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

Lip Service - Ultimate Lip Sync Competition: Round 3

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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The 666 Project: A Horror Anthology Show

HAMPTON ROADS NEWEST HALLOWEEN TRADITION IS BACK!!! In the grand tradition of The Twilight Zone and Tales from the Crypt comes The 666 Project: A Horror Anthology Show. The Push Comedy Theater has gathered six writers, six directors and six actors to bring you six rib-tickling, tales of...

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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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Workshop: You Are Not The Scene

You are not the scene. Somewhere around 10 or 15 years ago improvisers started calling themselves comics. They stopped thinking of themselves as actors and started thinking they were “doing comedy.” This fucked everything up because this focus on comedy is egocentrically, it is product...

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The Pushers Halloween Spooktacular!!!

Halloween is almost here... and that means it's time for The Pushers Halloween Spooktacular!!! The Pushers are back with a vengeance. The gang has written a freaky and frightening new show chock full of their trademarked racy and raucous humor. This is the show people are going to be talking...

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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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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 Last month... the champ, 3 Star Review was taken down by the rookies, Congratulatory BJs! Will the BJs...

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Tales from the Campfire: The Improvised Ghost Story

I ain't afraid of no ghost! 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...

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Good Talk: The Brad McMurran Show

Get ready for a night of comedy from the Pushers' own Brad McMurran. Alcohol and Drugs From the journals and Facebook posts of Brad McMurran, comes Brad's crazy experiences with drugs and alcohol. And there have been many. From peace pipes with Native Americans to waking up in the gutter on...

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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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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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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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Second Saturday Stand-Up

Second Saturday Stand-Up This once-a-month show is brought to you by almost-jaded veteran comic, Hatton Jordan who sets the lineup with proven comedians delivering road-tested jokes while they squeeze in new material. This is NOT a "open mic" .....it's selected talent working on their craft....

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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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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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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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KidProv 201 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 who have taken Kid Prov 101 classes or camps a minimum of 3 times. Students will...

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Musical Improv Studio

This course builds on what is learned in Musical Improv 101 and 201. We will work together on creating new forms and building skills for more varied and interesting scenes and songs. Together, we will create a thematic musical form that will be the structure for our graduation...

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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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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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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 9.*** Students will explore the key elements of both long and short form...

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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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