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 2nd Jan
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 9th Jan
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
Sat 11th Jan
7:30 PM
9:00 PM
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An Improvised MUSICAL at the Carriage House Theater!
The songs, the accompaniment, the dancing, the plot, the characters, the emotions-- every aspect of a broadway musical, improvised before your very eyes based on your suggestions! Don't miss this one! $10
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The Carriage House Theater: 360 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105
Tue 14th Jan
7:00 PM
9:00 PM
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Intro to Improv (4-week course for beginners) begins!
Intro to Improv (4-week course for beginners)
Cost: $99

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 class, 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. 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!

Tuesday evenings
from 7pm to 9pm
starting January 14, 2014

Where: Sea Tea Improv Studio
75 Pratt St, Suite 500, Hartford, CT

Prerequisite: None!

Class dates:
Tuesday, January 14
Tuesday, January 21
Tuesday, January 28
Tuesday, February 4

Register now via PayPal:
bit.ly/2014Intro
(PayPal account not required)
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Sea Tea Improv, 75 Pratt Street, Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Thu 16th Jan
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
Sat 18th Jan
7:00 PM
10:00 PM
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Get a CLUE Tours of the Mark Twain House!
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm, every 15 minutes

Who killed that varmint Pap Finn??? You solve the crime when you play our live-action version of the classic game CLUE in the Mark Twain House. Was it Becky Thatcher with the lead pipe in the Conservatory? The Prince (or was it the Pauper?) with the revolver in the library? This hour long interactive tour features SEA TEA IMPROV as Twain's beloved characters/suspects and all the murder, mayhem and mugging that Twain would enjoy!

Featured on the Travel Channel show “Wackiest Tours!”

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Tours step off every 15 minutes. Reservations required. Tours sell out fast, so please call soon!

$20 with discounts for members and children. Call (860) 280-3130 for reservations.
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Mark Twain House & Museum, Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT, United States
Sun 19th Jan
4:00 PM
7:00 PM
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The Character (8-week improv) begins!
The Character (Foundation-Level Improv Course)
Cost: $199

Register via PayPal: bit.ly/Character2014
(PayPal account not required to register)

Sunday evenings
from 4pm to 7pm
starting January 19, 2014

Where: Sea Tea Improv Studio
75 Pratt St, Room 500, Hartford, CT

In this course, students will focus on character development through physical exploration. Players will invent, refine and inspire characters that are rich and consistent. Students will also learn how to clearly create, communicate and maintain objects within the environment of the scene. This course ends in a share performance for an invited audience.

This course requires no previous improv experience or courses. Those with improv experience will benefit from the curriculum targeting specific improv skill-sets.

Class dates:
Sunday, January 19 (Go to Sea Tea Improv’s show at City Steam after class!)
Sunday, January 26
Sunday, February 2
Sunday, February 9
Sunday, February 16
Sunday, February 23 (Go to Sea Tea Improv’s show at City Steam after class!)
Sunday, March 2
Sunday, March 9 (Share performance 6pm to 7pm)

This course is one of Sea Tea Improv’s 3 “Foundation” level adult improv courses, along with “The Scene” (last offered in Fall 2013 & taught by Julia Pistell) and “The Game” (last offered in Fall 2013 & taught by Laura Manasewich). This class was last offered in Summer 2013 & taught by Dan Russell & Vladimir Perez.

This course is limited to 16 students.
Register via PayPal: bit.ly/Character2014
(PayPal account not required to register)
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Sea Tea Improv, 75 Pratt Street, Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Sun 19th Jan
7:00 PM
9:00 PM
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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.
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City Steam Brewery Cafe, 942 Main Street, Hartford, CT
Thu 23rd Jan
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 24th Jan
8:30 PM
11:30 PM
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CT Improv Mixer
The monthly CT Improv Mixer!

Hosted by Sassy Manassy & DJ Flawless Walrus!
Doors open at 8:30 we'll get started by 9, $3 to get in, byob
All experience levels welcome!
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75 Pratt Street, Hartford, CT, United States

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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