How was your experience?
We were looking for something to do in Boston for my daughter's 14th birthday, a day that was supposed to be scorching hot! I figured we should try to stay indoors as much as possible. She loves improv so I did some research and came across Improv Asylum. I was a bit nervous, because they recommend the show for 17 and up, but I figured it wouldn't be more than swearing and lewd/sexual references. I'm so glad we went! At the 4pm Main Stage show, it's pure improv (no sketches) and it was hilarious! Yes, there was swearing (one performer, in particular, relied on it too much) and lewd/sexual references, but nothing the average 14 year old doesn't hear at school or see on TV. While some "skits" and performers were better/funnier than others, we were amazed at how creative the cast was, especially given the audience (we really took a while to warm up and didn't give them a lot of funny stuff to work with). I was also pleased that there wasn't a lot of racial/ethnic stereotyping (not to say there wasn't any). I did think one performer over-relied on switching into "gay mode," but he was incredibly quick-witted and inventive. I gave this five stars because it was a fantastic (and cool) hour and a half of fun, made even better with half-price tickets! Having never heard of Goldstar, I was a bit reluctant at first, but I'm so glad I found it! We saved $40 and it was super-easy. We just showed up, gave our name, and they had our tickets ready for us.