We've got a ton of great comedy shows & these improv courses coming up:
Intro to Improv, taught by Greg Ludovici, and 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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Thu 5th 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.

"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 will keep 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 toward everyone's personal goal of 100 completed Harolds.

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Sun 8th Dec
7:00 PM
8:30 PM
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Sea Tea Improv at City Steam Brewery!
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City Steam Brewery, Hartford, CT
Thu 12th 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.

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Thu 19th 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.

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Fri 20th Dec
8:00 PM
9:30 PM
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Longform Showcase at Billings Forge with Pam Victor, Sasha Goldberg, and Will Luera!
Watch Sea Tea Improv and guest groups 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 online:
seateaimprovlongform.eventbrite.com/

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.

Our guest this month: Pam Victor's "Geeking Out with: The Improvised Show" with special guests Sasha Goldberg and Will Luera!

Imagine this. You're a total, hopeless improv geek. You love talking about improv, writing about improv, and, most of all, performing improv. And on this special night, you get to hang out and improvise with one of your comedy heroes. You're imagining "Geeking Out with: The Improvised Show" in which improv geek Pam Victor brings the spirit of her popular "Geeking Out with..." written blog interview series to the stage in a totally improvised show. The show begins as Pam asks her improv hero any questions she can dream up about improv philosophy, the meaning of life, and super nasty secrets from their past. Then she goes toe-to-toe with her guest in a series of improvised scenes inspired by their tête-a-têtes, Pam and her guest mingle talk and play, fact and fiction, reality and imagination...and then Pam's head explodes because she's so friggin' psyched, she can't take it any more. For this night, Pam can't wait to improvise with Sasha Goldberg, a wildly popular and talented improviser and teacher from ImprovBoston, and Will Luera, Artistic Director Emeritus of ImprovBoston.

Our improv shows are different every time!
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The Studio at Billings Forge, 563 Broad St, Hartford, CT
Sat 21st Dec
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
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Holiday Spectacular at the Carriage House Theater!
Holiday events can be a joy or a disaster-- what will it be this time? What will we celebrate? That's all up to you! Come see a fully improvised new holiday classic created before your very eyes. $10!

Buy tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-tea-improvs-holiday-improv-comedy-special-tickets-9662096591
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The Carriage House Theater: 360 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105
Thu 26th 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.

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

$5 per person
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Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Tue 31st Dec
2:30 PM
5:30 PM
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Meet Hartford's Historical Characters at the Old State House Building
As you venture about the Old State House on the afternoon of New Year's Eve, you just might encounter some of Hartford's most famous historical figures as portrayed by members of Sea Tea Improv, Connecticut's award-winning improvisational comedy ensemble. Strike up a conversation with someone from the past to learn more about Hartford's hidden history.

The cast of characters includes P. T. Barnum; Reverend Thomas Hooker; Joseph Steward, keeper of the Museum of Curiosities; Prudence Crandall; and Katherine Houghton Hepburn.
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Connecticut's Old State House, Main Street, Hartford, CT, United States
Tue 31st Dec
8:00 PM
8:45 PM
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First Night Hartford Show 1 of 2
Sea Tea Improv will be a part of First Night Hartford for the 5th year in a row!

Bring your friends and family to our interactive comedy show for all ages. Come shout suggestions and see them come to life as the cast of Sea Tea Improv turns your brilliant ideas in to comedic scenes, characters, and games.

First Night Hartford is Hartford's premier New Year's Eve party. It's a multicultural, artistically unique, alcohol-free New Year's experience with countless professional musicians, artists, performance groups and exhibits that inspire thousands of people of all ages to attend each year. It’s also an affordable way for everyone to ring in the New Year. This is the 25th year for First Night Hartford, so be sure to come and join the fun and keep the tradition going!

More info here:
www.firstnighthartford.org

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Central Baptist Church, 457 Main Street, Hartford, CT
Tue 31st Dec
9:15 PM
10:00 PM
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First Night Hartford Show 2 of 2
Sea Tea Improv will be a part of First Night Hartford for the 5th year in a row!

Bring your friends and family to our interactive comedy show for all ages. Come shout suggestions and see them come to life as the cast of Sea Tea Improv turns your brilliant ideas in to comedic scenes, characters, and games.

First Night Hartford is Hartford's premier New Year's Eve party. It's a multicultural, artistically unique, alcohol-free New Year's experience with countless professional musicians, artists, performance groups and exhibits that inspire thousands of people of all ages to attend each year. It’s also an affordable way for everyone to ring in the New Year. This is the 25th year for First Night Hartford, so be sure to come and join the fun and keep the tradition going!

More info here:
www.firstnighthartford.org
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Central Baptist Church, 457 Main Street, 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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