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The 2017 Ottawa Improv Festival features improvisational comedy and theatre — totally made up on the spot — from some of the top performers from Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Chicago. The festival runs four nights (March 8 to 11) at Arts Court Theatre and Studio.

Wednesday night

It’s International Women’s Day and we’re holding our third annual Shelarious fundraiser! Come to a night of standup, music and improv — featuring female and non-binary performers — plus a celebration of awesome women in our community. Proceeds go to charity. Doors at 6:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.
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Thursday night

It’s #supportlocal night! We celebrate all the awesome improv groups Ottawa has to offer. If you’ve ever wanted to join the community, tonight’s the perfect time to meet everyone and dive in! Doors at 6:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.
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Friday and Saturday night

Top improv comedians from Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Chicago do what they do best, with a range of performances from improvised action movies to dark comedy to fast-and-furious sketches. Doors at 6:30 p.m., shows start at 7 p.m. and run all night (one ticket gets you in for all of the night’s programming). Plus special late-night programming, like improvised standup.
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