FUNNY PEOPLE
Apr
18
10:00 pm22:00

FUNNY PEOPLE

  • The Peoples Improv Theater

FUNNY PEOPLE is a show that attempts to answer the age-old question: "Can comedians act?"

4 casts of comedians (stand-ups, improvisors, comedy writers, clowns, etc.) each perform a scene from a published play of their choice. 

Produced by Ralf Jean-Pierre, Rich Templeton and Michelle Francesca Thomas

Also it's my birthday!

http://thepit-nyc.com/event/2017-04-18-funny-people

This Live Show
Mar
18
9:00 pm21:00

This Live Show

  • The Peoples Improv Theater

Season Two: The Characters continues through 2017! Hosted by Jay Malsky

This Live Show combines the best from late night talk shows with the joy of a tight, high-energy sketch show. With a host, co-host, audience participation, topical humor, character sketches and absurdist comedy, it truly is a mash-up of Jimmy Fallon and SNL.

Executive Producers: Tamsi New and Jay Malsky. Produced by: Alyssa Lott and Jay Malsky

INSTA: @ThisLiveShow TWITTER: @ThisLiveShow Facebook

Gas Station Horror
Mar
11
10:30 pm22:30

Gas Station Horror

  • The Peoples Improv Theater

Gas Station Horror is a monthly, high-energy improv show that turns terrible horror movies into excellent comedy. Host J. W. Crump is joined by a talented group of horror-philes from the major comedy theaters in New York. After playing clips from low-rent horror movies, the improvisers take the stage to finish the scene in new and hilarious ways. Every show features movie fun-facts, brand-new clips, and a sponsored raffle where audience members have the chance to win free DVDs and other prizes. Most shows take place at the Peoples Improv Theater. Check out the Upcoming Shows section to find out when the next Gas Station Horror is premiering. GSH has been featured as a hot pick in the skint, Hy Reviews, The Blot, Time Out NY, and Horror Society, among many others! 

Tech by Anthony Velez. Gas Station Horror is J. W. Crump, Sean Reidy, Connor McClure, B. J. Thorne, Josh Krebs, Kaitlin Fontana, Sam Jackel, Michelle Francesca Thomas, Keisha Zollar, Tim Mele, Ali Gordon, Jordan Hirsch, and Tracy Mull.

Feb
11
10:30 pm22:30

Gas Station Horror

  • The PIT

Gas Station Horror is a monthly, high-energy improv show that turns terrible horror movies into excellent comedy. Host J. W. Crump is joined by a talented group of horror-philes from the major comedy theaters in New York. After playing clips from low-rent horror movies, the improvisers take the stage to finish the scene in new and hilarious ways. Every show features movie fun-facts, brand-new clips, and a sponsored raffle where audience members have the chance to win free DVDs and other prizes. Most shows take place at the Peoples Improv Theater.

GSH has been featured as a hot pick in the skint, Hy Reviews, The Blot, Time Out NY, and Horror Society, among many others!

Gas Station Horror is J. W. Crump, Sean Reidy, Connor McClure, B. J. Thorne, Josh Krebs, Kaitlin Fontana, Sam Jackel, Michelle Francesca Thomas, Keisha Zollar, Tim Mele, Ali Gordon, and Jordan Hirsch. Tech by Anthony Velez.

Electoral Dysfunction
Feb
11
7:00 pm19:00

Electoral Dysfunction

  • The PIT Loft

Politics. Comedy. Yelling.  Weekly! A night of political debate will inspire a comedy show so funny, fierce and daring that we'll all be arrested without due process before the night is done! Produced by Tom Brennan (Marvel Entertainment) with a rotating cast of improvisers.

Electoral Dysfunction
Jan
21
7:00 pm19:00

Electoral Dysfunction

  • The PIT Loft

Politics. Comedy. Yelling.  Weekly! A night of political debate will inspire a comedy show so funny, fierce and daring that we'll all be arrested without due process before the night is done! Produced by Tom Brennan (Marvel Entertainment) with a rotating cast of improvisers.

