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

Sunday, October 22nd at 5:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv's All-Ages Family Show - Harry Potter Edition!
A special evening of all-ages Harry Potter-themed comedy for kids, teens, and adults hosted by wizard rocker & improv comedian Ashley Hamel!

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, October 22nd at 7:00 PM
Improv: Sea Tea Improv Ensemble, Dinosaur Police
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: Sea Tea Improv Ensemble and Dinosaur Police!

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-sea-tea-improv-ensemble-dinosaur-police-tickets-38373638586

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Thursday, October 26th 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, October 27th at 8:00 PM
Campfire - Improv Comedy Based on Your Spooky True Stories
Watch a group of campers spin terrifying true stories into horrifically funny campfire tales in this long-form improv show.

First developed and performed at Unexpected Productions in Seattle, this show takes your real-life scary stories and plays them out live before your eyes! From haunted mansions to teen slashers, ghostly encounters to UFO sightings. Watch as the improvisers handle them all with scare-larity!

One weekend only!
October 27 & 28, 8:00 PM
Sea Tea Comedy Theater
$15

Cast: Claire Zick, Kevin MacDermott, Casey Grambo, Chris Dube, Jamie Guite, Erica Willis, Allan Smith

Tickets ($15): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/campfire-improv-comedy-based-on-your-spooky-true-stories-tickets-37932872242

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Friday, October 27th at 10:00 PM
Improv: KnucklePuck, Lady Business, Breakup Tattoo
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, Lady Business, and Breakup Tattoo!

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-knucklepuck-lady-business-breakup-tattoo-tickets-38646462610

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Saturday, October 28th at 8:00 PM
Campfire - Improv Comedy Based on Your Spooky True Stories
Watch a group of campers spin terrifying true stories into horrifically funny campfire tales in this long-form improv show.

First developed and performed at Unexpected Productions in Seattle, this show takes your real-life scary stories and plays them out live before your eyes! From haunted mansions to teen slashers, ghostly encounters to UFO sightings. Watch as the improvisers handle them all with scare-larity!

One weekend only!
October 27 & 28, 8:00 PM
Sea Tea Comedy Theater
$15

Cast: Claire Zick, Kevin MacDermott, Casey Grambo, Chris Dube, Jamie Guite, Erica Willis, Allan Smith

Tickets ($15): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/campfire-improv-comedy-based-on-your-spooky-true-stories-tickets-37932872242

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Saturday, October 28th at 10:00 PM
Improvised Horror Movie
Hold your breath. Your pulse races as you clinch your fists so tight you might draw blood with your own fingernails. Resist the urge to cover your eyes. As the music creeps louder, the tiniest of hairs stand on end in anticipation, and the smallest whispered "no's" escape your lips...

Join us in the basement for a fully improvised horror movie based on your suggestions! Watch as the cast uses horror movie tropes, inspired by classics such as Scream, The Exorcist, The Thing, and more, to create a show that just might give you nightmares. Bring a friend, because you know what happens when you're left alone...

Cast: Julia Pistell, Casey Grambo, Brian Hines, Drew Bligh, Eliza Caldwell, Tim Seibel, Lacey Byrne, Nate Gagnon, Erica Willis, and Greg Ludovici on tech.

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improvised-horror-movie-tickets-38646009254

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Saturday, October 28th at 11:30 PM
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Come get lost at Sea Tea Comedy Theater for a showing of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!

$15 gets you in to watch the movie AND a "participation bag" full of goodies & props for you to use during the screening!

Doors open at 11:30PM, and the film will start at midnight.

Tickets ($15): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-rocky-horror-picture-show-tickets-38646950068

This is an official screening licensed by Criterion Pictures USA, Inc.

About The Rocky Horror Picture Show:

A divine film adaptation from Richard O'Brien's British musical horror comedy/rock opera, produced by Lou Adler and Michael White, The Rocky Horror Picture Show features revered performance by Tim Curry (Clue, Home Alone) as a bizarre and self-proclaimed "sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania," and Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking, Thelma and Louise) and Barry Bostwick ("Spin City"), as Brad and Janet, a couple who find themselves lost on a cold, rainy night. The madcap, musical mayhem begins when the couple takes refuge in the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter as he is about to unveil his greatest creation - and have a bit of fun with his reluctant guests.

Selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant," the film gained notoriety as a midnight movie when audiences began participating with the film in theaters. The film has entered the pop culture lexicon for its many iconic and memorable scenes, including the song "The Time Warp" which has been covered by handfuls of artists and the often quoted phrase, "Dammit, Janet."

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Sunday, October 29th 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, October 29th 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
Monday, October 30th at 8:00 PM
Calle Allende - Puppet Theater Inspired by Frida Kahlo
Calle Allende is a new puppet theatre production created and directed by UConn Puppet Arts alumna Anatar Marmol-Gagné, featuring Katayoun Amir-Aslani, Shane McNeal, and Noel Williams.

Calle Allende brings to life the struggle of famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo to reconcile her broken self and dying inspiration. At her expansive Casa Azul on Calle Allende in the Mexico City neighborhood of Coyoacan, Kahlo’s pain has clouded her, but in a moment of clarity inspired by an entry in her diary, she realizes that without her imagination, she will lose her lifeline. “I am not sick," she writes, "I am broken. But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint.”. Calle Allende is recommended for matures audiences (ages 16+).

Anatar Marmol-Gagné, originally from Caracas, Venezuela, holds a Master of Fine Arts in Puppet Arts from the University of Connecticut and has as a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Creative Writing from Hunter College. Her strong interests and experience in art, dance, writing, fiber and fabrication all come together seamlessly with her love for puppetry. As a puppeteer, Anatar has trained at the National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, taught children's puppet workshops, performed in puppet slams and festivals, and founded and curates the Pinned & Sewtured Puppet Slam in New Haven, Connecticut.

Tickets ($15): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/calle-allende-puppet-theater-inspired-by-frida-kahlo-tickets-39062828973

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Monday, October 30th at 10:00 PM
Improvised Horror Movie
Hold your breath. Your pulse races as you clinch your fists so tight you might draw blood with your own fingernails. Resist the urge to cover your eyes. As the music creeps louder, the tiniest of hairs stand on end in anticipation, and the smallest whispered "no's" escape your lips...

Join us in the basement for a fully improvised horror movie based on your suggestions! Watch as the cast uses horror movie tropes, inspired by classics such as Scream, The Exorcist, The Thing, and more, to create a show that just might give you nightmares. Bring a friend, because you know what happens when you're left alone...

Cast: Julia Pistell, Casey Grambo, Brian Hines, Drew Bligh, Eliza Caldwell, Tim Seibel, Lacey Byrne, Nate Gagnon, Erica Willis, and Greg Ludovici on tech.

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improvised-horror-movie-tickets-38646009254

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Thursday, November 2nd at 7:00 PM
Improv 201 - The Game (Intensive)
Learn how to find and play with the funniest part of your scenes!

Using the fast-paced energy of short-form improv, students will learn how to explore and manipulate the game of the scene. Players will understand how to highlight interesting and unusual discoveries, play with patterns in a scene, and follow newly created logic to ridiculous or even too-true conclusions by playing to the top of their intelligence.

Register for this course: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-201-the-game-intensive-registration-37147113015

This course ends in a share performance for an invited audience.

Class Days and Times: Thursdays and Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Class Dates:

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

-- NO CLASS ON 11/23 (THANKSGIVING) --

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Class Share: Sunday, December 9, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Prerequisites: Improv 101 or Improv 102

Cost: $225, or $199 Early Bird price up to 2 weeks before class starts.

Instructor: Tim Seibel

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 2nd 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, November 3rd at 7:00 PM
Improv: The Buddy System, Night Ghosts, Lady Business
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: The Buddy System, Night Ghosts, and Lady Business!

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-the-buddy-system-night-ghosts-lady-business-tickets-38695577514

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Friday, November 3rd at 9:00 PM
Nameless Numberhead (Sketch Comedy) / Sea Tea Improv Ensemble
Sketch comedy from Nameless Numberhead and improv comedy from Sea Tea Improv Ensemble in the same show!

NAMELESS NUMBERHEAD is a sketch comedy duo based in Charleston, SC. Their show is a character driven satire about you and the weird routines and habits you exhibit everyday. Self identified as surveillance chic, Nameless Numberhead exposes our obsession with voyeurism of the mundane. It's a lesson on society you won’t want to miss. Unless you do want to miss it, in which case, that's fine. Live your life.

