Improv and Laughter at the M.i Westside Comedy Theatre


Stop into M.i Westside Comedy Theatre for some improv and laughs in beautiful Santa Monica! Just a 5-minute walk from the theatre, Broughton’s boutique Georgian Hotel is the perfect place to stay for a weekend under the California sun.


About M.i Westside Comedy Theatre

In 1998, 6 guys from the improv group Mission IMPROVable at UMASS Amherst moved to Chicago to continue to learn and perform the art of improvisation. In 2000, Mission IMPROVable started touring their short form comedy show and in 2001 after a show at the National Association for Campus Activities, the group realized their success. Shortly thereafter, the group began performing shows at college campuses all across the country with nothing but their crew and a van named “Vanarky”. The success of their comedy show prompted the hiring of a second generation of improvisers, which eventually grew into a third, and a fourth, and on and on..


In 2002 the first generation of improvisers moved to Los Angeles to develop a sketch pilot for MTV. Although beat out by another show, Mission IMPROVable continued to be a permanent fixture on many of LA’s most popular comedy stages. On April 1, 2009 the group purchased M.i’s Westside Comedy Theatre. Bracing the standup community, the M.i guys started a training center in 2011 and opened a bar. Currently, Mission IMPROVable has over 50 members and performs over 350 shows a year from Hawaii to Singapore. The group is also involved in projects for film, TV, and the creation of a podcast network titled Westcast Network, equipped with an in-house recording studio.


If you want to see the original owners of the theatre perform, you can catch them every Thursday night for free in The Grind. Some other shows in the month of March feature:

  • Lip Sync Extravaganza
  • Nerdology
  • Virgin Sacrifice
  • Unnecessary Evil
  • OFF the WALL
  • Gandhi Show: LA
  • Neal Brennan and Friends
  • Westside Laugh Party
  • Making Up A Murderer
  • Pretty, Pretty Pony

…And more! Ticket prices vary, depending on the show. For details on upcoming shows and a full events calendar, click here. Don’t forget to meet the performers and check out the available classes at the theatre. Stay up to date with the M.i Westside Comedy Theatre by following them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.




Improv and Laughter at the M.i Westside Comedy Theatre

Where: M.i Westside Comedy Theatre– Santa Monica, CA

When: March 1st -31st



Where to Stay


Georgian Hotel

Stay stylish by the sea! No place captures the spirit of Southern California like Santa Monica- and no building captures the spirit of Santa Monica like the distinctively Art Deco-styled Georgian Hotel. Original period details meet modern amenities at this refurbished California classic built in 1933. 1415 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA. 310.395.9945.