CIT 9 (2015-2016)

Here are the archives for the 9th year of the College Improv Tournament, which spanned from Fall 2015 to Spring 2016. Enjoy!

 

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Regionals

This year’s College Improv Tournament Regional Competitions will be held throughout the country on select Saturdays between November 2015 to February 2016. The winners from each of regional match will then compete in Chicago at the College Improv Tournament National Championships in March 2016!

Regionals are scheduled as follows. As dates solidify, this page will be updated with further info.

  • November 14, 2015: New England Regional @ Improv Boston in Cambridge, MA
  • December 5, 2015: Heartland Regional @ Comedy City in Kansas City, MO
  • December 12, 2015: Liberty Bell Regional @ Philly Improv Theater in Philadelphia, PA
  • December 12, 2015: Upper Midwest Regional @ HUGE Theater in Minneapolis, MN
  • January 16, 2016: Big Apple Regional @ The Magnet Theater in New York City, NY
  • January 23, 2016: Lower Midwest Regional @ Zoo Improv in Champaign, IL
  • January 23, 2016: Northwest Regional @ Jet City Improv in Seattle, WA
  • January 23, 2016: Southwest Regional @ The Station Theater in Houston, TX
  • January 30, 2016: Chicago Open Regional @ CSZ Theater Chicago in Chicago, IL
  • January 30, 2016: Florida Regional @ Florida Studio Theater in Sarasota, FL
  • February 20 & 21, 2016: Windy City Regional @ CSZ Theater Chicago in Chicago, IL
  • DATE TBA (Late January): Golden Gate Regional @ Un-Scripted Theater Company in San Francisco, CA
  • DATE TBA (Early February): South Regional @ Whole World Improv Theater in Atlanta, GA
  • DATE TBA: West Coast Regional in Los Angeles, CA

 

**The Chicago Open (this is a new regional for CIT) is open to any team in the country not from the Chicago area that wants to come play in Chicago.

***The Windy City Regional is now officially available to only those teams from Chicago’s city and suburbs.

Big Apple Regional

This year’s 2015-2016 Big Apple Regional will take place at the Magnet Theater in New York City, NY! The regional will take place on January 16, 2016 and feature teams from the Big Apple area. Check out the schedule below!

Tickets will be sold in the Magnet Theater box office on the day of the tournament.
-Preliminary matches are $10 for adults, $5 for students
-The Finals match will be $15 for adults, $10 for students

Magnet Theater is located at 254 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001.
For a map to the Magnet, click here!

 

12:00 PM Preliminary Match

  • Deep Dish Pizzaz – West Chester University
  • Combo Za – Williams College
  • The Pappy Parker Players – Binghamton University

2:00 PM Preliminary Match

  • Mission Improv-able – American University
  • Quipfire! Improv Comedy – Princeton University
  • Improv Technicians – New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Off Center – Stevens Institute of Technology

4:00 PM Preliminary Match

  • Dangerbox – New York University
  • Juice – Savannah College of Art of Design
  • Horse Lincoln Improv – University of Connecticut
  • The Exit Players – Yale University

7:00 PM Finals Match

  • Wildcard Winner
  • 12PM Preliminary Winner
  • 2PM Preliminary Winner
  • 4PM Preliminary Winner

 

This year’s Big Apple Regional will also feature (for the first time) an improv jam for all teams competing in CIT! The College Improv Tournament is partnering with the NYU Student Improv Jam to host this free jam. Check out the Facebook event by clicking here!

This jam is for all participating CIT teams and will be held at NYU’s Pless Building (36 Washington Place, New York NY) downstairs in the basement acting studio. The Jam will be held on FRIDAY, JAN. 15 from 7pm – 9pm. Hope to see you there!

Big thanks to the NCY Student Improv Jam for hosting the CIT Jam. Stay tuned for more info!!

Chicago Open Regional

This year’s Chicago Open Regional will feature teams from across the country competing in Chicago. The Chicago Open Regional will take place in in Chicago, Illinois on January 30, 2106. Preliminary rounds will be at CSZ Theater Chicago, and finals will be at iO’s The Mission Theater!

Tickets will be sold the day of in the CSZ Theater Chicago box office on the day of the match, or can be purchased online here (Ticketmaster fees do apply): TICKETS

Tickets for Finals at The Mission Theater can be purchased the night of the tournament.

We’re also partnering with The Crowd Theater (3935 N. Broadway, Chicago IL) for our first ever CIT Chicago Open Jam! The Jam will take place that night after prelims at 7pm, and is only $5! Come see all of our CIT teams mix together for one performance only!

