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The Understudies

Friday 2/23 – 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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Theatresports!

Friday 2/23 – Friday 3/29

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! YOU may even be brought up on stage to help them out! Boo the Judges as they score each teams scene and bring them farther or closer to winning the night! At the end of the show, one team will be crowned the winner based on the judges total scores. This show has been done all around the world and is a perfect way to start your Night in New York!

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Submit a Show!

Wanna be on The PIT stage? Submit your show for consideration and you could see your work on this list!

A fun way to practice the art of improvisational comedy for all experience levels! Come to the jam and practice what you've been learning in class!

$10 CASH
DOORS @ 9:45
NO ENTRIES AFTER 10:30PM
MAX CAPACITY: 58 First Come, First Serve

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

Saturday 2/24 – Saturday 3/30

Hey gals, Come down to the PIT every Saturday at 6:30pm to get silly!
 
$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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Greenlit!

Saturday 2/24 8:00 pm

5 comedians. 5 movie pitches. 2 no-nonsense studio executives. Join in as Drew Scheid and Christoph von Münchow host a night of Hollywood fun, where the audience decides which story will get greenlit for a fully-fledged feature film (improvised comedy scene).    

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See 4 teams battle it out for a spot in our March Madness Improv Tournament! In round 1 they will show us their unique style. In round 2 they will try to rise to meet a specific improv challenge. Then YOU, the audience, along with one judge will decide their fate in the tournament and declare a winner! LET THE IMPROV MADNESS BEGIN!!

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Acting Out Improv Jam, Sundays at 9:30 PM, hosted by Lex & Steph

Sunday Acting Out Improv Jam

Sunday 2/25 – Sunday 3/31

End the weekend by practicing what you've learned all week! We will focus on grounded scene work and committed acting choices and let the truth bring out the comedy. Each week, the hosts will challenge you to a skill to focus on.   Hosted By: Steph Jacobson & Lex Bondoc   $5 CASH DOORS 9:30PM NO ENTRIES AFTER 10:00 PM MAX CAPACITY: 58 First Come, First Serve

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Tuesday Level Up Improv Jam - Langston & Lane

LEVEL UP Improv JAM

Tuesday 2/27 – Tuesday 3/26

All LEVELS welcomed! Come level up by using what you've learned in class. $5 CASH SIGNUPS @ 9:00PM DOOR @ 9:15 NO ENTRIES AFTER 10:00PM MAX CAPACITY: 58 First Come, First Serve

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Wednesday Night Scene Improv Jam

Wednesday Night Scene Jam! 9:30-10:30PM EST

Wednesday 2/28 – Wednesday 3/27

“The Wednesday Night Scene Jam,” our little gem nestled right in the middle, is the perfect way shake off the TUESDAYS and let your scenes breathe!  $5 CASH DOORS 9:15PM NO ENTRIES AFTER 10:00PM MAX CAPACITY: 58 First Come, First Serve

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Current Events Open Mic

Thursday 2/29 – Thursday 3/28

An improv-style open mic designed to help find the funny in today's world.
NO PREPARED MATERIAL; hot takes welcome!
Hosted by: Allison Hout!

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The Rewrite Improv Jam - Thursdays at 530 PM hosted by Kim Alu

REWRITE IMPROV JAM

Thursday 2/29 – Thursday 3/28

A NEW JAM geared towards adjusting to scene changes while keeping in character!
Hosted by: Kim Alu
$5 CASH DOORS 4:45PM NO ENTRIES AFTER 5:15 PM MAX CAPACITY: 58 First Come, First Serve

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Yelling at Pigeons

Thursday 2/29 8:30 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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Edutain Me!

Thursday 2/29 10:00 pm

Edutain Me is a show that explores the cross section between being educational and entertaining, hence “edu-tain”. 6 charismatic people will present (Ted Talk style) on topics that they are knowledgeable and passionate about. You will leave this show knowing a few things you didn't know before and lots of laughs!
 
Executive Produced by Ali Farahnakian

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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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“Your favorite dating show is back for a shortened version to play as part of the Knockouts Festival. This festival showcases all-female comedy shows in NYC. 
Love is Live is an onstage actual dating game show that combines elements from reality dating shows like The Dating Game and Love is Blind. Through three rounds of questions and activities, two lucky contestants will hopefully find a match worth exploring beyond the show.”

