Events

Anonymous – Your Secrets, Our Show 3/1 8:00pm

Anonymous – Your Secrets, Our Show 3/1 8:00pm
$15 online*/$20 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

Your secrets… Our show! Anonymous takes true, pre-written, anonymous personal stories submitted from our cast & guests, then those stories lead to conversation and comedic improvisation done by the cast. Randomly drawn from the big board, the cast has seen none of the stories prior to the conversations or improvisation – unless it’s (dramatic pause)… their own. We finish the night by bringing an audience up on stage for a talking to an audience member to inspire our choices!

For improv connoisseurs, this ORIGINAL form is a slice of Living Room, part shortform game (Blind Date), and part Found Magazine/”Mortified”; For those just looking for a great time – This show promises something for everyone.

2024 Cast: Melissa Curley, Tara DeFrancisco, Andrew Johnson, Leny Matos, Bridjet Mendyuk, Bryan Murphy, Carolyn Pierre-Louis, David Price, Rance Rizzutto, and Michael Tonovitz

Opening for Anonymous will be: Askew Good Men!

This will be LIVE at our 2643 N High St location

*The Nest Theatre is now a cashless operation. Payment will be handled by card, or exact change. Thanks!

Improv isn’t just great for performance, it is perfect for helping with public speaking, team-building, or just generally being a more open and positive person. Sign up for a class and see for yourself!

*Online ticket sales for this show close at 6:30pm. If it is after 6:30pm on day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

Dual Duel 3/1 9:30pm

Dual Duel 3/1 9:30pm
$13 online*/ $18 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

A contest of Duos! Three improv Duos will compete for your votes in hopes that they will move on to the semi-finals and maybe…just maybe…THE DUAL DUEL FINALS!

Tonight’s Competitors: Penny & Faye, Isaac & Deanna, and Greg and Brian!

This will be LIVE at our 2643 N High St location

*The Nest Theatre is now a cashless operation. Payment will be handled by card, or exact change. Thanks!

Improv isn’t just great for performance, it is perfect for helping with public speaking, team-building, or just generally being a more open and positive person. Sign up for a class and see for yourself!

*Online ticket sales for this show close at 6:30pm. If it is after 6:30pm on day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

Pun Shout Competition 3/2 8:00pm

Pun Shout Competition 3/2 8:00pm
Tickets $12*
Ages 16+

The Great CBus PUN SHOUT is here at The Nest!

Do you like Puns? Do you like Jokes? Are you a dad? This is not only for you, but anyone else as well!

Come laugh/groan in delight as a panel of competitors pun their way to being the Pun Champion!

Competitors will face off head to head to make puns on a give topic and the winner moves to the next round. If you want to take part you can pre-register or show up 30 minutes before the show to put your name in the hat.
This show will be fun for competitors and the audience!

This will be LIVE at our 2643 N High St location

*The Nest Theatre is now a cashless operation. Payment will be handled by card, or exact change. Thanks!

Improv isn’t just great for performance, it is perfect for helping with public speaking, team-building, or just generally being a more open and positive person. Sign up for a class and see for yourself!

*Online ticket sales for this show close at 6:30pm. If it is after 6:30pm on day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

Stand-Up Surprise 3/7 7:30pm

Stand-Up Surprise 3/7 7:30pm
Tickets $10* (or $1 if you are a comic entering the lotto)
Ages 16+

Part Stand-Up, part open mic, all FUN!

This stand-up show features scheduled comedians AND a SURPRISE lottery draw of other attending comics hoping to get a few minutes to test their material in front of a crowd!

**COMICS!** If you want to be put in the pool for the random slot, purchase the COMICS ONLY ticket. This will put you on the list AND you must pre-buy to get on the list. One ticket per person per order.

Come on out. Support. Enjoy!

This will be LIVE at our 2643 N High St location

The Nest Theatre is now a cashless operation. Payment will be handled by card, or exact change. Thanks!

Looking to learn stand-up comedy the Nest way? We build off principles learned in our Level 1 Improv Class. Once you’ve completed Level 1 you will have met the prerequisite of our seasonal stand-up class! Sign up for Level 1 and see for yourself!

*Online ticket sales for this show close at 6:00pm. If it is after 6:00pm on day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Del Close Night 3/8 8:00pm

Del Close Night 3/8 8:00pm
$10 online*/ $15 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

Del Close was instrumental in the expansion and growth of improvisation. Specifically, longform: one suggestion informing the entire piece. Charna Halpern was running Improv Olympix (soon to be known as iO) and reached out to Del after hearing he had departed Second City. Del believed that improv was it’s own art form…Second City believed it was a tool to use for crafting written sketches and nothing more. Del Close wanted to be able to work on what was known as an unplayable form: The Harold and agreed to join Charna if he could teach that form. The rest is history.

Del also was responsible for a lot of the “spooky” improv forms. TONIGHT we bring you a few: The Bat, The Invocation, and a longform set inspired by something special…

Nest owners Tara DeFrancisco and Rance Rizzutto trained, performed, and taught at iO in Chicago for years before moving to Columbus (Tara’s hometown). Charna Halpern gave them Del’s Word Ball: an orb filled with thousands of plastic slips with words to be used as suggestions. This improv relic will be used in this show!