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nameless-numberhead-sketch-comedy-sea-tea-improv-ensemble-tickets-38695787141

Nameless Numberhead is Maari Suorsa and Henry Riggs. The two have performed as Nameless Numberhead at iO Chicago, The PIT (NYC), Piccolo Fringe Festival, Sacramento Comedy Festival, PianoFight (San Fransisco), The Clubhouse (LA), The Charleston Comedy Festival, New South Comedy Festival, and have opened for the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company.

Maari Suorsa is an ensemble member with The New Colony (Chicago) and a graduate of The Annoyance Theatre program (Chicago). She has starred off-Broadway originating the role of Dale in the original cast of Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche.

Henry Riggs is an ensemble member of The New Colony (Chicago), Theatre 99 (Charleston), and a graduate of the iO Chicago program where he performed with 4 house teams. He received a Non-Equity Jeff Award (Chicago) for Original Music Composition for That Sordid Little Story.

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Saturday, November 4th at 7:00 PM
Improv: SHED, Elder Statesmen, HATS, Meg(h)an
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: SHED, Elder Statesmen, HATS, and Meg(h)an!

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-shed-elder-statesmen-hats-meghan-tickets-38696110107

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Saturday, November 4th 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, November 5th at 1:00 PM
Musical Improv 201
Can't stop singing?

Ready to take your musical improv skills to the next level?

In this course, Sea Tea Improv will build on the skills attained in Musical Improv 101.

Register for this course: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/musical-improv-201-registration-37146854241

Students will learn advanced choreography, genres, harmony, and several longform show structures for performing musical improv.

This class will culminate in a special musical improv class share performance.

Class Day and Times:

Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Class Dates:

November 5, 2017

November 12, 2017

November 19, 2017

November 26, 2017

December 3, 2017

December 10, 2017 (class share on this date, time TBD)

Prerequisites: Musical Improv 101

Cost: $275, or $250 Early Bird price up to 2 weeks before class starts.

About the Instructor: Summar Elguindy is a co-founding member of Sea Tea Improv and has performed in hundreds of shows throughout New England. She holds a Masters in Theatre Education from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Summar has trained with Improv Boston in MA, Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC, People’s Improv Theatre in NYC and the Hartford Stage in CT. Summar currently spends her days as a middle school drama teacher who fervently hopes none of her kids ever comes to a show. At night she performs as a member of the sketch duo Autumn and Summar Spring into Winter and Bostons Unscripted Musical Project. She produces and writes her own sketches and will do basically anything in order to sing on stage and rock a cool dress.

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
Sunday, November 5th 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, November 5th at 7:00 PM
Improv: Fairfield of Dreams, Cloud 9, Chick Lit, BOOP!
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, Cloud 9, Chick Lit, and BOOP!

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-fairfield-of-dreams-cloud-9-chick-lit-boop-tickets-38696603583

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
Monday, November 6th at 7:00 PM
Improv 301 - The Second Beat (Intensive)
Your scenes, characters, and games expand into longform improv comedy!

Students will explore beyond the initial scene into second beats in this focus on longform improvisation. Players will be honing in on skills such as tag outs, bending the space, walk-ons, advancements, callbacks, group games and scene painting. The course ends in a share performance for an invited audience.

Register for this course: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-301-the-second-beat-intensive-registration-37147491146

Class Days and Times: Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Class Dates:

Monday, November 6, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

-- NO CLASS ON 11/22 --

Monday, November 27, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017

Class Share: TBD

Prerequisites: Improv 201

Cost: $225, or $199 Early Bird price up to 2 weeks before class starts.

About the Instructor: Casey Grambo is a comedian and theatre artist that performs improvisational and sketch comedy with your neighborhood, friendly improv company — Sea Tea Improv! Casey teaches improv at Sea Tea Improv studios and at Hartford Stage. She directed Sea Tea Improv’s first scripted production, GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! in November 2014 and again in July 2017. Casey is a graduate of the long form improv program at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in NYC and holds a BA in Theatre from Fairfield University. She has had the pleasure of working with many Connecticut theatre companies in multiple capacities including Hartford Stage, Westport Country Playhouse, Playhouse on Park, TriArts Sharon Playhouse, Theatre 4, and The Goshen Players. You can follow her stunningly creative Twitter @caseygrambo, visit her website www.caseygrambo.com, or just speak to her in person.

