Improv & Sketch Shows

Improv and Sketch comedy shows for serious(ly absurd and outrageous) Denver improvisers and fans

 

 

Show Calendar

 
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All shows take place at our theater!

Grafenberg Theater

1223 21st Street

Denver, CO 80205

 
 

Weekends

Fridays

 

Genre-ly Speaking presents Genre-ral Hospital

When: Fridays @ 8 pm
Location: Grafenberg Theater
Price: $12

Each quarter, Genre-ly Speaking will present a different genre improv show. This quarter catch an improvised hospital drama with a new story every week.

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Eventbrite - Genre-ly Speaking presents Genre-ral Hospital
 
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Writer’s Block

When: Fridays @ 9 pm
Where: Grafenberg Theater
Price: $12

The Grafenberg Players will improvise sketch premises developed only 2 HOURS before the show. You will see new ideas and scenes every week. Come enjoy the hilarity that will undoubtedly ensue!

Eventbrite - Writer's Block - Improvised Sketch

No DQ

When: Fridays @ 10 pm
Where: Grafenberg Theater
Price: $7

Two improv teams will perform sets with an added twist - a unique challenge they must complete while improvising! The audience will vote for their favorite team to come back the following week and compete again with a new challenge.

Eventbrite - No DQ w/ Glue N' Stuff
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Saturdays

 
 

303’s & Heartbreak

When: Saturdays @ 8 pm
Where: Grafenberg Theater
Price: $12

Grafenberg's current running sketch show features a revue of sketches and stories for those in love as much as it is for the love-torn, forelorn, and heartbroken. Enjoy the catharsis and laughs you will experience throughout the ups and downs of this show.

Eventbrite - 303's & Heartbreak
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Relationsh*t

When: Saturdays @ 9 pm
Where: Grafenberg Theater
Price: $12

We want to hear YOUR relationship stories - any and all relationships types. The Grafenberg Players will then improvise scenes based on these stories, evoking nostalgia, dread, or hope for a different ending. 

Eventbrite - Relationsh*t
 

Just Friends

When: 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month @ 10 pm
Location: Grafenberg Theater
Price: $7

Justin Franzen and Max Schwartz have been writing and improvising together for many years. Kevin Mcdonald of Kids In The Hall once called their duo “Some of the best live sketch comedy I’ve seen outside of Second City!” You can now catch them regularly every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at 10 pm at Grafenberg!

Eventbrite - Just Friends
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Weeknights

Tuesdays

 
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Two Musketeers Tournament

When: Tuesdays @ 8 pm
Location: Grafenberg Theater
Price: Pay what you may

Two-person improv teams are pitted against each other for your votes in Denver’s only bracket-style improv tournament! Only one team will be crowned the winners! Hosted by NatRageous with Chris Teregis and Natalie Kilkenny.

 

YOU’RE F*CK*NG AWESOME

When: 2nd Tuesday of the month @ 9 pm
Location: Grafenberg Theater
Price: Pay what you may

We here at Grafenberg love the idea of "play with everybody"! You're F*ck*ng Awesome is a show happening every 2nd Tuesday of the month where improvisers can put their names in a hat to improvise ina two-person set with one of our instructors or Grafenberg Players. At the end of the night, anybody who hasn't played will be able to play in the group Jam!

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Wednesdays

 
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SYP Awesome Improv Show

When: Wednesdays @ 8 pm
Location: Grafenberg Theater
Price: Pay what you may

This weekly show features Grafenberg house teams, instructor and coach teams, and other improv teams from other theaters around the Denver community.

 

Thursdays

 
 
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Franzen & Someone

When: 1st Thursday of each month @ 9 pm
Location: Grafenberg Theater
Price: Pay what you may

Owner Justin Franzen and a guest will perform a 50 minute improv set based on your suggestion.

 

The Couch

When: 2nd Thursday of each month @ 9 pm
Location: Grafenberg Theater
Price: Pay what you may

Each month, a new guest player will be featured with in this Grafenberg show and be interviewed on a couch, in a bar, and in a cab in this hour-long show.

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Boomshakalaka

When: 3rd Thursday of each month @ 9 pm
Location: Grafenberg Theater
Price: Pay what you may

Get up and JAM! Improvisers of all experience levels and never-before-improvised improvisers are welcome at Grafenberg’s kick-ball style jam!

 

Humor Finals

When: 4th Thursday of each month @ 9 pm
Where: Grafenberg Theater
Price: Pay what you may

Grafenberg's solo-sketch show happens once a month, featuring different performers from Grafenberg and around Denver each month who write a 7-10 minute one-person sketch in an attempt to entertain us all!

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Grafenberg Gangs

 

We have a number of groups that practice and perform regularly, both at regular Grafenberg shows and at a variety of events and venues around Denver and beyond. 

 
 

Ready to Perform?

Get on the Grafenberg show schedule!

Looking to perform solo or with your own group? While all of our shows are curated, we are all about bringing the Denver improv community together.  We have several shows that give performers around Denver the opportunity to join Grafenberg's line-up for an evening, including our SYP Awesome Improv Show on Wednesdays and Humor Finals, our solo-sketch showcase.  Email us your (group) name, show of interest, and performance style, and we'll try to get on the schedule. 

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