Events

Our own Monthly Comedy Shows in Hartford, CT

Sea Tea Improv at
City Steam Brewery!

Sea Tea Improv’s
Longform Comedy
Showcase!

Sea Tea Improv at
HartBeat Ensemble’s
Carriage House Theater!

One Sunday per month One Friday per month One weekend per month
Our shortform improv show!

Similar to “Whose Line is it Anyway?”, we take tons of suggestions from the audience and use them (and a few audience volunteers here and there) in a variety of scenes, songs, and competitive games made up right on the spot!

Come see the show and have dinner, drinks & dessert while you watch — City Steam brews their own beers right on the premises.

This is our first and longest-running show — we’ve performed over 50 monthly shows at City Steam since 2009.

Our longform improv show!

We bring the big-city style improv of New York, Chicago, Boston & LA to life in Hartford!

We’ll take a single suggestion of a word, phrase, or title, get inspired by improvised stories from celebrity guests, or interview audience members to create a 25-40 minute improvised comedy with different scenes, themes & characters!

The showcase features Sea Tea Improv’s show AND other performances by invited groups & mixed improvisers from all over, for a big fun festival-style show!

In this newest addition to our monthly shows, we put on special one-time or experimental comedy shows that may not even be improv!

We’ve done improvised musicals, a special show for kids & families, a sketch comedy show with live music similar to SNL, a show where the improv groups swapped members, and a show with new one-off groups that were no bigger than 3 members each!

These shows are where we do something truly unique — don’t miss a once in a lifetime opportunity!

FREE! $10 Prices vary
(usually around $10)
Call City Steam at
(860) 525-1600
to make your reservation.
Get your tickets online
or at the door.
Our improv students get in free.
Available at either
Sea Tea Improv tickets,
HartBeat tickets, or at the door.
City Steam Brewery’s
Brew Ha-Ha Comedy Club

942 Main St.
Hartford, CT (map)
The Studio at Billings Forge
(right next to Firebox)
563 Broad St.
Hartford, CT (map)
HartBeat Ensemble’s
Carriage House Theater

360 Farmington Ave.
Hartford, CT (map)

Complete Public Show & Event Listings

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Sea Tea Improv PublicAdd to google calendar
Sat 29th Nov
7:30 PM
8:30 PM
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Sea Tea Improv's Stand-Up Spectacular!
Stand-Up Spectacular with Sea Tea Improv and Friends!

Come out to a night of stand-up comedy at the HartBeat Ensemble Theater!

We have an AMAZING line up, lots of friends, lots of laughs and as always, a great time.

Tickets are just $10.

Free parking is available on nearby streets and at the Mark Twain House & Museum's lot, which is just a short walk from the theater.

Get tickets here:
https://www.squadup.com/events/sea-tea-improv-stand-up-spectacular
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Hartbeat Ensemble, 360 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT
Thu 4th Dec
9:00 PM
11:00 PM
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Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

Will you be among the first improvisers to reach 100 completed Harolds?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Sun 7th Dec
7:00 PM
9:00 PM
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Sea Tea Improv's FREE Comedy Show at City Steam Brewery!
Come see our signature monthly comedy show that's been running for over 5 years straight!

Eat, drink, laugh, and shout suggestions as Sea Tea Improv's team of professional comedians host an evening of completely improvised comedy at City Steam Brewery's Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club at 942 Main Street in Downtown Hartford, CT.

Sea Tea Improv has been voted "Best Local Comic" twice in the Advocate's Best of Hartford Readers' Poll, and has been featured on ESPN News, The Travel Channel, NPR, WFSB, and more!

Admission is FREE!

The Hartford Advocate called Sea Tea Improv's monthly show as one of the top things to do in Hartford. Enjoy City Steam's dinner menu and locally brewed beers while performers take suggestions from you and weave them into comedic scenes.

The comedy club doors open at 6PM for seating and dinner & drink service. The show begins at 7PM. Call ahead to City Steam at (860) 525-1600 to reserve seats. All ages are welcome, but due to the sale of alcohol, those under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
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City Steam Brewery Cafe, 942 Main Street, Hartford, CT
Thu 11th Dec
9:00 PM
11:00 PM
Add event to google
Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

Will you be among the first improvisers to reach 100 completed Harolds?

$5 per person
Show in Google map
Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Fri 12th Dec
8:00 PM
9:30 PM
Add event to google
Sea Tea Improv's Longform Showcase at Billings Forge!
Sea Tea Improv's Longform Showcase is a comedy show at The Studio at Billings Forge in Hartford, right next door to the Firebox restaurant. Every month's show is like a miniature improv festival!

Tickets are just $10! Buy tickets online:
seateaimprovlongform.eventbrite.com/

Laugh with Sea Tea Improv, a guest group, and a mixed group of area improvisers as they perform different kinds of *longform* improv comedy!

