Atlanta Improv Opens

The Andrews Entertainment District is solidifying its spot as the place to spend an evening in Buckhead with the opening of the Atlanta Improv.

Atlanta is the newest location of the renowned stand-up comedy club and dinner theatre that has more than 20 locations around the country.

Founder Budd Friedman and comedian (and Atlanta native) George Wallace took the stage Thursday night at a kickoff show for the theatre that featured headliner Owen Benjamin of TBS’s Sullivan and Sons. Up and coming comic Jamie Ward was the host of the evening, and Gene Pompa entertained as the opening act in front of the iconic brick wall.

The Atlanta Improv will showcase nationally touring comics at up to five shows a week, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening. Each show has three stand-up acts, including local comedians like Ward who auditioned for a chance to make Atlantans laugh.

The dinner menu includes an assortment of bar favorites plus sushi created next door by master sushi chef Saito Saito at Czar Ice Bar. There are plenty of creative cocktails as well as wine and beer.

Here are the upcoming acts:
October 25 – 27: Henry Cho from Comedy Central’s What’s That Clickin’ Noise
November 1 – 3: Bobby Slayton (Pitbull of Comedy)
November 8 – 10:  Lachlan Patterson from Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham
November 29 – December 1: Maryellen Hooper as seen on Jay Leno, Dennis Miller shows
December 6 – 8: Sean Patton as seen on Conan and Jimmy Fallon shows

For more information including show times and tickets visit www.theimprovatlanta.com. The Atlanta Improv theatre is available to rent for private events and corporate functions.

Atlanta Improv, located inside the Andrews Entertainment District at 56 East Andrews Drive NW in Buckhead.

photo courtesy: Chuckyfoto

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