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DUE TO THE EXTREME CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19, ALL PUBLIC CLASSES AND SHOWS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED TILL FURTHER NOTICE. STAY SAFE AND INFORMED!!!! WE WILL RETURN LIVE ASAP. EMAIL us for more info!

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HOWEVER WE WILL BE OFFERING A NUMBER OF ONLINE CLASSES AND ENTERTAINMENT, MOSTLY FREE TO THE WORLD TO USE & SHARE with premium online classes and shows available at grossly discounted rates (compared to our live programs in Times Square and Touring nationwide).

NOW AVAILABLE – ONLINE COMEDY CLASSES FOR KIDS & TEENS

WELCOME TO ONLINE IMPROV COMEDY THEATER – Below is a playlist of ONLINE Shows, Podcasts, music and more fromm the cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv, it’s students and colleagues from around the world!

Videos VARY in their appropriateness for younger audiences. Parental Guidance recommended!!!

ONLINE School assemblies and private shows now available!

30- minute shows
$200 for up to two full classes (50-60 #students plus teacher, staff etc)

We invite all into ZOOM meering
Mute and hide video of audience
So all you will see is the cast

NOW IN OUR 18th SEASON – 6000+ shows since December 2002

Live comedy shows and classes in Times Square NYC and touring Nationwide

NYC Winter Break Staycation President’s Day Weekend Shows Classes Comedy Camp – Kids Teens Families

NYC Winter Break Staycation Shows Classes and Comedy Camp – Kids Teens Families. NYC schools are giving the kids a full week off next week. We have activities to keep them or the whole family busy.

QUICK LINKS

INTERACTIVE COMEDY SHOWS – February 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 at 3pm $25 plus a one drink minimum (soda, juice and bottled water plus other options for adults and light food menu available). $50 VIP TICKETS include the best seats and a beverage (NO ADDITIONAL PURCHASE required for VIP guests). EMAIL for group discounts and private shows. We add shows daily for student groups and tour nationwide to family events, schools, camps and community centers.

WINTER COMEDY CAMP* – February 17-21 9:30a-4pm daily (early drop offs/late pickups.) $125/day includes lunch & snacks plus classes in Improv and Stand-up Comedy. $450/week includes FIVE days with a performance showcase Friday 2pm for invited guests

Comedy 4 Teens Class* – Saturdays 10am for ages 8-12. $40 to drop by includes both Improv & Stand-up comedy sections.

Comedy 4 Kids Class* – Saturdays 12pm for ages 8-12. $40 to drop by includes both Improv & Stand-up comedy sections.

*If you sign up for a single class/day of camp, you can register for full session, prorated according to your start date. EMAIL us for additional sibling discounts, groups sales or private workshop requests.

NYC Winter Break Staycation Shows Classes and Comedy Camp – Kids Teens Families

COME BE A PART OF THE SHOW!!!!

No two shows are ever the same as the cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH (AKA Improv 4 Kids/ Improv 4 Teens) takes stage. Every show features hilarious musical comedy improvised based on audience suggestions and participation.

Broadway Comedy Club
318 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019

February 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 at 3pm
February 21 6:30p (Teens and Older only)

CLICK HERE for Tickets
General Admission $25 plus one beverage minimum
VIP Tickets $50 includes great seats and a beverage (NO ADDITIONAL PURCHASE required for VIP guests).

EMAIL for group discounts and private shows. We add shows daily for student groups and tour nationwide to family events, schools, camps and community centers. Next week alone we are hosting groups from KINGS BAY Y and sending shows to THREE Brooklyn sites for New York Junior Tennis League.

WINTER COMEDY CAMP

CLICK HERE to register for Winter, Spring and/or Summer Camp. $125/day, $450/week.  EMAIL us for sibling discounts, multiple week discounts and/or private workshop requests.

MONDAY February 17 itinerary
– 8:45am Early Drops Offs (Microphones on for additional open mic time daily, campers can get extra time rehearsing stand-up comedy ideas)
– 9:30am Official start of Camp Day, after a quick daily welcome we warm-up and work on Improv comedy
– 11:30am LUNCH and Open Mic. We take a solid 30-minute lunch break. The rest of the midday time slot allows campers to share a personal story of experience and observation. Over the course of the week, these are crafted into original comedy routines. FYI Lunches vary including pizza, chicken fingers, tacos, pasta, and sandwiches. We always provide vegetarian and other healthy options. For extreme dietary restrictions, we recommend sending a bagged lunch each day.
– 1:00pm After Improv Comedy session. The focus is on performance games that may be featured in the week’s showcase.
– 2:45pm Snack time
– 3:00pm Join the audience and watch the public performance of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH. If any family members want to join, the $25 tickets are on us, just purchase the one beverage minimum (included for campers)
-4:00pm Dismissal
-5:15pm LATE Pick-ups as needed

Tuesday 2/18 – Thursday 2/20 look very similar except during the 3pm hour one of our teenterns (teenage students that have been with us for 2-6 years) run one of their favorite team bonding games – they seem to love Mafia and Werewolf.

