Amuse Bouche, Toast Improv!, NouN, CHiPsAMUSE BOUCHE (Charlottesville, VA, USA): Amuse Bouche is the oldest improv comedy troupe in Charlottesville, Virginia called Amuse Bouche, beautifully aged like fine wine since 2007. Just give us a word or a phrase and sit back while we invent new worlds, explore hilarious characters, and weave a unique narrative right before your eyes.
TOAST IMPROV! (Columbia, SC, USA): Toast is a short and long form comedy troupe from the University of South Carolina, and is very excited to return to NCCAF again this year. Toast currently has 9 members and has been dabbling with developing new formats, including a largely improvised murder mystery show that was performed for Halloween.
NOUN (Boone, NC, USA): NouN is Appalachian State University's improv team. We practice short-form and long-form improvisation, both with a dedication to honest teamwork and support. Our team is comprised of 12 undergraduate students from all majors and years of matriculation.
CHIPS (Chapel Hill, NC, USA): We are the Chapel Hill Players (commonly known as CHiPs). We perform sketch comedy and improv in Chapel Hill at the University of North Carolina, and beyond.
New & Improv'd, Suspicious of Whistlers, The Whethermen, Vertigo-goNEW & IMPROV'D (Harrisonburg, VA, USA): New & Improv'd is James Madison University's only improvisational comedy troupe.
SUSPICIOUS OF WHISTLERS (Saint Louis, MO, USA): Suspicious of Whistlers is Washington University in St. Louis' premier long form improv team. The Whistlers perform regularly around campus and in the St. Louis area. "Never the same, always insane."
THE WHETHERMEN (Charlottesville, VA, USA): The Whethermen is the oldest improv comedy group at the University of Virginia. Founded in 1997, The Whethermen have been performing long-form and short-form improv and making videos that shame their parents for 16 years.
VERTIGO-GO (Swarthmore, PA, USA): Currently celebrating its 25th birthday, Vertigo-go is the most lauded, loved, and laughed-at collegiate improv comedy group in eastern Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Vertigo-go has performed at college circuits all over the east coast since participating in the NCCAF in 2012. Waging comedic wars against stereotypes and expectations, the gang of eight wields short and long-form shows akimbo to weave a tapestry of humor for all to enjoy.
The OverReactors, Red Letters, ICEBOX, The Spicy GirlsTHE OVERREACTORS (Columbia, SC, USA): The OverReactors is an open improv group on the campus of the University of South Carolina that practices with both short and long form styles of improv.
RED LETTERS (Tahlequah, OK, USA): Oklahoma's best duo Bryan and Alyssa bring hilarity with their silly two person show. They bring a completely improvised comedy show that is a guaranteed whirlwind of funny.
ICEBOX (Boston, MA, USA): ICEBOX explores what happens when crazy characters meet real-life situations in fast-paced free-form improv. Emily & Kelsey met at callbacks for ImprovBoston (Cambridge, MA) in 2011. Shortly after their comedy wedding, Kelsey moved to NYC. ICEBOX now travels between the two cities to perform for their adoring fans & work on their sketch show: Stars Without Makeup.
THE SPICY GIRLS (New York, NY, USA): A group of ridiculous pals from some of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre NY's best house improv teams, The Spicy Girls only guarantee one thing for every one of their shows - it will, in fact, be VERY spicy.
Airhorn Class of '77, Curtains, EagleFox, The US National Improv TeamAIRHORN CLASS OF '77 (New York, NY, USA): Air Horn has been described as "some of the nicest guys in improv from some of the meanest streets in New York."
CURTAINS (New York, NY, USA): Curtains is an NYC based improv team comprised of players currently studying at the Upright Citizens Brigade.
EAGLEFOX (New York, NY, USA): Like the unholy creation that is its namesake, NYC Improv team EagleFox weaves together high-energy scenes and characters to create something strange, yet beautiful. Don't hate EagleFox. It was born this way.
THE US NATIONAL IMPROV TEAM (New York, NY, USA): The US National Improv Team is a group of seven UCB-trained improvisers who play with "aggressive faith."