It’s #TuesdayTip Day! Today I want to share with you what I consider to be the best show in town, and it happens on the last Monday of every month. It’s a spectacular show called Gravid Water, which is performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade: (http://www.ucbtheatre.com). If you don’t know about UCB, do investigate. They do several amazing improv shows per day, but Gravid has stolen my heart.
Gravid Water is a theatrical experiment that pairs actors of the stage & screen with improvisers. The actors memorize a scene from a play and pairs them with an improviser who will be seeing the scene for the first time. It doesn’t matter what the improviser says or does, the actor cannot leave the letter of the script. Of course, hilarity ensues.
Gravid Water recruits an awesome cast once a month, and every show is different – the scenes are different, the actors/improvisers are different – so there are no repeats. There are definitely some regulars that we love seeing every month (I am a huge fan of Tami Sagher, Scott Adsit, and Brian Stack) and you never know who is going to be in the cast until usually the week before.
If I haven’t sold you yet, it costs $8 for 1 hour of hilarity. I don’t know about you, but that’s about as much as I spend on dessert. A day. I would easily sacrifice a night of dessert (but who am I kidding? I stop at Billy’s afterwards ;)) to go to Gravid.
I mention this show THIS Tuesday because tickets for July’s show are on sale now (and it always sells out)! You’re welcome. Don’t live in NYC? They perform the show at the UCB Franklin in California, too (I believe it usually happens on a Sunday, but I couldn’t tell you which Sunday). I promise you that if you attend, you won’t regret spending the $8. I have been going for the last 5 years and maybe miss no more than 1-2 shows a year. There’s a reason I keep coming back!
You can buy tickets here for July’s show.
Also, follow Gravid Water on Twitter! They usually post when tickets go on sale and who the cast will be!
Gravid starts @ 8, but it’s GA. I usually get there between 7 & 7:15 so that I can secure a good seat. There isn’t really a bad seat in UCB (it’s a small venue), but I like being in the first few rows. The line starts in front of the UCB Theatre and goes towards 9th Avenue…DO NOT confuse it with the Standby Line that goes towards 8th if you have a ticket!
Enjoy the show! ❤