After many years in Chelsea, this improv and sketch theater moved crosstown to a dramatic East Side location with a warm main stage proscenium, a black box in the basement and an inviting bar. Cheap shows and free jams keep the crowds young and lively.
|Venue name:||Peoples Improv Theater||Contact:|
123 E 24th St
|Cross street:||between Park Ave South and Lexington Ave|
|Transport:||Subway: N, R to 23rd St–Broadway; 6 to 23rd St|
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The PIT sets some of its most creative acts loose for Pride. Highlights include the insane musical-comedy show Political Subversities; Orange Is the New Black–inspired hip-hop show Locked Up B*tches; LULU Birds: A Weirdo, Whimsical, Experimental Feminist...Until Monday June 27 2016Read more
Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic
The frighteningly creative minds behind Kapow-i GoGo bring you a Harry Potter parody of epic proportions. The gentle Hufflepuffs often live in the shadows of J.K. Rowling's universe, and this show follows the forgotten lives of the students sitting next to...Sketch shows Monday June 27 2016 - Thursday August 4 2016Read more
Fly, You Fools!
The irreverent goons behind Hold On To Your Butts and the director of the Harry Potter parody show Puffs present this "shot-for-shot" reenactment of the gloriously dramatic The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Expect wigs to fly as this...Sketch shows Tuesday June 28 2016 - Saturday July 30 2016Read more
Super Free Wednesday
Every Wednesday, all night long, see the PIT's best house teams doing their brand of long-form improvisation.Improv Wednesday June 29 2016 - Wednesday December 28 2016 FreeRead more
The sixth go-round of PIT’s annual IndiePendence Day Festival will feature more of what attracted big crowds to the first five: a 12-hour marathon of live comedy performances, beer and—best of all—free BB (so we can all pretend the founding fathers added...Comedy clubs Monday July 4 2016Read more
The talent that graces the stage is actually quite good! The goofiness definitely permeates throughout the crowd(Knocking back a few reasonably priced drinks first doesn't hurt). The bartenders are super friendly, and the post-grad crowd is rowdy enough to make it a fun night out without making you want to throw a bottle at someone. Worth the trip if you're in a festive mood.
If I'm not seeing a show at UCB, I'm seeing one here. They've got great stages, plenty of talent and really unique shows, my favorite being Hold On to Your Butts, a shot-for-shot reenactment of Jurassic Park pulled off completely by two guys. There's also a nice, big bar area up front so everyone doesn't feel so crowded in, and some snacks like pizza and popcorn. Shows are usually pretty cheap, and students get in for $1. Check it out to go off the beaten comedy path just a bit, and if you'e brave enough or want to make new friends, take a class!