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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Tue 6th Dec
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
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Live on the Colin McEnroe Show on WNPR 90.5 FM!
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Sun 11th Dec
7:00 PM
9:00 PM
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Sea Tea Improv's Holiday Show Benefitting the American Cancer Society! - Doors open at 6PM - Call (860) 525-1600 for FREE reservations
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Eat, drink, laugh, and shout suggestions as Sea Tea Improv hosts its monthly evening of improvised comedy at City Steam Brewery's Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club, 942 Main Street, in Hartford, CT. Admission is FREE! This month for our holiday benefit show, all donations & shirt sales will go to the American Cancer Society ( www.cancer.org/ ).

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 menu and locally brewed beers while performers take suggestions from you and weave them into scenes, characters, and songs.

On Sunday, December 11, the comedy club doors open at 6PM for seating, dinner and drinks.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.

Sea Tea Improv has been featured nationally on ESPN's The Beat, and locally on WNPR’s Colin McEnroe Show, WFSB’s Better Connecticut, WTNH’s Connecticut Style, WWLP’s Mass Appeal, and Spotlight on WMRD.

This event is supported by a grant from the Greater Hartford Arts Council ( www.letsgoarts.org/ ).

Event posters by Brian Cook ( www.flickr.com/people/brianjcook/ ).

Sea Tea Improv is:

Summar Jingle Bellguindy
Joe Noelardo
Gregnog Ludovici
Menora Manasewich
Vladimir Peresents
Julia Tinsel
Stephanie "Sproffee" Ice
O Danennbaum Russell
Kate Sidtree
Graham Snow

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City Steam Brewery, Hartford, CT
Fri 16th Dec
8:00 PM
9:00 PM
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CT Improv Cage Match Round 3
Sea Tea Improv defends its title in round three of the improv battle between teams to determine which comic team goes on to the next round.

Show Date:
Friday, December 16 at 8 p.m.
Admission: $10

For more information call Hole in the Wall at 860-223-9665.
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Hole in the Wall Theater, 116 Main St., New Britain, CT
Fri 23rd Dec
9:00 AM
12:00 PM
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Non-Profit Workshop/Presentation
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New Haven, CT
Fri 23rd Dec
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
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Corporate Presentation
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Ellington, CT
Tue 27th Dec
6:30 PM
9:00 PM
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Teen Improv Workshop in Wethersfield, CT
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Wethersfield, CT
Sat 31st Dec
8:45 PM
9:30 PM
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Sea Tea Improv at First Night Hartford!
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A short form comedy improv performance. This group of talented young performers are trained by respected theater programs. The act consists of Whose line…? style games and scenes based on audience participation. It’s hilarious!
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Central Baptist Church, 457 Main St, Hartford, CT
Sun 8th Jan
all day
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The Scene - Our 8-Week Adult Improv Course Begins
Registration form: j.mp/SeaTeaScene

In this course students will focus on the essential elements needed to create amazing improv scenes. Players will learn and strengthen listening, responding, expansion and progression skills along with creating strong relationships, locations and motivations. This course ends in a share performance for an invited audience.

Place:
Hartford Children's Theatre's Carriage House
360 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105-4402

The schedule will be:
Sunday, 1/8 - 4PM - 7PM
Sunday, 1/15 - 4PM - 6:30PM (Note: shorter class. After class, see Sea Tea Improv at City Steam)
Sunday, 1/22 - 6PM - 9PM (Note: later start/finish)
Sunday, 1/29 - 6PM - 9PM (Note: later start/finish)
Sunday, 2/5 - 4PM - 7PM
Sunday, 2/12 - 4PM - 6:30PM (Note: shorter class. After class, see Sea Tea Improv at City Steam)
Sunday, 2/19 - 4PM - 7PM
Sunday, 2/26 - 4PM - 6PM - Class, 6PM - 7PM - Share Performance

Cost: $180 per student

Primary instructor: Joe Leonardo

Limited to 16 students

After registering ( form: j.mp/SeaTeaScene ) pay via PayPal (there is a built-in service fee of $5.86):
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=YCK65DWD4AH6S

Or, mail a check for $180 made out to "Sea Tea Improv" to:
Sea Tea Improv
P.O. Box 230221
Hartford, CT 06123-0221

Note: Please pay via PayPal (preferred) or via mail by check as soon as possible. Your place in the course will be held once payment is received. RSVP on Facebook for updates: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=157085561055359

Registration form: j.mp/SeaTeaScene
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Hartford Children's Theatre, 360 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT
Wed 11th Jan
7:30 PM
9:00 PM
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Private Workshop
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Hartford, CT
Sun 15th 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, 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, January 15, 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.

This event is supported by a grant from the Greater Hartford Arts Council.

