FIST 2016

Prepare for battle. Now in its tenth year, the Fighting Improv Smackdown Tournament trophy is the most coveted prize for the District's improvisers. Only YOU have the power to decide who will claim it.

Washington Improv Theater’s elimination tournament lets audiences vote which team advances one step closer to the championship. Who will be victorious? Who will be vanquished? It’s all in your hands.

Each match features a performance by a WIT ensemble, Harold team, or special guest.

Check out the full roster of teams and their members.

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Important details:

  • Doors open approximately 30 minutes before curtain time. All seating is general admission.
  • In the case of sold-out shows, seats cannot be held for late arrivals and unclaimed tickets may be resold. Late arrivals will not be able to vote in the competition.
  • In the case of a sold-out show, we may offer a limited number of reduced-price stand-by tickets. These seats will be on the floor in front of the first row or along the sides
  • Other questions? Check out our general FAQ.

Details

Price:
Starting at $12. Changes by round.
Dates:
March 10 - April 9
Location:
CompetitorsFeaturingWinners
Match 2
Wed / Feb 10 / 9:30pm Source $12 in advance; $15 at the door

Beverly Crusher

Rocket Blasters

ReceSs

It Says Here

The Nice and Spices

Beverly Crusher

It Says Here

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Match No. 1
Thu / Mar 10 / 7:30pm Source $12 in advance; $15 at the door

Del Taco 2x3

Marge

Here Come the ABC's

Pragmatic Adventures

Special Friends

Here Come the ABC's

Special Friends

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Match 3
Fri / Mar 11 / 8:00pm Source $12 in advance; $15 at the door

j/k

You're Invited

Fromage Americain

It's Me, Margaret

Great Question!

You're Invited

It's Me, Margaret

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Match 4
Fri / Mar 11 / 10:00pm Source $12 in advance; $15 at the door

Randos

Mr.Sandman

David Richman

Today's Top Story

Borscht Gyro

Mr.Sandman

Borscht Gyro

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Match 5
Sat / Mar 12 / 5:00pm Source $12 in advance; $15 at the door

The Chucklenauts

Power Puff Boiz

Ants...But 3 of Them

After Hours

Dream Spooners

After Hours

Dream Spooners

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Match 6
Sat / Mar 12 / 7:00pm Source $12 in advance; $15 at the door

Stranger Danger

Gator Ray

Cactus Wrestlers

Boy Meets Dawson's ...

Robot Uprising

Gator Ray

Boy Meets Dawson's ...

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Match 7
Sat / Mar 12 / 9:00pm Source $12 in advance; $15 at the door

JOC Jams

Sun Butter

Spitballers

Chest Hair

Beyonce Pad Thai

JOC Jams

Sun Butter

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Match 8
Sun / Mar 13 / 5:00pm Source $12 in advance; $15 at the door

V.D.D.B.

Just Friends

BOOKS

Roll Credits!

COACH

Just Friends

BOOKS

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Match 9
Sun / Mar 13 / 7:00pm Source $12 in advance; $15 at the door

The SImps

Remakable Model Agreement

J.E.D.!

The Muffin People

Bug Juice

Remakable Model Agreement

Bug Juice

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Match 10
Wed / Mar 16 / 7:00pm Source $12 in advance; $15 at the door

Burger

Hot Garbage

Push for Pizza

Laffrican Americans

My First Time

Burger

Laffrican Americans

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Match 11
Wed / Mar 16 / 9:00pm Source $12 in advance; $15 at the door

The Gstaad Fiasco

LIVE!

Squeaky Chair

Single Tracking

Probationary Period

The Gstaad Fiasco

LIVE!

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Match 12
Thu / Mar 17 / 7:30pm Source $12 in advance; $15 at the door

Pocky

Drizzy

More Than a Feeling

The Leftovers

Mose was a Runner

Drizzy

More Than a Feeling

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Match 13
Thu / Mar 17 / 9:30pm Source $12 in advance; $15 at the door

Switch

Having a Good Time

One Fist, Two Fist

Eager to Please

Thats What He Said

Switch

Thats What He Said

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Match 14
Fri / Mar 18 / 8:00pm Source $12 in advance; $15 at the door

Hot Damn!

No Humans Allowed

Baby Battlefield

Sorta Awake

Emma, Matt, & Joey

Hot Damn!

No Humans Allowed

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Match 15
Fri / Mar 18 / 10:00pm Source $12 in advance; $15 at the door

Buck Fifty

Third Wheel

Super Excited To Be Here

Experiencing Turbulence

Good Mates

Buck Fifty

Experiencing Turbulence

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Match 16
Sat / Mar 19 / 5:00pm Source $12 in advance; $15 at the door

Cloaking Device EP

Darboretum

Meat Cat

Melting Pot

The Cat Picnic Trio

Meat Cat

The Cat Picnic Trio

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Match 17
Sat / Mar 19 / 7:00pm Source $12 in advance; $15 at the door

We're Gonna Be Outta Here In a Bit

Casual Encounters

The Farraguts

The Ginger Beard Men

Second Hand Emotion

The Farraguts

Second Hand Emotion

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Match 18
Sat / Mar 19 / 9:00pm Source $12 in advance; $15 at the door

Walker DC Rangers

Occupied!!!

The Rumblin' Bumbles

Glitter Bomb

The Giggle Box Girls

Walker DC Rangers

Occupied!!!

