The KC Improv Company will hold our spring auditions on April 21st at the Kick Comedy Theater in Westport. We are looking for funny people with a recommended 1 year* of improv experience to join our cast.

There are 3 audition opportunities on Saturday April 21st 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | 12:30 PM - 2:30 P.M. | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Callbacks will be held on Sunday April 22nd at The Kick Comedy Theater from 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM.

What is improv?

Improv is short for improvisational theater. It was originally implemented as an exercise to aid in the production of scripted work, but then people decided there was merit to the act itself. We agree. As such, we and countless other teams gather in rooms with strangers where we ask them for words, and make up scenes and play games based off of that.

Who are we?

The KC Improv Company was founded in a basement. 18 years later, we put on 5 shows a week at The Kick Comedy Theater in Westport. Featuring original comedy performed by a company of local actors & comedians, we make Kansas City laugh, based off of their suggestions.

How to apply

Click the "Apply" button below and submit your application. If you have any questions about our audition process or our company, feel free to email us at

Applications will not be accepted after April 17th

*If you are taking classes through the KC Improv Company Training Center, we strongly recommend that you wait until you've completed at least 4 levels to audition.

*If you are taking classes in our training center, we strongly recommend that you wait until you've completed at least 3 levels to audition

Continue reading below to learn more about our audition process!

Who can audition?

  We are looking for experienced improvisers, actors, comedians, and other performers who think they will be a good fit for the KC Improv Company. We strongly encourage the completion of levels 1 – 4 of the KCIC Training Center and/or One Year of improv experience. Those auditioning should be 18 years of age or older.

What do I need to bring to auditions?  

Just yourself! You don’t need to prepare a scripted piece, as everything will be improvised. Having energy and being ready to have fun is pretty important. You probably don’t want to wear a suit or dress, as some of the warmups can get pretty physical. Performance resumes and Headshots are encouraged, but no necessary.

How do auditions work?

 We do warmups, scenes, games, and some long-form sets with others auditioning, and there may be times when members of KCIC will step in to play. Anywhere from 10 – 20 people from KCIC will be watching auditions. We make it a point to create a fun, comfortable environment. We may ask certain individuals to stay longer than others, but that doesn’t necessarily mean someone is in or out. We will send an email shortly after auditions to notify those who we would like to see at callbacks.

How many people are you taking?  

 It changes with each audition. We don’t have a set number we are looking for. What do you look for?   -Being funny is an important part of what we do, but at auditions we don’t look for the funniest person in the room. We look at who is confident and competent with his or her improv and who knows when to make a bold choice or when to make his or her scene partner look good. We look at performers who add to a scene rather than take away. We expect those auditioning to be proficient with long form improv. Experience and skill with short form is also a plus.