Improv Death Match Celebrates Its One-Year Anniversary with Thursday's Show at Mahall's


Produced by Sam Dee, the founder of Mass Hysteria, Cleveland's "female-focused" comedy festival, Improv Death Match celebrates its one-year anniversary with a special show that takes place at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at Mahall’s 20 Lanes in Lakewood.

In the competition, each troupe performs a 20-minute set based on an audience suggestion. One prevails as the evening’s winner. Each round is presented under the “watchful” eye of the "sword-wielding executioner" and the audience while performers give what might be their last unscripted performance. Each show kicks off with an "open jam" featuring audience members performing short-form improv games on stage.

Thursday’s show will feature This Improvised Life, a local improv/storytelling group, Funemployed, a long-form group from Lakewood created from Michael Busch classes, and the Houde Rats, short-form troupe from the Houde School of Acting.

Admission is $5.

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