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

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 blockbuster movie is created right before your eyes. Courageous heroes... dastardly villains... mind blowing special effects... you'll see it all and more...

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The Party Crashers Present: One Year Later

Alas, it has already been a year since 5 members of Push Comedy Theater banded together to form an improv group like no other... The Party Crashers. (That's us!) We will be working out some new ideas to ready ourselves for The Cape Fear Comedy Festival in Willmington NC in late May, so come...

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Double Treble: 2 Women, 2 Musicals, All Improv!

After a hit show last month, Double Treble is back for more musical improv fun! Get ready for the musical stylings of Hampton Roads' new Musical Improv Duo: Double Treble!!! You read right: MUSICAL IMPROV! Sit back in amazement as Kate Baldwin and Alba Woolard dazzle you as they create 2...

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Short Stack presents: BACK TO THE SHORTSTACK!

BACK TO THE SHORTSTACK The local improv group Shortstack has built a time machine and wants you to join them on an improvised journey through time. Will dinosaurs give birth? Will Shortstack go bowling with Herbert Hoover? Find out Saturday, April 22nd at 10pm! Shortstack is the petite...

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Class Dismissed: The Improv 101 Grad Show

Dust off those caps and gowns... because it's graduation time at the Push. Check out the Push Comedy Theater's Improv 101 class as they show off their comedy chops. You won't believe what these improv newcomers have in store for you!!! Class Dismissed: The Improv 101 Graduation ShowTuesday,...

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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, April...

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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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Couples Therapy

You think your relationship has problems?!? In Couples Therapy you'll meet a couple on the rocks... be it newlyweds on a honeymoon from hell or an elderly couple at the end of their rope.Based on an audience suggestion, Sean and Brittany take you through a roller coaster ride of emotions as they...

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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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Getting to Know the Couple: with Brad and Alba

Get ready as we improvise your relationship. It's the most fun you'll ever have on date night! 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...

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SKETCHMAGEDDON: The Ultimate Sketch Comedy Competition

A New Champion has been Crowned!!! Last time... Newcomers Chuck Norris presents Hamilton were crowned the Sketchmageddon champions. Is the start of new dynasty... or will they be a one-hit-wonder. Don't miss this epic sketch comedy showdown, where truly anything can...

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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

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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Improv for Teens at the Push Comedy Theater

Jump head first into the wonderful worlds of sketch and improv comedy. This class is open to teens from the ages of 13 to 18. Absolutely no experience is needed. Students will explore the key tools behind both long and short form improvisation. We will play numerous games to help you sharpen...

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Musical Improv 101

This is what you've been waiting for! The Push Comedy Theater brings you MUSICAL IMPROV!!! This course offers an introduction to long form musical improvisation. We will cover the basics of how to work with music while learning how to create two person musical numbers, placing them together to...

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‚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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‚ÄčImprov 401: Advanced Harold

Improv 401: Advanced Harold Now we put it all together. Students will combine the skills learned in the previous courses for an in depth study of The Harold. This course will delve deeper into the form, focusing on editing scenes, individual and group commitment, as well as the components of...

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Stand-Up Comedy 101 with Hatton Jordan

Learn how to perform stand-up comedy! Learn about the often-overlooked basics of stand-up comedy and the nuances of fine tuning your act from almost-jaded veteran comic Hatton Jordan. This class focuses on learning three skills: HOW to craft an original set, HOW to host a show like a pro and...

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Sketch Comedy Writing 101

SCHEDULE CHANGE SKETCH COMEDY 101 NOW STARTS APRIL 13TH 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...

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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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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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