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Duo Comedy Showcase, Wednesdays 8PM

Duo Comedy Showcase is Seattle’s only public open-mic for improv. Two-person teams doing what they do best: creating spontaneous scenes on the fly that are so hilarious, quick-witted, and perfectly constructed, it’s hard to believe they are made up on the spot. At Duos, newer improvisers have an opportunity to improve while professional improvisers practice and try new things. Who knows, you might even want to join them. $10 every Wednesday at 8:00 at the Gum Wall in Pike Place Market

SIGN UP! All experience levels sign up for this. So don’t be afraid – YOUR TEAM may be the next Penn & Teller, Martin & Lewis, Bevis and Butthead…. or you may end up driving off a cliff like Thelma & Louise! Sign your duo up at


Loose Cannons, Thursdays 8PM

Get ready for an unpredictable and thrilling experience at Loose Cannons! Each show offers a unique blend of danger, excitement, and fun. The night will consist of a two-part improv performance. The first half will feature special guests showcasing their unique style, brought to life with suggestions from the audience.

In the second half, audience suggestions will guide the improvisers as they associate and play an opening game. This game could be a song, monologue, or group association. The goal is to incorporate the themes and elements from the game into the rest of the performance. The improvisers are true loose cannons, ready to create whatever comes to mind. You have the power to light the fuse and determine the outcome of the show. Get ready for an unforgettable experience!

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Twilight Zone Unexpected: Improvised! 5/17 – 6/29 Fri. and Sat. 7:30 PM

Welcome to Twilight Zone Unexpected: Improvised! Get ready for a night of thrilling and mysterious improv comedy that will transport you to the Twilight Zone. Join us on Fri. & Sat at 7:30 PM at Unexpected Productions for a one-of-a-kind experience. Our talented improvisers will create stories and characters inspired by the iconic TV series, all made up on the spot based on your suggestions. Don’t miss this unforgettable evening filled with twists, turns, and plenty of laughs. See you there!

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Seattle Theatresports, Fri. and Sat. 9:30PM

Welcome back to Theatresports, Seattle’s legendary improv show LIVE. It’s the same Theatresports you love…based on your suggestion, two teams of improvisers rumble, competing with exciting improv games. Seating is limited and socially distanced. After this year, we all deserve to laugh…together. Join us at the Gum Wall in Pike Place Market.


Under Pressure: A Workplace Improv Show, Sundays 5/19 – 6/23 7:00 PM

Step into the world of high-pressure work situations with our talented improvisers every Sunday night at 7:00 pm. Prepare for an unforgettable experience as we bring to life a story inspired by your suggestions.

Join us for an evening filled with captivating drama, exhilarating twists, and thrilling surprises at every turn. Our improvisers immerse you in the intense stakes of the workplace, where every decision carries weight and every moment is filled with tension.

This improv show is a must-see for fans of gripping television dramas like The Bear, Severance, or Barry. Witness our characters navigate the complexities of their humanity, triumphing over obstacles in both their work and personal lives.

Don’t miss out on this thrilling journey through the highs and lows of the job. Get your tickets now and be part of the excitement!

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Festival Unexpected Perfromances, June 24 – June 30

Come witness an incredible showcase of improvisational talent from June 26th to July 2nd. Join us for an unforgettable event featuring legendary festival improviser teachers, members of the Unexpected Productions ensemble, and special guests, including June Imai, Studio Gokko, Japan’s first studio dedicated to short and long-form improvisation, and Stephen Kearin, founding member of Improv Theater in Los Angeles, CA. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to experience some of the best talent in improv! All performances are live, unscripted, and unrated. Line-ups subject to change.

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Mouth Wide Shut: A Physical Improv Show, 7/5-8/11, Fri. & Sat. 7:30

Classic comedy re-imagined! This fun, nonsensical, interactive improv comedy show pushes the boundaries of physical humor. In Mouth Wide Shut, our experienced improvisers use your suggestions to create stories, laughter, playful kinetic energy and a few surprises using only physical humor…without any words. Inspired by silent movies, classical mime, and groups like the Blue Man Group and Cirque du Soleil. Don’t say it, play it.


Impossible Loves: An Improvised Paranormal Romance, 7/1-8/11 Sundays 7:00pm

Discover the enchanting world of Impossible Loves, a thrilling improvised paranormal romance comedy show, that immerses you in a unique supernatural realm every night. Your suggestions inspire new and captivating love stories that unfold every night, where anyone or anything can fall in love. Enter a world where love transcends all boundaries and indulge in the captivating tales of…Impossible Loves.


I Saw You: An Improvised Comedy with Heart 8/16-9/28 Fri. & Sat. 7:30

Fans of Seattle’s well-known alt-weekly, The Stranger, are likely familiar with the I Saw U section. This section is where individuals who have had the briefest of encounters attempt to make a connection. Every Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm, Unexpected Productions takes these weekly listings and imagines what would happen if the individuals actually went out on a date and beyond. The listings are popular among both romantics and cynics. During this comedy show infused with heart, you’ll discover whether fantasy is truly better than reality.


