Tampa Improv reopens next week with comedians John Heffron and Lavell Crawford

You will not enter if your temperature is 100 degrees or higher.

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Tampa Bay’s comedy clubs started reopening over the last couple weeks, and one of the busiest venues in town is getting back in the game next week.

Tampa Improv announced shows by Michigan comic John Heffron (who’s doing five shows during his three-night run starting June 18) and actor/comedian Lavell Crawford (pictured, who’s doing six shows during a four-night stand, which starts on June 25).

Tampa Improv said it’s only selling tables for two or four people; no individual ticket sales will be allowed. So if you buy a two-person table, your ticket lets you bring one other person. If you buy a four-person table, you can bring three friends (who the fuck has three friends, anyway?).

In a phone call with Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, Improv Marketing Director Matt Baldwin said those tables will be spaced out even further than normal and that the venue will operate under whatever order Gov. Ron DeSantis has out at the time. Right now, DeSantis says bars and nightclubs can operate at 50% capacity; Tampa Improv would not say what its official capacity is.

In an email, Baldwin said Tampa Improv staff will wear masks and highly encourages guests to wear them, too (although they are not required). Temperatures will also be taken upon arrival, and anyone who clocks in with a body temperature of 100 degrees or higher will be denied entry.

All the shows are 21 & up except for Heffron’s second set on Friday, June 19, which is 18 & up.

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