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FNI: Spontaneous Twilight Zone with Toodles & Grits

Friday Night Improv: Spontaneous Twilight Zone and Toodles & Grits

Two Teams of Improvisers Bring You a Spontaneous Night of Comedy

Doors Open @ 7:30pm, Show Starts @ 8:00pm

Start your weekend with a laugh! Friday Night Improv is a chance to catch some of the best local improv teams around. You never know what can happen in these unscripted shows. 

You have entered a dimension of the familiar and the unexpected… between our highest theatrical ideals and our most cringe-inducing puns. An area that lies fixed between the forces of light and dark comedy. It is a place we call, Spontaneous Twilight Zone. Jennifer Lavenhar, Walt Batyki (Pilates for Infidels) and Michael Burns (The Mop and Bucket Company, Down the Rabbit Hole) join forces to create a fully improvised episode of The Twilight Zone based on an audience selected title. Grab a popcorn and settle in for a hilarious journey into the strange!

Joining them will be Toodles & Grits, the improv duo comprised of Erin Washington and Gerard Bialek. From a couple’s first date to their first grandchild and everything in between, Toodles & Grits surf the trials and joys of modern love. Join them on their journey as you laugh, coo and cringe at this dynamic improv duo!

Whats longform improv anyway?

Shortform improv consists of short scenes usually constructed from a predetermined game, structure, or idea and driven by an audience suggestion ... Longform improv performers create shows in which short scenes are often interrelated by story, characters, or themes.


Will I get picked on by the comedians?

Absolutely not. Improv is about getting inspiration from the audience to help us invent scenes and songs on the spot. We celebrate your contribution to the show because you are part of it. Any volunteers we ask to join us onstage we GUARANTEE will be 110% cooler than they were when they were in their seat.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There are no minimum age requirements for attendees. Typically shows are within a PG-13 rating. Our performances are improvised so the content is largely determined by the audience and the suggestions you give. We don't avoid "blue" humor but we try to be a little more creative with off-color suggestions than the obvious.

Do you have a late policy for seating?

Yes. Our shows begin promptly. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the show. If a performance is sold out, unused tickets will be released to the waitlist beginning at five minutes to curtain. Please arrive early so that your ticket is not re-sold. Late arrivals will be seated at the discretion of theatre staff.There are no refunds within 24 hours of show time. Exchanges for a comparable performance can only be made up to two hours prior to a given performance.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Street parking is available on Union and N Jay street by our Theatre. Parking is available in the lot behind Perecca's as well as other public lots within a short walk of the theatre. The lot directly across from us is reserved for the Rossi & Ditorro Funeral Home NOT AVAILABLE for parking. DO NOT park in the lot by JoJo’s Auto Service or you will be towed. Find out more and see a detailed map of parking options available to us here.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can reach us at with general inquiries or with specific questions about the show times and details. You can also call us at 518-577-6726. We’re also pretty good at getting back to your on Facebook messenger as well.

What's the refund policy?

Please contact us 24 hours before showtime to be eligible for a full refund.

Earlier Event: July 19
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Later Event: July 21
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