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

Storytelling Night: Awkward

Join us 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Push Comedy Theater for a night of stories. This month the theme is "awkward." Storytellers to be announced. Admission: $5.

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Lip Service - Ultimate Lip Sync Competition: Round 2

9 contestants, 4 months, 1 Golden Mic! Core Theatre Ensemble and Push Comedy Theater present the most ultimate Lip Sync Competition in Hampton Roads! Each month three brave contestants will show off their Lip Syncing skills over three different rounds with loud music, sweet dance moves, trash...

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Musical Improv with Double Treble

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 completely improvised musicals...

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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 call Too Far! WARNING: This show isn't for everyone. If you're not a fan of foul,...

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Good Talk: The Brad McMurran Show

Get ready for a night of comedy from the Pushers' own Brad McMurran. The Halloween Special Get ready for true stories of the macabre as only can be told by Brad McMurran. Brad will be recreating the scariest (and funniest moments) of his life in the special Halloween show. It's a night of...

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Who Dunnit? ...The Improvised Murder Mystery - October

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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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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‚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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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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Sketch Comedy Writing 101

Unleash your inner Will Ferrell, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler!!! Sketch Comedy Writing 101 Here's your chance to dive head first into the wonderful world of sketch comedy! Whether you're a seasoned writer or someone who rarely (or never) picks up a pen, this class will teach how to get the funny...

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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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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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KidProv 201 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 who have taken Kid Prov 101 classes or camps a minimum of 3 times. Students will...

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Musical Improv Studio

This course builds on what is learned in Musical Improv 101 and 201. We will work together on creating new forms and building skills for more varied and interesting scenes and songs. Together, we will create a thematic musical form that will be the structure for our graduation...

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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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Musical Improv 201

Musical Improv 201 This class is focused on building a long form Musical Harold. It will improve upon the concepts and skills learned in Musical Improv 101, with a focus on finding deeper relationships and themes to bring to life through song. Be prepared to play with unique 2nd beats, duets,...

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