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.

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Upcoming Shows

WHRO Murder Mystery Early Show

The WHRO Emerging Leaders Board cordially invite you to join them to celebrate a successful year and to enjoy local comedy, local food, and to support public media! Join us for some fun at an interactive theatre experience at Push, “WHRO Murder Mystery.” Public Media Fans, come dressed as your favorite PBS character or NPR talent. Cookie Monsters and Bob Rosses are very welcome.

Ticket price includes one drink and food provided by Toast and Handsome Biscuit. Additional beverages will be for sale.

This early show does not include access to the WHRO Prom.

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WHRO Murder Mystery Theatre + WHRO Prom

The WHRO Emerging Leaders Board cordially invite you to join them to celebrate a successful year and to enjoy local comedy, local food, and to support public media! Join us for some fun at an interactive theatre experience at Push, “WHRO Murder Mystery.” Public Media Fans, come dressed as your favorite PBS character or NPR talent. Big Birds and Bert and Ernies are very welcome.

Ticket price includes one drink, hors d’oeuvres, and adminttance to The WHRO Prom!
Prom fun includes DJ, hotdogs, and hors d’oeuvres. Additional beverages will be for sale. Delicious Hors D'oeuvres graciously provided by Toast and Handsome Biscuit

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Monocle: Style Glamour Sophistication Comedy

Monocle Style. Glamour. Sophistication. Comedy. With a single one word suggestion, this team of elegant improvisers will fill each act with a single 25 minute long scene of profound characters under spectacular circumstances. All made up on the spot before your very eyes! Monocle Saturday,...

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On the House Presents: Lee Jackson King Pitbull Skrillex Day!

Come celebrate January’s most bizarre holiday with some hilarious sketch comedy from your friends at On The House. The group exploded onto the sketch comedy scene with a revelatory performance to a boisterous audience of twelve people in the middle of a blinding snowstorm, thereby winning the...

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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, Sean and Heather take you through a roller coaster ride of emotions as they...

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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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Tell Me More Storytelling

Suggested theme: SmellJoin us 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Push Comedy Theater for a night of stories. This month the theme is "smell." Storytellers to be announced. Admission: $5.Want to tell a story? Visit www.tellmemorelive.org/pitch. Call (757) 785-5590. Or email [email protected]: 7...

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Class Dismissed: The Improv 201 Graduation Show

Dust off those caps and gowns... because it's graduation time at the Push. Check out the Push Comedy Theater's Improv 201 class as they show off their comedy chops. Watch as these brave 201 souls dive head first into the wonderful world of The Harold. So who the heck is Harold? More accurately...

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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, January...

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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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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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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 -- Get ready for a sketch comedy show like no other!!! SKETCHMAGEDDON takes three groups and forces...

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

***Special Panties in a Twist Edition*** This month's Who Dunnit will be an all female cast in honor of the 7th annual Panties in a Twist: The All Female Sketch Comedy Show! Stick around after the show for an after party promoting Panties in a Twist and to pre-purchase your tickets! Get ready...

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Good Talk: The Brad McMurran Show

Get ready for a night of comedy from the Pushers' own Brad McMurran. Crazy for Love This is the show you've all been waiting for!!! In this one man show, Bradford McMurran will bring you honestly about his love, relationships, sex life, breakups and more! Good Talk: The Brad McMurran...

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Current And Upcoming Classes

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 12. Students will explore the key elements of both long and short form improvisation....

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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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KidProv Studio 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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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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