Founded in 2016 by Leah Evans at The Tank, a non-profit home for the arts, the Armory is an indie-inspired comedy community. We produce improv, sketch, readings, and everything in between—bringing together people who want to be brave, crazy and hilarious in their own way.

Since there is no right way to Armory, our house improv teams combine performers from all levels and schools of improv. We work to grow with our teammates, learning from each other. Our house programs requires no level or money-spent to apply—commitment, skill and support are the only requirements.

The Armory's creative direction is led by The Panel: Leah Evans, Langston Belton, Mike Sause, Brian Hansbury, Adrian Sexton, Steve Capps, Stephen Thornton, and Amanda Stafford. Oh, The Panel performs improv too.


The Armory: Improv
The Armory is for everyone - a supportive environment for the daring to shine. Our teams combine performers from all walks of improv - those who have never taken classes and those who have completed all the levels. We pair up folks from any school, or nowhere, based on what they bring to the table.

The Armory: Improv Jam
Get up on stage with folks who can be seen at multiple theaters around the city, tv, film, or in the audience. We welcome everyone! Come and play! Have fun. Sit in multiple times. Make new friends. Or you know... Do what you want. You live your own life.

The Armory: Sketch
The Armory puts the HEAT back in sketch comedy theatre! A blend of zany characters, the trials and tribulations of relationships, satire, and all around funny stuff, this group has it all. We create a brand-new show every month based on a different theme, and we explore those themes through a variety of writing styles and theatrical stagings!

The Campaign
The Campaign is a love letter to all things fantasy, adventure and nerd-dom. Armed with only a 20 sided die, the “players” use a blend of theater and improvisation to fight dragons, traverse dungeons and save the realm from all forms of evil. Inspiration is drawn from traditional tabletop roleplaying games, video games and movies that helped make the fantasy genre what it is today. The show takes the audience through one whole adventure each performance, from the heroes choosing their quest to the final showdown with whatever lurks in the darkness.

Shot4Shot is simple. We take your favorite movie script and blind cast the whole thing then do a drinking game/reading. It's a drinking game! So please either BYOB (especially if you'd like to take shots) or visit The Tank's bar.

Straight to Video
Straight to Video is a never-before-seen film improvised on stage before a live audience. Based on a one-word suggestion, seasoned improv veterans Katie Hartman, Sarah Peele, Joanna Shaw Flamm, Claire Yale Raynes, Evan Kaufman, Devin Heater, and Ben Jaeger-Thomas weave together a hilarious, fully realized film narrative complete with ridiculous characters and a ton of heart.