The Orange County Improv Fest is an annual festival in which we feature outstanding and diverse improv teams in THREE talent-packed nights of unscripted comedy. The 2024 Festival will be held June 13-15 at the Frida Cinema in downtown Santa Ana.



All performances are live, unscripted, and unrated. Line-ups subject to change.

Thursday June 13th

Block 1 (7:00pm)

Lumberjack Baristas


Jean Wilder

We’ll Adapt

Jolly Playtime

Block 2 (8:40pm)

Mom & Dad Are Fighting Again


Kid Goblin

La Ronde James

Thursday night concludes at 10:05pm.

Saturday June 15th

Block 1 (7:00pm)

Improv Revolution

Festival Ensemble (APPLY!)


Belle Reve


South Asian AF

Block 2 (9:20pm)

Basement Doctors

Red Door

Emergency Contact

Don’t Tell Nancy


Saturday night concludes at 11:10pm.


First held in 2013, the Orange County Improv Festival was conceived to celebrate the growing and diverse improv community of Orange County, California. Despite prevailing opinions that Orange County is a homogenized wasteland devoid of culture, the OC Improv Fest seeks to expose the vibrant comedy taking place behind the “Orange Curtain.” The largest improv event in Orange County, the OC Improv Fest is committed to the celebration and elevation of improvisation, as well as forging friendships across cities and states with diverse and open-minded performers.

Thank you to Alex Lee for our 2022 photos!


When do doors open?
The doors will be open 20 minutes before the listed start time for the block. You are welcome to enter the theater anytime, but we recommend you enter during these breaks in shows.

How do I buy tickets?
You can buy tickets online through the Frida Cinema website, or at the box office. Tickets for each night are sold separately. Tickets will be available mid to late-May.

Can I play in the Festival?
YES – we annually invite teams to play in the Festival! Submissions are typically open in February. The submissions for 2024 are closed.

Will the shows have refreshments?
The Frida Cinema offers theater-style snacks (such as popcorn) and sells beverages, including alcohol. There are also many restaurants, such as those in 4th street market.

Four hours of shows! Can I leave and come back?
Yes! Your ticket is good for the whole night and you can enter and leave as desired. We recommend you view the schedule and try and enter/exit the theater during the scheduled breaks (20 minutes prior to each block start). Otherwise, please try to exit between performances.

Where can I park?
There are numerous parking structures within walking distance to the theater. We recommend the structure at 300 E 5th St, Santa Ana, which is on the same block as the Frida Cinema.