Laugh Out Loud At The People’s Improv Theater
Do you love to laugh?
Let’s be honest – who doesn’t? So what better way to kick off your New York adventure than with a trip to one of the most famous comedy clubs in the city! The People’s Improv Theater, or the PIT, offers a variety of events to see and take part in, including stand-up comedy, improv shows, and classes.
If you love comedy and want to spend an evening in the city doing something different than the usual dinner and drinks, be sure to add The People’s Improv Theatre to your must-see list when visiting NYC.
Here’s everything you need to know about the PIT, from their different events and programs to ticketing and hours of operation.
What is the PIT?
The People’s Improv Theater is a world-renowned comedy club that has been featured on Comedy Central, Netflix, and The Tonight Show, and has been voted one of the best comedy clubs in NYC by Time Out New York.
The People’s Improv Theater was founded in 2002 by Ali Reza Farahnakian and has since grown to become one of the most respected comedy clubs in the US. The theater is home to a diverse range of comedy, from stand-up and improv to sketch and beyond. The PIT also offers classes for those interested in learning more about the art of comedy.
Which comedians have performed/studied at The People’s Improv Theater?
Some famous comedians who have performed or studied at The People’s Improv Theater include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hannibal Buress, Kristin Schaal, Grace Helbig and Ellie Kemper.
Where is the PIT?
The People’s Improv Theater is located at 154 W 29th Street, just a few blocks away from the Empire State Building and the Flatiron District. Its central location makes it perfect for those looking for a night of comedy in NYC.
The PIT has a variety of different shows happening every night, so there’s sure to be something that will make you laugh. Whether you’re a fan of comedy or just looking for a fun night out, The People’s Improv Theater is the perfect place for you. Check out the calendar on their website to see what’s on during your visit.
Opening Times and how to purchase tickets
The PIT is open most days, with shows running throughout the day and into the night.
When planning your visit, we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance via their website. ticket prices vary from show to show, so be sure to check the listing before you buy.
How far is the PIT from Freehand New York?
Good news! The People’s Improv Theater is less than a 20-minute walk from Freehand New York. However, if you’re in a hurry, you can hail a cab and be at the PIT in around 5 minutes.