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Best Improv Group BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Dad's Garage

Best Improv Group BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics

Best Improv BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Carlos Giron

Best Improv BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Dad's Garage Theatre (Featured)

Best improv group BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Guest Critic
Dad's Garage Theatre (Featured)

Best improv group BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Dad's Garage AND Village Theatre

Best improv group BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Dad's Garage Theatre (Featured)

Best improv group BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Dad's Garage Theatre (Featured)

Best improv group BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Dad's Garage

Best improv group BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Dad's Garage Theatre (Featured)

Improv group BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Dad's Garage Theatre (Featured)

Best place to cut your teeth BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Relapse Theatre (Permanently Closed)
Veteran improvisers and big-name comedians alike perform at the five-year-old Relapse Theatre. But the 14th Street venue also serves as a proving ground for aspiring funny people. Richard Kickers applies the open-mic concept to improv comedy. Relapse also offers a wide variety of shows, from straightforwardmore...
Veteran improvisers and big-name comedians alike perform at the five-year-old Relapse Theatre. But the 14th Street venue also serves as a proving ground for aspiring funny people. Richard Kickers applies the open-mic concept to improv comedy. Relapse also offers a wide variety of shows, from straightforward stand-up to "Whose Line is it Anyway?"-style games. A former church, Relapse baptizes would-be comics in the spirit of laughter. 380 14th St. 404-343-0347. relapsecomedy.com. less...

Best improv group BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Dad's Garage Theatre (Featured)

Runner-up: Whole World Improv Theatre


1216 Spring St. N.W., 404-817-7529, wholeworldtheatre.com

Best improv group BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Dad's Garage Theatre (Featured)
Runner-up Whole World Theatre 1226 Spring St., 404-817-7529, www.wholeworldtheatre.com

Best improv group BOA Award Winner

Dad's Garage Theatre

Best Improv Group BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Dad's Garage Theatre (Featured)

Best Improv Group BOA Award Winner

Dad's Garage

Best Improv Show BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
PushPush Arts

Best Improv Group BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Dad's Garage Theatre (Featured)

Best Improv Group BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Whole Foods Market

Best Improv Group BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Dad's Garage Theatre (Featured)
The novelty of improvisational comedy is that it’s always a surprise to performers and audiences alike. Also the Reader’s Choice for Best Improv Group, DAD’S GARAGE THEATRE (under new artistic director Kate Warner) takes the spirit of improv to heart by constantly dabblingmore...
The novelty of improvisational comedy is that it’s always a surprise to performers and audiences alike. Also the Reader’s Choice for Best Improv Group, DAD’S GARAGE THEATRE (under new artistic director Kate Warner) takes the spirit of improv to heart by constantly dabbling with off-beat ways to keep its comedy fresh, from new formats like the wrestling-inspired comedy competition Brawl! to new settings for its improvised soap opera Scandal! The playhouse’s 10th birthday celebration in June found the entire troupe, from seasoned vets to young upstarts, in supremely silly form and ready to take on another 10 years. less...

Best Improv Group BOA Award Winner

Dad's Garage Theater Company

Best Improv Group BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Dad's Garage Theatre (Featured)

Best Improv Event BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Improv In The Park
Last spring, in conjunction with the centennial celebration of Piedmont Park, IMPROV IN THE PARK took teams from Atlanta's three leading improv troupes - Dad's Garage Theatre, Laughing Matters and Whole World Theatre - and gave them the unique chance to amuse audiences "al fresco". The shows injectedmore...
Last spring, in conjunction with the centennial celebration of Piedmont Park, IMPROV IN THE PARK took teams from Atlanta's three leading improv troupes - Dad's Garage Theatre, Laughing Matters and Whole World Theatre - and gave them the unique chance to amuse audiences "al fresco". The shows injected fresh levels of excitement by featuring three teams performing in a single night; drawing unusually large, lively audiences (up to 1,000 by the final performance); and providing an open-air format with off-beat opportunities for spontaneous humor, like the Dad's Garage team bringing a spectator's dog on stage to play "Lassie." Let's hope it becomes an annual event. less...

