Classes

Summer Improv Classes, Kids Day Camp, and 30 Hour Show Marathon

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Photo taken at our recent Mother’s Day show featuring kiddos and mamas

Since 2011 the Alchemy Comedy Theater has taught hundreds of students the art and the joy of comedy improvisation in our regular 6 week courses. On Saturday, June 3rd we have a condensed all day Improv 101 intensive (9am to 5pm with a lunch break). There is no comedy or theater experience necessary and all students get free admission to shows for the weekend. Those who go through this course will also be eligible to take the Improv 201 intensive the following Sunday to Thursday nights from 6:30-9pm (June 4-8th). These classes are for adults, but we also have a half-day summer camp for kids (ages 8-11) that runs Monday to Friday on June 19th-23rd.


Once a year, the Alchemy Comedy Theater pulls an all-nighter, the Greenville Comedy Marathon! If you like comedy, there’s something in here for you. Offering THIRTY hours of comedy, the Marathon features your Greenville comedy favorites from Alchemy Comedy, No Expectations Comedy, Laughing Stock Improv, and visiting guests from across the Upstate!

We’re also continuing the tradition of challenging four brave comedians to attempt the totally possible – 12 shows in 12 hours, overnight from Midnight-Noon! This year’s All-Nighter Cast includes Wendy Pisor, Stacey Cherubini, Nico Estevez, and Nate Oulette, and for the first time we are offering a special challenge to our fans – attend all 12 hours of the All-Nighter challenge, and you could win a spot in our next Improv 101 class! Think you can last?

For a full list of shows check out our Facebook event or head over to Eventbrite to reserve your seat. Individual tickets are available for all shows, or see every show in the marathon—and save $75—with a 30 Hour Pass! Shows from Midnight to Noon are FREE!

And of course, with 7 shows every week, there are plenty of chances to get off your couch and laugh!

Next Improv 101 Starts Monday!

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improv101Since 2011, the Alchemy Comedy Theater has been committed to teaching the art of improv comedy throughout the Greenville area. 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.

Our next introductory class will start next Monday, August 8th. In this safe and creative environment you’ll learn the basics of improvising a scene. This class will focus on the fundamentals of agreement, support, relationship, characters, environment, and bringing boldness to the stage.

This class will run once a week on Mondays, for six weeks from 6:30-9:00pm. There is no comedy or theater experience necessary and all students get free admission to Alchemy Comedy shows while they are enrolled in a class. With the date so close go ahead and register online or you can call at (864) 256-1467.

March Madness Improv & Spring Comedy Classes

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It’s heating up! Every March the Alchemy Comedy Theater becomes a full on comedy battle royale! This year 30 duos of Alchemy players (and a few out of town guests) are pairing up to compete for laughs and your vote to be named this year’s March Madness Dual Duel improv champions. You may have seen some games like this on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, but here the points matter. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30pm three teams of two go head to head (to head) where improvisers will be eliminated, dreams will be made, and one team will move on to the final rounds.

This Thursday at 7:30pm will be the kickoff show for our annual improv tournament hosted by last year’s winners, Grandiose! Then at 9pm, Slimprov, our first ever Duel Dual champions (way back in 2012) will blow some minds and melt some hearts.

 

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We also have our new season of classes starting up soon. 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. Our next Improv 101 class requires no previous comedy or theater experience and starts on April 10th at 6:30pm.

Our annual Kids & Youth Summer Camps as well as our Adult Summer Intensives are also online now. The Alchemy Comedy Theater is committed to teaching the art of improv comedy throughout the Greenville area so let us know how we can bring it to you!

 

Thursday Carolina’s Funniest Comic Contest & January 4th Improv 101

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The best comics of the Carolina’s compete for your laughs and title of “Carolina’s Funniest Comic”

This week marks the beginning of our new Thursday night of shows! If you didn’t get a ticket for this Thursday’s New Year’s Eve Show we are sold out. However, in addition to our regular Friday and Saturday night shows, the Alchemy Comedy Theater will now be offering live comedy every Thursday starting with our annual Carolina’s Funniest Comic contest. Over 60 of the funniest comedians from SC and NC will compete for $1500 in cash and prizes. The SC shows will run Thursday nights in January. Purchase your tickets online now for only $8. Your vote decides the winner!

Next Improv 101 class starts Monday, January 4th
Next Improv 101 class starts Monday, January 4th