Sep 7, 2022

The Improv’s Open Mic Opens the Door to New Comedians

Luke Abranches started performing comedy in April of 2021 when his brother (also a comedian) took him to an open mic in New York City. Luke was 12 years old.  Now 14, the young performer has already made a big impression on judges and audience members at the San Jose Improv....
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Jan 26, 2022

Nimesh Patel at The Improv

The quote “not everything’s got to be fancy” can apply to so much these days—but it best describes comedian...
Jan 19, 2022

Comedy Night at The Branham Lounge

Comedy fans on San Jose’s southside are used to taking at least one freeway on-ramp for a night out....
Jan 19, 2022

Whose Live Anyway at San Jose Civic

Late-night improv hit its mainstream stride in the late ‘90s, when a rotating panel of comedians joined in on...
Jan 12, 2022

Chris Porter at the Improv

“People think the Earth is flat again,” Chris Porter begins one bit, before quickly losing his patience. “Have you...
Jan 5, 2022

Open Mic Drop

There is a certain revelatory beauty in every open mic, in watching a rookie attempt their first public performance...
Dec 29, 2021

Comedy Monday at Lilly Mac’s

After the ho-ho-hos have passed, many of us need some ha-ha-has. Lilly Mac’s Irish pub in Sunnyvale has just...

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