We've got a ton of great comedy shows & improv courses & workshops coming up, including
Intro to Improv taught by Greg Ludovici & The Character taught by Daniel Davidson!

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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Wed 15th Aug
7:00 PM
9:30 PM
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Hip-Hop Improv (Summer Improv Workshop Series)
Instructors: Vladimir John Perez & Dan Russell
Cost: $35, $30 for college students

Sea Tea Improv’s Vlad & Dan will school you on what it takes to bring the ruckus to all you improv lovers. Learn comedy battle rapping, how to roast an audience member like a Beastie Boy, and how to rhyme quick on your feet. Learn to support your fellow improv rappers with beatboxing, and learn to listen to your “opponent” to dis back hard. Create a hip-hop persona that’s larger than life, but true to your steez. By the end, you’ll be selling bad rhymes, setting up easy ones, and finding the awesome connections that come when you’ve got no choice but to try to rhyme on the spot. True “Yes And” ain’t nothing to f**k wit!

Registration via PayPal:
bit.ly/SeaTeaWorkshopHipHop

Registration via PayPal (college students with valid ID):
bit.ly/SeaTeaWorkshopHipHopCS

RSVP to this workshop:
https://www.facebook.com/events/398106313584861/
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TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Sat 18th Aug
10:00 PM
11:00 PM
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Sea Tea Improv at the Baltimore Improv Festival!
We've been selected to perform at the Baltimore Improv Festival in Baltimore, MD!

We're performing at 10PM on Saturday with LD50 from New York, NY and Adrift from Philadelphia, PA!

More info on LD50:
ldsub50sub.improvteams.com/
www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2unhEukm0A

More info on Adrift:
https://www.facebook.com/ImprovAdrift/
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xrCn3KY8dM

The Baltimore Improv Festival website:
www.baltimoreimprovfestival.org/

It would be great to see some friendly faces in B-More!

RSVP on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/240499932734700/
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3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD
Wed 22nd Aug
7:00 PM
9:30 PM
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Build-A-Character (SOLD OUT!) (Summer Improv Workshop Series)
Instructor: Julia Pistell
Cost: $35, $30 for college students

Southern belles, sarcastic bellhops, and suspicious busboys-- we all know a well-drawn character when we see one. But how do you build them in the heat of the improv moment?
Veteran Sea Tea Improviser Julia Pistell will guide you through the process of creating a character within an improv scene without undermining the integrity of your story. Using your particular strengths, you'll create at least three characters that you can play with for the rest of your improv days. We'll work with point of view, philosophy, and physicality to create characters that last for much longer than a single laugh. We promise: a character is a lot more than a silly voice or an impression. Come and meet your other selves!

RSVP to this workshop:
https://www.facebook.com/events/478891918806834/
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TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Fri 24th Aug
7:30 PM
9:00 PM
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Sea Tea Improv Presents the Longform Showcase feat. Fake Fake Monkey
Watch Sea Tea Improv and one guest group perform different kinds of *longform* improv comedy! See the styles of improv comedy made popular in Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, and New York! Watch improvised scenes created right before your eyes, based on your suggestions!

Tickets are just $9 online ahead of time, $10 online on the day of the show, or $10 at the door! Buy tickets: seateaimprovlongform.eventbrite.com/

Sea Tea Improv's format this month is TBD!

Each installment will feature Sea Tea Improv and a superb guest group from Connecticut, Boston or New York pushing the boundaries of what improv can be.

This month's guest: ImprovBoston's Fake Fake Monkey!

Our improv shows are different every time!

This event is supported by the City of Hartford Arts & Heritage Jobs Grant Program, Pedro E. Segarra, Mayor.
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The Studio at Billings Forge, 539 Broad Street, Hartford, CT
Fri 7th Sep
10:00 PM
10:25 PM
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Sea Tea Improv at the Boston Comedy Arts Festival!
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ImprovBoston Studio Theater, Boston, MA
Sun 9th Sep
7:00 PM
9:00 PM
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Sea Tea Improv at City Steam Brewery's Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club!
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, 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. As an added bonus when scheduling allows, String Theorie provides live music before and during the show.

On Sunday, September 9, 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.

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City Steam Brewery, 942 Main St, Hartford, CT
Fri 14th Sep
7:30 PM
9:30 PM
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Sea Tea Improv's Longform Comedy Showcase feat. The Sticks Improv
Watch Sea Tea Improv and one guest group perform different kinds of *longform* improv comedy! See the styles of improv comedy made popular in Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, and New York! Watch improvised scenes created right before your eyes, based on your suggestions!

Tickets are just $9 online ahead of time, $10 online on the day of the show, or $10 at the door!

Get tickets online: seateaimprovlongform.eventbrite.com/

Sea Tea Improv's format this month is the Narrative.

Each installment will feature Sea Tea Improv and a superb guest group from Connecticut, Boston, New York, or elsewhere pushing the boundaries of what improv can be.

This month's guest: The Sticks Improv!

Our improv shows are different every time!

This event is supported by the City of Hartford Arts & Heritage Jobs Grant Program, Pedro E. Segarra, Mayor.
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The Studio at Billings Forge, 539 Broad St, Hartford, CT
Sat 15th Sep
9:00 PM
11:55 PM
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Sea Tea Improv at UConn Late Night (2 shows!)
We're doing TWO shows at UConn's Late Night on Saturday 9/15! One at 9PM and one at 11PM. Come see the shows!

Admission: Free

Also enjoy some mini cupcakes while you're there!

More information available at: latenight.uconn.edu/ and
web2.uconn.edu/wdlcalen.....12568
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UConn Student Union, Storrs, CT
Thu 20th Sep
12:45 PM
1:30 PM
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Private Presentation in West Hartford, CT
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West Hartford, CT
Thu 27th Sep
6:00 PM
9:00 PM
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Vino and a Show Alzheimer's Fundraiser
Vino and a Show featuring Sea Tea Improv
benefiting the Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter

An evening of fun and laughter presented by Companions for Living at Playhouse on Park.

Wine, appetizers, a tea cup raffle, and a performance by Sea Tea lmprov.

All proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association, Connecticut Chapter.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 FROM 6:00 TO 9:00 P.M.

PLAYHOUSE ON PARK, 244 PARK ROAD, WEST HARTFORD, CT

Tickets are $30

Please call (860) 882-0802 to reserve your seats or email info@companionsforliving.com
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Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Road West Hartford, CT 06119

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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