CIT10 (2016-2017)

These are the archives for the 10th year of the College Improv Tournament, which spanned from Fall 2016 to Spring 2017. Thanks for checking it out!

 

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Regionals

This year’s College Improv Tournament Regional Competitions will be held throughout the country on select Saturdays between November 2016 to January 2017. The winners from each of regional match will then compete in Chicago at the College Improv Tournament National Championships in Feburary 2017!

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

  • November 12, 2016: Big Apple Regional @ The Magnet Theater in New York City, NY
  • November 12, 2016: East Regional @ Baltimore Improv Group in Baltimore, MD
  • November 12, 2016: New England Regional @ Improv Boston in Cambridge, MA
  • November 19, 2016: South Regional @ Whole World Improv Theater in Atlanta, GA
  • November 19, 2016: Southeast Regional @ Florida Studio Theater in Sarasota, FL
  • December 3, 2016: Chicago Open Regional @ CSZ Theater Chicago in Chicago, IL
  • December 3, 2016: Upper Midwest Regional @ HUGE Theater in Minneapolis, MN
  • January 14, 2017: Heartland Regional @ ComedyCity in Kansas City, MO
  • January 14, 2017: Northwest Regional @ Jet City Improv in Seattle, WA
  • January 21, 2017: Southwest Regional @ Station Theater in Houston, TX
  • January 21, 2017: West Coast Regional @ The Torch Theater in Phoenix, AZ
  • January 22, 2017: Golden Gate Regional @ Un-Scripted Theater Company in San Francisco, CA
  • January 28, 2017: Lower Midwest Regional @ Columbus Unscripted in Columbus, OH
  • January 28, 2017: Windy City Regional @ CSZ Theater Chicago in Chicago, IL

 

**The Chicago Open 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.

The 10th College Improv Tournament National Championships will be held in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, Feburary 25th, 2017 at the Vittum Theater!

Big Apple Regional

This year’s 2016-2017 Big Apple Regional took place at the Magnet Theater in New York City, NY! The regional happened on November 12, 2016 and feature teams from the Big Apple area.

We also held a CIT Big Apple Jam the night before on Nov. 11th! Find out more details Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/367680186904087/

Tickets were sold in the Magnet Theater box office on the day of the tournament.

-Preliminary matches were $10 for adults, $5 for students

-The Finals match were $15 for adults, $10 for students

Congrats to our 2016 CIT Big Apple Regional Champion – Dangerbox from New York University!!

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Match Schedule for CIT10 Big Apple Regional:

12:00 PM Preliminary Match

  • Quipfire! Improv Comedy – Princeton University
  • Bad Astronauts – St. John’s University
  • Trudeau’s Angels – Carleton University

2:00 PM Preliminary Match

  • Dangerbox – New York University
  • Improv Technicians – New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Stand Up Productions – Pace University NYC
  • Off Center – Stevens Institute of Technology

4:00 PM Time Slot – $5 ticket for the public

  • The Magnet/CIT Mixer

7:00 PM Finals Match

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

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

Huge thanks to The Magnet Theater for their continued support of the College Improv Tournament! We couldn’t make it to year 10 without you!

Chicago Open Regional

This year’s Chicago Open Regional featured teams from across the country competing in Chicago. The Chicago Open Regional took place in Chicago, Illinois on December 3, 2106. The entirety of the tournament took place at CSZ Theater Chicago, and tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

Congrats to our CIT10 Chicago Open Regional Champion –

Sad Dads from Savannah College of Art and Design!                                   

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Match schedule below:

12:00 PM Preliminary Match

  • Candlelit Breakfast – Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Janice – University of Iowa
  • DeBono Improv – University of Illinois in Urbana-Campaign
  • Midnight Book Club – University of Michigan

2:00 PM Preliminary Match

  • Great White Narcs – University of Iowa
  • Phoenix Improv Company – University of Illinois in Urbana-Campaign
  • Sad Dads – Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Reflex Improv – Ball State University

4PM Finals Match

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

Massive thanks to CSz Theater for their help in making this regional a success!

