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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Blatantly Blaine: A New "Family" Musical
The makers of "The Disembodied Hand That Fisted Everyone to Death - The Musical!" return with a new full-length musical comedy combining the modern world's two most notorious forces of destruction: terrorism and reality TV. Show up for an evening of depraved...Musical Until Saturday November 12 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 October 29 2016 - Saturday December 31 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 November 2 2016 - Wednesday December 28 2016 FreeRead more
Keeping My Kidneys
TV writer hyper-prolific NYC comedian Mindy Raf stars in her manic romantic comedy solo show, which throws her into queer three-ways, uncomfortable medical exams and beyond.Solo shows Wednesday November 2 2016 - Friday November 11 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!