Events

Level 1 Class – Mondays

Welcome to the formal program of improvisational training! Whether you want to perform, be better at team work or presentation for your job, or just be more engaged with your friends and family, this is the place to start!

In this course, we’ll jump into the beautiful world of “Yes, And” and study beginning fundamentals like basic games and the advantages of collaborative group work. We’ll enjoy exercises, talk basic theory, dive into basic scenework, push through object & environment, and establish the importance of relationship and truth onstage – and have an incredible amount of fun, getting away with pretending as adults.

IMPORTANT: Attending the first class is mandatory. See our Refund Policy for details.

5-Weeks
Instructors: Tara DeFrancisco and Rance Rizzutto
Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm
Jul 29, Aug 5, 12, 19, 26

The Nest is a registered Safe/Brave Space in the state of Ohio and we amplify underserved people in the arts, including BIPOC, LGBTIQ, PwD, those over 65, and Veterans.

the li’l Standup Showcase – Columbus Comedy Festival @ The Nest! 8/14 7pm

the li’l standup Showcase – Columbus Comedy Festival @ The Nest!
Wednesday 8/14  – 630 doors & drinks / 7pm show
Tickets $12 online only; $15 at door
live in The Birdhouse – 2649 N. High Street 2nd floor, the newest stage

We’re delighted to partner with Columbus Comedy Festival to celebrate so many wonderful acts in our city – and this time, just like our own Nestival – CCF brings lots of special guests over the entire week/weekend! Wednesday standup showcase features the following comics doing 8 minute sets, all hosted in our beloved Birdhouse Stage.

Features at this show are:
Allison McBane (Cbus)
Alex Harshaw (CBus)
Hannah Belmont (Chicago, IL)
Goodie Hendrixson (CBus)
Alex Dutton (CBus)
Zach Funk (Pittsburgh)
Hosted by Justin Jensen (CBus)

 

Please note this theatre is up one flight of stairs – the entrance is off our rear parking lot at 2649. Doors shut at 7pm, so we strongly recommend arriving before 650pm. 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 5:00pm. If it is after 5:00pm on day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

the li’l Standup Showcase – Columbus Comedy Festival @ The Nest! 8/15 7pm

the li’l standup Showcase – Columbus Comedy Festival @ The Nest!
Thursday 8/15  – 630 doors & drinks / 7pm show
Tickets $12 online only; $15 at door
live in The Birdhouse – 2649 N. High Street 2nd floor, the newest stage

We’re delighted to partner with Columbus Comedy Festival to celebrate so many wonderful acts in our city – and this time, just like our own Nestival – CCF brings lots of special guests over the entire week/weekend! The Thursday standup showcase features the following comics doing 8 minute sets, all hosted in our beloved Birdhouse Stage.

Features at this show are:
Kerry Stevens (Chicago)
Rochelle Collins (CBus)
Leslie Battle (CBus)
Jesse Pimpinella (CBus)
Nnenna Onyema (Brooklyn)
Angie Healey (CBus)
Hosted by the wonderful Bridjet Mendy (with Tara DeFrancisco + Rance Rizzutto on deck to help out where needed)

Please note this theatre is up one flight of stairs – the entrance is off our rear parking lot at 2649. Doors shut at 7pm, so we strongly recommend arriving before 650pm. 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 5:00pm. If it is after 5:00pm on day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.