What the audiences are saying:

Yelp Reviews 2014 for Improv Playhouse of San Francisco

Compilation/Summary

- the creme de la creme of improv


- If you're looking to see great acting and watch an amazing narrative unfold in real time, AND have a fantastic time, go to an Improv Playhouse show! You won't be disappointed.


- Wow! No, WOW!!! What an incredible show! The talent, chemistry and execution of this troupe of improv professionals is unparalleled.


- an incredible journey


- Truly amazing


- Each member of this troupe is a true superstar! You do not want to miss this show! Absolutely fantastic!


- the hottest ticket in town


- breathtaking improv troupe


- They can switch in a moment from a hipster to an elderly person to a child to a foreign language speaker to an alien to an engineer to a celebrity, with perfect body language and voice each time.

 

Full Reviews

9/13/2014
They make up characters on the spot, and the characters feel real. They can switch in a moment from a hipster to an elderly person to a child to a foreign language speaker to an alien to an engineer to a celebrity, with perfect body language and voice each time. The humor comes from realistic situations, not from jokes or word games. It's especially funny when they put each other on the spot (Here's my poem: why don't you read it.), and put comments about improvising into the characters mouths. Best of all, it's never mean-spirited, or slapstick or predictable. That is hard to find, so I'm thrilled to always find it at Improv Playhouse and BATS.

6/16/2014
I admit, I'm kind of an improv snob. I've performed and studied it for many years, and as a result, when I watch improv, I'm usually do more analyzing than sitting back and enjoying. These players are the creme de la creme of improv in a city that has a lot of it. Lisa Rowland, Regina Saisi, Ben Johnson, Tim Orr, and Rafe Chase are among the most dynamic improv performers in the state (the nation?) let alone our fine city by the bay.


If you're looking for gags, watch a Whose Line Is It Anyway rerun. If you're looking to see great acting and watch an amazing narrative unfold in real time, AND have a fantastic time, go to an Improv Playhouse show! You won't be disappointed.
Sasha C.