Friday 2/21 – Open ONLY to those signed up for the full week of camp.
After our morning meeting, the campers run a mock show, a dress rehearsal of the afternoon’s program. Before and during lunch teachers will provide notes on ways to focus the performances.

1:30 the house is open for audience while the students come together over some focus games.

2pm SHOWCASE features every students performing their original stand-up comedy and a 2-4 Improv games (as per class size)

Spring and Summer camp weeks will look very similar. While some students sign up for 2-9 weeks of summer camp, every week is an individual self-contained unit similar to the above itinerary.

Comedy 4 Teens Class* – Saturdays 10am for ages 8-12. $40 to drop by includes both Improv & Stand-up comedy sections. We have the microphones on by 9:30 every morning for additional stand-up comedy/open mic time.

Comedy 4 Kids Class* – Saturdays 12pm for ages 8-12. $40 to drop by includes both Improv & Stand-up comedy sections. We often run over a few minutes to give every student additional stand-up comedy time.

 

Tonight 5:30 Teen Comedy Night Times Square NYC Times Square NYC

Tonight 5:30 Teen Comedy Night Times Square NYC

Tonight 5:30 Teen Comedy Night Times Square NYC Times Square NYC

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$20 includes off Broadway Improv Comedy Show by EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH plus soft drink and popcorn or hot dog. (Regularly priced $20 plus two drink minimum)

Tonight’s cast hosted by

IVANA MENDEZ

Start-Up (SONY Crackle), Wrecked (TBS), plus numerous comedy/theater/TV credits from Puerto Rico

5pm doors, 5:30pm Show, 7:15pm meet the cast

Starting next week everyone 30-minutes later (6pm show)

This show hosts student groups almost daily and tours colleges, corporate events and k12 schools almost daily. 6000+ shows in Times Square and touring nationwide since 2002.

Comedy Classes for Kids and Teens

Fall Classes start September 7, 2019

Saturdays 10am Comedy 4 Teens

Saturdays 12pm Comedy 4 Kids

Fall class showcases November 2, 2019

Bonus classes November 9,16,23 at noon

Improv and Stand-Up Comedy help students discover their best selves building self confidence, creative writing, critical thinking and public speaking. We offer weekly classes Winter, Spring and Fall, plus Summer Camps. We also have teachers at schools, camps and community centers on weekends and after school. Each session starts with Improvisation, playing games that are a ton of fun while teaching valuable life skills. These are the same games we play with corporate groups to develop better leaders, team building, sales, service etc. For our public sessions we include Stand-Up Comedy, taking stories of experience and observation, then crafting original comedy routines. Each session ends a performance showcase of original and improvised comedy skits. The classes and workshops integrate perfectly with cultural arts, language arts and character building/guidance programming.

$40/class

$250/session winter, spring, fall 8-week session PLUS performance showcase, bonus classes and free admission to public shows. Fall session includes 12 weeks if you never get sick and don’t travel!!!

$550/year includes FALL/SPRING/WINTER Sessions (Up to 39 weeks of classes, showcases etc)

 

STUDENT TOUR SEASON COMING SOON Off-Broadway Show, Broadway Classrooms, etc

It soon will be spring and that means student tour season is coming as well. The time when New York City is invaded by choirs, bands, theater troupe and other high school/middle school groups come to learn more about their craft and our little town. EMAIL your requests for group sales and private event (shows, workshops etc). Our theater is one block from the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and just 5 minute walk form Times Square and Columbus Circle trains, hotels and buses.

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NYC PIZZA & IMPROV

Our most popular package combines two New York faves – GREAT pizza and AMAZING entertainment. Upon arrival you will be sat at great seats for our signature interactive musical comedy show, improvised based on audience suggestions and participation. Larger groups can book a private performance.  Each guests will be serve pizza from a top local joint. NO TOURISTY FAKE PIZZA HERE!!! This is the pizza the locals eat.

The show resembles WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY but far more NYC flavored. Our performers are all professional stage artists – actors, singers, comics – many with TV credits.

This is ultimate in discovering the REAL New York. We are just a short walk to tourist central, Times Square but we are surround by local shops, restaurants and residential tree lined streets.

No one in New York City delivers this quality high impact programming at these rates. Most charge far more and deliver far less.

