New York improv venue: ABC No Rio

ABC No Rio

156 Rivington Street New York, NY View on Google Maps

ABC No Rio is a collectively-run center for art and activism. We are known internationally as a venue for oppositional culture. ABC No Rio was founded in 1980 by artists committed to political and social engagement and we retain these values to the present. We seek to facilitate cross-pollination between artists and activists. ABC No Rio is a place where people share resources and ideas to impact society, culture, and community. We believe that art and activism should be for everyone, not just the professionals, experts, and cognoscenti. Our dream is a cadres of actively aware artists and artfully aware activists. Our community is defined by a set of shared values and convictions. It is both a local and international community. It is a community committed to social justice, equality, anti-authoritarianism, autonomous action, collective processes, and to nurturing alternative structures and institutions operating on such principles. Our community includes artists and activists whose work promotes critical analysis and an expanded vision of possibility for our lives and the lives of our neighborhoods, cities, and societies. It includes punks who embrace the Do-It-Yourself ethos, express positive outrage, and reject corporate commercialism. It includes nomads, squatters, fringe dwellers, and those among society's disenfrachised who find at ABC No Rio a place to be heard and valued.

Recent shows:

Free
Fri Jan 25 2013 at 9:00pm @ ABC No Rio. Featuring CHESTER, Cunk
Stand up, stories, improv, music maybe, fun definitely
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$3
Fri Aug 27 2010 at 8:00pm @ ABC No Rio. Featuring CHESTER, D5, Nobody's Token, Teenage Cop
Your pals Chester bring your monthly dose of amazing comedy to the Lower East Side, and this month it's ALL IMPROV GROUPS! Holy cow! Our wonderful guests: The not-Eminem/Mighty Ducks-affiliated ...* D5 * The law-abiding youngsters ...
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$3
Fri Jun 25 2010 at 8:00pm @ ABC No Rio. Featuring CHESTER
CHESTER brings you YET ANOTHER incredible night of comedy on the Lower East Side! As always, joining us are the latest and greatest comedians from around town: Standup from * DAVE BLUVBAND * Radio Sketch Comedy from * COGNAC RADIO ...
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$3
Fri May 28 2010 at 8:00pm @ ABC No Rio. Featuring CHESTER, SWOON
CHESTER brings you free beer @ ABC No Rio. Also, improv by SWOON, stand-up by Dan St. Germaine, storytelling by John Flynn. You'll be charmed, I'm sure. Tickets are $3-$8, whatever you can afford.
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$3
Wed Apr 21 2010 at 8:00pm @ ABC No Rio. Featuring CHESTER
CHESTER brings a night of kickass comedy to the Lower East Side all for you! Standup from * NAOMI EKPERIGIN * Improv from * GLASER & STORIE (AARON GLASER AND WILL STORIE) * Storytelling from * MICHELLE MARKOWITZ * Sketch fro ...
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$3
Fri Mar 26 2010 at 8:00pm @ ABC No Rio. Featuring CHESTER, Marty.
Whoa, it's Chester's one-year anniversary you guys! Come join us on the Lower East Side for our celebration show. We're going to be joined by some amazingly funny friends: *Improv from MARTY (Chuck Salter, Rob Asaro, Brooke DiMarco, Mar ...
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$3
Thu Feb 25 2010 at 8:00pm @ ABC No Rio. Featuring CHESTER, Funky, Baby!
CHESTER brings you a wonderful night of comedy, and are being joined by some wonderful and friendly comedy folks: * Stand up from: Toria Sheffield * 2 Person Improv from: Funky, baby! * Storytelling from: Steven Puente And of co ...
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$3
Thu Jan 28 2010 at 8:00pm @ ABC No Rio. Featuring
DON'T YOU FIND US CHARMING? Chester's monthly show at the amazing ABC NoRio. Free Beer will be provided, plus an amazing line-up: Hari Kondabolu (stand-up, as seen on Jimmy Kimmel) Nicole and Sasheer (two person Improv) Buttons and Je ...
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$5
Wed Nov 18 2009 at 8:00pm @ ABC No Rio. Featuring CHESTER
CHESTER brings you a third night of comedy fun on the Lower East Side! We'll be joined by some more funny friends of ours: - Standup FISH! - Wordsmith JORDAN CLIFFORD! - Dancing wonders COCOON! - Sketch comedy RUE BRUTALIA! ...
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$5
Wed Oct 21 2009 at 8:00pm @ ABC No Rio. Featuring CHESTER
CHESTER returns to the Lower East Side with another crazy amazing comedy show! This month, we've got some more awesome funny friends joining us: - Stand-up comedian [b]CHRISTINE NANGLE[/b] (Saturday Night Live)! - Storyteller [b]SE ...
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