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

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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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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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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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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A Very Pushers Christmas: An Inappropriate Comedy Show

Remember all those wonderful Christmas Specials you loved as a kid? Remember the singing and the dancing and the loads of holiday cheer? We sure do! That's why we're proud to present our very own warped version of those timeless, holiday classics... A Very Pushers Christmas: An...

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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 also be some improvisation. Enjoy seasonal treats including cookies, hot cocoa, juice and coffee or tea for the adults. Children will have a chance to chat with...

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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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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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Tell Me More Storytelling

We’ve made it to the end of the year. And, despite all the fun, we’re nearing the end of the holidays. What a relief! DECEMBER STORYTELLING NIGHT THEMETheme: ReliefSong: “Safe and Sound,” Capital CitiesPossibly inspiring: Stories about knowing the worst is over and the journey wasn’t as bad as...

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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 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 201

This is where it gets real!!!! This course builds upon the fundamentals and skills learned in 101. The class will focus on developing comedic characters, parody and building their own, unique show At the end of the session, students sketches will be performed on the Push Comedy Theater stage by...

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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

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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