Summer Improv Classes, 500th Show, and Comedy Marathon!

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Check out all the awesome stuff happening with our cast over the next 2 weeks


Improv Intensive Classes

Every summer we run special intensive improv classes to make it easy to get tons of comedy fun in even less time! We offer a a day-long Improv 101 intensive on Saturday, June 6th AND the following 5-day Improv 201 intensive from June 8-12th. Take just one for our usual class price OR sign up for the 101 class and then use the promo code “both” to get 50% of Improv 201! We also offer a week of Kids and Youth Improv summer camps from July 20-24th. The only thing more fun than watching improv is doing improv!

500th Show Celebration

Starting from our original weekly shows in the fall of 2011, we now have improv, stand-up, and sketch comedy shows every Friday & Saturday at 7:30 and 9pm. This Friday at 9pm will be our 500th show in downtown Greenville, SC. Buy your ticket now for our flagship event Local Legends with guest storytellers musical duo Valentine Wolfe!

Greenville Comedy Marathon

In just 2 weeks you can see 12 straight hours of comedy by performers from throughout the Upstate. Saturday, June 13th will be our annual Greenville Comedy Marathon. From Noon to Midnight you can see everything from improv with SCCT’s youth team, stand-up from the best of No Expectations Comedy, some of our favorite scripted comedy sketches, improv comedy from GLT’s improv team, and everything in between! $12 gets you an all-day pass!


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Carolina’s Funniest Comic Stand-up Competition

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Carolina’s Funniest Comic 2015  has 80 comedians from North and South Carolina that will compete for over $1500 in cash and prizes and the first ever CFC Comedy Tour. Audience vote decides the winner! The SC preliminary shows will be Fridays and Saturdays in January, at the Alchemy Comedy Theater in Greenville, SC. The winner will be crowned South Carolina’s Funniest Comic. The top 2 SC finalists will compete along with the NC finalists in Chapel Hill, NC!


SCFC Finals: Friday, Feb 6th 9PM (BUY TICKETS)

  1. Michael Brocki (Charleston)
  2. Jeremy McLellan (Charleston)
  3. Shivani Nadarajah (Greenville)
  4. Tom Emmons (Greenville)

Top 2 move on to the CFC FINAL Round in Chapel Hill, NC and receive a free hotel room.

CFC Finals: Sunday Feb 16th 9PM (each comic performs 15 min)

Winner is named CAROLINA’S Funniest Comic

[FINALS PRIZE BREAKDOWN: Top prize: $1000, Carolina’s Funniest Comic Title and FREE entry into the 2016 NC Comedy Arts Festival and New South Comedy Festival, Second: $300, Third: $150, Fourth: $50; Alchemy and DSI Comedy Theater will sponsor the Top 4 Comics on a regional tour of at least 4 clubs in 2015 (support will include: headshots, marketing materials, professionally produced clips, and stipends to subsidize travel & lodging).]

Dana Carvey, Dennis Milller, and Kevin Nealon at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena

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Alchemy brings local comedians live to you every week, but if you are looking for comic of a national kind check out the newly renamed Bon Secours Wellness Arena. There 3 classic Saturday Night Live alumni will be in Greenville one night only! Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.

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Dec 28th: Celebrating Comedy at Home

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Alchemy ChristmasFor the final Friday in 2012 the Alchemy Comedy Theater will be closed. We will be practicing our comedy at home with family and friends and suggest you do the same. Since we have no more shows for the year, it’s worth noting a few ways this has been a great year for us:

  • Almost a 100 shows in Greenville with over 2500 customers total
  • Outside shows in Chapel Hill, Charleston, Minneapolis, and Arden, NC
  • Over 90 classes completed by students from our training center

Many of those include students taking each of our levels of classes, some who have joined our theater company. Since January, we’ve gone from our 4 founding members to a company of 12 (and continuing to grow). Thank you so much to our loyal audience and talented performers.

If you are interested in going from the sidelines to the stage, we have improv classes with no comedy or theater experience necessary. For Christmas Day only, if you register for our January 8th Improv 101 class and type in the promo code XMAS, you will get $50 off!

Merry Christmas,

Executive Producer and Artistic Director,

Harrison Brookie