Casey, Laura, Julia, and Helena in the Studio. Photo by Chion Wolf.

Education

Sea Tea Improv teaches our own improv comedy courses in our Studios on Pratt St. in Downtown Hartford, CT. All members of Sea Tea Improv who are course instructors have completed an improv training program from world-renowned comedic improvisation theaters like the Upright Citizens Brigade, BATS Improv, ImprovBoston, or The Second City. We pride ourselves on bringing high-quality improv instruction and performance to Hartford, CT.

Coming Up at Sea Tea Improv Studios

Thursday, November 23rd at 8:30 PM
THANKSGIVING - No Hanging with Harold Today
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a "learn by doing" drop-in event where Sea Tea Improv Studios students, Sea Tea Comedy Theater performers, and members of the Connecticut improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) practice a kind of longform improv comedy together known as the Harold. Learn more about the Harold here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_(improvisation)

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total. Can you reach 100 completed Harolds?

Just $5 per person via cash at the door, Venmo (@seateaimprov), or PayPal ([email protected]).

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Friday, November 24th at 7:00 PM
Improv: KnucklePuck, Rumour Cauldron, Grantch
The best improv comedy talent in Connecticut: Sea Tea Comedy Theater's House Teams!

In this show, you'll get to see these great teams: KnucklePuck, The Rumour Cauldron, and Grantch!

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-knucklepuck-rumour-cauldron-grantch-tickets-39586435093

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Friday, November 24th at 9:00 PM
Chatterbox / Black Friday: Tales from Retail feat. Rob Santos
Improv and Storytelling are like two siblings who can't stop chattering.

In this show, Chatterbox: Improv Meets Storytelling, we'll all hear some compelling stories for the first time, and then our improvisers spin the ideas and themes from those stories into some awesome comedy scenes for you!

Sometimes the stories are from a special guest, sometimes we'll ask the audience for stories, sometimes a professional storyteller, or sometimes it's our own improvisers -- but any way it goes, you get a little bit of improv and a little bit of storytelling!

This month's special guest is... Rob Santos! Our Chatterbox falls on Black Friday, so we're inviting stand-up comedian and veteran retail worker Rob Santos to talk about his most interesting/weird/wild/memorable tales from retail.

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chatterbox-black-friday-tales-from-retail-feat-rob-santos-tickets-39586659765

Rob Santos is a stand-up comedian out of Hartford, CT and has performed in New York City, Connecituct, Rhode Island, and Western Massachusetts. His style is laid back but packed with energy and silliness to keep the crowd going. Rob's deep, raw, and humorous perspective comes from years of searching for his identity within race, culture, and fatherhood. "I'm just a beige man trying to be a black man in a white man's world."

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Past Chatterbox guests include radio host/columnist Colin McEnroe, rapper/punk-folk musician Ceschi Ramos, slam poet Mind.Evolution., James Joyce scholar Alex Dueben, cat stories, sketch comedians Girl-ISH from Chicago, Dr. Evan Cantor, The Quagan Family, Morgan Miller, and the Other People's Stories series.

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Saturday, November 25th at 7:00 PM
The Real World: Hartford (An Improvised Show)
See what happens when these people in a theater stop being polite and start being REAL.

Audience members will help inform the nonstop drama with suggestions. If you miss out, you'll be as upset as Pedro when Puck stuck his fingers in the peanut butter.

Cast: Allie Rivera, Alison Jalbert, Brittnie Carrier, Josh Moberger, Josuel Rosario, Laura Manasewich

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-real-world-hartford-an-improvised-show-tickets-39593889389

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Saturday, November 25th at 9:00 PM
The Sketch Summit
Three different sketch writing teams will finally put aside their differences, and perform their material together, as parts of one show.

They hope that their brave example can ultimately lead to great comedy, and world peace.

The writers and performers of this show don't view themselves as heroes, but if you do, they agree with you.

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-sketch-summit-tickets-39594020782

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Sunday, November 26th at 5:00 PM
All-Ages Family Show - Special COMPETITIVE Show!
An awesome evening of all-ages comedy for kids, teens, and adults with Hartford's professional comedy troupe, Sea Tea Improv Touring Company!

Our improv comedy show is interactive, with chances for kids and adults alike to shout out suggestions and even opportunities to volunteer to play some improv games with us on stage! The comedy is all-ages -- kids and adults will have a lot to laugh about.

Kids age 12 and under are just $5!

The show is the new Sea Tea Comedy Theater at 15 Asylum St in Downtown Hartford, near the corner of Asylum and Main -- not far from the Old State House. Street parking on a meter is free on weekends and there's also a paid lot directly across from the theater.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-improv-touring-companys-family-show-tickets-29428767235

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum St, Hartford, CT
Sunday, November 26th at 7:00 PM
Stand-Up Comedy Night!
The Sea Tea Comedy Theater has more than just improv!

Stand-Up Comedy Night at Sea Tea Comedy Theater!

Tonight, we feature solo comedians doing their best material. See up-and-coming comics from all walks of life.

(Looking to perform your stand-up at our theater? Email our Artistic Associate Director Laura Manasewich at [email protected] for more information, and in the meantime, come check out this show!)

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stand-up-comedy-night-tickets-36883600843

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Wednesday, November 29th at 7:00 PM
Intro to Improv - 4-week Comedy Course for Beginners
Improv is for everyone! Whether you've got dreams of being a comedian, you want to strengthen your public speaking skills, or you're just sick of your board game collection, improv can help!

Register for this course: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-improv-4-week-comedy-course-for-beginners-registration-37147780010

In this class, students will learn the basic techniques and games that professional improvisers and comedy writers use to collaboratively discover fun ideas, characters, and scenes. You'll work in teams, so you'll never be left hanging alone. Our number one rule is "make your partner look good," so come try improv in a supportive, no-pressure environment, and learn from a professional improviser!

Class Day and Time:

Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Class Dates:

November 29, 2017

December 6, 2017

December 13, 2017

December 20, 2017

Cost: $125, or $99 Early Bird price up to 2 weeks before class starts.

