Improbotics Online is an artificial intelligence and communications technology-powered online improv comedy show, performed live by an international troupe, coordinated by a Virtual Director built and operated by Boyd Branch.
Improvisers connecting on the internet will perform for you in a shared virtual space. Some of us are controlled by robots running artificial intelligence chatbots: will they pass the Turing Test? We explore how physically distant actors can communicate and seamlessly perform while controlled by a machine.
Our impossible (and hilarious) challenge relies on absurdism, misunderstanding and human connection. Featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New Scientist.
**** Bringe Fringe 2020.
***** Brighton Fringe 2019.
**** Edmonton Fringe 2018.
Winner of Paris Fringe’s ‘Most Innovative Show 2020’.
‘I will stick with artificial stupidity’ (Colin Mochrie, Edinburgh Fringe 2017).