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All work and no play can make anyone a little stir crazy.

So follow the fun to our new design, available in clocks, tees, floor pillows, mugs, and more. It’s the perfect gift for your favourite performer, writer, or Dad who needs to get out more.

Order now and get 25% off everything in our store. Offer ends midnight, November 20.

Hoo-ee! What a year. The kind of year that makes you long for amnesia while chugging rum & no egg nog. After everything that’s gone down, you might just wanna give yourself a little something, because you deserve it. Here’s a round-up of our fave improv-related goodies for friends and fans.

Improv Tees, Pillows, Mugs & More

Give, and ye shall receive 25% off everything in our store before midnight November 20.

Improv Classes

The greatest gifts are experiences, and you know how life-changing improv can be. Why not introduce someone to the cult – uhhh, community – with a gift certificate for your favourite school or instructor? Browse our link roll (left) for suggestions.

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Don’t Think Twice

Mike Birbiglia’s film is a must-see for improvisers and the friends who put up with them. Don’t Think Twice is available on BluRay and DVD.

TJ and Dave On Demand

Almost eight hours of footage of the greatest improvisers on Earth, now on Vimeo On Demand. We never get tired of watching these guys. Click here or below for this master class in the art of improvisation.

All The Best Books

Don’t get bitter, get better, with one of these fun and informative tomes:

How to Be the Greatest Improviser on Earth by Will Hines

Behind the Scenes: Improvising Long Formand Improvise. Scene from the Inside Out by Mick Napier (with forewords by Stephen Colbert and Bob Odenkirk, no less)

Improvising Better: A Guide for the Working Improviser by Liz Allen and Jimmy Carrane

Improvisation at the Speed of Life: The TJ and Dave Book by TJ Jagodowski & David Pasquesi with Pam Victor

Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual by Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh

Improvising Now by Rob Norman

Long Form Improvisation and American Comedy: The Harold by Matt Fotis

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

Give Yourself

Giving doesn’t have to take a lot of money. Your time and effort can be just as meaningful, if not more so. Why not buy some festive cards and write an invitation to friends to help you create one of these in the new year?

• Start the podcast you’ve always wanted to hear but haven’t found, like Fairy Tales For Unwanted ChildrenThe Constant Struggle, or The Backline.

• Write a book with everything you’ve learned, like Ryan Millar’s Take It Easy or Katy Schutte’s The Improviser’s Way.

• Produce your own show for people who are underserved in the community. Whether it features women of colour (like Yas Kween), LGBTQ performers (like Queerprov), or anxious people (like Laugh In The Face of Fear), you have something valuable the community needs: your unique point of view.

Bring it in 2018!

Happy holidays from both of us.

Need a fun gift for your favourite scene partner? We’ve put together a list of goodies you can order from the comfort of home. So grab your vape, settle back on the sofa, and fire up the ol’ computes for this year’s holiday extravaganza.

Let The Games Begin

Card games, board games, Game of Thrones…improvisers love games. Why not surprise your favourite nerd – uh, improviser – with a custom D&D die? If that’s too advanced, think retro entertainment like Twister, Hungry Hungry Hippos, or Jenga. There’s no surer way to put a smile on someone’s face than with a big box of wood.

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Don’t Think Twice

Great acting and lots of insider jokes make this smart, funny, very human film from Mike Birbiglia a must-see. Don’t Think Twice is available on iTunes, BluRay, and DVD.

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TJ and Dave on Vimeo On Demand

OK, we’ll admit this one’s hard to wrap. But with nearly eight hours of footage of the greatest improvisers on Earth, this gift is too good to pass up. It’s especially great for folks outside the U.S. who’ve never seen them perform. Click here or below for this MasterClass in the art of improvisation.

Saint Celebrity Prayer Candles

Light up someone’s life this season with with a candle from Saint Celebrity. You can even request a custom order of your favourite comedy hero, like Colbert, John Oliver, or Samantha Bee. Because God knows, we’re gonna need ’em.

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Good Books

No holiday would be complete without a good book to curl up with. Here are some of our improv faves:

Behind the Scenes: Improvising Long Formand Improvise. Scene from the Inside Out by Mick Napier (with forewords by Stephen Colbert and Bob Odenkirk, no less)

Improvising Better: A Guide for the Working Improviser by Liz Allen and Jimmy Carrane

Improvisation at the Speed of Life: The TJ & Dave Book by TJ Jagodowski & David Pasquesi with Pam Victor

The Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual by Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh

Improvising Now: A Practical Guide to Modern Improv by Rob Norman

Truth in Comedy by Del Close, Charna Halpern and Kim “Howard” Johnson

Long Form Improvisation and American Comedy: The Harold by Matt Fotis

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Improv Tees, Pillows, Mugs & More

Lastly, we’ve expanded our range of designs this year, so there’s bound to be something for the funny person on your list. Click here or below to shop. And happy gifting!

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