To learn more about what CSz has to offer, check out their Training Programs

East Coast Regional

This year’s 2016-2017 East Coast Regional was presented by the Baltimore Improv Group in Baltimore, MD!

The regional was held on November 12, 2016 at Single Carrot Theater (2600 N. Howard St. Baltimore, MD 21218)

Tickets were sold in the Single Carrot Theater box office on the day of the tournament.
-Preliminary matches were $10 for adults, $5 for students
-The Finals match were $15 for adults, $10 for students

 

Congratulations to our 2016 CIT East Coast Regional Champion –

The Buttered Niblets from Johns Hopkins University

Match Schedule for CIT10 East Coast Regional:

2:00 PM Preliminary Match

  • The Buttered Niblets – Johns Hopkins University
  • Goucher Improv Team (GIT) – Goucher College
  • Take One! Improv – St. Mary’s College of Maryland

4:00 PM Preliminary Match

  • Soviet Purgatory – Albright College
  • The Bureau – University of Maryland
  • Mission: Improv-able – American University

10:00 PM Finals Match

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

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

Golden Gate Regional

This year’s 2016-2017 Golden Gate Regional took place at the Un-Scripted Theater Company in San Francisco, CA! The regional was held on Sunday, January 22, 2017.

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

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

Congratulations to our Golden Gate Regional Champions –

TBD Comedy from University of California-Berkeley!

MATCH SCHEDULE:

12:00 PM Preliminary Match @ Custom Made Theatre

  • Smile ‘n Nod – Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • SImps – Stanford University
  • Best Laid Plans – University of California Berkeley
  • Awkward Silence – University of San Francisco

2:00 PM Preliminary Match @ Custom Made Theatre

  • Big Big Bongos – Stanford University
  • Inoperable Humor – Santa Clara University
  • TBD Comedy – University of California-Berkeley

4:00 PM Finals Match @ Custom Made Theatre

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

Huge thanks to Un-Scripted Theater Company and Custom Made Theater for all their help in making this regional a success!

Heartland Regional

This year’s 2016-2017 Heartland Regional took place in Kansas City, MO at ComedyCity! We were excited to be back celebrating our 10th year at one of CIT’s oldest regional competitions. This regional featured teams from around the Heartland area, and took place on January 14, 2017!

Preliminary matches were $10 for adults, $5 for students
The Finals match was $15 for adults, $10 for students

Congratulations to our Heartland Regional Champions –

Black and White and Read All Over from Kansas State University!

 

MATCH SCHEDULE:

1:30 PM Preliminary Match

  • Ball Gown – Missouri State University
  • Some Assembly Required – University of Northern Iowa
  • 1995 Chicago Bulls – Kansas State University

2:45 PM Preliminary Match

  • Zoiks! Improv Comedy – Emporia State University
  • TWIT – Colorado College
  • Black and White and Read All Over – Kansas State University

4:00 PM Preliminary Match

  • Laugh Track and Field – University of Arkansas
  • The MVC Flatliners – Missouri Valley College

5PM CIT10 Heartland Regional Champion Winning Announcement

Huge thanks to ComedyCity for everything they’ve done in making this regional a success! We couldn’t have made it to year 10 without your unwavering support!

Lower Midwest Regional

This year’s CIT 2016-2017 Lower Midwest Regional took place in in Columbus, Ohio on January 28th, 2017! The regional was hosted by Columbus Unscripted Theater.

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

Tickets were sold in the Columbus Unscripted Theater box office on the day of the tournament.
-Preliminary matches were $10 for adults, $5 for students
-The Finals match was $15 for adults, $10 for students

Congratulations to our Lower Midwest Regional Champions –

Improv Mafia from Illinois State University!

 

MATCH SCHEDULE:

1:00 PM Match

  • Don’t Throw Shoes – College of Wooster
  • Dope Car – Vanderbilt University
  • Improv Mafia – Illinois State University

2:30 PM Match

  • Roial Improv Players – Michigan State University
  • Spookaloonies – Vanderbilt University

3:15PM – CIT Lower Midwest Regional Winner Announcement

Columbus Unscripted Theater is located at Wild Goose Creative at 2491 Summit St Columbus, OH, 43202.
For a map to Columbus Unscripted Theater, click here!

