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38 Star Starred
Bayfront Theater
2 Marina Blvd At Buchanan St San Francisco, CA 94123
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4.5 average rating
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16 reviews
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attended Sep 12 2009

Two separate stories woven together brilliantly. Each actor plays a few characters, and each one seems so natural.
What amazes me is that it's never predictable. They always think of clever developments so it doesn't seem formula. It's easy to...continued

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attended Sep 13 2008

This is the best improv group I have ever seen. We have seen improv all over the country and not one comes close to BATS. We are constantly amazed at the level of humor they reach.

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Henry S. Rosenthal
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5 reviews
10 stars
attended Sep 12 2009

Highly skilled and uniquely talented, the BATS improv group provides an evening of superb comedy entertainment. It just doesn't get better than this. Rafe Chase and his gang are national treasures and we are lucky enough to have them in residence...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“Bounce-in-your-seat funny.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“San Francisco’s premiere improvisational theater…[its] long-form festival showcase[s] top-notch new and veteran players in various formats.”_ —The S.F. Bay Guardian_
“San Francisco’s Best Improv Company. Chicago has Second City. L.A. has the Groundlings and San Francisco has BATS.”_ –S.F. Weekly_


BATS Improv, fifteen-time winner of “Best of the Bay” accolades, presents a night of improvisational theatre in a format called “Double Feature,” where two completely improvised “films” unfold simultaneously before your eyes. At the top of the show, the audience is asked for two original “titles of movies that have never been made.” The improvisers use those titles to create two distinct stories, unique in genre, tone, and character.

It’s one of BATS’ most popular formats. Audiences enjoy watching just four improvisers play multiple characters (often in the same scene). Bouncing back and forth between two stories keeps the action lively. Directed by format creator Rafe Chase.

About the Ticket Supplier: BATS Improv

BATS Improv has entertained Bay Area audiences since 1986. Their unique style of acting-based improvisational theatre has made them the Bay Area's largest improv theater company and school and is a benchmark for improv all over the world.