Frequently Asked Questions

First timer to an improv show? A little wary of the funny? Want to impress your friends with your vast knowledge of all things improv and Theatre99? Use these Cliffs Notes and impress your pals!

What is improv? Is it like stand up?

Improv comedy is hilarious unscripted theatre. If you've ever seen the TV show "Whose Line is it Anyway?" you've seen improv. It is not stand up comedy...improvisers don't tell jokes. They take audience suggestions and create comedic scenes based on those suggestions. Because of that, every show is different.

Will they make fun of me or make me get on stage?

Nope, unless you volunteer yourself we will let you sit there with the anonymity and safety of someone in the witness protection program. The only exception is if you walk in late or forget to turn off your cell phone. Do that and you shall be taunted mercilessly as an example to the rest of the class.

How long do the shows last?

8:00 p.m. shows are typically 1 3/4 hours in length and 10:00 p.m. shows are one hour in length.

How much do shows cost?

When we say cheap laughs, we mean cheap! Prices for each show can be found on the appropriate pages, but generally Wednesday night shows are $5, Friday night shows are $12, and Saturday ranges from $12 - $14. Festival shows range from $5- $16.

Where is Theatre 99 anyway? Where the heck do I park?

We do not have parking at Theatre 99, but there are lots of nearby options. Click on our LOCATION page. There are tons of free parking spaces after 6pm behind the Gaillard Auditorium on George Street between Anson and East Bay Streets. There is a paid lot on George Street between Meeting and King Streets.

Do you take credit cards?

Nah, cash only. We like to keep it clean. You can purchase tickets with a credit card here on the website.

Where's is the closest ATM?

In our lobby...how convenient is that?

Can we eat and drink in the theatre?

Hell yes but outside food and drink are not allowed. We pride ourselves on being the only live theatre in Charleston with a cup holder at every seat! And lucky for you we offer beer, wine and snacks at our bar, available before and after each show, and during intermission. Cash only, so load up on those $1s and $5s.

Do we need to make reservations?

YES! We strongly recommend purchasing tickets in advance here on the website. It is an excellent idea as shows often sell out. Show up a half hour before showtime to ensure you can sit with your friends because seating is first come, first serve. Phone reservations can be made for most Wednesday and Friday shows by calling 843-853-6687. Instructions are on the voicemail. Phone reservations must be paid for by 15 minutes before show time we'll sell your seat to people in line. (ETIX reservations are guaranteed, but seating is still first come, first serve.)

Are the shows family-friendly?

We're family. And we're friendly. But we're not family friendly.

If I laugh my ass off will you help me find it?

You betcha!

Are seats reserved?

No. Seating is general admission (like going to the movies). Even if you purchase tickets in advance, seating is still general admission. It is strongly recommended that you arrive 30 minutes before showtime to ensure that you can get seats together. If you show up close to showtime there is always a good chance that you can't sit together, Early bird gets the worm.

I've got another question. How can I get an answer?

No problem at all. Just email us at thehavenots2000@aol.com and we'll get back to you asap.

Have other questions? Call or email us!

Upcoming Shows

Wed, Sep 27 - 8:00 pm

Laugh For A Lincoln

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Thu, Sep 28 - 7:30 pm

Blast Off (FREE show)

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Fri, Sep 29 - 8:00 pm

Improv Riot

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Sat, Sep 30 - 8:00 pm

Improv Riot

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Wed, Oct 4 - 8:00 pm

Laugh For A Lincoln

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Fri, Oct 6 - 8:00 pm

Improv Smackdown!

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Sat, Oct 7 - 8:00 pm

The Have Nots! Comedy Improv Company

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Wed, Oct 11 - 8:00 pm

Laugh For A Lincoln

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Thu, Oct 12 - 8:00 pm

Jeremy McLellan: Fire At A Crowded Theatre

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Fri, Oct 13 - 8:00 pm

Improv Riot

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Fri, Oct 13 - 10:00 pm

McQueen

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Sat, Oct 14 - 6:00 pm

The Pressure Washer - keeping improv comedy clean

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Sat, Oct 14 - 8:00 pm

Improv Riot

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Wed, Oct 18 - 8:00 pm

Laugh For A Lincoln

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Thu, Oct 19 - 8:00 pm

Charleston Comedy Festival Stand Up Competition Prelim Rounds

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Fri, Oct 20 - 8:00 pm

The Funny Bucket

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Sat, Oct 21 - 8:00 pm

Improv Riot

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Wed, Oct 25 - 8:00 pm

Laugh For A Lincoln

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Thu, Oct 26 - 7:00 pm

Blast Off (FREE show)

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Fri, Oct 27 - 8:00 pm

Improv Riot

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Sat, Oct 28 - 8:00 pm

Improv Riot

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Wed, Nov 1 - 8:00 pm

Laugh For A Lincoln

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Thu, Nov 2 - 8:00 pm

Charleston Comedy Festival Stand Up Competition Prelim Rounds

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Fri, Nov 3 - 8:00 pm

Improv Smackdown!

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Sat, Nov 4 - 8:00 pm

The Have Nots! Comedy Improv Company

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Wed, Nov 8 - 8:00 pm

Laugh For A Lincoln

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Thu, Nov 9 - 8:00 pm

Charleston Comedy Festival Stand Up Competition Prelim Rounds

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Fri, Nov 10 - 8:00 pm

The Funny Bucket

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Sat, Nov 11 - 8:00 pm

Improv Riot

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Sat, Nov 11 - 10:00 pm

Mystery Meat: The Mixtape Vol. 1

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Wed, Nov 15 - 8:00 pm

Laugh For A Lincoln

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Thu, Nov 16 - 8:00 pm

Found Footage Festival: Volume 8

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Fri, Nov 17 - 8:00 pm

Improv Riot

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Fri, Nov 17 - 10:00 pm

Charleston Comedy Festival Stand Up Competition Semi Finals

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Sat, Nov 18 - 8:00 pm

Improv Riot

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Sat, Nov 18 - 10:00 pm

Charleston Comedy Festival Stand Up Competition Semi Finals

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Wed, Nov 22 - 8:00 pm

Laugh For A Lincoln

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Fri, Nov 24 - 8:00 pm

Improv Riot

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Sat, Nov 25 - 8:00 pm

Improv Riot

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Wed, Nov 29 - 8:00 pm

Laugh For A Lincoln

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Thu, Nov 30 - 7:30 pm

Blast Off (FREE show)

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Sat, Dec 2 - 10:00 pm

Charleston Comedy Festival Stand Up Competiton Finals

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Wed, Dec 6 - 8:00 pm

Laugh For A Lincoln

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Wed, Dec 13 - 8:00 pm

Laugh For A Lincoln

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Fri, Dec 15 - 10:00 pm

Dusty Slay

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Wed, Dec 20 - 8:00 pm

Laugh For A Lincoln

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Wed, Dec 27 - 8:00 pm

Laugh For A Lincoln

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