The Five Deadly Improvisers will be throwing one last kick and hanging up our slippers on Saturday, September 23, at the Stagewerx Theatre in San Francisco. It's been an amazing (almost) six years and we wanted to end it with one last show in our hometown. The show will be followed by a short Q+A.
The Five Deadly Improvisers bring a fully improvised kung fu film to life. From the classic films of the Shaw Brothers, to the exciting new films coming out of Hong Kong today, our show is a serious evocation of the genre and not a parody. None of the fighting is choreographed and nothing is planned. Once a title from the audience is taken, the fighting begins! Our show is very physical, and dynamic environments bring the show to life. We endeavor to honor the genre, which doesnt always lead to funny situations. Instead our shows can have a tone thats much more dramatic.
The venue that the Five Deadly Improvisers debuted at was the 2011 BATS Improv competitive run of improv shows called Cave Match. The ensemble met with praise and accolades. The Five Deadly Improvisers went on to perform four shows, winning three weeks in a row.
Since then, The Five Deadly Improvisers have continued to bring their unique show to audiences across the nation, including the San Francisco Improv Festival (2012, 2015), Austin Out of Bounds Comedy Festival (2012, 2013), the Seattle Festival of Improvised Theatre (2013, 2014), the Atlanta Black Box Comedy Festival (2012), the BATS Summer Improv Festival (2012), and Hawaiis Improvaganza Festival (2013, 2015). We look forward to taking the stage again and taking new audiences on a thrilling ride into the world of epic kung fu movies.Back to top