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 Musical Improv 101 Graduation Show

Come cheer on Push Comedy Theater’s Musical Improv Class as they take the stage for their graduation show! This talented band of improvisers has been working incredibly hard for 6 weeks - singing, rapping, and even dancing - so let’s support them as they show us their brand new skills. Get...

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How the West was Improvised: The Made Up Western

Howdy there, partner! Get ready for the Improvised Western.Don't miss the gun slinger with a heart of gold, the damsel in distress, the villain dressed in black... bank heists, shoot outs, horse chases and more.It's everything you love about the good old fashioned western... made up right before...

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Lip Service Finals - The Ultimate Lip Sync Competition!

Are you ready for this? The hit show from the Core Theater Ensemble and Push Comedy Theater returns!!! Nine contestants, four months, one Golden Mic! Core Theatre Ensemble and Push Comedy Theater present the most ultimate Lip Sync Competition in Hampton Roads! Each month three brave...

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Musical Improv with Double Treble

This month, Double Treble is bringing in special guest, Brad McMurran for a night of musically improvising his life and stories! 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:...

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Teacher's Pet

The Students Become The Masters!!! Teachers and students will 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...

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Tell Me More Storytelling

Suggested theme: PatienceJoin us 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Push Comedy Theater for a night of stories. This month the theme is "patience." Storytellers to be announced. Admission: $5.Want to tell a story? Visit www.tellmemorelive.org/pitch. Call (757) 785-5590. Or email...

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Class Dismissed: The Improv 201 Graduation Show

Dust off those caps and gowns... because it's graduation time at the Push. Check out the Push Comedy Theater's Improv 201 class as they show off their comedy chops. Watch as these brave 201 souls dive head first into the wonderful world of The Harold. So who the heck is Harold? More accurately...

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Family Hour! All-Ages Bright Side Comedy Show

Family Hour! with The Bright Side is an all-ages show featuring high energy, hilarious sketch comedy suitable for the whole family (ages 8 and up)!!! Only $5!!! The Bright Side Sketch & Improv Comedy is a comedy group formed in 2015 out of the Push Comedy Theater in Norfolk, VA. Their...

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Good Talk: The Brad McMurran Show

Get ready for a night of comedy from the Pushers' own Brad McMurran. Good Talk: The Brad McMurran Show Christmas Talks Sunday, December 3rd at 7pm Tickets are $12 Good Talk is a one-man show starring Brad McMurran and focusing on McMurran's wildly popular Facebook posts. Each month, Good...

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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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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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Stories With Santa

Santa Claus is coming to the Push Comedy Theater! Come visit with Santa and take part in interactive holiday stories. There will be stories, some improv and Santa. Enjoy seasonal treats including cookies, hot cocoa, juice and coffee or tea for the adults. Children will have a chance to chat...

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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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Who Dunnit? ...The Improvised Murder Mystery (January)

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

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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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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​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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