Best Improv Group BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Dad's Garage

Best Improv Group BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Dad's Garage

Best Improv Group BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Dad'S Garage Theatre
Again this year the honor goes to DAD'S GARAGE THEATRE, but not for the reason you think. The Inman Park comedic madhouse had to do some mighty fast improvising of a different sort this spring when served a cease-and-desist letter over its show "Archie's Weird Fantasy". Seems the "Archie Comics" folksmore...
Again this year the honor goes to DAD'S GARAGE THEATRE, but not for the reason you think. The Inman Park comedic madhouse had to do some mighty fast improvising of a different sort this spring when served a cease-and-desist letter over its show "Archie's Weird Fantasy". Seems the "Archie Comics" folks weren't too pleased with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's take on the red-headed hero, so the playwright and Dad's crew had to frantically rework the show the day before its opening. Apparently all those years of putting on gut-bustingly hilarious improv comedy nights paid off. "280 Elizabeth St., 404-523-3141. www.dadsgarage.com." less...

Best Improv Group BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Dad'S Garage Theatre
Here we go again. Year after year, we keep saying we're "not" going to name DAD'S GARAGE THEATRE Best Improv Group. And year after year, they just keep pushing that envelope of hilarity. Mainstays like "Theatre Sports" and "Gorilla Theatre" are still on the menu, but the Dad's kids have added new showsmore...

Here we go again. Year after year, we keep saying we're "not" going to name DAD'S GARAGE THEATRE Best Improv Group. And year after year, they just keep pushing that envelope of hilarity. Mainstays like "Theatre Sports" and "Gorilla Theatre" are still on the menu, but the Dad's kids have added new shows like "Ask Dr. Frapples" (a session of "Improv Therapy") and taken their popular "Scandal!" soap opera into the realm of fantasy, a la "Lord of the Rings." Go ahead, just try not to giggle.


"280 Elizabeth St. 404-523-3141. www.dadsgarage.com".

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Best Improv Group BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Dad's Garage Theatre (Featured)

Best Improv Group BOA Award Winner

Dad's Garage Theatre (Featured)
280 Elizabeth St. 404-523-3141 www.dadsgarage.com. Improv comedy has gotten easier to find in Atlanta in the past year, with new troupes like the Comedy Response Unit gaining momentum and old favorites like Whole World Theatre still selling out weekly. Dad's Garage, though, remains the local leadermore...
280 Elizabeth St. 404-523-3141 www.dadsgarage.com. Improv comedy has gotten easier to find in Atlanta in the past year, with new troupes like the Comedy Response Unit gaining momentum and old favorites like Whole World Theatre still selling out weekly. Dad's Garage, though, remains the local leader in terms of in-your-face attitude and sidesplitting originality. Consider the latest season of "Scandal!", the improvised soap opera that included inventive and outlandish characters like an Amish scientist on board a space station, a prim British android and a human-cow hybrid. The humor may be juvenile at times, but it's fresh and frantic enough to make you hope the guys at the Garage never grow up. less...

Best Improv Group BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Picked By » Readers
Dad's Garage Theatre (Featured)
Atlanta has plenty of talented improvisational comedy troupes worth at least one visit — Whole World Theatre even has a TV show on Turner South. But Dad's Garage keeps concocting new reasons to bring audiences back for more. In addition to the "normal" (and I use the word loosely) improv show TheatreSports,more...
Atlanta has plenty of talented improvisational comedy troupes worth at least one visit — Whole World Theatre even has a TV show on Turner South. But Dad's Garage keeps concocting new reasons to bring audiences back for more. In addition to the "normal" (and I use the word loosely) improv show TheatreSports, Dad's comes up with more unusual evenings like its newly developed improv game show "$ $ $" and the spur-of-the-moment soap opera "Scandal," which recently finished its third season. less...

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