New York Comic Con Comedy party co-hosted by X-Files News Productions

CLICK HERE for tickets!!!

$25 plus 1 drink minimum
Proceeds from every ticket will benefit  St Jude’s Children’s Hospital
Co-Produced by XFN Productions, Broadway Comedy Club and Duchovniacs 

Hosted by Walt Frasier
INTERACTIVE IMPROV COMEDY by LMAO
Panel Discussion and Trivia hosted by X-Files News (Special Guests TBA)

Friday October 9, 2015 at 6pm
Doors Open at 5:30; Happy Hour Drink Specials;

Broadway Comedy Club NYC
318 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
Short walk or cab from Javits center
Near Times Square and Columbus Circle Trains

FULL CALENDAR of Improv at the Broadway CLICK HERE

LIVE Stand-Up Comedy Daily at the Broadway Comedy Club CLICK HERE for discount tickets

Saturday 3 & 8pm 9/5/2015 LMAO Improv at the Broadway Comedy Club NYC

Saturday September 5, 2015
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3pm Click here for tickets
8pm Click here for tickets

VIP Reserved
$60 includes drinks and stage-side seating

General Admission
$25 plus 2 drink minimum

CLICK HERE for full calendar of IMPROV at the Broadway Comedy Club NYC

CLICK HERE for full calendar of Stand-Up Comedy at the Broadway Comedy Club NYC

BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB
318 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
Times Square Theater District

We cannot tell you what the show will be about because your audience dictates the direction of every show. Our MC opens the program with a brief introduction to Improv and our show while he/she warms-up the crowd. Then immediately the cast breaks into song – an upbeat JIG based on audience suggestion. The next game would be Sound Effects, where two audience members are invited onstage to support two actors performing an original scene – again based on audience suggestions. The show continues in this manner for 75 minutes. The shows climax is usually FREEZE FRAME, where we get as many students on stage as possible to help create a human slide show. Show ends with another uptempo song such as the Blues or Hip Hop selection

 

TEACHERS & STAFF

waltfrasierbizcard

Catch Walt Frasier this Summer on TruTV’s “Friends Of The People” now in their 2nd season. Go to Netflix – RIGHT NOW!!! – to see Walter in Lilyhammer (Season 3, Episode 8 as the American comic performing at Steven Van Zandt’s Norwegian club. Also now on Netflix – Blue Bloods (Season 3, Episode 8 see Walter in spandex body suit in first 5 minutes as Arnie the Homeless Avenger. Royal Pains (Season 6 Episode 3) as the Choking Victim. Past credits include sketch bits on Letterman (9 episodes Various sketch bits), Stankervision (MTV2 Sketch Comedy), Naked Brother’s Band (NICK and short THE JOKE with George Lopez), Hair Trauma (WE) and numerous commercials including Dr. Oz’s Fat Pants. Theater Credits include Off Broadway, Touring and Regional Theater, Opera plus over 4000 professional Improv Comedy Shows with EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH (AKA LMAO Off Broadway. Improv 4 Kids, Improv 4 Teens, Absent Minded Comedy).

Follow @waltfrasier on Twitter – IF YOU DARE

 

Artistic Director, PATRICK REIDY is an actor, comedian, musician, and improviser in NYC.  He can currently be seen as a host and improv comedian at the Broadway Comedy Club for the Eight Is Never Enough and LMAO-NYCInteractive Comedy Shows as well as touring with their family friendly cousin, Improv 4 Kids.  He is also an established improv teacher, having taught for the Comedy Hall Of Fame and independent residences throughout the five boroughs.  As a sketch writer and performer his work has been featured onFunny Or DieCollege Humor, and the Absent Minded Comedy Show.  He is a graduate of Salem State University and has studied improv, sketch-writing, stand-up, and screenwriting at the Upright Citizens BrigadeThe Peoples Improv Theatre,andThe Annoyance Theater.  Yes, and he would love to help you with your next artistic project!

