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Interested in getting involved with PITtv? We have some opportunities available! PITtv is looking for production teams and hosts for three new projects.Click through to learn more! THE PROJECTS- “Who Won The Internet?” – Created by Eitan Levine- “Not Twins” – Created by Carly Ann Filbin and James Coker- “Minor Disasters” – Created by Sean Reidy, Directed by Jeff Lepine

Interested in getting involved with PITtv? We have some opportunities available! PITtv is looking for production teams and hosts for three new projects.

Click through to learn more! 

THE PROJECTS
- “Who Won The Internet?” – Created by Eitan Levine
- “Not Twins” – Created by Carly Ann Filbin and James Coker
- “Minor Disasters” – Created by Sean Reidy, Directed by Jeff Lepine

The PIT is proud to announce its new improv house team schedule. The team names below are temporary. Shows start TONIGHT (MON, JUL 21). Thank you to everyone who auditioned!
SUPER FREE MONDAYS
7:00 pm
Team Walrus – Robert Chernow, Ben Elliott, Tessa Hersh, Andy Kimler, Jarrett Kotarski, Jamie LeeLo, Brian McCarthy, Mikey Montalbano
Team Carpenter – Mauricio Bermudez, Ryan Clark, Pete LePage, Eitan Levine, Jay Malsky, Isabelle Owens, Nikki Plyem, Jenn Welch
8:00 pm
Team Duchess – Leigh Adel-Arnold, David Frasure, Ron Hill, Kathleen O’Mara, Keith Panzarella, Sean Reidy, Austin Rye, Luke Ward
Night Shift – Jamie Aderski, Leila Ben-Abdallah, Matt Catanzano, JW Crump, Morgan Ferretti, Sarah Grodsky, B.J. Thorne, Garrett Willingham
9:00 pm
Team Queen of Hearts – Mehdi Barakchian, Tom Brennan, David Carl, Nate Foster, Becky Krause, Monique Moses, Tamsi New, Cole Orloff
Navy Blue Seals – Dawn Harris, Mickey Hawtrey, Brian Jauch, Sarah Morgan, Ray Munoz, Christine Piñeiro, Brad Stuart
10:00 pm
Team Tweedledee – Sean Duffy, Dillon Geyselaers, Christine Holt, Josh Hurley, Tom Lisi, Emily Mathwich, Tim Mele, Ren Peir
Team Tweedledum - Zachary Ames, Elizabeth Blue, Abbie Harper, Frankie Johnson, Jake Keefe, Dana Krashin, Bernard Maynore, Austin Sanders
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SUPER FREE WEDNESDAYS
7:00 pm
Team Mad Hatter - Langston Belton, Julie Sharbutt
Team Cheshire Cat – James Coker, Michael Greene, Tim Racine
Team White Rabbit – Oscar Montoya, Taylor Newhall, Will Nunziata, Chris O’Brien, Alexis Saarela
8:00 pm
The Studio System – Jonathan Desley, Danielia Donohue, Kaitlin Fontana, Paul Gutkowski, Adam Luke, David Rysdahl, Jared Smith, Beth White
Gypsy Danger – Nick Carrillo, Joanna Shaw Flamm, Meredith Hackman, Dan Hartley, Devin Heater, Ben Jaeger-Thomas, Evan Kaufman, Mitch Lucas
9:00 pm
Sheeple – Alyson Cripps, Bill DiPiero, Lucas Hazlett, Toby Knops, Philip Markle, Sarah Peele, Jeff Scherer, Keisha Zollar
Family Haircut - Gary DeNoia, Erick Hellwig, Margaret Lyons, Reilly Owens, Rachel Rosenthal, Mandy Schmieder, Phil Wells
10:00 pm
Team Alice – Jennifer Bareilles, Mary Guiteras, Caroline Martin, Raquel Powell, Julie Rosing, Pat Swearingen, Nina Williams, Claire Yale
Ali & Friends - Ali Farahnakian & special guests!

The PIT is proud to announce its new improv house team schedule. The team names below are temporary. Shows start TONIGHT (MON, JUL 21). Thank you to everyone who auditioned!

SUPER FREE MONDAYS

7:00 pm

Team Walrus – Robert Chernow, Ben Elliott, Tessa Hersh, Andy Kimler, Jarrett Kotarski, Jamie LeeLo, Brian McCarthy, Mikey Montalbano

Team Carpenter – Mauricio Bermudez, Ryan Clark, Pete LePage, Eitan Levine, Jay Malsky, Isabelle Owens, Nikki Plyem, Jenn Welch

8:00 pm

Team Duchess – Leigh Adel-Arnold, David Frasure, Ron Hill, Kathleen O’Mara, Keith Panzarella, Sean Reidy, Austin Rye, Luke Ward

Night Shift – Jamie Aderski, Leila Ben-Abdallah, Matt Catanzano, JW Crump, Morgan Ferretti, Sarah Grodsky, B.J. Thorne, Garrett Willingham

9:00 pm

Team Queen of Hearts – Mehdi Barakchian, Tom Brennan, David Carl, Nate Foster, Becky Krause, Monique Moses, Tamsi New, Cole Orloff

