Comedy, City Picks


When: Fri., Nov. 18, 7-11:30 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 19, 7-11:30 p.m. 2011

There’s been a lot of unintentional improv going on recently. Like Herman Cain’s zinger response on who the president of “Uzbeki-beki-stan-stan-stan” is (the video is worth YouTube-ing). But nobody does improv justice like Theatre 99. The annual Improv-A-Thon is a two-day event featuring 16 different performances by several groups from across the Southeast. “We have all these people from across the region coming who speak the same language, but are bringing in their different dialects,” Theatre 99 co-founder Brandy Sullivan says. Dirty South Improv, one of the premiere groups from North Carolina, is on the bill, as well as the Village Theater from Atlanta, who Sullivan calls “total badasses.” You’ll have the option of seeing all the shows, or you can purchase a ticket for a single act. “Everyone is kind of coming and going, so it’s really got this party atmosphere,” Sullivan says. The proceeds from the weekend will help the venue accommodate out-of-town performers during the Charleston Comedy Festival in January.

Abigail Darlington

Price: $5/show, $20/full pass

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