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Mar 7

“True Detective,” “Lost,” and the Problem of Endings

PITizen Margaret Lyons (Family Haircut) is quoted in this The New York Times article! So cool!

See Margaret every Super Free Wednesday at 9pm!

Don’t miss the final show of the run!  Give the People What They Want is tonight at 8pm.
A collection of seven short plays that explore love, sex, truth, sex, money, sex and justice.
In that order.
Written by Greg Kotis.
Featuring Micah Sherman, Dan Hodapp, Keisha Zollar, Julie Sharbutt and Chris Roberti
Sound design by Matthew Callahan; lighting design by Michael Montalbano
Greg Kotis is the author of many plays and musicals including Urinetown (Book/Lyrics, for which he won an Obie Award and two Tony® Awards), Michael von Siebenburg Melts Through the Floorboards, Yeast Nation (Book/Lyrics), The Truth About Santa, Pig Farm, Eat the Taste, and Jobey and Katherine | gregkotis.com

Don’t miss the final show of the run!  Give the People What They Want is tonight at 8pm.

A collection of seven short plays that explore love, sex, truth, sex, money, sex and justice.

In that order.

Written by Greg Kotis.

Featuring Micah Sherman, Dan Hodapp, Keisha Zollar, Julie Sharbutt and Chris Roberti

Sound design by Matthew Callahan; lighting design by Michael Montalbano

Greg Kotis is the author of many plays and musicals including Urinetown (Book/Lyrics, for which he won an Obie Award and two Tony® Awards), Michael von Siebenburg Melts Through the Floorboards, Yeast Nation (Book/Lyrics), The Truth About Santa, Pig Farm, Eat the Taste, and Jobey and Katherine | gregkotis.com

Welcome New PIT Artistic Director!

Please join us in welcoming the new Artistic Director of The Peoples Improv TheaterKevin Laibson!

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As the co-executive artistic director of Magic Futurebox, Kevin produced dozens of shows and presented dozens more. As a freelance producer, he’s worked for the Public Theater’s Mobile Shakespeare Unit, and the New York Musical Theater Fest, as well as a numerous independent shows. As a director, his work has been seen all over the country, and at venues in NYC such as Joe’s Pub, The Flea, The People’s Improv Theater, Tom Noonan’s Paradise Factory, and plenty more. Faculty: New York Film Academy, TVI Studios. 

Click HERE to learn more about Kevin!

Super Free Wednesdays! Season Finale! Join us for a night of amazing improv starting tonight at 7pm!  
7:00 PM - Classic Anne & Gypsy Danger
8:00 PM - Grounds for Divorce & Family Haircut
9:00 PM - Albatross & Joan Wilder
10:00 PM - GHOSTS & The Faculty
11:00 PM - Improdome - Improv Jam

Super Free Wednesdays! Season Finale! Join us for a night of amazing improv starting tonight at 7pm!  

Jan 7

PIT Sketch House team, Totally, Yes! is up tonight at 8pm!  

The PIT presents its best and brightest actors, writers and directors, collaborating to bring you some sweet, sweet sketch comedy.

Totally, Yes! is…

Actors:
Ronan Babbitt 
Brigid Boyle
Bill DiPiero
Samm Kumar
Amanda Peck
Jared Mark Smith

Writers:
Greg Boz
Anne Victoria Clark
Alex Estrada
Chelsea Dallas Falato
Maria Krovatin
Dan Morris 
Lisa Vikingstad

Jan 6
Come experience Jillian Green at her solo show, Balls.  Tonight at 9:30pm!
"This show is one marvelous hour of characters, music and magic."—Jillian Green
"If you missed her 15 minute performance at the SoloCom festival, you really don’t want to miss this."—Jillian Green
"She truly is one to watch with your eyes closed. No open them. Wait, how do eyes work?"—Jillian Green

Come experience Jillian Green at her solo show, Balls.  Tonight at 9:30pm!

"This show is one marvelous hour of characters, music and magic."
—Jillian Green

"If you missed her 15 minute performance at the SoloCom festival, you really don’t want to miss this."
—Jillian Green

"She truly is one to watch with your eyes closed. No open them. Wait, how do eyes work?"
—Jillian Green

Jan 3

Start your Friday night with PIT improv house teams C. Monster and Borealis!  It all happens at 8pm!