MATCH SCHEDULE BELOW:

CSZ THEATER CHICAGO:

12:00 PM Preliminary Match
• The Merely Players – Carthage College
• Lincoln’s Security Detail – Illinois College
• Midnight Book Club – University of Michigan
Full Frontal Comedy – Indiana University

2:00 PM Preliminary Match
• Goldfish Owner – University of Wisconsin-Madison
• The Impro-fessionals – University of Michigan
• Bad Genetics – Bowling Green State University
• Stepford – Savannah College of Art and Design

4:00 PM Preliminary Match
• Grandma Mojo’s Moonshine Revival – Iowa State University
• Square Wheels – Viterbo University
• Left Right TIM – University of Colorado at Boulder
• VUDU Comedy – Valparaiso University

IO CHICAGO – THE MISSION THEATER:

12AM Finals Match
• Wildcard Winner
• 12 PM Preliminary Winner
• 2 PM Preliminary Winner
• 4 PM Preliminary Winner

 

Massive thanks to CSz Theater and The Mission Theater for all their help in making this regional a success!

To learn more about what CSz has to offer, check out their Training Programs
Additionally, iO Chicago hosts a variety of classes throughout the year – learn more about their Training Center

Southeast Regional

This year’s first ever Southeast regional was held at Florida Studio Theater in Sarasota FL!

January 30, 2016
Florida Studio Theater (1241 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236)

2:00 PM Preliminary Match

Moon Calf – University of Georgia
Ringling Improv Troupe – Ringling College of Art and Design
Sad Dads – Savannah College of Art and Design
The Treblemakers – University of Florida

4:00 PM Preliminary Match

 

Benefits – University of South Florida
The Comedy Friends – New College of Florida
Quack. – Savannah College of Art and Design

9PM Finals Match

 

Wildcard Winner
2 PM Preliminary Winner
4 PM Preliminary Winner

Golden Gate Regional

This year’s 2015-2016 Golden Gate Regional will take place at the Un-Scripted Theater Company andCustom Made Theatre in San Francisco, CA! The regional date will be held on Feburary 21st, 2016.

Tickets will be sold in the Un-Scripted Theater Company’s box office on the day of the tournament.
-Preliminary matches are $10 for adults, $5 for students
-The Finals match will be $15 for adults, $10 for students

The Un-Scripted Theater Company and Custom Made are located at 533 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.
For a map to the theaters, click here!

12:00 PM Preliminary Match @ Custom Made Theatre
• Beast Infection – Santa Clara University
• Best Laid Plans – University of California Berkeley
• Awkward Silence – University of San Francisco

2:00 PM Preliminary Match @ Custom Made Theatre
TBD Comedy – University of California Berkeley
• Hustle Sprouts – Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
• SImps – Stanford University

4:00 PM Preliminary Match @ Un-Scripted Theater Company
• Laughtometrists – Santa Clara University
• Absolute Improv – University of Oregon
• 8th Street Improv – Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

7:00 PM Finals Match @ Un-Scripted Theater Company
• Wildcard Winner
• 12 PM Preliminary Winner
• 2 PM Preliminary Winner
• 4 PM Preliminary Winner

Heartland Regional

This year’s 2015-2016 Heartland Regional will take place at ComedyCity in Kansas City, MO! The regional will be held on December 5, 2015 and featured teams from around the Heartland area.

Preliminary matches are $10 for adults, $5 for students
The Finals match will be $15 for adults, $10 for students

ComedyCity is located at 3600 Broadway, Suite 107, Kansas City, MO  64111 in the Uptown Shoppes center.
For a map to Comedy City, click here!

Check out the match schedule below!!

 

12:00 PM Preliminary Match

  • Zoiks – Emporia State University
  • Tit Punch – University of Missouri
  • Watch Party – Missouri State University
  • MVC Flatliners – Missouri Valley College

2:00 PM Preliminary Match

  • Some Assembly Required – University of Northern Iowa
  • Christmas at Dad’s (and Helen’s) – Kansas State University
  • The Great White Narcs – University of Iowa

4:00 PM Preliminary Match

  • Subject To Change – Kansas State University
  • Four Finger Sally – University of Missouri
  • Laugh Track and Field – University of Arkansas

10:00 PM Finals Match

  • Wildcard Winner
  • 12 PM Preliminary Winner
  • 2 PM Preliminary Winner
  • 4 PM Preliminary Winner

Liberty Bell Regional

This year’s 2015-2016 Liberty Bell Regional will take place at the Philly Improv Theater in Philadelphia, PA! The regional will take place on December 12, 2016 and feature teams from the Liberty Bell region.

