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“A hidden good time!”
Review of Carolina Improv

Carolina Improv
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Carolina Improv Company is located INSIDE the Myrtle Beach Mall at the Uptown Theater with seating for approximately 75 people. It's a very intimate (and small) space and serves beer, wine and soda. Yes, it's a little unconventional but that's what makes it fun (and cheaper than other shows). Our seats are transportable cushioned chairs and sometimes we have to pull out folding chairs when people are begging to see us. The fire marshall lets us have up to 110 people in the space. Since the mall does not provide outdoor signage it could be tricky to find us. The mall anchor is Bass Pro Shop and Uptown is on that end of the mall. For the quickest path to the theater, guests should park at the back of the mall between Bass Pro Shop and Carmike Cinema. Hungry? There are several restaurants at the mall where you can eat before visiting us.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed March 29, 2013

Thanks to the great reviews on TripAdvisor, my group decided to go check out a show at the Carolina Improv. Driving to the show, we did not know what to expect, but we were surprised in a good way. To start, tickets were only $12.50 (online), so about the same price as a movie. We walked into the mall, and saw the Uptown Theater with a line outside. We were happy we were not alone! Walking in, the workers were extremely friendly, and the set up was perfect. It is a small, intimate theater where everyone could be upfront and personal. There was a little bar where beer, wine, and soft drinks could be purchased. Since we bought our tickets online, our seats were already picked out for us, with our names on our seats (nice little touch!)
The show is very similar to "Whose Line is it Anyway," where the "players" are playing different improve games on stage. All the suggestions, ideas, statements, and questions came from the audience, so it is a very interactive show. My favorite game was the press conference where the audience came up with a press conference topic (ours was "George Washington is announcing he is going to be a Victoria's Secret angel) and the press people (the other players) were asking him (the player who was clueless as to the topic) questions to give him clues, so he could guess who he was and why he was having a press conference. Very fun!
All in all, the show lasted a little less than two hours, and we were extremely entertained. The host explained everything very well, knew how to get the audience to participate, and allowed things to run smoothly. It was a very unedited show, and clearly the players had no idea what the topics were going to be and such. It was fun to see it all unfold right in front of your eyes.

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Reviewed March 29, 2013

You'll experience the spectrum from chuckles to full out belly laughs. Well done to all the cast and support team.

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Reviewed March 28, 2013

This is our last night of our vacation here in MB. This was a blast. We have been to MB three times over the past four years and we were looking for something new to try. The show went by so quickly. We laughed so hard that we had tears in our eyes. Definately going to be making this a must do attraction each time we are in Mrytle Beach. Highly recommend for families or adults. One of the best attractions!

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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Okay, so at first my 3 best friends and I were a little skeptical of this place. It's inside a mall, not a huge theater like we were expecting. It was also "family friendly" night, and being 19 and 20 years old, we didn't want to sit through a "corny" show. BOY WERE WE WRONG! Although it is a small, intimate setting, the cast was so nice and HILARIOUS. They use the audience for ideas and suggestions, so if you don't like the show, its YOUR FAULT! My friends and I were bent over laughing, they even used our names during a few of their skits. Overall, an incrediable show, we laughed a TON, and would DEFF go back!! Very talented and funny cast!

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CarolinaImprov, Owner at Carolina Improv, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2013

Ashley, thanks so much for giving us a chance despite our unconventional mall location. So happy you loved the experience - we strive for that. We also love having a small space to keep the experience intimate. I see the director let y'all know it's up to the audience to help create the show! Ha! We're only as good as you are. Please visit us again and spread the word!

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

This was the last night of our week in MB for a college softball tournament and we were looking for something different to do. This was a lot of fun! The 90-minute show (with one 10-min intermission) seemed to fly by!
I would highly recommend this either for families or adults (they have adult shows at some times as well). If we had been staying another night we would have been tempted to come back for the next night's show.

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CarolinaImprov, Owner at Carolina Improv, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2013

Thank you so much for coming to see us!

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