Our own Monthly Comedy Shows in Hartford, CT

Sea Tea Improv at
City Steam Brewery!

Sea Tea Improv’s
Longform Comedy

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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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!

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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: and
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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.


Tickets are $30

Please call (860) 882-0802 to reserve your seats or email
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Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Road West Hartford, CT 06119
Sat 29th Sep
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
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Made Up Musical
Life really can burst into a big musical number at any moment and Sea Tea Improv is here to prove it. This team of professional improvisers and musicians use audience suggestions to write and perform a full Broadway-style musical complete with group numbers, harmony, and choreography, all created on-the-spot!

This event is part of the iQuilt Envisionfest
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Hartford Stage - Main and Church Street on Stilts Building Plaza
Sat 29th Sep
8:00 PM
9:00 PM
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Private Performance in West Hartford
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West Hartford
Sun 30th Sep
3:00 PM
5:00 PM
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Improv for Beginners workshop
Improv is for everyone. Whether you've got dreams of being a comedian, or you want to strengthen your public speaking skills, or you're just sick of your board game collection, improv can help. In this one-day workshop, Sea Tea Improv will introduce the basic techniques and games that professional improvisers and comedy writers use to collaboratively discover fun ideas, characters, and scenes. 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. Our course instructors have graduated from the premier comedy schools in the northeast, including New York City's Upright Citizens Brigade, and ImprovBoston.

Who should take this workshop:

*Everyone includes:
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75 Pratt St, Room 500, Hartford, CT
Sun 7th Oct
3:00 PM
6:00 PM
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The Second Beat Course Begins!
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75 Pratt St., Room 500, Hartford, CT 06103

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:


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

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