VideoTALE: Storytelling w/ Video Hosted by Harmon Leon
Jan
11
8:00 pm20:00

VideoTALE: Storytelling w/ Video Hosted by Harmon Leon

  • The Peoples Improv Theater

The World-Famous VideoTALE returns to The PIT!  Video + Stories + VideoTALE VideoTALE incorporates storytelling with video; all storytellers integrate video with their stories. Get it? There's video and stories - all in one show.  Featuring performers with creds from: SNL, NPR, Comedy Central, Vice, HBO, and beyond… Hosted by Harmon Leon (The American Life, VICE) This Month: David Lawson (SoloCom) Jeff Kornberg (Vanity Fair) Plus: The Improv Group: The Baldwins  - who will create scenes featuring all the elements in the VideoTALEers Tales...

Electoral Dysfunction
Jan
7
7:00 pm19:00

Electoral Dysfunction

  • The PIT Loft

Politics. Comedy. Yelling.  Weekly! A night of political debate will inspire a comedy show so funny, fierce and daring that we'll all be arrested without due process before the night is done! Produced by Tom Brennan (Marvel Entertainment) with a rotating cast of improvisers. 

Electoral Dysfunction
Dec
17
7:30 pm19:30

Electoral Dysfunction

  • The PIT Loft

Politics. Comedy. Yelling.  Weekly! A night of political debate will inspire a comedy show so funny, fierce and daring that we'll all be arrested without due process before the night is done! Produced by Tom Brennan (Marvel Entertainment)

Almost Lit-Mas
Dec
13
9:30 pm21:30

Almost Lit-Mas

  • THE PIT

The holidays are here! Butwhat are the holidays without stories to share? King Zebra hosts Almost Lit-Mas. A fun hour where stories from some of the City's best performers are told, then watch as improvisors bring those stories to life! Some will be good. Some will be bad. Some will be so ratchet, that you will feel like your family is functional and you actually have your life together! King Zebra is David Bell, Lynae DePriest, Ray Morency, Raquel Palmas, RJ Williams. With special guest Michelle Francesca

GAS STATION HORROR
Dec
10
10:30 pm22:30

GAS STATION HORROR

  • The Peoples Improv Theater

Gas Station Horror is a monthly, high-energy improv show that turns terrible horror movies into excellent comedy.

Host J. W. Crump is joined by a talented group of horror-philes from the major comedy theaters in New York. After playing clips from low-rent horror movies, the improvisers take the stage to finish the scene in new and hilarious ways.

Every show features movie fun-facts, brand-new clips, and a sponsored raffle where audience members have the chance to win free DVDs and other prizes.

THE PIT CHARACTER SHOWCASE
Oct
24
6:30 pm18:30

THE PIT CHARACTER SHOWCASE

  • THE PIT LOFT

 

The PIT's busiest and brightest character actors/comedians present their best 5 minutes of material in this monthly character showcase where the only frills are the hats, wigs, and fake mustaches.

ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION
Oct
22
7:30 pm19:30

ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION

  • THE PIT LOFT

Politics. Comedy. Yelling.  Weekly! A night of political debate will inspire a comedy show so funny, fierce and daring that we'll all be arrested without due process before the night is done! Produced by Tom Brennan (Marvel Entertainment)

Gas Station Horror
Sep
10
10:30 pm22:30

Gas Station Horror

  • The Peoples Improv Theater

Gas Station Horror is a monthly, high-energy improv show that turns terrible horror movies into excellent comedy.

Host J. W. Crump is joined by a talented group of horror-philes from the major comedy theaters in New York. After playing clips from low-rent horror movies, the improvisers take the stage to finish the scene in new and hilarious ways.

Every show features movie fun-facts, brand-new clips, and a sponsored raffle where audience members have the chance to win free DVDs and other prizes.

Most shows take place at the Peoples Improv Theater. Check out the Upcoming Shows section to find out when the next Gas Station Horror is premiering.

GSH has been featured as a hot pick in the skint, Hy Reviews, The Blot, Time Out NY, and Horror Society, among many others!

Electoral Dysfunction
Sep
10
7:30 pm19:30

Electoral Dysfunction

  • The PIT Loft

Politics. Comedy. Yelling.  Weekly! A night of political debate will inspire a comedy show so funny, fierce and daring that we'll all be arrested without due process before the night is done! Produced by Tom Brennan (Marvel Entertainment)

Aug
27
9:30 pm21:30

The Anthology Presents: the B-Side (Outkast Edition)

  • The Peoples Improv Theater

If the A-Side is for the songs you know; the B-Side is for the deep cuts you wish you knew. The Anthology is a variety show featuring sketches, characters, stand-up and other performances, inspired by the life and music of some of Hip-Hop’s greats! 

