Mt. Rushmore of Improv Comedy Tee | Spolin Close Greenberg Sill

Mt. Rushmore of Improv Comedy Tee | Spolin Close Greenberg Sill

Regular price $19.99

They're not household names, but their impact on comedy --hell, the ARTS -- has been felt worldwide for generations. Help spread their names, their message, and craft on a shirt and show the rest of your troupe who's boss.

Viola Spolin (1906-1994):

Viola Spolin is often regarded as the "Mother of Improv." She developed theater games and exercises that laid the foundation for modern improvisational theater. Her most famous work, "Improvisation for the Theater," introduced the concept of improvisational games as a means of actor training and creativity. Her techniques continue to influence improvisational comedy and acting to this day.

Del Close (1934-1999):

Del Close was an influential figure in the world of improv comedy. He mentored many famous comedians and was known for his work with The Second City, a renowned comedy theater. Close's improvisational teachings and philosophies greatly shaped the art of improvisational comedy, emphasizing concepts like "Yes, And..." and the creation of comedic scenes.

Paul Sills (1927-2008):

Paul Sills, the son of Viola Spolin, is often credited with co-founding The Second City, a legendary improvisational comedy theater in Chicago. He was a key figure in developing improvisational theater as an art form and founded the renowned improvisational comedy troupe, The Compass Players, which later evolved into The Second City.

David Shepherd Greenberg:

David Shepherd Greenberg, often known as David Shepherd, is a respected figure in the world of improvisational comedy. He co-founded the iconic comedy troupe, The Second City, with Paul Sills and Bernie Sahlins. Greenberg, along with his co-founders, played a pivotal role in establishing The Second City as a hub for innovative and satirical comedy, influencing countless comedians and the world of improvisational theater.

Size  Chest Length
XS 16.5" 27"
S 18" 28"
M 20" 29"
L 22" 30"
XL 24" 31"
2XL 26" 32"
3XL 28" 33"
4XL 30" 34"



• Printed on Bella+Canvas shirts
• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (Heather colors contain polyester)
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²)
• Pre-shrunk fabric
• Side-seamed construction
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Tearaway label
 Please note that the final product may vary slightly from the mockup


• Unisex
• Men's sizing will be a slimmer fit than a standard men's t-shirt. Women should size down for a more fitted look or stick with your regular women's size for a looser fit.
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• Machine wash cold, inside out, gentle cycle with mild detergent and similar colors. Use non-chlorine bleach only when necessary—no fabric softeners.
• Tumble dry low or hang dry for the longest life.
• Cool iron inside-out if necessary. Do not iron decoration.
• Do not dry clean.


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