Sea Tea Comedy Theater

Comedy Shows, Classes & Events

Come see a show or take a class with Connecticut’s improv comedy professionals! Purchase tickets to shows at Sea Tea Comedy Theater or register for our comedy classes & workshops!

We’re on Facebook, too. You can see lists of all of our upcoming events on our Sea Tea Comedy Theater Facebook Page, Sea Tea Improv Studios Facebook Page, and Hartford Improv Festival Facebook Page.

Full Calendar: Sea Tea Comedy Shows, Events & Classes


Sunday, November 13th at 7:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv's FREE Comedy Show at City Steam Brewery
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!

See why the Hartford Advocate recognized Sea Tea Improv's monthly show as one of the top 25 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, November 13, the comedy club doors open at 6PM for seating and food services. 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.

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City Steam Brewery, Hartford, CT
Friday, November 25th at 8:00 PM
Improv Cage Match - Sea Tea Improv vs Home Brew
Come see two improv teams compete head-to-head in this no holds barred competition where you decide the winner. The winner returns to defend their title at the next show. This will be the second show of the season and is hosted at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford.

Featuring Home Brew vs. Sea Tea Improv

Home Brew is: Karyn Burns, Ann Crimmins, Steven Fischman, Sandee Kush, Bob Luchs, Dan Olson, Kevin Panko, Jeffrey Schaefer, and Michael Shelby.

Sea Tea Improv is: Summar Elguindy, Joe Leonardo, Greg Ludovici, Laura Manasewich, Vlad Perez, Julia Pistell, Sproffee Rice, Dan Russell, Kate Sidley, and Graham Snow.

Friday, November 25, 2011, 8:00 pm

Playhouse on Park
244 Park Road
West Hartford, CT
Tickets $10

Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Road, West Hartford, CT
Tuesday, December 6th at 1:00 PM
Live on the Colin McEnroe Show on WNPR 90.5 FM!
90.5 FM or online @ yourpublicmedia.org
Sunday, December 11th at 7:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv's Holiday Show Benefitting the American Cancer Society! - Doors open at 6PM - Call (860) 525-1600 for FREE reservations
https://www.facebook.com/events/250893931635400/

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
Friday, December 16th at 8:00 PM
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.

Hole in the Wall Theater, 116 Main St., New Britain, CT
Friday, December 23rd at 9:00 AM
Non-Profit Workshop/Presentation
New Haven, CT
Friday, December 23rd at 12:00 PM
Corporate Presentation
Ellington, CT
Tuesday, December 27th at 6:30 PM
Teen Improv Workshop in Wethersfield, CT
Wethersfield, CT
Saturday, December 31st at 8:45 PM
Sea Tea Improv at First Night Hartford!
www.firstnighthartford.......html

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!

Central Baptist Church, 457 Main St, Hartford, CT
Sunday, January 8th at all day 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

Hartford Children's Theatre, 360 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT
Wednesday, January 11th at 7:30 PM
Private Workshop
Hartford, CT
Sunday, January 15th at 7:00 PM
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.

seateaimprov.com

City Steam Brewery, 942 Main Street, Hartford, CT
Wednesday, January 18th at 6:00 PM
Private Show and Workshop
Torrington, CT
Friday, January 20th at 7:30 PM
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/

The Studio at Billings Forge, 539 Broad Street, Hartford, CT
Friday, January 27th at 6:30 PM
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
Saturday, February 4th at 12:00 PM
Private Performance
Hartford, CT
Saturday, February 4th at 1:30 PM
Private Improv Workshop
Hartford, CT
Friday, February 10th at 8:00 PM
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!

Playhouse on Park, West Hartford, CT
Tuesday, February 14th at 7:00 PM
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.

seateaimprov.com

City Steam Brewery, 942 Main Street, Hartford, CT
Friday, February 17th at 8:00 PM
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

hitw.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=406782
or
Call 860-229-3049 for reservations.
For General information call: (860) 223-9665

On facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/230813263669504/

Hole in the Wall Theater, New Britain, CT
Friday, February 24th at 7:30 PM
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
Sunday, March 4th at 7:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv at City Steam Brewery!
City Steam Brewery, 942 Main St, Hartford, CT
Tuesday, March 6th at 7:00 PM
Intro to Musical Improv - March Workshop Series
Details & registration here:
seateaimprov.com/educat.....ries/

