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Improv Shows in NYC This Month - August 2018

August 4, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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Some people prefer rehearsed acts and some people prefer hilarity happening on the spot. If you're part of the latter group, then take a look through City Guide's calendar to see what the latest and greatest improv shows are this month in New York City. At spots like the Upright Citizens Brigade, the Magnet Theater, and the Peoples Improv Theater, be prepared to laugh!

The Telephone Show - The PIT Loft
August 05, 2018 - New York

Patrick Keene hosts a show inspired by Chicago's Mullaney Chain, where improvisers call each other one by one to form a team! No one knows what the line-up will be! $1 for both the audience and participants!

Le Blanc - The PIT Loft
Through August 06, 2018 - New York

Le Blanc is a non-linear full length play with elements of music, art distillation, light design, and dance. Our show follows the rags to riches (back to rags) autobiography of the world infamous, unapologetically Black, openly queer, political, and talented (fictional) character of Wellington "Isyss" Le Blanc. Through a series of interviews and vignettes, we explore Wellington's life from his humble beginnings as a motherless child in the Foster/Adoption system of California, to his sexy exploits as a serial monogamist with a diverse selection of male and female lovers, all the way through his unconventional outlook and relationship with HIV/AIDS, and right into his underground rise to notoriety on the NYC gay ballroom scene as a member of the "House Of Le Blanc". What lies beyond his rise to mainstream success as a commercial dancer will be sure to shock as audiences witness his metamorphosis into an infamous public figure and "criminal". The show explores race, intimacy, sexuality, relationships, as well as our American judicial, health care, and law enforcement systems from a Black, All American, queer perspective.

Say What? NYC Comedy Improv - The PIT Loft
Through August 11, 2018 - New York

Say What? NYC is a NYC based short form improv group comprised of the finest misfits comedy has to offer. Hosted by one comedian, the cast must perform an array of improvised games and songs based on suggestions by the host as well as the audience (whom are encouraged to participate or even invited on stage to interact with the cast.) Performers must use the information given and their insane imaginations to portray different characters as well as an array of scenes. These games were made popular by the show "Whose Line It Anyway?".

The Telephone Show - The PIT Loft
August 12, 2018 - New York

Patrick Keene hosts a show inspired by Chicago's Mullaney Chain, where improvisers call each other one by one to form a team! No one knows what the line-up will be! $1 for both the audience and participants!

The Fifth Dentist - The PIT Loft
August 13, 2018 - New York

Written as a love letter to his late father, the infamous owner of "Sid King's Crazy Horse Bar," Mike King performs his life story about being a dentist, a stand up comedian, and the son of a "nightclub" owner. A heart-warming, hilarious tribute to his father Sid King, "The Sultan of Striptease."

The Telephone Show - The PIT Loft
August 19, 2018 - New York

Patrick Keene hosts a show inspired by Chicago's Mullaney Chain, where improvisers call each other one by one to form a team! No one knows what the line-up will be! $1 for both the audience and participants!

The Telephone Show - The PIT Loft
August 26, 2018 - New York

Patrick Keene hosts a show inspired by Chicago's Mullaney Chain, where improvisers call each other one by one to form a team! No one knows what the line-up will be! $1 for both the audience and participants!

The Telephone Show - The PIT Loft
September 02, 2018 - New York

Patrick Keene hosts a show inspired by Chicago's Mullaney Chain, where improvisers call each other one by one to form a team! No one knows what the line-up will be! $1 for both the audience and participants!

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