Laugh Out Longview Improv Festival

presented by THEATRE LONGVIEW & Duck. Duck. Moose!

Laugh Out Longview Improv Festival Laugh Out Longview Improv Festival

We are proud to present the first annual Laugh Out Longview Improv Festival!

Theatre Longview is seeking sponsors for our first annual Laugh Out Longview Improv Festival July 5-6, 2024.

The goal of Laugh Out Longview is to offer a platform for improv groups from across the state to come together for a weekend of collaboration, laughter, and learning together to further hone their craft of improvisational comedy.

Laugh Out Longview Improv Festival

When?!

July 5-6, 2024

Where??

Longview Community Center

Friday Night
July 5, 6 pm

  1. Duck. Duck. Moose! - Longview, TX (Host Team)
  2. Black Tie Casual - Dallas, TX
  3. Frisco Improv Players - Dallas, TX
  4. Workshop Instructor Showcase with Laura Hall
  5. Jane Austin Improv - Austin, TX
  6. Los Pocos Hermanos - San Antonio, TX

Saturday Night
July 6, 5:30 pm

  1. The Understudy - Tyler, TX
  2. Yo Little Friends - Dallas, TX
  3. Hodge Podge AF - Houston, TX
  4. Musical Workshop Showcase with Laura Hall

Special Festival Finale Show with Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company Saturday July 6 at 9 pm!

Ticketing Information

  1. Weekend Wristbands include all showcase performances plus UCB Touring Company - $75
  2. Single Day Showcase Passes - Showcase performances only - UCB Touring Company Sold Separately - $30 per day
  3. Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company Festival Finale Show - 90 minute performance Saturday July 6 - $25
Laugh Out Longview Improv Festival

The festival will also include educational workshops led by Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company and Laura Hall. Not only will participating improv groups get to learn from these industry veterans, but audiences will enjoy evening showcase performances featuring these comedy legends alongside our local improv talent.

Laugh Out Longview Improv Festival

Special GuestsLaura Hall

Laura Hall is best known as the improvisational pianist and Musical Director on all 21 seasons of the hit TV show Whose Line is it Anyway with both Drew Carey and Aisha Tyler hosting

Laugh Out Longview Improv Festival

Special GuestsUpright Citizens Brigade Touring Company

The UCB Touring Company is a four-person group, which brings the best improv comedians from the legendary Upright Citizens Brigade Theatres to new audiences all around the country. The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre was founded by Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh in 1999 in New York City and has since expanded to Los Angeles. The UCB Touring Company show is a 90-minute, unscripted and totally improvised performance which will take place Saturday night at the Laugh Out Longview Improv Festival

HEADLINE FESTIVAL SPONSOR$7,500+

  • 8 showcase wristbands to Friday and Saturday night improv showcase with reserved seating
  • 8 tickets to headliner group performance with reserved seating
  • VIP Meet and Greet with Festival Headliner Group
  • Laugh Out Longview Improv Festival Swag Bag including 4 free t-shirts
  • Name recognition from the stage at both nights of the festival
  • Company logo/name on all marketing for the festival including promotional video
  • Company logo/name on Theatre Longview's website
  • Recognition as Headline Festival Sponsor on Theatre Longview and Duck. Duck. Moose! social media platforms
  • Full page ad in program

PRESENTING SPONSOR $5,000+

  • 6 showcase wristbands to Friday and Saturday night improv showcase performances with reserved seating
  • 6 tickets to headliner group performance with reserved seating
  • Laugh Out Longview Improv Festival Swag Bag including 4 free t-shirts
  • Name recognition from the stage at both nights of the festival
  • Company logo/name on all marketing for the festival excluding promotional video
  • Company logo/name on Theatre Longview's website
  • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor on Theatre Longview and Duck. Duck. Moose! social media platforms
  • Half page ad in program

WORKSHOP SPONSOR $1,500+

  • 4 showcase wristbands to Friday and Saturday night improv showcase performances (general admission)
  • 4 tickets to headliner group performance (general admission)
  • Laugh Out Longview Improv Festival Swag Bag including 2 free t-shirts
  • Company logo/name on Theatre Longview's website
  • Recognition as Workshop Sponsor on Theatre Longview and Duck. Duck. Moose! social media platforms
  • Quarter page ad in program

SUPPORTING SPONSOR $750+

  • 2 showcase wristbands to Friday and Saturday night improv showcase performances (general admission)
  • 2 tickets to headliner group performance (general admission)
  • Laugh Out Longview Improv Festival Swag Bag including 1 free t-shirt
  • Company name on Theatre Longview's website
  • Recognition as Supporting Sponsor on Theatre Longview and Duck. Duck. Moose! social media platforms
  • Company name in program

FRIENDS OF IMPROV $200+

  • 1 showcase wristband to Friday and Saturday night improv showcase performances (general admission)
  • 1 ticket to headliner group performance (general admission)
  • Company name on Theatre Longview's website
  • Recognition as a Friends of Improv donor on Theatre Longview and Duck. Duck. Moose! social media platforms
  • Company name in program.

Duck. Duck. Moose! (Host Team)

Theatre Longview

Black Tie Casual

Dallas Comedy Club

Black Tie Casual is a long-form improv team from Dallas, TX. Originating as a house team at Dallas Comedy Club, we have been performing for over 1.5 years across various stages in DFW. We currently perform every other Saturday night during the Improv Power Hour at Dallas Comedy Club. Troupe Members: Hollis Beck, Sabrina Lichtenstein, Dan States, Tyler Stup, Dan Sybert, Ryan Vicksell, and Anna Walker Socials: @blacktiecasual on Instagram

Frisco Improv Players

Theatre Frisco

Frisco Improv Players (FIP) is an improvisational comedy troupe based in Frisco, Texas. Founded in July 2012, FIP delights audiences with their clean, interactive, comedic performances, similar to those seen on the syndicated television show “Whose Line is it Anyway?

Hodge Podge AF

Station Theatre & Coronation Theatre

What do you get when you mix in a priest, two lawyers, a former Olympic fencer and other assorted folks ? A hodge podge, of course. Hodge Podge AF is a longform improv comedy troupe from Houston, Texas. We specialize in the classic improv format, Harold.

Jane Austin Improv

Jane Austin Improv strives to push the boundaries of what a Jane Austen world can look like onstage, taking unique and creative seasonal spins while at the same time continuing to strengthen their honest embodiment of Jane Austen's core fundamentals. In recognition of their success, in October 2023 the group was presented with the Ethel Hinkely Outstanding New Improv Troupe Award by the B. Iden Payne committee, recognizing excellent theater in Austin, TX.

Los Pocos Hermanos

Black Potion San Antonio

Developed to compete for the city Cage Match, and trained through three long form classes under Joshua Thomas and head of House Party, we’re currently at 2 Cage Matches won together.

The Understudy, Tyler, TX

The Understudy hosts a group of talented improvisers from East Texas who have years of performing together. Their short form shows are fast paced, audience centric, and full of nuanced clownery.

Yo Little Friends

Stomping Ground, Dallas, TX

Yo Little Friends is a Black women's comedy troupe who performs a reality TV-style show where the audience members are the investors and the products are completely made up! You might laugh, you might chant, and you might even cry. Just kidding about the crying part unless that’s your thing, but you will most definitely be entertained! Featuring Ade Ajayi, Michele Hill, Tori Holland, Melanie Robinson, Angela Vaughn, and Katherine White.

Laugh Out Longview Improv Festival