Instructor: Patrick McGuire

All Sea Tea Improv courses and workshops are subject to our education policies: https://seateaimprov.com/education/education-policies/

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Thursday, November 30th at 8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold (Drop-In Event)
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a "learn by doing" drop-in event where Sea Tea Improv Studios students, Sea Tea Comedy Theater performers, and members of the Connecticut improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) practice a kind of longform improv comedy together known as the Harold. Learn more about the Harold here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_(improvisation)

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total. Can you reach 100 completed Harolds?

Just $5 per person via cash at the door, Venmo (@seateaimprov), or PayPal ([email protected]).

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Friday, December 1st at 7:00 PM
Improv: Winnipeg and Brain's Song
The best improv comedy talent in Connecticut: Sea Tea Comedy Theater's House Teams!

In this show, you'll get to see these great teams: Winnipeg and Brain's Song!

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-winnipeg-and-brains-song-tickets-39780032147

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Friday, December 1st at 9:00 PM
Longform Showcase feat. My Privacy from NYC!
You give us the word to get us going. Then, watch unique fully improvised comedy shows unfold right before your eyes.

Every Longform Showcase features the Sea Tea Improv Ensemble, a killer guest group, and a one-night-only team.

This month's special guest is My Privacy from NYC!

My Privacy is a sweaty, fire-breathing duo from New York City that does loud, fast, and crazy improv. It's so cool that you'll shit your pants.

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/longform-showcase-feat-my-privacy-from-nyc-tickets-39796941724

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Since 2011, the Sea Tea Improv's Longform Showcase has brought unique, experimental, and just damn funny improv teams from all over the country to Hartford to perform improv comedy styles you might not see anywhere but the world's biggest theater and comedy cities. Come see a new kind of improv comedy right here in Hartford!

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Saturday, December 2nd at 5:00 PM
Improvised Tennessee Williams
In Improvised Tennesee Williams, director Daniel Davidson leads a team of improvisers in embodying the passionate characters, poetic language, and southern sensibilities of the great American playwright Tennessee Williams!

You'll see just-created amazing characters that'll be sincere and committed, use metaphor and symbolism, and make you laugh.

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improvised-tennessee-williams-tickets-39797407116

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Saturday, December 2nd at 7:00 PM
Improv: Fairfield of Dreams, Lady Business, Part Time Lifeguards
The best improv comedy talent in Connecticut: Sea Tea Comedy Theater's House Teams!

In this show, you'll get to see these great teams: Fairfield of Dreams, Lady Business, and Part Time Lifeguards!

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-fairfield-of-dreams-lady-business-part-time-lifeguards-tickets-39797549542

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Saturday, December 2nd at 9:00 PM
Improv: KnucklePuck, Off the Lawn, Albatross
The best improv comedy talent in Connecticut: Sea Tea Comedy Theater's House Teams!

In this show, you'll get to see these great teams: KnucklePuck, Off the Lawn, and Albatross!

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-knucklepuck-off-the-lawn-albatross-tickets-39797654857

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Sunday, December 3rd at 5:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv's All-Ages Family Show!
An awesome evening of all-ages comedy for kids, teens, and adults with Hartford's professional comedy troupe, Sea Tea Improv Touring Company!

Our improv comedy show is interactive, with chances for kids and adults alike to shout out suggestions and even opportunities to volunteer to play some improv games with us on stage! The comedy is all-ages -- kids and adults will have a lot to laugh about.

Kids age 12 and under are just $5!

The show is the new Sea Tea Comedy Theater at 15 Asylum St in Downtown Hartford, near the corner of Asylum and Main -- not far from the Old State House. Street parking on a meter is free on weekends and there's also a paid lot directly across from the theater.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-improv-touring-companys-family-show-tickets-29428767235

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum St, Hartford, CT
Sunday, December 3rd at 7:00 PM
Improv: Dinosaur Police, BOOP! - then JAM with the Sea Tea Improv Touring Company!
This show features the best improv comedy talent in Connecticut: Sea Tea Comedy Theater's House Teams!

In this show, you'll get to see Dinosaur Police and BOOP!

THEN, we'll have a big improv jam with the Sea Tea Touring Company -- everyone in the house can get a chance to come up on stage and do some improv scenes and have fun together!

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-dinosaur-police-boop-then-jam-with-the-sea-tea-improv-touring-company-tickets-40052306527

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Monday, December 4th at 7:30 PM
Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic
Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic in Hartford's Comedy Theater!

Come work on your stand-up set in a theater/club atmosphere. Stage, lights, character work, bits, whatever you want to do. Get the full comedy club experience -- you won't be competing with bar noise and televisions while telling jokes.

Sign up starts at 7:30PM and the Open Mic runs from 8:00PM to 10:00PM.

There is a $5 cover charge to perform or watch. Performers get a ticket for one free drink.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stand-up-comedy-open-mic-tickets-35716276344

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Thursday, December 7th at 8:00 PM
An Improvised Christmas Carol
Come see a hilarious retelling of Charles Dickens's Christmas classic twist! This show combines your suggestions with the improvisers’ imaginations to create a performance of A Christmas Carol like nothing you have ever seen. What if Scrooge owned a pet store? What if the Ghost of Christmas Past was a Film Noir detective? What if Tiny Tim wasn't so tiny? Come find out and see how your suggestions tell an all new tale of how Christmas can (or can't!) change Ebenezer Scrooge's life!

Tickets ($15 / $10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-improvised-christmas-carol-tickets-39716144056

An Improvised Christmas Carol was developed by Randy Dixon in 1985 at the Market Theater in Seattle's historic Pike Place Market. It’s been performed every year since. This year's Connecticut cast includes Claire Zick, Laura Manasewich, Dan Russell, Matt Saccullo, Bryan Thurston and features Kevin MacDermott as Ebenezer Scrooge. Technical improvisers are Nate Gagnon and Erica Willis.

Performances are at Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum St, Hartford, CT. Show dates and times are listed below.

