The Melon Ball Improv Jam – Wednesday, August 28 @ 5:30pm

On April 12, 2019 By admin


The Melon Ball Improv Jam

The Improv Jam is a ninety minute workshop for fun-loving folks who want to practice the art of improvisational comedy. Workshop participants will play games and do exercises to practice the core principles of improv, which includes positivity, staying present, supporting your partner, and mental agility among other things.

The workshops are led by Liz Merry, an improv enthusiast and practitioner who as been improvising since 1986 when she co-led a performance troupe at UCLA. Ms. Merry is currently and Applied Improv instructor at The Sacramento Comedy Foundation. Applied improv uses the principles of improv comedy in daily life. Ms. Merry explained ” Improvisation is not only fun and full of humor, but we practice important life skills like positivity and mental agility. And, it turns out that science has show that laughter is a very effective way to learn.”

Jeff Simons, owner of Watermelon Music is excited about the new creative offering. “We have a great performance space available and are already producing monthly Stand-Up Comedy shows along with a robust lineup of great musicians. Improv Comedy is a unique creative outlet and the next logical step to make The Melon Ball Theater an outstanding resource for humor and musical creativity.”

The first round of The Melon Ball Improv Jam workshop will begin Wednesday July 10th 5:30-7pm and continue each Wednesday through August 28th. Workshop participants are asked to pre-register at the Watermelon Music Melon Ball Facebook page, But pre-registration is not required. Participants are asked to make a $15 cash donation at the door for the ninety minute class.


What: A weekly drop-in improv class where we play games and exercises that build mental agility, presence, and lots of laughs.

When: Wednesdays 5:30pm-7pm starting July 10th and running through august 28th

Who: people (14yr+) who have a playful nature who want to practice the art of improv comedy for personal benefits. Available to people with physical and/or energy limitations.

How: Pre-registration is not required however, it is much appreciated and will guarantee your spot in class. Please register on Facebook at “Watermelon Music – Melon Ball.

Cost: $15 suggested donation. Cash only at doors.

Where: The Melon Ball at Watermelon Music.1970 Lake Blvd

For further information please email Liz Merry at