Alchemy Comedy Theater

alchemy logoAlchemy Comedy Theater
(864) 256-1467

Since 2011, the Alchemy Comedy Theater has been Greenville’s best combination of weekly improv, stand up, and sketch comedy shows.  These live energetic shows feature different local performers and special guests each week.

All shows are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. in Greenville’s iconic Coffee Underground theater, 1 E. Coffee St., Greenville, SC 29601.

Tickets can be purchased online at at the door.

Alchemy Comedy also has improvisation classes starting all the time. For details about upcoming classes and online registration visit For any more questions you can contact us via email or by phone at 864-256-1467.

king of the mountainCompetitive Improv Games

Thursdays at 7:30 pm

Every Thursday at 7:30 p.m it’s a full on comedy battle royale! A stage full of Alchemy players competing for points and your laughs. You may have seen some games like this on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, but here the points matter. It’s a head to head (to head to head to head to head to head to head) tournament where players are eliminated, dreams are made, and one is named comedy king for the evening.

Alchemy Comedy Theater has Greenville’s only weekly improv comedy show.  These energetic and completely improvised shows feature different local performers and special guests each week

harold alchemyLong-form Improv Comedy

Thursdays at 9 p.m.

The early show features the best long-form performers in Greenville doing the most classic format, the Harold. The form is not only the original theatrical improv show, it’s also the foundation of our training center classes! Harold is a 20-30 minute collection of scenes that combine together to create a fantastic show. The show will feature special house teams MashUp, Smalltown, Harriet, and Abraham.

This format was developed by Del Close and Charna Halpern in the 1960’s at the iO Theater in Chicago and is now performed in improv comedy theaters from LA to NYC and everywhere in between. Famous comedians like Chris Farley, Mike Meyers, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and many others started their career with Harold-based improvisation and continue to use the style.


Fridays at 7:30 p.m.

Every Friday night at 7:30pm features UNSCRIPTED theatrical improv comedy. From a single suggestion the players on stage will create an entire world right before your eyes. Featuring house teams like Homage (improvised movie), Monolith (improvised one act play), etc.

Local Legends: Improv Comedy

Fridays at 9 p.m. 

Every Friday night a different local legend (person of note) tells their own local legends (personal stories) to inspire this fully improvised show. Check the site for a list of previous and upcoming guests.


improv jamIMPROV JAM

Fridays at 10:30 p.m.

Have you ever seen an improv show and wanted to try it? Have you ever wanted to watch someone else try improv? Do you want a place to take an improv test-flight where crashing is not only allowed but encouraged as part of the learning process?

Well you’re in luck, partner.

Mind If We Crash Here? is Alchemy Comedy’s open-to-all improv jam and indy team showcase, as well as a joyous celebration of trying new, scary, fun things. People new to improv are encouraged to come on stage and try it, seasoned improvisers are challenged to try something new, and everyone is requested to make all landings as soft as possible.

FREE Improv Drop-in Class

Saturdays at 4:30-6 p.m.

Improv 000: Weekly Drop-in Class

Unlike our normal 6 week classes, this single drop-in style runs every Saturday and requires no comedy or theater experience, though some advanced topics may discussed.

Alchemy Comedy Theater is committed to teaching the art of improv comedy throughout the Greenville area. Whether you are interested in performing and joining our company, or simply working on communication and collaboration in the real world, these comedy classes are for you. This course is mean to be a one-time introduction to the basic concepts of comedy improvisation.

Improv All-Stars: Fast-paced Clean Comedy Games

Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.


Every Saturday at 7:30pm veteran Alchemy improvisers perform a fast-paced comedy show. Inspired by your suggestions this family friendly show is completley improvised. Featuring popular improv games and a few of our design, this slick show is not to be missed!

Sketch Night: Original Scripted Comedy

Saturdays at 9 p.m.

Every Saturday we have original sketches that are written and rehearsed beforehand for your laughing pleasure. Some peices are poignant and some are political. Some are serious and some are absurd. Some are musical and some are silent. All are hilarious. It’s everything you would expect from a formal sketch revue.

The second half of the show will feature improv comedy. It’s a chance for our audience to see the comedy the first time we see them, live on stage!