ImprovBoston serves the community through laughter. With a regular performance selection of New England’s premiere improv, sketch, and standup and an acclaimed comedy training program, the theater dedicates itself to inspiring, developing and sharing comedy in all its forms. Through exploring the many important applications of the creative process, ImprovBoston seeks to improve the lives of diverse audiences both onstage and off.
In 1982, Ellen Holbrook, a former student of Chicago’s famed Second City, put together the first incarnation of ImprovBoston. At first, she trained several loosely knit teams of improvisers to compete in the “Improv Olympics” at Reilly’s Beef and Pub in Boston by Government Center. They soon moved performances to Satch's, a nightclub behind Copley Square, owned by former Boston Celtic, Satch Sanders. Eventually the Improv Olympic format was dropped and replaced by the unified group known today as ImprovBoston.
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Transportation & Parking
Central Square has ample parking (metered spaces, public lots, a City garage), but can get congested, especially on weekends, so leave yourself 20-30 minutes to find a space. Do NOT park in residential spaces (except on Sundays) or you will certainly be ticketed and possibly towed. There is a public parking lot between Bishop Allen Drive and Essex Drive. Also try the Green Street Garage (260 Green Street).