July Has So Many Comedy Guests

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Friday, July 17th

This Friday at 7:30pm features stand-up comedy from Asheville’s Tom Scheve. Tom has performed at the Laugh Your Asheville Off comedy festival, Cape Fear Comedy Festival, Scruffy City Comedy Festival and was a finalist in the 2013 Rocky Top Comedy Competition. Tom has enjoyed working with the likes of Joe DeRosa, Ryan Singer, Tim Northern, Joe Zimmerman, Tom Simmons and Jarrod Harris, among others. Tom has also produced hundreds of shows under the “Disclaimer Comedy” banner. This show will feature Nick Murphy, along with Andrew Van. Then at 9pm for Local Legends, Tom will be telling true stories to inspire improv.

 On Saturday we’ll have our regular weekly King of the Mountain improv show followed by our randomized sketch comedy show!

Tuesday, July 21st

On July 21st a very special Tuesday comedy showcase will host stand-up comedy show from Stewart Huff (featuring Krish Mohan). Nationally Touring Comedian, Stewart Huff is on the road across the Midwest and the South. Stewart has performed in Comedy Clubs, Theaters, Bars, College across all 50 states and is bringing his unique & honest brand of comedy to  Greenville. He has been featured in the documentary “Road Comics: Big Work on Small Stages” and was a writer for Adult Swim on Cartoon Network. Huff was a finalist at the Boston Comedy Festival and voted ‘Best in the Fest’ at the Aspen Comedy Festival, as well the HBO Las Vegas Festival. Stewart has also been heard on NPR radio stations, seen on Wall St. Journal and Nuvo discussing comedy and life on the road.

Just a few days later on July 23rd, there will be a comedy double header on Thursday. Following an improv student showcases at 7:30pm, we are hosting stand-up comedy from the “Carolina’s Funniest Comic” Finalists Tour. Right in the middle of their Southeast tour (GA, SC, NC, VA) the finalists from our annual comedy competition can all be seen together. Chad Cosby (Carrboro, NC), Mike Brocki (Charleston, SC), and Jason Farr (Greenville, SC) will rock your Carolina.

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Friday, July 24th
On Friday, July 24th at 9pm, after our weekly Unscripted show, the all-star Local Legends team turns true stories into improv comedy. With guest storyteller  Leighton Cubbage this s a show you don’t want to miss. Leighton is a recognized leader and corporate visionary in Greenville and the world. He’s been South Carolina Entrepreneur of the Year,and Boy Scouts of America – Man of the Year. Also, guest playing in the show is improv guru and founder of Chapel Hill’s DSI Comedy Theater Zach Ward.

On Saturday we’ll have our regular weekly King of the Mountain improv show followed by our randomized sketch comedy show!


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Weekly Improv Games, Sketch Comedy, and Local Legends

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Dual Duel
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm

For the month of March Alchemy’s annual Dual Duel March Madness Improv Competition returns! The prelims will take place every Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm. These shows will features four teams of two going head to head (to head to head) for your laughs and your votes. You may have some games like this on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, but here the points matter.  Audience votes determine the winner who moves on and goes home with a women’s volleyball trophy. The losers just go home!

Local Legends
Fridays at 9pm

Local Legends is Alchemy’s flagship improv comedy show. With a different special guest storyteller each Friday night, this fully improvised show is brand new every time. The personal stories told by local celebrities inspire a series scenes made up right before your eyes. Here are our guests for the month:

  • March 6th: Wallace Krebs, Walking Dead zombie
  • March 13th: Jamie Costa, Celebrity Impressionist
  • March 20th: Brian Coker, Local Actor
  • March 27th: Improv comedy inspired by stand up comics

Sketch Review
Saturdays at 9pm

Also starting in March, Saturdays at 9pm will also be our weekly scripted sketch comedy show. Although all the sketches are written and rehearsed beforehand, the order -decided by the audience- is random. Every show features new sketches and, of course, a new order. Some pieces are poignant and some are political. Some are serious and some are absurd. Some are musical and some are silent. It’s everything you would expect from a formal sketch revue, but in review!

Stand-up Comedy in Early February

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For the first half of February, the Alchemy Comedy Theater will be featuring some amazing stand-up comedy acts!


Friday, Feb 6th: Carolina’s Funniest Comic SC Finals

After some great improv comedy at 7:30pm, the finals for South Carolina’s Funniest Comic will be at 9pm. Audience vote decides the winner! The top 2 SC finalists will compete along with the NC finalists in Chapel Hill, NC!

*There also two improv shows on Saturday, Feb 7th. Competitive improv comedy with King of the Mountain and improvised movies from Homage and Double Feature.


Friday, Feb 13th: Ben Palmer’s (ATL) “The Picture Show”

Following our Improv 101 student showcase, “The Picture Show” conceptualized by local Atlanta comedian Ben Palmer. Palmer describes, ‘The Picture Show’ as, “Stand up comedy mixed with a projector… stock photos come to life. Show starts at 9pm.

Saturday, Feb 14th: “Laugh Your Chocolates Off” Charity Show

Following another improv student showcase and in collaboration with the Junior League, come a comedy show for a good cause. All the proceeds for this perfect Valentine’s Day date will go to “A Nearly New You” charity.

New South Comedy Festival this Week!

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ALCH_NS_Web_Logo_Color_LargeThis Wednesday to Saturday, November 5-8th, will feature over 80 out-of-town improv, stand-up, sketch, and musical comedy guests from NYC, Chicago, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Richmond, Chapel Hill, Charleston, Raleigh, Wilmington, Charlotte, and here in Greenville, SC. All shows will take place at the Alchemy Comedy Theater located at 1 East Coffee Street Greenville, SC. Seating is limited, it is suggested you pre-purchase tickets. The full show schedule is below:








Improv comedy from

  • Alchemy’s 101 Students
  • Haymaker (Greenville)
  • Mock Turtle Soup (Clemson)
Improv/musical comedy from

  • Alchemy’s 201 Students
  • Charlotte Comedy Theater
  •  Reformed Whores (NYC)


Sketch comedy from

  • Alchemy’s Sketch Review (Greenville)
  • Unstoppable Failure (Charlotte)
  • Pineapple-Shaped Lamps (Wilmington)
Stand-up comedy from

  • Rusty Haynes (Raleigh), Matt White (Wilm.), JM (Raleigh)
  • Nick Bennett (Greenville)
  • Joseph Reese (Chicago), Ben Palmer (Atlanta)


Improv comedy from

  • Now Are the Foxes (Charlotte)
  • Human Fireworks (Charleston)
  • Zach and Jill (NC and MN)
Improv comedy from

  • Local Legends All-stars (SC, NC, MN)
  • North Coast (NYC)
Improv comedy from

  • Far Sketched (Anderson)
  • Group Hug (Chapel Hill)
  • Middle Management (Richmond)


Improv comedy from

  • Skibbereen (Chapel Hill)
  • Pigeon (Richmond)
  • CLUTCH (Charleston)
Stand-up comedy from

  • Jason Farr (Greenville), Andy Cummins (Greenville), Andy Rider (Charleston)
  • Steve Howze (Richmond)
  • Boris Khaykin (NYC)
Improv comedy from

  • Drum Machine (Minneapolis)
  • Bone Cracker (Chapel Hill)
  • North Coast (NYC)
Festival finale with

  • Live Bearded Ones Podcast (Greenville)
  • Improv All-stars (USA)