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The Riot Theater

146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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November 2014

ComedySportz Boston

November 14, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - November 15, 2014 @ 9:30 pm
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The Riot Theater, 146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$15

Great for all ages! A ComedySportz® match features two teams of players competing for laughs and points, with a referee keeping things moving and calling fouls. An average of seven to twelve games are played during a match, drawn from a repertoire of over a hundred improv games. In "Shakespeare" a team will improvise a scene inspired by an audience suggestion in Shakespearian style. In "Forward/Reverse" the referee sends the scene back and forth at will, as though scanning a…

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Improv Jones Boston featuring MassMouth

November 14, 2014 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Riot Theater, 146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$10

Improv Jones Boston does comedy. They specialize in unique home brewed long form and classic fan favorite "whose line is it anyway?" style short form. They are also the producers of The Riot Theater. Jones will be performing every First, Third and (when applicable) Fifth Saturday of the month at 10pm. On November 15 Improv Jones will be collaborating with HR Britton and Norah Dooley of MassMouth. The entity "massmouth" started in 2008. Recent winners of DigBoston's Best Storytelling Night…

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Goosebumps: Choose Your Scare

November 21, 2014 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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The Riot Theater, 146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$10

Inspired by the children's horror novels of the same name. This comedy show takes you on an adventure of the most horrifying (and hilarious) kind. Each week the audience will create a title for a never written Goosebumps book and see it improvised before their very eyes. Throughout, the show is peppered with choices the audience gets to vote for, concerning what horrible thing will happen next. Not to be missed.

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The Stable with David Mogolov

November 22, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Riot Theater, 146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$10

The Stable is your favorite boy band, your junior high school bff, and your hot landscaper who never takes his shirt off. It's that bug-eyed Starbucks barista you try to avoid and the Swedish taxi driver you have on speed dial. But mostly, The Stable is ImprovBoston veterans Jacey Bokuniewicz and Katie Leeman parading their never-ending stable of very stable and very unstable characters for you, but mostly with you. David Mogolov began his career as a journalist, but quickly…

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Double Trouble

November 22, 2014 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Riot Theater, 146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$10

One person can perform a monologue or tell a story. One person can do a mild amount of graffiti. One person can cause a decent amount of Trouble.But two. Two people can do have a dialogue and have a scene. Two people can have a lookout while the other has maximum concentration on their graffiti. Two people means Double Trouble. Come see some of Boston's best improv duos including Sumeet and Luke, The Feeling is Mutual (Mark Robson and Spencer Curry), and…

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December 2014

MASH at The Riot Theater

December 5, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Riot Theater, 146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$10

Come see MASH perform their new long-form, the Brasky, this Friday at The Riot Theater in JP. $10. 146A South Street, Jamaica Plain. 3 blocks from the Forest Hills Orange Line stop

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Bistany’s Mysteries

December 5, 2014 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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The Riot Theater, 146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$10

Step inside the mind of the world's most prolific and famous novelist, M.W. Bistany, as he creates his next mystery masterpiece on the fly. Help a creative genius bring a murder mystery to life before your very eyes chapter by chapter. Malicious motives, sinister slaughter, and killer comedy. Be there!

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Magic: The Gathering: The Show

December 6, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 2, 2015

The Riot Theater, 146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$10

Magic: The Gathering: The Show is an improvised parody tribute to the iconic nerdcore card game, Magic: The Gathering. The Show premiered at the Geek Week Comedy Festival, and is coming off a feature run at ImprovBoston. You are a witness to one of the greatest conflicts ever seen. Two wizards are bent on destroying each other because of an ancient grudge—perhaps an email flame war? They enlist creatures of good—angels, elves, passers-by—and creatures of evil—goblins, trolls, tax collectors—and battle…

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Full Leather Jacket Presents: At the Riot!