Adults $15; Children $10

December 7 - 8:00 PM
December 8 - 8:00 PM
December 9 - 8:00 PM
December 10 - 2:00 PM (Family Show)

December 14 - 8:00 PM
December 15 - 8:00 PM
December 16 - 8:00 PM
December 17 - 2:00 PM (Family Show)

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Thursday, December 7th at 8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold (Drop-In Event)
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a "learn by doing" drop-in event where Sea Tea Improv Studios students, Sea Tea Comedy Theater performers, and members of the Connecticut improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) practice a kind of longform improv comedy together known as the Harold. Learn more about the Harold here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_(improvisation)

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total. Can you reach 100 completed Harolds?

Just $5 per person via cash at the door, Venmo (@seateaimprov), or PayPal ([email protected]).

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Friday, December 8th at 7:00 PM
Get a Clue! Tours - Solve a Murder in The Mark Twain House with his Characters!
Who killed that varmint Pap Finn? Was it Tom Sawyer in the Library with the Wrench?

Tours step off every 15 minutes starting at 7:00 p.m.

CLUE Tours will be offered on special nights at The Mark Twain House & Museum, using the various rooms (secret passageway, conservatory, billiards room, and more) of the Twain house -- and some of the author's favorite literary characters (played by Sea Tea Improv) -- as part of the game.

Tickets (Adults $24, Kids $17): bit.ly/TwainClue

Members of The Mark Twain House & Museum get a discount by using their member promo code. Members of Greater Hartford Lets Go Arts Program, please call and ask about your discount. 860-247-0998 (option 5)

The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT
Friday, December 8th at 8:00 PM
An Improvised Christmas Carol
Come see a hilarious retelling of Charles Dickens's Christmas classic twist! This show combines your suggestions with the improvisers’ imaginations to create a performance of A Christmas Carol like nothing you have ever seen. What if Scrooge owned a pet store? What if the Ghost of Christmas Past was a Film Noir detective? What if Tiny Tim wasn't so tiny? Come find out and see how your suggestions tell an all new tale of how Christmas can (or can't!) change Ebenezer Scrooge's life!

Tickets ($15 / $10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-improvised-christmas-carol-tickets-39716144056

An Improvised Christmas Carol was developed by Randy Dixon in 1985 at the Market Theater in Seattle's historic Pike Place Market. It’s been performed every year since. This year's Connecticut cast includes Claire Zick, Laura Manasewich, Dan Russell, Matt Saccullo, Bryan Thurston and features Kevin MacDermott as Ebenezer Scrooge. Technical improvisers are Nate Gagnon and Erica Willis.

Performances are at Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum St, Hartford, CT. Show dates and times are listed below.

Adults $15; Children $10

December 7 - 8:00 PM
December 8 - 8:00 PM
December 9 - 8:00 PM
December 10 - 2:00 PM (Family Show)

December 14 - 8:00 PM
December 15 - 8:00 PM
December 16 - 8:00 PM
December 17 - 2:00 PM (Family Show)

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Friday, December 8th at 10:00 PM
Improv: Grantch, Robot Love, Night Ghosts
The best improv comedy talent in Connecticut: Sea Tea Comedy Theater's House Teams!

In this show, you'll get to see these great teams: Grantch, Robot Love, and Night Ghosts!

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-grantch-robot-love-night-ghosts-tickets-40086599097

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Saturday, December 9th at 8:00 PM
An Improvised Christmas Carol
Come see a hilarious retelling of Charles Dickens's Christmas classic twist! This show combines your suggestions with the improvisers’ imaginations to create a performance of A Christmas Carol like nothing you have ever seen. What if Scrooge owned a pet store? What if the Ghost of Christmas Past was a Film Noir detective? What if Tiny Tim wasn't so tiny? Come find out and see how your suggestions tell an all new tale of how Christmas can (or can't!) change Ebenezer Scrooge's life!

Tickets ($15 / $10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-improvised-christmas-carol-tickets-39716144056

An Improvised Christmas Carol was developed by Randy Dixon in 1985 at the Market Theater in Seattle's historic Pike Place Market. It’s been performed every year since. This year's Connecticut cast includes Claire Zick, Laura Manasewich, Dan Russell, Matt Saccullo, Bryan Thurston and features Kevin MacDermott as Ebenezer Scrooge. Technical improvisers are Nate Gagnon and Erica Willis.

Performances are at Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum St, Hartford, CT. Show dates and times are listed below.

Adults $15; Children $10

December 7 - 8:00 PM
December 8 - 8:00 PM
December 9 - 8:00 PM
December 10 - 2:00 PM (Family Show)

December 14 - 8:00 PM
December 15 - 8:00 PM
December 16 - 8:00 PM
December 17 - 2:00 PM (Family Show)

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Saturday, December 9th at 10:00 PM
Humbug Holiday Sketch Show
Corny movies, awkward office parties, overworked delivery employees, and long dinners with all the people you love and hate the most in the entire world. The holidays are often uncomfortable, frequently bizarre, and eternally hilarious.

Whether you love or hate the most wonderful time of the year, come join us for a night of original holiday-themed sketch comedy at the Sea Tea Comedy Theater. Scrooges welcome, Grinches encouraged, and Heat Misers given automatic front row seats.

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/humbug-holiday-sketch-show-tickets-40052612442

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Sunday, December 10th at 2:00 PM
An Improvised Christmas Carol
Come see a hilarious retelling of Charles Dickens's Christmas classic twist! This show combines your suggestions with the improvisers’ imaginations to create a performance of A Christmas Carol like nothing you have ever seen. What if Scrooge owned a pet store? What if the Ghost of Christmas Past was a Film Noir detective? What if Tiny Tim wasn't so tiny? Come find out and see how your suggestions tell an all new tale of how Christmas can (or can't!) change Ebenezer Scrooge's life!

Tickets ($15 / $10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-improvised-christmas-carol-tickets-39716144056

An Improvised Christmas Carol was developed by Randy Dixon in 1985 at the Market Theater in Seattle's historic Pike Place Market. It’s been performed every year since. This year's Connecticut cast includes Claire Zick, Laura Manasewich, Dan Russell, Matt Saccullo, Bryan Thurston and features Kevin MacDermott as Ebenezer Scrooge. Technical improvisers are Nate Gagnon and Erica Willis.

