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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In this new play by NYC comedy-writing duo Marina and Nicco, four black actors find they're stuck in a time loop, auditioning for the part of "Drug Dealer #2" over and over. Humor and social commentary? Yes, please.Sunday December 4 2016Read more
The parody-making masterminds behind Fly, You Fools and Hold on to Your Butts set their eyes on America's favorite tale of childhood abandonment, Home Alone. Watch the insane saga of household pranks ensue with the help of puppets, projections and a four-person...Storytelling Until Friday December 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 December 7 2016 - Wednesday December 28 2016 FreeRead more
From Justin to Kelly
Kelly Buttermore and Justin Peters bring their long-running, well-polished improv show back to the PIT. By the speed and clarity of their well-practiced interactions, you’ll think they have ESP.Improv Thursday December 8 2016Read more
Gypsy Danger and the Baldwins
Two of the Peoples Improv Theater's house teams join forces in Flatiron every Sat night: Gypsy Danger performs an improvised movie and the Baldwins, one of PIT's longest-running groups, serves up its signature longform stylings.Improv Saturday December 10 2016 - Saturday December 31 2016Read more
We Are Thomasse
We Are Thomasse, the British-American duo that's been compared to both Monty Python and Key & Peele, serves up sharp wit and lightning-quick sketch comedy at its monthly show.Sketch shows Thursday January 5 2017Read 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!