$25 includes VIP Seating at a public show (not the nose bleed seats usually given to students). Minimum 2 large slices and a beverage. These shows regularly cost $25 plus a drink minimum.
Saturdays/Sundays 1:3-4:30 (3pm show)
Mondays-Thursdays 5:30-8:30 (7pm Show)

FYI we have a number of catering options (We host corporate events with $50-200pp menus) but the students usually prefer the pizza.

ALSO Have dinner plans elsewhere? Show only tickets for student groups run $15 at matinees 20pp for evening shows.

LARGER GROUPS?
DAYTIME PRIVATE SHOWS starting at $600 for 50ppl
EVENING SHOWS $800 for 50ppl

ADD A WORKSHOP

Improv is a valuable tool for student groups. Improv is a must for any performer in 2019 – learning to be in the moment increases your audition, rehearsal and performance skills as well as creating an entirely new way to work as a performer – Improv Comedy.  We also use Improv to teach student and corporate groups valuable life skills – creativity (story telling, critical out of the box thinking), community (team, respect, listening), leadership (public speaking, self-confidence) sales and service. Improv makes kids & teens better students in all areas of study.

PRIVATE WORKSHOPS Start at $300 – one teacher up to 2 hours is perfect for groups of 10-20, and perhaps a few more.

Add a 45-60 minute workshop before a show for as little as $5/student.

For some events occurring before 5pm we can even include the mini workshop for free. $750 for up to 30 guests to include show, mini workshop and pizza lunch. $25/additional guest.

We believe we have one of the coolest destination available to High School groups – at least that is what groups have told us for the last decade. We have schools from Canada, Australia and nationwide that return year round.

Our shows & workshops have a unique combo of feeling “Off the beaten path” while delivering high quality entertainment and educational value to students, parents and teachers from schools around the world. Because we are not on a traditionally known touristy block our rates are far less than many competitors.

Our style and talent base delivers the quality performer student travel groups expect from a professional New York show and we offer clean entertainment that can be approved by school groups. We offer 300+ shows/year for K12/family audiences. We also host corporate and college groups that also require clean content.

We have TWO primary components – the show and the workshop. Either is a great destination. Together a powerful experience. Here are our most popular options

SPRING CLASSES and SUMMER CAMP Schedules and Discount Rates

– MASTER CALENDAR of MANHATTAN CLASSES
– MASTER CALENDAR of LONG ISLAND CLASSES

CLICK ABOVE LINKS, Select Class day/time. Select registration option. Proceed to check out.

Saturdays 10am COMEDY 4 TEENS CLASS Times Square NYC
Saturdays 12pm COMEDY 4 KIDS CLASS Times Square NYC
Sundays 6pm COMEDY 4 KIDS/TEENS CLASS Farmingdale, Long Island
SUMMER CAMP 2018 Times Square NYC Starts July 9

WINTER CLASS SHOWCASES

March 17 (NYC) ; March 18 (LONG ISLAND) Talk to your teachers this weekend about specific times.
INVITE THE WORLD so all can have a great audience.

STUDENT APPRECIATION DAYS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Saturday March 24 Winter Classes; Saturday May 26 Spring Classes
Open to all students and families from ALL classes for kids/teens
1pm Master Class with Walt Frasier, Artistic Director
2:30 PIZZA PARTY for students and families – The whole family is invited for the 3pm Show.  We will get pizza. There is a 1 drink minimum/guest at the show. RSVP ASAP Family Name and number of attendees for the class and show. Tickets to the show (reg $25pp) and pizza are on us for all that have attended the entire session and their families. We ask all purchase a beverage ($5-15/drink plus tax/tip includes plenty of non alcoholic options) before show starts to go with the pizza.

SPRING SESSIONS Start April 7/8

PLEASE NOTE: In the past we have often lost students for Spring Showcases in June, so we will be running Showcases before memorial day with lots of classes after the 3 day weekend.
We may run a second showcase, if there is interest, at the end of June as well.
FEES
$40/week
$150/Month (4 weeks)
$250/10-12 weeks of classes, performance and FREE tickets to professional show
Click links below for my discount coded rates!!!
CONTACT ME FOR ADDITIONAL SIBLING SPECIALS!!!

