First Annual Shanghai Improv Festival, October 23-26


The Shanghai Improv Festival begins Thursday! Zmack and the People’s Republic of Comedy are proud to present the First Annual Shanghai Improv Festival, October 23-26. Featuring SEVEN improv comedy teams from across Asia! PLUS Shanghai’s premier comedy teams- PRC and Zmack- join together onstage for the first time to kick off the festival as an improv SUPER TEAM! Each show …

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Storytelling for Everyone


每个人都有一个故事可以和大家分享,有些人有很多故事可以分享,但是当想要和大家讲的时候突然不知道要讲些什么,明明很精彩的故事,讲出来却索然无味。来自芝加哥的Jeanne和Scott除了周六的高级即兴表演课程之外,周日为大家带来“人人都爱讲故事”的工作坊。来告诉大家如何把自己的故事形象,生动以及富有声音魅力的讲出来。   Storytelling for Everyone Cost: Early Bird 350 RMB At the door (based on availability) 450 RMB Date: Sunday, September 28, 13:30-16:30 PM Location: 390Bar Payment Details: contact or Description: Everyone has a story to tell. Most people have many stories to tell. Whether for performance, presentation, persuasion or for just entertaining your peers, learning how to tell …

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吃货有福了!Zmack不仅为大家带来精彩的演出,更为大家带来让人垂涎欲滴的美食!想吃正宗美国南部的美食?这次可不要错过了!来自美国的超级大厨亲自来到390酒吧的厨房为大家带来饕餮美食!所有香肠以及调味酱都是家庭秘制,不是市面上买得到的哦!菜单和细节请往下翻! RUIJIN CAJUN COMEDY JAMBOREE featuring ZMACK Saturday September 27 150RMB presale/200RMB door-includes dinner,drink and show Dinner served 7:30- 8:30 Show begins 8:30pm 390 Bar and Café 390 Panyu Lu near Fahuazhen lu 150RMB预售票,200RMB门口售票(包含晚餐,演出和一杯酒水) 晚餐7点半到8点半 演出8点半到10点 地址:上海市长宁区番禺路390号近法华镇路。地铁10号线交通大学站5号口10分钟。 公交:71,936,925,127到延安西路定西路站10分钟   Payment: Taobao link Or Contact Elva, add wechat:15000017652 The hottest pop-up restaurant in town teams up with Shanghai’s hometown comedy …


Chicago Improv Class comes to Shanghai!Only four spaces left!

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Chicago Improv Class comes to Shanghai! 芝加哥原汁原味的即兴表演课程来到上海拉! 众所周知即兴表演起源于意大利街头艺术,兴起发展于芝加哥;芝加哥作为即兴表演的源头基地,培养了美国无数著名的即兴演员;而我们有幸请来了芝加哥从事即兴表演的两位艺术家Jeanne和Scott来到上海,为大家带来原汁原味的即兴表演课程。 Chicago improviser JEANNE LAMBIN returns to Shanghai on Saturday 27 September with another Chicago improviser, Scott Whitehair! They are teaming up to offer a 2-part advanced improv workshop. This advanced improv workshop is for graduates of Zmack’s IMPROV 101, or those with beginner improv training. To learn if you are eligible for …

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  海派清口? No 80后说相声? No  留美脱口秀? No 我们是芝麻控!我们玩即兴! 我们要演什么?你说了算!  芝麻控在被雪藏了7258个小时之后,在经历了神秘美国教练残酷的训练之后,整装待发,以全新的面貌出现在各位观众面前。 青出于蓝而盛于蓝,在经历了800回合和美国教练激烈碰撞之后,我们走出了具有中国特色的即兴文化之路! 碰撞时时有,今朝尤其多。比如神一样的对话: [演出公告]: 时间:9月13日,周六晚上8点 地点:Chill Out 淮海中路1632号(近湖南路) 1632Huaihai zhong lu(near Hunan lu) 地铁十号线上海图书馆站对面 门票:免费 请加芝麻控公众微信“芝麻控”预留座位,预留座位者我们会保留座位到8点。 8:00PM,Saturday 13 September!! FREE BILINGUAL IMPROV COMEDY! Chinese! English! Gibberish! Music! Shanghai hua!! ZMK returns with new styles, new games, and new members! PLUS the coolest new venue, CHILL OUT! BE A SESAME ADDICT- follow …




The Zmackers are BACK this September! Come join Zmack Thursday nights this fall for new games,songs and styles; plus the improv hit games you know and love.   Plus the 390 food and drink specials. (mmmmm Zmackburgers) ZMACK PRESENTS THRILLING THURSDAY COMEDY Thursdays in September (September 4th, 11th, 18th) Show starts at 8:30pm Admission 50RMB 390 Bar and Café 390 …


The World Loses a Genius. RIP Robin Williams

Robin Williams RIP

Hearing the news of Robin Williams death by his own hand was difficult.  It hit me like a physical punch to the chest.  I had to stop what I was doing to process this. Robin Williams was much more than a comedian, or a comedy actor.  Among other things, he was a great writer, dramatic actor and (most importantly to …

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Fundamentals of Improv (and Life): TRUST by Curt

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“Performers need to have the utmost respect for one another- that if they treat each other like geniuses, poets and artists; they can become that.” – Del Close After many Zmack shows, one remark that is commonly heard goes something like “I was so amazed when you did________, how in the world were you able to do that? I could …

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ZMACK: 5 Years of Comedy


Join Zmack and celebrate 5 years of comedy in Shanghai! Special appearances by Zhi Ma Kong (Chinese Improv Comedy), Zut Alors (French Improv Comedy) and the Zmack Comedy School Class Reunion (Zmack’s Improv Comedy Training School) Saturday 14 June 8pm 100RMB presale/150RMB door (includes one drink) Pearl Theater 471 Zhapu Lu (near Wujin Lu) Near Sichuan Bei Lu metro station …

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Call for participation in Zmack 5th Anniversary “Happy” video

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When I came across the “Happy in Beijing” clip taken after the original video “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, I immediately decided to do something similar, because the concept of the video is so simple and inclusive. As Zmack cheerleader turned April Artistic Director, I thought this would be a perfect way to pay tribute to everyone who has made Zmack …

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