Follow Pat on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/thepatreidy

Amelia Fowler

NEW – See Amelia from last season on Blue Bloods, CBS!!!

melia Fowler, a native of Brooklyn, New York, can  be seen in the upcoming motion pictures “Top Five”, starring Chris Rock and “Learning to Drive” starring, Sir Ben Kingsley as well as “Monica Z”, directed by Per Fly as Ella Fitzgerald and “Orange is the New Black”, directed by Jodie Foster.  Amelia has been seen in commercial spots for Cablevision, the History Channel, IFC, as well as comedy venues throughout the U.S. with her fellow cast mates of the improv troupes “Comedy Sportz – New York City” and “Eight is Never Enough.” Amelia has also had the good fortune to perform in the GLAAD award winning “She Like Girls” at the Ohio Theater as Regina and her one woman show “Flozetta” performed at HERE as part of the “Downtown Urban Theater Festival” and the movie . Amelia currently serves as Client Relations Manager for EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH so if you are booking a private event or outreach program, expect a friendly call. Visit her website at AmeliaFowler.com

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Andrew Del Vecchio is a New York based actor, improv performer, and improv teacher. After graduating Celebration High School and being part of it’s inaugural season of the Off Book Productions theatre group he received a degree in Theatre Performance from the University of South Florida. He has been performing with Eight is Never Enough since the spring of 2011 and has also been teaching with the Comedy Hall of Fame Foundation for over 2 years. Notable projects: Critters Castaway (Busch Gardens Tampa), FILM: The Last 5 Years, Lie Maintenance, Rhapsody, The Amazing Spider-man 2 TV: Deception ONLINE: Fine Fiiine Production. You can follow him on his Facebook fan page or on Twitter, Instagram, and Vine at @AndrewJDV


Liz Lord has been a cast member of Eight is Never Enough presents Improv for Kids and LMAO since April of 2012. After receiving her theater degree from Earlham College, Liz came to the city to act, direct, and teach.  Favorite roles include Ophelia in Hamlet, Liz in Chicago, and She in The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year. She loves performing in new work as well, and has been on stage for many of New York Cities various theater festivals.  Liz has directed adults and children, and is the co-artistic director of the newly formed Three Bridges Theater.  Teaching has always been one of Liz’s favorite endeavors. She has worked with Americorps to bring arts education to low income families, taught literacy through acting with the Central Park Historical Society, and acted as an assistant director for the Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation.  Her favorite teaching position, however, has been teaching stand-up and Improv to kids with SGF Productions.

 

Christopher Catalano

Christopher Catalano, member of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH since 2007, was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. He worked on a shrimp boat, he did shows at the World’s Fair, and in the French Quarter. At the age of 15 he moved to Florida, and did theatre in Daytona Beach and surrounding areas before attending Florida State University. After college he moved directly to NY where he booked his first audition for a production of Romeo & Juliet. This was the first of many professional productions of the Bard’s work, as of 2015 he has performed Shakespeare in 38 states. Since returning to NYC, he has appeared onstage in over 75 plays (from Lanford Wilson to Trey Parker), and performed as an improvisational comedian over 500 times. As a writer he has had 5 plays produced and published, and his pilot, “Open Bar,” was a semi-finalist in Bravo Television’s reality competition, “Situation: Comedy.” http://www.christophercatalano.com/

Andrew Scannell

Since Andy moved to NYC in 2011, he has performed with 8 is Never Enough. While attending Salem State University, he was part of Grandma’s Third Leg, a brand new improvised comedy troupe. He hasn’t stopped doing comedy since. He also can be found performing at the Jekyll & Hyde Club, and commentating at Paragon League Wrestling in Woodbridge, CT under the name Chops McManus. (www.paragonleague.com) You can also find him doing karaoke somewhere. Give him a high five.
Twitter: @andyscannell  @chopsmcmanus
Instagram: andyscannell
Vine: andyscannell

Brian Simmons

Liz Lord

Nathan Armstrong

Nathan Armstrong has been seen in many productions, including recent tours of Phantom, Brigadoon, and Richard Sherman and Milt Larson’s new musical Pazzazz!  Other regional credits include Buddy, the Buddy Holly Story, Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes, Big River, and Joseph… He is also on the soundtrack for the feature  film Rock Slyde and has performed in venues worldwide, from the Hilton Hawaiian Village to festivals in the Czech Republic and Hungary.

John William Rhea

John William Rhea is made his debut with Eight is NEVER Enough in the fall of 2009 with LMAO Off-Broadway! Ever since then he has been busy doing Improv shows for school groups with EINE. In Los Angeles John performed Improv for three years at multiple venues. Recent stage credits include: The Sweetest Swing in Baseball, Moby Dick Rehearsed, The Laramie Project.  “Pirates be the best thing, thanks to those who believed in me and didn’t make me walk the plank!”

