The cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH delivers high energy fast paced interactive comedy improvised on the spot based on audience suggestions. Every 5 minutes the MC interacts directly with the crowd and you decide what the next scene or song is about. Politics, Sports, your favorite TV shows and films and New York City itself all serve as topical subjects. Many games require the help of audience volunteers on stage to more directly steer the comedy pros. NO TWO SHOWS ARE EVER THE SAME!
All professional comedy cast includes international talent from STAGE, TV and FILM including WALT FRASIER (Billions, Friends of the People, Royal Pains, Blue Bloods, Letterman, MTV), AMELIA FOWLER (Top Five w/ Chris Rock, Power, Bull, Mysteries of Laura, Orange is the New Black, Blue Bloods), THOMAS BURNS SCULLY (Comedy Central’s Broad City, HBO’s The Rock n’ Roll Project, and IVANA MENDEZ (StartUp on SONY Crackle, Wrecked on TBS).
3p Matinees are all ages friendly.
7:30 Shows are similar to PG-13 movies.
EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv Comedy is celebrating 16 years in Times Square, New York and very excited to announce their new series, Saturdays nights at LOL Times Square. The club is just a 1/2 block from TKTS at 711 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019, between 47th & 48th Street. CLICK HERE for discount tickets! Better than groups sales rates thanks to the folks at nycomedytickets.com
A division of Improv Theater LLC 212-568-6560 firstname.lastname@example.org Call/Email for info about private events – corporate workshops for team building, leadership, sales and service, holiday parties, interactive characters, murder mystery and more…
COME BE A PART OF THE SHOW!
EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH
LOL Times Square
711 7th Ave, NYC 10036
$20 plus two drink minimum CLICK HERE for discount tickets!
We want all of our amazing team building clients to come and enjoy the show. If you think the workshops are fun, wait till you get on stage in these interactive performance. 3-4 games (Improv term for various skits and songs) invite audience on stage to more closely steer the comedy direction. Bring cameras to catch your colleagues and/or loved ones on stage with the pros.
Most of the performers are also our teaching artists in your corporate events with us. Many have appeared on TV. ALL are hilariously talented singer-actor-comics that deliver the laughs.
While these shows are not meant for kids, they are still appropriate for corporate team activities. A true PG-13 sensibility, the shows are edgy in energy and style by stop short of raunchy. Politics and pop culture scandals are handled with a broad brush. Nothing is safe but nothing is destroyed either. No one would leave feeling offended. Rather, our goal is provide therapy in laughing off the most stressful news in our worlds.
Join us for an adult playground as Walt Frasier presents his Improv Comedy Workshop, a public version of his popular Corporate Team Building programs. Bring the office team or come to self enrich as we play a series of games that deliver laughs while building self confidence, public speaking and other skills that enhance acting performance as well as management/leadership, sales, service and team. Talk to teach about join our upcoming weekly sessions.
Did we mention we will be serving caffeine and carbs? At 9:45 we will have the coffee ready with bite sized donuts.
Walt Frasier has hosted shows & workshops for teams from JP Morgan Chase, Bristol Meyer, IBM, Morgan Stanley, Master Card, American Express, NYC Schools (DOE VENDOR), Microsoft/BING, Twitter, Louis Vuitton, Coach, Home Depot, Enrst & Young, GM, KRAFT, UBS, UNILEAVER and 100s more smaller/local firms.
Bring your team to the Broadway Comedy Club for a Improv Team Building Session. We have Breakfast, lunch and happy hour menus or just do the workshop and grab food elsewhere. Or bring this program to your Office, Retreat or Holiday Party. Interactive Comedy Shows, Workshops and more.
Pictured Top to Bottom – Walt Frasier and other Elves dance Gandom Style and interact with guests 2010. Walt Frasier as Santa with CEO John Mack 2007. Same event Improv Comedy Show – Human Slide depicting previous year’s party 2007.
