$15 for Two Tickets to a Secret Improv Society Show ($30 Value)

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  • Hilarious, unexpected comedy
  • Brand-new show every time
  • Talented ensemble
  • Shows every Saturday night

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Responding wittily via text message or smoke signal delays a punch line, effectively ruining the joke. Today's deal features performers with fleet-footed minds: for $15, you get two general-admission tickets to a performance by the Secret Improv Society (a $30 value) at the Shelton Theatre, located on Sutter Street.

The Secret Improv Society is composed of a talented lineup of seasoned improv-ers who teach audiences that there's a way into and out of every imaginable situation. Each Saturday from 10 p.m. until around 11:15 p.m., these real, human improvisers craft original blankets of hilarity out of the threads of improvised games, short sketches, live music, and audience participation. Every single show is a brand-new experience that explores the twisted contours of humor and reason, excavating comedy from mines of everyday life. Upcoming shows include the melodic meanderings of improv musician Joey Hassid, who spins harmonies out of raw flax in efforts to pacify both a greedy king and a mysteriously named dwarf.

Reviews

Yelpers give the Secret Improv Society four stars:

  • This group is BRILLIANTLY quick-witted. – Naomi L.
  • The actors really engaged the audience, incorporated audience suggestions well, and every actor added a unique flavor to the whole troupe. – Vivian C.

Secret Improv Society

Every Friday and Saturday night, the performers of the Secret Improv Society initiate a new batch of devotees into their alliance of short-form improv, comedic games, and live music. An audience of no more than 60 contributes to the content of each show in ways that exclude lobbing tomatoes or volunteering to be sawn in half. From random, spontaneous audience suggestions, the cast launches into an impromptu sketch that may skewer romantic relationships, office politics, or current events. Since the cast rotates and the audience changes, every 75- to 90-minute show is as fresh and unique as a dry-cleaned abstract expressionist painting.

Customer Reviews

67 Ratings

I LOVE Secret Improv Society! They're my favorite improv troupe in the Bay Area. I laugh my ___ off whenever I go. I've brought groups of friends there and they've enjoyed it as much as I have. I laugh more at their shows than I do at any movie on the big screen. They also have a musical accompanist who is top notch and is icing on the cake. The theater is nice, too. Very comfortable - every seat is a good seat. There is a fun little lounge area that you go through to get to the show with a bar and live music and the theater is located in a great neighborhood with lots of other things to do before the show. If you like to laugh, you MUST check them out!
Geri E. · November 28, 2016
Just awesome, the best improv group i have seen so far! My wife and I really enjoyed it, so many different sketches, always funny. The theater is very artsi, you can feel the history, you feel very welcome. The bartender were very friendly and we did not have to wait long.
Werner S. · September 18, 2016
Amazing show!
Omar D. · September 14, 2016
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    San Francisco, California 94102

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