Events

Commando 1/27 8:00pm

Commando 1/27 8:00pm
$12 online*/ $13 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

Commando takes a suggestions from the audience for each and every scene! Come out and get ready to shout them out!

Opening for Commando: The Nest Grads!

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!

Dual Duel 1/27 9:30pm

Dual Duel 1/27 9:30pm
$12 online*/ $13 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!

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!

Pun Shout Competition 1/28 8:00pm

Pun Shout Competition 1/28 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 6:00pm. If it is after 5:30pm 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 2/2 7:30pm

Stand-Up Surprise 2/2 7:30pm
Tickets $8.50*
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 5:30pm 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!

Anonymous 2/3 8:00pm

Anonymous 2/3 8:00pm
$15 online*/$16 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 nonanonymous story to inspire our choices!

For improv connoisseurs, it’s a slice of hit shows Storyteller/Living Room, part ComedySportz Blind Date, and part “Mortified”; For those just looking for a great time – This show promises something for everyone.

Cast: Nathan Berg, Tara DeFrancisco, Andrew Johnson, Leny Matos, Bryan Murphy, Ella Palardi, Kit Parsons, Carolyn Pierre-Louis, David Price, Rance Rizzutto, and Michael Tonovitz

Opening for Anonymous will be: The Nest Grads!

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!

Dual Duel 2/3 9:30pm

Dual Duel 2/3 9:30pm
$12 online*/ $13 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!

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!

ComedySportz 2/4 8:00pm

ComedySportz 2/4 8:00pm
$15 online*/$16 at the door if not sold out
$12 Children 6-10 years old
All Ages

Two teams face off for laughter, applause, and points in this competitive show. A referee interacts with the fans and even uses the occasional audience volunteer! This show is all-ages, great for date nights, parties, and the family. Created in 1984, CSz is known all over the world and has inspired television shows like Whose Line? & Wild’n Out, and has run in Columbus since 2017. (All Ages permitted, The Nest’s only “for everyone” show)

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!

High School League: Improv for Freshmen-Seniors

High School League: Improv for Freshmen-Seniors

Do you know a funny high schooler just itching to get on stage? Loves playing? Creative thinker? Lots of energy? Smart, thoughtful, kind? Do you want that student to thrive by learning collaboration and feeling joy by co-creating with others? Improvisation is the way!

Welcome to The Nest Theatre’s High School League! A five-week experience for high school freshmen to seniors to try improv and play their hearts out.

All kinds of people do improvisation; The benefits are multiple in the regular world – both for the extroverts that are seeking focus and sharpness, and the witty introverts that just need a little encouragement towards confident behavior. At the Nest, we truly believe if all kids had an improv class in formative years, the world would be a better place.

THIS IS OUR ONLY WINTER SESSION – for high school freshmen to seniors only!
Classes are Thursdays 4:30-6:00pm
Feb 9, 16, 23, Mar 2
Performance at 7pm March 9th for guardians and friends!
Our teachers are licensed and education-based. Our ethos is about fun and inclusion. Come play with us and see for yourself the change and joy this art form can bring!

 

 

Stand-Up Gary Meikle 2/9 7:30pm

Stand-Up Gary Meikle 2/9 7:30pm
Tickets $28
Ages 16+

Award winning comedian and viral sensation Gary Meikle brings his 3rd tour show entitled “2.5” to America! Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Gary has entertained a global audience and toured extensively in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and his native UK.

Gary draws material from his uproarious real-life experiences, from his perspective as a single parent and granddad, captivating his audiences with his relatable, anecdotal, and observational comedy.

With over 500 million views online and over 120,000 people in attendance at his recent tour shows, Gary invites you to come along and be part of his unique and hilarious journey.

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 5:30pm 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!

HERE the Musical 2/10 8:00pm

HERE the Musical 2/10 8:00pm
$15 online*/$16 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 will be: The Nest Grads!

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!