Downtown Yoga, 57 Pratt St, Hartford, CT
Tuesday, March 13th at 3:00 PM
Private Performance in Hartford
Hartford
Tuesday, March 13th at 7:00 PM
Hosting an Improv Show - March Workshop Series
Details & registration here:
seateaimprov.com/educat.....ries/

Downtown Yoga, 57 Pratt St, Hartford, CT
Friday, March 16th at 7:30 PM
Sea Tea Improv's Longform Comedy Showcase with The Sticks!
The Studio at Billings Forge, 539 Broadstreet, Hartford, CT
Tuesday, March 20th at 7:00 PM
Taking Up Space: Staging for Improv - March Workshop Series
Details & registration here:
seateaimprov.com/educat.....ries/

Downtown Yoga, 57 Pratt St, Hartford, CT
Thursday, March 22nd at 7:00 PM
"Get a Clue" Live Action Murder Mystery Tour of The Mark Twain House
Someone has killed Pap Finn! Was it Tom Sawyer in the Library with the wrench? Could it be the Connecticut Yankee in the Billiard Room with the knife? Some think it could be The Pauper in the Kitchen with the rope. A parody inspired by the classic Parker Brothers/Hasbro game CLUE, a full-fledged murder mystery is yours to solve on The Mark Twain House & Museum’s new “Get a Clue” Tour!

Ever noticed that many of the rooms in The Mark Twain House are the same as the ones on the iconic 1949 British board game (originally known as CLUEDO)? The Hall, the Dining Room and other opulent rooms become possible murder scenes in this classic challenge of deductive reasoning and detective skill. The hilarious Sea Tea Improv comedy troupe becomes the suspects, all based on famous characters from the Mark Twain novels created in this very house. In one hour, participants will be able to make accusations and figure out who sent the wretched Pap Finn to his doom, where it happened and what was used to off the scoundrel. Solve the mystery, laugh a lot, and save the day!

March 22 and 23
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Hour-long tours depart every twenty minutes and must be reserved in advance.
Tickets - $22 / $20 for members
Reservations required! (860) 280-3130

The Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT
Friday, March 23rd at 7:00 PM
"Get a Clue" Live Action Murder Mystery Tour of The Mark Twain House
Someone has killed Pap Finn! Was it Tom Sawyer in the Library with the wrench? Could it be the Connecticut Yankee in the Billiard Room with the knife? Some think it could be The Pauper in the Kitchen with the rope. A parody inspired by the classic Parker Brothers/Hasbro game CLUE, a full-fledged murder mystery is yours to solve on The Mark Twain House & Museum’s new “Get a Clue” Tour!

Ever noticed that many of the rooms in The Mark Twain House are the same as the ones on the iconic 1949 British board game (originally known as CLUEDO)? The Hall, the Dining Room and other opulent rooms become possible murder scenes in this classic challenge of deductive reasoning and detective skill. The hilarious Sea Tea Improv comedy troupe becomes the suspects, all based on famous characters from the Mark Twain novels created in this very house. In one hour, participants will be able to make accusations and figure out who sent the wretched Pap Finn to his doom, where it happened and what was used to off the scoundrel. Solve the mystery, laugh a lot, and save the day!

March 22 and 23
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Hour-long tours depart every twenty minutes and must be reserved in advance.
Tickets - $22 / $20 for members
Reservations required! (860) 280-3130

The Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT
Tuesday, March 27th at 7:00 PM
Mastering the Improv Monologue - March Workshop Series
Details & registration here:
seateaimprov.com/educat.....ries/

Downtown Yoga, 57 Pratt St, Hartford, CT
Friday, March 30th at 8:00 PM
CT Comedy Cage Match - Round 5!
This month's competitors: Sea Tea Improv vs. Bobs of Milford

Support Sea Tea Improv as they defend their title in the penultimate round of the cage match series. The audience votes to determine which team goes on to the final battle on May 4, 2012.

Show Date:
Friday, March 30 at 8 p.m.
Admission: $10
Playhouse On Park
244 Park Road
West Hartford, CT

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Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Road, West Hartford, CT
Saturday, March 31st at 4:00 PM
Private Performance in Bristol, CT
Bristol, CT
Wednesday, April 4th at 12:00 PM
Private Team Building Workshop
Hartford, CT
Thursday, April 5th at 7:00 PM
Farmington Valley Soroptomist International Fundraiser Performance
This is a public performance. All proceeds from ticket sales go to the Farmington Valley Soroptomist International charity organization.

