Think you know your fairy tales? Think again.

Before singing princesses, fairy tales had a heart of darkness. They were stories that explored our basest desires and the consequences of our actions. Over two nights, ImproMafia will improvise a wild and wicked new fairy tale using audience suggestions, taking you on a journey through the deliciously dark heart of your favourite bedtime stories.

Things are definitely going to get Grimm.

Part of the Brisbane Fringe Festival.


The Big House : Smackdown!


Brisbane's ultimate comedy smack-down is the Big House : a grudge match where the best comic improvisers put their wit and courage to the test as their teams battle it out for your laughs.

It’s sudden death, spontaneous, cut-throat comedy that pits off-the-cuff comics and ad-libbers in the ring together – but only one team will reign supreme and win the title of Big House Champions!

In The Big House, only the strong survive and the funny fight on to see another day.

  • Where : Brisbane Arts Theatre, 210 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane QLD 4000
  • When : Doors open at 7pm
  • Sunday 10, 17, 24 & 31 August
  • Tickets available online for only $12, $27 for a season pass or $15 at the door.

The Knock Off at the Powerhouse

Down tools, gather your friends, knock off and start your weekend with a good laugh at the Brisbane Powerhouse.

ImproMafia takes over the KnockOff with four of Brisbane's best comedians working hard to create hilarity with off-the-cuff comedy and songs while you put your feet up and laugh your way into the weekend.

  • When: 6pm, the last Friday of each month.
  • Where: Brisbane Powerhouse
  • How much: absolutely free!


Underdog Impro

Dig up your funnybone this Monday night, as ImproMafia kicks off their ten year anniversary with a new weekly comedy show, Underdog Impro. 

Brisbane's best improvisers will fire off five rapid rounds of improvised scenes, competing for your amusement. It’s your offers that inspire them and your laughs that they crave. 

  • Where: Underdog Pub, 186 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley
  • When: Every Monday night. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30 show.
  • Entry: Free


The Speakeasy

Off the Cuff Comedy

Every second Thursday night, the doors to ImproMafia’s Speakeasy swing open and Brisbane’s best up-and-coming improvisers take to the stage alongside some of ImproMafia’s seasoned veterans to delight an audience of discerning comedy lovers.

  • Where : Casablanca's Cellar Club, 52 Petrie Terrace, near Caxton Street
  • When: Doors open at 7.
  • Entry is free.

Posted 27/4/14