Eight Is Never Enough Improv Comedy Off Broadway Times Square NYC

Schedule

Sat Apr 10 2021 at 03:00 pm to Sat Aug 31 2024 at 04:00 pm

UTC-04:00

Location

Broadway Comedy Club | New York, NY

Interactive Musical Comedy improvised based on audience suggestions and participation. Come be a part of the show!
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New York Improv Theater presents EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv Comedy, an interactive musical comedy show, with skits and songs improvised based on audience suggestions and participation. Our MC warms up the crowd and interacts every 4-5 minutes asking your favorite movies, tv show, pop culture/sports/politics stories etc. Every show features 3-4 musical numbers plus 3-4 chances for audience to hop on stage and help personally steer the comedy direction.

Fans have seen the show at THE NY Improv, World Famous Laugh Factory, Caroline's on Broadway, touring nationwide and now, since 2011, at the Broadway Comedy Club.

The only all paid professional cast improv comedy cast in New York city plays weekly in Times Square NYC, hosts private groups at our Manhattan theater and tours theaters, clubs, schools and events. This show is comparable to a PG13 comedy (smart adult humor, wo the raunchy content, but edgy, fast paced energy), and considered corporate, college campus and even, for most, family friendly.



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Laurice Fattal

Executive Producer, Member since 2002, Laurice has worked in casting, directing, and writing with professional companies based out of NYC, MD and DC. Laurice has written and performed in dozens of sketch comedy digital shorts for LMAONYC. Other credits include the Indie short mockumentary: P.O.O.P: The Movie, Writer/Director of The Top 8 at Eight (original web series), Fox & Friends. Musicals/Operas: Amahl and the Night Visitors (Riverside Opera NYC), 27 Santa’s & and Elf Called Kevin, The Phantom Tollbooth – By Sheldon Harnick, The Lounge @ Under St. Marks. In addition to developing the concept for “Eight is NEVER Enough!”, she is thrilled to be the co-founder of “IMPROV 4 Kids!” and Bully Assemblies NY – both are outreach programs that currently tour K-12 schools.


Walt Frasier

Artistic Director, Member since 2002, International TV credits include Blacklist (NBC 2023) Billions (CBS), Friends of the People (TruTV), Blue Bloods (CBS) Royal Pains (USA), Lilyhammer (NETFLIX, Filmed in Oslo, Norway),Naked Brothers Band (NICK), Fat Pants (Dr. Oz Promo), Late Night with David Letterman (9 eps), Hair Trauma (2 eps, WE). Walter is a New Yorker since 1997, but grew up in Maryland, getting his theatrical start in Washington DC area. Walter has also performed internationally in theater (mostly musicals), music and even Opera.


Amelia Fowler

Member since 2009, Amelia is a native of Brooklyn, New York and proud to have performed in works like “POSE”, GLAAD award winning play “She Like Girls” and her one woman show “Flozetta” performed at HERE as part of the Downtown Urban Theater Festival. Amelia has also been seen in commercial spots for Cablevision, the History Channel, IFC, as well as comedy venues throughout the Northeast with her fellow cast mates of the improv troupes “Comedy Sportz-New York,” and “Eight is Never Enough.” She is also totally psyched about projects she is anxiously awaiting to be released like, “Are You Happy Now” and “The Many Saints of Newark”.


Evan Schultz

Member since 2009, TV/Film: 30 Rock, Law and Order, Gossip Girls, Fringe, Cupid, When in Rome. This New York native is a graduate of Wagner College with a BA in Theatre Performance as well as Voice and Speech. Off Broadway: LMAO, Isabelle and the Pretty-Ugly Spell, The Gayest Christmas Pageant Ever. Off-Off Broadway: Lost Boys or an Awfully Big Adventure, JAR’D, Isabelle and the Pretty-Ugly Spell, Hollywood-Hollywood!, Booth! The Musical, Dickens Condensed. Regional Theatre: Shrek The Musical, Jekyll and Hyde, Seussical The Musical, A Wonderful Life, Grand Hotel, Into The Woods, James And The Giant Peach, The Wizard Of Oz, Harry Connick Jr’s The Happy Elf, Sleeping Beauty, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Touring Theatre: Improv4Kids, Charlotte’s Web, 1776, A Christmas Carol. Thank you to all for the love and support!

