The Improv to Open in Atlanta

Legendary L.A. comedy club to debut in Atlanta's Andrews Entertainment District

Sep 05, 2012, 10:23 ET from Atlanta Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre

ATLANTA, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Improv standup comedy club and dinner theatre is coming to Atlanta.   The Improv, perhaps best known for its A&E network show An Evening at the Improv, was founded by Budd Friedman in New York in 1963.  It started expanding in 1975 when it opened its legendary second location on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood California.  For almost a half century, The Improv Comedy clubs have remained the premiere stages for live comedy.  Over the decades, the talent who has played center stage represents the Who's Who of American Comedy, including Richard Pryor, Billy Crystal, Lily Tomlin, Freddie Prinz, 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.

"We are thrilled to pick Andrews Entertainment District in the heart of Buckhead as our 24th US location.  After researching the Atlanta market, and geographical areas we decided Buckhead was a great start to our expansion plans into Georgia," said Budd Friedman and Mark Lonow, partners of the Improv.  "We chose Andrews Entertainment District, as the perfect location, with 8 other well managed nightlife establishments in the same location we thought this was a great fit for us."

"Our vision started 10 years ago when we opened East Andrews Cafe & Bar.  To create a place where all ages could enjoy dining, entertainment, and nightlife in one location.  What an honor, 10 years later to attract such a strong national brand as the Improv into the district," said Stephen de Haan President of Andrews Entertainment District.

The Atlanta Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre will be located at 56 East Andrews Drive NW, Atlanta GA 30305.  More information can be found at

About Andrews Entertainment District
Andrews Entertainment District was created as Buckhead's premier destination for drinks, food, dancing, and entertainment in Atlanta.  The district provides something for everyone with their wide array of dining and nightlife venues.  Guests can enjoy signature cocktails, and a cafe style menu at East Andrews Cafe & Bar (winner of best singles scene and best outdoor bar), regionally inspired small plates (Tapas) and wine at Cellar 56 (winner of best wine bar), watch a game, enjoy a fine Irish stout, and great Irish pub fare at Stout Irish Sports Bar Atlanta's best sports bar.   Enjoy Buckhead's best sushi prepared by Master Chef Saito Saito, and over 300 vodkas  of the world, with Atlanta's only ice bar, at Czar Ice Bar – Sushi & Vodka.  Dance the night away in Atlanta's best nightclub without the attitude, including the most musical apt DJ, at Andrews Upstairs.  Or take a trip back in time to a sophisticated 1920's speakeasy Prohibition, winner of best cocktails, and a fine cigar lounge (you must have the secret code for admittance).  Don't forget to end your night with great pizza from Sal's Pizzeria.  Join Andrews District for their legendary Halloween and New Years Eve party or host your own private party or corporate event at 56 East a premier event facility. Andrews is the perfect location for your next birthday or bachelorette party, or any special celebration, and of course very soon, to see your favorite comedian on stage at Atlanta Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre.

Stephen de Haan
Andrews Entertainment District
404.869.1132 x 100

SOURCE Atlanta Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre