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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Go Ricki! host and gay comedy superstar Matt Smith McCormick welcomes some of the best acts in town to look back on cringe-worthy, heartbreaking and relieving experiences of coming out to their families at this Pride storytelling show. He's joined by...Thursday June 21 2018
She Makes Me Laugh
With a reliable rotating crew of rising stage powerhouses, this monthly all-female comedy get-down always delivers, and you can expect a truly wild night for the gig's two-year anniversary. Catch improv from Big Mermaid; stand-up from Rachel Fogletto, Zilla...Stand-up Friday June 22 2018
The Last Laugh
For a night of killer laughs from a great variety of acts, look no further than the PIT's weekly getdown, hosted by Gianmarco Soresi and Jay Schmidt. Past guests have included Aparna Nancherla, Christian Finnegan, Jena Friedman and more. On April 15,...Sunday June 24 2018 - Sunday July 28 2019
Two Fake Blondes Present Character Karaoke
The fearless, always-funny duo of Eliza Kingsbury and Jewel Elizabeth wrangle some of their favorite comedians to show up as original characters, who then face off in karaoke battles of your choosing at this wild night of musical comedy.Character Thursday July 12 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 Thursday August 9 2018 - Thursday September 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!