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Huge Theater - Long form Improv

Long form improv at the Huge Theater in Uptown. Tickets are normally $10, but because I am so damn cool and possess amazing negotiating skills (basically I accepted their 1/2 price offer once and have asked for the same deal each time since - but I'll let you think I worked really hard), for us tickets are 1/2 price ($5 for the mathematically impaired). And it gets even better. For the price of one show, we can see all three (actually everyone gets the 3 for 1 deal, but I'm trying to work this wheeler dealer thing, so let's just pretend it was all me).

We've done this a few times to good reviews and the price is right.

You may have noticed that I did not list dinner as part of this meetup this time. That's because I've actually scheduled a totally separate meetup at Lucia's that, not coincidentally, includes dinner. http://www.meetup.com/twincitycomedyandwine/events/96988502/ Sign up for both or either. Or just sit at home sad. Life is full of choices.

Stuff you might want to know below -

Here is the first show (starts at 8):

Off Book

The hit show returns!


Based on the show “Gravid Water” developed at Upright Citizen’s Brigade in NYC – Off Book pairs one actor that has learned (and will stick to) one half of a scripted scene with an improviser that has no idea what the script is and has to improvise along.

Here is the second show (at 9:30):

Splendid Things

Splendid Things

SPLENDID THINGS RETURNS! Your $10 ticket gets you in to all shows – show up early and spend the evening at HUGE!

Splendid Things brings together three of the Twin Cities’ top improvisers to create comedy with emotional intensity, intelligence and a distinctively theatrical style. They mix grounded, naturalistic scenework with dark cinematic flair, creating an improv show that manages to be sober and ridiculous at once. It’s Gonzo-style Masterpiece Theater with a dash of lowbrow absurdity, and it’s at HUGE Theater every Saturday night.

And here is the third (starts at 10:30):

Beatbox

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BEATBOX is a fusion of improv comedy and hip hop every Saturday at 10:30 in January & February at HUGE Improv Theater (except for 1/26 for the HUGE Anniversary Show). Tickets are just $5!

Cast: Brandon Boat, Eric Simons, Ben Gartner, Jill Bernard, Doug Neithercott, Bobby Gardner, James Moore, MJ Marsh, Rita Boersma, Kevin Albertson, Debs Holloway, Tonia Elbert, & Andy Hilbrands
Beatboxers: Nate Hessburg, Andrew Berkowitz, Josh Kuehn & Bjorn Hunstad

Invented by Dirty South Improv and presented by HUGE Theater, comedy scenes are cut, mixed and transformed by a human beatbox & Minneapolis’s freshest improvisors. BEATBOX opens with a freestyle spin off a single suggestion, features battle raps, comedy scenes, scratches, and ends in a rap jam inspired by the world of characters from that show. Featuring top improv performers from HUGE Theater, Brave New Workshop, ComedySportz and Stevie Ray’s.

Here is the website for Huge: http://www.hugetheater.com/

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  • A former member
    A former member

    This group is so fun, and I love the Huge Theater. Any interest from anybody in the "Theater for Public Policy" which will be performing several times in March?

    February 17, 2013

    • Deb

      Theresa, I just watched a clip and I think they would be very entertaining too!! I would go for sure.

      February 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm sorry I can't organize, I will be out of town for two weeks during March, and there are 4 or 5 of their shows during that month. Anybody else out there who wants to organize?

      February 18, 2013

  • Gary

    I liked everything, but I really liked the second show - Splendid Things. Those 3 are awesome together. I wish I remember the cast names (I can't find them on the website either), but the tall guy does an excellent Jefferson (and an excellent Kirk, but that's another show). Did anyone stay for the 3rd show?

    February 17, 2013

    • Gary

      I wanted to look at the pictures in the hall, but that would have put my bathroom line spot at risk. Biology trumped curiosity.

      February 18, 2013

    • Deb

      Oh yeah, priorities are important!!

      February 18, 2013

  • Leesa

    I had a lot of fun hanging out last night with everyone! It was nice meeting you Gary and Sara. You guys are too funny!( I hope you're feeling better Sara)

    February 17, 2013

    • Sarah A.

      Very nice meeting you too! Thank you, I am feeling much better today :)

      February 17, 2013

    • Gary

      Good meeting you too Leslie. Sarah's just fine today. She's a bit of amateur in the drinking department, but she's got a good coach.

      February 17, 2013

  • Patty L

    Fun time!

    February 17, 2013

  • Jody R.

    Very fun time! I never laughed so hard in my life. I will be attending the event again.

    February 17, 2013

  • sue l.

    Ditto debs comment

    February 17, 2013

  • christine c.

    Had a lot of fun. Thanks.

    February 16, 2013

  • christine c.

    This was my first time out with this group. I found people friendly and the venue fun.

    February 16, 2013

  • christine c.

    This was my first time out with this group. I found people friendly and the venue fun.

    February 16, 2013

  • Deb

    Excellent as always~ Their improv is so unique and funny!!

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    could anyone possibly give me a ride? I live in uptown, but just far enough away to be too far to walk to both places.

    February 16, 2013

    • Leesa

      Where do you live?

      February 16, 2013

  • Chad S.

    Injured my wrist. Will meet up next time.

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My work schedule changed today :(

    February 15, 2013

  • Valerie O.

    Conflict

    February 13, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Something has come up and I can't make it to this one.

    February 13, 2013

  • christine c.

    I'm sorry for the last minute change of plans. I'm sorry to miss it. I will pay for the tickets if you would like. Let me know.

    February 9, 2013

    • christine c.

      Looks like I will be able to make it after all!

      February 13, 2013

  • Gary

    Peeps, I have just been informed that this show is 2 tickets from sold out. Please keep your RSVP updated so that if you're not going, someone else can take your spot.

    February 12, 2013

    • Deb

      So, we don't have to order ahead of time right? They have tickets set aside for your group and then we just pay the $5 upon arrival, as before?

      February 12, 2013

    • Gary

      Yes. They have 48 tickets set aside for us.

      1 · February 12, 2013

  • Gary

    Long time no see. Valerie.

    February 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately I can't make it this Saturday.

    February 10, 2013

  • Gary

    Huge is, well, not huge. The theater only seats about 100, they've asked me to cap this at 48. As of today, we have 38, so we still have some room. They are blocking some seats for us, which is cool Please keep your RSVP updated. It would be bad if they turned people away in order to accommodate us and then people didn't show up. I know I won't sleep at night if that happened and then I'd be really grumpy. You don't want to see me grumpy (just ask Sarah about it).

    February 4, 2013

  • Deb

    This is one of my favorite improv places to go - very creative team!~

    December 29, 2012

    • Gary

      That's good to hear, cause we all know what happens if Deb doesn't like a show. ;^)

      December 29, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Zombies?

      1 · December 30, 2012

  • Megan J.

    Out of town for daughter's swim meet

    December 29, 2012

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