If you’re super short on cash, we’ve included a half off ticket. Students may use their student IDs to attend for free.

This will be LIVE at our new location

2643 N High St

*The Nest Theatre is now a cashless operation. Payment will be handled by card, or exact change. Thanks!

Improv isn’t just great for performance, it is perfect for helping with public speaking, team-building, or just generally being a more open and positive person. Sign up for a class and see for yourself!

*Online ticket sales for this show close at 6:00pm. If it is after 6:00pm on day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

Dual Duel 3/8 9:30pm

Dual Duel 3/8 9:30pm
$13 online*/ $18 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

A contest of Duos! Three improv Duos will compete for your votes in hopes that they will move on to the semi-finals and maybe…just maybe…THE DUAL DUEL FINALS!

Tonight’s Competitors: Katie & Alyssa, Jared & Lauren, and Scott & LT!

This will be LIVE at our 2643 N High St location

*The Nest Theatre is now a cashless operation. Payment will be handled by card, or exact change. Thanks!

Improv isn’t just great for performance, it is perfect for helping with public speaking, team-building, or just generally being a more open and positive person. Sign up for a class and see for yourself!

*Online ticket sales for this show close at 6:30pm. If it is after 6:30pm on day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

The Rumble – Shortform Improv 3/9 8:00pm

The Rumble – Shortform Improv 3/9 8:00pm
$15 online*/ $20 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

A cast of hilarious players in a Battle Royale of comedy games!

This show is great for date nights, parties, coworkers, families, and those craving a little competition. Shortform improvisation has been popularized by shows like Whose Line? & Wild’n Out, and we bring our twist to you! Fast paced, playful, interactive, and funny – you’ll get to see our players weave through games fueled by your suggestions before ultimately reaching the elimination rounds to ultimately decide the night’s winner!

This will be LIVE at our 2643 N High St location

*The Nest Theatre is now a cashless operation. Payment will be handled by card, or exact change. Thanks!

Improv isn’t just great for performance, it is perfect for helping with public speaking, team-building, or just generally being a more open and positive person. Sign up for a class and see for yourself!

*Online ticket sales for this show close at 6:30pm. If it is after 6:30pm on day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

2 Girls 1 Deck 3/14 7:30pm

2 Girls 1 Deck 3/14 7:30pm
$10
Ages 16+
in the Bluebird Studio

The Bluebird Studio is located inside The Nest Theatre. It is our more intimate experimental space. Seating is EXTREMELY limited, so don’t delay!

Tonight features 2 Girls, 1 Deck! Two Long Island psychics share the power of one Tarot deck to behold your fortune or folly.

This will be LIVE at our 2643 N High St location

*The Nest Theatre is now a cashless operation. Payment will be handled by card, or exact change. Thanks!

Improv isn’t just great for performance, it is perfect for helping with public speaking, team-building, or just generally being a more open and positive person. Sign up for a class and see for yourself!

*Online ticket sales for this show close at 6:00pm. If it is after 6:00pm on day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

HERE the Musical 3/15 8pm

HERE the Musical 3/15 8pm
$15 online*/$20 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

HERE the Musical is a feat of improvisation – a two person, fully improvised musical play. In HERE the Musical, the players get one suggestion to inspire theme through an opening number, create characters and storylines inspired by the theme, and effortlessly weave the strings together to discover one piece. Not one ounce of music has been pre-conceived before the show begins.

Tara DeFrancisco and Rance Rizzutto began touring this show well before moving to Columbus to start The Nest Theatre. They have toured this show to 80+ cities in 24+ countries! Bring your friends out to experience HERE for yourself.

Opening for HERE: Level 4 core curriculum students!

This will be LIVE at our 2643 N High St location

*The Nest Theatre is now a cashless operation. Payment will be handled by card, or exact change. Thanks!

Improv isn’t just great for performance, it is perfect for helping with public speaking, team-building, or just generally being a more open and positive person. Sign up for a class and see for yourself!

*Online ticket sales for this show close at 6:30pm. If it is after 6:30pm on day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

Dual Duel Semi-Finals 3/15 9:30pm

Dual Duel Semi-Finals 3/15 9:30pm
$14 online*/ $18 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

A contest of Duos! Three improv Duos will compete for your votes in hopes that they will move on to the semi-finals and maybe…just maybe…THE DUAL DUEL FINALS!

Tonight’s Competitors, first round winners: Ben & Justin, Paul & Emily, Melissa & Rachel, and Kris & Grace!

This will be LIVE at our 2643 N High St location

*The Nest Theatre is now a cashless operation. Payment will be handled by card, or exact change. Thanks!

Improv isn’t just great for performance, it is perfect for helping with public speaking, team-building, or just generally being a more open and positive person. Sign up for a class and see for yourself!

*Online ticket sales for this show close at 6:30pm. If it is after 6:30pm on day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!