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The Improv Challenge is a challenge where the contestants' improvisational skills are put to the test in order to win the main challenge. The contestants usually have to act as a certain character, but unlike in Acting Challenge, they do not receive lines they have to learn for their performance. Another type of improv challenge is the Snatch Game, that tests the queens improv skills in the character of a celebrity.

Challenge's Timeline

Show Season
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
The challenge never appeared in the season.
The challenge appeared in the season once.
The challenge appeared in the season twice.

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  • Political challenge usually takes place every four seasons in sync with presidental elections in USA. In Seasons 4 and 12, it took place in a form of an improvised political debate, while in Season 8 in a form of a commercial.
  • Latrice Royale and Mayhem Miller both got eliminated in an Improv challenge twice.
  • Season 11 and Season 12 are the only two seasons to have two Improv challenges. Coincidentally in both seasons, Episode 3 and Episode 9 were the episodes where the challenges were held.
  • Manila Luzon has had the biggest placement differences on an Improv Challenge. She went from winning the one from Season 3 and getting eliminated on her second one on All Stars 1 and then winning again on her third one on All Stars 4.
    • She is also the first one to win the Improv Challenge twice.