The Peoples Improv Theater (PIT)

The Peoples Improv Theater (PIT)

123 E 24th St (btwn Park & Lexington Ave.), New York, NY 10010, United States
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  • Today
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sat
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Mon–Tue
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
  • Thu
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
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The Peoples Improv Theater is dedicated to the instruction, performance, and development of original comedy.


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  • The Corcoran Group

    Intimate space to catch some sidesplitting improv – especially on Wednesdays when all the shows are free from 6-11pm. They serve wine and beer too!

    The Corcoran Group · February 22, 2011
  • Jeff L.

    Super Free Wednesday!!!

    Jeff Lepine · December 21, 2010
  • Village Voice

    Winner of Best Comedy Club in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue! Go for Wed. free shows, or sign up for a class yourself.

    Village Voice · November 11, 2011
  • keith h.

    Watch PIT house teams Local 154 and Borealis on Weds nights @ 9PM!

    keith huang · February 6, 2011
  • Christine P.

    Almost every bartender's name starts with 'J.'

    Christine Pynn · June 22, 2011
  • Joanna F.

    The PIT's new location has the 3 B's: it's Big, it's Beautiful, and there's a Bar in the lobby. Wednesday night all the shows are free (and funny!)

    Joanna Flamm · January 24, 2011
  • Binu P.

    Check out RuBin, along with some of the funniest improv duos perform in "Couples' Retreat" - every 2nd Friday of the month @ 8pm!

    Binu Paulose · January 4, 2012
  • Matt H.

    The $5 ATM fee may seem harsh, but bring your receipt to the bar for $5 off your drink!

    Matt Healy · December 2, 2013
  • Oz M.

    Go every Wednesday night for Super Free Wednesdays. Super fun and Super free, especially House Team Birds and Someday the Cake at 9pm.

    Oz M · April 15, 2012
  • Paul V.

    Some of the best shows in the city! The CHRIS and PAUL show!!

    Paul Valenti · March 6, 2012
  • Comedy Central

    PITIZENS! Ask the House Manager nicely & maybe they will give you tickets to this year's Comedy Awards! (Only Available in selected NYC Comedy Clubs) Premieres on Comedy Central Sunday May 6 at 9/8c. Read more

    Comedy Central · April 26, 2012
  • Jeff L.

    Any improv student with ID - regardless of school - gets shows for FREE! Boom Improv!

    Jeff Lepine · July 21, 2011
  • Bradley L.

    Try the Make Your Own Grilled Cheese (Sourdough, Muenster & Bacon) - #gooeygoodness

    Bradley Laborman · June 20, 2011
  • Dee Phunk

    No need to pre-game at any nearby bars before attending a PIT show. There's a bar right in the lobby! And an impressive one at that. Drinks are allowed in the actual theatres as well. *burp*

    Dee Phunk · December 18, 2012
  • Joanna F.

    Check out Monday night downstairs for more free shows. Monderground! Starts at 8pm.

    Joanna Flamm · July 10, 2012
  • Kevin M.

    Staff is quite friendly and welcoming.

    Kevin Myers · April 30, 2012
  • Richelle T.

    Check out spurn, hilarious!!

    Richelle Trivedi · November 5, 2011
  • My Damn Channel

    Check out Daily Grace's Grace Helbig in 'The Morning Show' on the 3rd Friday of every month at the PIT! Read more

    My Damn Channel · August 24, 2011
  • Henry W. N.

    don't sit down with a pocketful of peanuts.

    Henry W. Ng · December 29, 2011
  • Georgia J.

    Must see To Be Continued! Three's Company was extremely entertaining! Great Mr. Furley!

    Georgia Jackson · November 16, 2011
  • Luis F.

    Great bar space for before or after shows. Or anytime, really. If you're seeing a show you think may be bad in the theater sit in the back. There are stairs you can escape by w/o disrupting the show!

    Luis Fernandez · August 24, 2011
  • Alex Z.

    Don't come here! It's closed! Go to 123 E. 24th Street instead.

    Alex Zalben · August 11, 2011
  • Robert D.

