Paperback Rhino

One of Iowa's favorite improv troupes since 2003! Book us for your school and community events or festivals. Birthday parties? sure!

Paperback Rhino is Iowa City's longest-running improv comedy troupe. A diverse form of comedy is performed through short-form and long-form improv. Shows are at least twice a month in Iowa City. Like this page to find out more about shows and other fun-filled projects from PBR!


One final show this semester to shake out the cobwebs!! This time were are having a little group hang at Willow Creek Theatre Company with our pals the Great White Narcs at 7:30 on May 7th. Can’t wait to see ya there for some squeaky clean fun 😉 🧼

Photos from Willow Creek Theatre Company's post 04/22/2022

Can’t wait to celebrate tonight! See you all there 😋

Photos from Willow Creek Theatre Company's post 04/21/2022

So much to celebrate 🎉 So little time!!!! Come join us on April 22nd at 9:30 PM for a big ol’ improv party so we can revere Mother Nature AND give a goodbye hug to our graduating seniors. We can’t wait to show off what we’ve been working on this semester 🤗

Photos from Willow Creek Theatre Company's post 12/04/2021

It’s true! It’s all true! Stop by for a chance to win our Deluxe Family All Inclusive Gold+ Prize Giveaway! And…laugh probably.


Hey gang, we have to cancel our show tonight for health and safety reasons. Unfortunately, doing live shows during a pandemic comes with roadblocks sometimes. We hope to reschedule and see you all soon though!!! - Much ❤️, PBR


BRB on our way to the Treehouse! ⬆️ Meet ya there tomorrow at 7 PM?


FIRST SHOW BACK AND BOY IS IT GONNA BE A BIG ONE… thats right, it’s the PBR SWEEPSTAKES!! The only way to find out what we have up our big cavernous sleeves is to come to The Treehouse at 7 PM this Thursday. Is it money? Prizes? Other untold splendors? What we can promise is our lovely pals will make an appearance! Admission is $10 or $5 with a student ID. See ya there! ❤️💥💛


Thank you so much to all the wonderful improvers who auditioned Monday and Tuesday, we were truly amazed by the talent you all brought! With that being said, we are very excited to announce the new baby rhinos who we are welcoming to the team:

Caroline Bourke
Cecilia Oberdoerster
Allison Sass


Thank you so much to everyone who came out to auditions tonight! We, along with Great White Narcs and Janice, would like to invite the following people to come to callbacks tomorrow evening at 8 PM:
Demi Makeig
Siobhan Morley
Jasper Rood
Emily Parr
Alexander Saint-Victor
Darius Flowers
Caroline Bourke
Ellie Garcia
Allison Sass
Delaney Waterman
Ijeoma Ogbonna
Anna Albaugh
Cecelia Oberdoerster
Kaiah Orion


'PROV IS BACK BABY!!! We are so excited to announce that we will be holding auditions on Monday September 13th at the Treehouse at 7 PM. We have been waiting a whole year to go coo coo la la with you all! Can't wait to see ya there :)

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BRB on our way to the greenhouse for our show at 2pm sunday, april 14th… casually
pitch PBRerfect?!?!? #acapella #improv
BRB on our way to the Treehouse! ⬆️ Meet ya there tomorrow at 7 PM?
THIS ‼️ WEEK ‼️ Paperback Rhino will be heading to DCM yet again! This 3 day improv festival features comedians from all...
Happy Easter from Paperback Rhino!
We're in Minneapolis!  For College Improv Tournament Regionals!  We are so super excited to perform for people!  We danc...
Sirena Lindsay paid tribute to our absent Rhino, Connett Croghan, and honored him with this dance. May we all regard Con...
THIS IS THE VOICE.  Auditions are tonight and we're so stoked to see our new baby rhinos tonight and tomorrow!  Film cre...


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