Hire Go Comedy’s cast of improvisers and sketch comedy writers to make any event or occasion funnier—including corporate workshops, school assemblies or birthday/retirement parties. Plus, our 100-seat theater is available to rent for private parties and gatherings. Read more about our full lineup of services below.
- Improv & Sketch Shows
- Workshops & Training
- Theater Rentals
- Client Testimonials
- Our Team
Improv Wherever, Whenever
Want to create the funniest, most memorable surprise party/team-building event/Tuesday possible? Go Comedy! has more than 25 experienced improvisers and comedy writers on staff—ready and willing to entertain your family, friends or colleagues. We’ll come to you or you can come to our theater. Think of Go Comedy! when you’re planning your next event.
- - 20- to 90-Minute Improv Shows for Any Occasion
- - Improv Comedy Workshops for Businesses, Organizations, Fraternities/Sororities and more
- - Improv “Roasts” for Birthday and Retirement Parties
- - School Assemblies & Senior All-Night Parties
- - Live Auctions
- - Custom Comedy Shows—Written Exclusively for Your Event
Performance and workshop rates vary based on date, time and duration.
Contact Andy French at 248.677.1472 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information regarding rentals, events, and corporate, or non-corporate parties.
Supporting the Ideas of Others
Give and Take
Does your company need to work on these things?
Workshops range from 90 minutes (2 hours?) to a full day of 6 hours.
Need help working as a successful team?
Let us train your group to function as a well-oiled machine. We use hilarious improv games to teach people how to be a crucial part of the team. Learn to cooperate and create together and have a great time doing it.
Listening and Communication
Are there roadblocks in your group’s communication?
Clear communication will help your entire organization. We’ll lead your group through fun exercises designed to improve their listening skills. Learn to say “Yes, And” when communicating, and watch your group morale improve and productivity soar.
Are your managers the best leaders they can be?
A team is only as effective as its leader. GO will help your management team improve their skills so they can lead by example. Skills such as listening, conflict resolution, and motivation are covered in fun, hands-on exercises.
Please contact Andy French at email@example.com for more information or to book a workshop.
Rent Go Comedy! Improv Theater
Need a place to gather your 100 closest friends or 100 wealthiest acquaintances? Go Comedy! Improv Theater is an excellent option for your next event. Our 100-seat theater, stage, and full bar are available to rent for private parties and gatherings. Recent events have included:
- - Birthday Parties (Surprise and Non-Surprise)
- - Retirement Parties
- - Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
- - Baby Showers
- - Awards Ceremonies
- - Wedding Receptions
- - Meetings, Discussions and Guest Speakers
- - Fundraisers (Ask about our specific fundraising options)
You can rent Go Comedy! for private performances of our comedy shows, or just rent the theater for your event. The full-service, top-shelf Go Bar offers both cash- and open-bar options. We do not offer any catering beyond chips, pretzels and cheese & crackers, but you’re welcome to bring any food with you. We’ll also be happy to recommend nearby restaurants that offer catering.
Event rental rates vary based on date, time and whether a Go Comedy! performance is involved. Contact Andy French for information on rentals, at 248.677.1472 or firstname.lastname@example.org
It's challenging to build teamwork and trust across a team through traditional workshops and training. Go Comedy! workshops are the only place I've seen real success. The coaching is professional, authentic, and just the thing to push team members out of their comfort zones and into taking risks, trusting their team members, and accepting challenges with nothing more than faith in themselves and their team members to go on. By the end of the day my team was accomplishing tasks none of them would have considered possible that morning. Refreshing, fun, rewarding, and energizing - it's not training so much as a megadose of creative power for your mind.
Nathan Hughes, Co-Founder Detroit Labs
The training that our group received. entertained participants while allowing them to develop skills that would make them more confident litigators. Our instructor was patient, courteous, knowledgeable and funny. His demeanor helped participants to relax when performing onstage. The show following the workshop was also enjoyed by all, and I received many thanks for organizing the workshop.
