The Peoples Improv Theater

The Peoples Improv Theater

Comedy Club, Indie Theater, and Bar
123 E 24th St (btwn Park & Lexington Ave), New York, NY 10010, United States
Hours:
Open until 4:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 9:30 AM–4:00 AM
Reservations:
Yes
Drinks:
Beer
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)

The Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT) offers an eclectic array of classes in improv, sketch, professional writing, solo performance, stand up, and more. We also offer one-off drop-in classes, large seminars and classes for kids and teens. Browse the classes by category and sign up o... (See all)

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    Jeff L.
    Free improv house teams on Monday and Wednesday.(4 Tips)
    Oz M.
    Go every Wednesday night for Super Free Wednesdays.(3 Tips)
    keith h.
    Watch PIT house teams Local 154 and Borealis on Weds nights @ 9PM!(3 Tips)
    The Peoples Improv Theater
    REMEMBER: Any improv student with ID - regardless of school - gets into shows...(2 Tips)
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  • LeAnna C.

    Lots of fun with cheap shows and a generous happy hour! Plus free water always!

    LeAnna Christiansen · 1 week ago
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  • Matt A.

    Free improv shows all night on Mondays and Wednesdays on the Underground stage.

    Matt Aromando · 3 weeks ago
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  • Jason S.

    Good variety of standup showcases, improv groups, and more! Classes may be a little pricey, but drop-in classes aren't so expensive.

    Jason S. · April 25
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  • Jan S.

    Saw Gypsy Danger and was happy to see what a fun performance you can see for almost nothing in NY. Would definitely go again.

    Jan Shaw-Flamm · March 30
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  • Karina O.

    The bartenders here are very fair. (Non-attention-seeking whores, you know what I mean)

    Karina O. · March 16
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  • Karina O.

    Don't worry about coming late. You can sneak into the back of the audience through the side door. The usher will show you

    Karina O. · March 16
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  • Karina O.

    Tight seats.

    Karina O. · March 16
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  • Ben M.

    A fan of Jurassic Park? You MUST see Hold On To Your Butts!!

    Ben Mackey · March 14
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  • Amanda T.

    cheap, sometimes free comedy nightly

    Amanda Theiler · February 27
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  • John W.

    Just a fun place.

    John Wiggs · January 9
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  • Max S.

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

    Max Sklar · January 1
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  • Donia

    Great bar spot with tons of fun improv shows.

    Donia · December 11, 2014
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  • andy d.

    First time jam

    andy dong · September 22, 2014
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  • Zain M.

    Very good shows. Prices are reasonable and with a student ID, it's even cheaper!

    Zain M. · September 8, 2014
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  • Andrew F.

    Amazing place with 2 beautiful theaters. Bar is gorgeous & a wonderful staff. Lots of great, funny shows every night of the week. Be sure to check out "The Andrews Sisters" Tuesday nights at 9 PM.

    Andrew Fafoutakis · September 8, 2014
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  • Staff Picks

    Get your tickets for the Indie-pendence Day Festival 2014, presented by The People's Improv Theatre & Student Driver. Come out for comedy, music, and drinks! Fri, 7/4, 12-11pm $5-$20. Read more

    Staff Picks · July 1, 2014
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  • Auzzie Y.

    Drinks free on your birthday!!!

    Auzzie Yazd · May 29, 2014
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  • Robim S.

    bom isso ae, muito show de bola

    Robim Santos · May 26, 2014
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  • Brendan J.

    Ali has set up a theater bar here that will be hard to match, although they should bring back the coffee and sandwiches too.

    Brendan Jordan · December 5, 2013
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  • 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
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  • Douglas W.

    North Coast: Hip-Hop Improv EVERY SATURDAY AT 8pm!

    Douglas Widick · September 1, 2013
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  • Patricia D.

    My new fav comedy spot. 'Cover-band Han Valen. Deflowering the Crunch logo. Divorcing abusive cat. My sister, Lord Voldemort.' -- The Starkey & Grace men and the Gilda women were hilarious.

    Patricia Diaz Swedin · August 26, 2013
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  • StageBuddy

    Slap Fight is worth seeing! Read more

    StageBuddy · August 2, 2013
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  • StageBuddy

    Great place to practice your improv in front of an audience, just make sure you have cash. It sucks to have to go to the ATM, spend more on the transaction then the show and break a 20 for a 1. Read more

    StageBuddy · August 2, 2013
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  • StageBuddy

    Best people to have in a bar, people who live by "Yes, AND..." Read more

    StageBuddy · August 2, 2013
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  • StageBuddy

    If you do improv this is the place to practice it. If you don't do improv this is the place to try it. Such a supportive atmosphere. Read more

    StageBuddy · August 2, 2013
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  • 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
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  • The Peoples Improv Theater

    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

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  • Kirk L.

    Checking out Storytellers - RISK on the last Thursday of each month. Only $10 a ticket and it's absolutely fantastic.

    Kirk Love · June 28, 2013
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  • Flavia J.

    Love the free all you can eat ice cream cones on the first day of summer,but miss the bar snacks. Nothing like the smell of grilled cheese and jalapeños

    Flavia Jordan · June 21, 2013
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  • Jordan R.

    Kelly Fitzpatrick is the #1 reason to come here.

    Jordan Raup · June 15, 2013
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  • Lauren S.

    If you can't make your date laugh, might as well get someone else to do it! https://www.facebook.com/BonfireApp

    Lauren S · May 21, 2013
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  • Pam K.

    Come and see Slap Fight... the best comedy skit in town...

    Pam Kimler · April 30, 2013
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  • Liz G.

    Third Saturday of every month is Astronaut Theater. Excellent every time.

    Liz G · April 21, 2013
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  • The Peoples Improv Theater

    REMEMBER: Any improv student with ID - regardless of school - gets into shows for FREE! YEAH!

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  • Chris O.

    Super Free Monday is great , especially Matador at 9pm.

    Chris O'Neil · December 23, 2012
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  • 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
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  • Village Voice

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

    Village Voice · October 25, 2012
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  • Nicholas B.

    Awesome classes for anyone wanting to learn

    Nicholas Breslove · October 20, 2012
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  • Adllogan R.

    Hilário... Muito engraçado!

    Adllogan Roberto · October 11, 2012
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  • Benjamin R.

    The Vanilla Java Porter is great, almost as good as the comedy.

    Benjamin Ragheb · September 16, 2012
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  • Raquel P.

    Check out Agent Cooper and Suspicious Package the First Tuesday of every month at 10pm on the PIT Mainstage!

    Raquel Powell · September 11, 2012
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Joanna F.

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

    Joanna Flamm · July 10, 2012
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  • Kaydee B.

    If you're catching a show in the basement, grab a beer upstairs first where they have lots of good stuff on tap. The selection downstairs is limited to only what's in the keg.

    Kaydee Bennett · June 10, 2012
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  • Kris R.

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

    Kris Robinson · May 27, 2012
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  • Stephanie W.

    The bartenders here are super hot!

    Stephanie Walsh · May 27, 2012
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  • Kevin M.

    Staff is quite friendly and welcoming.

    Kevin Myers · April 30, 2012
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  • 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
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