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The Series Finale

Thursday 3/7 – 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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Short form improv returns to the PIT Loft! Fool Party brings together some of the best improvisers in New York City for games, songs, weird characters, bad jokes, and, most importantly, laughs! With the Long and The Short of It, we partner with a guest team every show. They do the long form. We do the short form. And that’s…..you get the idea. Our special guests for our March show are the wonderful JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB, featuring Anson Chan, Jason Aguirre, Erin Randolph  David Johnson, Jason Leaf, Mike Kemmer and more! THE FOOL PARTY PLAYERS: Surriya Ahmad, Eric Buscher, Kristin Elliot, Michele Lim, Matt Pozzuolo, and Valerie Sachs, with musical accompaniment by Amber Reyonlds.

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The Awakening

The Awakening

Saturday 3/9 – Saturday 9/7

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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The HERlarious Show

Saturday 3/9 9:00 pm

The HERlarious Show is a variety show featuring a rotating cast of the funniest female-identifying comics in sketch, improv, stand-up and musical acts in New York Pretty. Oops, we mean, New York City!

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Come see sequels to your favorite (and not so favorite) Academy Award winning films at The Sequel Show: All Oscars Edition! A totally improvised performance based on your suggestions, featuring some of the finest awards-watching comics from around the city. You won't want to miss it!

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MON March 11th (Round 1)

6:30 PM Match 1 (Stroke VS Lady Problems) & Match 2 (Really, Chef? VS Starpop)

8:00 PM Match 3 (CRUD VS Big Cup) & Match 4 (Coming Up Roses VS Thorn and Petalstick)

WED March 13th (Round 1)

6:30 PM Match 5 (HEMLOCK VS Cabin Fever) & Match 6 (Those Meddling Stupid Hoes VS Security)

8:00 PM Match 7 (deadpan. VS B-Side) & Match 8 (TBD)

THU March 14th (Quarter-Finals)

7 PM

Match 9: Winner of Match 1 VS Winner of Match 2

Match 10: Winner of Match 3 VS Winner of Match 4

9 PM 

Match 11: Winner of Match 5 VS Winner of Match 6

Match 12: Winner of Match 7 VS Winner of Match 8

FRI March 15th (Semi-Finals)

6:30 PM

Match 13: Winner of Match 9 VS Winner of Match 10

Match 14: Winner of Match 11 VS Winner of Match 12

SAT March 16th (Finals)

9 PM

 Winner of Match 13 VS Winner of Match 14

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Join Anthony Allocca (Director) and Cullen Curth (Music Director) as they put together an evening with some of NYC's finest cabaret performers- Toxic Tenors features an all-femme cast performing the songs every Musical Theater Tenor notoriously can't get out of their repetoire!
75 minutes worth of fabulous tunes and an intimate, heart-warming show that'll feature some of your favorite songs across all genres of music.

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The Gauntlet

The Gauntlet

Saturday 3/16 7:30 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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Tower of Doom

Sunday 3/17 7:00 pm

Horrors abound as improvisers must survive a truly lethal scenario. Thier lives decided by the studio audience pulling from a wooden tower. The tower falls, a character dies. Will they survive to its very end, or will shaky hands spell thier demise.

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The Character Annex: A Character Showcase

The Character Annex

Tuesday 3/19 – 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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Girl Theory: Sketch and Stand-Up

Girl Theory

Saturday 3/23 – Saturday 9/14

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.

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Jericho & B-Side

Sunday 3/24 8:30 pm

B-side is an all female, multi-generational team that is flipping comedy over! Barbara Miluski, Lex Bondoc, Kristin Elliott, and Steph Jacobson push boundaries and explore life’s oddities in their typically “not safe for work” comedy that is also full of heart. Follow them on Instagram @bsideimprovnyc to keep up to date!   Jericho is the what you get when you combine the forces of Brandon Seidman, Jake Wallace, and Cole Ortiz-Mackes. The trio have been a team for over a year performing their unique style of the improvised one act play all over NYC including The Tank, The PIT, Otto’s Shrunken Head, etc! Followed us on instagram @jericho_improv to keep up to date with future shows. You don’t want to miss the Jericho experience.

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Join Anthony Allocca (Director) and Cullen Curth (Music Director) as they put together an evening with some of NYC's finest cabaret performers- 75 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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Explained By Broadway

Saturday 3/30 8:00 pm

Ever wonder what musical characters are thinking after the show ends? In this light hearted cabaret you'll hear your favorite characters' life advice, secret passions and hot takes. It's like a Ted Talk on Broadway. What does Jean Valjean think of inflation? Is someone a flat earther? And what's it like flying with Elphaba? All this and more Explained By Broadway!   Featuring: Tanner Sands, Desiree Justin

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I Mostly Blame Myself is a live sketch comedy show running for almost 2 years in NYC & LA. It's a series of dark, weird, hilarious sketches ranging from Disney parodies to historical musicals, to some slightly controversial topics you've always wanted to address. Every show is brand new, completely original, and absolutely absurd.

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