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Spooky Improv Comedy Kicks Off New Series

Smart and witty comedy that keeps audiences engaged and uplifted.

Mark your calendars for a night of spooky improv comedy as Oddity Improv takes the stage at the Mockingbird Theater at The Factory beginning October 30, 2023. The first show, titled “Night Of The Living Oddity,” will kick off their Monday night series at 7:30 p.m. Audiences can expect side-splitting laughter, unexpected twists and unforgettable moments every Monday through Dec. 18.

Founded by Chris Guerra and Kelsey Cooke, Oddity Improv prides themselves on aiming for smart comedy and avoiding the grotesque. “We are a joy-infused community that builds confidence, creativity and teamwork through our classes and workshops offered to adults and youth on an on-going basis,” the groups says.

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Judith Hoag

Weekly Surprise Guests!

The October 30th show features Judith Hoag, known for her iconic roles in Halloweentown, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Nashville. After that, each weekly performance will continue with guest stars.

In addition to the special guest stars, Oddity Improv is introducing a monthly themed format, promising a fresh and unique experience each time you attend. November kicks off with “Thankful Improv,” where the troupe will explore the lighter side of gratitude and appreciation. December brings “Holiday Improv” to the stage, promising holiday-themed hilarity.

“As we continue to train and build our roster of performers, you will see a mix of students and teachers all performing together. Joy and community are so important to us,” said Chris Guerra and Kelsey Cooke, co-founders of Oddity Improv. “We’re absolutely thrilled to be making the Mockingbird Theater at The Factory our new home and in the new year we will have a permanent training space inside The Factory.”

Their mission is to establish Oddity Improv as the foremost establishment in Tennessee for improv training, sketch comedy and character focused performance. Additionally, they aim to foster and strengthen the filmmaking community in the southeastern region of the United States.

Tickets for Oddity Improv’s shows at the Mockingbird Theater at The Factory are available for purchase online at


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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.