Executive Council Member of the Young Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Michigan
Before taking classes at Go!, I considered improv only as entertainment. Now I realize that the theories underlying improv, especially the concentrated listening skills, are directly applicable in professional settings. Improv has made me a better instructor and administrator.
Professor Holly Helterhoff
Director, LTU Scholars and Undeclared Programs
Senior Lecturer, Technical and Professional Communication
College of Arts and Sciences
Lawrence Technological University
Working with the staff at Go Comedy to create and produce our event was a real pleasure. They were very helpful and accommodating, from our first e-mail exchange all the way through to the end of the show. The show was a blast and all of our members had a great time. I received a lot of comments about what a terrific venue we picked.
Ginger K. Greager, CPSM
It’s taken a few days to recover from what was one of the very best nights of my life. I have not laughed so much EVER. I honestly couldn't have asked for anything more (accept to make it go on longer) Everyone had a fantastic time and I've received notes and emails from the attendees all blown away by the experience. The whole team delivered a knock out performance.
Dawn D. New-Echlin
Garret and Louie were awesome. We got a ton of great feedback on their work. Of the people we had there working for us in different capacities, they were the most polite and lowest maintenance, which is a huge plus for us. Quite funny as well.
CRISPIN PORTER + BOGUSKY | BOULDER, CO | PUBLIC WORKS
Nancy Edwards (Director of Corporate Communications)
Nancy has been working in improvisation and sketch comedy since 1994 when she became a performer and writer in the mainstage cast of The Second City Theatre in Detroit. She then went on to become a director and instructor of improvisation. Nancy has taught improv and comedic writing since 1996 at the Second City in both Detroit and Chicago. In 1997 Nancy was chosen as the first ever guest professor of improvisation in the Drama department of Michigan State University. She later served as Director of Arts, Culture and Film for Oakland County from 1998 to 2001. In 2002, Nancy was named the Producer of the Second City Detroit before moving to Chicago to serve as a Producer of corporate events for Second City Communications. Nancy has nearly two decades of experience in corporate training and entertainment. She has produced, directed, written or performed in hundreds of comedic shows for business events and parties. She has also taught countless workshops for corporate teams, utilizing her vast knowledge of improvisation to teach skills such as team building and leadership.
Peter Werthmann (Facilitator/Consultant)
Alan Fox (Facilitator/Consultant)
Peter & Alan provide a unique combination of Improv comedy and corporate background and expertise. They have a combined 65 years of corporate experience working for a major automotive manufacturer. Their areas of specialization have been in Labor Relations, Salaried Personnel & Compensation, Training and Organizational Development. They have held numerous management positions, including Human Resources Manager, Manager of Leadership Programs and Training Manager. A principle focus of their careers has been developing and conducting organizational development interventions, training programs and workshops, internal consulting, and coaching and counseling senior leadership of the company. Having conquered corporate America, they set their sights on a new goal: Improv Comedy. They completed their Improv comedy education at the Improv Inferno in Ann Arbor. From there they joined The Generation Gap, an improv troupe that has performed regularly at The Improv Inferno and Go Comedy! Improv Theater, as well as numerous shows and events throughout Southeast Michigan. Over the past 10 plus years they have been leadership and organization development consultants to numerous organizations. Combining their careers and their newfound love of improv, they’ve found a way to use both to get the most out of their corporate clients at leadership workshops/conferences.
Pj Jacokes (Facilitator/Writer/Consultant)
Pj is the producer and co-owner of The Go Comedy! Improv Theater, as well as the director of GoU: The Improv Academy - which teaches improvisation and sketch comedy writing to people from all walks of life. He was the producer of GoCorp from 2008-2010. Pj got his start at The Second City, Detroit in 1997, and worked his way up from student to Head Instructor. Pj is a graduate of U of D High (’95) and The University of Michigan.
Bryan Lark (Director of Touring Productions)