Badjojo Productions, LLC has been producing Big City Improv since 2011. Big City Improv was originally founded as The Oakland Playhouse in 2000 by Western Washington University Alumni Justin Neal and Jayne Entwistle. In 2002, The Oakland Playhouse accomplished their first major coup, being named "The Best of The Bay" in the San Francisco Bay Guardian for Best Improv Troupe, an award they continue to take great pride in.
As the improv troupe continued to grow, they began to perform in various venues, most notably with Producer Fred Anderson's "Comedy on The Square" at The Shelton Theater. The Shelton shows were such a success that the troupe began performing in San Francisco each week. Their name, unfortunately, continued to stump their audiences.
The troupe changed their name to Big City Improv and have been performing every Friday night at The Shelton Theater since that time. When not at the Shelton, you can find Big City performing at the San Francisco Improv Fest, the San Francisco Theater Festival in Yerba Buena Gardens and at many other venues around the Bay Area.