Teams & Shows

Irreverent Improv has teams and performers based in San Jose, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and Chicago ready and eager to perform for you.

Our San Jose, California based teams were created and are produced in a very close affiliation with American Improv Theatre.

Foolish Bureau of Irreverence

When the members of Irreverent Improv perform, they become agents of the FBI – the Foolish Bureau of Irreverence – bringing a variety of characters to life in a fun, fast-paced show that provides memorable entertainment for its audiences.

Legends of Public Access

fast paced duo formed by John Abbott and Chris Shurland a decade ago in Chicago.  Their shows seamlessly transition between scenes as they explore characters you might chance upon at a dive bar, a bus terminal, …or on public access television. John and Chris have had a blast performing at theaters and improv festivals across the country.


Pandamonium is a Santa Barbara-based high energy, high fun  improv ensemble that entertains crowds with interactive, fast-paced short and long form improv.  

Golden Radio Hour

A weekly ‘radio’ teleplay performing live online every Saturday night with a revolving cast of American Improv Theatre performers and special guests.  When the pandemic forced live theater to stop, Chris Shurland immediately approached long-time collaborators John Abbott and Jeff Ringgold to make it a reality and give it a home at San Jose’s American Improv Theatre.  You can hear Jeff, John, and Chris live any given Saturday night via AIT’s Facebook page.

Embarrassment of Pandas

Embarrassment of Pandas is a mischievous long form improv troupe entertaining audiences in Santa Barbara with their unique brand of fun.



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