Laugh Along

Organizers have varied, and the name has changed. There even was a hiatus. But this year’s Kansas City Improv Festival marks the 10th time that master wits with impeccable timing have gathered here to celebrate the art of spontaneous hilarity. We are now into the 2010 festival’s second week. The giggles begin at 8 p.m. at the Off Center Theatre (Crown Center, third floor, 2450 Grand). Of course, with this medium, no two performances are even remotely the same. Tonight and Saturday feature a celebrity bonus: Saturday Night Live funnyman Jason Sudeikis plays along with headlining improve troupe Der Monkenpickel. Tickets to those shows are $25. Get more information and purchase tickets at kcimprov.com/festival or call 816-842-9999.

Fri., Sept. 10, 8 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 11, 8 p.m.; Thu., Sept. 16, 8 p.m.; Fri., Sept. 17, 8 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 18, 8 p.m., 2010