Tickets will be sold in the Philly Improv Theater box office on the day of the tournament.
-Preliminary matches are $10 for adults, $5 for students
-The Finals match will be $15 for adults, $10 for students

The Philly Improv Theater is located at 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
For a map to the PHIT, click here!

Check out the match schedule below!

1:00 PM Preliminary Match
• The Loaf – Shenandoah University
• Erasable Inc – University of Maryland
• Drexel Football Team – Drexel University

4:00 PM Preliminary Match
The Buttered Niblets – Johns Hopkins University
• The Bureau – University of Maryland
• Soviet Purgatory – Albright College

7:00 PM Finals Match
• Wildcard Winner
• 1 PM Preliminary Winner
• 4 PM Preliminary Winner

Lower Midwest Regional

This year’s CIT 2015-2016 Lower Midwest Regional will take place in in Champaign, Illinois on January 23, 2016! The regional will be hosted by Zoo Improv in the SoDo Theater.

Note: The Lower Midwest Regional’s area includes downstate Illinois, as well as all of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio.

Tickets will be sold the day of in the Zoo Improv box office on the day of the match.
Check out the match schedule below!

For a map to the SoDo Theater, click here!

 

1:00 PM Preliminary Match
• Giddy Up Cupcake – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
• Looking For The Nearest ATM – University of Missouri
• DeBono Improv – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

3:00 PM Preliminary Match
• Don’t Throw Shoes – College of Wooster
Improv Mafia – Illinois State University
• Spicy Clamato Improv – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

5:00 PM Preliminary Match
• After Hours Improv – Central Michigan University
• Humor Artists – University of Notre Dame
• Roial Improv Players – Michigan State University

8:00 PM Finals Match
• Wildcard Winner
• 1PM Preliminary Winner
• 3PM Preliminary Winner
• 5PM Preliminary Winner

 

Huge thanks to Zoo Improv for all their help in making this regional a success!!

New England Regional

This year’s 2015-2016 New England Regional will take place at ImprovBoston in Cambridge, MA! The regional will be held on November 14, 2015.

Tickets will be sold in the Improv Boston box office on the day of the tournament.
-Preliminary matches are $10 for adults, $5 for students
-The Finals match will be $15 for adults, $10 for students

Improv Boston is located at 40 Prospect St, Cambridge, MA 02139.
For a map to Improv Boston, click here!

Here’s the official match schedule!!

 

11:00 AM Preliminary Match

  • Seriously Bent – Suffolk University
  • The CCE – Boston College
  • OPIUM – Olin College
  • Dead Serious – Wellesley College

1:00 PM Preliminary Match

  • Cheap Sox – Tufts University
  • Immediate Gratification Players – Harvard University
  • Stroopwafel – Emerson College
  • Improvidence – Brown University

3:00 PM Preliminary Match

  • NU & Improv’d – Northeastern University
  • TBA Improv – Brandeis University
  • Improv In Sanity – University of Maine
  • Liquid Fun – Boston University

11:30 PM Finals Match

  • Wildcard Winner
  • 11 PM Preliminary Winner
  • 1 PM Preliminary Winner
  • 3 PM Preliminary Winner

 

Huge thanks to our co-presenting partner, ImprovBoston, for all their help in making this regional possible!

Northwest Regional

This year’s 2015-2016 Northwest Regional will take place at Jet City Improv in Seattle, WA! The regional will take place on January 23, 2016 and feature teams from the Northwest region of the country

Tickets will be sold in the Jet City Improv box office on the day of the tournament.
-Preliminary matches are $10 for adults, $5 for students
-The Finals match will be $15 for adults, $10 for students

Jet City Improv is located at 5510 University Way Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105.
For a map to Jet City Improv, click here!

Check out the match schedule below!

12:00 PM Preliminary Match
• The JV Team – University of Portland
• Ubiquitous They – University of Puget Sound
• The Clay Crows – Pacific Lutheran University
• D1 Improv – Seattle University

2:00 PM Preliminary Match
• Penelope – University of Victoria
• Upset – University of Portland
• Dead Parrots Society – Western Washington University

4:00 PM Preliminary Match
UBC Improv – University of British Columbia
• Contraband Toaster Oven – University of Victoria
• The Collective – University of Washington

10:30 PM Finals Match
• Wildcard Winner
• 12 PM Preliminary Winner
• 2 PM Preliminary Winner
• 4 PM Preliminary Winner

 

Big big thanks to everyone at Jet City Improv for working to make this regional a success! We couldn’t do it without you!