Performances are at Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum St, Hartford, CT. Show dates and times are listed below.

Adults $15; Children $10

December 7 - 8:00 PM
December 8 - 8:00 PM
December 9 - 8:00 PM
December 10 - 2:00 PM (Family Show)

December 14 - 8:00 PM
December 15 - 8:00 PM
December 16 - 8:00 PM
December 17 - 2:00 PM (Family Show)

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Sunday, December 10th at 5:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv's All-Ages Family Show!
An awesome evening of all-ages comedy for kids, teens, and adults with Hartford's professional comedy troupe, Sea Tea Improv Touring Company!

Our improv comedy show is interactive, with chances for kids and adults alike to shout out suggestions and even opportunities to volunteer to play some improv games with us on stage! The comedy is all-ages -- kids and adults will have a lot to laugh about.

Kids age 12 and under are just $5!

The show is the new Sea Tea Comedy Theater at 15 Asylum St in Downtown Hartford, near the corner of Asylum and Main -- not far from the Old State House. Street parking on a meter is free on weekends and there's also a paid lot directly across from the theater.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-improv-touring-companys-family-show-tickets-29428767235

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum St, Hartford, CT
Sunday, December 10th at 7:00 PM
Stand-Up Comedy Night!
The Sea Tea Comedy Theater has more than just improv!

Stand-Up Comedy Night at Sea Tea Comedy Theater!

Tonight, we feature solo comedians doing their best material. See up-and-coming comics from all walks of life.

(Looking to perform your stand-up at our theater? Email our Artistic Associate Director Laura Manasewich at [email protected] for more information, and in the meantime, come check out this show!)

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stand-up-comedy-night-tickets-36883600843

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Thursday, December 14th at 8:00 PM
An Improvised Christmas Carol
Come see a hilarious retelling of Charles Dickens's Christmas classic twist! This show combines your suggestions with the improvisers’ imaginations to create a performance of A Christmas Carol like nothing you have ever seen. What if Scrooge owned a pet store? What if the Ghost of Christmas Past was a Film Noir detective? What if Tiny Tim wasn't so tiny? Come find out and see how your suggestions tell an all new tale of how Christmas can (or can't!) change Ebenezer Scrooge's life!

Tickets ($15 / $10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-improvised-christmas-carol-tickets-39716144056

An Improvised Christmas Carol was developed by Randy Dixon in 1985 at the Market Theater in Seattle's historic Pike Place Market. It’s been performed every year since. This year's Connecticut cast includes Claire Zick, Laura Manasewich, Dan Russell, Matt Saccullo, Bryan Thurston and features Kevin MacDermott as Ebenezer Scrooge. Technical improvisers are Nate Gagnon and Erica Willis.

Performances are at Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum St, Hartford, CT. Show dates and times are listed below.

Adults $15; Children $10

December 7 - 8:00 PM
December 8 - 8:00 PM
December 9 - 8:00 PM
December 10 - 2:00 PM (Family Show)

December 14 - 8:00 PM
December 15 - 8:00 PM
December 16 - 8:00 PM
December 17 - 2:00 PM (Family Show)

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Thursday, December 14th at 8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold (Drop-In Event)
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a "learn by doing" drop-in event where Sea Tea Improv Studios students, Sea Tea Comedy Theater performers, and members of the Connecticut improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) practice a kind of longform improv comedy together known as the Harold. Learn more about the Harold here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_(improvisation)

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total. Can you reach 100 completed Harolds?

Just $5 per person via cash at the door, Venmo (@seateaimprov), or PayPal ([email protected]).

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Friday, December 15th at 8:00 PM
An Improvised Christmas Carol
Come see a hilarious retelling of Charles Dickens's Christmas classic twist! This show combines your suggestions with the improvisers’ imaginations to create a performance of A Christmas Carol like nothing you have ever seen. What if Scrooge owned a pet store? What if the Ghost of Christmas Past was a Film Noir detective? What if Tiny Tim wasn't so tiny? Come find out and see how your suggestions tell an all new tale of how Christmas can (or can't!) change Ebenezer Scrooge's life!

Tickets ($15 / $10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-improvised-christmas-carol-tickets-39716144056

An Improvised Christmas Carol was developed by Randy Dixon in 1985 at the Market Theater in Seattle's historic Pike Place Market. It’s been performed every year since. This year's Connecticut cast includes Claire Zick, Laura Manasewich, Dan Russell, Matt Saccullo, Bryan Thurston and features Kevin MacDermott as Ebenezer Scrooge. Technical improvisers are Nate Gagnon and Erica Willis.

Performances are at Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum St, Hartford, CT. Show dates and times are listed below.

Adults $15; Children $10

December 7 - 8:00 PM
December 8 - 8:00 PM
December 9 - 8:00 PM
December 10 - 2:00 PM (Family Show)

December 14 - 8:00 PM
December 15 - 8:00 PM
December 16 - 8:00 PM
December 17 - 2:00 PM (Family Show)

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Saturday, December 16th at 2:00 PM
CHION WOLF'S ADVICE SHOW - FAMILY EDITION
CHION WOLF'S ADVICE SHOW is at Sea Tea Improv's underground comedy theater for curious people with a sense of humor.

Tickets ($15): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chion-wolfs-advice-show-tickets-34893274724

Write down something you'd like advice about ANONYMOUSLY, put it in the big box, and then host Chion Wolf (WNPR, The Mouth at The Mark Twain House & Museum, the Hartford Hot Several Brass Band, Night Fall) will help you figure it all out with her panel of unqualified yet enthusiastic, thoughtful humans. For every segment, a new audience volunteer is chosen! At the end of the night, Chion reads your confessions.

== 12/16 IS OUR SPECIAL FAMILY EDITION MATINEE ==

The audio of each show will be recorded live and released later as a podcast, so if you don't want your snorting laughter or gasps of realizations broadcast to the whole world, you'd better bring your effective muffling techniques.

