Ghostfest 2016

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Ghostfest is the sixth annual longform improv comedy marathon and starts on Friday, October 21st at 6pm and runs through the wee hours of Sunday, October 23rd. Ghostfest is produced by The Torch Theatre as a fundraiser for the Phoenix Improv Festival.

Ghostfest is 32+ hours of non-stop improv action with 80+ different shows, from the sublime to the ridiculous! In addition to performances by The Torch Theatre’s mainstay shows and troupes like Mail Order Bride, Galapagos, The Neighborhood, Zombie Gourmet and The Skewed News Hour, Ghostfest will feature groups & shows from all over the city & nation rocking a wide variety of formats and themed shows to stir up some ridiculous fun!

In addition to primetime performance slots, Ghostfest will include late night, overnight, & early morning shows that skew toward the ridiculous & the experimental. It will also include Ghostfest Jr., a Saturday morning programming block of shows just for kids!

Whether you’re a Ghostfest audience member, volunteer, or performer, don’t forget to tag your photos & social media posts with #ghostfest!

GHOSTFEST 2016 Glow in the Dark Tees!

$20.00 at the festival.

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GHOSTFEST 2016 LINEUP:

All shows at The Torch Theatre (4721 North Central Avenue, Phoenix).

[Click here for show descriptions.]


Friday, October 21st

6pm: 

The Ghostfest 2016 Kickoff Show [10]

Unicorn Bloodbath [20]

Apollo 12 Angry Men [20]

7pm: 

Skewed News Hour


GHOSTFEST PRIME


8pm:

Nina’s 40th Birthday Harold [20]

Robot Destroyers [15]

American Buffalo (OC) [25]

9pm:

Queerest Folks [15]

BillyHawk (LA) [45]

10pm:

Andrew Dale Herman Nelson [25]

Uno [15]

Displacers [20]

11pm:

Snarkfest (LA/Phoenix) [15]

Cool Boyz You Want To Be Friends With (San Diego) [25]

Heart of Darkness [15]

What Did The Fortune From The Cookie On Stina’s Cake Say Last Night? [5]

* Saturday, October 25th


GHOSTFEST LATE NIGHT


Midnight:

Galapagos [20]

TAG-Q [20]

Galapaghostbusters (2016) [15]

1am:

Actual Spiders [20]

Pickles [15]

Punk [10]

Adult Kindergarten [15]

2am:

Pajama Jam [15]

Gym Buddies [15]

Cannonball [15]

Relax, It’s Ralex [15]


GHOSTFEST AFTER HOURS


3am:

Cacophony of Noise [15]

Ry & Marty [20]

Dinner Party [20]

The 1890 American Association of Base-Ball All-Star Game Roster Announcement [5]

4am:

Emoji Vibes [20]

William Whitaker Whitaker [10]

Jose Talks to Random People on the Internet [10]

The Cat’s In The Cradle Musical Improv Jam [10]

Bunny Bunny: The Return [5]

5am:

Adventures on The River Styx [20]

Kitchen Sink Jam [15]

The Guy Fieri Experience [20]

6am

Educational Rap Jam [10]

Laura Ingalls [20]

Sunrise Yoga Jam [30]


GHOSTFEST MORNING


7am:

Solid Gold Dance Jam [15]

The Long And The Short Of It [15]

Dead Man’s Pants [15]

Single Ladies [15]

8am:

Two Sweeties [15]

Rodney [15]

8:30am:

Bjorkfast

9:15am:

**Theatre Cleaning**


GHOSTFEST JR. (FAMILY FRIENDLY)


10am:

Daisyville [10]

Justice League of Extraordinary X-Men [15]

Hogwarts Story Circle [15]

Apollo 12’s Kids Show [15]


GHOSTFEST MIDDAY


11am:

Less Than Dead [15]

E = MC Hammer [15]

Truckers’ Prayer [15]

Rufio [15]

Noon:

Look At That Dog! [15]

Radio Dada [15]

Mack Duncan: 1-Man Show [15]

GIF of the Magi [15]

1pm:

Nellie Oleson [15]

TJ [15]

WoOT! [15]

Two Afterlives [15]

2pm:

Amazons [15]

New Heart [15]

Beach Blanket Bingo [15]

B’Lart [15]


GHOSTFEST AFTERNOON


3pm:

Gifthorse [15]

Relax Your Crack [15]

Bechdel Midterms [15]

Adult Bakery [15]

4pm:

Wizard Sleeves [15]

SIDE COACH! [15]

Evade Nicole [15]

Spearmint [15]

5pm:

Riot Jam [15]

Dangerville [15]

5:30pm

{Cleaning Break}


GHOSTFEST PRIME


6pm:

Havens Tafting [35]

LOL Observatory [10]

Birds & Broads [15]

7pm:

Robot x Whale [San Diego] [20]

Nilla Wafer [15]

BillyHawk [25]

8pm:

Mail Order Something [25]

Judd [25]

Have A Good Weekend, Neil Diamond [10]

9pm:

The Neighborhood


GHOSTFEST SATURDAY NIGHT


10pm:

Terrible Twos [15]

M.E. (LA) [25]

Hickory Dickory Dock [20]

11pm:

Camp Improv Utopia Jam [15]

Cool Strut Baby [15]

Southern Wisdom [15]

Clambake [15]

**Sunday, October 23rd**

Midnight:

The Colony [15]

Kelsey [15]

Desdemona [15]

I’ll Have The Nightmare That She Is Having [15]

1am:

The Beatdown Rap Jam [15]

Wyld Stallyns [10]

London Gold Voiceover Auditions [5]

Zombie Gourmet [15]

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SCHEDULES OF GHOSTFEST’S PAST


All Ghostfest pass – $15.00
— Full marathon access

6 Hour pass – $10.00
— Your six hour window of shows begins upon your first arrival.

Ghostfest Jr. – Free*
— Family Friendly block of shows on Saturday, Oct. 22nd 10am-12pm

*Pay What You Want donation are welcome but not expected.

All tickets are general seating and all proceeds go to support the Phoenix Improv Festival. 

Purchasing advance tickets are below on Square. You will receive confirmation of purchase and your tickets will be available for pick-up at the Box Office by giving your name. If you’d like to reserve your seats in advance for specific shows – please text/call 602-456-2876 or e-mail tickets@thetorchtheatre.com

If you have any questions about ghostfest – call the number above or e-mail info@thetorchtheatre.com.


Performer pass – $10.00
— Ghostfest performers will need to purchase a performer pass.

The Ghostfest performer pass is per person, helps to support the Phoenix Improv Festival, and provides standby access to shows, meaning that patrons with regular Ghostfest wristbands or night passes have priority seating. But Ghostfest performers can upgrade to a full pass for an extra $5! Bonus! Ghostfest performers can get a free standby pass by volunteering for Ghostfest!


    One comment on “Ghostfest 2016
    1. Kendall C. Burdett says:

      This is happening on my birthday and I simply cannot wait.

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