Harold Night (feat. Epic and Writer's Room): Long-form Improv Comedy

Thursday December 5, 2019 from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM

This weekly show brings some of Greenville's best long-form improvisors together with a classic format called the Harold. Starting with a suggestion from the audience, our performers will create a 20 to 30 minute theatrical show on the spot. Sometimes it'll feel like a play and othertimes like a dream: the scenes build, push, crash, and fold into each other... themes, characters, patterns, and ideas all might appear and reappear... the original suggestion might come back into focus in surpising ways. But you never know—and neither do we!

This week, Epic will open the show and Writer's Room will close out the show while bringing their unique Long Form Improv to life.

Epic is coached by Jeremiah Jones and features Jacki Flynn, Emily Kelly, Walter Ezell, Mona Lisa Harrison, Melissa Wright, Katie Steenerson, and Will Hixon.

Writer's Room is coached by Jason Underwood and features Ben Sunderman, Cindy Pury, Jenn Maness, Mary Stork, Phillip Whiting, Travis Mattews, and Veronica Sampson.

The Harold is not only the show that got long-form started, it's also the foundation of the classes we offer in our training center! The Harold was developed by Del Close and Charna Halpern in the 1960’s at the iO Theater in Chicago and is now performed in improv comedy theaters from LA to NYC and everywhere in between. Famous comedians like Chris Farley, Mike Meyers, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and many others started their career with Harold-based improvisation and continue to use the style today.