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Match 19
Sun / Mar 20 / 5:00pm Source $12 in advance; $15 at the door

Stephen Carter

Ten Cent Wine

Gentlemen Speakeasy

Bully's Day Off

Bowl of Spaghettis

Stephen Carter

Ten Cent Wine

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Match 20
Sun / Mar 20 / 7:00pm Source $12 in advance; $15 at the door

The Bored

Fish Police

Gnomeads

Because Baby Pandas

People with Large Heads

Fish Police

People with Large Heads

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CompetitorsFeaturingWinners
Match 21
Thu / Mar 24 / 7:30pm Source $12 in advance; $15 at the door

Special Friends

Borscht Gyro

Dream Spooners

Gator Ray

Boy Meets Dawson's Slayer ...

Special Friends

Boy Meets Dawson's Slayer ...

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Match 22
Thu / Mar 24 / 9:30pm Source $12 in advance; $15 at the door

It Says Here

JOC Jamz

Sun Butter

Just Friends

BOOKS

JOC Jamz

Just Friends

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Match 23
Fri / Mar 25 / 8:00pm Source $12 in advance; $15 at the door

Remarkable Model Agreement

Switch

You're Invited

Burger

Laffrican Americans

You're Invited

Burger

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Match 24
Fri / Mar 25 / 10:00pm Source $12 in advance; $15 at the door

Mr. Sandman

The Gstaad Fiasco

LIVE!

Drizzy

More Than a Feeling

Mr. Sandman

LIVE!

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Match 25
Sat / Mar 26 / 4:00pm Source $12 in advance; $15 at the door

After Hours

Bug Juice

That's What He Said

Hot Damn!

No Humans Allowed

That's What He Said

Hot Damn!

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Match 26
Sat / Mar 26 / 6:00pm Source $12 in advance; $15 at the door

Beverly Crusher

Buck Fifty

Experiencing Turbulence

Meat Cat

The Cat Picnic Trio

Beverly Crusher

Buck Fifty

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Match 27
Sat / Mar 26 / 8:00pm Source $12 in advance; $15 at the door

Its Me, Margaret

The Farraguts

Second Hand Emotion

Walker DC Rangers

Occupied!!!

The Farraguts

Occupied!!!

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Match 28
Sat / Mar 26 / 10:00pm Source $12 in advance; $15 at the door

Here Come the ABCs

Ten Cent Wine

Stephen Carter

Fish Police

People with Large Heads

Ten Cent Wine

Stephen Carter

Tix / Info
CompetitorsFeaturingWinners
Match 29
Thu / Mar 31 / 7:30pm Source $15 in advance; $18 at the door

Special Friends

Boy Meets Dawson's Slayer by the Bell

Boy Meets Dawson's Slayer by the Bell

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Match 30
Fri / Apr 1 / 8:00pm Source $15 in advance; $18 at the door

Hot Damn!

That's What He Said

Hot Damn!

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Match 31
Fri / Apr 1 / 10:00pm Source $15 in advance; $18 at the door

JOC Jamz

Just Friends

Just Friends

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Match 32
Sat / Apr 2 / 5:00pm Source $15 in advance; $18 at the door

Beverly Crusher

Buck Fifty

Beverly Crusher

Tix / Info
Match 33
Sat / Apr 2 / 7:00pm Source $15 in advance; $18 at the door

Burger

You're Invited!

You're Invited!

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Match 34
Sat / Apr 2 / 9:00pm Source $15 in advance; $18 at the door

The Farraguts

Occupied!!!

The Farraguts

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Match 35
Sun / Apr 3 / 5:00pm Source $15 in advance; $18 at the door

Mr. Sandman

LIVE!

Mr. Sandman

Tix / Info
Match 36
Sun / Apr 3 / 7:00pm Source $15 in advance; $18 at the door

Ten Cent Wine

Stephen Carter

Ten Cent Wine

Tix / Info
CompetitorsFeaturingWinners
Match 37
Thu / Apr 7 / 7:30pm Source $15 in advance; $18 at the door

Boy Meets Dawson's Slayer by the Bell

Hot Damn!

Boy Meets Dawson's Slayer by the Bell

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Match 38
Thu / Apr 7 / 9:30pm Source $15 in advance; $18 at the door

Just Friends

Beverly Crusher

Beverly Crusher

Tix / Info
Match 39
Fri / Apr 8 / 8:00pm Source $15 in advance; $18 at the door

You're Invited!

The Farraguts

The Farraguts

Tix / Info
Match 40
Fri / Apr 8 / 10:00pm Source $15 in advance; $18 at the door

Mr. Sandman

Ten Cent Wine

Ten Cent Wine

Tix / Info
CompetitorsFeaturingWinners
Match 41
Sat / Apr 9 / 4:00pm Source $20 in advance; $20 at the door

Boy Meets Dawson's Slayer by the Bell

The Farraguts

Boy Meets Dawson's Slayer by the Bell

Tix / Info
Match 42
Sat / Apr 9 / 6:00pm Source $20 in advance; $20 at the door

Beverly Crusher

Ten Cent Wine

Beverly Crusher

Tix / Info

FIST Finals

CompetitorsFeaturingWinners
Match 43
Sat / Apr 9 / 8:00pm Source $25 in advance; $25 at the door

Beverly Crusher

Boy Meets Dawson's Slayer by the Bell

Beverly Crusher

Tix / Info