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Improv Shows in NYC This Week - March 10-March 17

March 10, 2019 - 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.

Kornfeld & Andrews - Magnet Theater
March 10, 2019 - New York

Seasoned performers, longtime instructors, and all-around swell guys Rick Andrews and Louis Kornfeld combine their improv powers for a longform show that's as honest as it is hilarious. With a patient, nuanced style, they create a textured world filled with characters that will make you laugh and move you all at the same time. It's comedy. It's theater. It's a performance you won't soon forget.

Magnet Sketch Teams - Magnet Theater
March 11, 2019 - New York

Our homegrown writers and performers bring you brand-new sketch comedy every Monday night in two half-hour blocks of hilarity. Equal parts smart and silly, dark and irreverent, this is the freshest content to come out of our writers room each month. Our ensembles have been official selections of some of the biggest sketch festivals around the country, but you can catch them right here on our stage every single week.

Magnet Mixer - Wednesday - Magnet Theater
March 13, 2019 - New York

Magnet students past and present join improvisers from all the world over and non-improvisers who just want to play, forming rare and wonderful one-night-only teams.

The Little Big Show - Magnet Theater
March 14, 2019 - New York

Improvisers assembled from Magnet's house teams bring you a lovely improvised show inspired by your lovely suggestion. The Little Big Show features a mix of performers from Megawatt and Musical Megawatt performing a Club Sandwich, a delicious improvised set featuring recurring scenes and inspired flights of fancy. If you want a taste of everything improvised at Magnet, The Little Big Show is your ticket to paradise. Directed by: Megan Gray

Razzle Dazzle: A Musical Variety Show! - Magnet Theater
March 14, 2019 - New York

See the Stars of Magnet's World-Renowned Musical Improv Theater Program in a brand new All-Singing, All-Dancing Musical Extravaganza. New York City's Best Musically inclined Comedians sing songs from the heart and from the Gut and from any other locations songs come from! Musical Sketch, Musical Video, Musical Improv! Comedy + Music = A Good Time! Featuring: Sean Bartlett, Beth Bowman, James Bruffee, Amy Charowsky, Melissa Gordon, Brian Hansbury, Shannon Krowicki, Veronica Lowry, Roman Pietrs, Brian Rodriguez Hosted by: Jacob Horn Accompanist: Dan Reitz

The Friday Night Sh*W - Magnet Theater
March 15, 2019 - New York

Obnoxious strangers, overbearing bosses and unrequited high school crushes are about to get a piece of your mind… The Friday Night Sh*w invites audience members to offer their repressed rants, cursing-outs and sultry confessions to fuel a fast-paced brawl of hilarity, performed by a fistful of of NYC's best improvisers and Magnet faculty. Before the show, audience members may anonymously submit written confessions which the improvisers will use onstage. Now, doesn't it feel good to get that off your chest?

Premiere: The Improvised Musical - Magnet Theater
March 15, 2019 - New York

Welcome to Premiere: The Improvised Musical, featuring NYC's top comedy performers and instructors! Each week the cast takes a suggestion from the audience and turns it into a fully crafted musical -- each character, song and dance number is entirely made up! Led by legendary Magnet Musical Director Frank Spitznagel, and with a cast whose professional credits include Second City, Baby Wants Candy, HBO and Comedy Central, Premiere is THE top musical improv show in New York -- Fridays at 10pm, ONLY at Magnet Theater!

The Armando Diaz Experience - Magnet Theater
March 16, 2019 - New York

The legendary show is reborn! Created in 1995 at the iO Theater in Chicago, The Armando Diaz Experience IS the longest running improv show EVER. A guest monologist takes a suggestion from the audience and shares true stories from their life. These stories are then brought to life by a rotating cast of improv all-stars, which take audiences on a high minded, exhilarating comedic joy ride that will leave mouths tired of smiling. And occasionally, just occasionally, the man with his name on the show will drop by for some fun.

The Cast - Magnet Theater
March 16, 2019 - New York

"One of the most exciting improv shows in New York City. It's the perfect show for comedy and theater fans alike." - Elise Czajkowski, comedy journalist for the New York Times Join some of the Magnet's most beloved improvisers and instructors as they bring you behind the curtain of a fully improvised play. See the performers and the drama move from on-stage to backstage each week! Will the play's star-crossed lovers be off-stage enemies? Will the Shakespearean cutpurse get a little too Method? Will the murder mystery detective really die, leaving the cast without a clue? All this - AND MORE - might happen! Come for the fake play. Stay for the fake players. The Cast has been featured in the New York Times' theater section and in Time Out New York's print edition. The Cast is up every Saturday at the Magnet Theater and has had the pleasure of performing at the Baltimore Improv Festival, XFEST Baltimore, the Hartford Improv Fest, the Vancouver International Improv Festival, the Phoenix Improv Festival, the Detroit Improv Festival, the Washington Improv Theater, and the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival (August, 2018).

Kornfeld & Andrews - Magnet Theater
March 17, 2019 - New York

Seasoned performers, longtime instructors, and all-around swell guys Rick Andrews and Louis Kornfeld combine their improv powers for a longform show that's as honest as it is hilarious. With a patient, nuanced style, they create a textured world filled with characters that will make you laugh and move you all at the same time. It's comedy. It's theater. It's a performance you won't soon forget.

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