The Improv to Open in Atlanta!
The Improv standup Comedy Club and dinner theatre is coming to Atlanta. The Improv, perhaps best known for its A&E network show An Evening at the Improv, was founded by Budd Friedman in New York in 1963.
It started expanding in 1975 when it opened its legendary second location on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood California. For almost a half century, The Improv Comedy Clubs have remained the premiere stages for live comedy. Over the decades, the talent who has played center stage represents the Who's Who of American Comedy, including Richard Pryor, Billy Crystal, Lily Tomlin, FrEddie Prinz, Andy Kaufman, Eddie Murphy, Jerry Seinfeld, Tim Allen, Jay Leno, Chris Rock, Dane Cook, Ellen Degeneres, Jamie Foxx, Adam Sandler, Jeff Dunham, and Dave Chappelle.
"We are thrilled to pick Andrews Entertainment District in the heart of Buckhead as our 24th US location. After researching the Atlanta market, and geographical areas we decided Buckhead was a great start to our expansion plans into Georgia," said Budd Friedman and Mark Lonow, partners of the Improv. "We chose Andrews Entertainment District, as the perfect location, with 8 other well managed nightlife establishments in the same location we thought this was a great fit for us."
"Our vision started 10 years ago when we opened East Andrews Cafe & Bar. To create a place where all ages could enjoy dining, entertainment, and nightlife in one location. What an honor, 10 years later to attract such a strong national brand as the Improv into the district," said Stephen de Haan President of Andrews Entertainment District.
The Atlanta Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre will be located at 56 East Andrews Drive NW, Atlanta GA 30305. More information can be found at www.theimprovatlanta.com.