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

Class Dismissed: The Improv 301 Graduation Show

It's Harold Time!!! So who the heck is Harold? More accurately the question should be... what the heck is a Harold? The Harold is perhaps the best know style of long form improv. It starts with an audience suggestion, then improvisers weave together scenes, characters and group games to...

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The Pullers! Pre-teen Murder Mystery Graduation Show

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 Pre-Teen Improvised Murder Mystery Superstars!!! Don't miss this group of talented tween-boppers as they put on a funny and fast paced Murder Mystery...

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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, July...

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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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Musical Riot: The Musical Short Form Improv Show

Get ready for Musical Short Form (Whose Line is it Anyway?) improv at the Push Comedy Theater! That's right! The performers will take suggestions from the audience to make up songs right before your very eyes! With the ever talented Andy Poindexter to make up the music for each of the...

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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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Workshop: Composition/Viewpoints with Deborah Wallace

Composition/Viewpoints with Deborah Wallace Participants will be introduced to the principles of Composition and Viewpoints work. Participants will explore the fundamental elements of the Viewpoints of time and space focusing on building a stronger ensemble and creating movement for the stage....

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Date Night

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

Don't miss this epic sketch comedy showdown, where truly anything can happen. And we do mean anything!!! Sometimes it's funny, sometimes it's weird, it's always entertaining. SKETCHMAGEDDON -- Get ready for a sketch comedy show like no other!!! SKETCHMAGEDDON takes three groups and forces...

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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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The Pre Madonnas Present: Civil Ware

Get ready for a fun-filled night of sketch comedy! The Pre Madonnas are back at the Push Comedy Theater with more fun than ever. Whether you like your comedy dirty or silly, slapstick or satirical, The Pre Madonnas will have something for everyone in their new sketch comedy show "Civil...

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Good Talk: The Brad McMurran Show

Get ready for a night of comedy from the Pushers' own Brad McMurran. A Comedian from God's Country, Portsmouth is a hilarious look into the life of a local comedian. Based on Brad's famous Facebook posts, this show will astonish you... or at least make you feel lucky you chose your career...

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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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Low Key Starved: With Heidi Peelen

Low Key Starved: With Heidi Peelen Being an artist is hard. Despite mom and dads unconditional love and support, we find it almost impossible to scratch seventeen thousand and fifty two dimes together to pay studio rent. Not to mention, the unbearable long days of rack hunting, with an eye for...

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Current And Upcoming Classes

Improv 501: Improv Studio

***THIS COURSE WILL CAP AT 16 STUDENTS*** 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. Improv 501 is a 6 week...

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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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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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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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‚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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