Nov. 15, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Boston's most beloved comedy group, Improv Asylum, is partnering in a new venture – Wicked Comedy, LLC – to unveil a new home for stand-up comedy.
The partnership of Wicked Comedy, LLC consists of
of Improv Asylum and
of Nick's Comedy Stop. They are opening a new stand-up comedy venue called
in the spring of 2013.
will be located in the Westin Hotel adjacent to the Boston Convention and Exhibitor's Center in the rapidly expanding Seaport District. It will be situated in a 6,000 square foot space fronting
Improv Asylum and its principals were recently recognized as one of
's "Fastest Growing Businesses" in 2012 by the Boston Business Journal. Improv Asylum has set the standard in
for its theater, performers and shows since 1998 and is one of the leaders in improv comedy and training in the country. And, as the standard bearer, the principals and staff of Improv Asylum have built the relationships and network in the entertainment industry that are essential for current and future success. Improv Asylum represents one significant branch of
's entertainment scene and is uniquely positioned and qualified to take advantage of a large void in another rapidly growing comedy market, a stand-up comedy theater. In light of this market void, the principals of Improv Asylum have performed extensive research and due diligence in developing a venture that, in conservative terms, will prove profitable in its initial years. The venture,
, will have an immediate impact in
's growing industry.
For many years, the
comedy scene centered around one very successful mainstay. That was the Comedy Connection, located in the heart of
's historic Faneuil Hall. With an approximate capacity of 400, the Comedy Connection was not only an entertainment hotbed for locals and tourists alike, but it also gave
's incredible comedic talent a stage to hone and show off their craft.
In 2008, the ownership of the Comedy Connection shuttered the Faneuil Hall location and moved to the renovated Wilbur Theater on Tremont Street. A beautiful and historic theater to be sure and with a capacity of 1100 people, the Wilbur is known for its national acts, both in comedy and music. With such a large capacity, the Wilbur needs those names to fill its house and has been very successful in doing so.