Hartford. Maybe you’ve driven through on your way to New York, Boston or beyond. Maybe your insurance company is based here. Or maybe you saw a picture of Mark Twain’s house in a book once. One thing Hartford also has is a great improv scene, so this spring we’re taking a huge step and starting ourselves a festival! Join us April 4-6 for three days of shows, workshops, jams, meeting and greeting! Short form, long form, musical, weird and experimental! If you’re doing it, we want to see it. If you’re from down the street or across the country come spend the weekend with us.
The Hartford Improv Festival (HIF) is a three-day comedy festival designed to attract local and national talent to Hartford and showcase the art of improv comedy. The goal of this festival is to continue to establish Hartford as a hub for comedy at the national level while highlighting the resources of local talent. Each evening of the festival will consist of improv comedy performances featuring local and national comedy companies; workshops and master classes will be offered during the days to festival participants and the general public. Opportunities will also be available for local musicians and artists to be featured throughout the festival to showcase Hartford’s thriving arts scene.