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The Series Finale

Thursday 7/25 – Thursday 9/26

You’ve watched this show for seven years and finally and now it’s coming to an end. Dragons, meth, weddings, who knows what will happen. You suggest the title and we’ll show you how it ends.

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The Understudies

Friday 7/26 – Friday 9/27

Witness a team of improv comedians turn your audience suggestion into a full fledged musical with live accompaniment, original songs, characters, and dance numbers never before seen and never to be seen again.

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Ladies Stand-Up! (Men Sit Down) Open Mic

Saturday 7/27 – Saturday 9/28

Hey gals & gender minority friends, come on down to the PIT every Saturday at 6:30pm to laugh it up in an inclusive, no pressure environment!
 
$5 CASH
DOORS @ 6:15 PM at Global Comedy Studios!
NO ENTRIES AFTER 6:45 PM
MAX CAPACITY: 20; First Come, First Serve

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Theatresports!

Saturday 7/27 – Saturday 8/24

Theatresports™ is the fast-paced improv show where two teams of improvisers will compete against each other, taking your suggestions to perform hilarious scenes, songs, games and more!

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Error404boy_ is somehow allowed an hour to do what he wants. Which could be ill advised, but we like to challenge our audience. Usually it’s some videos and sketches, then Error404boy will perform a rock concert that would make Led Zeppelin jealous.

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Join Anthony Allocca (Director) and Sawyer Whitted (Music Director) as they put together an evening with some of NYC’s finest cabaret performers- 90 minutes worth of fabulous tunes and an intimate, heart-warming show that’ll feature some of your favorite songs across all genres of music. For more information including cast lineups, check out @asharp_theaterco on Instagram!

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Meanwhile in NYC

Wednesday 7/31 – Sunday 9/29

People go about their day all over the world…meanwhile, in NYC, watch as a cast of improvisors take you on a journey of characters - both locals and tourists - throughout our amazing city.

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The Gauntlet

The Gauntlet

Saturday 8/3 9:00 pm

From the creator of the ultimate sketch comedy competition "Bragging Rights" comes the comedy gauntlet, where actors find themselves having to flex their comedy muscles by earning enough points in sketch, improv and standup games and scenes to outlast their competitors.

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You don’t need to know any Shakespeare to be moved and entertained by this monologuist’s tale. It’s about a prep school crush he had in 1975, and the shocking thing that happened to him just this past September! (It’s all made up, by the way, using a Shakespeare sonnet as a story-starter.)

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Mommy Me-Ahh

Sunday 8/4 – Sunday 9/8

A musical improv comedic hour all about the trials, tribulations and delights of being a parent. A seasoned cast of improvisors who also happen to be parents of little humans will take suggestions from the audience and make up a musical anyone can relate to!

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Boogie Characters

Tuesday 8/6 – Tuesday 9/3

A BoogieManja Production to showcase new solo characters from some of the best writer-performers in NYC.

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Robot Pirate Ninja

Saturday 8/10 10:30 pm

Robot, Pirate, Ninja describes the behaviors and tendencies of different types of improvisers. In this show, we take 3 of each performer type and put them onstage in different combinations to see just how vital each role plays within a team.

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The Character Annex: A Character Showcase

The Character Annex

Tuesday 8/13 – Tuesday 9/10

The Character Annex invites you to a night PACKED full of the newest and best NYC character comedians in the game. Come for a night of laughter with this rapid fire display of character comedy!

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The Kim Alu Improv Hour

Wednesday 8/14 – Sunday 9/15

Join Kim Alu for this once a month show that showcases the various improv teams that she coaches here in NYC (and sometimes beyond!) Audiences are invited to sit back, relax, and laugh at different long form, short form, and experimental sets from the best and brightest teams in the comedy world!

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Coming Up Roses

Thursday 8/15 6:45 pm

Coming up Roses is a mother-daughter two-prov team. But why stop there? We’re introducing you to the whole family. Come witness the glorious dysfunction of family dynamics through sketch, song, dance, and of course, long form improvisation. Bring your know-it-all older sister, conspiracy theory cousin, and drunk uncle…or, maybe just bring a friend.

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The Wedding Improv Jam

Thursday 8/15 8:00 pm

Mike & Des are getting married...and they want YOU there!
$5 CASH SIGNUPS @ 7:30 PM DOOR @ 7:45 PM NO ENTRIES AFTER 8:15 PM MAX CAPACITY: 58 First Come, First Serve

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Seasoned ensemble Improv Dot Gov is excited to make their PIT debut, but shh, this show is highly classified! One lucky audience member will be interviewed about various aspects of their life, which will then fuel the improv scenes to follow. This audience member might even be offered a top-level position in the CIA, but we can't make any promises.

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Judy Pryor

Friday 8/16 7:00 pm

Judy Pryor was an assistant director of education, barista, mixologist, public nuisance, etc. etc. etc. But now, she brings to the stage a sketch show that will enlighten, frustrate and castrate your weekday blues, all under an hour. Prepare yourself for the production that critics have been calling (fill in the blank).   Written and performed by: Analyse Capodiferro, Jason Tyus Smith, Austin Tytel and Ava Whiteley.

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A Bunch of CRUD!

