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Pittsburgh Improv Jam

Pittsburgh Improv Jam

Pittsburgh Improv Jam

Pittsburgh Improv Jam

Thu, Sep 7 - Thu, Aug 23, 2018
  • Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
  • Cabaret at Theater Square
  • $3 at the door; cash only

Hundreds of Laughs. Dozens of Scenes. One Word Suggestions.

The Pittsburgh Improv Jam is a night of spontaneous, comedic scenes inspired by audience suggestions and performed by experienced improvisers. Every Improv Jam opens with a quick, high-energy round of speed freeze to loosen everyone up. A featured team of professional improvisers takes the stage next, getting a single word from the audience and promptly blowing everyone's minds for 20 minutes, or however long a good mind-blowing takes that night. Then, like a comedic amoeba, the pros divide and absorb other improvisers on the way to becoming two separate and distinctly-attired Jam teams. Finally, those and other performers are brought to the stage for The Steel City Set!

What isn't the Improv Jam? Well, it isn't a jokey, short-form show like Whose Line Is It, Anyway. Nor is it some awkward, open-mic, stand-up comedy night. And this isn't where you go to yell "poop" or "gynecologist" every time we ask you for a word - that would be college.

So you want to be an improviser? We encourage anyone who would like to perform to first come to watch an Improv Jam, and then talk with us after the show. Buy us a beer. Let us know that you're interested in being on stage, and that you'd be willing to buy us another beer. We'll give you the run-down on how to sign up for a stage turn the next time out.

That's enough talk, computer screen! Let's face it: we can't convince you like this. Seriously: talking about comedy is like trying to describe the color of a dream Crayon, or the effect that a cool breeze has on your income taxes. It's just better to be here for it. So come to the Cabaret on Thursdays, inspire our performers with your suggestions and be a part of the most exciting comedy in the 'Burgh - The Pittsburgh Improv Jam!


Late Night Cabaret Details

Tickets may be purchased at the host desk prior to the event.  We’re sorry, but advance purchase is not available for late night presentations.  Theater doors for Late Night shows open at 10PM, but you may arrive earlier and enjoy happy hour in the Backstage Bar.  Our online menu is available here.  If you have any questions, please call our host desk at 412-325-6769.

We offer free Late Night admission to ticket holders of any earlier Cultural District show - simply show your ticket stub from an earlier show to enjoy Late Night at no charge (same date only / select shows / based on seating availability).

21+ only admitted.

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