This show will focus on the group that added such words as SpottieOttieDopaliscious, Aquemini and ATLiens to our lexicon: Outkast!

Hosted and produced by Michelle Francesca Thomas, with HypeMan Ray Morency. Tech by Anthony Velez

With performances by Matt Hammond, John McDermott, RJ Williams, David Bell and more. 

Plus YOU get to be a part of the show and WIN prizes, with ou freestyle competition and trivia game segments! 

or more information or to share your favorite lyrics/moment please visit:https://www.facebook.com/theanthologypresents or tweet us at @AnthologyBSide

Gas Station Horror
Aug
13
10:30 pm22:30

Gas Station Horror

  • The Peoples Improv Theater

Gas Station Horror is a monthly, high-energy improv show that turns terrible horror movies into excellent comedy. Host J. W. Crump is joined by a talented group of horror-philes from the major comedy theaters in New York. After playing clips from low-rent horror movies, the improvisers take the stage to finish the scene in new and hilarious ways. Every show features movie fun-facts, brand-new clips, and a sponsored raffle where audience members have the chance to win free DVDs and other prizes. Most shows take place at the Peoples Improv Theater.

GSH has been featured as a hot pick in the skint, Hy Reviews, The Blot, Time Out NY, and Horror Society, among many others! Check out the Upcoming Shows section of www.GasStationHorror.com to find out when the next Gas Station Horror is premiering.Tech by Anthony Velez Gas Station Horror is J. W. Crump, Sean Reidy, Connor McClure, B. J. Thorne, Josh Krebs, Kaitlin Fontana, Sam Jackel, Michelle Francesca Thomas, Keisha Zollar, Tim Mele, and Ali Gordon.

The Anthology & Off Top Present: 90's Summertime Jam
Jul
23
Jul 24

The Anthology & Off Top Present: 90's Summertime Jam

  • The Peoples Improv Theater

The summertime in the 90's was one of the best eras in Hip-Hop. Every week a new hit, that became a classic, was on the radio. 

"Set a Drift A Memory Bliss" by P.M. Dawn, "They Reminisce Over You" By Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth, "Regulate" by Warren G, and of course "Summertime" by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince, to name a few were in heavy rotation and we loved them all.

The Anthology Presents: The B-Side and Off Top (Hip-Hop Improv Mixer) collaborate to bring you this packed tribute to the summertime in the 90's.

Featuring sketch, storytelling, improv and more; plus YOU get to be a part of the show and WIN prizes, with our freestyle jams and trivia game segments. 

To share your favorite lyrics or 90's moment please visit: https://www.facebook.com/theanthologypresents or tweet at us at @AnthologyBSide


Produced by Michelle Francesca Thomas.

Electoral Dysfunction
Jul
23
7:30 pm19:30

Electoral Dysfunction

  • The PIT Loft

Politics. Comedy. Yelling.  Weekly!

A night of political debate will inspire a comedy show so funny, fierce and daring that we'll all be arrested without due process before the night is done!

Produced by Tom Brennan (Marvel Entertainment)

Electoral Dysfuntion
Jul
16
7:30 pm19:30

Electoral Dysfuntion

  • The PIT Loft

Politics. Comedy. Yelling.  Weekly!

A night of political debate will inspire a comedy show so funny, fierce and daring that we'll all be arrested without due process before the night is done!

Produced by Tom Brennan (Marvel Entertainment)

Gast Station Horror
Jul
9
10:30 pm22:30

Gast Station Horror

  • The Peoples Improv Theater

Gas Station Horror is a monthly, high-energy improv show that turns terrible horror movies into excellent comedy. Host J. W. Crump is joined by a talented group of horror-philes from the major comedy theaters in New York. After playing clips from low-rent horror movies, the improvisers take the stage to finish the scene in new and hilarious ways. Every show features movie fun-facts, brand-new clips, and a sponsored raffle where audience members have the chance to win free DVDs and other prizes.

