Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Improv comedy has been thriving in Pittsburgh for a while now, if you didn't know it - for instance - Friday Night Improvs, HustleBot & Pgh Improv Jams at the Cabaret Theater. Improv performers have also made there way from Pittsburgh to ShowBiz with NBC's 30 Rock & Saturday Night Live, national commercials and feature films.

You should be interested now...

What is Improv? Seriously?
Yes, there is an 'Improv' in Pittsburgh that houses Stand-up Comedy AND, YES, that doesn't make any sense. We'll be more specific...
What is Improv Comedy?
It's form of theater in which actors (improvisers) use improvisational acting to perform spontaneously.
Like 'Whose Line Is It Anyway'?
Kinda. Improv can be performed in two styles: short-form and long-form improv. The show is short form; consisting of a games and a game show format with audience suggestions. Long form performers create shows in which short scenes are often interrelated by story, characters, or themes.

We now introduce you to:
New York trained, Kasey Daley and Justin Zell (see there impressive resumes here), have launched an improv training center and performance theater offering improv, musical improv and sketch writing classes on varying levels. Weekly shows can be seen too! Friday and Saturday nights, as well as “Totally Free Mondays”, which will feature the SCIT’s longform house teams.

All classes and shows will take place at their Tripoli Street theater in Pittsburgh’s Duetschtown.
These New York trained instructors will also offer the theater facility for rental. The duo will hosted a launch party on Saturday, January 22, 2011

Check out more on their website; calendar of events, the house improv teams, rental info, classes, shows... we're out of breathe...
Visit the website at www.steelcityimprov.com

For more info on Improv Comedy in Pittsburgh - check out our page.

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