New England Regional

This year’s 2016-2017 New England Regional took place at ImprovBoston in Cambridge, MA! The regional was held on November 12, 2016.

-Preliminary matches were $10 for adults, $5 for students
-The Finals match was $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!

Congrats to our CIT10 New England Regional Champion –

Liquid Fun from Boston University 

 

MATCH SCHEDULE:

11:00 AM Preliminary Match

  • NU & Improv’d – Northeastern University
  • Office Hours Improv – Bowdoin College
  • OPIUM Improv – Olin College
  • The Immediate Gratification Players – Harvard University

1:00 PM Preliminary Match

  • Horse Lincoln Improv – University of Connecticut
  • Liquid Fun – Boston University
  • Cheap Sox – Tufts University
  • Seriously Bent – Suffolk University

3:00 PM Preliminary Match

  • Dead Serious – Wellesley College
  • TBA Improv – Brandeis University
  • The CCE – Boston College
  • IMPROVidence – Brown 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 2016-2017 Northwest Regional took place at Jet City Improv in Seattle, WA! The regional took place on January 14, 2017 and featured teams from the Northwest region of the country.

Tickets were sold in the Jet City Improv box office on the day of the tournament.
-Preliminary matches were $10 for adults, $5 for students
-The Finals match was $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!

Congratulations to our Northwest Regional Champions –

UBC Improv from University of British Columbia!

MATCH SCHEDULE:

12:00 PM Preliminary Match

  • Ubiquitous They – University of Puget Sound
  • Varsity Nordic – Whitman College
  • The Collective – University of Washington
  • Not Rocket Science – University of Victoria

2:00 PM Preliminary Match

  • Problematic – University of Portland
  • UBC Improv – University of British Columbia
  • Left Right TIM – University of Colorado at Boulder
  • D1 Improv – Seattle University

4:00 PM Preliminary Match

  • The Clay Crows – Pacific Lutheran University
  • Absolute Improv – University of Oregon
  • The Dead Parrots Society – Western Washington University

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 2016-2017 South Regional took place at Whole World Improv Theater in Atlanta, GA! The regional was held on November 19, 2016.

Tickets were sold in the Whole World Theater box office on the day of the tournament.
-Preliminary matches were $10 for adults, $5 for students
-The Finals match was $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!

Congrats to our CIT10 South Regional Champions –

Let’s Try This! from Georgia Tech!

MATCH SCHEDULE:

12:30 PM Preliminary Match

  • Let’s Try This! – Georgia Tech
  • KISS (Kennesaw Improv Society, Stupid!) – Kennesaw State University
  • Dave Matthew’s Band – University of Central Florida

2:30 PM Preliminary Match

  • The Delta Group – University of Florida
  • Friends Without Benefits – University of Central Florida
  • Improv Athens – University of Georgia

4:30 PM Preliminary Match

  • The Sunday Group – University of Florida
  • Rathskellar Comedy Improv Troupe – Emory University
  • The Improvfessionals – The University of Alabama

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!

Southeast Regional

The Southeast Regional was held this year at the Florida Studio Theater in Sarasota, FL! The regional will be held on November 19, 2016!

Tickets were sold in the Florida Studio Theater box office on the day of the tournament.
-Preliminary matches were $10 for adults, $5 for students
-The Finals match were $15 for adults, $10 for students

Florida Studio Theater is located at 1241 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
For a map to Florida Studio Theater, click here!

Congrats to our CIT10 Southeast Regional Champion –

The Milk Routine from New College of Florida!

MATCH SCHEDULE:

3:00 PM Preliminary Match
• The Whale Joke – Florida Gulf Coast University
• Sometimes Why – Stetson University
The Milk Routine – New College of Florida
• Murderfist Shorties – University of South Florida

5:00 PM Preliminary Match
• Drop Of A Hat Improv – Florida Institute of Technology
• The Chuckle Buddies – New College of Florida
• Stormwillow’s Twist – University of South Florida
• The Original Cast – University of Florida

9:00PM Finals Match
• Wildcard Winner
• 3 PM Preliminary Winner
• 5 PM Preliminary Winner

Huge thanks to Florida Studio Theater for partnering with the tournament and making sure this celebration of improv continues to thrive!

