Saturday, March 3, 2012

TinyGroup Fest

Ladies and gentlemen,

GirlProv has been accepted into TinyGroup Fest at the The Roving Imp in Bonner Springs!


TinyGroup is a weekend of improv featuring only duos and trios. GirlProv will take Maggie, Anna and Havana to represent among the local and national acts.


The festival will be March 23 and 24 (which is a Friday and Saturday). GirlProv is scheduled for Saturday, March 24 at 7pm. YOU SHOULD BE THERE! AND STAY FOR THE 8:30 SHOW! AND GO TO THE SHOW ON FRIDAY TOO. IN FACT, JUST SPEND THE NIGHT THERE.


The only thing better than GirlProv is a pile of kittens.

(Here are kittens. Now come see GirlProv)


Also, Maggie is looking to do a project on the subject of women in comedy. She might be asking YOU some questions. Don't skimp on the flattery.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Been a long time, but we're back in town

It's been a long time since Girlprov's been around, but this time we're not leaving without you! (I'm aware of the lack of sense, but I also love Lady Gaga).

By all that I mean this has been the first blog post since November? December? A long time.

Over winter break, we were scattered across the country and without one another. But now that school's started back up, we've turned the ignition and have been kicking ass ever since!

College Improv Tournament

Our first performance since December was at the College Improv Tournament, sponsored by the Chicago Improv Festival and (for our regional) the Kansas City Improv Company. Teams from across the region came to Kansas City to compete for the title of the best team in the Heartland Region. Teams from Nebraska, St Louis, Colorado and of course good ol Kansas came together and put on a spectacular day-long improv event. Havana and Anna represented GirlProv in a duo they called "Two Girls, One Prov". The judges liked them enough to move them on to the final round of regionals! I'm proud to say that's the second year in a row that GirlProv has been in the finals of the College Improv Tournament.

Unfortunately, the girls did not kick enough asses, but congrats to Right Left Tim from Colorado who will be rep-ah-zentin' our region in Chicago! And congrats to On the Spot and Zoiks! for some awesome comedy!

Improv Thunderdome

Last Saturday, Feb 11, GirlProv competed in Kansas City's Improv Thunderdome! If you don't know that Thunderdome is, you should. But I'll explain it to you because I don't believe in "if you don't know, you're not cool enough to find out" (because I was always on the "not cool enough" end of that).

Improv Thunderdome is a four-month-long improv tournament. Three rounds of three teams participate, culminating in a final Championship performance. The audience votes for the winning team.

Anna, Havana, Julie, Lynsey and Danielle represented GirlProv as they competed against The ABC's of Improv and the Cardinal's Jesters on Saturday (Maggie made her choice to perform in round 1 with Stitch Tactics). After fierce competition, GirlProv emerged as the fiercest kitty cats in the whole herd! That means the girls will be competing in the Championship round! That belt will go well with our skin tones, thank you very much.

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the girls, thank you to everyone who came to the show just because you heard that improv is cool, and congrats to ABC's and C'sJs for two awesome sets. Come see GirlProv in April as we take on Little Bear and the winner of Round 3!

The Future

We're not sure right now what the future holds, but there's a possibility of one or more festival appearances in March. Also some other stuff is in the works! Yay!

If you just can't get enough GirlProv and can't wait for our shows, then you can see Anna, Havana and Maggie perform with Stitch Tactics every second and fourth Friday of the month at ComedyCity inside the Westport Flea Market.

And speaking of ComedyCity, you can see Anna (and maybe soon some more lovely GirlProv ladies) on stage with Major League Improv!

So don't get your panties in a bunch, we're around all over the place. We'd even be happy if you took us on a Valentine's Day date! (To Paisano's where I will eat all the breadsticks and order Paisano's Chicken and share some of my cheesecake with you, but only if you're wearing a tie). And yes, I meant all 6 of us.

Until next time!

Monday, November 14, 2011


Holy schnikes! It's been way too long since our last blog post! Tell ya what, this semester has been totally nuts for some of us, so we took a break up until this weekend!

The Roving Imp Theatre hosted Improv Festival Kansas this past weekend. We shared the stage with several excruciatingly talented troupes, and we're so honored to have done so! TwinProv from OKC, The Boss from NYC and The Kristen and Amie show from Philly are just a few, not to mention our fantastic friends from the KC area and performances by Roving Imp troupes as well. All in all, the performances were spectacular and I don't think I've had more fun with improv in my life.

We've been experimenting with a new format which has been ergonomically designed for GirlProv, by GirlProv. Instead of getting a verbal suggestion from the audience, we get a physical one. We use that physical suggestion at the top of every scene and play with how many ways we can interpret a specific action. The idea behind beginning every scene with a concrete action allows us to be able to jump out on stage immediately after every edit without pause. It keeps the momentum going. As a group, we seem to be in our heads a lot thinking about what we're going to do next, and that causes us to freeze up when the moment of truth (beginning a new scene) arrives. Not only does our physical format allow us the freedom of getting out of our heads by immediately "doing something" on stage, it really ramps up the energy and allows us to keep steamrolling through our set. I received some really great notes this weekend and I'm excited to bring them back to rehearsal!