Navy Blue Seals – Dawn Harris, Mickey Hawtrey, Brian Jauch, Sarah Morgan, Ray Munoz, Christine Piñeiro, Brad Stuart

10:00 pm

Team Tweedledee – Sean Duffy, Dillon Geyselaers, Christine Holt, Josh Hurley, Tom Lisi, Emily Mathwich, Tim Mele, Ren Peir

Team Tweedledum - Zachary Ames, Elizabeth Blue, Abbie Harper, Frankie Johnson, Jake Keefe, Dana Krashin, Bernard Maynore, Austin Sanders

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SUPER FREE WEDNESDAYS

7:00 pm

Team Mad Hatter - Langston Belton, Julie Sharbutt

Team Cheshire Cat – James Coker, Michael Greene, Tim Racine

Team White Rabbit – Oscar Montoya, Taylor Newhall, Will Nunziata, Chris O’Brien, Alexis Saarela

8:00 pm

The Studio System – Jonathan Desley, Danielia Donohue, Kaitlin Fontana, Paul Gutkowski, Adam Luke, David Rysdahl, Jared Smith, Beth White

Gypsy Danger – Nick Carrillo, Joanna Shaw Flamm, Meredith Hackman, Dan Hartley, Devin Heater, Ben Jaeger-Thomas, Evan Kaufman, Mitch Lucas

9:00 pm

Sheeple – Alyson Cripps, Bill DiPiero, Lucas Hazlett, Toby Knops, Philip Markle, Sarah Peele, Jeff Scherer, Keisha Zollar

Family Haircut - Gary DeNoia, Erick Hellwig, Margaret Lyons, Reilly Owens, Rachel Rosenthal, Mandy Schmieder, Phil Wells

10:00 pm

Team Alice – Jennifer Bareilles, Mary Guiteras, Caroline Martin, Raquel Powell, Julie Rosing, Pat Swearingen, Nina Williams, Claire Yale

Ali & Friends - Ali Farahnakian & special guests!

Join us to see comedy band The Vigilante Presents: One Night Only tonight at 7pm.
Some have called the music of the comedy band The Vigilante, “”the sound of a generation”” and “”a reminder of all that is good in the world.”” Google it, haters.
The Vigilante, takes the PIT Mainstage for one night only….to make jokes, sing songs (at the same time), and even create original songs based on the audience.
Featuring musical collaborations by some of their most talented friends.
It is a night you won’t want to miss. Unless you’re a hater. We love you anyway.

Join us to see comedy band The Vigilante Presents: One Night Only tonight at 7pm.

Some have called the music of the comedy band The Vigilante, “”the sound of a generation”” and “”a reminder of all that is good in the world.”” Google it, haters.

The Vigilante, takes the PIT Mainstage for one night only….to make jokes, sing songs (at the same time), and even create original songs based on the audience.

Featuring musical collaborations by some of their most talented friends.

It is a night you won’t want to miss. Unless you’re a hater. We love you anyway.

A pizza in love. (via HANK comedy)
See Betsy Kenney (½ of the sketch comedy duo, HANK) host her monthly show Scumpunch!: An Absurd Character Sketch Show at The PIT - next one is August 7th at 8pm!

A pizza in love. (via HANK comedy)

See Betsy Kenney (½ of the sketch comedy duo, HANK) host her monthly show Scumpunch!: An Absurd Character Sketch Show at The PIT - next one is August 7th at 8pm!

Press: Sarasota Improv Fest Performance in Herald Tribune

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northcoastnyc:

North Coast hit up the Sarasota Improv Festival this past weekend and had an incredible show: with a standing ovation! We absolutely loved this stacked festival of talented acts and kind staff - and would LOVE to return next year.

The Herald Tribune had some nice things to say as well. 

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Check out the full article and review here »

Festival photos here » 

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Photo credit: Jay Handelman via Herald Tribune

I’m really proud of this North Coast press! We had a standing ovation in Sarasota and the show was just incredible… 

Congrats North Coast!  See them at The PIT every Saturday at 8pm in The Underground through September!

The Comedy Rap Improv of North Coast

Love this writeup in The Village Voice about hip hop improv team, North Coast! They play every Saturday at The PIT at 8pm through September! Haven’t seen them yet? What are you waiting for?

Brunch Night with Jamie LeeLo is back this Friday at 11pm with special guests Kevin Brown & Hoda Mahmoodzadegan!

Catch 30 Rock’s Dot Com, actor Kevin Brown, and founder of Molly’s Milk Truck Hoda M. give us the scoop about life in the fast lane. Summer is- like- the best you guys.

Brunch Night! with Jamie LeeLo is a new late-night talk show that will challenge the traditional late-night set up, casting away the Man in a Suit at a Desk template for a girly, bright, fresh and fun approach.

Brunch Night! is theatrical, but also grounded, combining all the “feel good” of a daytime talk show with the edgy, late-night bite that only live, intimate theater can provide.

Jul 9

It’s Wednesday again!  And that means it’s the night some of our improv house teams perform for FREE.   Super Free Wednesday starts at 7pm!

