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

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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The Pullers! - Kids Improv 101 Graduation Show

You've heard of Generation X and Gen Y. Now get ready for the funniest, silliest, cutest generation of them all as The Pushers bring to you... The Pre-Teen Improv Superstars!!! Don't miss this group of talented tween-boppers as they put on a funny and fast paced 'Who's Line Is It Anyway' style...

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Class Dismissed: The Teen Improv Grad Show

Get ready for Hampton Roads' newest generation of comedy superstars!!! It's the Teen Great Big Improv and Sketch Graduation Show!!! Don't miss this group of talented teenage improvisers and sketch comedians as they put on a funny and fast paced 'Whose Line Is It Anyway' style show. This...

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

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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: With Brad McMurran and Alba Woolard

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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Good Talk: The Brad McMurran Show

Get ready for a night of comedy from the Pushers' own Brad McMurran. My Life in Comedy This show is all about Brad's crazy antics with his life in comedy! His experience has certainly run the gamut. From performing in children's theatre, tv commercials, and a stint with stand up, to writing an...

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

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 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 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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Improv 501: Improv Studio

This course focuses on giving students individual attention to their strengths and weaknesses. We will also break down the different components of improv scenes and the choices that improvisers have and make within those scenes. This course will focus primarily on giving the students a deeper...

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Improv 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 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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