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The Peoples Improv Theater

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123 E 24th Street New York, NY 10010
212-563-7488 thepit-nyc.com

The Peoples Improv Theater is an award winning training center and comedy theater based in New York City.


The PIT is dedicated to the instruction, performance, and development of original comedy. The PIT strives to entertain and educate the community about the comedic arts in a safe and nurturing environment.

The PIT is composed of three elements: a school that focuses on the craft of improvisation, an eclectic variety of electives, and an unparalleled professional writing program; a theater that presents original comedic shows seven nights a week; and a corporate and educational workshop program that offers team building, leadership, and business training.


The Peoples Improv Theater was founded by Ali Reza Farahnakian in 2002, in a small blackbox theater located at 154 W29th Street.

After outgrowing its original home, The PIT moved to 123 E24th Street on December 31, 2010, opening up the PIT Striker & PIT Underground theaters. In 2015 the original PIT theater on W29th St was renamed The PIT Loft and officially became the third theater at The PIT.

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Clip Show Live Sketch Comedy

November 3 | 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Peoples Improv Theater 123 E 24th Street New York, NY 10010 + Google Map

Clip Show is an award-winning, NYC based sketch comedy troupe that has been performing together for over two years and has secured a monthly residency at one of the top comedy theaters in NYC. Each month, the cast creates a completely new and unique show to deliver one hour of live, uproarious and clever comedy that lies at the intersection of silly, shocking and sincere. This month, the team continues to focus their sketches around pop-culture, but they’ll also feature…

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