EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Prepare to have your funny bone tickled a local fest is back in action right here in the Chippewa Valley. This time you can find comedians from all backgrounds performing this weekend but the twist is its all improvised!
New York City Comedians, Kelly Buttermore and Justin Peters joined Hello Wisconsin to share more about the festival and put their improv skills to the test.
2017 ECIF Team Roster with some photos
Friday, March 10th: Teams playing
Chaos Lifeguard, Chicago featuring ECIF Special guest artist Jacob Shuda* and EC native Jesse Wood.
Memorial High Improv, Eau Claire
Side Pickle, Minneapolis
Stay at Home Dads, Eau Claire
From Justin to Kelly, New York* third year in a row they have made the trip from NY
I am the show (Christopher George solo improv), Chicago*
Dylan Rhode, Omaha*
Grack! , Boston and Eau Claire
Saturday, March 11th Teams Playing
Memorial High , Eau Claire
Fridley High, Fridley, MN.
EC Local Celebrities including WEAU TV-13’s Courtney Everett, Local author Jason Splichal, Visit Eau Claire Director Linda John, and Jake Lindgren of Downstage Left!
Chaos Lifeguard , Chicago
Shambles, Eau Claire
XX*, Eau Claire
Elliot Heinz and Mack Hastings Eau Claire
2017 ECIF Headliner
Jacob Shuda, Musical Director at The Second City in Chicago
Eau Claire Native and Memorial High School Improv Alumni
Jacob Shuda is a professional musician, actor, and producer residing in Chicago, Il. He is currently the Musical Director of the e.t.c. Stage at The Second City. He started acting and scoring improv while on the Memorial High School Improv Team in Eau Claire, WI and hasn't stopped since. Jacob has performed as both an actor and musical director at The Second City, iO Chicago, and The Annoyance Theater. As a musical director, he has traveled the world with The Second City Touring Company, and has been the sound designer and musical director of three resident stage revues at The Second City.
Jacob will be teaching the following workshops on Saturday afternoon at ECIF. Jacob is also teaching a private clinic for Memorial High School students on Friday afternoon!
From Justin to Kelly
The Magnet Theatre
Justin and Kelly will be at Memorial High School Friday March 10th for theatre classes, and will be performing Friday night at ECIF
Kelly Buttermore and Justin Peters comprise From Justin to Kelly. They will be teaching the Local Celebrities workshop.