C. MONSTER is Cathleen Carr, Julia Morales, Will Nunziata, Chris Roberti, Alexis Saarela, Jeff Scherer, Steve Soroka, Nate Williams and Keisha Zollar.

BOREALIS is Jonathan Desley, Jamie Cummings, Keith Huang, Leslie Collins, Lorraine Cink, Oscar Montoya and Marshall York.

"The players of Borealis balance explosive physicality with aggressive character play for a satisfying set." — TimeOut New York

The PIT is proud to announce the 2013 Improv Your Life Scholarship Winners!Full Ride Scholar for Improv Levels 1-5*Devon SmithPartial Scholarship Recipients Receiving a Core Improv Class!*Mike Smith Rivera*Patrick Heany*Jennifer Clark*Catherine Gasta*Julian Kiani*Jake Keefe*Corin Wells*Lindsey Hope Pearlman

The PIT is proud to announce the 2013 Improv Your Life Scholarship Winners!

Full Ride Scholar for Improv Levels 1-5
*Devon Smith

Partial Scholarship Recipients Receiving a Core Improv Class!
*Mike Smith Rivera
*Patrick Heany
*Jennifer Clark
*Catherine Gasta
*Julian Kiani
*Jake Keefe
*Corin Wells
*Lindsey Hope Pearlman

Happy Holidays from the staff of The Peoples Improv Theater! Here’s to a season filled with warmth, comfort, and good cheer.

This video was shot & edited by Michelle Ciotta, with choreography by Jamie LeeLo.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, December 11, join us at Pioneers Bar NYC (138 W. 29th Street) to celebrate the holiday season! We’re offering amazing drink specials!$3 Miller/Miller Lite$4 All other beers$5 House Wine & well $6 Premium Liquor See you there!

Tomorrow, Wednesday, December 11, join us at Pioneers Bar NYC (138 W. 29th Street) to celebrate the holiday season! We’re offering amazing drink specials!

$3 Miller/Miller Lite
$4 All other beers
$5 House Wine & well 
$6 Premium Liquor 

See you there!

Dec 8
A hip-hop holiday solo show - need we say more?  Join us for A Very Drake Hanukkah this TONIGHT at 7pm!
It’s A Very Drake Hanukkah (Hip Hop Holiday Special)!
This solo-based sketch show starring Monique Moses invites you to celebrate the holidays with half-Jewish, half-Black Canadian rap star Drake (and friends*) (*Drake’s emotions). Thanksgivukkah has never been so hilarious* (*over emotional)!
Written and Directed by Monique Moses.

A hip-hop holiday solo show - need we say more?  Join us for A Very Drake Hanukkah this TONIGHT at 7pm!

It’s A Very Drake Hanukkah (Hip Hop Holiday Special)!

This solo-based sketch show starring Monique Moses invites you to celebrate the holidays with half-Jewish, half-Black Canadian rap star Drake (and friends*) (*Drake’s emotions). Thanksgivukkah has never been so hilarious* (*over emotional)!

Written and Directed by Monique Moses.

Dec 8

Come on down and see four solo shows like no other at And Just When Everything Was Going So Well this Sunday at 8pm!

Featuring Atheer Yacoub, Becky Bush, Kristen Mallette, and Michelle Ciotta.

Directed by Peter Michael Marino.

Official Selection - The New York Times: Comedy Listing Dec 6-12

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THE SHOWS:

CENSUS OF HUMOR

Raised by Palestinian Muslims in Alabama, Atheer lands in NYC to work as a dietitian while moonlighting as a comedian, living the single life, and disappointing her mother.

WWAD? WHAT WOULD ANGEL DO?

Overworked, underpaid, Becky suffers her own personal hell. So she decides to blow off some steam at a club. There, Becky meets a drag queen named Angel, who just may be the Angel that saves her.

WINGWALKER RUNAWAY

Desperately trying to escape an impossibly small town in the 1930’s, Kristen Mallette embodies the tough as nails spirit of her grandmother, reliving the troublesome day she accidentally landed herself on the wing of an airplane as a young girl. She is so brave! Well… almost.