Lauren Kelston

Megan Reilly

Ariel Bethany

Thomas Burns Scully

Thomas Burns Scully is a British born writer-performer, now living and working in the States. He is a Max Fischer Award winning graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and has been performing with Eight is Never Enough since 2013. Notable projects as an actor include: appearing in the award-winning short film “The Boy Under the Piano”, the New York Times critically-acclaimed “A Girl Without Wings” (For which he also composed the score), and an upcoming appearance on Martin Scorcese’s HBO pilot ‘The Rock and Roll Project’. He has been playing the guitar and the banjo since age ten, and his work as a musician is available online. As a writer, his work has been produced on three continents. He also workshops new plays with his theatre group ‘Ruffian Productions’ and writes reviews and editorials for OnStageBlog.com/
http://thomasburnsscully.wix.com/thomasdbs
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Thomas-Burns-Scully/387088688070772?ref=hl
https://soundcloud.com/thomas-david-burns-scully

Robert Savage

STUDENT INTERNS

Steven Prestia

Steven Prestia is currently with Lauren Singer Talent.  He has appeared in various local plays and musical theater productions in addition to his comedic talents.   He can be seen in the indie film “The Great Kevini” and will soon appear on the HonestlyAmelia.com web series (S2 E4).  He is currently an Intern/Assistant Teacher with Improv 4 Kids on Saturday mornings and can be found performing at the Broadway Comedy Club with the Eight is Never Enough comedy troupe on select Saturday afternoons.

Brandon Ford has been a student of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH / LMAO since high school, where Brandon was a leader in the in-school weekly classes at Springfield Gardens, Queens, NY. Upon graduation high school, Brandon joined the team at schools and the Times Square club, performing along side the pros in K-12 out-reach shows and assistant classes and workshops.

 

LIVE Improv Comedy at the Broadway Comedy Club NYC

PUBLIC SHOWS IN NYC 
at the BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB

318 West 53rd Street, New York, NY
Times Square Theatre District

Saturdays 8pm LMAO Off Broadway
Our signature show, LMAO by EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH has played off-Broadway, top clubs, theaters, colleges, and corporate / private events. The cast creates original skits and songs on the spot based on audience suggestions and participation.
$25 plus TWO drink minimum
CLICK HERE to check for online ticket calendar.
Click date/time of show for discount ticket purchase.

Saturday 3pm LMAO OFF Broadway Family Matinees
AKA Improv 4 Kids, this show is fun for the whole family. Same great show, same great cast, and same fun venue and this comedy can be enjoyed by all. Ages 4 and up need a ticket. $25 plus ONE drink minimum (Sodas, Juice and Bottled Water available for kids of all ages). CLICK HERE to check for online ticket calendar. Click date/time of show for discount ticket purchase.

VIP TICKETS to PROFESSIONAL SHOWS
We have reserved he best stage side seats for VIP guest. Premium seats and a beverage is included. NO ADDITIONAL PURCHASE REQUIRED for VIP guest. $45-60, CLICK HERE to RESERVE your SEATS

GROUP SALES & PRIVATE EVENTS
We add shows daily for group sales needs and private event requests. WE host everything from Kids Birthday Parties to After Prom High School groups to College groups to Holiday Parties. We have an amazing Corporate Team Building Program.  CALL Walt Frasier for more information, dates and rates. 212-568-6560

NEW YORK IMPROV THEATER SHOWCASES

WE host daily showcases for NYC Improv Teams and guests in our city.  More info atwww.nyit.clubCLICK HERE for express event and ticketing calendar with built in discount code “NYIT”

K-12 OUTREACH
Improv 4 Kids
Improv 4 Teens

ON TOUR

Theaters
Clubs
Colleges
Corporate Events
Private Events
K-12 Outreach

Improv Comedy is a very versatile art form that can be presented in just about any event. Our shows have played Broadway Size mega theaters up to 1500+ seats as well as large hotel Ball Rooms. Conversely the show works perfectly at intimate clubs, student activities event spaces, hotel lounges, restaurants and even private homes.

We can turn any space into a comedy club. Or with simple sound help (wireless lapel microphones) the otherwise intimate show becomes an inexpensive alternative to Broadway Shows, like so many off-Broadway revues (“Forever Plaid”, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!” or “Forbidden Broadway”). Only Improv comedy usually appeals to both the Off Broadway crowd and a younger comedy crowd.

Best part about Improv for a presenter / event planner, there is far less overhead than a scripted show. Lack of props, sets and script removes 1000s in royalties and set up staff needs. In many cases you just have to turn on the lights and we are ready to go. And we bring you actors from TV, Film and Broadway at a fraction of

LMAO NYC FALL Classes Start September 12 at the Broadway Comedy Club NYC

CLICK HERE for calendar of classes. Select Date / Time for discounted registration
questions about classes? Email eightimprov@gmail.com

QUICK LINK – LIVE Stand-Up Comedy in NYC CLICK HERE for discount ticket calendar
QUICK LINK – LIVE Improv Comedy in NYC CLICK HERE for discount ticket calendar

Unless otherwise noted, all classes held at the Broadway Comedy Club 318 West 53rd Street NY NY 10019. Close to all Columbus Circle and  Times Square trains and buses.