*DISCLAIMER: This is NOT professional advice! These are people discussing all sorts of issues, telling stories, and exploring philosophical conundrums.

If you're struggling in this chaotic, cruel, funny, absurd, amazing world, and you need someone to talk to, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.

What's cool is that you don't have to be suicidal to call them. You don't need to be at your lowest point to find help. You are NOT alone, and you’re always welcome at Sea Tea.

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Saturday, December 16th at 8:00 PM
An Improvised Christmas Carol
Come see a hilarious retelling of Charles Dickens's Christmas classic twist! This show combines your suggestions with the improvisers’ imaginations to create a performance of A Christmas Carol like nothing you have ever seen. What if Scrooge owned a pet store? What if the Ghost of Christmas Past was a Film Noir detective? What if Tiny Tim wasn't so tiny? Come find out and see how your suggestions tell an all new tale of how Christmas can (or can't!) change Ebenezer Scrooge's life!

Tickets ($15 / $10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-improvised-christmas-carol-tickets-39716144056

An Improvised Christmas Carol was developed by Randy Dixon in 1985 at the Market Theater in Seattle's historic Pike Place Market. It’s been performed every year since. This year's Connecticut cast includes Claire Zick, Laura Manasewich, Dan Russell, Matt Saccullo, Bryan Thurston and features Kevin MacDermott as Ebenezer Scrooge. Technical improvisers are Nate Gagnon and Erica Willis.

Performances are at Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum St, Hartford, CT. Show dates and times are listed below.

Adults $15; Children $10

December 7 - 8:00 PM
December 8 - 8:00 PM
December 9 - 8:00 PM
December 10 - 2:00 PM (Family Show)

December 14 - 8:00 PM
December 15 - 8:00 PM
December 16 - 8:00 PM
December 17 - 2:00 PM (Family Show)

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Sunday, December 17th at 2:00 PM
An Improvised Christmas Carol
Come see a hilarious retelling of Charles Dickens's Christmas classic twist! This show combines your suggestions with the improvisers’ imaginations to create a performance of A Christmas Carol like nothing you have ever seen. What if Scrooge owned a pet store? What if the Ghost of Christmas Past was a Film Noir detective? What if Tiny Tim wasn't so tiny? Come find out and see how your suggestions tell an all new tale of how Christmas can (or can't!) change Ebenezer Scrooge's life!

Tickets ($15 / $10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-improvised-christmas-carol-tickets-39716144056

An Improvised Christmas Carol was developed by Randy Dixon in 1985 at the Market Theater in Seattle's historic Pike Place Market. It’s been performed every year since. This year's Connecticut cast includes Claire Zick, Laura Manasewich, Dan Russell, Matt Saccullo, Bryan Thurston and features Kevin MacDermott as Ebenezer Scrooge. Technical improvisers are Nate Gagnon and Erica Willis.

Performances are at Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum St, Hartford, CT. Show dates and times are listed below.

Adults $15; Children $10

December 7 - 8:00 PM
December 8 - 8:00 PM
December 9 - 8:00 PM
December 10 - 2:00 PM (Family Show)

December 14 - 8:00 PM
December 15 - 8:00 PM
December 16 - 8:00 PM
December 17 - 2:00 PM (Family Show)

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Sunday, December 17th at 5:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv's All-Ages Family Show!
An awesome evening of all-ages comedy for kids, teens, and adults with Hartford's professional comedy troupe, Sea Tea Improv Touring Company!

Our improv comedy show is interactive, with chances for kids and adults alike to shout out suggestions and even opportunities to volunteer to play some improv games with us on stage! The comedy is all-ages -- kids and adults will have a lot to laugh about.

Kids age 12 and under are just $5!

The show is the new Sea Tea Comedy Theater at 15 Asylum St in Downtown Hartford, near the corner of Asylum and Main -- not far from the Old State House. Street parking on a meter is free on weekends and there's also a paid lot directly across from the theater.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-improv-touring-companys-family-show-tickets-29428767235

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum St, Hartford, CT
Monday, December 18th at 7:30 PM
Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic
Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic in Hartford's Comedy Theater!

Come work on your stand-up set in a theater/club atmosphere. Stage, lights, character work, bits, whatever you want to do. Get the full comedy club experience -- you won't be competing with bar noise and televisions while telling jokes.

Sign up starts at 7:30PM and the Open Mic runs from 8:00PM to 10:00PM.

There is a $5 cover charge to perform or watch. Performers get a ticket for one free drink.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stand-up-comedy-open-mic-tickets-35716276344

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Thursday, December 21st at 8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold (Drop-In Event)
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a "learn by doing" drop-in event where Sea Tea Improv Studios students, Sea Tea Comedy Theater performers, and members of the Connecticut improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) practice a kind of longform improv comedy together known as the Harold. Learn more about the Harold here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_(improvisation)

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total. Can you reach 100 completed Harolds?

Just $5 per person via cash at the door, Venmo (@seateaimprov), or PayPal ([email protected]).

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Saturday, December 23rd (all day)
Closed for Christmas
Merry Christmas!

Why not get someone tickets to one of our upcoming shows?

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/sea-tea-comedy-theater-10965010523#live_events

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Sunday, December 24th (all day)
Closed for Christmas
Merry Christmas!

Why not get someone tickets to one of our upcoming shows?

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/sea-tea-comedy-theater-10965010523#live_events

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Thursday, December 28th at 8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold (Drop-In Event)
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a "learn by doing" drop-in event where Sea Tea Improv Studios students, Sea Tea Comedy Theater performers, and members of the Connecticut improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) practice a kind of longform improv comedy together known as the Harold. Learn more about the Harold here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_(improvisation)

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total. Can you reach 100 completed Harolds?

Just $5 per person via cash at the door, Venmo (@seateaimprov), or PayPal ([email protected]).

