For over half a century, Improv Comedy Clubs have remained the premier stages for live comedy in the United States. Over the decades, the talent who have graced Improv stages represent the Who’s Who in American comedy, including Richard Pryor, Billy Crystal, Lily Tomlin, Freddie Prinze, Andy Kaufman, Eddie Murphy, Jerry Seinfeld, Tim Allen, Jay Leno, Chris Rock, Dane Cook, Ellen DeGeneres, Jamie Foxx, Adam Sandler, Jeff Dunham and Dave Chappelle. Today, the Improv stage continues to be the most important live venue for new comedians. Acquired in early 2018 by Levity Live, the Improv currently operates 23 locations across the country, including Hollywood, Chicago, Houston, Denver, Fort Lauderdale and Washington, D.C.
An Exciting Announcement for Brookfield, WI:
Brookfield Corners, LLC today announced that legendary comedy venue Improv will debut in Wisconsin when it opens at The Corners in early 2020, further expanding the town center’s robust experiential offerings and bringing another high-profile, national tenant to the Town of Brookfield. The 13,049-square-foot premium entertainment venue will include three live performance stages with full food/bar service and a lineup of some of the best comedy talent in the country.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to be bringing Improv and its iconic comedy experience to The Corners of Brookfield,” said Alireza Ghaemian, CEO for Improv owner Levity Live. “The town center design and feel of The Corners is a great fit with the kind of live entertainment experience we offer guests at Improv venues across the country. We’re excited to open our doors to this community, with a spectacular theater highlighting big-name standup talent, one-man shows, comedy troupes, sketch comedy acts and more.”
The Corners is the first Wisconsin location for Improv, which was founded in New York City in 1963 and now has 23 locations nationwide, including Hollywood, Chicago, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C. Over the decades, the talent who have graced Improv stages include Richard Pryor, Billy Crystal, Lily Tomlin, Freddie Prinze, Andy Kaufman, Eddie Murphy, Jerry Seinfeld, Tim Allen, Jay Leno, Chris Rock, Dane Cook, Ellen DeGeneres, Jamie Foxx, Adam Sandler, Jeff Dunham and Dave Chappelle. Improv will be located in the northeast section of The Corners, facing Bluemound Road.
“To bring a historic brand like Improv to The Corners and to Wisconsin is a real coup that perfectly aligns with our goal to offer a unique place for local and regional residents, a sense of place for the Town of Brookfield, and an experience that can’t be found elsewhere in Southeastern Wisconsin,” said Robert Gould, Vice President of U.S. Operations for IM Properties, a developer of The Corners. “It has been so exciting to see our vision for The Corners come to life, and we’re very proud to add yet another first-to-Wisconsin operator to our town center.”
Construction will begin on the Improv in the Summer of 2019, with an opening scheduled for early 2020. Other unique national retailers and restaurants that have a home at The Corners include Von Maur, Arhaus, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, Goddess and the Baker, Kendra Scott, L.L. Bean and Silverspot Cinema.