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Coachella Valley Improv/Comedy Festival

Friday, May 29 at 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre 68510 East Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City (the former IMAX theater.)

The Coachella Valley Improv/Comedy Festival celebrates its 5th and most exciting year by moving into Coachella Valley Repertory’s newly-renovated state of the art theater, located at 68510 East Palm Canyon Drive in Cathedral City (the former IMAX theater.)  


Founded in 2014 at the Indio Performing Arts Center, then transforming itself into the Joshua Tree Improv/Comedy Festival, the popular event draws up and coming stand up comics, sketch comics and improvisers from across the nation as well as household names.  Past festivals have featured Emmy award winners, a Belushi and legendary stand up comic Tom Dreesen. 


Competitors perform in front of a live audience, and audience voting determines winners in each category.  Last year’s overall winner, the improv duo redDoor, based in Los Angeles, returns as the reigning champions along with Jason Stuart, who won the stand up category.  Both will be performing Saturday night and teaching workshops that same day.


The 2020 festival will be held May 29-31 and will feature an opening night celebration honoring Joyce Bulifant, a regular on the Mary Tyler Moore show, and Steve Bluestein, stand up comic, author, playwright and founding member of The Groundlings.  Comedy and improvisation workshops take place Saturday and Sunday during the day.


All events are open to the public, with tickets ranging from $15 for comedy competitions to $95 for a 3 day pass.


For more info, call the CVRep box office at (760) 296-2966 or email

Event Type

Theatre & Shows, Comedy, Festivals


Cathedral City





$15 for comedy competitions to $95 for a 3 day pass


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