The Peoples Improv Theater

Apr 24


"The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater) is the perfect venue for the show, which does have a feel of improvisation through its quick-flash scenes aimed at the under-30 crowd, who are encouraged to bring their beers into the theater and use their cell phones to take pictures and tweet their comments while watching."

The reviews keep coming in for WOMEN! 2 more chances to see WOMEN at The PIT! Tuesdays, 9:30pm, through May 6.
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"The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater) is the perfect venue for the show, which does have a feel of improvisation through its quick-flash scenes aimed at the under-30 crowd, who are encouraged to bring their beers into the theater and use their cell phones to take pictures and tweet their comments while watching."

The reviews keep coming in for WOMEN! 2 more chances to see WOMEN at The PIT! Tuesdays, 9:30pm, through May 6.

Click through to read the full article.

Apr 23

Get your tweets in now! This show takes your sketch ideas and runs with them - it’s Sktch Shw this Saturday at 11pm!
With the help of social media, Sktch Shw takes members of the PIT community and creates an entire sketch show in ONE. SINGLE. DAY.

Get your tweets in now! This show takes your sketch ideas and runs with them - it’s Sktch Shw this Saturday at 11pm!

With the help of social media, Sktch Shw takes members of the PIT community and creates an entire sketch show in ONE. SINGLE. DAY.

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This talk show runs later! With an awesome guest lineup, it’s Running Later With Scott Rogowsky tonight at 9:30pm!
Scott Rogowsky returns to The PIT with a stripped down, unplugged version of his popular “Running Late” talk show.
No band, no sidekick, no refunds…just Scott and his wide range of guests from the world of arts, entertainment, sports, science, politics, and if we’re lucky, sex blogging.
With Special Guests: Jonathan Kesselman (cult classic “The Hebrew Hammer”) and Shelby Fero (MTV’s “Hey Girl”)!

This talk show runs later! With an awesome guest lineup, it’s Running Later With Scott Rogowsky tonight at 9:30pm!

Scott Rogowsky returns to The PIT with a stripped down, unplugged version of his popular “Running Late” talk show.

No band, no sidekick, no refunds…just Scott and his wide range of guests from the world of arts, entertainment, sports, science, politics, and if we’re lucky, sex blogging.

With Special Guests: Jonathan Kesselman (cult classic “The Hebrew Hammer”) and Shelby Fero (MTV’s “Hey Girl”)!

Apr 22

Want to get an inside look at a late-night writer’s room? Join us for Fly on the Wall: Inside a Monologue Writers’ Room tonight at 7pm!
Watch a group of seasoned-joke writers put together a late-night talk show-type opening monologue.
Experience the pitching, punch-up, rejection and creation of the final product before your eyes. Hey, they might even ask for you to pitch-in a bit!
“Fly on the Wall” was created and produced by Neil Berliner, who has written for roasts on Comedy Central, The Howard Stern Show, and The Friars Club, including William Shatner, Matt Lauer, Flavor Flav, Artie Lange, Andy Dick and Mario Batali. Neil wrote monologues and desk bits for three years for the syndicated “John Kerwin Show” in LA, and is currently a contributor to MAD Magazine. He also teaches the “Anatomy of a 1-Liner” joke-writing course at The PIT.
Featuring Neil Berliner and special guests

Want to get an inside look at a late-night writer’s room? Join us for Fly on the Wall: Inside a Monologue Writers’ Room tonight at 7pm!

Watch a group of seasoned-joke writers put together a late-night talk show-type opening monologue.

Experience the pitching, punch-up, rejection and creation of the final product before your eyes. Hey, they might even ask for you to pitch-in a bit!

“Fly on the Wall” was created and produced by Neil Berliner, who has written for roasts on Comedy Central, The Howard Stern Show, and The Friars Club, including William Shatner, Matt Lauer, Flavor Flav, Artie Lange, Andy Dick and Mario Batali. Neil wrote monologues and desk bits for three years for the syndicated “John Kerwin Show” in LA, and is currently a contributor to MAD Magazine. He also teaches the “Anatomy of a 1-Liner” joke-writing course at The PIT.

