WHAT IS RED CURB IMPROV COMEDY?
IS THIS STAND-UP COMEDY WHERE THE ONE COMEDIAN PERSON WITH A MIC TELLS JOKES? NO. IT'S NOT.
IT'S A DIFFERENT KIND OF COMEDY SHOW...CALLED IMPROV!
Red Curb Theatre is a performance space for improv-style comedy! What is improv comedy? It's where a group of comedic performers/actors create scenes, characters, and stories on-the-spot, right-before-your-eyes, based on audience suggestions. Nothing is pre-planned or written - everything is all made up in that moment. Improvisers and Audiences are all along for the ride together as each show progresses and the comedy, characters, and stories are discovered. No two shows are ever the same!
Red Curb improvisers will create shows utilizing both short and long form improv styles and structures. What does that mean? It just means that some of the improv will take place as a series of short unconnected games (short form) and some of the improv will take place as a series of interconnected scenes and characters to create longer stories (long form). Either way, all you really need to know is that all of these shows will build to hilarious, ridiculous, unexpected, and fun results! It's definitely going to be a new fun thing to do on the west side of Indy, so come hang out, check out a show, and have a few laughs at the Red Curb!
OPEN ON SATURDAYS - TWO SHOWS:
7:30p PG Show: 90 minutes with Intermission, PG, a fun show that's cool for everyone! AKA: No naughty words or extreme content.
10p Adults Only Show: 90 minutes with Intermission, Rated-R, a more comedically aggressive show for people 17 or older. AKA: Possibility of naughty words and naughty content.
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Who's opening this place?
Well...this guy...apparently always ready for hugs...
WILL PFAFFENBERGER, Owner
Will Pfaffenberger has been professionally writing, performing, and producing comedy since 2004. He got his start in broadcast on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Show and on stage with ComedySportz Indianapolis. Since then, he has co-founded the Indianapolis renowned sketch and improv groups Fun Dumpster, Three Dollar Bill Comedy, and Dudesical, performed on many radio shows and comedy stages in the city, and is currently a personality and producer of the market's top morning radio show - The Smiley Morning Show on 99.5 WZPL. He is excited to be bringing his passion for improv comedy to his hometown, Avon, IN
Who's the artistic director?
This handsome fella who never sits in a chair the right way...
JON COLBY, Artistic Director
Jon Colby has been teaching, performing, and directing improv professionally since 1998. He began his career at ComedySportz Indianapolis where he remains an active member. In 2009, Jon served as Assistant Artistic Director of the company. In Indianapolis, Jon founded the short-form troupe, Fun Monkey, and co-founded the long-form troupe, Fun Dumpster, and the musical improv duo, Dudesical. He completed the prestigious Conservatory Program at Second City in Chicago and has taken workshops with several improv gurus, including Mick Napier, Norm Holly, and Michael Gelman. He is proud to say that he has performed and taught improv in over 20 states.