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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Super Free Wednesday
Every Wednesday, all night long, see the PIT's best house teams doing their brand of long-form improvisation.Improv Wednesday September 28 2016 - Wednesday December 28 2016 FreeRead more
Tamara's Tarot Variety Show
If you’ve ever wanted your fortune read by comedians, you’re in luck! Show up at 8pm for a free tarot card reading (first-come, first-served), then stick around for a variety hour that fosters community, creativity and trying to figure out your future...Thursday September 29 2016 - Thursday October 20 2016Read more
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.Friday September 30 2016 - Friday October 7 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 1 2016 - Saturday December 31 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!