Monkey Business Institute

Near East Side,Schenk-Atwood,Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara,Tonyawatha

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In a Nutshell

  • Live, unscripted performances
  • Audience participation
  • Veteran improvisers
  • Family-friendly early show

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Improv comedians are a human breed originally formed from the tears of a vaudevillian and the psychoactive film on a tree frog's back. Breed your own comedy with today's Groupon to Monkey Business Institute. Choose from the following options:

For $10, you get four tickets to the all-ages Early Show (a $20 value). Choose from the following dates:

  • Saturday, August 6, at 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 13, at 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 20, at 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 27, at 6 p.m.

For $8, you get two tickets to the traditional Late Show (a $16 value). Choose from the following dates:

  • Saturday, August 6, at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 13, at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 20, at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 27, at 8 p.m.

Voted a Best of Madison arts group in 2010 by Madison magazine readers, Monkey Business Institute draws on audience suggestions to shape hilarious unscripted scenes throughout its one-hour 6 p.m. shows and two-hour 8 p.m. shows. After taking a seat at an all-ages early show or a some-ages late show (recommended for those 13 and older) at Glass Nickel Pizza Co.’s Madison East location, audience members are asked to shout suggestions or vault onstage to manually steer performers' limbs in Moving Bodies sketches. Monkey Business improvisers, who trained in national groups such as Second City and iO, elicit laughs without props or costumes, relying only on their wits and the spectral guidance of Milton Berle.

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