LIST of FALL OFFERINGS for ADULTS

MORNING IMPROV JAM – Adults 18 & over
Saturdays 10am October 3 – November 21
Come out and play. Moderated by Patrick Reidy, Walt Frasier and/or other professional teaching artists from the ranks of LMAO. Every week we play warm-up, technique building and performance games. Last 30-minutes of every class is players’ choice. Class is poled for their favorite game and we play it! Free Coffee, Bottled Water and other Breakfast snacks provided upon arrival. Regular participants invited to monthly performance showcases on the stages of the Broadway Comedy Club NYC.
Drop in for $30 or pay $100/month.
Teacher – Varies every week
CLICK HERE for calendar and discount registration

NEW TEAM FORMATION SESSIONS
Sundays NOON October 4, 11, 18, 25
4-week program is designed to bring individual players together to create new teams. Looking for a new team? Looking for new teams to play to expand your reach? These sessions are designed for an intermediate level performer looking for direction. Patrick Reidy has directed many NYC teams and currently serves as Artistic/Casting Director for LMAO and numerous long-form showcases at the Broadway Comedy Club. Fee includes team-up, team direction, rehearsal space and guaranteed stage time on one or many status. After session completion, teams can continue to participate at showcases and negotiate additional direction as needed.
$100 for 4-week session
CLICK HERE for calendar and discount registration

MUSICAL IMPROV 1
Sundays 2pm October 4, 11, 18, 25
Every week, Walt Frasier will introduce and jam to various Musical Improv song styles – Jig, Blues, Rap, March, Doo-Wop, Madrigal, Opera, Broadway Musical, and more. Every session will begin with a simple vocal warm-up. To continue warm-up class will improvise a popular musical style or review of a style from previous week. We will have 1-2 new forms introduced every week – complete with info sheets on chord structures, rhyme scheme and tricks to master that song style. Class will end with jam of students’ choice. Those that attend all four classes will be invited to showcase November 1.
$100 for 4-week session
Teacher Walt Frasier
CLICK HERE for calendar and discount registration

LIST of FALL OFFERINGS for TEENS

AFTER SCHOOL TEEN IMPROV FUNTENSIVE
THURSDAYS 4pm October 1, 8, 15, 22
4 weeks of professional level Improv Comedy training for teens. The goal is to prepare this group of talented teens for a live performance in four weeks. Warm-up, technique and performance games played and mastered every week. No experience necessary but instruction is geared towards an advanced beginner / intermediate level.
$100 for 4-week session
Teacher Walt Frasier
CLICK HERE for calendar and discount registration

COMEDY 4 TEENS 13-17
Saturday Mornings 10am September 12 – October 31
Bonus Class Nov 7 10am ; Performance Showcase Nov 14 10:30
8 weeks includes instruction in Improv & Stand-Up Comedy. Every week students will play Warm-up, technique and performance games. Last 30-45 minutes of each class is a pseudo open mic session. Students start by sharing a story with the class, then through direction, improv and re-write craft that story into original stand-up comedy monologue material.  Some students turn the stories into sketches. NEW this fall, we will be inviting our more experienced student to create sketches to be filmed and shared via YOUTUBE (must get parent approval for each student)
$200 for 8 week program
Teacher Patrick Reidy
CLICK HERE for calendar and discount registration

LIST of FALL OFFERINGS for KIDS / TWEENS

COMEDY 4 TWEENS (Comedy 4 Kids II) AGES 10-12
Saturday Mornings 10am September 12 – October 31
Bonus Class Nov 7 10am ; Performance Showcase Nov 14 10:30
8 weeks includes instruction in Improv & Stand-Up Comedy. Every week students will play Warm-up, technique and performance games. Last 30-45 minutes of each class is a pseudo open mic session. Students start by sharing a story with the class, then through direction, improv and re-write craft that story into original stand-up comedy monologue material.
$200 for 8 week program
Teacher Andrew Del Vecchio
CLICK HERE for calendar and discount registration

