Haymaker – It’s a bit like watching a play, and a bit like watching a dream. The scenes will build on each other, push against each other, and maybe even fold into something bigger. Themes, characters, patterns, and ideas all might make repeat appearances. But you never know—and neither do we!
Alchemy’s weekly Harold team—will open up the show with an experimental blend of short-form and long-form improv, and then close out the night with their own take on the classic Harold format.
The Harold is not only the show that got long-form started, it’s also the foundation of the classes we offer in our training center! The Harold was developed by Del Close and Charna Halpern in the 1960’s at the iO Theater in Chicago and is now performed in improv comedy theaters from LA to NYC and everywhere in between. Famous comedians like Chris Farley, Mike Meyers, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and many others started their career with Harold-based improvisation and continue to use the style today.
Haymaker includes: Ben Burris, Ruth Aronoff, Nicole McAden, Manus Clancy, Steven Crane, and Callie Sharon.