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
Monday, November 6th 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, November 9th at 8:00 PM
The Charter Boys: Hartford's Most Watched 90's Crime Drama
Hartford's Most Watched 90's Crime Drama: The Charter Boys

Written & Directed by Matt J. Saccullo

Throw your feet up on the desk for this live crime drama TV show.

Act 1: It's 1992 in Hartford, the pilot episode of UPN's most promising show, The Charter Boys. Someone has stolen the Connecticut Charter! It's up to by-the-book Detective Vincent Stapler and former-art-thief-turned-Detective Calvin DiAngelo to find it and, in turn, save Connecticut. What they, along with historian heart throb, Dr. Ashley Applebaum, uncover is a treasure hunt based on actual historical clues left by the Wadsworth's.

Act 2: The intense series finale, 8 years later! Will Detectives Stapler and DiAngelo find the Charter before Thomas Dudley's crew? Will Sandra Sheary revive her role as Dr. Ashley Applebaum? Is Chief Holden going to survive? Will 2000 really be the end of The Charter Boys?

Get your tickets now for this historic 90's mystery!

Thursday, November 9th at 8 p.m.
Friday, November 10th at 9 p.m.
Saturday, November 11th at 9 p.m.
Sunday, November 12th at 2 p.m.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-charter-boys-hartfords-most-watched-90s-crime-drama-tickets-36168616305

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Thursday, November 9th 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, November 10th at 7:00 PM
The True North's Very Own... Winnipeg!
Seven Performers, Canadian Name, Zero Actual Canadians

Winnipeg, one of the original house teams of the Sea Tea Comedy Theater presents their first ever 90 minute show!

A big night of different styles & forms of improv comedy with the cast of Winnipeg: Josh Moberger, Dennis Wu, Brian Hines, Allie Rivera, Tom Mutchler, Caitlin Reese, and Steve Bishop

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-true-norths-very-own-winnipeg-tickets-38890715176

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Friday, November 10th 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, November 10th at 9:00 PM
The Charter Boys: Hartford's Most Watched 90's Crime Drama
Hartford's Most Watched 90's Crime Drama: The Charter Boys

Written & Directed by Matt J. Saccullo

Throw your feet up on the desk for this live crime drama TV show.

Act 1: It's 1992 in Hartford, the pilot episode of UPN's most promising show, The Charter Boys. Someone has stolen the Connecticut Charter! It's up to by-the-book Detective Vincent Stapler and former-art-thief-turned-Detective Calvin DiAngelo to find it and, in turn, save Connecticut. What they, along with historian heart throb, Dr. Ashley Applebaum, uncover is a treasure hunt based on actual historical clues left by the Wadsworth's.

Act 2: The intense series finale, 8 years later! Will Detectives Stapler and DiAngelo find the Charter before Thomas Dudley's crew? Will Sandra Sheary revive her role as Dr. Ashley Applebaum? Is Chief Holden going to survive? Will 2000 really be the end of The Charter Boys?

Get your tickets now for this historic 90's mystery!

Thursday, November 9th at 8 p.m.
Friday, November 10th at 9 p.m.
Saturday, November 11th at 9 p.m.
Sunday, November 12th at 2 p.m.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-charter-boys-hartfords-most-watched-90s-crime-drama-tickets-36168616305

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Saturday, November 11th at 7:00 PM
Improv: Golden Ratio, Breakup Tattoo, Romantic Baby
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: Golden Ratio, Breakup Tattoo, and Romantic Baby!

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-golden-ratio-breakup-tattoo-romantic-baby-tickets-38890952887

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Saturday, November 11th at 9:00 PM
The Charter Boys: Hartford's Most Watched 90's Crime Drama
Hartford's Most Watched 90's Crime Drama: The Charter Boys

Written & Directed by Matt J. Saccullo

Throw your feet up on the desk for this live crime drama TV show.

