Originally started in Hell’s Kitchen in New York, The Improv is now a world-renowned, nationwide chain of top-notch comedy clubs that bring in the biggest names in comedy. Here, you’ll be able to see such acts Nate Bargatze, Whitney Cummings, and Maz Jobrani. Historically, The Improv was a regular haunt of such legends as Richard Pryor, George Carlin, and Jerry Seinfeld. In Houston, you can see comedians of all kinds in front of the iconic Improv red brick wall.
ComedySportz is the place to go for rapid fire, family-friendly improv games. Two teams compete for laughs in a variety of improvised scenes with suggestions given from the audience. The unscripted antics of ComedySportz, or CSz, players will be the highlight of your week. And you won’t have to worry about taking kids. Even if they won’t get all of the jokes, they won’t hear any obscenities or offensive language. At CSz, any bad language will draw a “brown bag foul,” where the offending player must wear a brown paper grocery bag over their head and sit out for the remainder of the scene.
The Station Theater is one-stop shopping for all your comedy needs. They feature improv and sketch comedy shows and classes in improv and sketch writing. All shows are BYOB, and there are various improv groups in the same place, so if one show doesn’t fit your taste, there are always options! If you’ve always been told you’re the funniest one in the office or you would just like to build your creative thinking or confidence, try out an improv class and let your imagination run wild.
When you’re wondering what to do with your night, look no further than one of these comedy clubs. You’re sure to have a fantastic time!