What's *longform* improv comedy? It's the styles of improv comedy made popular in Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, New York and other big cities where a single suggestion or story from the audience can become a 15-30 minute improvised comedy, created right before your eyes!
Show in Google map
The Studio at Billings Forge, 563 Broad St, Hartford, CT
Wed 17th Dec
9:30 PM
10:00 PM
Add event to google
Sea Tea Improv does E-MPROV - a live online improv show!
Sea Tea Improv performs LIVE online on e-mprov.com on the 3rd Wednesday of every month!

See your favorite Sea Tea Improv members from all over the country perform together online from the comfort of your own screen-that-can-play-a-YouTube-video!

e-mprov.com
Show in Google map
Thu 18th Dec
9:00 PM
11:00 PM
Add event to google
Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

Will you be among the first improvisers to reach 100 completed Harolds?

$5 per person
Show in Google map
Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Sat 20th Dec
7:30 PM
9:30 PM
Add event to google
New Improv Team Night presented by Sea Tea Improv
New Improv Team Night!

presented by Sea Tea Improv

Calling all new teams! Bring us your practice groups, your spin offs and your new collaborations. The CT Improv scene is growing, let's show it off!

Saturday, December 20 will be a New Team Night at the HartBeat Ensemble theater. Each new team will have an opportunity to perform an improv set in the style of their choosing. We can't wait to see what you've been working on!

Interested teams should inquire with Laura Manasewich by Friday, December 5. Performance space is limited so sign up early.

Tickets are just $10.

Free parking is available on nearby streets and at the Mark Twain House & Museum's lot, which is just a short walk from the theater.

Get tickets here:
https://www.squadup.com/events/new-improv-team-night-sea-tea-improv
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Hartbeat Ensemble, 360 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT
Thu 1st Jan
9:00 PM
11:00 PM
Add event to google
Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

Will you be among the first improvisers to reach 100 completed Harolds?

$5 per person
Show in Google map
Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Thu 8th Jan
9:00 PM
11:00 PM
Add event to google
Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

Will you be among the first improvisers to reach 100 completed Harolds?

$5 per person
Show in Google map
Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Thu 15th Jan
9:00 PM
11:00 PM
Add event to google
Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

Will you be among the first improvisers to reach 100 completed Harolds?

$5 per person
Show in Google map
Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Sun 18th Jan
7:00 PM
9:00 PM
Add event to google
Sea Tea Improv's FREE Comedy Show at City Steam Brewery!
Eat, drink, laugh, and shout suggestions as Sea Tea Improv's team of professional comedians host an evening of improvised comedy at City Steam Brewery's Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club, 942 Main Street, in Hartford, CT. Their work has been featured on ESPN, The Travel Channel, NPR, WFSB, and more. Best of all, admission is FREE!

See why the Hartford Advocate recognized Sea Tea Improv's monthly show as one of the top things to do in Hartford. Enjoy City Steam's dinner menu and locally brewed beers while performers take suggestions from you and weave them into comedic scenes.

The comedy club doors open at 6PM for seating and food. Improv begins at 7PM. Call ahead to City Steam at 860-525-1600 to reserve seats. All ages are welcome. Due to the sale of alcohol, those under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
Show in Google map
City Steam Brewery Cafe, 942 Main Street, Hartford, CT
Wed 21st Jan
9:30 PM
10:00 PM
Add event to google
Sea Tea Improv does E-MPROV - a live online improv show!
Sea Tea Improv performs LIVE online on e-mprov.com on the 3rd Wednesday of every month!

See your favorite Sea Tea Improv members from all over the country perform together online from the comfort of your own screen-that-can-play-a-YouTube-video!

e-mprov.com
Show in Google map
Thu 22nd Jan
9:00 PM
11:00 PM
Add event to google
Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

Will you be among the first improvisers to reach 100 completed Harolds?

$5 per person
Show in Google map
Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Fri 23rd Jan
8:00 PM
9:30 PM
Add event to google
Sea Tea Improv's Longform Showcase at Billings Forge!
Sea Tea Improv's Longform Showcase is a comedy show at The Studio at Billings Forge in Hartford, right next door to the Firebox restaurant. Every month's show is like a miniature improv festival!

Tickets are just $10! Buy tickets online:
seateaimprovlongform.eventbrite.com/

Laugh with Sea Tea Improv, a guest group, and a mixed group of area improvisers as they perform different kinds of *longform* improv comedy!

What's *longform* improv comedy? It's the styles of improv comedy made popular in Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, New York and other big cities where a single suggestion or story from the audience can become a 15-30 minute improvised comedy, created right before your eyes!
Show in Google map
The Studio at Billings Forge, 563 Broad St, Hartford, CT
Thu 29th Jan
9:00 PM
11:00 PM
Add event to google
Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

Will you be among the first improvisers to reach 100 completed Harolds?

$5 per person
Show in Google map
Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Thu 5th Feb
9:00 PM
11:00 PM
Add event to google
Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

Will you be among the first improvisers to reach 100 completed Harolds?

$5 per person
Show in Google map
Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Thu 12th Feb
9:00 PM
11:00 PM
Add event to google
Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

Will you be among the first improvisers to reach 100 completed Harolds?

