RACHEL AND JOHNNY DO PODCAST WITH AUTHOR AND TRAINER STEVE PISCITELLI
Rachel and Johnny sat down for a discussion about the power of improvisation with Steve Piscitelli of the Growth and Resilience Network. Steve is an author, facilitator, and teacher, and leapt into being a student of improv as well! The podcast can be found HERE. Please also check out Steve's website at stevepiscitelli.com.
MAD COWFORD IMPROV DEBUTS NEW LOGO!
Mad Cowford Improv debuted its new logo as part of their 12 year celebration in 2018! The new logo incorporates the classic upside-down Mad Cow. Some call her Josephine and some call her Maddie. The show's about to go on and the lights are up for the performance. Does she feel the pressure and will she "die" onstage? She honors our place in Jacksonville since 2006 and will do her best to entertain you. 
MAD COWFORD IMPROV HOSTS TERRY WITHERS FROM THE BALTIMORE IMPROV GROUP
Mad Cowford Improv Comedy welcomed Terry Withers, an instructor from the Upright Citizens Brigade and the Baltimore Improv Group to Jacksonville! 15 improvisors spent two hours learning and performing for a workshop on Instinctual Improv, which is improvising without self-evaluation or thought. Terry's class focused on working instinctually within scenes and relying on your subconscious mind to pick up on and follow patterns, relationships and the flow of the scene. 

The Workshop was hosted by Rain Dogs at 1045 Park Street in 5 Points on Wednesday, August 22. 
MAD COWFORD CELEBRATES 12 YEARS OF IMPROV
8/7 AT JACK RABBITS SAN MARCO
Mad Cowford Improv Comedy began in the Summer of 2006 over beers at the Old London Bridge Pub. Our first show debuted before we even had a real name (Hellllooooo "JaxImprov!").
Twelve years later we are still around, presenting improv comedy scenes, music, and sketches every single week. For our 12th Anniversary Celebration we present "Totally Rigged! Twelve Years of Fake Moos" at Jack Rabbits in San Marco! Come on out Tuesday, August 7. Doors open at 7PM and the show starts at 7:30!
MAD COWFORD ENDS ITS RUN AT THE HOURGLASS PUB AND COFFEEHOUSE
Mad Cowford Improv said farewell to a packed house at The Hourglass Pub and Coffeehouse on February 2, 2018. More than 20 cast members took the stage to perform their final comedic performance on the stage which has welcomed us for years.

Mad Cowford began its run at the downtown location in June of 2015 and performed its distinctive improv comedy shows every Friday night. The Hourglass also hosted several of our workshops and sketch revues.

The Hourglass is sadly closing its doors, and as a result downtown Jacksonville is a little less fun and funky. The Hourglass was a welcoming home to any and all artists, including comedians, bands, and burlesque shows. We thank Shannon Widow, and everyone who worked at The Hourglass for giving us a stage and treating us so well for almost three years. We will miss you!

Mad Cowford is currently looking at other venues and look for announcements of where we will be performing next!

For a look back at some wonderful Hourglass Memories, check out our video HERE
MAD COWFORD HOSTS IMPROV WORKSHOP
WITH SPECIAL GUEST ANDY ROCCO
Mad Cowford hosted special guest improvisor and instructor ANDY ROCCO for an improv workshop in October 2017. Andy has been performing and teaching improv and sketch in New York and now LA for close to 20 years. Andy started out at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC where he trained with Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, Matt Besser, Matt Walsh, and Rob Riggle among others. 

You can see him in the new sci-fi drama "Man Underground" available on Amazon and an old Starburst commercial that was very popular because it had a cute dog in in. He coaches both new and established performers and really believes that with hard work and good guidance anyone can be a great improviser.
MAD COWFORD HELPS RAISE MORE THAN $11,000 FOR JACKSONVILLE ANIMALS!

Thank you for making the 11th Annual Comedy for Critters the most successful year ever! $11,421 raised through your generous donations! Thank you to our volunteers, donators, guests, and to everyone at Hotel Indigo Jacksonville-Deerwood Park and Friends of Jacksonville Animals, Inc..

