• Who We Are

    We're on a mission to the make the world a better place through improv.

    Mary Lemmer

    Chief Improviser

    Mary is an entrepreneur, having been through the trenches, starting, building, and helping companies start and grow since age 14. She also spent several years working for an early stage venture capital firm where she learned what venture capitalists really look for and the skills necessary to be a venture backed entrepreneur. She has done intensive training at The Second City, the program that's trained Tina Fey and Steve Carell among others, and continues to exercise her improv skills through group jams, classes, workshops, and comedy writing. Learn more about Mary at her website.

  • Our Workshops


    Successful entrepreneurs embody similar skills, including: effective communication, focus, teamwork, listening, confidence, creativity, & the discipline to undergo the journey to create something for the world.

    improv4 TEAMS

    Improv is a great way to have fun and build camaraderie with our teams. Bring your colleagues or your classmates for a fun session thinking on your feet, acting silly, and laughing out loud!

    improv4 LEADERS

    Whether you're leading a company or leading your local breakfast club, Improv4 Leaders will help you sharpen your leadership skills. Improve communication, build trust, become a better listener, inspire confidence, and more.

    improv4 LIFE

    Enjoy fun improv games and techniques applicable to life and business. Specifically, improve communication, teamwork, trust, confidence, experimentation, problem-solving, public speaking, storytelling, body language/non-verbal communication, and much more.

    We can design a custom workshop for your needs. In the past we've done improv 4 kids, for job seekers, and just for fun!

  • See Us in Action

    Take a look and enjoy!

    Improv4 500 Startups

    We led an improv session for companies invested in by

    500 Startups, a leading global venture capital seed fund and startup accelerator.

    Improv4 the University of Michigan

    With a ground of hundreds of University of Michigan students we led an Improv 4 Entrepreneurs presentation with the Center for Entrepreneurship at the College of Engineering. This session was one of the most popular sessions all semester!

    Improv4 Fordham University

    We led an improv session for entrepreneurs in the Fordham Foundry program.

  • Testimonials

    People love us.

    "Mary has successfully translated Improv Theater to a business context … it’s fun, it’s funny, it’s compelling and everyone she teaches comes away as a better, more confident, more focused presenter."

    — Rich Sheridan, Founder & CEO, Menlo Innovations, and Author of Joy, Inc

    "Want to finesse your pitch and present with clarity and confidence? Then take Mary’s I4E. Grounded in the art of improv, I4E ensures participants stretch and pivot their pitches, seize opportunities to present with confidence, while all the while, having fun."

    — Kelly Hoey, Co-Founder, Women In Mobile Accelerator

    "Mary’s Improv 4 Entrepreneurs will take your presentation skills to the next level. Not only was the class fun, but it really works!"

    — Emily Lutzger, Founder & CEO, OpenInvo

    "It was amazing to see the improvement in company pitches after just one workshop! In about 2 hours, Mary helped the teams improve more than we usually see with weeks of hard work and practice. The workshop received high marks from both our entrepreneurs and our staff."

    — Ilana Diamond, Managing Director of AlphaLab Gear

    Earlier this year I worked with Mary Lemmer to produce an Improv workshop for the entrepreneurship community in Detroit, and the experience was amazing. She is a knowledgeable and engaging instructor with a warm, inviting persona. To my surprise, she was able to help every participant step out of their comfort zone and take risks. I'd highly recommend her coaching to anyone, whether you're a beginner or seasoned pro.

    — Delane Parnell, Head of Retail at Rocket Fiber

    Improv4 was an absolute blast! I came in not sure exactly what to expect, and left her fantastic workshop with personalized feedback and a better pitch for my company. Anyone would benefit from an Improv4 workshop: founders, startup employees, corporate professionals. I'd join another class facilitated by Mary in a heartbeat!

    — Leslie Zaikis, Marketing and Strategy Consultant

  • Contact Us

    Contact us to book a workshop or simply say "hi".

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