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!

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Full Calendar: Sea Tea Comedy Shows, Events & Classes


Sunday, September 30th at 3:00 PM
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!*

*Everyone includes:
You

75 Pratt St, Room 500, Hartford, CT
Sunday, October 7th at 3:00 PM
The Second Beat Course Begins!
Learn more: seateaimprov.com/education

75 Pratt St., Room 500, Hartford, CT 06103
Sunday, October 7th at 7:00 PM
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.

On Sunday, October 7, 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.

seateaimprov.com

City Steam Brewery, 942 Main St, Hartford, CT
Wednesday, October 10th at 6:30 PM
The Character Course Begins!
Learn more: seateaimprov.com/education

75 Pratt St., Room 500, Hartford, CT 06103
Saturday, October 20th at 7:30 PM
Sea Tea Improv's Longform Comedy Showcase feat. Upright Citizens Brigade!
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!

Get tickets online: seateaimprovlongform.eventbrite.com/

Sea Tea Improv's format this month is TBD.

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 Upright Citizen's Brigade!!!

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.

The Studio at Billings Forge, 539 Broad St, Hartford, CT
Friday, November 9th at 7:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv Studio Grand Opening Party!
Sea Tea Improv has just opened the doors of Hartford’s first-ever studio for improvisational comedy, and we're having a party to celebrate!

On Friday, November 9th at 7PM, we're welcoming our students, fans, supporters, and friends to join us in our new Studio for a special kick-off event. Refreshments will be provided.

NOTE: You must RSVP via email to comedy@seateaimprov.com if you would like to attend. We have limited space, so we must know you're coming ahead of time.

We hope to see you there!

https://www.facebook.com/notes/sea-tea-improv/studio-press-release/10151118893033768

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75 Pratt St, Room 500, Hartford, CT
Sunday, November 11th at 7:00 PM
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.

On Sunday, November 11, 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.

City Steam Brewery, 942 Main St, Hartford, CT
Friday, November 16th at 7:30 PM
Sea Tea Improv's Longform Comedy Showcase feat. Nobody's Token!
Sea Tea Improv is bringing the NYC improv to Hartford again!

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!

Just $9 online ahead of time ( seateaimprovlongform.eventbrite.com/ ), $10 online on the day of the show, or $10 at the door!

This month's guest group is the Nobody's Token!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nobodys-Token/140931646410
Nobody's Token is a team from The Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT) in New York City (NYC)! See their improvised sitcom - complete with commercials!

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.

Sea Tea Improv's format for November is The Deconstruction.

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.

Buy tickets:
seateaimprovlongform.eventbrite.com/

The Studio at Billings Forge, 563 Broad St, Hartford, CT
Friday, December 7th at 7:30 PM
The Diversion presents BenTopher and Friends & Sea Tea Improv!
Come see two great comedy acts Hartford’s Sea Tea Improv and Middletown's own BenTopher and Friends entertain you with a wonderful night of comedy!

Our improv shows are different every time!

Friday, December 7th at 7:30PM

First Church of Christ Parish Hall, 190 Court Street, Middletown CT

Tickets $10 day of show.

Buy tickets here:
www.eventbrite.com/event/4806615717/

Doors open at 7PM
RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED

Call 860-325-2386 or visit www.thediversion.com/ for more info.

First Church of Christ Parish Hall, 190 Court Street, Middletown, CT
Sunday, December 9th at 7:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv's FREE Holiday Comedy Show at City Steam Brewery benefitting the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life!
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!

100% of donations collected at this special holiday show will be donated to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life!

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.

On Sunday, December 9th, 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.

City Steam Brewery, 942 Main St, Hartford, CT
Thursday, December 13th at 9:00 PM
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.

We'll be doing this on Thursdays for the rest of 2012, and moving to Wednesdays at 8PM starting in January.

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

$5 per person

Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Sunday, December 16th at 6:00 PM
Get a Clue Christmas! Solve a murder mystery in the decorated Mark Twain House!
Get a Christmas Clue Tours!

Sunday, December 16, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm, every 15 minutes

Who killed that varmint Pap Finn and why did they wait ‘til Christmas to do it??? Play our live-action version of the classic game CLUE in the Mark Twain House. Was it Becky Thatcher with a stake of holly in the Conservatory? The Prince (or was it the Pauper?) with the slay-bells in the library?

This hour long tour features SEA TEA IMPROV as Twain's beloved characters/suspects and all the murder, mayhem and merriment associated with what the author called "that infernal Christmas suicide." Featured on an upcoming Travel Channel show “Wackiest Tours!”

ONE NIGHT ONLY Tours step off every 15 minutes.

Reservations required.

$20 with discounts for members and children. Call (860) 280-3130

The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT
Thursday, December 20th at 9:00 PM
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.

We'll be doing this on Thursdays for the rest of 2012, and moving to Wednesdays at 8PM starting in January.

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

$5 per person

Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Friday, December 21st at 12:00 PM
Private Corporate Workshop
Ellington, CT
Friday, December 21st at 7:30 PM
Sea Tea Improv's APOCALYPSE Longform Comedy Showcase feat. Franklin's Peaches!
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!

Buy tickets online:
seateaimprovlongform.eventbrite.com/

Sea Tea Improv's format this month is The Apocalypse Eventé.

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: Franklin's Peaches!

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.

The Studio at Billings Forge, 563 Broad St, Hartford, CT
Thursday, December 27th at 9:00 PM
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.

