Blackout Improv is a mix of comedy, social justice, and arts access. We seek to put more Black performers on more stages, to create comedic dialogue around serious truths,
and to provide improv
for Black students. Blackout is changing the face of comedy stages in Minnesota.
Blackout's cast includes improvisers, stand up comedians, musicians, classically trained actors, dancers, poets, writers, storytellers, and educators. The founding members and owners are
Joy Dolo Anfinson,
John Gebretatose and
Kory LaQuess Pullam. During a Blackout show you will encounter any combination of these talents, as well as experience a dynamic comedy show that will entertain you, take a look at serious current events, and perhaps even challenge you. In its first year Blackout spent more than 5,000 hours doing trainings, workshops, and performances for nonprofits, colleges, and corporations all over the globe.