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Improv Shows in NYC This Week - July 15-July 22

July 15, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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In New York City wanting to let loose? Stop by any of NYC's famed improv shows to get your giggle on. The People's Improv Theatre, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Magnet Theater all have shows happening regularly within the city, along with a host of other improv establishments rounded up on City Guide's calendar for this week in improv.

The Telephone Show - The PIT Loft
July 15, 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
July 22, 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 Flo Show - The PIT Loft
Through July 31, 2018 - New York

Fresh off a lifetime of Floridian vaudeville tours, your favorite Aunt Flos are dancing back into your hearts and hosting a variety show! Featuring stand-up, sketch, characters and more!

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?".

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