“Laughter is the best medicine” was a saying the late Dr. Mark Anderson told staff members in the early days. Dr. Anderson started the Improv franchise more than 30 years ago by working with Founder Budd Friedman to open Improv locations across the country. After a frustrating career in psychology, he turned to comedy and felt he could do more for the mental well-being of people by bringing them a regular dose of laughter. We are pleased we can bring that dose of laughter back to customers who feel comfortable going out.
As many Texans know, Governor Greg Abbott recently announced Phase Two of his Open Texas Plan. This allows dine-in restaurants to operate at 50% capacity. We will do our part by following the Governor’s checklists for restaurants and we ask customers to do their part by following the Governor’s guidelines for restaurant patrons. We have included links to his checklists here.
In addition to these practices, we’re asking our customers to stagger their exit after shows and we appreciate our guests allowing us to take their temperature before entering the showroom. While masks aren’t required for entry, our staff will wear masks and we encourage customers to bring their own. We also have them available upon request. Our seating policies have also changed. Unlike the past, you will only be seated at a table with your group, not any other individuals. Moving forward, we are only selling tables, not individual tickets and are limited to 50% occupancy.
As it states on the CDC website that “keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick”. A list of those individuals can be found on the CDC website – link included here:
With this in mind, we ask higher risk individuals or those living with those individuals to not attend our shows at this time. We hope to welcome you soon.
We hope that your family and friends remain healthy and safe during this time. Our thoughts, love and support are with all those impacted by this pandemic. The ownership and employees of the Improv thank you for your patronage and we look forward to seeing you soon. We are in this together!