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The premier festival of its kind in the southeastern United States, the Sarasota Improv Festival brings together top improvisers from across the country and around the world for one whirlwind weekend of spontaneous comedy. Taking place July 20, 21, and 22, the 13th Annual Sarasota Improv Festival features more than 20 troupes, 80 artists, 29 performances, and 16 workshops.

Festival Workshops

Dive into your own spontaneity with Sarasota Improv Festival Workshops! Our offerings allow you to learn from the experts with intimate trainings led by Festival artists from across the country and around the world. Featuring workshops in a wide range of improvisational styles and techniques, there is something for improvisers of all experience levels at the 2023 Sarasota Improv Fest. All workshops take place Saturday, July 22.


Heading to the Suncoast for FST's 13th Annual Sarasota Improv Festival? Need a place to stay? Click here for a list of our preferred hotels. 

2023 Festival Lineup

MC Hammersmith (United Kingdom)

MC Hammersmith (United Kingdom)
2-MAN NO-SHOW (Toronto, Canada)

Available Cupholders (Austin, TX)
Big Bang Improv (Boston, MA)
BUSTED! (Sarasota, FL)
Dad's Garage (Atlanta, GA)
Early Bird Special (Sarasota, FL)
FST Improv (Sarasota, FL)
Just the Funny (Miami, FL)
North Coast Improv (NYC, NY)
Orange Tuxedo (Los Angeles, CA)
Parallelogramophonograph (Austin, TX)
SAK Comedy Lab (Orlando, FL)

HERE: The (Improvised) Musical (Columbus, OH)
Impromptu (Sarasota, FL)
Improv U (West Palm Beach, FL)
Ripley (Los Angeles, CA)
Swan City Improv (Lakeland, FL)
The Commodore (Ybor City,FL)
Treble in Paradise (Sarasota, FL)
Wallares (Tampa, FL)
Wet Bandits Improv (St. Petersburg, FL)

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