Mucho Improv At Loose Cannons, the last Thursday of the month

Mucho Improv will bring you fun, short scenes where English and Spanish collide in the funniest way.

Mucho Improv te traerá divertidas escenas cortas donde el inglés y el español chocan de la manera más divertida.


Improv Unexpected at Jules Maes in Georgetown, Tuesday 5/28 8:00 PM

Improv comes to Georgetown! Seattle’s legendary improv company, Unexpected Productions, brings you the Improv Unexpected. The talented cast members take your suggestions and spontaneously create hilarious stories, zany scenes, and fun songs right on the spot and in the moment just for YOU!


No Strings Attached: An Improvised Puppet Show for Grownups, 2nd Saturday of the Month at 6:00 pm

“Avenue Q” meets improv comedy in this adult puppet show at Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater. What do puppets do after their day jobs? Well, after singing songs and dancing at the children’s theater, they let off steam by hanging out and causing all kinds of hijinx. The No Strings Attached crew gets a little rowdy, marionettes and sock puppets alike bust out with bawdy songs and jokes all based on your suggestions. At the Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater in Pike Place Market.



Triplet: One Life, Three Ways, Improvised, 8/25-9/29, Sun . 7:00pm

Experience the magic of a beautiful improv show that weaves together three audience suggestions to create a single life story portrayed by Seattle’s most skilled improvisers. We all dream about who we’ll become as we age and often reminisce about our younger selves. Bring your aspirations for the future, your cherished and not-so-fond memories, and the challenges and joys of your current life. Sit back and watch as we intertwine them in Triplet: One Life, Three Ways, Improvised.


SketchFest Seattle, Sept. 6yh, 7th & 8th

Prepare yourself for a weekend of hilarious entertainment at the 25th annual SketchFest Seattle! Talented performers from various parts of the country, such as LA, Toronto, Washington D.C., New York City, will showcase their top-notch sketch comedy. We are excited to host touring groups and connect with sketch comedy enthusiasts all around the globe. The event will run for three nights and feature seven shows, with numerous performers taking the stage. Don’t let this event slip away; join us at The Market Theater in Seattle’s Pike Place Market.

Are you curious about sketch comedy? It’s a series of quick and witty skits that are prepared and practiced beforehand to provide a funny and entertaining performance for viewers. If you love classic programs such as Saturday Night Live and The Kids in the Hall, or if you enjoy popular recent shows like Netflix’s I Think You Should Leave or HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch Show, then you’re familiar with the essence of sketch comedy. Here at SketchFest, we’re dedicated to supporting this fantastic genre of comedy throughout the year.


Poe Unexpected: Edgar Allan Poe Improvised,  10/4-10/26 Fri. & Sa.t 7:30pm

Discover the lost tales of Edgar Allan Poe! Be a part of an exceptional evening of entertainment with Unexpected Production’s talented improvisers. They’ll take inspiration from Poe’s literary masterpieces and your ideas to create a spine-chilling experience. The perfect blend of comedy and darkness will have you in stitches. Don’t miss out on this incredible #edgarallanpoe #improv show at Seattle’s Pike Place Market Gum Wall!


Up in the Woods: A Spooky Improv Comedy 10/6-10/27 Sundays 7:00pm

Every night, you get to create a hilarious show where improvisers will be stranded in different locations such as a haunted house, a high school, or an abandoned hospital. You will also choose an object that will start the action, such as a creepy doll, an old photograph, a wooden stake, and so on. Additionally, you will select a villain who will be after your improvisers, such as a vampire, serial killer, demon, or any other character you can think of. There are endless possibilities to choose from! Get ready for a roller coaster of laughter and fear as you decide whether the improvisers will survive the night or not.


Murder at Market: An Improvised Agatha Christie, 11/1 – 11/23, Fri. & Sat. 7:30 pm

When a body turns up at Unexpected Productions, it’s up to this vintage cast of colorful cliché characters to discover who did it, how it was done, and who’s next! Inspired by the best-selling author of all time, Dame Agatha Christie, your suggestions help create this fully improvised mystery with you on the edge of your tweed-covered seat until the whodunit final reveal!

Directed by Dave Morris, Paper Street Theatre, Victoria B.C.


44th Seattle International Comedy Competition, Nov.  7th & 14th 7:00pm

Get ready for a comedy extravaganza as the 43rd edition of the Seattle International Comedy Competition kicks off on November 7th and the 14th! Comedians from across the country are gathering to showcase their unique humor and wit on our stage.

Prepare to be entertained as these talented comedians compete for over $16,000 in prize money. With 18 shows across 15 venues throughout November, this 24-day competition is the ultimate test of comedy talent.