Patrick Reidy

Member since 2010, Patrick is an actor, comedian, musician, and improviser in NYC. He can currently be seen as a host and improv comedian at the Broadway Comedy Club for the Eight Is Never Enough and LMAO-NYC Interactive Comedy Shows as well as touring with their family friendly cousin, Improv 4 Kids. He is also an established improv teacher, having taught for the Comedy Hall Of Fame and independent residences throughout the five boroughs. As a sketch writer and performer his work has been featured on Funny Or Die, College Humor, and the Absent Minded Comedy Show. He is a graduate of Salem State University and has studied improv, sketch-writing, stand-up, and screen writing at the Upright Citizens Brigade, The Peoples Improv Theatre, and The Annoyance Theater. Yes, and he would love to help you with your next artistic project!


Nathan Armstrong

Member since 2011, Nathan has been seen in many productions, including recent tours of Phantom, Brigadoon, and Richard Sherman and Milt Larson’s new musical Pazzazz! Other regional credits include Buddy, the Buddy Holly Story, Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes, Big River, and Joseph… He is also on the soundtrack for the feature film Rock Slyde and has performed in venues worldwide, from the Hilton Hawaiian Village to festivals in the Czech Republic and Hungary. In addition to producing, Nathan has vast experience in corporate management and sales.

Thomas Burns Scully

Member since 2012, TV: BroadCity (Comedy Central), Vinyl (HBO), Neil Patrick Harris Birthday Celebration. Original from North Wales, via a childhood in Oman, Thomas works internationally in TV, theater and music. He is a Max Fischer Award winning graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and has been performing with Eight is Never Enough since 2013. Notable projects as an actor include: appearing in the award-winning short film “The Boy Under the Piano” and the New York Times critically-acclaimed “A Girl Without Wings” (For which he also composed the score). He has been playing the guitar and the banjo since age ten, and his work as a musician is available online. As a writer, his work has been produced on three continents. He also workshops new plays with his theatre group ‘Ruffian Productions’ and writes reviews and editorials for OnStageBlog.com

Ivana Méndez

MC, Teacher, Dance Instructor, Member since 2015. TV: Start-Up (SONY Crackle), Wrecked (TBS),mBorn and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Ivana has been acting since she was negative 12 months old Credits: Off-Broadway- Everything No One Should Know, Press Play. Puerto Rico: High School Musical, Diary of Anne Frank, El Condominio, and other spanish titled plays. Proud member of SAG-AFTRA. Pace University BFA. She would like to thank her family, friends, and El Pollo Mendez.

Samuel Van Wyk

A versatile actor based in New York City. Samuel Van Wyk has a passion for singing, stage, and on camera acting. Born and raised on a farm in Iowa, he quickly fell in love with acting and music. He began performing in school, church, and community theaters. He received a BA in Theatre from Northwestern College in Orange City, IA. After graduation, he immediately started working professionally in national tours, summerstocks, and regional theatres. For several years he called the Twin Cities his home. He worked regularly as a singer, actor, and dancer. In 2010, Samuel moved to New York City to continue pursuing stage work. Since moving, he discovered a real love for film work. Since then, he's been honing his skills performing in pilots, independent films, and web series. He has also begun writing his own material including a webseries called "15 Minutes..." and most recently a short film called "Thirty." Samuel loves stretching himself as an actor. Recent roles have included a quirky boy next door, a passionate purveyor of love and lust, and a hardened criminal.

Ilan Kaplan

Ilan is an actor and improviser of Argentine descent based in New York City, with a BA in English from Cornell University and an MFA in Acting from the Actors Studio Drama School. He has performed improv and musical improv comedy on stages across New York and New Jersey, including his weekly show at the Magnet Theater and at theater festivals at the American Theater for Actors and the 13th Street Repertory Theater.