South Regional

This year’s 2015-2016 South Regional will take place at Whole World Improv Theater in Atlanta, GA! The regional will be held on Feburary 13, 2016.

Tickets will be sold in the Whole World Theater box office on the day of the tournament.
-Preliminary matches are $10 for adults, $5 for students
-The Finals match will be $15 for adults, $10 for students

Whole World Theater is located at 1216 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30309.
For a map to the Whole World Theater, click here!

Check out the match schedule below!

12:30 PM Preliminary Match
• Friends Without Benefits – University of Central Florida
• Moose MD – Vanderbilt University
• The Armed Farces – Georgia College and State University
• Coosa River Yacht Club – Berry College

2:30 PM Preliminary Match
• KISS (Kennesaw Improv Society, Stupid!) – Kennesaw State University
• Cosby, Stills, and Nash – Vanderbilt University
• False Profits – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

4:30 PM Preliminary Match
• Improvabilities – Wake Forest College
• Improv Athens – University of Georgia
• The Sunday Group – University of Florida

12:00 AM Finals Match
• Wildcard Winner
• 12:30 PM Preliminary Winner
• 2:30 PM Preliminary Winner
• 4:30 PM Preliminary Winner

 

Thank you to Whole World Theatre and all its volunteers for helping make this regional a success! They’re an incredible organization!

Southwest Regional

This year’s 2015-2016 Southwest Regional will take place at Station Theater in Houston, TX! The regional will take place on January 23, 2015 and feature teams from the Southwest area.

Tickets will be sold in the Station Theater box office on the day of the tournament.
-Preliminary matches are $10 for adults, $5 for students
-The Finals match will be $15 for adults, $10 for students

Station Theater is located at 1230 Houston Avenue, Houston TX, 77007
Phone: (832) 786-0413

For a map to the Station Theater, click here!
Check out the match schedule below!

 

2:00 PM Show
• CIT SOUTHWEST JAM!

4:00 PM Preliminary Match
• Out On A Limb – Northwestern State University
• Work Improvgress – Rice University
• Roll Out The Barrel – University of North Texas
• SNAFU Improv – University of Texas at Austin

6:00 PM Preliminary Match
• Improv Strike Back – Stephen F Austin State University
• Spontaneous Combustion – Rice University
• Gigglepants – University of Texas at Austin
Senseless Acts of Comedy – Texas Christian University

10:00 PM Finals Match
• Wildcard Winner
• 4:00 PM Preliminary Winner
• 6:00 PM Preliminary Winner

 

Thank you to everyone at Station Theater for hosting this regional! To learn more about Station Theater, visit http://www.stationtheater.com/!

Upper Midwest Regional

This year’s 2015-2016 Upper Midwest Regional will take place at HUGE Theater in Minneapolis, MN! The regional will take place on December 12, 2015 and feature teams from the Upper Midwest area.

Tickets will be sold in the HUGE Theater box office on the day of the tournament.
-Preliminary matches are $10 for adults, $5 for students
-The Finals match will be $15 for adults, $10 for students

HUGE Theater is located at 3037 S Lyndale Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408.
For a map to HUGE Theater, click here!

Check out the match schedule below!

 

12:00 PM Preliminary Match

• RunnerUp Comedy Troupe – Winona State University
• Sports Team – University of Minnesota Morris
• Funny Bone Mafia – Carroll University

2:00 PM Preliminary Match

• Breakfast For Dinner – University of Minnesota Morris
• To Be Determined Comedy – North Dakota State University
• Paperback Rhinos – University of Iowa

5:00 PM Finals Match

• Wildcard Winner
• 12 PM Preliminary Winner
• 2 PM Preliminary Winner

West Coast Regional

This year’s 2015-2016 West Coast Regional will take place at The Clubhouse in Los Angeles, CA! The regional date will be held on Feburary 6, 2016.

Tickets will be sold at The Clubhouse box office on the day of the tournament.
-Preliminary Regional matches are $10 for adults, $5 for students
-The Finals match will be $15 for adults, $10 for students

The Clubhouse is located at 1607 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
For a map to The Clubhouse, click here!

1:00PM: CIT West Coast JAM!

3:00 PM Preliminary Match
Improv Inc. – Chapman University – REGIONAL CHAMPION
• Barren Mind Improv – Arizona State University

5:00 PM Preliminary Match
• Not Your Third Grade Teacher – San Diego Mesa College
• Improvability – University of California Santa Barbara

7PM Finals Match
• Wildcard Winner
• 3 PM Preliminary Winner
• 5 PM Preliminary Winner

 

HUGE thanks to everyone at The Clubhouse and their volunteers for all the work they put in towards this regional! We couldn’t have done it without you!

