Los Angeles Performers Join Together to Shatter the World Record for the Longest Improv Show

Comedians will perform one continuous improvised show for 150 hours at iO West during the 13th Annual Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival
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LOS ANGELES - July 28, 2015 - PRLog -- The 13th Annual Improv Comedy Festival at iO West  announced today that a group of comedians will perform one continuous improvised show for 150 hours, setting a new World Record as the Longest Improv Show.  Named the 7 Day Show by producers Keith Saltojanes and Rob O’Connor, the attempt will begin August 2, 2015 and run 24 hours per day through the end of the Festival on August 8.

Launched by a single suggestion selected off of Twitter (#7dayshow), each team will perform for 30 to 60 minutes, including a transition period with the next team, creating a seamless, continuous performance.  This ensemble of performers will represent the local improv community, including people and teams from iO West, UCB, Groundlings, Second City as well as improv groups from across the country and as far away as Australia.  Teams include well-known comedians such as FrankenMatt (Frank Caeiti of MadTV and Matt Craig of SNL), and Mo Collins (MadTV, Parks&Rec).

“Come witness history as we shatter the previous record of 70 hours!” offers producer Rob O’Connor.  “Nothing of this feat has ever been attempted before and we plan on setting an untouchable number.”

Keith Saltojanes, producer of 7 Day Show adds, “In addition to breaking this new record, our goals are also to expand awareness and explore the art-form of improvisational comedy and community of talented performers that exist here in Los Angeles.”  He continues, “We want to simultaneously push the limits of how much a person can create in their minds and live in imaginary circumstances via improvised scenes, while performing a show unlike any other even attempted.”

The audience is invited to “be part of history” by participating in an open jam from 3pm-4pm daily where anyone can get on stage and participate.

The full show will be streamed live on Periscope.  Tickets are available to view the show each hour daily from 7:30PM – 12:30AM for $5 in the Loft at iO West. Outside the Festival times, admission is Free. Tickets can be purchased online at http://ioimprov.com/west/festivals/annual-improv-comedy-festival/shows/ (http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fioimprov.com%2Fw...)  or at the box office the day of the performance.

Both Keith Saltojanes & Rob O'Connor are spearheading the show. They are veteran improvisers, writers, and actors who have studied at iO West, The Second City, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, and have taught and performed improv comedy all around the country.  http://www.keithsaltojanes.com/

iO West hosts the best and brightest that comedy has to offer at the 13th Annual LA Improv Comedy Festival.  This week long event will feature shows simultaneously on three stages, including competition categories, celebrity headliners and judges, as well as a variety of comedy workshops.  For more information please visit the LAIFC web page, http://ioimprov.com/west/festivals/annual-improv-comedy-festival/ and follow the LAICF on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/laicfestival  #LAICF.

IO (formerly Improv Olympic) is a world famous long-form Improv-comedy theater with branches in both Los Angeles and Chicago.  Celebrities such as Tina Fey, Chris Farley, Mike Meyers, and Amy Poehler have studied and performed here.  The iO West Theater has been, and continues to be, the home for some of the most popular comedic shows in Los Angeles for over almost two decades and offers a full training center for improv and writing classes.  iO West features a full bar, nightly shows and year round classes.

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