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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 Monkey Business…

The Merge

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). Are you…

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…

Improv In the Workplace

Improv In the Workplace

Mar 27 2018

Recently Monkey Business Institute got an opportunity to use improv in an exciting new way. We have been hired by Emelar Consulting Group to come…

The Gauntlet XXII: New and Improved artwork The Gauntlet XXII: New and Improved

The Gauntlet XXII: New and Improved

Mar 26 2018

Friday! Friday! Friday! Improv Comedy Battle Royale! Watch improvisers face off against each other during MBI’s winner-takes-all show: The Gauntlet. MBI’s cutthroat improv comedy showdown…