Act 1: It's 1992 in Hartford, the pilot episode of UPN's most promising show, The Charter Boys. Someone has stolen the Connecticut Charter! It's up to by-the-book Detective Vincent Stapler and former-art-thief-turned-Detective Calvin DiAngelo to find it and, in turn, save Connecticut. What they, along with historian heart throb, Dr. Ashley Applebaum, uncover is a treasure hunt based on actual historical clues left by the Wadsworth's.

Act 2: The intense series finale, 8 years later! Will Detectives Stapler and DiAngelo find the Charter before Thomas Dudley's crew? Will Sandra Sheary revive her role as Dr. Ashley Applebaum? Is Chief Holden going to survive? Will 2000 really be the end of The Charter Boys?

Get your tickets now for this historic 90's mystery!

Thursday, November 9th at 8 p.m.
Friday, November 10th at 9 p.m.
Saturday, November 11th at 9 p.m.
Sunday, November 12th at 2 p.m.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-charter-boys-hartfords-most-watched-90s-crime-drama-tickets-36168616305

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Sunday, November 12th at 2:00 PM
The Charter Boys: Hartford's Most Watched 90's Crime Drama
Hartford's Most Watched 90's Crime Drama: The Charter Boys

Written & Directed by Matt J. Saccullo

Throw your feet up on the desk for this live crime drama TV show.

Act 1: It's 1992 in Hartford, the pilot episode of UPN's most promising show, The Charter Boys. Someone has stolen the Connecticut Charter! It's up to by-the-book Detective Vincent Stapler and former-art-thief-turned-Detective Calvin DiAngelo to find it and, in turn, save Connecticut. What they, along with historian heart throb, Dr. Ashley Applebaum, uncover is a treasure hunt based on actual historical clues left by the Wadsworth's.

Act 2: The intense series finale, 8 years later! Will Detectives Stapler and DiAngelo find the Charter before Thomas Dudley's crew? Will Sandra Sheary revive her role as Dr. Ashley Applebaum? Is Chief Holden going to survive? Will 2000 really be the end of The Charter Boys?

Get your tickets now for this historic 90's mystery!

Thursday, November 9th at 8 p.m.
Friday, November 10th at 9 p.m.
Saturday, November 11th at 9 p.m.
Sunday, November 12th at 2 p.m.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-charter-boys-hartfords-most-watched-90s-crime-drama-tickets-36168616305

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Sunday, November 12th 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, November 12th at 7:00 PM
The Shortform Show feat. Dinosaur Police!
The Shortform Show!

Come see some fast and funny improv comedy from the Sea Tea Improv Touring Company!

Each show is full-length set of short games similar to what you've seen on TV shows like Whose Line Is It Anyway? and Wild 'n' Out, and for years at Sea Tea Improv's shows.

Our comedians create hysterical comedy scenes on the spot based on YOUR suggestions, with fun physical and mental challenges, guessing games, improvised songs, audience volunteers, and more all rolled in!

This month, we'll be joined by special guest group Dinosaur Police!

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-shortform-show-feat-dinosaur-police-tickets-38891172544

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Wednesday, November 15th at 8:00 PM
Public Access And Chill Extravaganza
Brian Barganier and Zach Haberern team up to bring you a public access experience like no other.

You're about to experience Public Access And Chill like never before -- a full show live for one night at the Sea Tea Comedy Theater!

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-access-and-chill-extravaganza-tickets-37407297233

Public Access and Chill is a talk show that is the brainchild of Host, Brian Barganier and Producer, Zachary Haberern. This talk show is sure to turn some heads.

Public Access And Chill on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPCGMk1nNLjDzjDV3NDvPmA

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Thursday, November 16th 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, November 17th at 7:00 PM
Serial Monogamist
Serial Monogamist is Daniel Davidson's monthly quest to find the perfect improv partner.

It's committed. It's intimate. Who is it this month?

Tickets ($10): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/serial-monogamist-tickets-38032146173

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Saturday, November 18th at 2:00 PM
Tellabration! Celebrate the Oral Tradition with Motoko
Tellabration! A Celebration of the Oral Tradition

Tellabration is a mammoth storytelling event - and that's no Tall Tale! It's a storytelling phenomenon, made up of dozens of storytelling happenings all over the world. Its purpose is to introduce adults, as well as children, to the pleasures of the oral art of storytelling. It is one of the programs offered by The Connecticut Storytelling Center, based at Connecticut College in New London.

