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 501 Graduation Show

Get ready for a colossal night of comedy and mayhem at the Push Comedy Theater, brought to you by some of Hampton Roads' finest improvisers. Don't miss this improv extravaganza, brought to you by the Push's upperclassmen. Class Dismissed: The Improv 501 Graduation Show Thursday, March 23rd at...

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3 on 3 Improv Tournament - The Final Four

IT'S MARCH MADNESS AT THE PUSH!!! We're proud to announce the return of the Push Comedy Theater 3 on 3 Improv Tournament. We started with 16 teams... 12 left in defeat and shame. Only 4 remain!!! Don't miss this elimination style competition for 3 on 3 improv supremacy! Will one of the improv...

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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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The First Timers Club: A Sketch Comedy Show

Get ready to laugh your butts off!!! It's The First Timers Club: A Brand New Comedy Show from the minds of the Push Comedy Theater's Sketch Comedy Writing Class. The writers of our Sketch 101 Writing Class have been slaving away for months (under our expert and somewhat drunken tutelage)... and...

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3 on 3 Improv Tournament - The Championship Round

IT'S MARCH MADNESS AT THE PUSH!!! We're proud to announce the inaugural Push Comedy Theater 3 on 3 Improv Tournament. IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS!!!!We started with 16 teams... 14 left in defeat and shame.Only 2 remain!!! Don't miss this elimination style competition for 3 on 3 improv supremacy!...

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SKETCHMAGEDDON: The Ultimate Sketch Comedy Competition

The Push Comedy Theater's Experimental Sketch Comedy Showcase is back with a vengeance!!!! Last time... Champions On the House scored their first ever 3-peat. But now a new challenger is lurking in the wings to strike. 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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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

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

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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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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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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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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