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It’s musical sketch comedy at its finest, and most pop-culturally relevant - it’s Pop Roulette tonight at 7pm and Saturday at 9:30pm!
Pop Roulette performs musical sketch comedy, and — in addition to relentlessly skewering the most current and ridiculous events in pop culture — enjoys dancing in hurricane conditions and topless skydiving, because we are young, and beautiful, which logically means that we are impervious to our mortality.
Witness a brazen flaunt of youth as Pop Roulette presents: Beautiful Young.
Pop Roulette is Sudi Green, Lauren Ireland, David Mizzoni, Matt Rogers, Amanda Shechtman, Tessa Skara, Jonathan Sokolow, Rachel Wenitsky, Douglas Widick and Bowen Yang

It’s musical sketch comedy at its finest, and most pop-culturally relevant - it’s Pop Roulette tonight at 7pm and Saturday at 9:30pm!

Pop Roulette performs musical sketch comedy, and — in addition to relentlessly skewering the most current and ridiculous events in pop culture — enjoys dancing in hurricane conditions and topless skydiving, because we are young, and beautiful, which logically means that we are impervious to our mortality.

Witness a brazen flaunt of youth as Pop Roulette presents: Beautiful Young.

Pop Roulette is Sudi Green, Lauren Ireland, David Mizzoni, Matt Rogers, Amanda Shechtman, Tessa Skara, Jonathan Sokolow, Rachel Wenitsky, Douglas Widick and Bowen Yang

The SNL Fantasy Camp class presents, Live From The PIT, It’s Saturday Night!  Two chances to check it out THIS SATURDAY: the dress rehearsal at 8pm and the live show at 11:30pm!

For a full week, PIT students in the Writing for SNL Fantasy Camp have been working tirelessly to write an hour-and-a-half, live-sketch ensemble show. This is that show, complete with a cast of Not Yet Ready for Prime Time Players from The PIT, musical guests and a host.

THE PIT’S NOT YET READY FOR PRIME TIME PLAYERS:

  • Leila Ben-Abdallah
  • Samm Kumar
  • Stephen McCarthy
  • Sarah Nowak
  • Richard Templeton

Weekend update with Lucas Zachary Hazlett

With your HOST: Peter Michael Marino

with MUSICAL GUEST: Caroline Reese (www.carolinereesemusic.com)

WRITING STAFF

  • Alex Estrada
  • Blake Henderson
  • April Kidwell
  • Brian Lisi 
  • Tim Porosky
  • Tucker Sparkman
  • Star Zagofsky
  • Peter Zuorick

Executive Producer: Ali Reza Farahnakian
Head writer: Joe Schiappa
Producer: Christopher Aurilio
Credit Sequence: Michelle Ciotta
Associate Producers: Sarah JohnstonCatherine CohenKevin Laibson

SNL Fantasy Camp writing staff hard at work preparing for the Live From the PIT show this Saturday Night!

SNL Fantasy Camp writing staff hard at work preparing for the Live From the PIT show this Saturday Night!

PITizen Christine Pineiro (Navy Blue Seals) helped Michelle Bridges, star of The Biggest Loser Australia, break the Guinness World Records for the “largest workout with exercise balls” in history LIVE on the Today Show this morning!

Go Christine!

Apr 9
PITizen Mandy Schmieder (Family Haircut) was on Inside Amy Schumer! Sooo good.
See Mandy live at The PIT tonight at 9pm, all part of Super Free Wednesday!

PITizen Mandy Schmieder (Family Haircut) was on Inside Amy Schumer! Sooo good.

See Mandy live at The PIT tonight at 9pm, all part of Super Free Wednesday!

Apr 8
Artist Asher channeling comedy legends Laurel and Hardy on The PIT windows!

Artist Asher channeling comedy legends Laurel and Hardy on The PIT windows!

Apr 7

NYC: Help Find Comedian and Columbia Student Jiwon Lee

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Our friend Jiwon Lee is missing. She is 5’2 and 120 pounds and, though this is not in the police notice, you should know also that she is smart and beautiful and great. We are all hoping for her safe return.