MAD COWFORD ANNOUNCES 11TH ANNUAL 
"COMEDY FOR CRITTERS"
SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017 AT 7:00PM
HOTEL INDIGO IN DEERWOOD PARK
Mad Cowford presents a night of auctions, contests, raffles, cats, dogs, and of course, improv comedy! For our 11th straight year we are proud to organize a wonderful event to benefit Jacksonville's pet population. All proceeds benefit Friends of Jacksonville Animals to keep Jacksonville a no-kill city! Buy tickets HERE!
MORE COWBELL AND BEASTWOOD PERFORM AT THE 2017 GAINESVILLE IMPROV FESTIVAL
Beastwood and More Cowbell both performed at the Gainesville Improv Festival held in February, 2017 at the Squiteri Theatre on the University of Florida campus. Brad Berghof of Beastwood also performed as part of a live podcast of the hysterical "Our Father" podcast.
MORE COWBELL AT THE 
2017 MIAMI IMPROV FESTIVAL
More Cowbell was invited to perform at the Miami Improv Festival in January, 2017! With the ever dependable Craig Spirko on the keyboard, Lyra, Jamie, Rachel and Nick gave a love-inspired musical showcase.
TIMES-UNION PROFILES OUR DIRECTOR 
JOHNNY KALINOWSKI
A reporter from The Florida Times-Union followed us around for a couple weeks. He observed rehearsals, Friday night shows, improv jams at Rain Dogs, and sat and talked with several of our improvisors. Read about the improv scene in Jacksonville and the crossover of improv and being an attorney here.
MAD COWFORD FEATURED IN 
FIRST COAST MAGAZINE
Mad Cowford was thrilled to be featured in First Coast Magazine, which highlight some of the wonderful food, entertainment, living, history, and education to be found in the greater Jacksonville area. Read the article HERE.
MAD COWFORD RAISES MONEY TO HELP JACKSONVILLE ANIMALS

Mad Cowford is please to support animal welfare in Jacksonville with its 10th Annual "Comedy for Critters." In April, 2016 this was a series of events at The Hourglass Pub and Coffeehouse, Green Room Brewery, and then the main performance, auction, and event was held at Hotel Indigo in Tapestry Park. 

"Comedy for Critters" is held in April in honor of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. The performances raised money for Friends of Jacksonville Animals (FOJA) to bring awareness to animal cruelty issues, provide medications for animals in need, support pet rescue, fostering, and local adoption programs, and help Jacksonville maintain its "No-Kill" status.

Each year, Mad Cowford urges local supporters to “Go Orange for Animals” because orange is the color symbolizing rescue. Mad Cowford Performers wear orange to promote awareness and audience members are encouraged to wear orange to show their support.  

MAD COWFORD AND ABET HOST "STACKED: ALL FEMALE MUSICAL IMPROV" FROM CHICAGO
In July, 2015 Mad Cowford and the Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre (ABET) welcomed "Stacked: All Female Musical Improv" from Chicago to our neck of the woods. Beastwood showed their stuff, followed by Stacked's rousing nautical-influenced improvised musical. Mad Cowford's musical director Casey Ratchford provided the live accompanyment.
MAD COWFORD CELEBRATES 8 YEARS WITH GALA PRODUCTION AT THEATRE JACKSONVILLE
It's a rare privilege to perform on a big stage for a large audience. For Mad Cowford's Eighth Anniversary in July, 2014, Theatre Jacksonville in San Marco let us take their stage and fill it with energetic improv, sketch comedy, and rousing musical numbers featuring the entire cast of Mad Cowford. Thank you Jacksonville for 8 wonderful years!
MAD COWFORD WINS AWARDS AT THE 2013 JACKSONVILLE 48 HOUR FILM PROJECT
Mad Cowford Improv, along with over 40 other talented fim crews, participated in the 2013 Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Project. Drawing the genre of "Dark Comedy" we created an original, darkly comic Prohibition-era musical about making it through life. The entire musical was written, recorded at WJXT Studios, then filmed at Intuition Ale Works in Riverside. Original music by Casey Ratchford. Thanks to our incredible crew and cast we were able to turn in our completed film with time to spare. We had to incoporate the prop of "fan" (see how many you can spot), and the line "Just one question, why should I?" which became part of the refrain.  

We were were honored to win "Audience Choice Award" for our screening night.  Our film, One and Change also took home Best Choreography, Best Cinematography and Best Musical Direction. Watch our film HERE.
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