Are You Trying to Kill Me?


Introducing a high-energy improvised comedy with a wicked, dangerous streak. 

Direct from the 2015 Adelaide Fringe Festival, Are You Trying To Kill Me? is by turns dramatic, hilarious, theatrical and off-the-cuff. But your suggestions aren’t the only things pulling the strings – it’s an unseen figure behind the scenes that is keeping these improvising comics on their toes.

Featuring two of Queensland’s finest improvisers in Tom Dunstan (two-time Theatresports National Championships winner, 2007-2013) and David Massingham (Theatresports National Championships, 2009-10,2014; Theatresports Grand Championships winner, 2013), this experimental and darkly comic format hits Brisbane for the first time this April. 

Are You Trying to Kill Me? is Waiting for Godot, if Godot was waiting for the actors just off stage with a bad temper and a large baseball bat. And if Waiting for Godot was made up on the spot.

“Very funny” – Sunshine and Gin
“The audience delighted in the improbable plot” – CitizenJ
“Amazingly versatile actors work spontaneously without scripts” – Stage Whispers

  • One show only! 
  • 7pm Saturday April 18th
  • Hamilton Town Hall, Corner of Rossiter Parade and Racecourse Road, Hamilton
  • Tickets just $10

Tales from the Old Country

Audiences will visit their favourite passive-aggressive grandparents and find out the hilarious truth about their heritage in ImproMafia’s new improvised comedy Tales from the Old Country as part of the Brisbane Comedy Festival.

The completely unscripted show will see grandparents Amy Currie and Luke Rimmelzwaan taking their cues from the audience as they tell stories about their past in the undefined (but vaguely European) ‘Old Country’, spill juicy family secrets and blatantly play favourites (because frankly they’ve never forgiven your father for what he did at Easter in 1986). Good grandchildren might even get a biscuit.

  • Saturday 7, 14 and 21 March 2015 @ 5:30pm -Rooftop Terrace, Brisbane Powerhouse (ages 15+)
  • $25 plus booking fee (single ticket $3, multiple tickets $6)
  • Bookings: or +61 7 3358 8600

Iron Improviser 10 : Ju-nen

The stage is set once again for the tenth anniversary of the ultimate impro showdown...

Armed with nothing but their wits and their training, ImproMafia’s finest newcomers and veterans will be thrown into Impro Stadium to fend for themselves.

Stripped of their names, each player battles for the right to be known as Iron Improviser Kitsune. But to progress through the impro trials they must craft improvised comedy scenes of such beauty and hilarity that they win over the three Iron Judges.

16 players battle for comedic supremacy, but there can only be one victor! This is a comedy night fans of “Thank God You’re Here” and “Whose Line is It Anyway?” cannot afford to miss…

  • Venue: Brisbane Arts Theatre, 210 Petrie Terrace
  • Date: Sunday 21st of Dec
  • Start and Finish Times: 6.30pm
  • Tickets: $15

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