December 13, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Riot Theater, 146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$10

A Night of Standup, Sketch, and Improv comedy all aimed directly at you and your friends. Come on out and see the best 20-something night of comedy in town. Full Leather Jacket brings three great friends to the Riot theater in JP to deliver a night solely focused on being the funniest fucking night of your month. Kenice Mobley and Jamie Loftus are two stand up acts that routinely deliver fantastic laughs and have been performing all over this city.…

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Full Leather Jacket Presents

December 13, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
The Riot Theater, 146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$10

A Night of Standup, Sketch, and Improv comedy all aimed directly at you and your friends. Come on out and see the best 20-something night of comedy in town. Full Leather Jacket brings three great friends to the Riot theater in JP to deliver a night solely focused on being the funniest night of your month. Kenice Mobley and Jamie Loftus are two stand up acts that routinely deliver fantastic laughs and have been performing all over this city. Following…

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Improv Jones Boston featuring MassMouth

December 20, 2014 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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The Riot Theater, 146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$10

Improv Jones Boston does comedy. They specialize in unique home brewed long form and classic fan favorite "whose line is it anyway?" style short form. They are also the producers of The Riot Theater. On the third Saturday of every month Improv Jones will be collaborating with MassMouth to bring you improv inspired by stories inspired by improv inspired by stories. The entity "massmouth" started in 2008. Recent winners of DigBoston's Best Storytelling Night (a category basically invented so that the…

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March 2015

Taste Test Boston

March 16, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - March 17, 2015 @ 9:30 pm
The Riot Theater, 146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$10

The only thing better than comedy is comedy and food. Come sample the freshest jokes and tastiest foods Boston has to offer with You're The Expert's Chris Duffy and standup Kevin Seefried. Taste Test Comedy is a night of sketch, standup and small bites featuring some of Boston's funniest comedians and most delicious local food vendors. Small bites from: Bagelsaurus Comedy from: Ken Reid (Boston Phoenix's "Best Comedian in Boston," TV Guidance Counselor Podcast) Jamie Loftus (Fox's "Laughs") Musical comedy from Ben Scurria, Kate McGroarty-King, Corey O'Rourke, and Steve Sarro. Kevin Seefried  (Boston Comedy Festival)…

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January 2016

Your Terrible Ex! FREE Improv Comedy

January 29, 2016 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Riot Theater, 146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
Free

FREE Friday Late Night Improv Comedy! Your Terrible Ex! - We've all been there... terrible relationships. The clingers, the cheapos, the down right WTF'ers. Come watch a hilarious improvised show inspired by YOUR true relationship stories! Watch some of Boston's top improvisors make you remember a part of your life you never wanted to! It's a free show, so you really have nothing to lose... except maybe your dignity! This week's guest group is: Conor Allen Special! Facebook Event! *FOR…

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Your Terrible Ex! FREE Improv Comedy

January 29, 2016 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Riot Theater, 146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Free

FREE Friday Late Night Improv Comedy! Your Terrible Ex! We've all been there… terrible relationships. The clingers, the cheapos, the down right WTF'ers. Come watch a hilarious improvised show inspired by YOUR true relationship stories! Watch some of Boston's top improvisors make you remember a part of your life you never wanted to! It's a free show, so you really have nothing to lose… except maybe your dignity! Full guest improv group schedule: 1/29 – Conor Allen Special 2/5 – The…

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February 2016

Stand Up Break In at The Riot Theater

February 4, 2016 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 4, 2016

The Riot Theater, 146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$5

Stand Up Break In is The Riot Theater's official standup comedy show, every Thursday night at 9:30 PM.  The show features a unique lineup of comics each week made up of popular faces in the Boston comedy scene, a headlining veteran and two special "break-in" spots for fresh new comics performing standup, perhaps even for the very first time!   An open mic will take place on the last Thursday of every month and is open to anyone who wants to…

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Your Terrible Ex! Free Improv Comedy – Feb 5, 2016

February 5, 2016 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Riot Theater, 146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Free

FREE Friday Late Night Improv Comedy! Your Terrible Ex! We've all been there... terrible relationships. The clingers, the cheapos, the down right WTF'ers. Come watch a hilarious improvised show inspired by YOUR true relationship stories! Watch some of Boston's top improvisors make you remember a part of your life you never wanted to! It's a free show, so you really have nothing to lose... except maybe your dignity! Guest Group Schedule 2/5 - The Gorge 2/12 - Perfectly Stupid 2/19…

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Stand Up Break In at The Riot Theater!

