Hello from Jill


I’m Jill Bourque the host and creator of HOW WE FIRST MET, now celebrating its 15th year!

I started this show to find another way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. It was just going to be a one-time thing. But things just kept going and it’s played all over the world.

Let me start off by saying that HOW WE FIRST MET is not your typical theater or comedy show. This show is totally unique and spontaneous. The San Francisco Chronicle calls it a “Valentine’s Institution”.

In HOW WE FIRST MET, couples are interviewed live while an improv ensemble recreates pivotal story moments with improvised sketches and songs. We create a show from scratch based on stories from the audience.

I know it’s hard to believe, but it’s true! Through the magic of improvisation we bring their story to life right on stage in all kinds of imaginative and hilarious ways. I don’t want to ruin all the surprises. HOW WE FIRST MET is something you have to see to believe. I’ll just say this: you’ve never experienced anything like it before and you’ll laugh…a lot. It’s funny because the stories are real.

I know what you might be thinking: Am I going to be dragged on stage? Absolutely not! In fact, since the show has become so popular many couples vie to be on it. They are “elected” beforehand from online submissions.  The top three couples star in the show.

Join us for an evening of love and laughter you’ll never forget!

Jill Bourque

“A riotous and rare treat for anyone who is or has ever been in love.” – Listen & Be Heard

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