Boston >Adult and Continuing Education > Improv Asylum
216 Hanover St, Boston, MA | Directions 0211342.362972 -71.055489
Box Office Hours:
Tue. 2pm 9pm
Wed. 12pm 9pm
Thu. 12pm 9pm
Fri. 12pm 11pm
Sat. 12pm 11pm
Sun. 2pm 9pm
Neighborhoods: Central, North End
If money is no object – If you have it to spend then go ahead but if times are tough and you want to have fun that wont break your pocket then go somewhere else. Tickets are priced between $16 and $22 per person.
Really, truly terrible and unfunny – Went with two friends, we all hated it. We did not laughed a single time. The positive reviews must be fakes!!!
This place is very over rated in all ways. – I can't believe anyone really enjoyed this childish show. A couple of the actors were great but as a group it is nothing like the Improv in Cambridge club. To much money for way to little fun.
Childish and overpriced – Horrible time all around. The actors had a better time than the audience. The wait staff were rude and we felt like we were a pain when we signaled for a drink and had to wait 15 minutes.
Not that funny – The waitress is to pushy. The worried more about selling drinks than the show. I'll pass next time. Some people were yelling and ruining the show. Some other people that had been there before said that happened last time too. Certainly not like the TV Show Who's Line Is It Anyway " at all.
Definitely Interactive – Audience participation fuels the comedy, fair share of hecklers as mentioned in others reviews, but that's probably because they are really pushy about drinks. I'm from NYC and even the comedy clubs here don't push alcohol on you as much as this place did. Not sure I'd rush to go back, but I had a nice time with my group there.
Hilarious! – This crew is just fantastic. My boyfriend and I have been back twice now and laughed just as hard each time. Improv Asylum is good if you're looking for something different to do in Boston. It might not be for everyone but just keep an open mind and you'll have a good time.
Horrible Night – Went to the asylum to release some stress from a day of studying...which turned out to add to the problem. In my days of being of age, I was refused service at the bar and even had my license confiscated. The show was particularly poor & was rarely funny, which was an opinion that me and my group of 4 all shared. Furthermore, it was even worse considering the row of sloppy drunks in front and behind me, who felt it was necessary to yell obscenities during the performance, not in between during the crowd input phase. Even worse, they were still being served drinks despite their raucous behavior. I want my money back.
I just didn't laugh that much. – Nice try but it fell short. With the exception of a few skits, improv or otherwise, I just didn't find myself laughing all that much. It's a cheap evening out which is about the only reason I'd consider going back.
One of the Funniest Improv Venues in the Country – My mom, my boyfriend and I all LOVED the "Yankee Swap" death match show. It's about half improvised and half scripted, and the cast has great timing and great energy. This is right up there with "Second City' in Chicago or "The Groundlings' in LA. I highly recommend it for everyone, and I'll be bringing all my out-of-town guests. Plus it's right on Hanover Street in the North End so you have a million restaurants to walk to. Beware the Thursday night free buffet though - really scary looking pasta.
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