Improv comedy shows, unlike criminal court proceedings and open-heart surgeries, encourage people in the room to shout out suggestions. Explore the extemporaneous with today's Groupon: for $10, you get four comedy tickets (up to a $60 value) at Relapse Theatre, located in Midtown.
Relapse Theatre pointedly caresses neglected funny bones with regular improv and stand-up entertainment. Open for seven years, the joke-slinging powerhouse boasts more than a dozen improv troupes populating its converted church venue. Audience members craving on-stage attention can frequent the interactive 2 Girls 3 Eyes show and savor founding Relapse members at work. Astronaut University plunges an amalgamation of Atlanta comedy-troupe space cowboys into the hilarious great unknown. Meanwhile, incredulous movie-watchers can exult in vicarious Mystery Science Theater 3000-like entertainment with Cineprov!, featuring mockery of deserving movies from a group of sharp-witted critics. Many of Relapse’s shows can be enhanced by a fully stocked bar brimming with more than 200 varieties of beer, wine, and liquor.
Relapse packs its schedule with weekly troupe shows and special events. Peek at the calendar for a detailed and up-to-date look, ensuring that shows accommodate busy lives filled with cricket matches and cricket-breeding ceremonies.
Eleven Yelpers give Relapse Theatre an average of 4.5 stars:
- It might be hard to find the first time, but if you like to laugh and you want to be apart of something new and exciting then this is the place to go in Atlanta. – Jillian F., 1/22/09
- Went last Saturday night, and caught a hilarious improv show, and I'll definitely be back for more. – Jeremy C., 3/30/09