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Improv Shows in NYC This Week - September 17-September 24

September 17, 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
September 17, 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!

Ladies Night - The PIT Loft
September 17, 2017 - New York

Blair Dawson, Kiran Jani, Tiffany Dill, and Katie Jo host any all female night of alternative comedy.

The Fifth Dentist in Search of Sid's Treasure: a Tribute to the Sultan of Striptease - The PIT Loft
September 18, 2017 - New York

Written as a love letter to his late father, the infamous owner of "Sid King's Crazy Horse Bar," Mike King performs his life story about being a dentist, a stand up comedian, and the son of a "nightclub" owner. A heart-warming, hilarious tribute to his father Sid King, "The Sultan of Striptease."

Lady Jam - The PIT Loft
September 19, 2017 - New York

Lady Jam provides a safe place for the women in comedy to come together and perform improv.

Comic Book Club - The PIT Loft
September 19, 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
September 19, 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.

High Status and Friends - The PIT Loft
September 20, 2017 - New York

High Status performs long-form montage with friends!

Hey Guys - The PIT Loft
September 20, 2017 - New York

Once a month comedian Will Abeles invites one of the country's top new headliners to perform a half-hour alongside some of New York's top up-and-coming as well as credited comedians. Past guests have been seen on Comedy Central, The Tonight Show, The Late Show, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan and festivals all across the country.

Please Laugh - The PIT Loft
September 20, 2017 - New York

Gianmarco Soresi (SeeSo's New York's Funniest, The Moth) has got some new material his Mom thinks is funny but do you? Let him know as he gears up to headline at the world famous Carolines Comedy Club. As always, he'll cover Judaism, divorce, and looking very much like Jeff Goldblum, which he though would have lead to some kind of career by now. Guest comic every night WHO BETTER NOT BE FUNNIER.

T.A.C. (Thursdays After Class) - The PIT Loft
September 21, 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.

Raucous Caucus - The PIT Loft
September 21, 2017 - New York

Raucous Caucus is Box Wine Theatre's annual political play festival. Each year, Box Wine Theatre stages ten-minute plays from around the U.S. with commentary ranging across the political spectrum. 2017 will mark Box Wine's sixth Raucous Caucus installment.

Friday Night Mics - The PIT Loft
September 22, 2017 - New York

Start your weekend off right with this Friday Night Mic in the heart of Manhattan! Hosted by Lex Morales!

Boogiemanja - The PIT Loft
September 22, 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.

Cutthroat Improv: like the Food Network Show - The PIT Loft
September 23, 2017 - New York

Three improv teams will each be given $25 of cold hard cash. If they want to leave the stage with any of the cash, they have to survive multiple improv challenges...and each other, in a game where sabotage is not only encouraged, it's for sale. It's a game we like to call: Cutthroat Improv. (Based on Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen)

Forever - The PIT Loft
September 23, 2017 - New York

You pick a wedding announcement. We make up a funny show.

Swing Rider's Open Mic - The PIT Loft
September 23, 2017 - New York

Welcome to the Swing Riders Mic FB Group. Mosey on by to try out your new jokes and kick dust off the old ones. The mic will be run lottery style. Sign up at 2:45pm. $5 for Citizens, $3 for PITizens

Electoral Dysfunction - The PIT Loft
September 23, 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)

Forever - The PIT Loft
September 23, 2017 - New York

You pick a wedding announcement. We make up a funny show

Pet Prov - The PIT Loft
September 24, 2017 - New York

Pet Prov isn't just a cute name because we like pets. It's improv with real live pets! Kerstin and Duffy invite their pet and improviser friends to play with them. Some might say it's better than watching cute cat videos on YouTube. Warning: Cute pets might run over to say hello.

Adam's Summer Class: Fall Show! 2nd Semester - The PIT Loft
September 24, 2017 - New York

ASC is back with all new sketches!!

The Telephone Show with Kurt Guenther - The PIT Loft
September 24, 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!

Fix-A-Flick: Live - The PIT Loft
September 24, 2017 - New York

Amateur film lovers Peter and Connor discuss a new a new movie each episode with their special guest to see how they would make it the film that it could be. The films range from terrible to weird but always end up classics in their minds. Laughs abound as the guys and their guest brainstorm what makes a film bad, how films get made, and what they could be in a perfect world.

Tannins and Tunes: Live - The PIT Loft
September 24, 2017 - New York

The hit podcast comes to the Pit! Escape to our world filled with your favorite musicals and incredible wines. On each episode, we pair a musical with its wine counterpart. The conversations are fun, the guest stars are fabulous, and the wine is flowing on Tannins and Tunes! Of course, there will be wine tastings.

Raucous Caucus - The PIT Loft
Through September 24, 2017 - New York

Raucous Caucus is Box Wine Theatre's annual political play festival. Each year, Box Wine Theatre stages ten-minute plays from around the U.S. with commentary ranging across the political spectrum. 2017 will mark Box Wine's sixth Raucous Caucus installment.

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