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The Box Performance Space and Improv Theatre

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Address: 100 Gold Ave SW Suite 112 B, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone Number: 505-404-1578
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Description: The Show is Albuquerque's critically acclaimed professional comedy improv...
The Show is Albuquerque's critically acclaimed professional comedy improv troupe. Modeled after Chicago's polished comedic style and performance formats, all shows are based entirely on audience suggestions - each night is completely different! The Show is a fast-paced, quick-witted comedy show that's fun for everyone. The cast of The Show is as dynamic as they are witty. Headed by director and performer Alex Knight, and manager and performer Melissa Heiman, The Show's cast includes Patrick Gozur, Steve Lucero, Fernando Fresquez, Lauren Poole and Heather Yeo. The Show's music is perfected by Wesley Swedenburg and musical director Casey Mraz.
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Comedy? - There is no question!

I am a fan of SCTV, and Saturday Night live so to see an improv troupe that literally works off of what the audience provides is a rare gem. "Du-op song about a dating pet peeve... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I am a fan of SCTV, and Saturday Night live so to see an improv troupe that literally works off of what the audience provides is a rare gem. "Du-op song about a dating pet peeve, with harmonies priceless. A tall bearded man playing the role of a teenager girl explains to her dad(a petite young lady) about the lameness... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for a good time and a great night out, this is the place to be! At 8pm The Show performs an entirely improvised show, so it's different every week!! Then at 9:30, check out some sketch and improv with Comedy? So much fun, and always different, I keep returning for more!!!!!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

My husband and I had LivingSocial tickets to the late improv show at the Box (which had been called Comedy? appropriately enough, but I think they've now changed the name). I honestly think that if we had gone to watch middle schoolers tell jokes to each other, it would have been more funny than what we saw. Toilet humor and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

They have two shows on Fridays. The 8 is there regular improv show. There 930 is there late comedy question mark show that included improv and sketch. The improv was dramatic and they did some long form and short form improv. Some of their short form improv wasn't too good. And the show was kind if short

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Had a awesome time love all the performances. Super funny and nice people. Definitely going back soon .

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Look, what are you going to do on a Friday or Saturday night? Go to a movie. Really? Do the characters in the movie talk back to you? Do they perform live just a few feet from your seat? Do they use their talent on the spot to create characters and sketches that are hilarious? No? Then spend the same... More 

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Aberdeen, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

My husband and I go to see "The Show" about twice a month. These guys are great. Best improv I've every been to and we go to see as many different comedy and improv shows as we can.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

The shows here are so much fun. I laughed so hard I had tears running down my face. The problem is the space. It's small, cramped, and I wish they offered more concessions. But hey, it's only $8, so I shouldn't complain!!!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

My husband and I went out to see the "Q" soap opera improv show and "The Show" regular improv show back to back. We actually preferred "The Q" and found that a few of the comedians were spectacular. From the small stage inside and the obviously low budgeted acting, the pricing is a little high at $8 but in the... More 

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Albuquerque
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

If you are looking for a world class improv comedy experience worthy of stages in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, or San Francisco then Albuquerque is the place to go! Doug Montoya and Cody Dove have created an outstanding improv troupe that truly delivers an unexpected amount of laughs. There is audience participation to help drive the 8 performers in... More 

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