$5 per person
Show in Google map
Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Wed 18th Feb
9:30 PM
10:00 PM
Add event to google
Sea Tea Improv does E-MPROV - a live online improv show!
Sea Tea Improv performs LIVE online on e-mprov.com on the 3rd Wednesday of every month!

See your favorite Sea Tea Improv members from all over the country perform together online from the comfort of your own screen-that-can-play-a-YouTube-video!

e-mprov.com
Show in Google map
Thu 19th Feb
9:00 PM
11:00 PM
Add event to google
Hanging with Harold - Weekly Drop-In Jam
Hanging with Harold is not a class or a workshop. It's not a show, either. It's a learn-by-doing drop-in jam where Sea Tea Improv and members of the improv community (that's you, just by showing up!) perform a kind of longform improv together known as the Harold.

Will you be among the first improvisers to reach 100 completed Harolds?

$5 per person
Show in Google map
Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Fri 20th Feb
8:00 PM
9:30 PM
Add event to google
Sea Tea Improv's Longform Showcase at Billings Forge!
Sea Tea Improv's Longform Showcase is a comedy show at The Studio at Billings Forge in Hartford, right next door to the Firebox restaurant. Every month's show is like a miniature improv festival!

Tickets are just $10! Buy tickets online:
seateaimprovlongform.eventbrite.com/

Laugh with Sea Tea Improv, a guest group, and a mixed group of area improvisers as they perform different kinds of *longform* improv comedy!

What's *longform* improv comedy? It's the styles of improv comedy made popular in Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, New York and other big cities where a single suggestion or story from the audience can become a 15-30 minute improvised comedy, created right before your eyes!
Show in Google map
The Studio at Billings Forge, 563 Broad St, Hartford, CT

Public Performances:

In addition to the monthly events listed above, we also perform at other public events around CT and in festivals all over the east coast. See our list of upcoming events on Facebook.

Private Performances:

Our team of professional improvisers can customize a show of just about any length & theme to entertain your guests through made-up on-the-spot stories, characters, & games entirely based on audience suggestions.  We’ve performed for fundraisers, birthday parties, graduation parties, opening ceremonies, holidays, and more.  Contact us for options, rates, and references.

Corporate Entertainment:

Whether you’re entertaining employees or customers, our team of professional improvisers will customize a show of just about any length and theme to entertain your audience using their own suggestions.  We’ve performed for insurance companies, law firms, financial companies, non-profits, and more.  Contact us for options, rates, and references.


Some of the Improv Groups, Bands, and other acts we’ve performed with:

UCB TourCo, The Brothers Hines, Pam Victor, Sasha Goldberg, Will Luera, Colin McEnroe, Scrambled Legs, Nobody’s Token, Autumn & Summar Spring into Winter, Horse Lincoln, Spoiled Space Monkeys, Renee DiNino, Pompadour, Mendoza, Tick Tick BOOM, The Great Make Believe Society, BenTopher, String Theorie, The Sticks Improv, Home Brew, The Awkward Handshakes, Franklin’s Peaches, Fake Fake Monkey, The Men in Black Barbershop Quartet, The Moveable Joints, Moebius, The Purple Crayon of Yale, Dukakis, Hickory, Pizza Supremacist, Anastos, Gadabout, Free Lunch, Standish Arms


Some of the Places We’ve Performed:

Theaters:

The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Hartford Stage, The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, UCB East, The HartBeat Ensemble’s Carriage House Theatre, Hartford Children’s Theatre, The Hole in the Wall Theater, Lucid Stage, Perishable Theater, Playhouse on Park, Trinity on Main, Oddfellows Playhouse. Charter Oak Cultural Center, Buttonwood Tree, Spotlight Cinemas

Companies and Organizations:

LEGO Systems, Accenture, ESPN, Greater Hartford Arts Council, The Phoenix, Public Allies, Toastmasters, United Healthcare, United Way, Hartford Marathon Foundation, Connecticut Humanities

Comedy Clubs, Bars, and Cafes:

City Steam Brewery Cafe’s Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club, Hartford Funny Bone, Joker’s Wild Comedy Club, City Steam Brewery & Cafe’s Richardson Room, La Paloma Sabanera, Cloud 9 Lounge, Jitters Coffeehouse, The Speakeasy at Local 121, Zen Bar, Barley Vine, Esca Wine Bar

Schools, Museums, Heritage, and Community Venues:

Bulkeley High School, Butler McCook House, The Buttonwood Tree, Central Baptist Church, Hartford City Hall, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, ConnectiCon, Connecticut Science Center, CT Business Expo, Hartford Law and Government High School, Holyoke Public Library, Lyceum Resource & Conference Center, The Mark Twain House & Museum, Middletown Elk’s Club, PSC Partners Conference, Odyssey of the Mind, The Studio at Billings Forge, The University of Connecticut’s Student Union Theater, Wadsworth Atheneum, Goodwin College

Media Studios:

ESPN, WFSB, WNPR, WTNH, WWLP, Fox 61

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