Friday, May 24, 2024



If you’re not prepared for Friday’s start of the gift-giving holiday season, at least you can ease into it satirically with The ImprovBoston Holiday Spectacular. The part-scripted, part-improv comedy show with original music runs every Friday (and some Saturdays) through Dec. 26.

Director Allen McRae (co-creator of “Comedy, America!” and producer of the Best of Boston Sketch revue) said the show – traditionally one of the biggest shows at the Central Square theater – answers all the big questions: “What happens after the pumpkin spice is all gone? Who invited your weird uncle? And what if God dropped by the theater for a visit?”

“I think we have crafted a truly original take on the richest season of the comedy year,” McRae said.

Assistant director and head writer for the show is Jamie Loftus, and the improv director is John Serpico. The original score is by Steve Sarro.

The ImprovBoston Holiday Spectacular runs at 10 p.m. Fridays from Nov. 28 to Dec. 26, with additional Saturday performances Dec. 20 and 27. Tickets are $18, or $14 for students at the door.

This post was written from a press release.