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The Del Close Marathon guide

Each year, the Del Close Marathon brings great improv comedy shows to NYC with 72 straight hours of performances

Photograph: Ari Scott
Amy Poehler, Matt Besser and Matt Walsh with the newly finished UCB book

Running since 1999, the Del Close Marathon has been one of the best things to do in summer, bringing together the cream of the country’s improv comics for 72 straight hours of spontaneous comedy. You’ll likely see some of the 50 funniest New Yorkers on stage! Below, you’ll find our picks of the comedy shows you absolutely can’t miss.

What is the Del Close Marathon?

The Del Close Marathon is an annual improv comedy event that takes place over three continuous days. 

Where is the Del Close Marathon?

The Del Close Marathon takes place at seven different comedy clubs and theaters including Magnet Theater, SVA Theater and more (see our map below for all the venues.) 

When is the Del Close Marathon?

The Del Close Marathon takes place Friday, June 24 to Sunday, June 26, 2016.

Map of Del Close Marathon Venues

Del Close Marathon 2016 info

The best shows to see at this year’s Del Close Marathon
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The best shows to see at this year’s Del Close Marathon

Get all the improv you can handle from top comics at the Del Close Marathon

Archive Del Close Marathon coverage

Del Close Marathon superstars commemorate the improv marathon's 15th anniversary
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Del Close Marathon superstars commemorate the improv marathon's 15th anniversary

Del Close Marathon 15th anniversary highlights (slide show)
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Del Close Marathon 15th anniversary highlights (slide show)

Del Close Marathon and FringeNYC

Del Close Marathon and FringeNYC

Del Close Marathon '08

Del Close Marathon '08

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