Battle Royale is a sketch and standup battle to the comedy death. Boston’s best indie sketch teams and local comics compete for a chance to showcase their talent. Battle Royale boasts a high energy, competitive format that’s as much fun as it is epic.
Alternating between Sketch Battles and StandUp Battles, these 9PM Saturday performances shine the spotlight on scripted comedy. Come be part of a comedy Battle so intense, the only sure winner each night is the audience.
Sketch 22 has participated in not one, but two Battle Royale’s hosted by ImprovBoston, and has won not one, but two of the competitions (Winter 2017 and Summer 2017)! The sketch comedy troupe is used to performing hour-long shows, but here, they only have 20 minutes to win over the hearts of the audience. After each participating troupe has performed their set, the audiences’ hoots and hollers determine the winner of the battle. Battle Royale is a favorite for Sketch because it offers a different type of audience while also allowing the troupe to wiggle out of their comfort zone a little. Also, there’s some fun in dusting off well-loved sketches and bringing them back into the limelight for one last hurrah. Sketch 22 is looking forward to defending their title in future rumbles.
Each week, a new independent improv team challenges the current champion in a fight-to-the-comedy-death CageMatch. Our hand-selected indie teams each get 16 minutes performing head-to-head longform improvisation in two blood-pumping rounds. Who wins the title for all the glory? Who goes home to cry rivers of comedy tears? You decide.
Courtesy of http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch
Toast! has had the pleasure of performing in IB’s CageMatch yearly and has been champions of the tournament in 2016! Toast enjoys the competition the CageMatch brings as we are competing against other indie improv troupes handpicked by IB. Toast is also wholly thankful for the friends and family who come out to support us as we move throughout the ladder of rounds. Catch us back there once it starts up again in the summer!
The College Comedy Festival and Beanpot Tournament unites the top college improv troupes in New England for three days of nonstop laughs at ImprovBoston. Part-competition, part-educational and all fun, this festival has been a staple in the college improv scene since 2005, giving college students the tools and opportunity they need to push their comedy to the next level. Each college team takes the stage for four performances over three days, networks with other schools, explores all forms of improv, takes workshops with acclaimed ImprovBoston instructors and a attends panel discussions with industry-leading comedians, offering students a unique, invaluable weekend for performer and audience member alike.
Mission:IMPROVable has been/is a regular contender in ImprovBoston’s CCF and has fortunate enough to have won this tournament in 2007, 2015, and 2017. This tournament is always such a blast every year with so many colleges across the nation coming together for a beautifully nauseating improv packed weekend. We are grateful for all the friends and family who come out to IB to support us year after year as well as the friends and connections made during this tournament. Mission is excited to be going back to IB for their 14th annual CCF and hopes to see you there!