Keep it normal is not what you will think is the mantra of this quartet consisting of Ingeborg, Kristine, Elin and Johanne. We might try, but the weird life of characters in all shapes and views upon existence keep on appearing no matter what. It is like these creatures need to have their place here on earth and have chosen a8t as their channel. So we simply decided to let them! "If your annoying aunt Marsha keeps popping up in your dance class, you better let go of resistance and just invite her for an energetic round of rhumba!"
Impro Neuf is Impro Neufs very own shortform troupe! Living inside the castle of Chateau Neuf, deep in the dungeon, the group plays at our scenes every week. We are some of Impro Neufs veterans and most experiences players. We welcome all who dare to cross the moat and join us into the improv kingdom in Lillesalen.
Fan favorites and rock stars Stacey Smith and Craig Uhlir are back! for the third year of Oslo Impro Festival with “The Funkeldøfs”. This happened on the first year of the festival when they partnered up as an indomitable duo. Since then they had quite a ride: canoeing in dangerous water, being trapped in a school locker room, collecting nuts as a pair of strange squirrels and singing at the top of their lungs. We can’t wait to see their infectious energy again.
Stacey Smith is a loud Long Islander who teaches at Second City and iO, and performs weekly at iO in The Musical Armando and The Deltones. She is also the creator of The Chicago Musical Improv Festival. stacejam.com
Craig Uhlir was born and raised in Chicago, in the USA. Craig began playing with Harold teams Deep Schwa, Chicago’s longest running Harold team. and Valhalla. These days Craig teaches improvisation at iO and The Second City. Craig has been playing for over 23 years and teaching improv since the turn of the century. craiguhlir.com.
Special Feature (40 min)
Oslo Impro Festival 2019 All-Stars combine in one ridiculously overpowered show. Featuring a selection from 8 of the greatest improvisers in the world:
David Razowsky (Second City Hollywood artistic director, ADD Comedy), Stacey Smith (iO Theater, Founder of Chicago Musical Improv Festival), Craig Uhlir (iO Theater, Second City, iO Del Award Improviser of the Year), Andel Sudik (Second City, Boom Chicago, Jeff Award winner), Colleen Doyle (iO West artistic director, iO Del Award Teacher of the Year 2014, Improviser of the Year 2013; Dummy), Jason Shotts (iO Theater, 2-time iO Del Award Teacher of the Year 2011 2013; Dummy), Jeff Michalski (Second City, founder of Second City ETC), and Susan Messing (iO Theater and Second City Mainstage alumna, founding member of Annoyance Theatre).