COMEDY 4 KIDS Ages 7-10
Saturday Mornings NOON September 12 – October 31
Bonus Class Nov 7 NOON ; Performance Showcase Nov 14 12:30
8 weeks includes instruction in Improv & Stand-Up Comedy. Every week students will play Warm-up, technique and performance games. Last 30-45 minutes of each class is a pseudo open mic session. Students start by sharing a story with the class, then through direction, improv and re-write craft that story into original stand-up comedy monologue material.
$200 for 8 week program
Teacher Liz Lord
CLICK HERE for calendar and discount registration

 

TEACHERS & STAFF

waltfrasierbizcard

Catch Walt Frasier this Summer on TruTV’s “Friends Of The People” now in their 2nd season. Go to Netflix – RIGHT NOW!!! – to see Walter in Lilyhammer (Season 3, Episode 8) as the American comic performing at Steven Van Zandt’s Norwegian club. Also now on Netflix – Blue Bloods (Season 3, Episode 8) see Walter in spandex body suit in first 5 minutes as Arnie the Homeless Avenger. Royal Pains (Season 6 Episode 3) as the Choking Victim. Past credits include sketch bits on Letterman (9 episodes Various sketch bits), Stankervision (MTV2 Sketch Comedy), Naked Brother’s Band (NICK and short THE JOKE with George Lopez), Hair Trauma (WE) and numerous commercials including Dr. Oz’s Fat Pants. Theater Credits include Off Broadway, Touring and Regional Theater, Opera plus over 4000 professional Improv Comedy Shows with EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH (AKA LMAO Off Broadway. Improv 4 Kids, Improv 4 Teens, Absent Minded Comedy).

Follow @waltfrasier on Twitter – IF YOU DARE

 

Artistic Director, PATRICK REIDY is an actor, comedian, musician, and improviser in NYC.  He can currently be seen as a host and improv comedian at the Broadway Comedy Club for the Eight Is Never Enough and LMAO-NYCInteractive Comedy Shows as well as touring with their family friendly cousin, Improv 4 Kids.  He is also an established improv teacher, having taught for the Comedy Hall Of Fame and independent residences throughout the five boroughs.  As a sketch writer and performer his work has been featured onFunny Or DieCollege Humor, and the Absent Minded Comedy Show.  He is a graduate of Salem State University and has studied improv, sketch-writing, stand-up, and screenwriting at the Upright Citizens BrigadeThe Peoples Improv Theatre,andThe Annoyance Theater.  Yes, and he would love to help you with your next artistic project!

Follow Pat on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/thepatreidy

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Andrew Del Vecchio is a New York based actor, improv performer, and improv teacher. After graduating Celebration High School and being part of it’s inaugural season of the Off Book Productions theatre group he received a degree in Theatre Performance from the University of South Florida. He has been performing with Eight is Never Enough since the spring of 2011 and has also been teaching with the Comedy Hall of Fame Foundation for over 2 years. Notable projects: Critters Castaway (Busch Gardens Tampa), FILM: The Last 5 Years, Lie Maintenance, Rhapsody, The Amazing Spider-man 2 TV: Deception ONLINE: Fine Fiiine Production. You can follow him on his Facebook fan page or on Twitter, Instagram, and Vine at @AndrewJDV


Liz Lord has been a cast member of Eight is Never Enough presents Improv for Kids and LMAO since April of 2012. After receiving her theater degree from Earlham College, Liz came to the city to act, direct, and teach.  Favorite roles include Ophelia in Hamlet, Liz in Chicago, and She in The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year. She loves performing in new work as well, and has been on stage for many of New York Cities various theater festivals.  Liz has directed adults and children, and is the co-artistic director of the newly formed Three Bridges Theater.  Teaching has always been one of Liz’s favorite endeavors. She has worked with Americorps to bring arts education to low income families, taught literacy through acting with the Central Park Historical Society, and acted as an assistant director for the Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation.  Her favorite teaching position, however, has been teaching stand-up and Improv to kids with SGF Productions.

 

STUDENT INTERNS

Steven Prestia

Steven Prestia is currently with Lauren Singer Talent.  He has appeared in various local plays and musical theater productions in addition to his comedic talents.   He can be seen in the indie film “The Great Kevini” and will soon appear on the HonestlyAmelia.com web series (S2 E4).  He is currently an Intern/Assistant Teacher with Improv 4 Kids on Saturday mornings and can be found performing at the Broadway Comedy Club with the Eight is Never Enough comedy troupe on select Saturday afternoons.

Brandon Ford has been a student of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH / LMAO since high school, where Brandon was a leader in the in-school weekly classes at Springfield Gardens, Queens, NY. Upon graduation high school, Brandon joined the team at schools and the Times Square club, performing along side the pros in K-12 out-reach shows and assistant classes and workshops.