Real News Meets Improv in The News Show from BATS Improv
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The last date listed for The News Show was Saturday March 13, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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- COMP - $8.50
BATS Improv -- named the Bay Area's Best Theater Company by the San Francisco Chronicle, Best Comedy Troupe by SF Weekly and Best First Date Spot by the San Francisco Bay Guardian -- presents a variety show of comedy fun, including head-to-head improv battles, long-form murder mysteries, musicals and more. Every show is one of a kind, using audience suggestions for a unique mix of improv comedy and theater that's never the same show twice. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Heather Currie-Martinez
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We had a fun time at this show. It's a small place and there's not a bad seat in the house. Some of the players were funnier than others but it was a fun, cheap time. The only thing that annoyed me was that they kept encouraging people to clip news articles from papers on the table but out of all the skits they did they only used 2 or 3 of those - that was disappointing as it felt more staged than improv. I don't know if I would have paid full price though. There are also drinks and snacks available for sale onsite during the intermission.
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Mildly funny, The News Show had some moments of laughter, but on the whole it looked as if the troupe was struggling to find a common thread and some energy. For the goldstar price, it was a nice alternative to a movie, but only if the movie was...continued
A little bit Mort Sahl, a little bit Daily Show, and a lot of improvisation, The News Show is a night of improvised scenes based on real-life stories from the news papers of the world. Articles are chosen by performers and audience alike – so come early, grab a paper, and be a part of the magic that happens when real news meets real improv. Directed by Paul Killam.