The Short Form Showdown

We are looking for 16 three-person teams to compete in a bracket-style tournament of short form improv games starting July 3, 2019. Each week two teams will go head-to-head playing randomly selected improv games. At the end of the show the audience will vote on which team they think deserves to move to the next round. The team that makes it to the end wins $500 and a night (TBD) performing in The Go Comedy! All-Star Showdown.

To submit:

  • Send an email to .

  • Include your team name, 3 cast members, and contact info for the team captain.

  • Include any Wednesday conflicts between July 3 and August 28

    • Note: for the first three rounds, shows will be at 730 and 9PM; Finals are 8PM on August 28.

    • Note 2: No shows on August 7, because of the Detroit Improv Festival

On June 26, we will choose 8 teams based on casts, experience, previous winners, etc. & 8 teams at random in a live drawing. We will announce the first round schedule on June 27.


  • If chosen, each team must pay a $35 entrance fee, due by July 3, at 5pm. If the fee is not paid, your team may be disqualified.

  • No team may have more than one member of the Go Comedy! Resident Company. (This includes previous cast members or alumni, but does not include understudies/dragon army.)

  • No performer may be on more than one team, or submit more than once.

  • Submissions are due by 5PM on  Tuesday, June 25.

  • Each week two teams will face off. At the end of each show the audience will get one vote per ticket purchased (one ticket per audience member). The team that gets the most votes will win the round. In the semi-finals and finals, in addition to the audience vote, Go Comedy will select 3 impartial judges. These judges will each receive 10 votes to divvy up between the teams based on the night’s performance.

    • In an effort to keep things fair, no member of any team may purchase tickets to a show the s/he/they are performing in. In other words, your friends and family need to purchase their own tickets, and you can’t buy out the theater in advance of the other team. Additionally, only four tickets may be purchased at one time. Any violation of this, or any other unsportsmanlike conduct, will result in immediate elimination.

  • The finals will be a full All-Star Showdown on Wednesday, August 28, 2019.