As a stand-up comic and producer, she was an integral part of the comedy community in the alt scene NYC during the mid to late ’00s and then she decided to pursue a career as a dentist — where she obviously rules and is the outgoing president of the American Dental Student Assocation. She works so hard at everything she does, whether it’s performing comedy or studying at Columbia. 

Here is info from the police:

She was last seen at 8:30pm on Tuesday April 1st at her apartment on W 98th street. Please call Crime Stoppers with any information 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

Here is her brother’s GoFundMe page to raise money for a private investigator to augment the NYPD’s work.

Here is an article from the Columbia Spectator about Jiwon.

Please reblog, RT, etc.

Thanks.

Apr 6
You choose the adventure, and then hang on for the ride. It’s the improv show Choose Your Own Adventure tonight at 9:30pm!
Players are in a land doing who knows what when all of a sudden they hear “STOP.”
What happens next? The players are in the hands of the audience. Through audience suggestions of Chapter Title and The First Line of the Chapter, the audience decides what the next chapter will be for the story that the players will create. Will there be glory? Will one of them find their missing cat? Or is death in their future?
Come find out as you Choose Your Own Adventure.
Produced by Meghan O’Malley

You choose the adventure, and then hang on for the ride. It’s the improv show Choose Your Own Adventure tonight at 9:30pm!

Players are in a land doing who knows what when all of a sudden they hear “STOP.”

What happens next? The players are in the hands of the audience. Through audience suggestions of Chapter Title and The First Line of the Chapter, the audience decides what the next chapter will be for the story that the players will create. Will there be glory? Will one of them find their missing cat? Or is death in their future?

Come find out as you Choose Your Own Adventure.

Produced by Meghan O’Malley

Apr 6
PITizen David Carl and director Michole Biancosino at the Love Bar after Gary Busey’s One-Man Hamlet

PITizen David Carl and director Michole Biancosino at the Love Bar after Gary Busey’s One-Man Hamlet

Apr 5
Two awesome solo shows combine, and YOLO, so come on down to YOLO so SOLO: with Abby Holland and Scott Swayze this Sunday at 8pm!
Abby Holland and Scott Swayze both have solo shows. Come see both of them in one night! Abby Holland performing The Wo|men in me, and Scott Swayze debuting his one man show, Deus Ex McNamara.
One night only!

Two awesome solo shows combine, and YOLO, so come on down to YOLO so SOLO: with Abby Holland and Scott Swayze this Sunday at 8pm!

Abby Holland and Scott Swayze both have solo shows. Come see both of them in one night! Abby Holland performing The Wo|men in me, and Scott Swayze debuting his one man show, Deus Ex McNamara.

One night only!

Apr 4
Chicago and New York improvisers combine to create improv magic, it’s Chica GoGo tonight at 11pm!
A mix up, mash up, anything goes kinda show.
A cast of Chicago veterans and New York luminaries improvising together.
Featuring Joe Bill (Bassprov, Annoyance), Ari Voukydis (UCB, Best Week Ever), Betsy Stover (UCB), Doug Stoley (Conan, The Scene), Jodi Lennon (Exit 57, Annoyance), Rick Andrews (Magnet teacher/performer), Russ Armstrong (iO Chicago, Magnet), Amey Goerlich (Indie Cage Match, The Scene), Michael Burton (Act One, The Magnet), Micah Sherman (Co-host The Scene, Second City), Silvija Ozols(UCB, The Stepfathers) and Jed Resnik (Annoyance, UCB).
 

Chicago and New York improvisers combine to create improv magic, it’s Chica GoGo tonight at 11pm!

A mix up, mash up, anything goes kinda show.

A cast of Chicago veterans and New York luminaries improvising together.

