laugh, play, and learn all weekend from some of the most talented people in our field 

Introducing Master Class Instructor

Jill Bernard

Jill Bernard (she/her) has been performing with ComedySportz-Twin Cities since 1993, and is a founding member of HUGE Theater in Minneapolis. Her one-woman improv piece, Drum Machine, has been featured in over forty improv festivals. She has taught and performed improv in Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates and in over forty of the United States; and also on an episode of MTV “Made.” And Jill was our first Improv Festivus Master Instructor during our 2nd year, back in 2012! Her books, "Jill Bernard's Small Cute Book of Improv" and "Jill & Patrick's Small Book of Improv for Business" are standards for improvisers across the country, and even in France, Italy and Romania.


2019 Workshop Schedule

coming soon

Improv Festivus will feature many workshops and master classes throughout the weekend* from a variety of amazing instructors. Check back in November for our complete schedule.


*Please note that free and exclusive workshops are only available to our registered participants. Master Classes are open to participants and the general public on a first-come, first-served basis.

See every show at a fraction of the cost with the Festivus Pass.



CSz Richmond Theater

8906 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23294

We're located in Gold's Gym Plaza along with delicious neighbors like Peking, Gelati Celesti, and more!


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Thank You for Your Support

All proceeds from Improv Festivus help support Yes Balloon, the nonprofit behind CSz Richmond. Yes Balloon fosters lasting relationships within our community by creating and providing professional and positive improv education, training, and entertainment through collaboration, inspiration, gratitude, and fun. Find out more about our programs for kids, dementia caregivers and patients, those on the Autism spectrum, partnerships with childhood cancer foundations and more HERE!

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