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“Funny, but only about half improv.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Improv Asylum

Improv Asylum
Ranked #4 of 38 Fun & Games in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Improv Asylum is a comedy theater that features improvisation and sketch comedy. We’ve been described as Whose Line is it Anyway? meets Saturday Night Live!. Improv Asylum is located in the heart of the North End, within short walking distance from Faneuil Hall and is easily accessible via public transportation. There is a $3.00 service charge per ticket on all phone orders. Advance ticket sales are recommended. We are a smoke-free establishment with no minimum drink requirement.
Seattle, Washington
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“Funny, but only about half improv.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

The actors were all good at what they did, but they had a ton of skits, some of which left us a little confused. Overall though it was a pretty good environment, good seating. Would definitely go again.

Visited August 2014
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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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“Laughed the entire time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

We wanted to do something in Boston other than the regular tourist attractions and Improv Asylum was great. The theater is fairly small and we had front row seats for the main show so it felt like we were part of the show. The cast was great and the skits were hilarious. A lot of the skits relied on audience suggestions which added to the fun. The show lasted about 90 minutes with a short intermission. For $20 per ticket it was a great deal!

Visited July 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“A fun, affordable night out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

I saw the House Teams show for the second time and it was as funny and enjoyable as the first time. The Improv Asylum is down a long staircase from the entrance on Hanover street, and the antechamber has a bar. The theater is a small thrust stage in a square shape with seating on three sides. Most patrons buy a drink and bring it to their seats with them. I would be careful with the open cup as you negotiate your way to your seat--the spaces between rows are narrow. Drink prices were reasonable and there is no minimum amount you have to spend. HouseTeams are composed of students taking classes at the Asylum combined with some performers from the main stage shows. Each team performs a series of short sketches based on prompts that come from the audience. The crowd is mostly 20-30 ish, but the atmosphere is civil, and I would feel comfortable bringing teens and grandparents here. Live entertainment is a big thrill and this fun and unpredictable night costs less than a movie. Add a slice of pizza before, and a cannoli after, and you have one terrific cheap date.

Visited July 2014
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Denver, Colorado
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“A Great Time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Our company had the opportunity to have Improv Asylum both instruct and perform at one of our work events. The instructors were extremely knowledgeable and professional. They did a tremendous job of tying in improv theater concepts to what we do every day through interactive team building exercises. The reponse from the participants was overwhelmingly positive. They brought a unique experience to what can often be dull business setting gatherings to get work team members to interact.

Improv Asylum performed a show for the participants of our conference after the breakout sessions. The show was hilarious and business appropriate. I received feedback from a number of people who attended that they haven't laughed like that in years. Many of those who attended look forward to visiting IA at their location in Boston the next time they are in town. I highly recommend this very talented team for your next event or for a night out.

Visited May 2014
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Denver, Colorado
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“Funny Comedians!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

We have been to the Improv twice and both times we had a great time. The venue is very small so there is not a bad seat in the house. The comedians are really funny and quick witted and really respond to the audience. The first show we went to was their Halloween show and it was FANTASTIC (especially the thriller dance). This time the show was about "modern family" and it was good but I think they could have done more with it. Overall the show was still great! Be warned the bar line is long and the mixed drinks are VERY watered down.

A great stop after dinner in the North End!

Visited May 2014
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