Shows & Headliners

We are gearing up for a great 2017 Slapdash and want you to join us! If your team would like to perform please apply through The Improv Network. If you are an individual performer we want to hear from you, too.

We are very excited to announce Armando Diaz will be headlining Saturday night’s show and teaching workshops! Stayed tuned for more details!

Armando is widely regarded as one of the best improv teachers in New York City and beyond. His list of teaching credits is a long one: the ImprovOlympic Theater, Victory Gardens Theater, The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, NYU and Michael Howard Studios. He has trained dozens of actors who have performed or written for Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Mad TV, and The Daily Show.

A Chicago native, Armando studied improv under Del Close at the ImprovOlympic, Mick Napier at the Annoyance, and graduated from the Second City Conservatory. He performed in and helped create one of the most popular improvised longforms in Chicago, “The Armando Diaz Experience….” For the last decade, “the Armando” has been performed weekly in Chicago, and is now taught and performed in many other cities including Los Angeles and New York.

 

For the first time ever internationally, we are excited to present Thursday night headliner, On The Spot Improv from Hawaii presenting, Hush, an improvised silent movie. On The Spot Improv has been called one of the most innovative improv groups in the world for their unique approach to improvised theatre. Their signature style incorporates narrative storytelling, minimal dialog, and strong blocking to create cinematic images to tell complex stories. They have played throughout the US including Austin Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, Phoenix Improv Festival, the Seattle Festival of Improv Theater and Chicago Improv Festival. We are excited to host them for Slapdash this year! 

“…slayed the audience with its silent-movie style improvisations…plying the physical comedy so well you’d think slapstick was a synonym for “sublime.” –  WAYNE ALAN BRENNER, Austin Chronical