Tech by Anthony Velez Gas Station Horror is J. W. Crump, Sean Reidy, Connor McClure, B. J. Thorne, Josh Krebs, Kaitlin Fontana, Sam Jackel, Michelle Francesca Thomas, Keisha Zollar, Tim Mele, Ali Gordon and the return of GSH founder Jordan Hirsch!

www.GasStationHorror.com

Those Other People at the 5th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival
Jun
17
10:00 pm22:00

Those Other People at the 5th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival

  • Stage 773

The Chicago Women’s Funny Festival features all comedic art forms including stand up, sketch, solo, vaudeville, improvisational, musical and more. The event packs over 80 shows, featuring over 500 performers from over 160 groups into four funny-filled days in June. Founded in 2012 by Jill Valentine and Liz McArthur, CWFF celebrates the incredible talents and creative contributions by women in comedy from around the country.

The Juice
May
27
10:30 pm22:30

The Juice

  • The Annoyance Theater

The Juice is a comedy show that includes improv, sketch, stand up, music and anything weird. Different performers each week. Hosted by Carmen Christopher

The Island: Improv Competition
May
19
7:00 pm19:00

The Island: Improv Competition

  • The PIT

6 improvisors enter, only 1 will survive. Watch as these 6 comedic-warriors play for your love and affection in a cut-throat competition of hilarity and madness. But its not just the title of champion on the line for the players - they will be playing on behalf of one lucky audience for THE SURPRISE PRIZE. Rules will be set, time will run out and your applause will determine the winner. FUN FOR EVERYONE!

Gas Station Horror
May
13
9:00 pm21:00

Gas Station Horror

  • The Peoples Improv Theater

Gas Station Horror is a monthly, high-energy improv show that turns terrible horror movies into excellent comedy. Host J. W. Crump is joined by a talented group of horror-philes from the major comedy theaters in New York. After playing clips from low-rent horror movies, the improvisers take the stage to finish the scene in new and hilarious ways. Every show features movie fun-facts, brand-new clips, and a sponsored raffle where audience members have the chance to win free DVDs and other prizes. Most shows take place at the Peoples Improv Theater.

Tech by Anthony Velez Gas Station Horror is J. W. Crump, Sean Reidy, Connor McClure, B. J. Thorne, Josh Krebs, Kaitlin Fontana, Sam Jackel, Michelle Francesca Thomas, Keisha Zollar, Tim Mele, and Ali Gordon.

Electoral Dysfunction (The Women's Panel)
May
7
7:30 pm19:30

Electoral Dysfunction (The Women's Panel)

  • The PIT Loft

Politics. Comedy. Yelling.  Weekly!

A night of political debate will inspire a comedy show so funny, fierce and daring that we'll all be arrested without due process before the night is done!

Featuring The Panel: Onnesha Roychoudhuri (The Moth) Michelle Francesca Thomas (UCB Comedy) Julie Sharbutt (The Colbert Report), Jeanne Stafford (RNC), Keisha Zollar (HBO), and moderator Amanda Nicastro (Orlando International Fringe Festival)

And Martha Cipolla (WeMakeTheFunny.com)!

This week's special guest improv team is Deb!
Deb! is: Maddie Fischer, Jamie Gyftakis, Steph Leschek, Mallory Muratore, Anna Rock, Sarah Turner, and Karen Sepulveda.

Producer: Tom Brennan (CBS News, Marvel Entertainment)
Co-Producers: Amanda Nicastro (Orlando International Fringe) and Robert George (New York Daily News)
Tech by Frankie Z (Comic Book Men)

 

The Anthology Presents: The B-Side (Busta Rhymes Edition)
Apr
29
Apr 30

The Anthology Presents: The B-Side (Busta Rhymes Edition)

  • The PIT

If the A-Side is for the songs you know; the B-Side is for the deep cuts you wish you knew. And by deep cuts, we mean stories, sketches and more that would never be on an album. The Anthology is a variety show featuring sketches, characters, stand-up and other performances, inspired by the life and music of some of Hip-Hop’s greats! 

This show will focus on the man that referenced a dungeon dragon before Nicki Minaj and told us to put our hands where his eyes could see: Busta Rhymes!

Hosted and produced by Michelle Francesca Thomas, with HypeMan Ray Morency. Tech by Anthony Velez

With performances by Matt Hammond, John McDermott, RJ Williams, David Bell and more. 

Plus YOU get to be a part of the show and WIN prizes, with ou freestyle competition and trivia game segments! 

or more information or to share your favorite lyrics/moment please visit: https://www.facebook.com/theanthologypresents or tweet us at @AnthologyBSide