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.
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.