Starship Improvise

About Us

Starship Improvise - Chris Forrest


Starship Improvise is a collective of South Africa’s freshest, funniest and most talented improvisers, doing “Whose Line is it Anyway?” style short form improv. It’s all made up on the spot using suggestions from the audience and is always hilariously funny.

Until now, improvised comedy was a relatively unknown entity in South African entertainment, Starship Improvise aims to bring it into the mainstream, proving that “local is lekker”.

After searching the galaxy for many light years, Starship Improvise has enlisted some of the greatest, sharpest comical minds in the country to give you a comedy experience to remember, including Chris Forrest, Bevan Cullinan, Monique Nortje, Hannes Brummer, Melt Sieberhagen, Malcolm Ferreira, Alyn Adams, Vittorio Leonardi, Ryan Whittal, Warren Robertson and the NEW RECRUITS Robby Collins, Mpho Popps, Richeleau Benoir and Mojak Lehoko who have played to audiences countrywide, as well as on TV as a highlight on two successful seasons of Mzanzi Magic’s LOL show.


Already delighting crowds at sell out shows at venues in Norwood, Fourways, Randburg as well as Sandton Theatre on the Square, Theatre of Marcellus at Emperors Casino and the Heavyweight Comedy Jam, Starship Improvise has gained a reputation as being “the best of the best” in South African improv and looks set to continue taking the country by storm.

We also have different options to add that extra twist to your function!

Starship Improvise – Die Grootste Trek
Our latest addition includes some of SA’s most talented Afrikaans performers.

Starship Improvise – Double Take
For your more intimate functions and launches, take 2 stand-up comedians put them together on stage and see what kind of madness ensues!


  • The 88 Lounge, Norwood
  • Tanzanight, Fourways
  • Tanz Café, Bryanston
  • Partyhouse, Northriding
  • My Jet, Northriding
  • Tings & Times, Pretoria
  • The Old Mutual Theatre of the Square, Sandton
  • The Theatre of Marcellus, Emperor’s Casino
  • The Heavyweight Comedy Jam, Emperor’s Casino
  • The Fringe @ The Joburg Theatre
  • Parkers Comedy & Jive
  • Mnet’s Laugh Out Loud as “The LOL Players”
  • The Barnyard Theatre, Cresta
  • The Victory Theatre, Orange Grove
  • Acoustic Café, Randpark Ridge


“I really enjoyed the exercise and will highly recommend to a Corporate. I see massive value in the program as it is enjoyable … life is so serious and hectic at the moment so a bit of light entertainment is very welcome. I think the programme does wonders for one’s confidence and will most definitely instill trust amongst a team!”
Tilani Edwards, Randpark Golf Club

“Thank you so much for the awesome show!!! “
Robyn Wevell

“Just returned from Starship Improvise. 2 words... Awe. Some. Ok it's one word but it's my post I get to say what I want. The show was amazing as usual.”
Lin Browne

"Chris Forrest leading the improv comedy movement..."
Helen Herimbi (The Star Tonight)

"Hey guys, thanks for Sunday at Theatre on the Square - it was brilliant!!"
Justin Bowen

"For the people who didn't go to Starship Improvise @ The Old Mutual Theatre, you missed out on an opportunity to see the true comedy ability of SA actors."
Jose Janches

@thebop21: “‪@Goliath_Goliath‬ loving the improvisation ‪#awednesdaycomedy‬"

@Nelsyncube‬: “‪#Awednesday‬ these guys rock wit ‪@StarshipImprov‬ ‪@Goliath_Goliath‬ watching ‪@SuperMSA‬ having a blast oh my word.”

@Jozifabio: “Highly entertaining evening courtesy of the very talented ‪@StarshipImprov‬ team - ‪@vittorioleo‬ ‪@alyndenzel‬ ‪@meltsieb‬ & Ryan Whittal ‪#SAcomedy‬”