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Storyteller Improv & ROT 12/28 8:30pm

Storyteller Improv 12/28 8:30pm
$10 online*/ $12 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

The Storyteller Improv 12/28 show is fun-filled with your suggestions inspiring TRUE stories from the cast. The improvisers then do scenes inspired by the stories! Always fun!

Opening for Storyteller will be ROT!

Storyteller is one of the oldest teams at The Nest Theatre. This team is formed from Columbus improv veterans who are among our first students at The Nest. Therefore, they exemplify the improv style brought to the city by The Nest Theatre owners.

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 sales end at 5:30pm day of show. It will say “SOLD OUT” below until 5:30pm if there are no more tickets. If it is after 5:30pm call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

ComedySportz 12/28 7:00pm

ComedySportz 12/28 7:00pm
$10 online*/ $12 at the door if not sold out
All Ages

ComedySportz is arguably the most famous shortform comedy show in the world. The ComedySportz 12/28 match features two teams of improvisational performers (players) competing in various improv games and performing scenes, with audience members judging the results and awarding points. In every match, a CSz referee monitors the action, awarding points and administering fouls as necessary. The flavor is somewhat like the television show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, though ComedySportz precedes that show’s debut by over 4 years. CSz is a high-energy hilarious experience, and appropriate for all audiences – all ages, all welcome.

*Online sales end at 5:30pm day of show. It will say “SOLD OUT” below until 5:30pm if there are no more tickets. If it is after 5:30pm call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

ComedySportz 12/27 8:00pm

ComedySportz 12/27 8:00pm
$10 online*/$12 at the door if not sold out
All Ages

ComedySportz is arguably the most famous shortform comedy show in the world. The ComedySportz 12/27 match features two teams of improvisational performers (players) competing in various improv games and performing scenes, with audience members judging the results and awarding points. In every match, a CSz referee monitors the action, awarding points and administering fouls as necessary. The flavor is somewhat like the television show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, though ComedySportz precedes that show’s debut by over 4 years. CSz is a high-energy hilarious experience, and appropriate for all audiences – all ages, all welcome.

*Online sales end at 6:30pm day of show. It will say “SOLD OUT” below until 6:30pm if there are no more tickets. If it is after 6:30pm 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 12/21 8:30pm

Here the Musical 12/21 8:30pm
Tickets $12
Ages 16+

HERE the Musical is a feat of improvisation – a two person, fully improvised musical play. In the HERE the Musical 12/21 show, 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. Music improvised by David Schmoll!

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 60+ cities in 22+ countries! Bring your friends out to experience HERE for yourself.

Opening for HERE will be Fresh and New!

*Online sales end at 6:30pm day of show. It will say “SOLD OUT” below until 6:30pm if there are no more tickets. If it is after 6:30pm call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

ComedySportz 12/21 7:00pm

ComedySportz 12/21 7:00pm
$10 online*/ $12 at the door if not sold out
All Ages

ComedySportz is arguably the most famous shortform comedy show in the world. The ComedySportz 12/21 match features two teams of improvisational performers (players) competing in various improv games and performing scenes, with audience members judging the results and awarding points. In every match, a CSz referee monitors the action, awarding points and administering fouls as necessary. The flavor is somewhat like the television show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, though ComedySportz precedes that show’s debut by over 4 years. CSz is a high-energy hilarious experience, and appropriate for all audiences – all ages, all welcome.

*Online sales end at 5:30pm day of show. It will say “SOLD OUT” below until 5:30pm if there are no more tickets. If it is after 5:30pm call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

Anonymous 12/20 8:00pm

Anonymous 12/20 8:00pm
$10 online*/$12 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

Your secrets…our show! The Anonymous 12/20 show 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.

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: Andrew Johnson, Carolyn Pierre-Louis, Michael Tonovitz, Jonathan DeMuth, Tara DeFrancisco, Robin Starr, Rance Rizzutto, John Kuhn, Ella Palardi, Wendy Korwin

Opening for Anonymous will be the Fresh and New!

*Online sales end at 6:30pm day of show. It will say “SOLD OUT” below until 6:30pm if there are no more tickets. If it is after 6:30pm call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

Musical Improv MIXTAPE 12/14 9:30pm

Musical Improv MIXTAPE 12/14 9:30pm
$10 online*/ $12 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

The Musical Improv ensemble mixes longform improv with musical magic. All of the singing is improvised in the Musical Improv MIXTAPE 12/14 show, and all of the music is improvised on keys by David Schmoll! Every scene is the suggestion for the next, creating an improvisational Mixtape in an inspirational chain-reaction.

Opening for Mixtape will be DeMuth & Teeters!

Joe Teeters and Jonathan DeMuth are DeMuth and Teeters! This veteran improv duo, and recent Improv Wars Champion, takes your suggestion as a launch pad for a journey through comedy, drama, and the absurd.

*Online sales end at 6:30pm day of show. It will say “SOLD OUT” below until 6:30pm if there are no more tickets. If it is after 6:30pm call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

Trio Lounge Singers 12/14 8:00pm

Trio Lounge Singers 12/14 8:00pm
$10 online*/$12 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

*ORIGINAL SHOW!* Three lounge singers from the Melody Ranch Motel bring the lounge act to the Nest – where the songs are about the people they meet in the crowd. They bring their “talents” (along with their baggage as a trio) to us for a night of improvised music and comedy. Get ready for for this Trio Lounge Singers 12/14 show!

Starring DeFrancisco, Price, and Rizzutto with Musical Direction by David Schmoll – all in character, all night.

Opening for Trio will be Glenn!

*Online sales end at 6:30pm day of show. It will say “SOLD OUT” below until 6:30pm if there are no more tickets. If it is after 6:30pm call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

ComedySportz 12/13 8:00pm

ComedySportz 12/13 8:00pm
$10 online*/$12 at the door if not sold out
All Ages

ComedySportz is arguably the most famous shortform comedy show in the world. The ComedySportz 12/13 match features two teams of improvisational performers (players) competing in various improv games and performing scenes, with audience members judging the results and awarding points. In every match, a CSz referee monitors the action, awarding points and administering fouls as necessary. The flavor is somewhat like the television show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, though ComedySportz precedes that show’s debut by over 4 years. CSz is a high-energy hilarious experience, and appropriate for all audiences – all ages, all welcome.

*Online sales end at 6:30pm day of show. It will say “SOLD OUT” below until 6:30pm if there are no more tickets. If it is after 6:30pm call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

Word – Live Literature 12/12 7:00pm

Word – Live Literature 12/12 7:00pm
Tickets $5*
Ages 16+

The Word – Live Literature 12/12 show is an hour of live literature! In the spirit of The Moth and other story shows, this will feature pre-scheduled storytellers! The theme will be “Home for the Holidays.”

Stick around afterwards for boardgames!

*Online sales end at 5:30pm day of show. It will say “SOLD OUT” below until 5:30pm if there are no more tickets. If it is after 5:30pm call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!