Teacher, Walt Frasier
Walt Frasier, a NYC based artist, has a diverse performance career that now include costar roles on TV (CBS Blue Bloods, USA Royal Pains, NETFLIX Lilyhammer, NICK Naked Brothers Band) and Sketch comedy bits on TruTV’s Friend’s of the People and CBS’s Late Night with David Letterman (9 episodes 2006-2007) and TruTV’s Friends of the People (2016). In 2002 he co-founded the Comedy Troupe, EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH which still performs weekly in Times Square and tours nationwide to colleges, corporate events and K-12 Outreach. Mostly known today for his Improv Comedy, Frasier still sings weekly in churches and previously has performed in Operas (Bronx Opera, Riverside Opera, Amalfi Festival) and Musicals (Fiddler – Gateway Playhouse, Scarlet Pimpernel – 2nd Nat’l tour, NYC Fringe Festivals). Favorite past roles include Rodolfo (La Boheme), Henry VIII (Man for All Seasons), Harold Hill (Music Man), The Prince KArl Franz (Student Prince). Most fun on set to date must be working with Stevie Van Zandt in Norway on the Lilyhammer series finally written and directed by icon from the E Street Band. But a close second was filming Royal Pains in Puerto Rico. Walter may be most recognizable for his role in two commercials as Dr. Oz’s Fat Pants, which was later discussed on David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel and Pierce Morgan. However, Walt Frasier is always most at home performing live.
Happy Hour Improv Team Building October Special. We are excited to offer this special program that includes show & workshop – perfect for smaller teams and those looking for high impact on a budget.
Happy Hour Improv Team Building NYC Special
5:30-6:30 Private Workshop
Your team will work with one of our professional teaching artists. Play a series of games that break down walls and build strong bonds. Improv is a powerful tool for team building as well as leadership/management, sales, service and education. Develop self confidence, public speaking,
7pm VIP Seating at Public Improv Comedy Show
TICKETS Just $50pp includes a drink (Minimum $500/10 guests). NO ADDITIONAL PURCHASE REQUIRED
$500 for up to 20 guests PLUS Happy Hour Menu $35pp plus tax/service includes 2 drink tickets plus mini buffet of sliders, wings, fries, chips (including gluten free options) and dips (guacamole, hummus, salsa)
$500 WORKSHOP two hours, one teaching artist, up to 20 guests (recommended). Additional Guest $25
$800 SHOW 60-minute show for up to 40ppl. Additional Guest $20
2018 Catering Options:
COFFEE & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST $20pp
Coffee, Juice, Bottled Water plus Bite Sized bagels, croissants, donuts,
Platters of assorted wraps (including vegetarian options), salads, chips, cookies and unlimited nonalcoholic beverages. Upon request add beer/wine ala carte at special rates.
HAPPY HOUR $35pp plus tax/service
2 drink tickets plus mini buffet of sliders, wings, fries, chips (including gluten free options) and dips (guacamole, hummus, salsa). Limited to events 5-8pm Monday-Thursday.
COCKTAIL PARTY $60pp plus tax/service
2.5 hour open bar, Fruits, Veggie and Cheese Platters plus passed hors d’oeuvres and buffet of bites – antipasti, bruchette, pizzette, quiche, sliders, sliders, wings and more. A step up from our Happy Hour menu plus more flexibility of timing.
ITALIAN BUFFET $80pp plus tax/service
Trays of mixed greens, Caesar salad, pasta with red and white sauce, chicken Marsala with Open Bar and Bites
In Improv Comedy, “YES!” is all about accepting your colleagues and their contributions to the team. “YES” is Psychological Safety! As we play Improv games we are all equals, regardless of age, experience, race, creed, personality etc. We create a safe space and level playing field for all to play. We accept our colleagues 100% as is. EVERYTHING they say and do. We do not judge. We do not fear.
“AND…” is all about contributing valuable work and information to the team. We are not going to let our colleagues do all the work by simply saying “YES!” We are going to take this to the next level by accepting our colleagues work and building upon with our own contributions, supporting everything that comes before our new addition.”AND…” is Performance Drive, coming from within.
When the whole team embraces “YES! And…” we enter the learning zone together. The entire team is now personally engaged in the success of the team. This brings out the best in all of us. We leave ego and insecurity behind. We trust ourselves and our team. We now are hyper focused on team success and its goals. The entire team accepts and overcomes challenges together. The entire team wins.
