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That’s a wrap!

April 17th 2016

What an amazing three days! Huge thanks to all our performers, our awesome team of volunteers and the incredible audience who sold out our Friday and Saturday shows. See you next year!

Ottawa Life and Apt613 profile OIF

April 14th 2016

The fest opens tonight, and we spoke to a couple of local outlets about what to expect this weekend. Ottawa Life talked to headliners Quest of the Dragon King about the storytelling roots of improv: Dating back to 391 BC,… Read More

Check out OIF’s radio ad: “Daddy, can I go to the Ottawa Improv Festival?”

April 7th 2016

Local actor/improviser/artiste Leslie Cserepy recorded this amazing ad for the Ottawa Improv Festival that airs on Check out what happens when a father won’t let his son go to the fest: You can catch Leslie twice in the festival,… Read More

Ottawhat? goes behind the scenes with OIF

March 20th 2016

The 2016 Ottawa Improv Festival is only a few weeks away! Want to learn more about how the festival came together? Directors Dani and Chris chat with the guys of the Ottawhat? Podcast, a really cool local program that spotlights… Read More

Call for volunteers!

March 14th 2016

The Ottawa Improv Festival is a special weekend dedicated to celebrating the art of improvisational comedy, and it is entirely organized and run by volunteers! If you’re looking for a fun way to get involved and see shows for free,… Read More

Featured acts announced!

March 9th 2016

The 2016 Ottawa Improv Festival is just around the corner! Over three nights — Thursday, April 14, through Saturday, April 16 — we’re presenting a wide range of improvised performances that run the spectrum from comedy to theatre and back… Read More