SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival

January 26 & 27, 2018

The SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival is two days of almost-but-not-quite non-stop improv comedy. Each day features a marathon-style lineup of sets by performers from around the world.

This year’s fest will feature performances by The Law Firm (Members of The Law Firm of have starred in and written for 30 Rock, Broad City, Best Week Ever, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Louie & more), North Coast (Hip Hop improv from NYC) and dozens more improv teams from around the world!

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Friday, January 26:
In Advance: $16 | $15 student & senior | $14.50 ArtsQuest Member
Day of: $19 | $18 student & senior | $17 ArtsQuest Member

Buy Friday Pass

Saturday, January 27:
In Advance: $25 | $23.50 student & senior | $22.50 ArtsQuest Member
Day of: $29 | $27 student & senior | $26 ArtsQuest Member

Buy Saturday Pass

The Law Firm (New York, NY)

The Law Firm

Have you been wronged by someone in your life? A bad boss, a shitty friend, an ex who stole your identity? The Law Firm wants to represent YOU. Watch as UCBT’s finest improvisers turn one audience member’s testimony into a fully improvised show. Members of The Law Firm of have starred in and written for 30 Rock, Broad City, Best Week Ever, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Louie, Netflix, HBO, & more!

You can catch them performing every Friday night in New York City at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.

North Coast (New York, NY)

North Coast

With a cast of improv comedy veterans from The Upright Citizens Brigade, the Peoples Improv Theater and The Magnet theaters in New York City, North Coast’s explosive performances have been packing comedy venues, universities, and festivals nationwide since 2009. Built around a single suggestion from an audience member, the show’s improvised scenes escalate into full-blown hip-hop songs, facilitated by one of our world renowned beatboxers, including Ethan “Exacto” Scott & Kaila Mullady.

With their seamless melding of comedic timing and freestyle rapping abilities, North Coast frequently blurs the line between comedy show and concert, drawing audiences from the comedy, hip-hop, and theater communities for an experience that has been hailed as “mind-blowing” and “next level” by critics and audiences alike.

Named one of the “Top Ten Best Comedy Shows” by Time Out New York, North Coast has been featured in Slate’s Podcast The Gist, The Village Voice, and The New York Times Comedy Listings. Currently, you can catch them performing every Saturday night in New York City at The Peoples Improv Theater.


Friday, January 26

6:30pm The Ceremonial First “Yes and” Ceremony
6:45 Yard Sale (Lehigh Valley, PA)
7:00 GOOSEMAN (Lehigh Valley, PA)
7:15 Gym Crush (New York, NY)
7:35 KnucklePuck (Hartford, CT)
7:55 Staycation (Lehigh Valley, PA)
8:15 Bird & Friends (New York, NY)
8:35 Judy Big Mouth (Upright Citizens Brigade, NYC)
9:05 Bronson (New York, NY)
9:35 North Coast (New York, NY)
10:35 The Associated Mess (Lehigh Valley, PA)
10:55 Improv Technicians (Newark, NJ)
11:10 Giggle *Tux (Lehigh Valley, PA)
11:25 The Jonoscene  (New York, NY)
11:40 Windows 98 (Philadelphia, PA)
12:00am Cosmos (New York, NY)
12:15am One Last Thing (Lehigh Valley, PA)
12:30am Improv Jam!


11:00am To Be Determined (Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA)
11:15am Hobo Army (Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA)
11:30am Central York HS Improv (York, PA)
11:45am UiP (Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA)
12:00pm No Parking Players (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA)
12:15 Lancaster Improv Players (Lancaster, PA)
12:30 AH, OK (Dallas, TX)
12:50 The Time Bandits (Philadelphia, PA)
1:05 Planet Genre (Detroit, MI)
1:25 The Quitters (Washington D.C.)
1:40 VanDamage (Lehigh Valley, PA)
2:00 Up in the Attic (Providence, RI)
2:20 Robot Love (Hartford, CT)
2:40 Synced Up (Lehigh Valley, PA)
2:55 Dark Sneak Love Action (New York, NY)
3:15 Playground (New York, NY)
3:30 Yo JP! (Lehigh Valley, PA)
3:45 The Wrasslers (New York, NY)
4:05 King Bee (Washington D.C.)
4:25 The Fourtets (Lehigh Valley, PA)
4:40 Aftermath (Baltimore, MD)
5:00 Sad Trombone (Philadelphia, PA)
5:20 Sea Tea Improv Touring Co. (Hartford, CT)
5:40 CHUCHO (New York, NY)
6:00 #Bestof (Lehigh Valley, PA)
6:20 My Privacy (New York, NY)
6:40 Family Laundry (Lehigh Valley, PA)
7:00 Peach Pit (San Francisco, CA)
7:20 Horse Girl (Upright Citizens Brigade, NYC)
7:40 Stevedore (Denver, CO)
8:00 With Mirth & Laughter (Philadelphia, PA)
8:30 Los Profesores (New York, NY)
9:00 Charlie (New York, NY)
9:30 The Law Firm (New York, NY)
10:30 The Flumplenarfs (Lehigh Valley, PA)
10:50 Jane Don’t (New York, NY)
11:10 Cranks & Pulleys (Lehigh Valley, PA)
11:25 Crisis: Improvised Comic Book (New York, NY)
11:45 Captain PhD (Washington D.C.)
12:00am Cat Sweaters (Lehigh Valley, PA)
12:20am Straight White Men (New York, NY)
12:40am Bandjob (Harrisburg, PA)
1:00am Fancy Boys (Pittsburg, PA)
1:15am #News (Lehigh Valley, PA)
1:30am Closing Improv Jam!


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