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Friday, December 29th at 9:00 PM
Funny As Tech - Our Relationship with Tech is Messy. Let’s Discuss!
Funny as Tech is a fast-paced tech-comedy panel show where a diverse range of experts are able to let loose. In the process, an entertaining and meaningful conversation unfolds…

Past guests on Funny as Tech have included media theorist and bestselling author Douglas Rushkoff (Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, Present Shock), WNYC’s Manoush Zomorodi (host of Note to Self & author of Bored Brilliant), comedian Chuck Nice (Star Talk, HGTV, VH1. TODAY show regular), x.ai founder Dennis Mortensen, and CNN’s Laurie Segall (Mostly Human with Laurie Segall).

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/funny-as-tech-our-relationship-with-tech-is-messy-lets-discuss-tickets-39091117585

What is FUNNY AS TECH?

Funny as Tech is a tech-comedy panel show. Each show is also taped for those unable to attend (available on iTunes and more). Monthly shows happen at the Peoples Improv Theater (123 E 24th Street) in NYC where co-hosts David Ryan Polgar (tech ethicist) and comedian Joe Leonardo invite a diverse range of guests to unpack our absurd present and uncertain future. It is a wild and winding conversation around social media, tech etiquette, AI, self-driving cars, the power of algorithms, privacy in the digital age, and the latest trend du jour.

The show is based on the premise that comedy is a great vehicle to have a conversation around our tech use that is entertaining, informative, and accessible. Outside of the live shows, Funny as Tech will soon be adding weekly studio interviews.

“This new New York-based podcast is a mixture of deep thoughts and belly laughs as writer and technology ethicist David Ryan Polgar shoots the breeze with comedian Joe Leonardo who is a performer at the Upright Citizens BrigadeTheatre (comedy nerds will be impressed).” - The Irish Times

“Above all, both men want their show to be funny. And given the slew of scandals, failures and ‘solutionification’ in Silicon Valley and further afield in tech, they aren’t short of material.” - Red Herring

YOUR HOSTS FOR FUNNY AS TECH

Some people are the future of comedy. These guys are the futurist comedy.

David Ryan Polgar is a frequent speaker (3-time TEDx, The School of the New York Times, TNW New York — upcoming), tech commentator (SiriusXM, CNN.com, Inc.com, HuffPost), and contributing writer/expert for Big Think, Quartz, and IBM thinkLeaders. He is currently focused on whether we are becoming “botified” online, along with the ethical concerns facing emerging tech. He has recently written about AI, VR, automation, and more. Polgar co-founded the global Digital Citizenship Summit and currently works with the virtual world startup Friendbase. As a Tech Ethicist, he explores our evolving relationship with tech from an ethical, legal, and emotional perspective.

Joe Leonardo is a comedian, improviser and writer who has been featured on ESPN, Travel Channel, NPR, Anderson Cooper LIVE, Cafe, and Prank Academy to name a few. He is currently a house team performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York and co-host of their Wednesday Night Improv Jam. Joe is also the creator/host of The Flying Blind Sketch Show, which plays bi-monthly at The People’s Improv Theater and is one of the founders of Sea Tea Improv.

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Saturday, December 30th at 9:00 PM
CT IMPROV MIXER
Welcome to the CT Improv Mixer
-- a party where you can try improv!

We're back for this all-experience-levels-welcome event where players are paired up by host Laura "Sassy Manassy" Manasewich, and musical suggestions are provided by our wonderful in-house DJ!

Tickets ($5): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ct-improv-mixer-tickets-37931929422

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Sunday, December 31st at 5:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv's All-Ages Family Show!
An awesome evening of all-ages comedy for kids, teens, and adults with Hartford's professional comedy troupe, Sea Tea Improv Touring Company!

Our improv comedy show is interactive, with chances for kids and adults alike to shout out suggestions and even opportunities to volunteer to play some improv games with us on stage! The comedy is all-ages -- kids and adults will have a lot to laugh about.

Kids age 12 and under are just $5!

The show is the new Sea Tea Comedy Theater at 15 Asylum St in Downtown Hartford, near the corner of Asylum and Main -- not far from the Old State House. Street parking on a meter is free on weekends and there's also a paid lot directly across from the theater.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-improv-touring-companys-family-show-tickets-29428767235

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum St, Hartford, CT
Thursday, January 4th at 7:00 PM
I'm Too Fat for This Show
Through 18 characters and multi-media effects, Kate Huffman guides us through two decades of living with an OCD-instilled eating disorder that requires her to live by a strict set of rules and rituals based around numbers and eternal body hatred.

Charm, wit, and giddy self-deprecation entice us through the journey of a very young girl who stumbles upon a life-long, nihilistic frenemy.

I'm Too Fat for This Show presents an opportunity for all people with obsessions, neuroticism, or negative self-talk to laugh at themselves.

Directed by Scout Durwood (Mary + Jane)

Tickets ($20): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/im-too-fat-for-this-show-tickets-38476765040

REVIEWS

"One of the rare solo performance shows that deftly balances humor, gravitas, pathos, education, and energy into a soul-baring beautiful performance." - The Nerds of Color

"Ruthlessly honest; Huffman exposes literally her innermost core with biting and intelligent humour." - Gia On The Move

"One of the most commanding one-person shows around today." - Jewish Journal

"By far the most entertaining one person show I have ever seen anywhere anytime." - Santa Monica Observer

"Perfect balance of truth, wit, and humor…poignant." - Los Angeles Post-Examiner

AUDIENCE REACTIONS

"Funny, heartbreaking, and so very relatable in surprising ways.”

“So well-paced, such a perfect mixture of comedy and tragedy. I thought I knew about eating disorders, but I learned a lot.”

“Amazing and powerful! Heroic is for sure a word that fits.”

“It makes me feel less alone in the constant journey to want to be happy and feel good in my own skin.”

"This is how ideas should be shared."

"Funny, smart, informative, honest, non-judgmental, and real!"

"...doesn't feel like a one-woman show; it feels like an ensemble. She performs several characters with such contrast and energy that I almost remember the scenes as having several actors."

"...the kind of STAR QUALITY you find in SNL performers who are just having fun up there...INFECTIOUS."