I participated in 3 (or really 2 and a half) workshops on Sunday. Twinprov taught a freestyle rap workshop. I'm happy to say I can beatbox and rap like a champ. Amie taught "I'll Take the Physical Challenge" which was all about being aware of your body and your environment. Kristen taught "Acting Scmacting". I don't think I will ever forget the emotional roller coaster that was that workshop. I saw 15 people, friends and strangers, locals and out-of-towners, cry. And I cried with them. It was beautiful and bizarre.

All in all, Improv Festival Kansas was absolutely amazing! Regardless of what happens in the next year, I will have my butt in one of those seats at the Roving Imp next year. And you should, too!

Up Next:

Our next show will be December 3rd at the Lawrence Art Center at 7:30 pm. GirlProv shares the stage with Kansas City favorites Holy Cow! and Improv-Abilities! Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for students. For those of you who have yet to make it out to Kansas City to see all the improv, this is a cross section of Kansas City's best! It's right at your doorstep so you have no excuse not to go!

Facebook event:!/event.php?eid=288544787834469

New members means new photos! By the end of this month we're planning on another photo shoot to update our roster of pretty ladies. Keep your eyes peeled!

Is Thunderdome next? Or even the College Improv Tournament? Stick around and find out!

Until next time!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Hello, GirlProv stalkers! (I see you, Dylan)

We're entering GirlProv's experimental period. Recently, the girls were treated to a FANTASTIC workshop with the gentlemen from Twinprov. Check these gangstas OUT here!

If you're not going to take the time to read their blog (which you'd fucking better), I'll fill you in. Twinprov is comprised of two twin (duh) brothers, Buck and Clint Vrazel. They are hilarious. They are fantastic. They rap. They sing. They teach. They love. Also, sometimes they have accompaniment from the fantastic Mr. Kyle Gossett. He pianos. He sings. He can give years worth of vocal training to you in five minutes.

Did I mention that I love these guys? They're pretty goddamn great.

We did a 2.5 hour workshop in which we learned how to sing, and how to effectively turn our thoughts from dialogue to song lyrics. We learned some formulas, we learned how to make a chorus, and we learned how to work more effectively as a team. I don't think I've ever experienced an improv class that literally made me jump up and down in excitement. I don't have anything to say about these guys and their workshop other than positive things and that the whole experience filled my heart with warm-fuzzies.

If you guys are longing for some girl on girl comedy action and want to see us experiment with our new-found voices and musical stylings, check us out at Improv Festival Kansas!!/event.php?eid=222929701080500

The girls will be playing on November 11th at 7 pm in Bonner Springs! And if by chance you missed it while you were perusing the event, Twinprov is playing with us, too! ON THE SAME GODDAMN NIGHT! So come on out to the festival and you'll see girls! And twins! But not twin girls! (Sorry) We're all fucking hilarious! Also, check out all of the other fantastic groups on the other nights, too!

In other news, we're also planning a photo shoot (oooo) to update our roster! Some of us have moved on and we've added others, so new pictures must be done! We're currently brainstorming ideas, but if anyone has a suggestion, let us know. Looking for funny suggestions. We'll make it sexy ourselves.


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

More exciting news!

More things have been happening on the GirlProv front! We've been having multiple rehearsals in preparation for our September 3rd performance with Loaded Dice at Comedy City! Within those rehearsals, we've come up with what we think is an interesting piece. Not necessarily a format per-say, but just a different take on inspiration and audience suggestion. We're all excited to show you what we can do with our bodies ;). Yes, I am flirting with you, blog reader. If you buy us drinks after the show, there might be more winks where that came from. You might even get a conversation out of one of us. We do play an extent.

Anyway, not only are we experimenting with a new format, we're experimenting with ANOTHER new lady as well! Lynsey Becher recently joined our lady ranks. After having been to only a few rehearsals, the dynamic is changing a bit, and for the better, I'd say. Come see what I mean on September 3rd!

Aside from this weekend, we've also entered ourselves in the Improv Festival of Kansas through the Roving Imp Theater in Bonner Springs. We're hoping to hear soon whether we'll be performing, and we'll let YOU lovely readers know when we know!

There is also talks of another round of Comedy for a Cause in the works, this time sponsoring the Douglas County AIDS Project. More on that as details fall into place!

It's a new year, and the Girls are back in town!

Friday, August 19, 2011


Ladies and gentlemen, it is a new semester. That means new shows, and new members!

Recently we have asked Danielle, aka Cheetah, to join us girls as we move forward with new performances and other crazy shenanigans!

As new girls come in, others go out. After her recent graduation from KU, Jackie is leaving us for greener pastures in Washington, DC and Chicago. As a founding member of the group and a strong presence in marketing and organizing our shows, she will truly be missed! Jackie performed her farewell performance last night at the Granada in Lawrence to a fantastic crowd, and even received a loving, albeit rude, cake from her fellow performers! (It says "we love you, bitch" in Spanish)

Our next performance is Saturday, September 3rd at the Westport Coffee House with Kansas City's resident Bad Boys of Comedy, Loaded Dice! Chances are if you're on this page, you found it via the Facebook event or facebook in some other fashion, but here's the link to the facebook page anyway!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wham Bam -Improv Thunderdome


Westport Coffee House in KC - THIS SATURDAY, the 12th at 9pm. Vote for us, then you can leave.Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am. That's all we're asking for here.

Let's be honest - if you're reading this what better things do you have to do? Bring her. She'll like it too.