Trophy Wife

Improv Comedy from Los Angeles

Trophy Wife is a long-form improv comedy group that performs "The Harold," the signature improvised piece of the iOWest. Based on a single audience suggestion, Trophy Wife weaves a series of completely improvised scenes, stories, and games into a single hilarious piece. Each show is broadcast worldwide via the group's popular podcast.
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Trophy Wife's Intimate Holiday Special - Thurs 12/5 10pm at iOWest

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Trophy Wife Holiday Bonanza - Dec 5th 10pm at iOWest

It's the holiday season again. And no matter what you celebrate, nothing is better than curling up next to a cozy fire with your favorite Trophy Wives. Fuzzy socks? Check. Hot Toddys? YES. Nuzzling? You bet your ass.

And it's going to be a chilly one this week, too. It might even dip down into the 40s. THE 40's, PEOPLE. We better huddle together to stay warm. There's no other alternative.

So throw on your best holiday sweater and join us this Thursday night at 10pm iOWest as we present our Intimate Holiday Special. We're sandwiched between The Reckoning and Drunkards and Dragons for maximum warmth. We'll bring the laughs. You bring the marshmallows and hot chocolate. It's gonna be festive as shit.

iOWest logo Trophy Wife's Intimate Holiday Special
Thursday, Dec 5th @ 10pm on the Main Stage
iOWest Mainstage
6366 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles

Trophy Wife with Haley Mancini - Thursday 11/14 10pm at iOWest

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Trophy Wife with Haley Mancini 11.14.13 10pm at iOWest

We’re super-jazzed (“super-jazzed”, really? Who says that?) about this Thursday night’s show at iOWest. NOT ONLY because it might be our last show of 2013 (we don’t know our December schedule yet), but also because we’ll be joined by special Guest Wife Haley Mancini.

Haley’s a veteran of Boom Chicago, UCB, iO, and the Groundlings, as well as the co-host of The Morning After on Hulu. Check out her latest episode:

We’ll be sharing the hour once again with the always-excellent The Reckoning, so be sure to join us at 10pm this Thursday night at iOWest for a show we’re super-jazzed about.

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Trophy Wife with Haley Mancini
Thursday, Nov 14th @ 10pm on the Main Stage
iOWest Mainstage

Trophy Wife Graduates From Harold Night - Thurs 10/24 10pm

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Trophy Wife & The Reckoning - Thurs. Oct 24th 10pm

Ever since our birth back in 2005, Trophy Wife has been a part of Harold Night at iOWest. For 8 years, we performed weekly on the Main Stage, first on Tuesdays at 11pm (ugh), then Wednesdays at 9, and finally Tuesdays at 9. And we had a blast the entire time, performing alongside other legendary teams such as DHT, USS Rock N' Roll, and most recently The Cartel.

But now it's finally time for us to graduate from Harold Night. To kick off the proverbial training wheels and totter down the road on our own. That's why we're moving to Thursday nights at 10pm. Our new monthly slot gives us more time (40 min!) to stretch out and explore. New forms. New night. New time. We're excited as hell.

For our first show, we've teamed with The Reckoning - the LA incarnation of the legendary iO Chicago Harold Team. Not only do we share similar paths, but we also share ex-Wife Eric Hunicutt - and plan to fight over him backstage.

So join us this Thursday at 10pm as we pry ourselves away from the bosom of Harold Night for the first time. There'll be tears, laughs, and beers (mostly laughs and beers).

iOWest logo Trophy Wife and The Reckoning
Thursday, Oct 24th @ 10pm on the Main Stage
iOWest Mainstage
6366 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles

Trophy Wife 8th Anniversary Show - April 16th @ 9:30pm at iOWest

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Trophy Wife 8th Anniversary

In April of 2005, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.

Halfway across the world, a small rag-tag group of Los Angeles improvisers took the name Trophy Wife and performed their first show on the mainstage at iOWest.

Eight years later, guess who's still standing?

That's right, bitches. We outlast Popes.

So join us Tuesday, April 16th at 9:30pm at iOWest as we gloat over outliving a Papal Reign. We'll have special guests, t-shirt giveaways, and much much more.

iOWest logo Trophy Wife's 8th Anniversary Show
Tuesday, April 16th @ 9:30pm
iOWest Mainstage
6366 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles

Trophy Wife at NerdMelt - Feb. 28th at 7pm

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Trophy Wife at NerdMelt Feb. 28th @ 7pm

So this is cool. We’ve been asked by the good people at Impro(vs)tandup to represent the improv half of their next show at the NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown in Hollywood. Past guests have included King Ten, Dasariski, and others, so we’re honored to be among their company.

The show includes standup from Andrew Santino (Arrested Development, Punk’d) and Melissa Villasenor (Family Guy, Adventure Time), so there’s bound to be something for everyone who likes to laugh.

So join us next Thursday at Meltdown. We’re not sure if it’s an actual competition, but if it is, we’re siccing Dave Park on them.

Trophy Wife in Impro(vs)tandup
Thursday, February 28th, 2013 at 7pm
The NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown
7522 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood CA
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Trophy Wife Teams Up With The Cartel Tuesdays at 9:30pm

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Trophy Wife & The Cartel Wednesdays at 9:30pm at iOWest

Starting tomorrow night, you can catch The Wife every Tuesday at 9:30pm. We’ve been paired with the excellent team The Cartel to bring you the most dangerous hour of improv in LA*.

(This also means our podcast will update on Wednesdays.)

So join us at our shiny new Tuesday time slot – or, if you can’t make it, subscribe to our podcast so you’ll never miss another show.

The Cartel & Trophy Wife
Tuesdays at 9:30pm on the Mainstage at iOWest
323.962.7560 or ioimprov.com/west for tickets/reservations.

(*Improv performed will not actually be dangerous)

Zabeth Russell's Final Trophy Wife Show - Wed. Jun 13 @ 9:30pm

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Zabeth Russell

In early 2005, a spunky young girl moved across the country to pursue her comedy dreams in the big city. She soon fell in with a rag-tag group of comedy misfits and performed live every week for adoring audiences who quickly became enamored by her many endearing, hilarious characters and charmed by her quick wit. Seven years later, she's leaving her beloved ensemble for bigger and better opportunities in television and film.

That spunky young girl was Kristen Wiig. The city was NYC. The show as SNL.

But also? Zabeth Russell. Los Angeles. And Trophy Wife.

Join us next Wednesday, June 13th at 9:30pm at iOWest as we bid a fond farewell to Trophy Wife founding member Zabeth Russell. Like Wiig's final SNL show, it's sure to be a night of wonderful memories, big laughs, and tearful goodbyes.

She's like a rainbow.

iOWest logo Zabeth Russell's Final Trophy Wife Show
Wednesday, June 13th @ 9:30pm
iOWest Mainstage
6366 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles

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Saturday, June 14th @ 8pm
iOWest
6366 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

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