Monkey Business Institute – Improv Comedy Shows and Training in Madison, WI

Livestreamed Improv Shows

The Show Must Go On!

You can catch Monkey Business Institute’s shows via livestream!

Our next show will be on Saturday, May 23 at 8:00pm.

  • This is a new thing for us, so we're releasing it for free! However, the COVID-19 pandemic has hit us hard. Please donate if you can.


The Latest and Greatest

from Monkey Business Institute

Livestreamed Improv Show | May 23 @ 8pm

Feeling a little squirrely during social distancing? Let us entertain you! Donate below, and we’ll send you a link to our live streamed improv show on Saturday, May 23 @ 8pm CST!

Yes, And…to COVID-19?

How to apply the principles of improv to life’s difficulties   What is “Yes, And…” Anybody who knows anything about the art form of improvisational theater has likely heard of the term “Yes, And”.  It’s…read more

The Show Must (sort of) Go On

Monkey Business Institute closures in response to the COVID-19 situation As the situation around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves rapidly, the response from Monkey Business Institute has changed to address growing public health concerns. The health…read more

I seriously laugh the entire time, every time! Madison is lucky to have Monkey Business

Casey Rowe

Improv classes are

Ryan Bender

Our organization was going through change and turmoil. We needed help in assisting staff to accept that change and to lighten the mood. Your troupe was just what we needed! Breakouts getting people involved with what change is and how to work around it, plus a super comedy routine that sent everyone home feeling giddy and refreshed. Thank you!

Pete Haase, Bureau Director Wisconsin Department of Trade and Consumer Protection

Private Parties

Let us amuse you.


Are you planning a party or special event? Looking for ways to keep your guests entertained? If so, look no further than the improv comedy pros at Monkey Business Institute. You tell us where to go, and we’ll bring the laughs. See our event ideas or contact us at to start planning today.

Monkey Business was the highlight of our staff holiday party. They provided our team with a unique and memorable entertainment experience that left a positive buzz in our workplace well after the party was over. We were all impressed by the high quality of their improv skills, and it was fun to have members of our team included in on the action. I would recommend Monkey Business as the entertainment for any group party or event, as they did a great job of making the evening extra special for our hard working team!
Nina, Good Harvest Market