The Push Comedy Theater is a 90 seat venue in the heart of Norfolk's brand new Arts District.

Founded by local comedy group The Pushers, the Push Comedy Theater is dedicated to bringing live comedy from the best local and national acts.

The Push Comedy Theater hosts live sketch, improv and stand-up comedy on Friday and Saturday nights. During the week classes are offered in stand-up, sketch and improv comedy as well as acting.

Whether you're a die-hard comedy lover or a casual fan... a seasoned performer or someone who's never stepped foot on stage... the Push Comedy Theater has something for you.

Upcoming Camps

Pre-teen Improvisation Comedy Camp

This camp is open to children ages 7 to 12. Students will explore the key elements of both long and short form improvisation. The children will play numerous improv games which will serve to develop and enhance their public-speaking, social, and team-building skills. This camp will be conducted...

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Teen Improv Camp

Jump head first into the wonderful world of improv comedy. This camp is open to teens from the age of 13 to 18, and absolutely no experience is needed. Students will explore the key tools behind both long and short form improvisation. We will play numerous improv games which will help to sharpen...

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Upcoming Shows

The First Timers Club: A Sketch Comedy Show

Get ready to laugh your butts off!!! It's The First Timers Club: A Brand New Comedy Show from the minds of the Push Comedy Theater's Sketch Comedy Writing Class. The writers of our Sketch 101 Writing Class have been slaving away for months (under our expert and somewhat drunken tutelage)... and...

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Getting to Know the Couple: with Brad and Alba

Two lucky couples will see their love unfold on stage through the interpretation of 2 of Hampton Roads' wackiest improvisers! The couples will be selected at random and interviewed on stage in front of the audience. Using the information they learn, and their immagination, Brad and Alba will...

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Sketchmageddon

The Push Comedy Theater's Sketch Comedy Showcase is back with a vengeance!!!! This is the show where anything goes ... and we do mean anything. Last month the champions, Hug Box were unceremoniously dethroned by newcomers Adam and Evil. Will the new champs be able to hang onto the...

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Workshop: Viewpoints Intensive

Viewpoints Intensive Participants will be introduced to the principles of Viewpoints work. In Viewpoints participants will explore the nine Viewpoints of time and space focusing on building a stronger ensemble and creating movement for the stage. On day one we will focus on the fundamental...

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Double Feature: The Made Up Movie

Double Feature is back for another round of made up, movie mayhem!!!! Who needs Hollywood! With a single audience suggestion an entire movie is created right before your eyes. Courageous heroes... dastardly villains... mind blowing special effects... you'll see it all and more crammed into two...

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Lip Service! The Ultimate Lip Syncing Competition

  • $10.00
  • Sat, Sep 3 at 10 - 11:30pm & 1 more
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Are you ready for this? Nine contestants, four months, one Golden Mic! Core Theatre Ensemble and Push Comedy Theater present the ultimate Lip Sync Competition in Hampton Roads! Each month three brave contestants will show off their Lip Syncing skills over three different rounds! Join us for...

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NCF: Locals Only Sketch and Improv

Locals Only Sketch and Improv Wednesday, September 7th at The Push Comedy Theater The show starts at 8pm Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 the day of show. For the full festival lineup go to norfolkcomedyfestival.com Locals Only Night Featuring 7 teams, more than 30 improvisers and 11...

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NCF: Squirm & Germ and The Pushers (Thursday)

SQUIRM AND GERM is a high-energy music comedy duo hailing from NYC. These two MC's use their hip-hop alter egos to celebrate their irreverent passions in life with songs about everything from active pregnancies to the state of Maine, naps and neti pots. They produce infectious beats, legit...

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NCF: Improv Explosion (Friday)

Chris Trew +2 Trew + 2 is Chris Trew plus two strangers from the audience with no improv experience who get a very quick lesson (less than 3 minutes). The three of them do a montage, the final scene being the first and only scene featuring only the two strangers who, strangely enough, always seem...