Saturday 8/17 6:00 pm

The cruddiest variety show in town! Your favorite improv group, The Artist Formerly Known As CRUD!, is bringing together talent beyond your wildest dreams! Featuring improv, standup, music, drag, and more... 

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Premier Pit

Saturday 8/17 10:30 pm

CONGRATULATIONS! You’re invited to the world premier of the next great improv teams! Join us as we welcome our new friends into the brutal cut throat arena of indie improv comedy! Two teams enter the pit, and both teams will leave just fine and hopefully leave us a good review on the internet!

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The fantastical and totally true story of how John Hughes, John Mayer and Jon Bon Jovi inspired a black woman from the south at pivotal moments to go where she felt terrified to go thereby significantly altering the course of her life.

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From the mind of a Director whose primary education was received at a place called “The Barnyard School” comes a knee-slapping sketch comedy hour featuring writers and performers trained at the PIT, Second City, BCC, and UCB.

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Join Anthony Allocca (Director) and Halle Mitchell (Music Director) as they put together an evening with some of NYC’s finest cabaret performers- 90 minutes worth of fabulous tunes and an intimate, heart-warming show that’ll feature some of your favorite songs across all genres of music. For more information including cast lineups, check out @asharp_theaterco on Instagram!

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Fifth Floor Walkup

Friday 8/30 8:30 pm

Fifth Floor Walkup is a fever dream of hysterical weirdness. It's madcap, what-the heck-just-happened, screwball sketch comedy with a motley cast of PIT-trained performers. Playing in the liminal space between sketch and improv, Fifth Floor stitches together a brand new show every time with high-production sketches, original music, and digital shorts that'll leave you in stitches and maybe thinking a little differently about how you see the world!   Special Guests: Taxi Cab Comedy! a NYC sketch comedy team that takes you a ride with hilarious sketches inspired by a single location. @taxicabcomedy Featuring: DW Ardern, Curtis Stevens, Camillo Stone, Amir Kianpour, Obi O’Brien, Laura Lynn Lester, Graham McClanahan, and Taxi Cab Comedy

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LaLaHaHa

Saturday 8/31 9:00 pm

LaLaHaHa is a musical sketch group that specializes in making silly songs with our best friends, as it is vital for one's mental and physical health to laugh while you sing and sing while you laugh.

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In Style

Tuesday 9/3 6:30 pm

Improv duo Style (Steph Jacobson & Kyle Shamblin) invites another improv duo to be In Style each show. Fashionably funny. Stylishly silly. Comfortably chaotic.

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The Awakening

Saturday 9/7 – Saturday 11/16

Each show Chris Griggs (The Baldwins) puts together a cast of artists that will delve into a unique, weird, and surreal performance of improvisation set in a dream state.  This daring style is both imaginative and hilarious. There will also be an opening dance number, music throughout and a special appearance by The Sandman.

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DMV not The Musical!

Saturday 9/7 – Saturday 9/14

Everybody hates NYC's DMV's. Long lines. Impatient customers. Indifferent employees. Except for that one Tuesday when five strangers, waiting an eternity to renew their licenses, are bitten - completely against their will - by the musical bug. These five strangers turn the drab DMV to a fab musical scene in this irreverent musical comedy.

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Girl Theory

Saturday 9/14 9:00 pm

This sketch/stand-up variety spectacular finally answers the question, “why is being funny an attractive quality for men to have, but a threatening quality for women?” by giving the hottest and most threatening women in New York City the platform they deserve. No boys allowed, except in the audience where they belong <3

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YELLING AT PIGEONS

Thursday 9/19 9:15 pm

Yelling at Pigeons is a sketch comedy group that features PIT writers and performers, who are up-and-coming-and-unwell. With an emphasis on finding hilarity in the lives of the mundane, Yelling at Pigeons presents a revue of sketches, characters, and musical performances that explore the most bizarre and downright dangerous delights of the average Joe.

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Stupid Hot apologizes for…well.. a variety of things. Everything that’s their fault and everything that isn’t. It’s a variety show featuring sketch comedy and a hot new stand up comedian talking about apologies -because someone needs to an apologize for it all.

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Swiftie 101

Sunday 9/29 7:00 pm

Are you a life-long (live) Swiftie with a 13 drawn on your hand? Or are you someone dipping your toes in The Lakes of the 18 years worth of lore of today's biggest pop superstar? Either way, this show is for you! We will ̶i̶n̶i̶t̶i̶a̶t̶e̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶i̶n̶t̶o̶ ̶o̶u̶r̶ ̶c̶u̶l̶t̶ introduce you to the inside jokes of our fandom with educational segments leading into Taylor-themed sketches spanning topics from Jake Gyllenhaal's scarf to the Eras Tour.

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Kevin Turner is the 4th of 5 kids, a military veteran in a divided country, and has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Come join the battle inside his brain. In his debut hour, Kevin balances his silly life and dark struggle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. His goal is to make you laugh at one joke—but isn’t sure you will. Come find out!

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Backdoor Barbecue

Saturday 12/14 7:30 pm

Backdoor Barbecue is a critically acclaimed* NYC-based sketch comedy group that serves up high-energy and tightly-structured shows. Featuring musical performances, character bits, topical monologue joke segments, and more, Backdoor Barbecue cooks up a new sketch revue with some of the funniest folks in New York!

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