The Thirteenth Annual Impy Awards, the Improv Miami Prizes 2016, were held in December in South Florida, and awarded South Florida troupes for excellence in improv and recognize contributions to the world of improvisation in other media.
This marks the thirteenth time such an event provided recognition to an artform that has been often ignored by other organizations recognizing excellence in the arts.
In December of 2016, the Improv Miami Prizes proudly announced the winners of the Thirteenth Annual Impy's, or The Improv Miami Prizes 2016.
The winners of the Impys were:
Best Short Form Improv Troupe 2016
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Best Sketch Comedy Troupe 2016
The Jove Experience
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Best Comedy Innovation Troupe 2016
The Villain Theater
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Best Long Form Improv Troupe 2016
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Best Corporate Comedy 2016
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Best Murder Mystery Show 2016
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In addition to these Impys, ImprovMiami.com had competition in additional categories to receive recognition for excellence and contribution to improvisation as an art form. This is more than a focus on performance, but on their impact on the general public understanding improvisation as an art form.
Those receiving recognition in these additional categories were:
Best Stand-Up Venue 2016 - The Palm Beach Improv
Best Improv TV Show 2016 - Whose Line Is It Anyway? on the CW
Best Improv Film 2016 - Don't Think Twice by Mike Birbiglia
Best Sketch Comedy TV Show 2016 - Saturday Night Live on NBC
Congratulations to all winners!
If you would like to review the results of last years event, view the Improv Miami Prizes 2015 web page.