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A few years ago my son and I discovered the comedy improv scene in New York City, mainly at the Upright Citizens Brigade, comedy birthplace of Amy Poehler, and at the Magnet Theater, where one night we paid five bucks to see a group named Four Track and wound up repeating one of their routines for the next two years.
That's the thing about improv. You're working without a net. A lot of what you do will be completely forgettable. Nobody is going to pay very much to watch you most of the time. And yet ... there are flashes of brilliance arrived at that could be reached no other way. Once you get hooked on this form you stay hooked. On the other hand, we're in Hartford, Connecticut. Not exactly a comedy mecca, right?
But WNPR producers Patrick Skahill and Catie Talarski discovered an improv troupe right in our midst. So today meet Sea Tea Improv.
The troupe will perform this Sunday at City Steam Brewery in Hartford.
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