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 Shows

Love, Loss and What I Wore

  • $15.00
  • Fri, Jun 23 and Sat, Jun 24 at 8 - 10pm
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Love, Loss and What I Wore is a comedy about the journey of women, featuring stories and ensemble pieces about memories of the clothing worn at pivotal times of their life. The show looks at wardrobe malfunctions, puberty's relationship with personal wardrobe, first date outfits, lucky...

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Spartacus Fartacus: An Idiotic Journey Through History

Let's get historical! Spartacus Fartacus is an idiotic and hilarious romp through history. With an audience suggestion of a historical event or figure, Spartacus Fartacus (Brad McMurran, Sean Devereux and Ed Carden) takes you on a trek through the ages, with only their knowledge (or lack of...

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IMPROVAGEDDON: THE ULTIMATE IMPROV COMPETITION

Prepare for Glory!! Prepare for IMPROVAGEDDON: The Ultimate Improv Competition!!! Who will raise the Hammer of Lowell in final victory? You'll have to come to this month's show to find out! 3 teams will be given just 15 minutes to perform any style of improv comedy they choose... all in a...

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The Upright Senior Citizens Brigade

YOUTH IS WASTED ON THE YOUNG Don't Miss The Upright Senior Citizens Brigade Sunday, June 25th, 2pm at the Push Comedy Theater Tickets are $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 sketch comedy....

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The Improv Riot: The Short Form Improv Show

Get ready for short form (Whose Line is it Anyway?) improv at the Push Comedy Theater. You demanded it! So now it's here!!! Our very own short form improv show. All the fun of Whose Line is it Anyway... right here in Downtown Norfolk. The Improv Riot: The Short Form Improv Show Friday, June...

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Harold Night

It's Harold Night at the Push Comedy Theater! So who the heck is Harold? More accurately the question should be... what the heck is a Harold? The Harold is the big, bad grand daddy of all long form improv! It starts with an audience suggestion, then improvisers weave together scenes, characters...

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Tales from the Campfire: The Improvised Ghost Story

The Push presents a frightful night of comedy (or is it a hilarious night of frights). Tales from the Campfire is quickly becoming one of the Push's biggest hits. With an audience suggestion, this talented group of improvisers will make up a series of gut-busting ghost story right before your...

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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...

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Current And Upcoming Classes

‚ÄčImprov 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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‚ÄčImprov 301 : The Harold Openers and Group Games

***THIS COURSE WILL CAP AT 16 STUDENTS*** 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...

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Pre-Teen Improv Camp (session 1)

Pre-Teen Improv Summer Camp (session 1) 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...

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Teen Improv and Sketch Comedy Summer Camp

Jump head first into the wonderful world of improv and sketch 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...

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Pre-Teen Improv Camp (session 2)

Pre-Teen Improv Summer Camp (session 2) 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...

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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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