February 11, 2016 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Riot Theater, 146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$5

Stand Up Break In is The Riot Theater's official standup comedy show, every Thursday at 9:30 PM! Some of the finest Boston comics grace our stage each week, plus two fresh-faced new kids to the craft, perhaps even performing standup for the very first time! Our lineup this week: Laura Clark Ellory Smith Wes Hauptman Elisha Siegel Trent Wells Special Guest Yael Gavish! Comic Sit-in Laura Severse Break-ins Jessica Farris and Isaac Ruben and headliner Jiayong Li! Hosted by Danielle…

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Your Terrible Ex! – February 12, 2016

February 12, 2016 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Riot Theater, 146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Free

Your Terrible Ex! We've all been there... terrible relationships. The clingers, the cheapos, the down right WTF'ers. Come watch a hilarious improvised show inspired by YOUR true relationship stories! Watch some of Boston's top improvisors make you remember a part of your life you never wanted to! It's a free show, so you really have nothing to lose... except maybe your dignity! Guest Group Schedule 2/12 - Perfectly Stupid 2/19 - Aeropuerto 2/26 - Mama Bear

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Stand Up Break In at The Riot Theater

February 18, 2016 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Riot Theater, 146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$5

Stand Up Break In is The Riot Theater's official standup comedy show, every Thursday at 9:30 PM! Some of the finest Boston comics grace our stage each week, plus two fresh-faced new kids to the craft, perhaps even performing standup for the very first time! Our lineup this week: John Baglio Pamela Ross Adam Abelson Zenobia del Mar Joshua Do Comic Sit-in Laura Severse Break-ins Mindy Mazur and Jeff Medoff and headliner Brett Johnson! Hosted by Danielle Andruskiwec and David…

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Your Terrible Ex! FREE Improv Comedy – February

February 19, 2016 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 pm on Friday, repeating until April 30, 2016

The Riot Theater, 146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Free

We've all been there... terrible relationships. The clingers, the cheapos, the down right WTF'ers. Come watch a hilarious improvised show inspired by YOUR true relationship stories! Watch some of Boston's top improvisors make you remember a part of your life you never wanted to! It's a FREE show, so you really have nothing to lose... except maybe your dignity! Featuring a different opening guest group every week! *For sold out shows:  Please sign up for the online waitlist and then come…

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Drop-In Workshop 01: Intro to Longform Improv (hosted by NAFFY)

February 20, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Riot Theater, 146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$12

Come try out longform improv comedy in a stress-free and welcoming drop in class from Naffy Improv!  This class focuses on teaching the fundamentals of longform improv in a fun and supportive environment.  Concepts such as "yes and", "top of your intelligence", and playing scenes "real" will be reviewed! When: Saturday, Feb. 20th Time:  2pm-4pm Cost: $12 Location: The Riot Theater, 146A South Street, JP Prerequisites:  None!  This workshop is for people completely new to improv! Q: What's different about…

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March 2016

Stand Up Break In at The Riot Theater!

March 17, 2016 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Riot Theater, 146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$5

Stand Up Break In is The Riot Theater's official standup comedy show, every Thursday at 9:30 PM! Some of the finest Boston comics grace our stage each week, plus two fresh-faced new kids to the craft, perhaps even performing standup for the very first time! Our lineup this week: Gloria Rose Brett Johnson Josh Day Jiayong Li Ryan Chani Special Guest, Strange David Fuller! Comic Sit-in Paul Landwehr Break-ins Randy Williams and Ellen Sugarman and headliner Erik Anker! Hosted by…

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April 2016

BuffyProv / Twin Creeks – Improv Comedy

April 9, 2016 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Riot Theater, 146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$10

BuffyProv / Twin Creeks: A double feature of improvised parodies. Two tributes to beloved 90's TV shows on one stage: Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and Twin Peaks. Every Saturday in April! 4/9 and 4/16 at 10pm, 4/23 and 4/30 at 8pm.    

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BuffyProv / Twin Creeks – Improv Comedy

April 16, 2016 @ 10:00 pm - 11:15 pm
The Riot Theater, 146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$10

BuffyProv / Twin Creeks: A double feature of improvised parodies. Two tributes to beloved 90’s TV shows on one stage: Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and Twin Peaks. Every Saturday in April! 4/9 and 4/16 at 10pm, 4/23 and 4/30 at 8pm.

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BuffyProv / Twin Creeks – Improv Comedy

April 23, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 1, 2016

The Riot Theater, 146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$10

BuffyProv / Twin Creeks: A double feature of improvised parodies. Two tributes to beloved 90’s TV shows on one stage: Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and Twin Peaks. Every Saturday in April! 4/9 and 4/16 at 10pm, 4/23 and 4/30 at 8pm.

