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

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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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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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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Teacher's Pet

The Students Become The Masters!!! Teachers and students join forces for a good old fashioned improv jam!!! Don't miss it some of the Push Comedy's Theater's funniest students share the stage with their teachers, The Pushers. Ordinarily we frown upon fraternization between teachers and students...

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Sketchmageddon

The Push Comedy Theater's Experimental Sketch Comedy Showcase is back with a vengeance!!!! This is the show where anything goes ... and we do mean anything. Last month the champions, Adam and Evil secured another victory. Can the new champs make it a three-peat?!?!?! Find out at...

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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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Lip Service! The Ultimate Lip Syncing Competition

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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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 gut-busting ghost story right before your...

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Girl-Prov: The Girls' Night of Improv

GET READY FOR GIRL'S NIGHT! Move over, gentleman! The ladies are taking over for a girls' night! GirlProv is an all-female improv show, making audiences lose it with laughter at the Push Comedy Theater. It's slumber party meets night out on the town meet sorority house party! Don't miss this...

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The Pushers Halloween Spooktacular!!!

Halloween is almost here... and that means it's time for The Pushers Halloween Spooktacular!!! Hampton Roads' best Halloween tradition is back with a vengeance. The gang has written a freaky and frightening new show chock full of their trademarked racy and raucous humor. This is the show...

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The 666 Project: A Horror Anthology Show

In the grand tradition of The Twilight Zone and Tales from the Crypt comes The 666 Project. The Push Comedy Theater has gathered six writers, six directors and six actors to bring you six rib-tickling, tales of terror. The 666 Project directed by: Garney Johnson, The Core Theatre Ensemble,...

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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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TOO FAR: The Dirty, Inappropriate Comedy Show

Are you ready to get dirty!?! Brad and Sean of the Pushers have assembled a twisted team of writers and actors to bring you the dirtiest, most offensive show Hampton Roads has ever seen. It's a show we're calling Too Far. WARNING: This show isn't for everyone. If you're not a fan of foul,...

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The Upright Senior Citizens Brigade

YOUTH IS WASTED ON THE YOUNG Don't Miss the Upright Senior Citizens Brigade Saturday, November 5th at 8pm 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...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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