Irvine Improv Closes to Move to New Location at Spectrum

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R.I.P.

Not a lot of people deal well with change and to those people we say, we're right there with you. When it comes to the closing of the Irvine Improv all we can think is, thankfully it won't be closed forever. Because truthfully, we'd miss it too much.

But then again, change can be good.

Over the years there have been many comics to stand up and do their stand-up in front of that signature brick wall like Dave Attell, Gilbert Gottfried, Margaret Cho, Jim Norton, Bob Saget, Amy Schumer, Anjelah Johnson, Daniel Tosh, Katt Williams...the list could literally go on forever.

On June 29th the boys from Sullivan & Son hit the stage and then left the stage. The famous Improv sign was taken off the brick wall, the lights went down, and the doors closed for the last time. The Irvine Improv is moving to a new location in the Irvine Spectrum and while there is no exact date as of this very minute from what we can see on the outside, the new Improv will be more incredible than ever. We're going to go out on a limb here and assume that we're not alone when we say, as longtime fans of this venue, it'll be strange to not walk through those familiar doors ever again. We will however be looking forward to breezing through the new and much larger Irvine Improv doors to see some fantastic comedy really soon.

To the "O.G." Irvine Improv we'll leave it at this, thanks for the memories.

And to the new Irvine Improv, we can't wait to make new ones.

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15 comments
Pony Ann
Pony Ann

I don't get it..it's going to be in the same shopping center so who cares.

lonhall
lonhall

WhiteyAlmighty beat me to my comment!

John Ward
John Ward

Do you remember when it was across from UCI?

Andy Au
Andy Au

I went there to see Steve Bryne. He put me on stage to do a skit. It was freaken awesome!

Andy Wolf
Andy Wolf

Am I missing something? It's just moving locations, not going out of business. And maybe it's new location will have decent parking. I say good riddance old Improv, and hello new and improved Improv.

Joe Brancaleone
Joe Brancaleone

only been there once, but it was Pablo Francisco. so there's that

Alana Weinberg
Alana Weinberg

Awwww I remember we use to go together & have so much fun. Good memories!

WhiteyAlmighty
WhiteyAlmighty

What you guys failed to mention is that the original Irvine Improv was located across the street from UCI. It opened back in 1986 until it moved to the Spectrum in 1999. That's the OG Irvine Improv!

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