black Version @ Eureka Theater by Tommy Lau

[Jordan Black, Keegan Michael-Key, Daniele Gaither, Phil LaMarr, Gary Anthony Williams and Cedric Yarbrough]

Courting Sketchfest Countdown: Amy Poehler by Jakub Moser [15 Days]

Courting Sketchfest Countdown: Amy Poehler by Jakub Moser [15 Days]

Justin Gomes and Andrew Holmgren by Sam Andrey

Justin Gomes and Andrew Holmgren by Sam Andrey

David Gborie (and Andrew Moore) by Sam Ardrey

David Gborie (and Andrew Moore) by Sam Ardrey

Sylvan Open Improv by Clare O’Kane
[Luke, Andrew, Misha, Spencer, and Leo]

Sylvan Open Improv by Clare O’Kane

[Luke, Andrew, Misha, Spencer, and Leo]