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Improv Shows in NYC This Week - October 8-October 15

October 8, 2017 - 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 with Kurt Guenther - The PIT Loft
October 08, 2017 - New York

Inspired by Chicago's Mullaney Chain, Kurt Guenther hosts a show where he invites 3 improvisers, they invite 3 improvisers and so on until there are 3 completely new never before seen teams. No one knows what the lineup will be until we start the show!

Comic Book Club - The PIT Loft
October 10, 2017 - New York

Comic Book Club is a live talk show and podcast held every Tuesday at 8:00 pm in NYC! It's hosted by Pete LePage, Justin Tyler, and Alex Zalben

Tac: Slow Jam, an Improv Jam - The PIT Loft
October 10, 2017 - New York

TAC: Slow Jam, an Improv Jam is the chance for YOU to get up onstage and fine tune your improv skills to perfection, hosted each week by Ronny Pascale (Associate Artistic Director) Ronny Pascale is a comedy writer, producer, and improviser from Connecticut. Ronny is currently the Associate Artistic Director of The Peoples Improv Theater. Ronny has studied improv and sketch at Peoples Improv Theater, Magnet Theater, Annyonace, Second City, and UCB. He has produced Pilot Season at The PIT, Unauthorized: The Musical!, Sketchy Sketchy Prov Prov, and FARTS! A High Brow Comedy Hour, among other great shows. If you like him, circle "Yes", but "Maybe" is okay, too.

Bad Dad - The PIT Loft
October 10, 2017 - New York

Bad Dad is a 5-star reviewed one-man show, written and performed by actor, comedian and bad dad, Chris Dingli. The show has been performed in London, Birmingham and in Chris' native Malta and has been an audience and critical hit in every location. A 60 second trailer and production pics can be seen at www.BadDadShow.com Bad Dad is a semi-autobiographical show that chronicles the trials and tribulations of becoming a first-time father. It is a gloriously funny, brutally honest account of Dingli's experience as a father so far. As one 5 star review put it, "If you never wanted a child, go see this show. If you always wanted a child, go see this show. If you couldn't care less about children, go see this show – you will still walk out entertained!" Described in another review as "one of the most side-splittingly funny and entertaining performances I have seen in a long time", this show received rave reviews in London when The Reviews Hub proclaimed that "even an anecdote about his daughter's vomit becomes both chucklesome and charming in equal measure".

T.A.C. (Thursdays After Class) - The PIT Loft
October 12, 2017 - New York

Thursday After Class (T.A.C.) is the chance for YOU to get up onstage with PIT Faculty members and fine tune your improv skills to perfection! Hosted each week by Jon Blue and Brian Packman.

The Stone and Stone Show - The PIT Loft
October 12, 2017 - New York

The Stone brothers, from NBC's Last Comic Standing, truTV, and roasts of Dennis Rodman and George Takei, bring you their monthly Stone and Stone Show. Each month, they also welcome some of New York's best stand-up comedians.

The Campaign - The PIT Loft
October 13, 2017 - New York

THE CAMPAIGN is a love letter to all things fantasy, adventure and nerd-dom. Armed with only a 20 sided dice, our players use a blend of theater and improv to fight dragons, traverse dungeons and save the realm from all forms of evil. THE CAMPAIGN takes the audience through one whole adventure each performance, from the heroes choosing their quest to the final showdown with whatever lurks in the darkness. One-shot audience members will be treated to a complete narrative, while repeat viewers can follow an overarching storyline. There will be dungeons. There will be dragons. There will be mountain dew.

Boogiemanja - The PIT Loft
October 13, 2017 - New York

BoogieManja (n): 1.) A huge, exciting, experimental monster. 2.) An hour of fantastic sketch comedy from some of the best performers and writers in NYC. 3.) Something that changes shape or form every month.

Seam Presents 'the Confession - The PIT Loft
October 13, 2017 - New York

Sean Reidy (Gas Station Horror) and Sam Jackel (Desperado) start off the show by confessing very real things to each other and the audience. Then they take the audience on a fun/scary/thoughtful/caressing/loving/upsetting/smelly/thrilling/heartfelt journey through an entire town that they improvise on the spot. It's exactly like "Our Town" except for the vast majority where it's nothing at all like "Our Town." FEATURING SPECIAL MUSICAL GUESTS

Electoral Dysfunction - The PIT Loft
October 14, 2017 - New York

Politics. Comedy. Yelling. Weekly! A night of political debate will inspire a comedy show so funny, fierce and daring that we'll all be arrested without due process before the night is done! Produced by Tom Brennan (Marvel Entertainment)

The Telephone Show with Kurt Guenther - The PIT Loft
October 15, 2017 - New York

Inspired by Chicago's Mullaney Chain, Kurt Guenther hosts a show where he invites 3 improvisers, they invite 3 improvisers and so on until there are 3 completely new never before seen teams. No one knows what the lineup will be until we start the show!

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