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Atlanta Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre Announces the Grand Opening October 4th in the Andrews Entertainment District
Louie Anderson, named one of the top 100 comics of all time by Comedy Central, headlining Improv opening week October 4th, 5th, and 6th
ATLANTA, GEORGIA (September 26, 2012) – The Improv standup comedy club and dinner theatre is opening in Atlanta with a bang. The Improv perhaps best known for its A&E network show An Evening at the Improv will open in the prestigious Buckhead nightlife destination, Andrews Entertainment District, October 4th, 2012. Headlining the Atlanta Improv opening is comic legend Louie Anderson who made his television debut on the “The Tonight Show” in 1984 with Johnny Carson. Leno, Letterman, “Comic Relief” and Showtime and HBO specials followed, making Louie a household name and opening doors for him as an actor. He has guest-starred in sitcoms like “Grace Under Fire” and dramas like “Touched by an Angel” and “Chicago Hope,” and he has had memorable featured roles in film comedies like “Coming to America,” opposite of Eddie Murphy, and the classic “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” In 1995 Louie put his creative energies to work on the Saturday morning animated series “Life with Louie.” The long-running series based on Louie’s own childhood earned him three Humanitas Prizes, a Genesis Award, and two Emmy Awards. He is also host of the hilarious “Comedy Showcase,” the late-night series that follows “Saturday Night Live.” Louie Anderson’s performance at the Atlanta Improv will continue the tradition of The Improv Comedy clubs as the premiere stages for live comedy. Over the decades, the talent who has graced an Improv stage represents the Who’s Who of American Comedy, including Richard Pryor, Billy Crystal, Lily Tomlin, Freddie Prinz, 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.
“We are thrilled to welcome the world famous Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre as part of the Andrews Entertainment District. The opening of the Improv Comedy Club completes a decade long progression with the launch of East Andrews Café & Bar in 2002, for an upscale entertainment destination with dining, drinks, dancing, and now comedy under one roof,” said Stephen de Haan, President of Andrews Entertainment District. “
The Atlanta Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre will feature national touring comics up to 5 shows a week, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening. The theatre is available to rent for private events, corporate functions, and social engagements. It is located inside the Andrews Entertainment District at 56 East Andrews Drive NW, Atlanta, Georgia in the heart of Buckhead. For further information, show times, and tickets please visit www.theimprovatlanta.com or call (678) 244-3612.
About Andrews Entertainment District
Andrews Entertainment District was created as Buckhead’s premier destination for drinks, food, dancing, and entertainment in Atlanta. The district provides something for everyone with their wide array of dining and nightlife venues. Guests can enjoy signature cocktails, and a café style menu at East Andrews Café & Bar (winner of best singles scene and best outdoor bar), regionally inspired small plates (Tapas) and wine at Cellar 56 (winner of best wine bar), watch a game, enjoy a fine Irish stout, and great Irish pub fare at Stout Irish Sports Bar Atlanta’s best sports bar. Enjoy Buckhead’s best sushi prepared by Master Chef Saito Saito, and over 300 vodkas of the world, with Atlanta’s only ice bar, at Czar Ice Bar – Sushi & Vodka. Dance the night away in Atlanta’s best nightclub without the attitude, including the most musical apt DJ, at Andrews Upstairs. Or take a trip back in time to a sophisticated 1920’s speakeasy Prohibition, winner of best cocktails, and a fine cigar lounge (you must have the secret code for admittance). Don’t forget to end your night with great pizza from Sal’s Pizzeria. Join Andrews District for their legendary Halloween and New Years Eve party or host your own private party or corporate event at 56 East a premier event facility. Andrews is the perfect location for your next birthday or bachelorette party, or any special celebration, and of course beginning October, to see your favorite comedian on stage at Atlanta Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre.
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Stephen de Haan
Andrews Entertainment District
404.869.1132 x 100