Ilan moved to NYC five years ago, where he fell in love with the improv scene, training at UCB, the Magnet, with North Coast, and with hip hop improv legends Freestyle Love Supreme. When the pandemic hit, Ilan decided to put his training and undergrad Shakespeare concentration to use, and founded the Digital Shakespeare Company, where he produced, designed, and directed online productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth. When the city opened up again, he pivoted his company from digital to Shakespeare After Dark, and produced, directed, and performed in Much Ado About Nothin’ at the Improv Asylum, NYC. Ilan is drawn equally to classical theater and comedy. Some of his favorite roles were Uncle Vanya in Uncle Vanya (ASDS), Lady Macbeth in an all drag production of Macbeth (Cornell Shakespeare Troupe), and Chuck in a virtual production of She Kills Monsters (Bluebird Theater Company).

Ryan Hudzik

Member since 2018, would like to believe you are laughing WITH him, not AT him. Ryan is an actors, singer, dancer, writer, noodle hailing from upstate NY. He is also a recent graduate of NYU Tisch (Experimental Theatre Wing/New Studio on Broadway). Besides working his first ever improv job with Eight is Never Enough, Ryan loves bringing new works to life (so you won’t know any of his recent credits until they hit that good good Broadway transfer). Right before the quarantine life started, Ryan was cast in a new Off Broadway run of Naked Boys Singing. Critics have called him a “vocal powerhouse,” a “laugh riot,” and a “person.” Armed with a fast paced walk, and his home-made cold brew, he’s ready to take the world by storm!

Andrea Hernandez Mieres

Member since 2019, is a Mexican & Spanish singer, actress and dancer. Originally from Mexico City where she debuted professionally on the Musical Theater scene in the Mexican Broadway versions of The Fiddler on the Roof and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Recent AMDA NY graduate, Andrea is venturing on the New York City scene.

Nicholas Nieves

Nicholas Nieves is a storyteller that blends his unique style of writing with comedic acting to entertain the masses. You can see Nicholas bring humor every week at The Magnet Theater (Musical Megawatt) and The Broadway Comedy Club (8Improv). Originally from Western New York, Nicholas studied Theatre Arts at SUNY Fredonia before making his way to New York City to pursue his career and bring his style of expression to the industry. He worked hard to cultivate his skills while attending classes at the Magnet Theatre under the tutelage of Michael Lutton, Annie Moor, and Frank Spitznagel. Nicholas has experience in video production/editing. He spends his days writing, honing his craft, and making lasting connections in the industry to bring original stories and fresh content to life. He is an experienced Dungeon Master, using the world of dungeons and dragons to expand his creativity, and is currently using those skills helping to create the new DnD podcast, Bad Guys & B-Sides. He also is one half of the comedy duo that brings the podcast Now Try This every week. When not performing you can ask Nicholas about the chess lessons he is teaching all over the city, or how he hosts events at Unarthodox. He credits the film Fiddler on the Roof for igniting his passion for acting.

Elise Ramaekers

Elise is a native of Des Moines, Iowa and is an Actor, Improviser, & Teacher based in Astoria, Queens.Soon, Elise will be displaying her character skills in the musical play “True Confessions of a Straight Man” at the Lorrie Beechman Theatre this upcoming June, 9th, 24th, and 30th. Her more recent Off-Broadway musical credits include starring as Louise DuSaunt in Beauty & the Beast at The Players Theatre, Old Woman/Sister 1 in Dracula: Lord of the Dark at the Vino Theatre, & she also starred in the devised work “Unchilding” at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music. Elise is a Professional Improviser and is a resident Actor/Company member of Theatre Nerds M**der Mysteries (theatrenerds.com) and Accomplice NYC (accomplicetheshow.com). She can be seen making up musicals on the spot at The Magnet Theatre and performs Musical Improv, Hip Hop Improv, & Long-Form, Improv with multiple Comedy Groups around the city.Check her website eliseramaekers.com for more updates. IG: elise_ramaekers.

Grant Ray

Grant Ray recently graduated from Louisiana state university in Baton Rouge, with a bachelors in theater performance and member of The LSU improv troop for 3 years. During the pandemic Grant could be found on zoom performing with California comedy trouble LAC, as well as various plays and viral fringe festival works. Grant made his debut with New York Improv Theater this Spring and is already working on improv comedy shows at k12 schools and M**der mystery gigs on the road.


Michael Gorman

Mike is a NYC Actor, Improvisor and very successful Pokemon tiktok content creator. @mikefunnyboi

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Broadway Comedy Club, 318 West 53rd Street, New York, United States
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