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City Steam Brewery, 942 Main Street, Hartford, CT
Wed 18th Jan
6:00 PM
8:30 PM
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Private Show and Workshop
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Torrington, CT
Fri 20th Jan
7:30 PM
9:30 PM
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Sea Tea Improv's Longform Showcase
Connecticut's favorite improvisational comedy troupe brings you a monthly series dedicated to extended scenes and structures. Experience the Montage, the Musical, the Movie, the Monoscene, the Harold, and our very own "Sex and the Sea Tea." 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. Come give your suggestion (and in some cases, your life story) and see it spun into an improvised play. Different every time. There's no limit to what forms and fun you will witness here. seateaimprov.com

This month's guest: Franklin's Peaches!

Tickets are $9 online or $10 at the door. To reserve your tickets visit seateaimprovlongform.eventbrite.com/
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The Studio at Billings Forge, 539 Broad Street, Hartford, CT
Fri 27th Jan
6:30 PM
10:30 PM
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A Night of Laughter, Great Food and Fine Wine
Help put the finishing touches on the Meetinghouse Green, a community space located behind the Meetinghouse on Main Street and in front of the Barney Library. Much has been done to make this space a beautiful and gracious gathering place for the town; if you haven't noticed, take a drive by! Now we need to finish the project...with your help!

The delightful evening will feature:

Sea Tea Improv: Laugh out loud as the professionally trained Sea Tea Improv group spins your wildest and weirdest thoughts into the kinds of scenes, games, and songs you've seen on "Whose Line Is It Anyway." No two shows are alike!

Emily's Catering: Emily's is synonymous with great food, phenomenal service, and an attention to detail that is unrivaled in our area.

Wine & beer is included. Indulgence is served!

$65 per person; call First Church at 860-677-2601 or email firstchurchfarmington@firstchurch1652.org to reserve a space, then
send a check payable to

First Church of Christ, ref. Meetinghouse Green Project to:

Meetinghouse Green Committee
First Church of Christ
75 Main Street
Farmington, CT 06032

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First Church of Christ, 75 Main St, Farmington, CT
Sat 4th Feb
12:00 PM
12:30 PM
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Private Performance
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Hartford, CT
Sat 4th Feb
1:30 PM
2:45 PM
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Private Improv Workshop
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Hartford, CT
Fri 10th Feb
8:00 PM
9:30 PM
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Improv Jam
A night of unscripted fun! Come see some of Hartford’s newest improv groups perform comedy, inspired by your suggestions.

$10, general admission, BYOB

Performing groups: Sea Tea Improv, Home Brew, The Sticks, and Franklin's Peaches!
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Playhouse on Park, West Hartford, CT
Tue 14th Feb
7:00 PM
9:00 PM
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Sea Tea Improv's FREE Valentine's Day Comedy Show at City Steam
Bring that special someone or an group of fellow singles, eat, drink, laugh, and shout suggestions as Sea Tea Improv's team of professional comedians host an evening of love and hate themed 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 Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14, 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. Due to the sale of alcohol, those under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.

This event is supported by a grant from the Greater Hartford Arts Council.

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City Steam Brewery, 942 Main Street, Hartford, CT
Fri 17th Feb
8:00 PM
9:30 PM
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CT Comedy Cage Match with Parachute!
Connecticut Comedy Cage Match

This month's competitors:
Parachute and Sea Tea Improv

The final round at Hole in the Wall in the improv battle between two teams to determine which comic team goes on to the final rounds, to be held at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford on March 30 and May 4, 2012.

Show Date:
Friday, February 17 at 8 p.m.
Admission: $10

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Call 860-229-3049 for reservations.
For General information call: (860) 223-9665

On facebook:
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Hole in the Wall Theater, New Britain, CT
Fri 24th Feb
7:30 PM
9:30 PM
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Sea Tea Improv's Longform Comedy Showcase
Sea Tea Improv Presents: Sex and the Sea Tea at the Longform Showcase

Sea Tea Improv brings you a monthly series dedicated to extended scenes and structures. Experience the Montage, the Musical, the Movie, the Monoscene, the Harold, and our very own "Sex and the Sea Tea." 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. Come give your suggestion (and in some cases, your life story) and see it spun into an improvised play. Different every time. There's no limit to what forms and fun you will witness here.

THIS MONTH: In honor of Valentine's Day, Sea Tea Improv will be improvising an episode of its signature dating sitcom, "Sex and the Sea Tea," based the audience's tales of bad dates, strange relationships, and other Cupid-related failures. Come share your story, or just come and watch. Either way, tickets are $9 online or $10 at the door. To reserve your tickets visit seateaimprovlongform.eventbrite.com/

Friday, February 24, 7:30 p.m.
The Studio at Billings Forge
539 Broad Street
Hartford, CT 06115
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The Studio at Billings Forge, 539 Broad Street, Hartford, CT
Sun 4th Mar
7:00 PM
9:00 PM
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Sea Tea Improv at City Steam Brewery!
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City Steam Brewery, 942 Main 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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