Cafe Improv features the finest poets, musicians and stand-up comedy acts from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and beyond!

This legendary performance series has been in existence since 1990 and on television since 1998.

The program is recorded once each month at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts in central Princeton, and is repeated throughout the following month on Princeton Community Television (, Mondays at 8pm and Thursdays at 1am. Shows are also available on Vimeo.

Cafe Improv has received awards from the National Alliance for Community Media, The Township of Princeton, and (most recently) at the 2013 JAM Acoustic music awards.

For the latest information and schedule for this program, please visit:

“The Best of Cafe Improv, 2017” performances, here.

“The Best of Cafe Improv, 2016” performances, here.

“The Best of Cafe Improv, 2015” performances, here.

“The Best of Cafe Improv, 2014”: click for individual performances, and here to stream the whole show.

Watch the “Best of Cafe Improv, 2013” show, click here! Individual performances, click here.

Click here to read the Princeton Echo 2011 article about Cafe Improv, and here in the Arts Council of Princeton’s blog, for Tom’s musings about this monthly miracle!

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