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Comedy venue Improv set to debut in Brookfield in 2020

Posted: 3:06 PM, Jan 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-10 21:06:35Z
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BROOKFIELD — Improv, a legendary comedy venue, will make its debut in Wisconsin in Brookfield in early 2020, Brookfield Corners, LLC, announced.

Improv is set to open at The Corners, a 13,049-square-foot entertainment venue.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to bring the Improv and its iconic comedy experience to The Corners of Brookfield,” said Alireza Ghaemian, CEO of Improv owner Levity Live. “The town center design and feel of The Corners is a great fit with the kind of live entertainment experience we offer guests at Improv venues across the country. We’re excited to open our doors to this community, with a spectacular theater highlighting the best local and national standup talent, one-man shows, comedy troupes, sketch comedy acts and more.”

Improv was founded in New York in 1963 and has 23 locations nationwide, including Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Pittsburgh and Washington.

Richard Pryor, Billy Crystal, Lily Tomlin, Freddie Prinze, Andy Kaufman, Eddie Murphy, Jerry Seinfeld, Tim Allen, Jay Leno, Chris Rock, Dane Cook, Ellen DeGeneres, Jamie Foxx, Adam Sandler, Jeff Dunham and Dave Chappelle have performed at the Improv.

"We’re excited to open our doors to this community, with a spectacular theater highlighting the best local and national standup talent, one-man shows, comedy troupes, sketch comedy acts and more.” — Alireza Ghaemian, CEO of Improv owner Levity Live

Construction will begin on the Improv this summer.