Adelaide’s rising comedy stars at On The Fly Impro are set to battle it out for the title of Australia’s best improviser in the 4th Adelaide Fringe Maestro at the Duke of Brunswick, 22 February – 2 March.

In a new twist on the traditional impro competitions, Maestro sees performers take suggestions from the audience to make up never-before-seen scenes on the spot.

As the audience votes for each scene, performers are eliminated until a victor is crowned.

“Maestro is a comedy pressure cooker. The competition is fierce, the stakes are high, and any player could end up on top,” says Dane McFarlane, 2018 Maestro Champion and Artistic Director of On The Fly Impro.

Along with local talent, the show will feature seasoned comedy veterans from across the country, including David Callan (NSW), Jeromaia Detto (NSW), Rhys Auteri (VIC), Sophie Power (VIC), Carla Haynes (QLD), and Glenn Seaby (QLD).

Improvisation has seen a huge boom in the past decade, due to the popularity of hit Australian TV shows including Thank God, You’re Here and Whose Line Is It Anyway?.

It is thanks to this popularity that the Maestro is now in its fourth year as an annual event at the Adelaide Fringe.

The Duke of Brunswick will play host to Maestro, a venue that is also well known for its commitment to theatre and arts, and its regular improv nights on Thursday from April to December.

You can support Adelaide’s local improvisers and cheer on the visiting competitors in Maestro at The Duke of Brunswick on Friday and Saturday 22 February – 2 March. Doors open from 6:30pm. Tickets HERE.