Sea Tea Comedy Theater will host a Tellabration for families on Saturday, November 18th at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for children. For more information call 860-578- 4832. Storyteller, Motoko, will be performing.

Tickets ($10 adults, $ kids): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tellabration-celebrate-the-oral-tradition-with-motoko-tickets-39083611133

About Motoko:

The recipient of the National Storytelling Network’s 2017 Circle of Excellence Award, Motoko has enchanted audiences of every age since 1993. She trained with master mime Tony Montanaro (1927-2002) and renowned Appalachian storyteller Elizabeth Ellis. Motoko’s repertoire includes Asian folktales, Rakugo and Zen tales, ghost stories, mime vignettes, as well as oral memoirs from her childhood in Osaka and her life as an immigrant in the U.S.

Motoko has appeared on PBS’ Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, and toured Miyazaki, Japan, as part of CarnegieKids in Miyazaki Project, sponsored by Carnegie Hall. She has been featured in festivals and theaters across the U.S., most notably, the National Storytelling Festival, Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, Bay Area Storytelling Festival, and the Provincetown Playhouse at NYU.

As a teaching artist, Motoko has been awarded numerous grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and New York State BOCES. Her story CDs have won a Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Award, a Storytelling World Award, and a National Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA). She is the author of A Year in Japan: Folktales, Songs and Art for the Classroom.

2015 saw the premiere of her storytelling concert, “Rakugo: Comical Tales from Japan” (featuring Masayo Ishigure on koto and shamisen) at the University of Massachusetts. In 2016 Motoko made her fourth featured appearance at the prestigious National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee, where she premiered “RADIANT: Stories from Fukushima,” an original one-woman multimedia performance on Japan’s 2011 nuclear power plant meltdown.

"The combination of skill, talent and ability to translate emotion to motion created entertaining and exciting imagery. Motoko puts the audience on an emotional roller coaster. She takes you up, down, upside down and lets you off feeling exhilarated and charged up…Her show was a winner." - Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT
Saturday, November 18th at 7:00 PM
What's Your Problem? with Chion Wolf
What's Your Problem? is a live advice* show at Sea Tea Improv's underground comedy theater for curious people with a sense of humor.

Write down your problem and/or confession 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.

Tickets ($15): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whats-your-problem-with-chion-wolf-tickets-34893274724

For every problem, a new audience volunteer is chosen! Sometimes working out the problems is VERY funny, and sometimes it’s deadly serious. Even better, sometimes it’s both.

At the end of the night, Chion picks one final audience volunteer randomly who gets a free pair of tickets to next month’s show, and the grand finale is a Declaration of 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 highly-effective muffling techniques.

What's Your Problem? is on the Twitters: https://twitter.com/yerproblem/

What's Your Problem? is on the Instagrams: https://www.instagram.com/yerproblem/

What's Your Problem? is on the emails: [email protected]

*DISCLAIMER: This is NOT professional advice! These are people discussing all sorts of problems, 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
Sunday, November 19th 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, November 20th 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, 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
Sunday, November 26th 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, 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
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 8:30 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
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
Saturday, December 16th at 2:00 PM
What's Your Problem? with Chion Wolf
What's Your Problem? is a live advice* show at Sea Tea Improv's underground comedy theater for curious people with a sense of humor.

Write down your problem and/or confession 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.

Tickets ($15): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whats-your-problem-with-chion-wolf-tickets-34893274724

For every problem, a new audience volunteer is chosen! Sometimes working out the problems is VERY funny, and sometimes it’s deadly serious. Even better, sometimes it’s both.

At the end of the night, Chion picks one final audience volunteer randomly who gets a free pair of tickets to next month’s show, and the grand finale is a Declaration of 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 highly-effective muffling techniques.

What's Your Problem? is on the Twitters: https://twitter.com/yerproblem/

What's Your Problem? is on the Instagrams: https://www.instagram.com/yerproblem/

What's Your Problem? is on the emails: [email protected]

*DISCLAIMER: This is NOT professional advice! These are people discussing all sorts of problems, 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
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
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
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

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