30 Hour Greenville Comedy Marathon This Weekend!

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The Alchemy Comedy Theater will be holding its third annual Comedy Marathon June 10-11, featuring the best of Greenville Comedy for 30 hours of non-stop entertainment (more than twice as long as last year’s event). The marathon will kick off with a live podcast celebrating the Greenville Comedy Scene at 6pm, and continue through Saturday night with vast sampling of improv, stand-up, storytelling, and sketch comedy (full schedule below). Individual tickets are $10 per show or you can purchase a $30 all-show pass.

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All Alchemy events including the Marathon are held in Greenville’s iconic Coffee Underground Theater.


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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.



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

Christmas & NYE Shows, Stand-up Competition, Improv Classes

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The Alchemy Comedy Theater has hilarious live comedy shows every Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and 9pm. This holiday season we have several upcoming shows to fit the season:

  • Friday, December 18th at 9pm: Local Legends: Improv inspired by Carols from Brian Boughner
  • Saturday, December 19th at 9pm: Truth Be Told: Storytelling show on the theme JOY
  • Saturday, December 26th at 9pm: Femmeprov: Comedy Improv from Ladies for Everyone



Ring in the new year downtown with the Alchemy Comedy Theater. This show features stand-up comics Jason Farr (named SC’s Funniest comic 2014), Jake Sharon (recent transplant from Austin, TX), and headliner Boris Khaykin (from NYC). Second half features them and the cast of Local Legends for an all-star improv set! Before and after local DJ, Bradezone, will help us party.

At 9:30pm the cash bar in gallery adjoining the theater will open with light horderves. Then at 10pm the show starts with an all-star and completely improvised show. Then we’ll provide champagne for the countdown to 2016!



Give the gift of the art of an improv comedy class to someone in the Greenville area. Whether they are interested in performing and joining our company, or simply working on communication and collaboration in the real world, these comedy classes are for everyone. To see when our next class is offered visit our education page. This certificate can be used for any of the 101 classes offered in 2015. 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 while they are enrolled in a class. You can also give a gift certificate to our live shows!


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Now accepting comics for the 2016 Carolina’s Funniest Comic competition! To confirm a spot you must register by midnight Monday, December 21st, 2015 (Registration Fee $20). The funniest comedians from North Carolina and South Carolina will compete for $1500 in cash and prizes. The SC shows will run throughout January at the Alchemy Comedy Theater. Audience vote decides the winner!