Improv Asylum
Located in the heart of Boston's North End
216 Hanover Street, Boston, MA
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October 15, 2015 - Become an Inmate.

Looking to be a part of Improv Asylum's team? Look below for current openings, and for other opportunities to be part of the fun!

Box Office Staff

Come be a part of the Improv Asylum box office staff! Applicants should have an outgoing personality and strong customer service skills. Friday and Saturday availability are a must, and applicant should live locally as shifts run late into the night. Holiday availability is strongly preferred. 

If interested, contact Evan Xenakis at


Usher Staff

Improv Asylum is seeking part-time ushers (14-25 hours per week) to join its front of house staff.  The position requires evening and full weekend availability.  Ushers are an integral part of our theater operations helping guests enjoy the Improv Asylum experience.  They are required to have intimate knowledge about our company and the many different departments that make up Improv Asylum and act as a representative.  Ushers are also responsible for the safety and operations of our theater from cleaning and organization to directly interacting with a variety of guests for various reasons.  This is a job for friendly eager people who have a positive attitude and strong self-confidence and who are not afraid of physical work that involves getting your hands dirty.

All ushers should be able to work independently while maintaining excellent inter-personal skills.  This is an evening only position that starts at 6pm and earlier on some weekend days.  Hours are flexible after the initial training period. All applicants must be local to the theater.

If interested, contact Pablo Rojas at            

May 08, 2015 - Check us out on Robi on the Road!
Our Corporate Training program was recently featured on WBZ's Robi On The Road. 
Interested in Corporate Training? Check out the full segment!

February 19, 2015 - Hey, Thanks BU!

Check out our coverage in Boston University's BU Today featuring a nice overview of our new Main Stage show, "Please Note the Irish Exits" playing every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights!

February 18, 2015 - For you and that special someone

Cabin Fever is a real thing. You may think that another night of ordering-in and Netflix will keep the romance alive, but really, who are you kidding? Put your boots on and take your boyfriend/girlfriend/bestie to the North End for a little dinner and entertainment. Hey, we're a great date night! At least, Thrillist thinks so..

Check out our feature in Thrillist's "16 Actually Great Date Ideas in Boston"

October 16, 2013 - Training Life is Good on NECN
Improv Asylum on NECN!  New England Spotlight: Improv Asylum in Boston, October 14, 2013

August 05, 2013 - We Won!


Improv Asylum has been named "Best Live Comedy" spot by Boston A-List!

Read the full article here and help us revel in our success.

Thanks to all who voted! We couldn't have done it without you.

April 17, 2013 - Fun, New Drinks !!!

Fun New Drinks at IA's Bar !

We've added some fun cocktails to our bar . . . .

In addition to our Beer (draft/pitchers, bottled/buckets) & Wine (glass/bottle), we now offer Cordials!  Stop by our bar to see the latest drink specials:

Grape Crush             Skyy Grape & Soda
Orange Drop            Skyy Blood Orange, Ginger Ale, Lemon
Pineapple Sunrise    Skyy Pineapple, Club Soda, Cranberry Juice
Cherry Coke            Cherry Vodka & Coke
Jäger Bomb              Jägermeister & Red Bull

or ask about our House Shot

Or . . . . Make Your Own Cocktail:

Admiral Nelson Spiced Rum
Skyy Raspberry Vodka
Skyy Citrus Vodka
Skyy Grape Vodka
Skyy Pineapple Vodka
Skyy Blood Orange Vodka
Burnetts Cherry Vodka
Burnetts Vanilla Vodka
Evans William Honey Whiskey

Diet Coke
Ginger Ale
Soda Water
Cranberry Juice
Red Bull

January 03, 2013 - Our Annual Gift Card Swap

Seriously, Improv Asylum will LITERALLY take ANY gift card, from ANY company, for ANY product in exchange for tickets to Wednesday & Sunday night*or Saturday matinee performances.


All you need to do is show up with your gift card, let us know the value and we will give you the value in tickets. And if you don't have the exact amount? No worries. Improv Asylum will round up to the nearest amount, so if you only have a $25 gift card, but two tickets are $30, then we'll set you up with the two tickets.

Questions? Call our box office at 617.263.6887

*Sunday night performances to resume January 27th

October 25, 2012 - Improv Asylum Swims with the Sharks
Improv Asylum Swims with the Sharks!

Members of Improv Asylum's business office met with shark Daymond John (Shark Tank).

left-right: Chet Harding, Daymond John, Stacey Princi, Norm Laviolette, Bob Melley

Photo Courtesy of KeithSpiroPhoto  

January 13, 2012 - Fear of Swimming
Fear of Swimming
Fear of Swimming on Sale Now!

Improv Asylum’s own Kirsten Opstad releases her debut full-length studio album Fear of Swimming. With the release of this album, she’s combining her songwriting talent and musical ability with her experience performing comedy every weekend year-round. Recorded in eight days at Interstellar Studios in California, Fear of Swimming reveals an impressive range in tone tied together by earnest lyricism and understated arrangement.

The album was funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign, which raised over $5,000 in 20 days in October 2011. In March, she’s launching a month-long national tour to support the release.

You can buy the album at Improv Asylum’s Box Office or here: or on iTunes. For more information, please visit or follow @kirstenopstad on Twitter.
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