The annual Gatlinburg Improv Fest takes place again this year at Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre on Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2, 2019. In its eighth year, the five-show festival features nineteen different improv troupes from Atlanta, Orlando, Cincinnati, Columbia, South Carolina, Saskatoon Canada, and all over Tennessee.
Show times are Friday at 8 PM and 10 PM, and Saturday at 6 PM, 8 PM, and 10 PM. The Gatlinburg Improv Comedy Fest has been called the Best Improv Festival in the area – and that’s by the other improv shows! Check out the complete show schedule below.
Friday, March 1 at 8 PM
- Cumberland Striptease — Not to worry, that’s just their name. University of Tennessee students with lots of energy.
- WordPlayers Playback — A popular Knoxville troupe uses dialogue, movement, and music to bring audience member’s real-life stories to life.
- ISP Involuntary Sports Party — Sketch comedy and improv performed by UT undergrads.
- Improv Jam/Soap Opera — Gatlinburg’s funniest jam, bar none.
Friday, March 1 at 10 PM
- Tommorowquest Theater — A hilarious mix of sketch, standup, and improv comedy imported from Columbia, South Carolina.
- Four First Names — Veteran long-form duo from Orlando with over thirty years of combined experience.
- Nashville Improv — Accomplished troupe, recently featured on Hidden America with Jonah Ray.
- Two Sketchy Dames — Two sketchy, but funny, dames from Cincinnati Ohio do sketch comedy and improv, as well.
Saturday, March 2 at 6 PM
- Shenanigans — Also known as SHEnanigans, Saskatoon’s newest all-female improv comedy troupe.
- The Maybe Pile — Chattanooga’s funniest, and perennial festival favorite.
- My Four Dads — Back by popular demand.
- Full Disclosure — This Nashville based octet has played festivals from Atlanta to New York City.
Saturday, March 2 at 8 PM
- M-Prov — Murfreesboro’s premier improv comedy group.
- Underhanded Improv — A two-man improv group from Chicago that perfectly blends puppetry and improv.
- Einstein Simplified — A Knoxville favorite for over twenty-five years performs short form improv.
- Highwire Comedy Co — Atlanta improv instructors take the stage to practice what they teach.
Saturday, March 2 at 10 PM
- Reasonably Priced Babies — Hailing from Asheville N.C. and the Winners of Skippy Flapjack’s “Happy Funtime Literature Award for Pronoun Exploration.”
- Low Key Bush — Another fan favorite returns for 2019.
- The Cardigan Party — A long form troupe also based out of the Highwire Comedy Company in Atlanta.
- Blue Plate Special — The Greenville group returns to close the festival with short-form improv at its best.
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre is located at Traffic Light #3 in Gatlinburg.
Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre
461 Parkway (Traffic Light #3)
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
What is improv? Improv performers use no script or pre-rehearsed dialogue. They spontaneously create stories, characters, and dialogue on the fly, often only from audience suggestions. Audience members may be asked to come up on stage and join in on the fun, as well. The Gatlinburg Improv Comedy Fest 2019 is a very funny event the whole family will love.
Also see our guide to year-round Comedy Shows in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.
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