A Very Special Madeline + iMusical + Fall in Love with Uncle Gorgeous + H3LLCAT + The Hypothesis Presents: The World is Ending + LIZARD GIRL: Book Club +The Broken Bones: Injury into Cinema

WIT's improv comedians turn an audience suggestion into a never-before-seen comedy show!


Friday July 19, 2024
7:30 PM
General admission: $15 in advance (plus $2 service fee); Tickets to Friday night shows are All Access Passes. You may come and go between performances all night; for those who experience cost as a barrier, a limited number of affordable pricing tickets are available using the code AFFORDABLE

All start times are approximate. We recommend arriving early if you’d like to see a particular show.

The Line-up 

A Very Special Madeline (7:35 – 8:00)
Step into a nostalgic portal with Madeline as they transport you back to the golden era of After School Specials! On this week’s episode witness: angst, friendship, betrayal, familial drama, the dangers of smoking, your body developing and other life lessons brought to life onstage in the style of an After School Special
Cast: Stacey Axler, Robin Doody Lauren Emily, Precious Jenkins, Adam Levine, Nick Martinez, Ryan McClure, Macey Schiff, Matt Strote, Eddison Wilkinson

iMusical (8:02 – 8:47)
In Once Upon iMusical, a brand new fairy tale musical is created in front of your eyes, inspired by your suggestions. Will dreams come true? Will lessons be learned? There are only FIVE chances this summer to find out!
Cast:Cassie Barnum, Matt Berman, Ryan Campbell, Mark Chalfant, Geoff Corey, Beth Lyons, Michael O’Connor, Travis Charles Ploeger, Adrianne Thomas, Elaine Tinkelman, Anna Claire Walker, Simone Webster

Fall in Love with Uncle Gorgeous (8:49 – 9:14 )
Join Uncle Gorgeous on a heartwarming journey through the whimsical world of real-life rom-com moments! We’ll turn to you, our beloved audience, to share a moment from your life that could have been straight out of a romantic comedy. Picture it: the meet-cute, the awkward dance of attraction, or the serendipitous encounter that could rival any Hollywood script. Through a brief interview, we’ll capture the essence of these enchanting tales. Then, buckle up for a 25-minute rollercoaster ride of laughter, love, and unexpected twists as we bring these scenes to life. Our performers will become your favorite fun uncles, weaving together an unscripted comedy set filled with nostalgia, romance, and genuine joy. Get ready to revel in the timeless hilarity of love, laughter, and the delightful chaos of life’s romantic misadventures!
Cast: Samiyyah Ali, Jessie Cali, Tom Di Liberto, Madeline Dozier, Mikail Faalasli, Kristina Martinez, Ryan McCloskey, Jordana Mishory, Jamal Newman, Kelsey Peters

H3LLCAT (9:16 – 9:41)
Step into the shadows with Hellcat improv, an all-female identifying team, as they weave tales of terror and hilarity in the eerie world of horror! Watch as they transform audience suggestions into hauntingly funny scenes. From classic horror tropes to contemporary nightmares, no fright is too fearsome.
Cast: Krystal Ali, Sarah Baldwin, Kaelan Fleury, Devin Hiett, Liz Hoke, Melissa Gedney, Simonica Mendes, Clare Mulligan, Aubrey Peterson, Lori Pitts, Simone Webster, Steph Wilson

The Hypothesis Presents: The World is Ending (9:43 – 10:13)
Every great disaster movie begins with a scientist being ignored. EXCEPT FOR THIS ONE. The Hypothesis will serve as your layman’s guide to the apocalypse — so you’re not just delighted but also prepared for that next Armageddon. Or Deep Impact. Not just tomorrow but also The Day After Tomorrow.
Cast:Ceci De Robertis, Tom Di Liberto, Nina Hsu, Jordana Mishory, Henry Ring, Goli Samimi, Nic Small, Bethany Stokes, Slli’m Williams

LIZARD GIRL: Book Club (10:15 -10:40)
You get to make up an imaginary book title, it’s our job to bring it to life! The lines between life and literature blur as we delve into the interpersonal dramas that are requisite for any good book club and discuss our favorite moments from a book we have never read!
Cast: Mikey Blunschi, David Brescia-Weiler, Patrick Fleury, Jessica Norman, Krystal Ramseur, Bryce Slinger, Jared Smith

The Broken Bones: Injury into Cinema (10:42 – 11:07)
The Broken Bones presents ‘Injury Into Cinema’. We’ve all been hurt, perhaps by a hidden patch of ice, a sick collision while scoring the winning goal, or a very public breakup at your 28th birthday party. The Broken Bones will interview an audience member about an injury—be it physical, emotional, or other—and we will all heal together through comedy and your favorite genre. Injured on a date? A Romcom show! During college? Teen film! At a hounted house? Horror time! The cast has some of DC’s funniest improvisers who have been featured by Comedy Central, The Washington Post, NPR, aas well as comedy festivals around the US and Europe.
Cast: Erick Acuña, Neil Baron, Geoff Corey, Darnell Eaton, Eva Lewis, Kristina Martinez, Kelsey Peters

Tickets to Friday night shows are All Access Passes. You may come and go between performances all night.

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COVID safety

Masks are recommended, but not required for WIT shows. Learn more on our COVID Safety page.

Accessibility information

This performance will take place in the Milton Theatre on the second floor, reachable by stairs or elevator. Most seats in the Milton require the use of some stairs in the theater. The Milton has wheelchair- and scooter-accessible locations (reached by use of a platform lift) where patrons can remain in their wheelchairs or transfer to seats. Patrons requiring a wheelchair-accessible seat location should purchase a general admission ticket and then notify us by email at wit@witdc.org so that box office staff can be ready to assist or direct you. Please do not contact the Studio Theatre box office; they do not handle ticketing or seating for WIT performances. For more info on accessibility at Studio Theatre, see their accessibility page.

Title art by Tom Billings.


LIZARD GIRL is an ensemble and aspiring cult at Washington Improv Theater. Read More

The Broken Bones
Meet The Broken Bones

What’s your gnarliest injury story? Read More

The Hypothesis
Meet The Hypothesis

The Hypothesis combines science and improv to both inform and delight audiences. Read More

Uncle Gorgeous
Meet Uncle Gorgeous

Uncle Gorgeous will make you "forget the obvious and embrace the absurd." Read More

Meet iMusical

iMusical joins the unpredictable playfulness of comedic improvisation with the emotional power of musical theater. Read More

Meet Madeline

Madeline gives nervy, flirty, and worthy onstage and off. Read More