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Monkey Business Returns!

Watertown will be invaded by a herd of comedians when they will host the Madison-based improv comedy troupe, Monkey Business Institute, on Friday, January 26 at 7:00 PM at the Watertown Players Theater, located in The Market, 210 S. Water St., Watertown. Tickets for the show are now on sale and are $12.00 in advance for $16.00 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Watertown’s Piggly Wiggly supermarket or online at

This is the fourth appearance of the group at the Watertown Players Theater and they have proven to be a very popular draw. The group performs each Saturday in the basement of the Glass Nickel Pizza Co.’s Madison east side location. There they perform an early show, with content focused on an audience of families, is followed by a late show, geared toward more traditional short form improve.

The Monkey Business Institute is made up of over thirty-five uniquely talented people. People who have spent years, or even decades, of their lives growing intimately aware of what makes great improv tick – and what makes audiences laugh.

Many of its members performed with Madison’s ComedySportz prior to 2002, and quite a few have years of professional stage/acting experience. Some of them are professional musicians, one is an award-winning stand-up comedian. Others are professional film-makers and voice-actors. A good number of the folks in our company are parents and one is a grand-parent (which, says Brad Knight, the director of the troupe assures us, makes them funnier). In short, many of Madison’s most creative and humorous people appear in the cast for any given performance – and most of them have worked together for over ten years. There is no other improv comedy company quite as experienced and talented as theirs, anywhere in the United States (Except perhaps Chicago, Los Angeles and New York).  You can even find them on Wikipedia!

Seating is limited so it is suggested that in order not to miss these talented performers, patrons buy their tickets in advance. Come out and laugh with the Watertown Players and drive away the winter blues. For more information call (920) 306-4364 or visit the Players on Facebook.