Knockout Punchlines – The Quiplash Comedy Show – debuts December 16.

Charge your smartphones and fire up your tablets: our next Rio Theatre improv show is more interactive than ever before!

Knockout Punchlines gives the hit party game Quiplash the big-screen treatment in the second half of Improv Against Humanity on Wednesday, December 16.

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According to creators Jackbox Games, here’s what the “Say Anything” party game is all about:


Quiplash is the gut-busting battle of wits and wittiness! Just use your phone or tablet (no controllers needed) and to answer simple prompts like these:

  • Something you’d be surprised to see a donkey do
  • A double rainbow doesn’t have gold at the end of it. Instead, it has ______.
  • A better name for France

There are no rules or correct answers. You just say whatever you want! Your answer will be pitted against another player’s answer in a head-to-head battle. Other players – and even an audience of up to 10,000 people – then vote on their favorite answer. It’s that simple.

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Knockout Punchlines is similar to Improv Against Humanity, where The Fictionals will act out the winning answers as chosen by the audience. To add to the excitement, players drawn from the Fedora of Fun will compete in Teams of Two!

We hope to see you at The Rio Theatre on December 16 for #IAHatRIO and #KnockoutPunchlines! Two shows for one low price: $10 in advance, $12 at the door! Advanced tickets on sale now at Also support Jackbox Games by purchasing Quiplash and Jackbox Party Pack for all of your holiday gaming needs!

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