We're the proud home of Sick Puppies Comedy!
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Why we are not opening just yet.
Because we care: Fact vs fiction
Many venues are beginning to reopen here in South Florida. Doghouse Theater will not be among them right now. We believe in promoting safety, not political expediency. We trust the advice of scientists and health leaders, not political vote-counters.
The more of our neighbors who engage in risky behavior in order to spare themselves a few more weeks of isolation and prevention, the longer it will be until all of us are safe. And the longer it will be until we can safely reopen.
When we perform, we do it with intelligence and discipline. We urge our neighbors to act in this way, as well. Think beyond tomorrow and beyond yourselves, despite what you hear to the contrary. Palm Beach County is listed as one of the top three counties in the nation to be at risk for a major uptick in infections. That's not a reflection of heredity or geography; it's about behavior and attitude.
We hope you'll stay safe. We hope you'll stay smart. And we will not do anything to put you at risk. We will continue to develop and perform online comedy (see below), as well as online meetings of students and instructors. If you're interested in viewing or participating in any of those events, drop us an email and we'll hook you up. Some links are below.
We hope to see you soon. We perform improv comedy. For us, insanity belongs on the stage, not off it. Thank you for being a member of our beloved audience, and for being a part of the solution, not a part of the problem!
Shows and Classes
When we resume...
Improv Comedy Shows
We Teach Improv, Standup and Much More
Established Comedians and Open Mic Adventurers
Doghouse Theater is the home of Sick Puppies Comedy, serving the Boca/Delray area for nearly a decade.
Sick Puppies has a number of all-star teams, performing the widest variety of improv around. From Chicago-style improv, to improvised musicals and more, there's a show for you. In fact, they're all for you.
Our special guest teams from around FLorida add to the excitement on the Doghouse Theater stage.
Doghouse Theater is your one-stop shop for comedy classes.
We teach a wide variety of improv classes, as well as sketch writing, standup comedy and more.
Classes are taught here at the theater, and at locations in Boca Raton.
Click on the graphic above to learn more about the specific classes we teach and see which ones are right for you!
Improv is great. So is standup comedy.
Doghouse Theater offers both types of funny. The best local and regional comedians take the stage every week at Doghouse Theater.
And we welcome open mic participants, as well. We also teach standup comedy classes, and our students get the chance to perform in our theater, and at other friendly venues.
Come see comedy with microphones!
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