Southwest Regional

This year’s 2016-2017 Southwest Regional took place at Station Theater in Houston, TX! The regional happened on January 21, 2017 and featured teams from the Southwest area.

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

Station Theater is located at 1230 Houston Avenue, Houston TX, 77007.

Congratulations to our Southwest Regional Champions –

Senseless Acts of Comedy from Texas Christian University!

For a map to the Station Theater, click here!
MATCH SCHEDULE:

2:00 PM Preliminary Match

  • Led Robster – University of Houston
  • Islander Improv – Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
  • Spontaneous Combustion – Rice University
  • 80% Tupac – Louisiana State University

4:00 PM Preliminary Match

  • ImprovStrikesBack! – Stephen F. Austin State University
  • SNAFU – The University of Texas at Austin
  • Sparky – University of North Texas
  • Freudian Slip – Texas A&M University

6:00 PM Preliminary Match

  • Gigglepants – University of Texas at Austin
  • How About A Panflute – University of North Texas
  • Senseless Acts of Comedy – Texas Christian University

10:00 PM Finals Match

  • Wildcard Winner
  • 2:00 PM Preliminary 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 2016-2017 Upper Midwest Regional took place at HUGE Theater in Minneapolis, MN! The regional took place on December 3, 2016 and featured teams from the Upper Midwest area.

Tickets were 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!

Congrats to our CIT10 Upper Midwest Regional Champion –

Paperback Rhino from University of Iowa!                                                      

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MATCH SCHEDULE:

12:00 PM Preliminary Match

  • Soul Brick – University of Minnesota
  • To Be Determined Comedy – North Dakota State University
  • Sports Team – University of Minnesota Morris
  • Paperback Rhino – University of Iowa

2:00 PM Preliminary Match

  • Funny Bone Mafia – Carroll University
  • Breakfast For Dinner – University of Minnesota Morris
  • RunnerUp Comedy Troupe – Winona State University
  • Square Wheels – Viterbro University

5:00 PM Finals Match

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

HUGE THANKS to HUGE Theater for all their help in making this regional possible!

West Coast Regional

This year’s 2016-2017 West Coast Regional took place at The Torch Theater in Phoenix, AZ! The regional was held on January 21st, 2017.

Tickets were sold in the Torch Theater box office on the day of the tournament.

-Preliminary Regional matches were $10 for adults, $5 for students
-The Finals match was $15 for adults, $10 for students

The Torch Theater is located at 4721 N Central Ave. Phoenix, Arizona, 85012.
For a map, click here!

Congratulations to our West Coast Regional Champions –

Comedy Corner from University of Arizona!

 

MATCH SCHEDULE:

3:00 PM Preliminary Match

  • Barren Mind Improv – Arizona State University
  • Comedy Corner – University of Arizona

10PM Torch Theater Cagematch

  • CIT West Coast Champion VS. The Torch Theater Players

 

Thank you to The Torch Theater for all their help in producing this year’s West Coast Regional!

Windy City Regional

This year’s CIT Windy City Regional took place in Chicago, Illinois on January 28, 2017. The regional took place at CSz Theater Chicago

Tickets were sold the day of in the CSz Theater Chicago box office on the day of the match.

**Note: This regional was restricted to Chicago-area teams only.

Congratulations to our Windy City Regional Champions –

Cat Booty from Columbia College Chicago

MATCH SCHEDULE:

LAUGH OUT LOUD THEATER CHICAGO: 

12:00 PM Preliminary Match

  • Tentacle Cop – Northwestern University
  • 45 Kings – Loyola University Chicago
  • Joke Zero – Lake Forest College

2:00 PM Preliminary Match

  • The Unprofessionals – Concordia University Chicago
  • Out Da Box – Northwestern University
  • Cat Booty – Columbia College Chicago
  • The Rat King – DePaul University

4:00 PM Preliminary Match

  • Droppin $cience – Columbia College Chicago
  • Merely Players – Carthage College
  • Latchkey Kid – Loyola University

CSZ THEATER CHICAGO:

10:00 PM Finals Match

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

 

Enormous thanks to our co-presenting partners CSz Theater Chicago and Laugh Out Loud 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!

