Improv Asylum Offers Boston’s Answer To ‘Saturday Night Live’

Improv Asylum is based in Boston's North End. (jough/Flickr)

Improv Asylum is based in Boston's North End. (jough/Flickr)

Now that “Saturday Night Live” is on summer break, Boston’s Improv Asylum is taking its turn in the late-night weekend comedy slot.

The North End based company responsible for The Oscar Winning Boston Movie faux-trailer is launching a half-hour sketch comedy TV show that premiers Saturday at midnight on WCVB Channel 5.

If all goes well, Improv Asylum hopes to take its new “Vanity Project” national. We get a sneak preview.


  • Norm Laviolette and Chet Harding, co-founders, Improv Asylum

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