    Cheap drafts!

    Robert Duffy · June 4, 2011
  • Nelson M.

    The coffee is top notch and it is only $0.99

    Nelson Martinez · February 1, 2011
  • Len

    New theater location. So fresh and so clean. BAR! Toilets flush loud for extra comedy you can hear from your theater seats.

    Len · January 11, 2011
  • Max S.

    The owner was born in Esfahan, Iran, which is why Esfahan time is posted among major world cities.

    Max Sklar · January 1
  • StageBuddy

    Get Hard Cider and a shot of Fireball in it. It's the best drink for the best price in the city! Read more

    StageBuddy · August 2, 2013
  • The Peoples Improv Theater (PIT)

    Still needs plans for July 4th? Look no further! The PIT and Student Driver are thrilled to bring you Third Annual Indie-Pendence Day Festival. **SHOWS EVERY HOUR FROM NOON UNTIL MIDNIGHT!** Read more

  • Village Voice

    Critics' Pick winner of The Village Voice Best of NYC 2012 Best Comedy Open Mic!

    Village Voice · October 25, 2012
  • Jonisue C.

    They did twin peaks season 3 here! It was great ! I only caught the last show so I hope they do it again !!

    Jonisue Cleavenger · September 3, 2012
  • Matt H.

    Seeing a show downstairs? Wait until the house is open and get your drinks at the downstairs bar. No wait!

    Matt Healy · August 8, 2012
  • Kris R.

    Bartenders here are soooo hot. Especially this cutie named J.D. :)

    Kris Robinson · May 27, 2012
  • Stephanie W.

    The bartenders here are super hot!

    Stephanie Walsh · May 27, 2012
  • Patrick C.

    Ask for the "haberdasher hat trick"!

    Patrick Cucuta · April 6, 2012
  • Tommy G.

    Ask the bartenders for the Mama Nicole's Pound Cake...Best Snack Ever. Homemade and Healthy too!!!

    Tommy Galan · March 23, 2012
  • Brendan J.

    The new PIT is one of the best designed comedy and/or improv venues I can think of.

    Brendan Jordan · March 7, 2012
  • Jeff L.

    Free improv house teams on Monday and Wednesday.

    Jeff Lepine · March 1, 2012
  • Heather L.

    Free shows on Wednesdays. Also, "Harvard Sailing Team" is awesome.

    Heather Liu · February 4, 2012
  • Tommy G.

    Check out FUCT on Saturday nights at Midnight ...most outrageous comedy troupe in NYC!

    Tommy Galan · December 14, 2011
  • Leah R.

    See every show starring Emma!

    Leah R-C · November 8, 2011
  • Howcast

    Want to give comedy a shot? Watch our video and learn how to get the whole room laughing.

    Howcast · November 2, 2011
  • Karin D.

    yeahhhh. improv group did skits using n-word. eff you, people's improv theater. eff you. both middle fingers up in the air.

    Karin Dailey · October 29, 2011
  • Brian L.

    There's free improv jams every weekday, Monday through Friday here at the PIT. Whether you have before or not - get into it!

    Brian Lucraze · September 14, 2011
  • Jerry N.

    Come check me and my PITizens preform every night!!! Super Free Wednesdays and GREAT BAR w/ GREAT Happy Hours!!! Read more

    Jerry Nwosuocha · August 3, 2011
  • Phanessa

    Political Subversities is absolutely hilarious, they change it up weekly based on current events. Catch it on Saturdays at 9:30pm!

    Phanessa · August 2, 2011
  • Eva E.

    Good coffee and yummy desserts. Try the chocolate chip cookies :)

    Eva Ewen · February 22, 2011

    For a laughgasm, watch Audience of Two every third Saturday

    CANDOR · February 20, 2011
  • Amanda T.

    cheap, sometimes free comedy nightly

    Amanda Theiler · 7 hours ago
  • John W.

    Just a fun place.

    John Wiggs · January 9
  • Robim S.

    bom isso ae, muito show de bola

    Robim Santos · May 26, 2014