Hundreds have tried, but only a select few DC improvisers have earned the title of FIST champion.

In its ninth year, Washington Improv Theater’s elimination tournament is where new improvisers cut their teeth and veteran improvisers go out for blood. You, the audience, get to watch it all unfold and vote for the team you think deserves the glory.

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

Want to give your favorite team a shout-out during the match? Become a match sponsor (you can also add a sponsorship to your order during checkout).

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 shows, we may offer a limited number of half-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.


Starting at $12. Changes by round.
March 12 - April 11