Featuring Joe Bill (Bassprov, Annoyance), Ari Voukydis (UCB, Best Week Ever), Betsy Stover (UCB), Doug Stoley (Conan, The Scene), Jodi Lennon (Exit 57, Annoyance), Rick Andrews (Magnet teacher/performer), Russ Armstrong (iO Chicago, Magnet), Amey Goerlich (Indie Cage Match, The Scene), Michael Burton (Act One, The Magnet), Micah Sherman (Co-host The Scene, Second City), Silvija Ozols(UCB, The Stepfathers) and Jed Resnik (Annoyance, UCB).

 

Apr 4
A storytelling show about growing up with momS. It’s Two and a Half Women tonight at 7pm!
This is a coming-of-age story through the eyes and mouth of a queerspawn, who is me: Emma Tattenbaum-Fine.
I’m gonna tell you stories the way you like em, with pictures!
A reading and slideshow Directed by Annie Tippe; Developed with Andrew Neisler and the Fresh Ground Pepper Play Ground Play Group 2013

A storytelling show about growing up with momS. It’s Two and a Half Women tonight at 7pm!

This is a coming-of-age story through the eyes and mouth of a queerspawn, who is me: Emma Tattenbaum-Fine.

I’m gonna tell you stories the way you like em, with pictures!

A reading and slideshow Directed by Annie Tippe; Developed with Andrew Neisler and the Fresh Ground Pepper Play Ground Play Group 2013

Apr 4
These hilarious improv gents stand when you enter a room, always hold the door for you, and never let you pay…on the first date. It’s Gentlemen Party this Saturday at 11pm!
You are cordially invited to an evening of comedy unlike any other.
Lauded as “Charming,” “Hilarious” and “Five younger versions of Cary Grant” by their Grandmothers, Gentlemen Party prides itself on a healthy blend of sophistication and things we’ll all regret the next morning. With performance credits in Cirque du Soleil, Lincoln Center and The Del Close Marathon, these five gents promise a show you won’t soon forget.
Gentlemen Party is Andrew Farmer, Billy Domineau, Mike Spence, Nick Packard and Spencer Novich

These hilarious improv gents stand when you enter a room, always hold the door for you, and never let you pay…on the first date. It’s Gentlemen Party this Saturday at 11pm!

You are cordially invited to an evening of comedy unlike any other.

Lauded as “Charming,” “Hilarious” and “Five younger versions of Cary Grant” by their Grandmothers, Gentlemen Party prides itself on a healthy blend of sophistication and things we’ll all regret the next morning. With performance credits in Cirque du Soleil, Lincoln Center and The Del Close Marathon, these five gents promise a show you won’t soon forget.

Gentlemen Party is Andrew Farmer, Billy Domineau, Mike Spence, Nick Packard and Spencer Novich

Apr 4
A solo show of epic feel good proportion - it’s Chris Roberti – “A Cult of Relentless Positivity” tonight at 8pm!
Spend 25 minutes or so with Chris Roberti and explore joy, desires, and living together. Not living together like roommates, we’ll do all of those thing together, and then go our separate ways, hopefully feeling good. Most likely you will continue living with whomever you do prior to the show.
**Special offer: Chris will reimburse you 1 dollar from your ticket purchase during the show.**

A solo show of epic feel good proportion - it’s Chris Roberti – “A Cult of Relentless Positivity” tonight at 8pm!

Spend 25 minutes or so with Chris Roberti and explore joy, desires, and living together. Not living together like roommates, we’ll do all of those thing together, and then go our separate ways, hopefully feeling good. Most likely you will continue living with whomever you do prior to the show.

**Special offer: Chris will reimburse you 1 dollar from your ticket purchase during the show.**

Apr 4

Two PIT improv house teams DOMINATE the stage. It’s BBC + The Baldwins this Saturday at 8pm!

Two of The PIT’s longest-running house teams, Big Black Car and The Baldwins, bring their trademark long-form improv to the mainstage.

Big Black Car is Justin Akin, Scott Eckert, Dion Flynn, Chris Grace, Yang Miller, Nate Starkey and Ashley Ward.

The Baldwins is Brigid Boyle, Kevin Cragg, Meg Griffiths, Chris Griggs, Rich Hollman, Sarah Nowak, Pat Shepherd and Micah Sherman.