SERIAL CRYER

The mean streets of New York City are no place for a hypersensitive crybaby with an overactive imagination. After one too many times openly weeping at subway performers, weddings, and television commercials, Michelle sets out on a quest to not shed a single tear.

Dec 8
Get ready for some good times at the all-girls improv show Gilda’s Date Night this Sunday at 9:30pm!
Fathers, lock up your sons because all-girl improv is coming to the PIT through the power of Gilda. It’s gonna be a menstruating, lactating, estrogen-filled night of ladies playing dudes being ladies playing dudes.
Tonight’s date is: BROPROV
With special guest panelists Jason Specland and Oscar Montoya!!!
Gilda is Martha Cipolla, Frankie Johnson, Amanda Nicastro, Nikki Plyem, Maura Ruth, Greta Schwartz and Jane Slater.

Get ready for some good times at the all-girls improv show Gilda’s Date Night this Sunday at 9:30pm!

Fathers, lock up your sons because all-girl improv is coming to the PIT through the power of Gilda. It’s gonna be a menstruating, lactating, estrogen-filled night of ladies playing dudes being ladies playing dudes.

Tonight’s date is: BROPROV

With special guest panelists Jason Specland and Oscar Montoya!!!

Gilda is Martha Cipolla, Frankie Johnson, Amanda Nicastro, Nikki Plyem, Maura Ruth, Greta Schwartz and Jane Slater.

Dec 7
You wanna see how this lady mourns?  Well, she decides to create a solo show!  Join us for You’re Doing Great! A Bold-Faced Lie tonight at 7pm!
In August of 2011, Sharon Spell’s parents passed away 18 days apart and from separate causes, and the way they died neither knew about the other’s demise. She and her siblings had to work together as a team that month. Afterward she did what any normal person in mourning would do; she wrote a comedy show about it. So don’t worry, she really is doing great! Now, where’s the bourbon?
Directed by Claire Ayoub.

You wanna see how this lady mourns?  Well, she decides to create a solo show!  Join us for You’re Doing Great! A Bold-Faced Lie tonight at 7pm!

In August of 2011, Sharon Spell’s parents passed away 18 days apart and from separate causes, and the way they died neither knew about the other’s demise. She and her siblings had to work together as a team that month. Afterward she did what any normal person in mourning would do; she wrote a comedy show about it. So don’t worry, she really is doing great! Now, where’s the bourbon?

Directed by Claire Ayoub.

Dec 7
Wanna see some of the best sketch comedy in the world - and maybe space?  Then join us TONIGHT at 11pm for Astronaut Theatre!
We are Astronaut Theatre.
We perform an hour of the funniest Goddamned Earth-based sketch comedy in the city.
We promise, it’s funny, if you don’t think so, we’ll buy you one of the cheaper beers.
But you’ll definitely think so.
Every month, Astronaut Theatre writes, produces and performs an hour of completely original sketch comedy.They pride themselves on finding new, different and oftentimes bizarre angles through which to look at the world, each other, and of course, you, the audience. They have been featured performers at the Chicago, New York, and Austin Sketch Comedy Festivals.
Astronaut Theatre is George Apfelbach, KK Apple, Caitlin Fitzgibbons, Tom Ganjamie, Jim Gordon, George Jasinski, Sean Kane and Tien Tran.

Wanna see some of the best sketch comedy in the world - and maybe space?  Then join us TONIGHT at 11pm for Astronaut Theatre!

We are Astronaut Theatre.

We perform an hour of the funniest Goddamned Earth-based sketch comedy in the city.

We promise, it’s funny, if you don’t think so, we’ll buy you one of the cheaper beers.

But you’ll definitely think so.

Every month, Astronaut Theatre writes, produces and performs an hour of completely original sketch comedy.They pride themselves on finding new, different and oftentimes bizarre angles through which to look at the world, each other, and of course, you, the audience. They have been featured performers at the Chicago, New York, and Austin Sketch Comedy Festivals.

Astronaut Theatre is George Apfelbach, KK Apple, Caitlin Fitzgibbons, Tom Ganjamie, Jim Gordon, George Jasinski, Sean Kane and Tien Tran.