Join us for a fun after work Improv Comedy Show. We have presented this show for 100s of teams from New York and beyond. The cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH create original Improvised Comedy based on audience suggestions and participation. Since 2002 over 6000 show sin Times Square and touring nationwide! July 24 already sold out to a private group. With enough notice we can shut down for a private show as well. Tickets to July 17 & 31 7pm Shows are currently available for public sale. Bring your team early for a private workshop and catered happy hour menu (Drinks, finger foods etc). $25 at the door and the troupe’s main site. FREE TICKETS available to you via form below.
Tuesdays 6:30 Bar opens for Happy Hour
7pm Interactive Improv Comedy with guest Comics
Broadway Comedy Club, 318 West 53rd Street, NY NY 10019 TICKETS $25 at the door FREE when you register via form /links below
There is a two drink minimum per guest
July 17 Line-Up
The New York team is home based at the Broadway Comedy Club, 318 West 53rd Street (Close to Times Square and Columbus Circle Subways) and offers a variety of options for shows, workshops and catering. This team currently services events in Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston MA and as far east as Pittsburgh PA on a regular basis. In the past 15 years, clients include teams from JP Morgan Chase, IBM, Morgan Stanley, Johnson & Johnson, Bloomberg, Master Card, American Express, NYC Schools (DOE VENDOR), Microsoft/BING, Twitter, Louis Vuitton, Coach, Home Depot, Enrst & Young, GM, KRAFT, UBS, UNILEAVER and 100s more smaller/local firms.
Actor/Comic Walt Frasier made his TV debut in sketch comedy, appearing in multiple episodes of Late Nite with David Letterman (As Tiger Woods / Lance Armstrong , Horse Jockey, Heckler and more), MTV2’s STANKERVISION with Yukko the Clown, most recently on TruTV’s Friends of the People, appearing in a scene with “Lil Rel” Howery (TUBER SKETCH). Frasier’s TV career also includes filming a scene for “Royal Pains” (Choking Victim Saved by Dr. Hank) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Lilyhammer (American Comic at Stevie Van Zandt’s Club Flamingo) in Oslo, Norway and numerous NYC sound stages for Dr OZ and other commercials. In the past 25 years Frasier has appeared on stages, colleges and events all over America, a few in Canada, and a brief opera thing in Italy in the 90s, but we don’t talk about that anymore, unless drinking red wine. In 2009 The Comedy Hall of Fame named Walt Frasier the Director of Instruction.
Amelia 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
Samuel Van Wyk is an actor/improvisor based in New York City. As an improvisor, Samuel has performed for thousands of students and adults. He has also lead Improvisational workshops for all ages from kindergarten students to senior executives and everything in between. Samuel has lead workshops on the benefit of improv in a business setting for professionals in the education and medical field as well as corporate clients like IBM, Bing, and JP Morgan. As an actor, Samuel works in TV, Film, and Theatre. Samuel has appeared in such TV shows as Evil Talks, Diabolical, and Mysteries at the Museum. Favorite stage roles include Malcolm (The Full Monty), Hal (Proof), and Snoopy (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown!).
Ivana Méndez was born on March 12, 1993 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is an actress, known for Casi Casi (2006), StartUp (Two Seasons as Marty Freeman’s Daughter – 2016) and The 100% Perfect Girl (2015).
Thomas Burns Scully was born in North Wales, where he spent the first few years of his life, but was predominantly raised in the Sultanate of Oman, where his family moved at a young age. He studied at ‘ABA, An IB World School’ in Muscat and became a stalwart of the school stage in his teens. He began working as a voiceover actor with the Oman Ministry of Education at a young age, and has continued working as a voice actor since. Thomas was accepted to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, where he spent two years learning the craft of professional acting. His classes included Masterclasses with Tony Winner and Oscar Nominee Frank Langella. On exiting the Academy, he was awarded the Max Fischer Award for Outstanding Growth as an Actor. He is now a working New York stage and screen actor, and regular improvisor at family favorite improv comedy show ‘Eight is Never Enough’, and the critically-acclaimed ‘On The Spot’ improv team. His work has included the New York Times critically-acclaimed ‘A Girl Without Wings’, Time Out Critics’ Pick ‘BritBits 8’, the BAFTA nominated short ‘The Boy Under the Piano’ and countless more projects for professional and commercial gain.
