MAY 2019 PUBLIC Events – Bring the whole team or unwind on your own with loved ones

MAY 2019 PUBLIC Events – Click links below for discount tickets and registrations to shows (75-80% off) & classes (50% off) .  EMAIL for group sales and private show/workshop needs

MAY 2019 PUBLIC Events

May 2019 Public Events
May 2019 Public Events

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.

May 2019 Public Events

SYNERGY: CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PARTNERSHIPS

SYNERGY: CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PARTNERSHIPS

For 15 years we have delivered powerful programming for both Corporate Teams and K12 Schools (via our sister program Improv 4 Kids). IN an effort to expand our mission to a great number of corporate teams and schools we may have the perfect solution for both.

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SYNERGY: CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PARTNERSHIPS

Before 2008, companies spent millions on providing employees retreats to Caribbean Islands, big parties and other team building programming. Beyond our usual shows and workshops, we were paid a small fortune to send actors to Puerto Rico, Jamaica and Disney just to walk around and play characters, set dressing events.

Then 2008 happened and it seemed that ALL activities were cancelled.

After a couple years it was clear teams needed time to play and unwind, but each penny needed to be justified for educational purposes etc. Our company responded. Our model become less company party shows and interactive (murder mysteries and costumed characters roaming the crowds) and more team building workshop driven.

It turned out that these Improv workshops were even more fun than before. We were able to fill a valuable need, teaching team, management, service and sales skills while delivering fun downtime away form the office.

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MEANWHILE…

While everyone else stopped laying for a couple years, our educational outreach division flourished. This massive expansion to averaging 300 shows/year for K12 schools at first was due to non-profit budgets being affected by the 2008 crash a year later. In that time we made our mark and developed schools and other community center clients that remain with us today.

We deliver shows and workshops for students as well as professional development for teachers. Akin to our corporate programming, these incredibly fun programs deliver valuable educational tools.

We also bring the PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY concepts into schools. Students that fear failure do not participate.  Many of these students fear far more, with troubling situations at school, home and in the neighborhood.

Synergy

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP…

The students that need our programs the most simply cannot afford the resources we provide, despite – as with many of our corporate programs – we under value our services (compared with many other programs).

We try to do deals with Title One Schools and simply cannot come down to a rate they can afford. In many cases they call begging for free programs – they have no budget but are in desperate need of the support we give.

So we have been looking for a sponsor for years to help subsidize programs for those that need us the most. Or more correctly put – we have thought for years, without active pursuit, that we could increase our impact on the communities that need us most with the help of sponsors. Sadly we just did not know where to start.

Until now….

SYNERGY between TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES and SPONSORSHIP

We work with a few teams from large companies (Have you seen our client list?).

The New York Team … 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.

These companies that spend millions in ad buys and sponsorship deals. These same companies could use more of our services but it is hard to justify those team building expenses to investors.

BUT…

How about a package deal that subsidizes programs for your teams AND educational outreach to Title 1 Schools ALL PAID FOR BY MARKETING BUDGET!!!!

Simply increasing our rates on a single team building event to those comparable to our biggest competitors, would allow us to donate shows to 10 schools.

Meanwhile your company would be reaching 5000+ teens as well as their their teachers, parents and admin via marketing materials, study guides and social media branded with your logo and thanking you for your generous support, subsidizing the education and mentoring of the future work force.

Teaching these students the same skills we teach your teams, we are creating teens that are better students and future employees.

We can even have one of your representatives attend and say hello at the events. We could do a T- Shirt. We could do a video on social media. While our basic package is a game changer, we could deliver in a number of ways. We can even post signs at our club where we host field trips, corporate events and public shows. The venue sees as many as 5000 guests/week attending comedy shows and private events. We also share a lobby with the building of both residence and office spaces upstairs.

Synergy

Leveraging our loyal following…

Our key to success since 2003 is our ability to offer a lot for a little. High Impact Low Cost. Our reach via live audience, online videos and social media is not huge but quite focused.

Our client base is moderate but highly loyal. Our success is our repeat clients – public audience, students and private event clients (corporate and K12 outreach). Most folks that read this blog have engaged us in some fashion in 2 ore more events. We have dozens of clients that are approach and/or surpassed their 10th year with us.

 

HAPPY HOUR Corporate Comedy Team Building

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.

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Happy Hour Workshops at the Broadway Comedy Club, 318 West 53rd Street, NYC 10019

HAPPY HOUR

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.

Corporate Comedy
2017 Workshop for Microsoft, Bing Executive Accounts Sales Division

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
$75/additional guest
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.

CHICKEN MARSALA
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.

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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.

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