Improv Shows in NYC This Month - March 2019March 16, 2019 - 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 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.