Covert Improv Night
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|Wed 29 Aug ’12, 8:00pm–9:00pm||
|Thu 30 Aug ’12, 8:00pm–9:00pm||
|Fri 31 Aug ’12, 8:00pm–9:00pm||
|Sat 1 Sep ’12, 8:00pm–9:00pm||
Where: Musgrove Studio, Maidment Theatre Complex, 8 Alfred Street, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
- General admission: $20.00
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: Improv
Presented by Covert Entertainment. A different show every night! Fresh comedy where no jokes are the same!
The Covert Theatre, NZ’s premier improvised comedy theatre company presents four nights of rocking good times.
Founded in 2001, the Covert Theatre is the country’s leading improvised comedy theatre company. For four years, 2001-2005, it ran its own venue in K’ Road, revolutionising comedy theatre in this country, and is now based at the Musgrove Studio, Maidment Theatre.
The Covert Theatre is famous for its shows and training programmes that combine NZ’s leading comedy talent alongside rookies to the stage. People have traveled from as far as Finland, Holland, Sweden, USA and Australia to train at the Covert and learn from what critics have described as ‘improv masters’.
Covert Improv Night is an improvised comedy show that features the world class act The Improv Bandits performing alongside the recent graduates of the community art of improvisation workshop program. It’s where crash ‘n’ burn improv sits alongside some of the best live improv you’ll see on stage. This is where the next generation of improv comedy stars begin their career alongside the world champions of funny.
Improv in NZ has never been so strong and the Covert Theatre plays a major role in developing this art form that bridges the gap between comedy and theatre.
“The Covert is all about performing high risk improv comedy,” says founder Wade Jackson. “Improv played safe becomes self-indulgent, so the secret of our success has been to take huge risks.” These risks have paid off nicely for Jackson, who is a double world improv champion and founding member of internationally renowned improv act The Improv Bandits.
The comedy is refreshing so come along and enjoy world-class Kiwi comedy.