Every week caretaker of The PIT Ali Farahnakian improvises with a special lineup of friends!  Tonight features Phil Wells, Tamsi New, Brigid Boyle, Erick Hellwig, & Jeff Scherer.

Full schedule below:

Jul 3

Ben & Jerry’s thinks going to the 4th Annual Indie-pendence Day Festival is a great way to Celebrate the 4th in New York City!

The fun starts at noon! Get your fest pass now! 

Check out the full article!

Jul 2
Announcing the 7th Annual PIT/NBC Diversity Scholarship! Submissions now open!
NBC & The PIT will select two recipients to receive a full-ride improv scholarship for Levels 1-5* at the PIT.
All talented performers with a desire to study improv are encouraged to apply. As part of its ongoing commitment to diversity, NBCUniversal is collaborating in this effort to attract, foster and nurture, emerging comedic actors of ethnic and diverse backgrounds, including women, LGBT actors and Performers with Disabilities.

SUBMISSION WINDOW OPENS: BEGINNING TODAY, June 27, 2014
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, Aug. 29 @ 5pm EST
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Electronic resume with complete contact information.electronic headshot.
3-minute video link of your best original comedic work. May be created specifically for this submission, or may be related to a prior project. Should strongly represent you and your abilities.
SUBMISSION EMAIL ADDRESS: submit@thepit-nyc.com WITH SUBJECT LINE: “Your Name, DIVERSITY”
RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED: Via e-mail by September 5, 2014
*Recipients must enroll in a level 1 class within 90 days of receiving the scholarship and must complete all 5 levels within two years of their first class.

Announcing the 7th Annual PIT/NBC Diversity Scholarship! Submissions now open!

NBC & The PIT will select two recipients to receive a full-ride improv scholarship for Levels 1-5* at the PIT.

All talented performers with a desire to study improv are encouraged to apply. As part of its ongoing commitment to diversity, NBCUniversal is collaborating in this effort to attract, foster and nurture, emerging comedic actors of ethnic and diverse backgrounds, including women, LGBT actors and Performers with Disabilities.

SUBMISSION WINDOW OPENS: BEGINNING TODAY, June 27, 2014

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, Aug. 29 @ 5pm EST

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Electronic resume with complete contact information.
electronic headshot.

3-minute video link of your best original comedic work. May be created specifically for this submission, or may be related to a prior project. Should strongly represent you and your abilities.

SUBMISSION EMAIL ADDRESS: submit@thepit-nyc.com WITH SUBJECT LINE: “Your Name, DIVERSITY”

RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED: Via e-mail by September 5, 2014

*Recipients must enroll in a level 1 class within 90 days of receiving the scholarship and must complete all 5 levels within two years of their first class.

Red, White & Booze!

(via PITtv)

It is almost upon us!  ID4: The Fourth Annual Indie-pendence Day Festival featuring some of the finest independent teams in the city.  Get your festival pass now!
On Friday, July 4th, The PIT will host independent improv teams from across New York and beyond for hours of shows, live music, BBQ, drink specials, and fun.
Three years running, we’ve had a turnout in the hundreds, of improvisers and observers pack The PIT to celebrate America’s independence from the Brits and your independence as an improviser. The shows continue all day until midnight, but the party keeps going after that.
Click through for the full schedule!

It is almost upon us!  ID4: The Fourth Annual Indie-pendence Day Festival featuring some of the finest independent teams in the city.  Get your festival pass now!

On Friday, July 4th, The PIT will host independent improv teams from across New York and beyond for hours of shows, live music, BBQ, drink specials, and fun.

Three years running, we’ve had a turnout in the hundreds, of improvisers and observers pack The PIT to celebrate America’s independence from the Brits and your independence as an improviser. The shows continue all day until midnight, but the party keeps going after that.

Click through for the full schedule!

MARRY, F*#%, KILL: NATIONAL SCANDAL.  Join us for Stephen McCarthy’s last show as a member of Nation Scandal TONIGHT at 8pm!
National Scandal is Pat Byrne, Melissa Surach, Jonathan Desley, Casey Cancellieri, Joanna Hausmann, Jenifer Bloodsworth, Stephen McCarthy, Peter Zuorick, Gabe Capone and Sarah Nowak.
Directed by motherf*cking Holden McNeely (Murderfist)
For more information, please visit their Facebook page!

MARRY, F*#%, KILL: NATIONAL SCANDAL.  Join us for Stephen McCarthy’s last show as a member of Nation Scandal TONIGHT at 8pm!

National Scandal is Pat Byrne, Melissa Surach, Jonathan Desley, Casey Cancellieri, Joanna Hausmann, Jenifer Bloodsworth, Stephen McCarthy, Peter Zuorick, Gabe Capone and Sarah Nowak.

Directed by motherf*cking Holden McNeely (Murderfist)

For more information, please visit their Facebook page!

Photobomb bouncers for hire!

(via PITtv)

Variety Picks 10 Comics to Watch for 2014

Congrats to PITizens Grace Helbig and Harvard Sailing Team for being listed among Variety's 10 Comics to Watch for 2014!