About Us

"NBOJU prides itself on quick wit, knowledge of current events and politics, hilarious characterizations, and giving back to the community. If you're looking for something a little different from the usual dinner and a movie, come check out Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed - The Thinking Man's Comedy Troupe."

— Dana Cianciotto, Troupe Creator

Our History

Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed was created in May 2002 as an outlet for actors, comedians, and performers in the Tucson area by Dana Cianciotto. Dana hoped to bring together a unique group of people from different backgrounds with different levels of experience to create a well rounded and eclectic performance troupe. Emulating the improv greats, Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed has grown from an experiment into a phenomenon, and we look forward to providing southern Arizona with many more years of entertainment!

Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed has always taken pride in providing high quality comedic entertainment that is accessible to all ages. For more than a decade NBOJU's versatile performers have provided entertainment in a variety of venues such as Bookmans, Revolutionary Grounds, and Vaudeville Cabaret. We have performed for private venues and provided numerous workshops to a variety of businesses, big and small. We also take pride in our involvement in past charitable events such as the American Cancer Society's "Relay for Life", Ha Ha Food, and a fundraiser for Hurricane Katrina relief to name just a few.

Our People

Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed members past and present have trained with professional groups such as The Actors Studio in Tucson, The Groundlings in L.A, The Jester'z in Scottsdale, and The Second City of Chicago. But the majority of our members have no professional theatrical experience. They come from a wide variety of fields such as casino workers, psychotherapists, interior designers, customer service representatives, hotel workers, college recruiters, students, administrative assistants, teachers, computer programmers, real estate agents, photographers, a physicist, and more. They range in age from early twenties to late sixties. We are always looking to add new people to our troupe to continue to ensure that we have an interesting mix of dynamic life experiences.

Our Future

Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed is proud to announce the opening of our permanent home! Unscrewed Theater (located at 3244 E. Speedway Blvd) is the culmination of more than 10 years of hard work. The new space will allow us to consistently present our shows, offer classes, host other troupes, and provide a venue for all of Tucson to experience improvisational comedy in a variety of formats! Please join us for our upcoming shows and celebrate our future!