Year: 2014

January 24th/25th: Homage, Listeners Like You, Dual Duel, and SC’s Funniest Comic

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Friday January 24th

Homage7:30PM –  Listeners Like You and Homage: Improvised Movie($8)

Friday’s early show displays the talents of several of Alchemy’s performers including the house team Homage, with their show the Improvised Movie. A half-hour set in the style of your favorite movies based on a single suggestion from the audience.

Listeners Like YouOpening for Homage is a throwback to March of 2012. NPR gets its support from their audience, as do the members of Alchemy’s soft-spoken, hard-hitting radio duo, Listeners Like You. A radio show and the behind the nitty-gritty behind the scenes are created for you before your eyes. No totebags, but a hilarious show is its own reward.

Come out for two teams making up one great show!

9:00PM – South Carolina’s Funniest Comic: Round 1B ($10)CFC

In a partnership with DSI Comedy in Carborro, NC, Carolina’s Funniest Comic now consists of a North Carolina and South Carolina bracket before the champion is crowned at the NC Comedy Arts Festival in February. Alchemy is hosting the South Carolina competition and Round 1 continues this Friday with some of the funniest comedians from the area. Each comic gets 5 minutes, and at the end of the night you -the audience- vote for your top 5 choices to move on to Round 2. Check the list below for Friday’s performers:

  • Evan Harris
  • Craig Holcombe
  • Justin Blackburn
  • Andrew Cummins
  • Jason Farr
  • Rex Swindoll
  • Nick Murphy
  • Jennifer Snyder
  • Rigel Pawlak
  • Lydia Currie

Saturday January 25th


Dual Duel7:30PM – Dual Duel: Competitive Improv Comedy ($8)

This Saturday’s 7:30pm show is Alchemy Comedy’s players in Dual Duel. Two duos in a head-to-head comedy competition for points and your laughs. There will be a few familiar games like those featured on the show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, as well as some Alchemy originals.  In this week’s show it’s Harrison and Meg on the Blue Team vs Nicole and Ben on the Red Team. Come out and help decide who walks away a victor, and who simply walks away. You may have seen improv games before, but since it’s all made up on the spot, you’ve definitely never seen this show!

9:00PM – South Carolina’s Funniest Comic: Round 1C ($10)CFC

In a partnership with DSI Comedy in Carborro, NC, Carolina’s Funniest Comic now consists of a North Carolina and South Carolina bracket before the champion is crowned at the NC Comedy Arts Festival in February. Alchemy is hosting the South Carolina competition and Round 1 concludes this Saturday with some of the funniest comedians from the area. Each comic gets 5 minutes, and at the end of the night you -the audience- vote for your top 5 choices to move on to Round 2. Check the list below for Saturday’s performers:

  • Michael Channing
  • Tom Emmons
  • Taylor Dorsett
  • Mona Lisa Harrison
  • Adam Schulte
  • Fray Forde
  • Adam Cook
  • Cary Goff
  • Jordan Wilson
  • Ben Burris

January 17th: Alchemy Improv Jam and South Carolina’s Funniest Comic Round 1A

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1272779_10201999795099126_1572562038_o7:30PM – Alchemy Company Improv Jam! ($8)

Alchemy’s training center has been educating Upstate residents and training up new performers since January of 2012. In those two years we’ve grown from four people to more than twenty-four. Friday’s 7:30 show will be a company-wide improv-jam with short-form games performed by new faces and old side-by-side. Come out and see a fun show as well as the wide range of talent on display at Alchemy Comedy week after week, month after month, and year after year.

9:00PM – South Carolina’s Funniest Comic: Round 1A ($10)CFC

In a partnership with DSI Comedy in Carborro, NC, Carolina’s Funniest Comic now consists of a North Carolina and South Carolina bracket before the champion is crowned at the NC Comedy Arts Festival in February. Alchemy is hosting the South Carolina competition and it kicks off strong this week with some of the funniest comedians from the area. Each comic gets 5 minutes and at the end of the night you the audience vote for your top 5 choices to move on to Round 2. Check the list below for this week’s performers:

  • Shivani Nadarajah
  • Jeff Felton
  • Miguel Osornio
  • Justin Thompson
  • Clint Nohr
  • Kennedy Robertson
  • Craig Longino
  • Carolyn Flower
  • Travis Ramey
  • Charlie Grey

Next IMPROV 101 Class Starts Tuesday, March 11th

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click here to register now!After our sold out Improv 101 class at the beginning of 2014, Alchemy Comedy Theater’s training center’s is happy to announce our next IMPROV 101 class will run Tuesdays, March 11th-April 15th 2014. Whether you are interested in performing and joining our company, or simply working on communication and collaboration in the real world, these comedy classes are for you. Here’s the information about the training center:

The school manager Harrison Brookie is a trained educator who has spent several years teaching public high school. He was also a resident instructor under Zach Ward at the DSI Comedy Theater in NC, which has heavily inspired our style and curriculum. Ever since then Harrison has served as the Artistic Director of the Alchemy Comedy Theater.

Each class runs once a week, for six weeks from 6:30-9:00pm. There is no comedy or theater experience necessary and all students get free admission to all Alchemy shows while they are enrolled in a class.

This introductory class will teach you the basic framework for doing comedic scenes. The focus will be on the fundamentals of agreement, relationship, character, environment, and fearlessness. You can register for the class online. If you have any questions call (864) 256-1467 or fill out this form and we’ll contact you!

January 10th: Dual Duel and Local Legends with Jerry Salley

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7:30PM – Dual Duel: Competitive Improv Games ($8)

This Friday’s 7:30pm show is Alchemy Comedy’s players in Dual Duel. Two duos in a head-to-head comedy competition for points and your laughs. There will be a few familiar games like those featured on the show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, as well as some Alchemy originals.  In this week’s show it’s Taylor and Griffin on the Blue Team vs Wendy and Andy on the Red Team. Come out and help decide who walks away a victor, and who simply walks away. You may have seen improv games before, but since it’s all made up on the spot, you’ve definitely never seen this show!

9:00PM – Local Legends with stories from the Jerry Salley ($10)JerrySalley

At 9:00 stories from a guest inspire scenes from the all-star cast of Local Legends. This week, see scenes based on the stories from Managing Editor of the Community Journals, Jerry Salley. Jerry works with writers, photographers, and designers to assemble several weekly publications including the Upstate Business Journal and the Greenville Journal, as well as occasionally writing himself. This Friday him telling stories is the big story when he takes the stage as this week’s Local Legend.