Eno Memorial Hall, 754 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT
Wednesday, April 11th at 7:00 PM
Private Performance in Woodbridge, CT
Woodbridge, CT
Sunday, April 15th at 7:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv at City Steam Brewery!
Doors open at 6PM

City Steam Brewery, 942 Main St, Hartford, CT
Thursday, April 19th at 6:00 PM
Private Performance in Hartford
Hartford, CT
Sunday, April 22nd at 4:00 PM
Our 8-Session Adult Improv Course "The Game" Begins!
Hartford Children's Theatre, Hartford, CT
Friday, April 27th at 7:30 PM
Sea Tea Improv's Longform Comedy Showcase feat. Horse Lincoln
The Studio at Billings Forge, 539 Broad St, Hartford, CT
Wednesday, May 2nd at 10:30 AM
Corporate workshop in Bloomfield, CT
Bloomfield, CT
Friday, May 4th at 8:00 PM
CT Comedy Cage Match vs. Horse Lincoln - FINAL ROUND!
Sea Tea Improv competes for the championship vs. UConn's Horse Lincoln! We've won all 5 rounds of the 2011-2012 CT Comedy Cage Match series so far, and on Friday, May 4th, we'll be battling for the top spot! The winner is decided by YOUR VOTES, so please come out to the show and support us!

CT CAGE MATCH SERIES
Heading into its third season at Playhouse on Park, the CT Cage Match Series wraps up at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford, CT. Two teams compete, the audience chooses the winner! The winning improv team of this last match is the champ!

$10, general admission, BYOB

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Playhouse on Park, West Hartford, CT
Sunday, May 13th at 7:00 PM
Mother's Day Improv Show at City Steam
City Steam Brewery, Hartford, CT
Friday, May 18th at 7:30 PM
Sea Tea Improv's Longform Comedy Showcase feat. Parachute
The Studio at Billings Forge, 539 Broad St, Hartford, CT
Thursday, May 31st at 12:30 PM
On the Radio: SpotLight with Virginia Wolf
See more info about the radio program:
www.wliswmrd.net/spotlight.htm

WMRD - 1150AM
Friday, June 8th at 8:00 PM
Improv Open Mic *AND* Mixer!
https://www.facebook.com/events/146168482174262/

On Friday, June 8th at 8PM at the Hole in the Wall Theater, Sea Tea Improv will host an Improv Open Mic *AND* Improv Mixer!

$5 | BYOB
All proceeds go to support the Hole in the Wall, a community theater.

-- What the heck is this thing? --
This is a chance for anyone to come watch & participate in improv comedy in two fun ways!

- Improv Open Mic -
We're encouraging established improv groups to come sign up for 5 to 15 minute slots to perform short form games or short longforms! Try something experimental! Play your favorite games! Form a one-off group for the night! Get some work in with your team in front of an audience!

- Improv Mixer -
In between the open mic slots, we'll be doing mixed improv scenes just like the ones at VLAD the IMPROV-er's Connecticut Improv Mixers! Put your name on the list, and you'll be randomly paired with another improvisor of a complementary level to do a short improv scene! Whether you come alone or with a group for the open mic, you can put your name in for mixer scenes!

- Can I just watch? -
Well, yeah, sure... you can just watch. But we definitely encourage you to try it out! Even if you've never done improv before, we can pair you with an expert who will bend over backwards to make you look good. Sea Tea Improv and the CT improv community is a very supportive environment, and we all know that no one's perfect, and no one's good all the time.

Let us know if you have any questions!

Hole in the Wall Theater, New Britain, CT
Saturday, June 9th at 3:30 PM
Sea Tea Improv at Tom Sawyer Day
The Mark Twain House and Museum, Hartford, CT
Saturday, June 16th at 11:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv at the Providence Improv Festival!
See the full schedule for the Providence Improv Festival (P!F): providenceimprovfest.com/Schedule.html

The website for the venue:
www.rootscafeprovidence.com/

Roots Cultural Center, 276 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903
Sunday, June 17th at 7:00 PM
Father's Day Show at City Steam
City Steam Brewery, Hartford, CT
Friday, June 22nd at 7:30 PM
Sea Tea Improv's Longform Comedy Showcase feat. Home Brew
The Studio at Billings Forge, 539 Broad St, Hartford, CT
Saturday, June 23rd at 9:45 PM
East Hartford Relay for Life
Rentschler Field, East Hartford, CT

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