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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Two times each month, Ariel Leaty and Carolyn Castiglia host this upbeat stand-up show featuring well-known and soon-to-be-well-known comics from around the city. This edition invites Youngmi Mayer, Ziwe Fumudoh, Danny Cohen, Shalewa Sharpe and Gary Gulman...Stand-up Until Thursday December 20 2018
The Last Laugh
For a night of killer laughs from a great variety of acts, look no further than this weekly getdown at VSPOT, hosted by Gianmarco Soresi and Jay Schmidt. Past guests have included Aparna Nancherla, Christian Finnegan, Jena Friedman, Mark Normand and ...Sunday September 23 2018 - Sunday July 28 2019
Hot Boss: Happy Hour
Stand-ups, musical improvisers, sketch teams and dance troupes entertain the afterwork set at this career-oriented comedy show. Once the guest acts have called it a day, the Hot Boss troupe invites an audience member onstage to share their hobbies, so...Improv Thursday October 4 2018 - Thursday December 6 2018
Fallon Tonight starring impressionist Adam Hamway
Obsessive impresario Hamway, who's appeared two times on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, hosts this meticulous recreation of his favorite late-night show, featuring special guests doing spot-on versions of the Roots and their favorite celebrity guests,...Character Friday October 26 2018 - Thursday December 13 2018
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I went to the People's Improv Theater (PIT) all throughout college. I have seen very talented people grace the stage, and it is incredibly affordable. It is normally $10 and only $1 for people with a student ID. The drinks at the bar are also reasonably priced and they made me a hot toddy, which was delicious!
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!