Featuring Neil Berliner and special guests

It’s ‘Girls’ meets ‘Little Women,’ it’s..okay, just get your tickets stat, because this show is off the chain. It’s WOMEN tonight at 9:30pm!
Jo March really thinks she could be the voice of her generation….or at least, a voice of a generation.
WOMEN, the record-breaking hit from #Serials @ The Flea Theater, is back for a limited engagement at The Peoples Improv Theater. This fast paced comedy introduces Louisa May Alcott’s classic, ‘Little Women’, to HBO’s critically acclaimed ‘Girls’, delivering a smartly crafted and hilarious 50 minute show.
New York Magazine’s approval matrix pegged it as “High Brow and Brilliant,” and Gothamist calls it “Hysterical.” Come see what all the buzz is about.
For more information: womentheshow.com
Written by Chiara Atik
Directed by Stephanie WardProduced by Madeline Post and Bradley Anderson 
LIMITED RUN! Tuesday nights at 9:30pm through May 6th!

It’s ‘Girls’ meets ‘Little Women,’ it’s..okay, just get your tickets stat, because this show is off the chain. It’s WOMEN tonight at 9:30pm!

Jo March really thinks she could be the voice of her generation….or at least, a voice of a generation.

WOMEN, the record-breaking hit from #Serials @ The Flea Theater, is back for a limited engagement at The Peoples Improv Theater. This fast paced comedy introduces Louisa May Alcott’s classic, ‘Little Women’, to HBO’s critically acclaimed ‘Girls’, delivering a smartly crafted and hilarious 50 minute show.

New York Magazine’s approval matrix pegged it as “High Brow and Brilliant,” and Gothamist calls it “Hysterical.” Come see what all the buzz is about.

For more information: womentheshow.com

Written by Chiara Atik

Directed by Stephanie Ward
Produced by Madeline Post and Bradley Anderson 

LIMITED RUN! Tuesday nights at 9:30pm through May 6th!

They’re back! It’s an all-star sketch show, with improv after! It’s Old School Sketch Comedy Show tonight at 8pm!
The monthly Old School Sketch Comedy Show is back.
Come see an all-star cast of improvisers, sketch comedians and stand ups create a brand new show in only one week. After the show, watch improvised sketches based off of your suggestions, just like the Second City used to do!
Directed and executive produced by Micah Sherman with producers Jane Kehoe and Jerry Mouse.
This month’s fantastic cast includes:
Kara Klenk (Girl Code, Comedy Central)Abbi Crutchfield (College Humor, Comedy Central)Nick Carrillo (G.U.S., Funny or Die)Alex Shifman (Los Palumbos, NYC Improv Festival)Megan Kingsbury (Chicago Sketch Festival)Joel Straley (Talk Party, College Humor)Jerry Emeka (College Humor, Secret Formula)Jane Kehoe(The Colbert Report)
Guest Stand Up Comedian: 
Del Harrison (BET, Jamie Foxx’s Laffapalooza)

They’re back! It’s an all-star sketch show, with improv after! It’s Old School Sketch Comedy Show tonight at 8pm!

The monthly Old School Sketch Comedy Show is back.

Come see an all-star cast of improvisers, sketch comedians and stand ups create a brand new show in only one week. After the show, watch improvised sketches based off of your suggestions, just like the Second City used to do!

Directed and executive produced by Micah Sherman with producers Jane Kehoe and Jerry Mouse.

This month’s fantastic cast includes:

Kara Klenk (Girl Code, Comedy Central)
Abbi Crutchfield (College Humor, Comedy Central)
Nick Carrillo (G.U.S., Funny or Die)
Alex Shifman (Los Palumbos, NYC Improv Festival)
Megan Kingsbury (Chicago Sketch Festival)
Joel Straley (Talk Party, College Humor)
Jerry Emeka (College Humor, Secret Formula)
Jane Kehoe(The Colbert Report)

Guest Stand Up Comedian: 

Del Harrison (BET, Jamie Foxx’s Laffapalooza)

The PIT is celebrating #earthday from indoors, as it is our nature to be in a dark theater and/or bar. 🌳 (at The Peoples Improv Theater)

The PIT is celebrating #earthday from indoors, as it is our nature to be in a dark theater and/or bar. 🌳 (at The Peoples Improv Theater)

Great new lineup updates for Running Later with Scott Rogowsky! Tomorrow at 9:30pm!Scott Rogowsky returns to The PIT with a stripped down, unplugged version of his popular “Running Late” talk show.No band, no sidekick, no refunds…just Scott and his wide range of guests from the world of arts, entertainment, sports, science, politics, and if we’re lucky, sex blogging.With Special Guests: Jonathan Kesselman (cult classic The Hebrew Hammer), Shelby Fero (MTV’s “Hey Girl,” @midnight), Jacqueline Novak (Quality Notions), & Dan Abramson (Funny or Die’s The Occasional)!

Great new lineup updates for Running Later with Scott Rogowsky! Tomorrow at 9:30pm!