Windy City Regional

This year’s CIT Windy City Regional features 15 teams from Chicago-land area! The Windy City Regional will take place in Chicago, Illinois on February 20th and 21st, 2016. Preliminary rounds will be at CSz Theater Chicago and The Annoyance Theatre on Feburary 20th in the afternoon.

The Windy City Finals will be the following day (Sunday, Feb. 21st), at 2pm in CSz Theater Chicago!

Tickets will be sold the day of in the CSz Theater Chicago and Annoyance Theatre’s box office on the day of the match.

We’re also having a CIT Windy City Regional JAM held the night before at The Crowd Theater! Come out on Friday night at 8pm for a no-holds barred improv jam featuring all the teams in this year’s regional! Only $5!

Check out the match schedule below!

 

CSZ THEATER CHICAGO:

12:00 PM Preliminary Match

  • Joke Zero – Lake Forest College
  • Houston’s Problems – Wheaton College
  • Cat Booty – Columbia College
  • Occam’s Razor – University of Chicago

2:00 PM Preliminary Match

  • Rat King – DePaul University
  • 45 Kings – Loyola University Chicago
  • Shotgun Potluck – Wheaton College
  • Off-Off Campus – University of Chicago

4:00 PM Preliminary Match

  • Droppin $cience – Columbia College Chicago
  • The Queen’s Tears – Northwestern University
  • Legalize Brad – Concordia University Chicago

 

THE ANNOYANCE THEATRE – MAINSTAGE:

3:00 PM Preliminary Match

  • Passionate Mom Society – DePaul University
  • Secret Menu – Wheaton College
  • Latchkey Kid – Loyola University Chicago
  • Noise From The Basement – Dominican University

 

FINALS (FEB. 21ST) AT CSZ THEATER CHICAGO:

2:00 PM Finals Match

  • 12 PM Preliminary Winner (CSz Theater)
  • 2 PM Preliminary Winner (CSz Theater)
  • Time TBA Preliminary Winner (Annoyance Theater)
  • 4 PM Preliminary Winner (CSz Theater)

 

HUGE HUGE thanks to our co-presenting partners, The Annoyance Theater, The Crowd Theater, and CSz Theater Chicago for all their support in making this regional a success. This is consistently one of the largest regionals in the tournament and we couldn’t do it without your support!

To learn more about what The Annoyance Theater has to offer, check out their Classes.
Additionally, CSz Theater Chicago has a Training Center of their own! Check it out HERE!
ALSO, go see a show at The Crowd!! See a full list of shows here: The Crowd Theater

Nationals

The 9th College Improv Tournament National Championships will be held in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, April 23rd 2016 at the Vittum Theater!

Featuring 14 teams from across the country, join us for a day celebrating collegiate improvisation. The winners of our first 4 matches will be declared Super-Regional Champions and will move onto our finals to compete for the title of CIT National Champ!

Tickets for each of the Super Regional matches (11am, 1:30pm, 4pm and 6:30pm) are $15 for students and $20 for the general public.
Tickets for the Championship Match at 9pm are $20 for students, and $25 for the general public.
Additionally, we’re offering an All-Day Pass for $40 for students, and $50 for general public.
You can purchase tickets by clicking HERE!!! Hope to see you in Chicago!

The Vittum Theater is located at 1012 N. Noble Street in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood. Their phone number is (773)342-4141. For their website, click here.

Check out the match schedule below! Be sure to get your tickets early and support your favorite team!

 

East Super-Regional @ 11:00 AM

Dangerbox – New York University
The Bureau – University of Maryland
Off Center – Stevens Institute of Technology
Improvidence – Brown University

South Super-Regional @ 1:30 PM

Senseless Acts of Comedy – Texas Christian University
Sad Dads – Savannah College of Art & Design
Tit Punch – University of Missouri
Improv Athens – University of Georgia

North Super-Regional @ 4:00 PM

Midnight Book Club – University of Michigan
Reflex – Ball State University
Paperback Rhino – University of Iowa
Droppin’ $cience – Columbia College Chicago

West Super-Regional @ 6:30 PM

Improv, Inc. – Chapman University
Christmas at Dad & Helen’s – Kansas State University
Dead Parrots Society – Western Washington University
Stanford Improvisers – Stanford University

National Championship Match @ 9:00 PM

East Super-Regional Winner (TBD)
South Super-Regional Winner (TBD)
North Super-Regional Winner (TBD)
West Super-Regional Winner (TBD)