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The Box Performance Space and Improv Theatre

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Address: 100 Gold Ave SW Ste 112B, Albuquerque, NM 87102-4076
Phone Number: 505-404-1578
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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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Pee your pants funny

Me and my wife went in thinking it was a stand up comedy club. It was an improv instead. Since we were there we might as well stay an see. It was well worth it. All 5 actors were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2016
mofle52
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Lubbock, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a difficult review to write because there are a wide variety of tastes. I guess I am more of a stand up comedy guy and this is not that. Since this is unrehearsed improv, the comedy is in the creativity and awkwardness of the performer. I felt pretty stoic throughout and looked around the audience to see if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife went in thinking it was a stand up comedy club. It was an improv instead. Since we were there we might as well stay an see. It was well worth it. All 5 actors were funny and spontaneous. Well worth another visit since each show is different

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

I have become addicted to the improv show at The Box. The talented and quick minds of the amazing performers will have your head spinning. I've been to the show now about 10 times in the last several months and each one has been hilarious. Note that there are two shows: the "regular" improv show, Friday and Saturday nights at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Went to see the improv show at the box on a Saturday night. The show was great. The theater is small and asks for ideas from the audience. We laughed hard. I was impressed that the actors kept it entertaining but also kept it PG13, despite getting some fairly risque suggestions from the audience. The hour long show was just... More 

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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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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 15, 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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