NYC Saturdays  10am Teens, 12pm Kids

April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12
SHOWCASE May 19
MAY 26 1p-4:30 Student Appreciation Day (See Above)
BONUS CLASSES 11am for all students June 2, 9, 16, 23

LONG ISLAND  Sundays 6pm

April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13
SHOWCASE MAY 20
MAY 26 1p-4:30p Student Appreciation Day (See Above)
BONUS/MAKE-UP CLASSES in June 3, 10
Our LI program is small so we can only build in a couple bonus classes, however you are welcome to join us in the city at any time for Saturday programs as make-up sessions
We have added more weeks to our summer program due to popular demand
SIX WEEKS in total. You can sign up for 1, 2, 4 or all 6
Rates via Discount link
ONE WEEK $400 (reg $500)
TWO WEEKS $750 (reg $850)
FOUR WEEKS $1350 (reg $1600)
SIX WEEKS $1600  (reg $2200)
Monday- Thursday
8:45am-9:30 Drop Off
9:30-11:30 Morning Session
11:30-12:30 LUNCH
12:30-2:30 Afternoon Session
2:30-3:30 OPEN MIC – chance to perform stand-up and Improv for class mates in mock performance mode.
3:30-4pm Pick up/Dimissal
Friday
8:45am-9:30 Drop Off
9:30-12p Dress Rehearsal
12p-1pm LUNCH
1pm SHOWCASE Friends and Family Invited

STUDENT GROUP TICKETS Off Broadway Improv Comedy Show, Broadway Classroom

Are you bringing a STUDENT GROUP to New York City in the next year?
Are you a tour booker interested in student friendly Off Broadway Shows?
Do you run trips for NYC area schools?
Are you a NYC area youth theater group?

Then this blog’s for you!

Student Group
Off Broadway Improv Comedy in Times Square Theater District; Great Workshops too! – Student Group Rates 

EMAIL us your groups’ needs including estimated group number (students, teachers, additional adults), Prefered date(s) and special requests eightimprov@gmail.com

STUDENT GROUP TICKETS Off Broadway Improv Comedy Show, Broadway Classroom

EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH – AKA Improv 4 Teens – is an off Broadway interactive musical comedy show based on audience suggestions and participation. No two shows are ever the same. Every 5 minutes the show’s MC interacts with the audience looking for hot topics for improvised scenes and songs. 3-4 segments invite audience volunteers on stage to more closely direct the comedy path. Hosted by Walt Frasier (Letterman, MTV, Blue Bloods, Royal Pains), the cast includes professionals comics, singers and actors from stage and screen. The show has entertained 5000+ audiences since 2004 in Times Square and touring colleges, corporate events and K-123 schools nationwide.

THE BEST STUDENT GROUP DEAL OFF BROADWAY

TICKETS to Evening Shows (M-F 7pm, Su 8pm), Weekend Matinees (3pm Saturday, Sunday)
$60 VIP TICKETS include 2 drinks and snacks
$25 General Admission Tickets require 2 drink minimum

STUDENT GROUP RATE of 10 or more just $25 (min $250/10ppl)
– NO ADDITIONAL PURCHASE REQUIRED, NO ADDITIONAL FEES
– Beverage Included – bottled water, soda, juice
– Dinner Included – 2 Slices NY PIZZA
– OPTIONAL FREE workshop before the show

PRIVATE SHOW
$1000 for up to 40ppl Show, beverage, pizza
Additional Guest $20

DAY TIME SHOWS / FIELD TRIPS (Before 5pm Monday thru Friday)
– $600 up to 50 students, $12/additional student
– $1000 Up to 150 students
– Add Workshop $5
– Add Pizza and Beverage Lunch $8 (For daytime weekday shows, if we do not provide lunch, groups may brown bag it and eat in the theater)

WHERE
Broadway Comedy Club
318 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
Just a few blocks from both Times Square and Columbus Circle.
1 Block Late Night with Stephen Colbert stage door
Less than 5 minute walk from all Broadway Shows

BROADWAY CLASSROOM

Don’t have time for a show, we have an amazing 90-minute workshop that is a must for any performing artist. We play a series of warm-up technique and performance games. We use Improv to teach character and story development. Beyond acting and comedy, Improv is great for teaching presentation skills, team communications and more. We use the same workshop to teach corporate team building, sales, service, management and professional development for teachers. It is our mission to deliver this program to teens and preteens to teach these valuable skills – often neglected in today’s core education systems –  long before your students enter the labor force. These skills help individuals become valuable team members and leaders.

IMPROV WORKSHOP
$500 up to 2 hours, 20ppl
– includes 1 teaching artist and space rental before 5pm
– a shorter version of this workshop included FREE in dinner/Lunch show options above.

INTRO TO IMPROV – This master class will teach a group of student the basics, often enough for performing artists to return home and start their own comedy teams.

MUSICAL COMEDY IMPROV – Learn a number of musical styles, develop stronger rhyming and rhythm skills

Below you will see students from our own public class program, as well as groups from Ohio National Guard program (2006), Touring Company at Wisconsin School (2008) and Walt Frasier at Queens High School with Mario Cantone and Eddie Brill when the visited our residency program 2010.

Student Group

Ethan on Netflix
Ethan Harkavy, Improv 4 Teens Student, on Netflix “Master of None” with Aziz Ansari