We'll be doing this on Thursdays for the rest of 2012, and moving to Wednesdays at 8PM starting in January.

Who will be first to reach 100 Harolds completed?

$5 per person

Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Friday, December 28th at 6:00 PM
Private Teen Theatre Workshop
Wethersfield, CT
Monday, December 31st at 7:00 PM
Sea Tea Improv at First Night Hartford
We're performing at First Night Hartford for the 4th year in a row!

It's Hartford's premier New Year's Eve party, 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 24th year for First Night Hartford, so be sure to come and join the fun and keep the tradition going!

Sponsored by the Greater Hartford Arts Council

More info here:
www.firstnighthartford.org

Center Church House, 60 Gold Street, Hartford, CT
Wednesday, January 2nd at 8:00 PM
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

Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Wednesday, January 9th at 8:00 PM
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

Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Friday, January 11th at 7:30 PM
Sea Tea Improv's Longform Comedy Showcase
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!

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 improv shows are different every time!

The Studio at Billings Forge, 563 Broad St, Hartford, CT
Saturday, January 12th at 3:00 PM
(SOLD OUT) 8-Week Improv Course "The Scene" Begins!
The Scene (Foundation Course)
Instructor: Kate Sidley
Cost: $199
Saturday afternoons
from 3PM to 6PM

Students will learn the ultimate foundation needed in order to have amazing scenes. Players will focus on listening, adding detail, specificity, and how to progress and expand a scene. Using fast-paced short-form games, students will also be challenged to think quickly. This course ends in a share performance for an invited audience.

Prerequisite: 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:
Saturday, January 12
Saturday, January 19
Saturday, January 26
Saturday, February 2
Saturday, February 9
Saturday, February 16
Saturday, February 23
Saturday, March 2 (Share from 5:30PM – 6PM)

This course is one of Sea Tea Improv’s 3 “Foundation” level adult improv courses, along with “The Character” (last offered in Fall 2012) and “The Game” (last offered in Spring 2012).

This course is now SOLD OUT.

View this course on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/167129410078184/

Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St, Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Monday, January 14th at 6:30 PM
8-Week Improv Course "The Set List" begins!
The Set List (Focus Level Course in Short Form Improv)
Instructor: Julia Pistell
Cost: $199
Monday evenings from
6:30PM to 9:30PM

So: you know the rules, but does that make you a great quarterback? Or do you feel like you’re constantly on the JV short form team?

In “The Set List,” instructor Julia Pistell will teach you how to play the games you know (and many you don’t) to the very best of your ability. Root out the games within the game, and play to the top of your intelligence no matter if you’re speaking in gibberish, mime, poorly translated Russian, or alphabetical order. We’ll apply advanced scenework techniques to simple games to find the perfect blend of short-form styles and practical theatrical concerns (is there conflict? How’s your stage presence looking?). Make bolder choices, do better scenes, and walk away with a greater understanding of how to have the most fun while using the best part of your brain. Lots of personal feedback in every class. Bring your own strengths and style to short-form games: that’s the goal.

Julia Pistell has co-starred in almost 40 consecutive monthly short-form shows at City Steam Brewery’s Brew-Ha-Ha Comedy Club, as well as over 100 other improv shows with Sea Tea Improv. She is trained by the Upright Citizens Brigade, ImprovBoston, the PIT’s Ali Faranakien, the Hartford Stage, and more. She has been teaching improv for many years, including her current posts at Sea Tea Improv and the Hartford Children’s Theater. Julia also improvises her way through a nationally popular podcast, Literary Disco, and a career in Public Relations and Event Planning at the Mark Twain House & Museum.

Prerequisite: Completion of two “Foundation” level courses (The Scene, The Game, The Character), or completion of one Foundation course & concurrent enrollment in a Foundation course, or permission from Sea Tea Improv.

Class dates:
Monday, January 14
Monday, January 21
Monday, January 28
Monday, February 4
Monday, February 11
Monday, February 18
Monday, February 25
Monday, March 4 (Share from 9PM – 9:30PM)

This course is one of Sea Tea Improv’s 2 “Focus” level adult improv courses: this course, focused on shortform improvisation, and “The Second Beat” (last offered in Fall 2012), focused on longform improvisation.

This course is limited to 16 students.

Register for this course via PayPal:
bit.ly/SeaTeaImprovFocusShortForm

If you do not meet the above listed prerequisites, please include your request for permission to join the course in the “Special Instructions: Add a message to Sea Tea Improv” section during the PayPal checkout, or in a separate email to comedy@seateaimprov.com

RSVP to this course on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/302328479871788/

Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St, Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Wednesday, January 16th at 8:00 PM
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

Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Thursday, January 17th at 9:00 PM
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

Sea Tea Improv Studio, 75 Pratt St., Suite 500, Hartford, CT
Friday, January 18th at 7:30 PM
Middletown Comedy Night!
Join us for an evening of improvised comedy. Come see troupes of actors take to the stage without a script and create scenes based on audience suggestions.

Groups performing:
Hartford's Sea Tea Improv
Middletown's Great Make-Believe Society
East Hampton's The Sticks Improv

Cost: $10

Refreshments by NoRA Cupcake Company

Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater, 128 Washington St, Middletown, CT
Sunday, January 20th 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.

On Sunday, January 20th, 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.

City Steam Brewery, 942 Main St, Hartford, CT
Thursday, January 24th at 9:00 PM
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

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

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