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People's Improv Theater - The PIT

Address: 123 East 24th Street, New York City, NY
Phone Number: 212-563-7488
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Ranked #403 of 1,014 Activities in New York City
Type: Comedy Clubs, Nightlife, Theater & Concerts, Fun & Games
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Type: Comedy Clubs, Nightlife, Theater & Concerts, Fun & Games

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Baltimore, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I really wanted to like this place. My girlfriend and I are huge live comedy fans, especially improv. This place was only a few blocks from where we were staying over the weekend and were referred to go see the "The Baldwins & Big Black Car" show by a friend who visits this spot often. The venue and theater itself... More 

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Albany, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We saw the "house" performers. It is said to be all improve but felt so rehearsed. Maybe because they work together so often they just hit the same stride too easy? That's not a complement, it lacked a bit of spark. There was no audience interaction - no suggested topics - no dialog. BUT - it was $10 to get... More 

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New York City, New York
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I've been going to the PIT for years. You have a drink, pay a good price and go see some improv. Improv is very different than stand up. Improv is done on the spot with no preplanned jokes. It's not written out before hand. The result, haywire comedy fun!

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NY
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I went to the Improv for the first time on Oct. 6 to see The 1 Man show by Mark Demayo..20&Out. I invited 9 of my closest friends and we all had an amazing time. We never stopped laughing and just when you thought the skit couldn't get any better Mark adds a little emotion and shares real life events... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

First time to the PIT. Enchantment Park was a production by the Grape Dutches of York. The skit was brilliant with its 3D & 4D. Too short for me but always entertaining. The venue was also top notch. The drinks and commendatory before and after were also splendid. I will keep my eye for their next production. The fee was... More 

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New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I've been here many many times and it is by far one of my favorite things to do in NYC. Very inexpensive for high quality comedy. I strongly recommend going on a Monday or Wednesday night (the shows are free!) or on the weekends. Great bar too, so it's an all-in-one kinda night. Definitely go, and definitely check out their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Dropped by this place after having had dinner near by, and purchased tickets for a amature impro /stand-up show. At 12$ each (10$ if we had purchased the tickets online) we got a good laugh in a informal, small theatre. Service, both in ticket sales and the bar, were great and the performers were brilliant. A different touch of new... More 

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New York City, New York
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103 reviews 103 reviews
52 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Went to a storytelling show which was ok. Over al -the venue was clean, easy to get to, very friendly staff, good seats in the little theatre, and the price was right ($8). And a spacious bar, bar area to wait for your show. Nice night out- didn't know this place even existed!

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Milton Keynes
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272 reviews 272 reviews
93 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

My friend and I had a great night out at the improv theater, the show we went to see was a little amateur but overall the night was great because the tickets were cheap, the place wasn't too busy, the drinks were good, the staff were friendly. Its a great night out in NY and so many different shows so... More 

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Long Island, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This little theater is tucked away, a bit down the road from Madison Park. Wonderful, fresh talent, so reasonably priced. Special shows and showcases most Tuesdays. A must see for the true flavor of a $7 seat for fun laughs!! Slap Fight is one of the better sketch Comedy troupes. And the infamous Eataly is down a few blocks for... More 

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