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ImprovBoston Comedy Lab


 

Eventbrite - Comedy Lab 

EVERY WEDNESDAY @ 8PM

TICKETS: $12, $10 with a Student ID (No Ticket Fees online)

Each week, ImprovBoston presents an experimental show featuring three indie comedy acts. The Lab is dedicated to showcasing improv, sketch, standup and variety projects in-development. A mad comedy experiment, the Lab is where some of New England's most successful shows began. If you want a front row seat for up-and-coming comedy, come to the Studio at 8pm every Wednesday. You  never know what's cooking in the Comedy Lab.

Comedy Lab is produced by Meg Sinick, Chloe Zwiacher, Matt Bistany and Ramy Abdelghani

UPCOMING LAB SCHEDULE:

 

AUGUST

8/3: Lilith Fair-The Show, Old Jennifer Aniston, Groaners & Boners
8/10: The Quarry, My Favorite "Bad" Movie, The Babel Project
8/17: Jack's Improvised Life, All Against One: A two-person Harold, Welcome to Bodega
8/24: Dress Rehearsal, Chica 60: because life is an opera & I'm a rockstar!, Balderdash
8/31: Reality IB, Brad and Nate are Dads, Dear Improv...

 
COMEDY LAB ACT DESCRIPTIONS
 
8/3: Lilith Fair-The Show, Old Jennifer Aniston, Groaners & Boners
 
Lilith Fair-The Show
Sarah, Jewel, Sheryl, Lisa, Fiona… the ladies of the groundbreaking 90’s festival the Lilith Fair sought a stage to showcase their talents in a male-dominated, grunge-drenched time in the music industry. Follow performers as they are inspired by the music of that time (performed by local musicians) in this fully improvised show. Lilith Fair - The Show, tugs at heartstrings and guitar strings.
 
Old Jennifer Aniston
Old Jennifer Aniston is an exploration of all the hilarious possibilities that exist in everyday human relationships. We invite you to follow two characters through time as we learn more about who they are to each other and where they are going.
 
Groaners & Boners
Boston's best comedians improvise as many jokes as they can as fast as they can! Home-groan comedy at it's fastest and finest!
 
8/10: The Quarry, My Favorite "Bad" Movie, The Babel Project
 
The Quarry
A high-energy team with a background in the Harold, the Quarry sculpts free form montages with organic openings and fluid, oh-that-was-neat transitions. Watch as they mine your one-word suggestion for an inspired display of awesomeness!
 
My Favorite "Bad" Movie
A group of improvisers are on a mission to find their favorite "bad" movie. This week's discussion is on the 2015 film "Pixels" starring Adam Sandler.
 
The Babel Project
A cast of bi-lingual performers start the show in english, but as it progresses, they each switch to a language only they are fluent in. They need to communicate, build relationships, and address conflict without understanding each others' language.
 
8/17: Jack's Improvised Life, All Against One: A two-person Harold, Welcome to Bodega
 
Jack's Improvised Life
Jack is in big trouble. Even worse, he’s not in control. You are! Through impromptu audience suggestions and lightening-fast improvisation, you will drive one man’s fate as he navigates life’s hilarious trials and comedic tribulations. Everyone says you don’t know Jack. But you will!
 
All Against One: A two-person Harold
In "All Against One", Jenna O'Brien and Anthony Zonfrelli take the classic longform improv structure of the Harold and bend it to their will. What's that, you say? Aren't Harold teams usually made up of 4-8 players? Psh. Ask Anthony and Jenna if they're scared. (They're not.) How are they gonna handle keeping track of all those characters? And group games? C'mon. They'll figure it out. (They're professionals.) Come watch this hilarious duo test their wits to make comedy magic. (They will.)
 
Welcome to Bodega
We open with a fresh spin on the Living Room format and pepper it with angles borrowed from other games and openings. We bring a cohesive group dynamic, varied cultural references and views that serve as a launch pad for supportive scenes that may be a take on current political issues, shared experiences or the little things that make us both different and the same.
 
8/24: Dress Rehearsal, Chica 60: because life is an opera & I'm a rockstar!, Balderdash
 
Dress Rehearsal
Get a glimpse into the newest original production of a community theater troupe and snoop in on the cast's backstage drama. The play comes in the style of a famous director supplied by the audience, the backstage drama comes in the form of theater people, and the emotional release comes in the form of laughter!
 
Chica 60: because life is an opera & I'm a rockstar!
These seasoned lounge singers take inspiration from the audience and weave musical magic like you've never seen before. Funny, bawdy, and tuneful...see the legends while you can.
 
Balderdash
Improv Jones, 10+ year vets of the Boston comedy scene, present Balderdash - a made up world based on made up words.
 
8/31: Reality IB, Brad and Nate are Dads, Dear Improv...
 
Reality IB
Ever watch Reality TV? Ever thought of producing a show on your own? Ever wanted to pitch your big ideas for the realm of highly edited, cheaply filmed and oddly acted television? Here's your chance! Come to Reality IB and tell us the workplace that you want to see filmed!!!
 
Brad and Nate are Dads
Brad and Nate provide a glimpse behind the curtain into the life and thoughts of dads in day to day life in this fully improvised set.
 
Dear Improv...
Struggling with boundaries with a coworker? Deciding whether or not to pop the question after the last incident? Trust Ghost Logic to give you the advice you need, so you don't have to think it through yourself! A pre-determined host will select one to two letters written to Ghost Logic (or selected from the wealth of online advice columns), which the other improvisers will not have seen until the show. The group will then take it upon themselves to perform scenes related to and inspired by each letter, giving each writer some, hopefully useful, advice for how they, too, can live their lives!
 
 
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