Improv Idol is one part talent show, one part music improvisation laboratory, with bucket loads of audience participation and fun. 

Contestants vie for the glory of being crowned Melbourne’s  Improv Idol in a series of group improvisations. Guided by a panel of experts, the audience votes for their favourite improviser, who then progresses through to the next round.

Improv Idol also explores different ideas about what constitutes good and bad musical improvisation, and whether it is possible to ‘win’ at improvisation.

Previous winners

2016 – Aviva Endean with judges Sean Baxter, Carolyn Connors & Gemma Horbury (photo: Rick Evertsz)
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2015 – Gemma Horbury with judges Carolyn Connors, Ian Parsons & Sean Baxter (photo: Rick Evertsz)



A concept by Clinton Green and Carmen Chan.