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New York's finest improvisers join forces with New York's finest poets in a unique format that is part comedy show, part poetry feature and completely unpredictable.
It all begins with an exquisite corpse written collaboratively, line-by-line by the audience beforehand. The improvisers then delve in, building an entire world around the themes and imagery of the poem and inhabiting it with a cast of characters that are wildly funny, heartbreakingly tragic, and everything in between.
Along the way, the show is fueled by the amazing work of published poets, national slam champions, and up-and-comers from around the country and across the globe, shaking the rafters and rousing souls with original poetry that is raw, personal and profound.
The whole show ends with the performance of a brand new poem written on the spot and inspired by the entire show. It's comedy, it's poetry, it's theater and art. It is everything you came to this New York to see.
The cast includes performers and poets with credits from This American Life, NPR, The Onion, The Second City, The Truth Podcast, Reductress and Story Pirates.
"Kiss Punch Poem is a rare find... uproarious and heartfelt." – Time Out Chicago
"[KissPunchPoem] celebrates the fresh and surprising associations that are generated by both improv and poetry." - The American Reader
"Their performance took me back to the formative years of the slam. It was exhilarating." – Mark Smith (founder of Slam Poetry)
Obnoxious strangers, overbearing bosses and unrequited high school crushes are about to get a piece of your mind...
The Friday Night Sh*w invites audience members to anonymously write down their repressed rants, cursing-outs and sultry confessions to fuel a fast-paced brawl of hilarity.
The cast includes a fistful of NYC's best improvisers and Magnet faculty with credits on 30 Rock, Comedy Central, MTV, The Second City, The Onion, Just For Laughs, Story Pirates, NPR and at least one Primetime Emmy loser.
Before the show, audience members may anonymously submit written confessions which the improvisers will use onstage.
Now, doesn't it feel good to get that off your chest?
Kyle Schaefer, Nick Abeel, and foley artist Kelsey Didion perform a LIVE, shot-for-shot remake of the greatest movie of all time!
We all have our nostalgia flick: one movie that blew our pre-adolescent minds with its epic story, special effects, and iconic score. Part spoof, part tribute, this highly theatrical version will be intensely physical, imaginative, and silly, using only specific costume pieces and rudimentary props to recreate iconic moments from the film.
You may know Ian Harvie as Margaret Cho's opening act, a cross-country headliner or a groundbreaking trans comedian unafraid to joke about subjects no other comedian has ever touched. Harvie (with the help of executive producer Cho) unveils his first-ever live standup comedy special, poking fun at topics from top surgery, to his fear of public restrooms, to his active sex life. Harvie's unique act queers the traditionally macho, sex-obsessed world of stand up in ways you won't believe, proving that laughter cuts across all gender identities and ultimately unites us all. You can see co-starring on the new TV series Transparent on Amazon, out at the end of September.
The hilarious brand of fast paced comedy that made Face Off Unlimited famous has finally come to the heart of New York City. From the creators of BATSU!, comes an all out comedy win to start off your Friday Fun-day! Face Off has recruited and trained some of the brightest rising stars of the stage and screen, and took away their scripts! Watch what happens when teams of these expert improvisers compete in Times Square's comedy championship match!
Improv Face Off features two teams of master improvisers competing to bring the funny in this all out comedy win! Using audience suggestions, they create sidesplitting comedy on the spot! So damn funny you won't believe its improvised!
The Made-Up Musical sings and dances its way onto the Magnet Theater stage with a one of a kind musical comedy every week! After an interview with an audience member, the cast weaves together a full one-act musical, complete with all the songs, trappings and melodrama you'd expect from our friends on Broadway.
High-Powered improv from Magnet's own Super Groups. Our resident ensembles gather to dazzle audiences with various forms of improv comedy. The forms are constantly evolving, and no two shows are the same. Come see what your favorites are up to this week.
High-Powered improv from Magnet's own Musical Super Groups. Our resident ensembles gather to dazzle audiences with a completely improvised musical. No two shows are the same; come see what your favorites are up to this week!
The creators of NYC's Japanese game show BATSU!, the "Wacky Spectacle" (NY Magazine) and CBS NY calls one of the "best things to do in NYC," are at it again with their latest creation, a sizzling hot comedy experience destined to change "Ladies' Night" forever with our sexy hot men dishing it out.
Acclaimed comedy company, FaceOff Unlimited, hailed by The New York Times as "Really Funny," has teamed up with entertainment veteran and award-winning Executive Producer John Lant to once again redefine the audience experience and innovate improvisational theatre! Nads is a laugh-out-loud ladies' night of fun that any fan of "guy candy" won't want to miss, girls or boys.
Mix a little "Whose Line is it Anyway?" with a little "Magic Mike," then stir in some drink specials with a table full of your besties, and you have the recipe for a perfect girls' night out!
The men of NADS are all accomplished stars of the stage and screen, and by far the hottest men in comedy.
The Queen's Secret Improv Club is an improv comedy collective, comprised of invited indie teams and QSIC auditioned House teams. Performing regularly in the burgeoning comedy capital of Queens known as Long Island City, the QSIC's mission is to collect and exhibit only the finest specimens in the genus of live, spontaneous comedy. The QSIC offers club memberships to theater-goers in lieu of individually ticketed shows. Members of The Club enjoy free admission to shows, as well as access to drink specials.
A weekly round of Russian Roulette featuring two veteran improv teams perform in their own unique and seasoned styles.
Saturday at 6pm - The PERFECT time to get your jaded mind blown by four excellent improv ensembles. Will the local neighborhood kids be driven wild by their new forms and structures? Yes. Will you? The Rundown features different groups each week and a stellar mix of experienced veterans with up-and-coming performers ready to bring it.
A weekly comedy variety show featuring improv, sketch, and standup from New York's rising stars.
Two of Chicago's most highly regarded Second City veterans, TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi, have been entertaining New York audiences for the past 10 years with their brand of long-form improvisation at The Barrow Street Theatre. Fans of TJ and Dave forever marvel at their technique, mental dexterity, and uncanny ability to create incredible, hour-long instant plays out of thin air (without audience suggestions).
"Reliably one of the best improv performances in the city." - New York Times
"Nick Kanellis & Peter McNerney's fantastic late night show is upbeat and impressively layered improv that is always worth checking out." - Splitsider.com
"Improv duo Nick Kanellis and Peter McNerney meld playful physical transformation and careful scenework in a weekly show that delivers an impressively quick and detailed overlap of events in its conclusion." - TimeOut New York
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Watch 6 of New York's best improvisers perform organic freeform improvisation in two mind blowing parts.
The Weave is an organically improvised tour-de-force. Each scene blends and bleeds into the next as the players work seamlessly together to establish totally different worlds that eventually meld together. There are no wrong moves, and when organic connections are made, there is nothing funnier.
"Playing to a packed house of comedy fans, the formless improv features the best of Magnet's current crew."- Splitsider
"Best Weekly Show"- Splitsider