Are you ready to start the new year off with a bang? So are we, and we're going to do that with 2 nights of no holds barred improv comedy madness!
Just because it'll be the first improv show you'll see in 2012 doesn't mean we're resting on our laurels. We're taking all your favorite games and shows from the past year and combining them into THE BEST IMPROV SHOW YOU WILL HAVE SEEN IN 2012.
Friday the 6th and Saturday the 7th. All your favorite games and styles from last year, concentrated into a effervescent explosion of laughs. Shakespeare, Crowdsourced, Director's Cut, Holiday Games, Buckethead, you name it, it'll be there. We've even got NCT's own Iron Songwriter Boo Detch performing on Saturday January 7th. It's your best chance to get a taste of all the different shows we've got to offer at NCT.
Just click HERE and purchase your tickets in advance! You may also purchase tickets at the door with cash or check, if tickets are still available.
Yes, that's right! You can now register for our January classes!
January 21st through February 25th
12pm - 2pm
Eastwood Christian Church, 1601 Eastland Ave., Nashville, 37206
Instructors - Lacie Madison & Michael Kearney
Cost: $125 for the full six weeks
Each class minimum: 5 students
Our Level 1 class "So, You Wanna Learn Improv!" will teach you the basics of improv comedy. A fun and fast paced class that will leave you grinning from ear to ear. You'll learn how to take any suggestion given to you and turn it into full-length scenes, develop characters, pantomime, play games we perform on stage, and discover the magic of improv.
Students also receive a student ID card that gives them half-price tickets to shows during their session (a $40 value).
It's always more fun with someone you know, so why not tell your entire family/office/block about improv classes and take them together! For each additional person you bring, we throw in a $25 discount. For the discount to apply all persons must register for the same training session.
Visit the Classes and Workshops page to register today!
Also if you're not sure what presents to ask for this Christmas, we are offering class gift certificates for sale over at our store page. It's a pretty neat gift!
This weekend's shows featured fearless eggnog inspired songwriters, with Boo Detch winning the title "Iron Songwriter" and is now our songwriter in residence, advice from Santa, Buddy & Ebenezer, a thousand laughs and one bittersweet moment.
Friday's show marked the final performance of Dylan Kinney. The founder of NCT, he is stepping down as Artistic Director and performer to marry the girl of his dreams.
The highlights of his final show included him doing the Honeybadger Dance at an office Christmas party (that brought the house down) and featured him as "Czar Nicholas" in "Christmas in Stalingrad" by Infinite Jest, a performance worthy of the Bard himself.
We wish him all the best in his upcoming marriage and his new life.
Wait, the month is already half over? Oh no! At least we still have 2 more improv shows to look forward to this coming weekend.
Friday December 16th Enjoy our holiday-themed extravaganza, "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Improv", followed by the players of "Infinite Jest", whose actors will dazzle you with prose, puns, and fights as they present a 1 act improvised Shakespearean Play!
Saturday December 17th A totally different line-up of holiday-themed games for the next "It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Improv" show, AND the Iron Songwriter Championships! 3 months in the making, 4 finalists will again return to our stage, to improvise one more song and prove that they are worthy of the title Iron Songwriter.
Featuring : Boo Detch, Justin Covergeist, Mark Anundson & Andrew Thornhill.
This show is going to be epic.
All shows start at 8pm at The Next Level Stage, 1008 Charlotte Ave, Nashville TN
If there's one thing that we're specializing in this weekend, it is audience participation. We need you for Shakespearean play titles, inspiration and votes for our songwriters, we want to hear about your recent misadventures, your favorite vacation spot, and so many other great holiday surprises.
It's going to be a giant weekend of improv, featuring several games you won't get to see again (at least until next December) so bundle up, jump in the car and come enjoy a improv show!
Give the gift of laughter and style this Christmas!
Tired of searching for the perfect unique holiday gift? Well, your search is over! We're now offering gift certificates for upcoming shows or classes. They are available in $10 increments, and can be used towards any of our shows or upcoming classes. You give the gift, they call us and request the show date or class session. We also have a ton of super spiffy tee-shirts now available for purchase as well! Visit our brand new store today!
Free Workshop is January 7th!
Psst. We're having a free workshop in January! Being thrown into a room and told to make things up on the spot is scary enough, so we're letting everyone try it for free! We are having a no holds barred funstravaganza of improv taught by instructors who will guide and bring out your inner Tina Fey or Ryan Stiles. We want you to discover the magic of improv comedy, you've seen how much fun we have and we'd love to pass it along to everyone. You can sign up here!
That is right! This weekend will be the improv weekend to end all weekends. We have Holiday Shows! We have Infinite Jest! We have Iron Songwriters! All joining together to make an improv spectacular like no other.
Friday December 17th at 8pm we will be kicking off the evening with "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Improv" the funnest Holiday show we've ever done. Full of reindeer, festive holiday wear, Santa hats, crazy Christmas songs and more. And then ending the night with "Infinite Jest"! Yes those merry Shakespearean improvisers with the cool costumes and strange accents are back ready to woo, fight and monologue their way into your comedy heart.
Saturday December 17th at 8pm: It will be our final Holiday themed show until next year. You don't want to be crying over the fact you missed this merry romp through the Holiday's so come either night, bring your friends, family, loved ones, 1st dates, you name it. And then.
:drum roll please:
The Iron Songwriter Finale!
Four of the best of the best writers/performers are back and ready to fight their way to the top.
Four songwriters. One audience suggestion. 45 minutes to write a complete song. They've done it once before, but can they do it again?
Buy you ticket(s) for this weekends show today!
Nashville Improv has been entertaining audiences with their unique brand of high energy improvised comedy nationwide. They're bringing the best of improv & theater into the 21st century, recently being featured on Comedy Central's Drunk History, and past performances with Laura Hall from Whose Line is it Anyway, the Chicago Improv Festival, Geek Media Expo, and selling out shows consistently
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