News & Updates
Mad Cowford Celebrates 13 Years Of Improv!
Comedy For Critters Returns For Its 13th Year!
Mad Cowford Improv along with Friends of Jacksonville Animals is proud to bring back Comedy for Critters, our annual event to help Jacksonville dogs and cats find their forever homes. The event will include a silent auction, raffle items, and of course an improv comedy show! The auction begins at 7:00PM and the show will begin at 8:15. Tickets are now on sale at 904Tix.com!
Rachel and Johnny Do A Podcast With Author and Trainder 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 Ends Its Run At The Hourglass Pub and Coffee House
Mad Cowford Hosts Improv Workshop With Special Guest Andy Rocco
Mad Cowford Helps Raise More Than $11,000 For Jacksonville Animals!
More Cowbell And Beastwood Perform At The 2017 Gainesville Improv Festival
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.
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 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.