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The Detroit Improv Collective announced today the schedule for the 2014 Detroit Improv Festival to be held August 3rd - 10th in Ferndale and Detroit, Michigan. The expanded festival adds family shows, Detroit venues and new national headliners to the already popular event.

Chris Moody, President of Detroit Improv Collective says, "We wanted to celebrate the art of improv for an entire week and bring some of North America's best comedy talent to perform for our great citizens."

Highlights of this year's schedule include Fred Willard (Best in Show), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Maribeth Monroe (Workaholics), Marc Evan Jackson (Brooklyn 99 & 22 Jump Street), Nyima Funk (Whose Line Is It Anyway?), Tim Robinson (SNL), Rachel Dratch (SNL), Kevin Dorf (Parks & Recreation), Tara DeFrancisco (Chicago iO), Mike O'Brien (SNL), Susan Messing (Chicago Annoyance Theatre), Norm Holly (Second City Chicago), and many others.

"This year's lineup really embodies the mission of the festival," says Keith Faigin, VP of DICo, "the performers are an excellent mix of current Detroiters, ex-patriots who are returning home and new folks who are experiencing the culture here for the first time."

Proceeds go to supporting the Detroit Improv Collective's mission to promote the benefits of improvisational comedy to encourage team building, goal setting and self-esteem. Also, one dollar from each ticket sold will be donated to Gilda's Club of Metro Detroit.

FULL SCHEDULE:

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3

REDFORD THEATRE

7PM OPENING NIGHT:

Best in Show Film Screening and

Meet & Greet

Matt Naas & The Sing-a-Long-Singers Fred Willard & The MoHos

MOTOR CITY JAVA HOUSE

9:30PM Opening Night Afterglow featuring

Fred Willard & The MoHos

MONDAY, AUGUST 4

PLANET ANT

8PM Planet Ant Night

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5

BOLL FAMILY YMCA

8PM Shambles (Eau Claire) Neutrino Project (Detroit)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6

BOLL FAMILY YMCA

7PM Detroit Creativity Project

Celebrity Soapbox

The 313 (L.A.)

Go COMEDY!

8PM Missed Connections (Ferndale)

GoLabs: Beta Testing (Ferndale)

10PM The Leviathon (Ferndale)

Wheel of Improv (Toronto)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7

Go COMEDY!

8PM Hypeman (Ferndale)

Glassworks Improv (Eau Claire)

One Night Stand (Toronto)

10PM Low-Res JPEG (Ferndale)

God Takes a Holiday (Minneapolis)

Fake Cops (Toronto)

Daaaang Judy Dench (Chicago)

THE RINGWALD

8PM Empty, Full of Donuts (St. Louis)

Dubalicious (Ferndale)

OTR Improv (Cincinnati)

10PM Man Love (Grand Rapids)

The Fun, Fun Boys (Chicago)

Calvinball (Toronto)

Kris & Hayley (Toronto)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8

THE RUST BELT

8PM One-Quarter Bruce (Hamtramck)

No Waiting (L.A.)

MUZZY ALL-STARS (Various)

10PM d'H

ôtél Winñetkå (Chicago)

The Offbeats (Ferndale)

Lorax (Vancouver)

Magnet Theater (N.Y.C)

Go COMEDY!

8PM Forest Preserve (Chicago)

Darcy & Bingley (Toronto)

DeFrancisCo (Chicago)

10PM The Brothers Jacokes (Ferndale)

Hugs and Pullups (Chicago)

2-Man No-Show (Toronto)

12AM R-Madillo (Phoenix)

The Laser Comedy Show (Chicago)

THE RINGWALD

8PM Dogs (Chicago)

The Meeks Shall Inherit the Stern

(Toronto)

Chicago Improv Productions Touring Company

10PM Hawk & Wayne (Clearwater)

Secrets, Secrets (Ferndale)

Phi Beta Negro (L.A.)

Dummy (Chicago)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9

COMEDY SPORTZ

12PM Underage Sugar Addicts (Evanston)

Comedy Sportz Detroit (Ferndale)

THE RUST BELT

8PM Gayle (Brooklyn)

Forever Fifteen (Ferndale)

The 313 (L.A.)

10PM iZARZAMORA! (Austin)

Human Amusements (Ferndale)

Smith & I (Chicago)

Dorff/Robinson/O'Brien/Dratch

(N.Y.C. & L.A.)

Go COMEDY!

8PM Man Hands (Ferndale)

Bamboo Kids Club (Chicago)

Virginia Slims (L.A.)

10PM Governor Jack (Denver)

Hip.Bang! (Vancouver)

Messing with a Friend (Chicago)

12AM Puppet Show (Ferndale)

THE RINGWALD

8PM Presto Change-O (Ferndale)

Damaged Goods (Louisville)

Tegan & Sarah (Vancouver)

10PM Planet Ant Home Team (Hamtramck)

Honey (N.Y.C.)

Switch Committee (Chicago)

MANTOWN (Toronto)

For more information visit:

www.detroitimprovfestival.org


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