Experience the best in live comedy at Washington’s finest venues, where judges score the performances and audience reactions determine who advances to the next round. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the action and support live comedy!

Join us for a night of non-stop laughter and unforgettable moments. Tickets are $25 online and $30 at the door. Get yours now and get ready to laugh until your sides hurt!


An Improvised Christmas Carol 11/29-12/23 Thur. -Sun. 7:30pm

We all know the story of Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol”. Or do we…?

Experience the enchanting world of “An Improvised Christmas Carol” this December! This captivating performance is a brilliant adaptation of Charles Dickens’ timeless masterpiece, A Christmas Carol.

Our talented improvisers bring the beloved story of Ebenezer Scrooge to life with humor and entertainment tailored to your suggestions. Each show is a unique and audience-driven experience, blending over 30 different ideas into a side-splitting improvised holiday extravaganza.

Don’t miss out…it ends on 12/23.

PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY to get your seats and to make sure that you hear and see the 30+ show suggestions/offers to guarantee you understand the premise of each night’s unique performance.



Fa la la la la, ha ha ha ha: A Holiday Musical Extravaganza! 11/30-12/21 Sat. 5:30pm

Sarah Hanchar, Christine Riippi, and Guy Nelson, members of the Unexpected Productions ensemble, are joining forces to celebrate the most beloved aspect of the holiday season: Hallmark’s feel-good holiday movie musicals! This festive event will commence with a sing-along and culminate in a holiday movie musical tailored to your suggestions. Bring the whole family to the Unexpected Productions Market Theater and enjoy some cheerful yuletide fun. Who needs Auld Lang Syne when you can have brand new songs to celebrate the season?


Improv Holiday Happy Hour 12/25, 7:00pm

An improv show on Christmas? What? The presents have been put away, dinner has been eaten, and the dishes are done….now what to do? Come down to Unexpected Productions for a special Improv Happy Holidays Hour. It is an evening of spontaneous comedy based on YOUR suggestions so expect unexpected fun! Leave your family (or bring them) and come laugh with us.


Inside Story: Inside Story: Storytelling & Improv Comedy Show Sun. 8/18 & 11/3

This is an exciting exploration of storytelling in several exciting forms. Our talented cast of improvisers is inspired to create stories from your true-life secrets, personal stories, and funny stories. It’s The Moth meets Whose Line is it Anyway, only less formatted, more spontaneous, and out-of-control fun! Come share an Inside Story.



Piggyback: Stand Up and Improv Unite!  11/10 7:00pm

Stand-up comedy and improv are usually two separate types of comedy that you won’t see in the same show, but Unexpected Productions’ Piggyback brings them both together so you can enjoy two types of comedy in one hilarious night.

First, a professional comedian will perform their stand-up routine, then talented improv artists will create a narrative story in a particular genre of film or literature. The story created will be inspired by the material from the stand-up act.


Piggyback has been featured at Bumbershoot, the Washington Comedy Festival, and the Highlarous Comedy Festival.


Unexpected Cinema 11/17 7:00pm

Local Improv talent meets local film makers. Unexpected Cinema is a movie shot all in real time and projected to a live audience. The title of the movie is based on a suggestion given by the audience, and the cast and crew shoots the film in real time, with real locations, all unscripted, and completely unpredictable.


Improv Happy Hour, 12/27, 12/28, & 12/29 7:30pm

Join us for a night of laughter and spontaneous fun at our Improv Happy Hour! This family-friendly improv comedy show offers a variety of improv styles, including movie, literature, and play genres, as well as experimental and daring comedic forms. All content is based on audience suggestions, so be ready for some unexpected fun! The show takes place at the Gum Wall in Pike Place Market and is a unique experience you won’t want to miss.


Xtreme Theatresports New Year’s Eve Party! 12/31 10:00pm

Get ready for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration filled with laughter, companionship, and champagne! Join Unexpected Productions for Seattle’s one-of-a-kind fast-paced comedy improv battle, featuring 20 hilarious improvisers divided into 4 teams.

The audience scores each performance with cards marked 0-5, making this a party you won’t want to miss. We’ll are giving away amazing gifts and providing all the hats, streamers, and party favors you can think of. As the clock strikes midnight, we’ll raise our glasses for a special champagne toast, marking the start of a new year. The Xtreme teams will perform from 10 pm to almost midnight, leading up to the countdown for our fantastic New Year’s bash! Doors open at 9 pm sharp. Come join in on the fun!

LOVED IT. HILARIOUS. Can’t remember the last time I laughed that hard. You can participate if you want but they don’t call on anyone who isn’t voluntarily raising their own hand (so your jerk friends can’t get you into anything against your will!). Tickets are cheap and so are drinks – you get more than you pay for on both counts. Really nice people running it, too. All in all a great New Year’s Party for very little expense. Can’t wait to go back!!

Yelp 5 Stars

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