Socially Distant Improv was created on March 13, 2020 and started out as an Instagram account for the sole purpose of giving our friends a platform to perform during the NYC quarantine. Within seven days, the account had exploded to close to 1,000 followers and now broadcasts over 75 live shows a week.
Our shows range from kid friendly content - like our FamProv everyday at 11am EST which features co-founder Dana Shulman with her niece and nephew in the first half, and another family somewhere in the world in the second half - to featuring long-running independent improv teams such as Off Top and Student Driver - to fitness forward shows, like Rob Runs, or music inspired shows, like The Rust Brothers and Shut Up and Play the Hits!, and even late night stand up featuring headliners such as Myq Kaplan and Christiana Jackson.
Right now, during these difficult times, we wanted to help give performers a sense of normalcy among the chaos... to have a place they could perform and give people the opportunity to tune in, laugh, and be distracted, even just for a few minutes. More than anything, we wanted to create something for comedy nerds, by comedy nerds, and we’re really proud of what we’ve accomplished in such a short time. So please, check us out, write to us, pitch us a show! We want you to be a part of this wild little experiment.
We know an online platform will never replace the good old fashioned shows at our favorite brick and mortar locations all over the world; but for now, until we're back, we've got your back...from a safe distance.
-Dana & Kim
Listen to the latest episode of Dennis Has a Podcast featuring a lengthy interview with @SociallyDistantImprov co-founders Dana Shulman & Kimberly Alu
For any reviewers or interested parties out there, feel free to take a look at our official electronic press kit with a ton of information about us, the account, and our programming.
Watch founders Kimberly Alu and Dana Shulman on Frigid NYC as they discuss the network and performing in a new social distancing world.
Read a recent review from Evaleigh's Everything Journal of our broadcast of The Peoples Improv Theater's Monday Madness improv house teams.
Follow us on Instagram @SociallyDistantImprov for updates on our newest comedy festivals, open to ALL to submit and watch! So far we've completed a 25 Hour IG Live Comedy Festival and a 420 IG Live Comedy Festival - performances have included Doug Benson and Myq Kaplan, as well as performers from Freestyle Love Supreme and Astronomy Club!
Feed coming soon