Check out CSz Theater Chicago’s Training Center HERE! Check out Laugh Out Loud HERE!

Nationals

The 10th College Improv Tournament National Championships will be held in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, Feburary 25th, 2017 at the Vittum Theater!

Featuring 15 teams from across the country, join us for a day celebrating ten years collegiate improvisation. The winners of our first 5 matches will be declared Super-Regional Champions and will move onto our finals match to compete for the title of CIT National Champ!

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.

Tickets for all matches are $10 for students, $20 for the general public.
All-Day Passes are $20 for students, $35 for adults. –

PURCHASE TICKETS BY CLICKING HERE!!!

 

MATCH SCHEDULE (ALL TIMES CST):

11am / East Super Regional

Big Apple: Dangerbox – New York University

East: The Buttered Niblets – Johns Hopkins University

New England: Liquid Fun – Boston University

1pm / South Super Regional

South: Let’s Try This! – Georgia Tech University

Southeast: The Milk Routine – New College of Florida

Southwest: Senseless Acts of Comedy – Texas Christian University

3pm / North Super Regional

Chicago Open: Sad Dads – Savannah College of Art & Design

Upper Midwest: Paperback Rhino – University of Iowa

Windy City: Cat Booty – Columbia College Chicago

5pm / Midlands Super Regional

Heartland: Black and White and Read All Over – Kansas State University

Lower Midwest: Improv Mafia – Illinois State University

Midwest Open: Full Frontal Comedy – Indiana University

7pm / West Super Regional

Golden Gate: TBD Comedy – University of California-Berkeley

Northwest: UBC Improv – University of British Columbia

West: Comedy Corner – University of Arizona

9pm / Finals 

East Super Regional Winner
South Super Regional Winner
North Super Regional Winner
Midlands Super Regional Winner
West Super Regional Winner

Featured Talent Announced for CIT Nationals Match!

The College Improv Tournament is proud to announce that this year’s on-air talent are all former CIT Champions, each winning the National title during their time participating in CIT. Returning to celebrate the 10th year of the tournament, these improvisors have each excelled in the entertainment field, and we couldn’t be happier to have them with us!

FEATURING:

 

CIT Co-Anchor

Keith Habersberger
2009 CIT Champion – Improv Mafia (Illinois State University)

Keith is a comedian and video producer at BuzzFeed in Los Angeles who does freelance producing and editing. He is a member of the BuzzFeed group The Try Guys, and a member of the band Lewberger.

 

 

 

CIT Co-Anchor
Alison Luhrs

2011 CIT Champion – Dead Parrots Society (Western Washington University)

Alison is a current member of Seattle’s Jet City Improv, and an active member in the local improv community. She has previous been featured on Bravo’s LOLwork, and currently a Community Manager for Wizards of the Coast. She has produced many CIT Regionals and is returning for her 4th Nationals Competition as Co-Anchor!

 

 

 

CIT Sideline Reporter

Saurabh Pande
2013 CIT Champion
 – Glaundor (University of Houston)

Saurabh is a native Houstonian. In Chicago, he performs with Big Tobacco at the iO theater, he was a recipient of the 2015 Bob Curry Fellowship. Currently he performs in Fast, Loud & Funny at Second City. He is a performer and a producer of Man Bites Dog Comedy. He is also one of the founders and producers of the 48 Hour Improv Marathon. He is blessed to have a family who has supported him all along the way. Follow him @saurabhthemovie!

 

Cat Booty Win National Title!

And the winner is……

Congrats to the new College Improv Tournament Champions, Cat Booty from Columbia College Chicago!!!

Thank you to all the teams who competed – it was another amazing year for college improv!!