"...incredibly moving and inspiring to watch...Her character work is phenomenal...Inspiring, humorous & thought-provoking.....RUN, don't walk to SEE THIS."

www.katehuffman.com/

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Thursday, January 4th at 8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold (Drop-In Event)
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a "learn by doing" drop-in event where Sea Tea Improv Studios students, Sea Tea Comedy Theater performers, and members of the Connecticut improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) practice a kind of longform improv comedy together known as the Harold. Learn more about the Harold here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_(improvisation)

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total. Can you reach 100 completed Harolds?

Just $5 per person via cash at the door, Venmo (@seateaimprov), or PayPal ([email protected]).

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Friday, January 5th at 7:00 PM
I'm Too Fat for This Show
Through 18 characters and multi-media effects, Kate Huffman guides us through two decades of living with an OCD-instilled eating disorder that requires her to live by a strict set of rules and rituals based around numbers and eternal body hatred.

Charm, wit, and giddy self-deprecation entice us through the journey of a very young girl who stumbles upon a life-long, nihilistic frenemy.

I'm Too Fat for This Show presents an opportunity for all people with obsessions, neuroticism, or negative self-talk to laugh at themselves.

Directed by Scout Durwood (Mary + Jane)

Tickets ($20): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/im-too-fat-for-this-show-tickets-38476765040

REVIEWS

"One of the rare solo performance shows that deftly balances humor, gravitas, pathos, education, and energy into a soul-baring beautiful performance." - The Nerds of Color

"Ruthlessly honest; Huffman exposes literally her innermost core with biting and intelligent humour." - Gia On The Move

"One of the most commanding one-person shows around today." - Jewish Journal

"By far the most entertaining one person show I have ever seen anywhere anytime." - Santa Monica Observer

"Perfect balance of truth, wit, and humor…poignant." - Los Angeles Post-Examiner

AUDIENCE REACTIONS

"Funny, heartbreaking, and so very relatable in surprising ways.”

“So well-paced, such a perfect mixture of comedy and tragedy. I thought I knew about eating disorders, but I learned a lot.”

“Amazing and powerful! Heroic is for sure a word that fits.”

“It makes me feel less alone in the constant journey to want to be happy and feel good in my own skin.”

"This is how ideas should be shared."

"Funny, smart, informative, honest, non-judgmental, and real!"

"...doesn't feel like a one-woman show; it feels like an ensemble. She performs several characters with such contrast and energy that I almost remember the scenes as having several actors."

"...the kind of STAR QUALITY you find in SNL performers who are just having fun up there...INFECTIOUS."

"...incredibly moving and inspiring to watch...Her character work is phenomenal...Inspiring, humorous & thought-provoking.....RUN, don't walk to SEE THIS."

www.katehuffman.com/

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Saturday, January 6th at 7:00 PM
I'm Too Fat for This Show
Through 18 characters and multi-media effects, Kate Huffman guides us through two decades of living with an OCD-instilled eating disorder that requires her to live by a strict set of rules and rituals based around numbers and eternal body hatred.

Charm, wit, and giddy self-deprecation entice us through the journey of a very young girl who stumbles upon a life-long, nihilistic frenemy.

I'm Too Fat for This Show presents an opportunity for all people with obsessions, neuroticism, or negative self-talk to laugh at themselves.

Directed by Scout Durwood (Mary + Jane)

Tickets ($20): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/im-too-fat-for-this-show-tickets-38476765040

REVIEWS

"One of the rare solo performance shows that deftly balances humor, gravitas, pathos, education, and energy into a soul-baring beautiful performance." - The Nerds of Color

"Ruthlessly honest; Huffman exposes literally her innermost core with biting and intelligent humour." - Gia On The Move

"One of the most commanding one-person shows around today." - Jewish Journal

"By far the most entertaining one person show I have ever seen anywhere anytime." - Santa Monica Observer

"Perfect balance of truth, wit, and humor…poignant." - Los Angeles Post-Examiner

AUDIENCE REACTIONS

"Funny, heartbreaking, and so very relatable in surprising ways.”

“So well-paced, such a perfect mixture of comedy and tragedy. I thought I knew about eating disorders, but I learned a lot.”

“Amazing and powerful! Heroic is for sure a word that fits.”

“It makes me feel less alone in the constant journey to want to be happy and feel good in my own skin.”

"This is how ideas should be shared."

"Funny, smart, informative, honest, non-judgmental, and real!"

"...doesn't feel like a one-woman show; it feels like an ensemble. She performs several characters with such contrast and energy that I almost remember the scenes as having several actors."

"...the kind of STAR QUALITY you find in SNL performers who are just having fun up there...INFECTIOUS."

"...incredibly moving and inspiring to watch...Her character work is phenomenal...Inspiring, humorous & thought-provoking.....RUN, don't walk to SEE THIS."

www.katehuffman.com/

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Sunday, January 7th at 10:00 AM
[Workshop] Creating Your Solo Comedy Show with Kate Huffman
Award-winning actor, comedian, and solo-artist Kate Huffman will walk you through every step of creating a character-based solo show - from concept to production.

A good portion of this workshop will focus on the development of character work, so even those without aspirations of creating a solo show but who are interested in characters will benefit.

5 sign-ups who wish to will have the opportunity to perform a selection from a work in progress and receive notes.

Register ($40/$50): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-creating-your-solo-comedy-show-with-kate-huffman-registration-38477073964

About the Instructor: Kate Huffman is a graduate of the Uprights Citizen Brigade (UCB) Theatre in Los Angeles in addition to her BFA in Acting from the University of Miami. She writes and performs regularly at improvOlympic West with her team Drug Money, and has performed sketch comedy at Comedy Central Stages, UCB, Second City, San Francisco Sketch Fest, Out of Bounds Comedy Fest, Funny Female Fest, and many many more.

Her solo show, I'm Too Fat for This Show, has played in multiple cities across the US to great critical acclaim. The show has been nominated for multiple awards and recently won the Encore Producers' Award at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

As an actor, she has appeared in film and tv (Fresh Off the Boat, Shit My Dad Says, Castle) and has won awards (LA Weekly Theatre Award, Los Angeles Drama Critics' Circle Award) for her work in Los Angeles Theatre.

