LMAO OFF BROADWAY Returning to Times Square
After a busy summer touring nationwide, LMAO OFF BROADWAY - the interactive musical Improv comedy show by EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH - is Back in Times Square at the Broadway Comedy Club (318 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019). Tickets are now on sale for 3pm and 8pm shows every Saturday ($25 at the door or via Theatermania 866-811-4111; Group Sales SGF PRODUCTIONS 212-568-6560). Discount tickets, updated schedules and more information at www.8improv.com
It has been hard to focus on Kimye and Bey-Z strife while fielding real life drama issues such as Ferguson, Mo protests and rioting, War in Gaza and Ukraine and Mexican Border. But this is the cast to handle it all. Add in some Justin Bieber underwear ads and there is no shortage of topical material to lampoon these days. No two shows are never the same as music, sketch and interactive games are created on the spot "Whose Line IS It Anyway"-style based on audience suggestions and participation.
The NYC Cast features Walt Frasier (Lilyhammer, Royal Pains, Blue Bloods, Letterman, MTV), Amelia Fowler (OITNB, Finally Famous with Chris Rock, Learning to Drive with Ben Kingsley), Andrew Del Vecchio (Deception, Last 5 Years The Movie), Patrick Reidy (College Comedy, Funny Or Die), Andy Scannell (CTWE Professional Wrestling), and many more.
New for this production run is a TWO FOR ONE show line -up at 8pm. Saturdays in August, LMAO is pairing up with "Phantom at the Improv". From the minds of Jordon Scott Gilbert and Philip Lakin "Phantom" reinvents Gaston Leroux's classic - A mysterious love triangle. A haunting phantom. And an audience full of ideas! On September 13, "Magiquist" - Magic and Ventriloquism by Matt Bailey - Joins the lineup. Future guests will feature top NYC comedy, music and variety acts.
Saturday Matinees (and a few Sundays) feature the family friendly fair also known as Improv 4 Kids. Not just for younger audiences, this smart show keeps the language and subjects clean while still tackling top political and pop culture scandals.
The cast is offering a series of classes and workshops before show weekly. Check out the website to register kids, teens and adult students.