Scott Rogowsky returns to The PIT with a stripped down, unplugged version of his popular “Running Late” talk show.

No band, no sidekick, no refunds…just Scott and his wide range of guests from the world of arts, entertainment, sports, science, politics, and if we’re lucky, sex blogging.

With Special Guests: Jonathan Kesselman (cult classic The Hebrew Hammer), Shelby Fero (MTV’s “Hey Girl,” @midnight), Jacqueline Novak (Quality Notions), & Dan Abramson (Funny or Die’s The Occasional)!

Apr 21

Artist Asher Rogers was at it again this weekend!  Here are some portraits of The PIT staff!

Artist Asher Rogers was at it again this weekend! Here are some portraits of The PIT staff!

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If you fancy having a wicked, gobsmacked, bloody good time, join us for the brilliant! The Austen Family Improv Players tonight at 8pm!
The Austen Family Improv Players are a troupe of English improvisers from 1813, and they are best pleased when performing on Yankee soil. They dazzle audiences with a montage of such characters and scenes as are famously diverting. The Austen players explore all walks of their native nineteenth-century English life with enthusiasm and no small measure of both sincerity and silliness.
It would be very shocking indeed were you to miss such an event, so do make haste to arrange your schedule accordingly!

If you fancy having a wicked, gobsmacked, bloody good time, join us for the brilliant! The Austen Family Improv Players tonight at 8pm!

The Austen Family Improv Players are a troupe of English improvisers from 1813, and they are best pleased when performing on Yankee soil. They dazzle audiences with a montage of such characters and scenes as are famously diverting. The Austen players explore all walks of their native nineteenth-century English life with enthusiasm and no small measure of both sincerity and silliness.

It would be very shocking indeed were you to miss such an event, so do make haste to arrange your schedule accordingly!

Apr 20

Join us for the last episode of this awesome variety show! It’s The Emily and Meghan Show tonight at 9:30pm!
It’s The Emily and Meghan Show. Meghan and Emily Show. Emily Show. Meghan Show. Emily and Meghan Show. Come join us for the last episode of The Emily and Meghan Show. We’ll be celebrating with past guests, taking a look back on all the fun and surprise new games. And of course, we’ll be talking about Milo and Otis.

Join us for the last episode of this awesome variety show! It’s The Emily and Meghan Show tonight at 9:30pm!

It’s The Emily and Meghan Show. Meghan and Emily Show. Emily Show. Meghan Show. Emily and Meghan Show. Come join us for the last episode of The Emily and Meghan Show. We’ll be celebrating with past guests, taking a look back on all the fun and surprise new games. And of course, we’ll be talking about Milo and Otis.

Apr 19

Forget Passover and Easter Sunday, come improvise a religion with Fake Church tonight at 8pm!
Fake Church is an improvised religious service of an improvised religion. Hymns, readings, kids’ program, sermon, Sacrament, and more, all improvised on the spot. All part of a religion centered around your suggestion. The Fake Church of the Carrot? The Fake Church of Iceland? The Fake Church of Crime? We won’t know until you tell us. Fake Church: Improvised religion for difficult times.
Created by Geoff Grimwood

Forget Passover and Easter Sunday, come improvise a religion with Fake Church tonight at 8pm!

Fake Church is an improvised religious service of an improvised religion. Hymns, readings, kids’ program, sermon, Sacrament, and more, all improvised on the spot. All part of a religion centered around your suggestion. The Fake Church of the Carrot? The Fake Church of Iceland? The Fake Church of Crime? We won’t know until you tell us. Fake Church: Improvised religion for difficult times.

Created by Geoff Grimwood

Apr 18

Come see the live version of the web series counterpart, it’s the variety show The BLAZE & ALEX SHOW (LIVE) tonight at 11pm!
The BLAZE & ALEX SHOW (LIVE) is a daytime talk show hosted by Blaze and Alex, two socially handicapped guys in their mid-twenties who are joined by their common pursuit of fame and their shallow (but undying) friendship. Similar to the show’s counterpart web series, the live performance is surreal, dark and sometimes uncomfortable.

Come see the live version of the web series counterpart, it’s the variety show The BLAZE & ALEX SHOW (LIVE) tonight at 11pm!

The BLAZE & ALEX SHOW (LIVE) is a daytime talk show hosted by Blaze and Alex, two socially handicapped guys in their mid-twenties who are joined by their common pursuit of fame and their shallow (but undying) friendship. Similar to the show’s counterpart web series, the live performance is surreal, dark and sometimes uncomfortable.

(Source: thepit-nyc.com)