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Improv Shows in NYC This Week - May 19-May 26

May 19, 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.

Magnet Sketch Teams - Magnet Theater
May 20, 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.

The "Get Lizzo To This Show" Show - The PIT Loft
May 22, 2019 - New York

Do you love Lizzo? If the answer is yes, this is the show for you. If the answer is no, you should leave your cave and enter the world of 2019, a world ruled by the kween herself, Lizzo. Join us for a night where we celebrate her through music, storytelling, comedy, and of course, twerking. We can’t guarantee that Lizzo herself will join us, but you better believe that is the goal. Hosted by #1 Lizzo Stands Chris Bouknight and Marissa Stuart Lineup includes: Meg Riley / La Dyna, Spencer Meade, GEM is Beth Bowman, Shannon Krowicki, Aryn Cristobal, Tracey Gordon, Ashley Campana, Cheryl Horne, Morgan Pzrekurat, Cameron McCall, Kristina DeGiovanni, Zubi Ahmed, Jaime Fallon, Adrian Sexton, Erica Molfetto, My Momma's Biscuits is Jeanell Allen, Justin Catchens, AJ DUNK, Mariel Grullon, Jess Henderson, Elliott Kelly, Aaron LaRoche, Mike Poole

Everyone Is Sad: A Stand-Up Show - Magnet Theater
May 23, 2019 - New York

"Everyone Is Sad" is a stand-up show for comedic performers who are relatively new to stand-up. These performers may appear happy doing improv, sketch, and musical improv--but they are all very tormented and sad and want to stand alone on stage. The host, Perri Gross, has been sad for over 6 years doing stand-up and improv in various stages and basements in NYC. She is a writer for Reductress, The Higgs Weldon, and is also a performer at the Magnet Theater. She has cried on every street corner in Manhattan.

Model Majority Presents: Asian American 101 - Magnet Theater
May 26, 2019 - New York

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM). And to celebrate, Model Majority - NYC's premier all Asian-American sketch comedy team - is back for a night of comedy about Asian American history and culture. Where else can you see TimeoutNY recommended SNL-style comedy about Spam and Japanese internment? Team members have appeared in TV/Film incl. SNL, Comedy Central, Tracy Morgan's The Last OG, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Blue Bloods, Step Up 3, Blacklist, Ray Donovan and Law & Order: SVU. Sketches written and performed by Betsy Abraham Michael Benzinger Alex Chester-Blank Kevin Chew Veronica Dang Christine Fang Andy Jiang Ellen Ko Non Kuramoto Carol Lee Inam Quazi Viet Vo Kayte Zhang Directed by Veronica Dang And featuring standup by YouJean Chang (New York Comedy Festival, Hoboken Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Arts Festival, College Humor and Saturday Night Live).

Model Majority Presents: Asian American 101 - Magnet Theater
May 26, 2019 - New York

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM). And to celebrate, Model Majority - NYC's premier all Asian-American sketch comedy team - is back to teach you about Asian American history and culture. Where else can you see TimeoutNY recommended SNL-style comedy about Spam and Japanese internment? Team members have appeared in TV/Film incl. SNL, Comedy Central, Tracy Morgan's The Last OG, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Blue Bloods, Step Up 3, Blacklist, Ray Donovan and Law & Order: SVU. Sketches written and performed by Betsy Abraham Michael Benzinger Alex Chester-Blank Kevin Chew Veronica Dang Christine Fang Andy Jiang Ellen Ko Non Kuramoto Carol Lee Inam Quazi Viet Vo Kayte Zhang Directed by Veronica Dang And featuring standup by YouJean Chang (New York Comedy Festival, Hoboken Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Arts Festival, College Humor and Saturday Night Live).

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