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Laughing at the End of the World

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The End of the World

With only three days to go til the (supposed) end of existence as we know it, we’ve still got a few things to cross off our list. Canoeing down Buffalo Bayou, scaling Memorial City Medical Center to find out what’s on top, and visiting Zone D Erotica, the Galleria area adult shop, all rank near the top. With limited time, we will unfortunately have to cherry pick.

The performers at Houston Improv Festival have simplified their last rites to doing what they do best. This Friday they’ll be hosting “The End of Improv” show at the Midtown Arts Center, a night we presume will be filled with both holiday cheer and impending doom. If not for the laughs, there will also be free pizza and beer, or as they call them “italian pie and fermented wheat sodas.”

Houston Improv, billed as “Extemporaneous expression. Intentional irreverence,” is better known for its week-long improv extravaganza in the spring, but hosts events throughout the year with a mix of performers from throughout the comedy community. Similar to the popular ComedySportz Houston, but without the fixed lineup, they act as event planners for smaller Houston troupes. If prophecy holds up, this might be the last time to catch them ever.

The Midtown Arts Center is located at 3414 La Branch Street, Houston, TX, 77004. Shows at 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per show, $15 for both shows, available at the door or online.