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Sheila Robertson teaching a Playshop at the 10th Annual UW-Madison Women & Leadership Symposium. Improv In the Wild

Improv In the Wild

Jul 05 2018

Improving Communication With Improv Comedy A Custom Playshop By Sheila Robertson Sheila Robertson (who? Get hip on Sheila now! ) recently developed and conducted a…

The Isthmus' 2018 Mad Faves Voting logo Mad Faves 2018 Has Begun!

Mad Faves 2018 Has Begun!

Jul 03 2018

Monkey Business Institute Wants Your Vote Choose MBI As Your 2018 Mad Fave Voting has begun for the 2018 edition of The Isthmus’ Mad Faves…

Monkey Business Institute cast members and other improv comedians duke it out at the 5th annual Improv Retreat Improv Retreat

Improv Retreat

Jun 21 2018

Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah: Reflecting On the 5th Annual Improv Retreat My five takeaways from camp For the 5th year in a row, a swarm…

Headshot of Vanessa Tortolano Say Hello to Vanessa Tortolano

Say Hello to Vanessa Tortolano

Jun 06 2018

Renaissance/Freaking Hilarious Woman   In addition to being a Monkey Business Institute cast member, Vanessa Tortolano is a stand-up comic, an entrepreneur (she is a…

Yes Ma’am + The Merge

Yes Ma’am + The Merge

May 21 2018

A Comedy Crossover Event For the Ages! On Wednesday, May 30th, MBI’s two most popular Improv Lab shows – Yes Ma’am and The Merge –…

From the Women Of Monkey Business, it’s Yes Ma’am

From the Women Of Monkey Business, it’s Yes Ma’am

May 17 2018

An Improv Lab Of, By, and For Women Behold  Yes Ma’am,  Madison’s finest improv comedy show of, by, and for women. Watch the Women Of…

The Merge

May 10 2018

The Merge: A Reckless Nexus of Improv and Stand-up Madness! The Merge returns to the stage on Friday, May 18th ( tickets available here ).…

MBI cast members clapping Improv: A Uniquely American Art Form

Improv: A Uniquely American Art Form

May 01 2018

Improv: A Uniquely American Art Form As American As Jazz, Baseball, and Roadside Firework Stands If you’re interested in the history of improv, be sure…

Tesla Coils Improv Lab 411

Improv Lab 411

Apr 20 2018

The Low Down On MBI’s Experimental Improv Comedy Shows A long time ago in a neighborhood far, far away (14 years, the far West side…

Kids Improv Camp

Kids Improv Camp

Apr 11 2018

a.k.a. The BEST Summer Camp Ever Registration starts soon for our wildly popular Summer Kids’ Improv Camp. Our highly-trained instructors will teach campers the fundamentals…