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.

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Upcoming Shows

Workshop: Tales from the Campfire

***This Workshop is for only for students who've completed 301*** I ain't afraid of no ghosts! Tales from the Campfire: The Improvised Ghost Story has quickly become one of the Push Comedy Theater' hottest new show. With a combination of cut to's and character work, it's a high energy and...

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The Upright Senior Citizens Brigade: Holiday Extravaganza!

YOUTH IS WASTED ON THE YOUNG Don't Miss The Upright Senior Citizens Brigade as they show you how they celebrate the holidays! With special guest, Brad McMurran! The Upright Senior Citizens Brigade is a group of 50-year old and up individuals who perform both long and short-form improv as well...

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A Sk3l3ton Cr3w Xmas: Bones Down the Chimney!

Bones down! That's right folks, perennial Sketchmageddon 3rd place finishers, The Sk3l3ton Cr3w are back with a full length show all about that holiday of holidays, Xmas! Most likely? You see, The Sk3l3ton Cr3w is a sketch comedy outfit that uses rough outlines that are then improvised around...

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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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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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Tell Me More Storytelling

Suggested theme: Destiny Join us 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Push Comedy Theater for a night of stories. This month the theme is "destiny." Storytellers to be announced. Admission: $5.Want to tell a story? Visit www.tellmemorelive.org/pitch. Call (757) 785-5590. Or email submit@tellmemorelive.org.Time:...

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A Very Pushers Christmas

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 Inappropriate...

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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,...

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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 Heather take you through a roller coaster ride of emotions as they...

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The Pushie Awards Show

Imagine the Oscars, the Emmys, the Tonys and Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards all rolled into one! Well imagine no more... because the Push Comedy Theater is proud to announce The Second Annual Pushie Awards!!! The Pushie Awards are our chance to honor some of the funniest performers, shows and...

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Good Talk: The Brad McMurran Show

Get ready for a night of comedy from the Pushers' own Brad McMurran. New Years Resolutions and Regrets This month's show is all about growth, regret, change, remorse, reinvention, and most importantly, New Years Resolutions... or at least attempts at those things. Brad has made repeated...

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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

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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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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‚ÄčImprov 301 : The Harold Openers and Group Games

Improv 301 : The Harold Openers and Group Games This course continues the Harold work started in 201. Students will delve more deeply into 'The Harold' structure. They will learn a series of 'openers' and 'group games' that will complete the Harold format. Openers are used to derive inspiration...

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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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