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All Sea Tea Improv courses and workshops are subject to our Education Policies: https://seateaimprov.com/education/education-policies/

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Thursday, January 11th at 8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold (Drop-In Event)
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a "learn by doing" drop-in event where Sea Tea Improv Studios students, Sea Tea Comedy Theater performers, and members of the Connecticut improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) practice a kind of longform improv comedy together known as the Harold. Learn more about the Harold here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_(improvisation)

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total. Can you reach 100 completed Harolds?

Just $5 per person via cash at the door, Venmo (@seateaimprov), or PayPal ([email protected]).

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Thursday, January 18th at 8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold (Drop-In Event)
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a "learn by doing" drop-in event where Sea Tea Improv Studios students, Sea Tea Comedy Theater performers, and members of the Connecticut improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) practice a kind of longform improv comedy together known as the Harold. Learn more about the Harold here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_(improvisation)

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total. Can you reach 100 completed Harolds?

Just $5 per person via cash at the door, Venmo (@seateaimprov), or PayPal ([email protected]).

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Saturday, January 20th at 7:00 PM
CHION WOLF'S ADVICE SHOW
CHION WOLF'S ADVICE SHOW is at Sea Tea Improv's underground comedy theater for curious people with a sense of humor.

Tickets ($15): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chion-wolfs-advice-show-tickets-34893274724

Write down something you'd like advice about ANONYMOUSLY, put it in the big box, and then host Chion Wolf (WNPR, The Mouth at The Mark Twain House & Museum, the Hartford Hot Several Brass Band, Night Fall) will help you figure it all out with her panel of unqualified yet enthusiastic, thoughtful humans. For every segment, a new audience volunteer is chosen! At the end of the night, Chion reads your confessions.

Very mature children are invited, and immature adults appreciated. Profanity likely.

The audio of each show will be recorded live and released later as a podcast, so if you don't want your snorting laughter or gasps of realizations broadcast to the whole world, you'd better bring your effective muffling techniques.

*DISCLAIMER: This is NOT professional advice! These are people discussing all sorts of issues, telling stories, and exploring philosophical conundrums.

If you're struggling in this chaotic, cruel, funny, absurd, amazing world, and you need someone to talk to, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.

What's cool is that you don't have to be suicidal to call them. You don't need to be at your lowest point to find help. You are NOT alone, and you’re always welcome at Sea Tea.

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Thursday, January 25th at 8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold (Drop-In Event)
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a "learn by doing" drop-in event where Sea Tea Improv Studios students, Sea Tea Comedy Theater performers, and members of the Connecticut improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) practice a kind of longform improv comedy together known as the Harold. Learn more about the Harold here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_(improvisation)

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total. Can you reach 100 completed Harolds?

Just $5 per person via cash at the door, Venmo (@seateaimprov), or PayPal ([email protected]).

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Thursday, February 1st at 8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold (Drop-In Event)
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a "learn by doing" drop-in event where Sea Tea Improv Studios students, Sea Tea Comedy Theater performers, and members of the Connecticut improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) practice a kind of longform improv comedy together known as the Harold. Learn more about the Harold here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_(improvisation)

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total. Can you reach 100 completed Harolds?

Just $5 per person via cash at the door, Venmo (@seateaimprov), or PayPal ([email protected]).

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Thursday, February 8th at 8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold (Drop-In Event)
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a "learn by doing" drop-in event where Sea Tea Improv Studios students, Sea Tea Comedy Theater performers, and members of the Connecticut improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) practice a kind of longform improv comedy together known as the Harold. Learn more about the Harold here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_(improvisation)

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total. Can you reach 100 completed Harolds?

Just $5 per person via cash at the door, Venmo (@seateaimprov), or PayPal ([email protected]).

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Thursday, February 15th at 8:30 PM
Hanging with Harold (Drop-In Event)
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a "learn by doing" drop-in event where Sea Tea Improv Studios students, Sea Tea Comedy Theater performers, and members of the Connecticut improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) practice a kind of longform improv comedy together known as the Harold. Learn more about the Harold here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_(improvisation)

"You'll have to do about a hundred Harolds to start feeling comfortable with the form." - Matt Besser, founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade

We track of the cumulative number of Harolds done by each participant from week to week. Each week, we will do 1, 2 or 3 Harolds (time depending), and everyone who participates will add to their Harold total. Can you reach 100 completed Harolds?

Just $5 per person via cash at the door, Venmo (@seateaimprov), or PayPal ([email protected]).

Sea Tea Improv Studios, 75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford, CT
Saturday, February 17th at 7:00 PM
CHION WOLF'S ADVICE SHOW
CHION WOLF'S ADVICE SHOW is at Sea Tea Improv's underground comedy theater for curious people with a sense of humor.

Tickets ($15): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chion-wolfs-advice-show-tickets-34893274724

Write down something you'd like advice about ANONYMOUSLY, put it in the big box, and then host Chion Wolf (WNPR, The Mouth at The Mark Twain House & Museum, the Hartford Hot Several Brass Band, Night Fall) will help you figure it all out with her panel of unqualified yet enthusiastic, thoughtful humans. For every segment, a new audience volunteer is chosen! At the end of the night, Chion reads your confessions.

Very mature children are invited, and immature adults appreciated. Profanity likely.

The audio of each show will be recorded live and released later as a podcast, so if you don't want your snorting laughter or gasps of realizations broadcast to the whole world, you'd better bring your effective muffling techniques.

*DISCLAIMER: This is NOT professional advice! These are people discussing all sorts of issues, telling stories, and exploring philosophical conundrums.

If you're struggling in this chaotic, cruel, funny, absurd, amazing world, and you need someone to talk to, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.

What's cool is that you don't have to be suicidal to call them. You don't need to be at your lowest point to find help. You are NOT alone, and you’re always welcome at Sea Tea.

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT

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