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At Monkey Business Institute, we don’t waste time dealing with such trivialities as sets, props, scripts, or line memorization; instead creating spur-of-the-moment, seat-of-the-pants improvisational comedy by mixing audience suggestions, decades of improv experience, and sheer moxie.

All Ages Improv Show

Fun for fans of any age, this one-hour show is packed with fast-paced, classic, short-form improv comedy! Audience participation is guaranteed and the content is appropriate for kids or anyone who appreciates smart, clean comedy.

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Grown Up Improv Show

For those who like their comedy a little bit more saucy, our Grown-Up Show features two acts of hilarious improv comedy complete with an intermission. Content is usually rated “PG-13″ with an occasional dip into rated “R” humor.

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Imprompt2

Two of our best improvisers take the stage and perform an entire show without a break. Watch as they play multiple characters and juggle story-lines throughout the night.

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Biff! Bang! Ka-Pow! The Super Power Hour

Our Brand New Show is a cross between a superhero movie and a comic book! We’ll tell a compelling superhero story while showing you the action and powers in comic-book-style tableau on stage.  As a bonus, several lucky audience members will have chance to draw a comic panel to help us create the show!

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The Merge

The Merge blends quick-witted club stand-up comedians with Monkey Business Institute’s cast of professional improvisers to create a show that gives comedy aficionados the best of both worlds.

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The Music Department

Monkey Business Institute is proud to present The Music Department, a fully improvised Broadway musical. We start with your suggestion and go from there. Look for big musical numbers, crazy characters, and outrageous dancing!

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Yes Ma'am

It’s new. It’s hilarious. It’s ‘Yes Ma’am’ – An improv show created and performed by the Women of Monkey Business Institute!

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The Gauntlet

In Monkey Business Institute’s popular comedy competition series, watch our professional improvisers use their comedy prowess to defeat each other — with hopes of being crowned the next Gauntlet champion.

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King of The House

King of the House – Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. King of the House features our hottest up and coming student improvisers. Two teams will have 30 minutes each to improvise in whatever style they like.

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Class Performances

Come and see the up and coming graduates of our improv classes put on a show.

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Show FAQs

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers. Can’t wait? Email us at shows@monkeybusinessinstitute.com

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