HAPPY HOUR Corporate Comedy Team Building is our most popular option, this perfect nugget fits after any work day or training session. Times are flexible but here is the typical program. This program is very economical for teams of any size that need to unwind without a major commit in time or budget. Even better we have recently reduced our minimums to allow more groups to participate. EMAIL to discuss fees, dates and other booking options.
5:30pm COCKTAIL 1/2 HOUR
(We will have the bar open by 5pm for early guests)
Happy Hour starts with drinks and snacks. Many would say this is enough to call dinner, or a perfect hold over to a bigger feast. Platters of sliders, wings, fries, chips and dips (hummus, guacamole, queso, salsa etc). We always include vegetarian and gluten free options. Every guest gets 2 drink tickets (open bar and other options available). Food & Drink service continues through out the event.
6:00 pm WORKSHOP The team, under the direction of our teaching artists, plays a series of games. Our Rule #1 – HAVE FUN but never any anyone else’s expense. Rule #1 in Improv “YES! And…” is all about accepting your team and their contributions then adding on with details that forward the story and while supporting everything our team has offered. While playing these games the team begins to relax and have fun. We encourage the entire team communicate clearly their offers. Everyone engages is in listening to the team. Listening is define as “a willingness to change” based on what is heard. Together we create original stories and scenes. Through out we include tie ins to psychological safety and other corporate team concepts. But we truly achieve psychological safety simply by laughing together and supporting each other in the games. We let down our walls of insecurity and ego. We build strong bonds of trust. We also teach how to use these games every day to bring laughter into the office and start the day/meetings with smiles.
7pm LAST CALL
Have one more beverage and snacks as we wrap the evening.
7:15 Optional Improv Comedy Show Finish the evening by watching the pros play. You can still play too. The entire shows is improvised based on your suggestions. And we invite many on stage to play with us in games. For larger groups (30+) this will be a private show. For smaller groups, you will have VIP seating stage side OR pay a small extra fee to shut the show down for private session. Guests can continue to order drinks ala carte if they have used all their drink tickets, or we can work out a 3-hour open bar package.
THE HAPPY HOUR DEAL***
We have lowered our minimum commitment from 20ppl to 10ppl, to allow smaller groups to participate in this amazing deal!
$850 flat up to 10ppl
Includes a 2-hour private event, 1-hour workshop with our teaching artist, and happy hour menu catering – sliders, wings, fries, chips and dips (guacamole, and 2 drink tickets/guest good for beer, wine and mixed drinks (plenty of non alcoholic options as well). All taxes and gratuities included.
FREE TICKET TO A COMEDY SHOW
We will give each guest two free tickets $50-60 value) to come back and see a show. If you redeem these right away for the 7:15 Improv, NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE (Additional drinks ala carte optional). If the tickets are used in the future the club imposes a 2-drink minimum.
PASTA & SALAD
Add $10pp additional we will add Primavera Pasta (Fresh Garden Vegatables w/garlic & oil) and Mixed Greens Salad. Both offer some additional healthy and vegetarian choices, turning the happy hour menu in a full dinner.
Add $10pp for a a tray of Chick Marsala – Sauteed Chicken Cutlets and Mushrooms in a wine sauce.
CATERING CATERED TO YOU We work with a number of local restaurants to cater the best for any taste/budget. Let us know your dream menu and/or budget caps and we can design the perfect evening for you and your team.
EMAIL to discuss fees, dates and other booking options. We can customize this package to fit your budget, schedule and tastes. The above reflects our most popular options but we can upgrade menus to suit your tastes, or shave off some perks to meet your budget constraints. We try to offer the greatest flexibility possible to meet your team’s needs.
The New York team is home based at the Broadway Comedy Club, 318 West 53rd Street (Close to Times Square and Columbus Circle Subways) and offers a variety of options for shows, workshops and catering. This team currently services events in Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston MA and as far east as Pittsburgh PA on a regular basis. In the past 15 years, clients include teams from JP Morgan Chase, IBM, Morgan Stanley, Master Card, American Express, NYC Schools (DOE VENDOR), Microsoft/BING, Twitter, Louis Vuitton, Coach, Home Depot, Enrst & Young, GM, KRAFT, UBS, UNILEAVER and 100s more smaller/local firms.