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NCF: Squirm & Germ and The Pushers (Friday)

SQUIRM AND GERM Hailing from NYC, Squirm and Germ is a high-energy music comedy duo created by Tim Girrbach and Rodney Umble. These 2 MC's use their hip-hop alter egos to celebrate/parody their irreverent passions through an original, uproarious and self-deprecating voice. With influences ranging...

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NCF: The Pullers Pre-Teen Improv

You've heard of Generation X and iGen. Now get ready for the funniest, silliest, cutest generation of them all as The Pushers bring to you... The Pullers! Don't miss this group of talented tween-boppers as they put on a funny and fast paced 'Who's Line Is It Anyway' style show. The group is...

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NCF: Who Dunnit? ...The Improvised Murder Mystery

Get ready for a spine tingling murder mystery!!! There’s a killer on the loose… can you solve this classic who dunnit before they strike again!?!This show will have all the trappings of a thrilling mystery… a dastardly villain, shifty suspects and an intrepid detective. …And it will all be made...

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NCF: Improv Explosion (Saturday)

Chris Trew +2 Trew + 2 is Chris Trew plus two strangers from the audience with no improv experience who get a very quick lesson (less than 3 minutes). The three of them do a montage, the final scene being the first and only scene featuring only the two strangers who, strangely enough, always seem...

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NCF: The Upright Senior Citizens Brigade

YOUTH IS WASTED ON THE YOUNG Don't Miss the Upright Senior Citizens Brigade It's the Early Bird Special Show Sunday, 1pm at the Push Comedy Theater $5 The Upright Senior Citizens Brigade is a group of 50-year old and up individuals who perform both long and short-form improv as well as...

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Tell Me More Storytelling

This month ViBe Story Exchange and Tell Me More… Live team up for a special storytelling night in the NEON district. Five artists will offer their interpretation of five stories written by Hampton Roads’ locals. The performances will include spoken word and visual elements. Join us 7 p.m. Sept....

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Stand-Up for Veterans

Join the Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) and the Push Comedy Theater for an evening of stand-up comedy to support the Hampton Roads military community. The show will feature a cast of talented veteran comics, all graduates of ASAP’s nationally recognized Comedy Bootcamp program. It will be...

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Current And Upcoming Classes

​Improv 201 at the Push Comedy Theater

Improv 201 at the Push Comedy Theater This course builds upon the fundamentals and skills learned in 101. Students will learn the beginnings 'The Harold' a long form improvisation structure developed by Del Close. They will learn how to identify the 'game' of a scene and how to heighten these...

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Improv 101 with Brad McMurran

Jump into the wonderful and wild world of improv comedy!!! Learn the beginnings of Chicago-based, long form improv. Students will learn how to create scenes based off of audience suggestions. They will learn the fundamentals of 'Yes, And,' how to support scene partners' ideas and energy, and how...

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​Improv 301 : The Harold Openers and Group Games

Improv 301 : The Harold Openers and Group Games This course continues the Harold work started in 201. Students will delve more deeply into 'The Harold' structure. They will learn a series of 'openers' and 'group games' that will complete the Harold format. Openers are used to derive inspiration...

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Sketch Comedy Writing 101

Sketch Comedy Writing 101 Dive head first into the wonderful world of sketch comedy! Whether you're a seasoned writer or someone who rarely picks up a pen, this class will teach how to get the funny ideas out of your head and onto the page. In this class we will examine the various types of...

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Improv 501: Improv Studio

This course focuses on giving students individual attention to their strengths and weaknesses. We will also break down the different components of improv scenes and the choices that improvisers have and make within those scenes. This course will focus primarily on giving the students a deeper...

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Stand-Up Comedy 101 with Hatton Jordan

Learn how to perform stand-up comedy! Stand-Up Comedy 101 class will teach you the basics of writing jokes and performing onstage in front of a live audience. Classes will concentrate on writing your own material, learning standup etiquette, and developing a stage presence. The class will be a...

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KidProv at the Push Comedy Theater

Don't miss out on the fun!!! Sign up your kids, grand kids, nieces, nephews, even the stinky neighbor kid from down the street for KidProv at the Push Comedy Theater. This class is open to children ages 7 to 12. Students will explore the key elements of both long and short form improvisation....

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