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Fine Line at The Riot: Longform Improv Showcase

April 23, 2016 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Riot Theater, 146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
$10

Fine Line Comedy takes over The Riot theater once again for its monthly long form improv showcase. Fine Line resident casts The Gorge and 50V will take the stage along with this month's special guest Shuffle Ball Change. Fine Line is home to Boston's veteran improvisers and they pride themselves on doing the coolest comedy you'll find at this showcase.

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May 2016

Stand Up Break In at The Riot!

May 5, 2016 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Riot Theater, 146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
$5

Stand Up Break In is The Riot Theater's official standup comedy show, every Thursday at 9:30 PM! Some of the finest Boston comics grace our stage each week, plus two fresh-faced new kids to the craft, perhaps even performing standup for the very first time! Our lineup this week: Kwasi Mensah Laura Merli Michael Burd James Lindsay Ben Keefe Mekki Leeper Comic Sit-in Tooky Kavanagh Break-ins Naib Mobassir and Michelle Sui and headliner Ryan Chani! Hosted by Danielle Andruskiwec and…

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Stand Up Break In w/ Janet McNamara!

May 12, 2016 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Riot Theater, 146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
$5

Stand Up Break In is The Riot Theater's official standup comedy show, every Thursday at 9:30 PM! Some of the finest Boston comics grace our stage each week, plus two fresh-faced new kids to the craft, perhaps even performing standup for the very first time! Our lineup this week: Steve Halligan James Sabriel Flez Kindra Lansburg Marcellino "Moose" Hill Special Guest Peet Guercio (Star of E! Online's Hashtaggers) Comic Sit-in Tooky Kavanagh Break-ins Tina sin Nombre and Katie Que and…

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June 2016

Stand Up Break In w/ Gary Petersen

June 6, 2016 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Riot Theater, 146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
$5

Stand Up Break In is The Riot Theater's official standup comedy show, every Thursday at 9:30 PM! Some of the finest Boston comics grace our stage each week, plus two fresh-faced new kids to the craft, perhaps even performing standup for the very first time! Featuring: Jamie Loftus Isaac Ruben Sean Clarke Etrane Martinez Chris Post Janet McNamara Comic Sit-in Tooky Kavanagh Break-ins Devin Quinlan and Ian Dyer and Headliner Gary Petersen (Opened for Louis CK) Hosted by Ryan Chani…

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Stand Up Break In w/ Gary Petersen

June 9, 2016 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Riot Theater, 146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
$5

Stand Up Break In is The Riot Theater's official standup comedy show, every Thursday at 9:30 PM! Some of the finest Boston comics grace our stage each week, plus two fresh-faced new kids to the craft, perhaps even performing standup for the very first time! Featuring: Jamie Loftus Isaac Ruben Sean Clarke Etrane Martinez Chris Post Janet McNamara Comic Sit-in Tooky Kavanagh Break-ins Devin Quinlan and Ian Dyer and Headliner Gary Petersen (Opened for Louis CK) Hosted by Ryan Chani…

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November 2016

Stand Up Break In: Don’t Mess With The Bull

November 17, 2016 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Riot Theater, 146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
$5

Stand Up Break In is The Riot Theater's official standup comedy show, every Thursday at 9:30 PM in Jamaica Plain. Some of the finest comics from Boston and beyond grace our stage each week, plus two fresh-faced new kids to the craft, perhaps even performing standup for the very first time! Featuring comedians competing in the Boston Comedy Festival and more: Chelsea Shorte Jono Zalay JJ Liberman Jocelyn Chia Rosebud Baker Matt Pavich Mark Miller with special guest Alington Mitra…

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August 2017

2017 Jamaica Plain Improv Festival

August 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - August 13, 2017 @ 1:00 am
The Riot Theater, 146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
$10 – $20

Welcome! The 2017 Jamaica Plain Improv Festival invites local and national improv comedy teams to showcase the art of long form improv! JPIF is a 13-hour long form improv marathon hosted by Naffy Improv and The Riot Theater. The Festival will be held from 12pm to 1am, August 12, 2017, at the Riot Theater in Jamaica Plain, MA. On social media, #JPIF2

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