has NYC’s Best Improv Classes – Now Online

Industry: Entertainment

Learn & connect with people through joy & comedy, no matter the distance.

New York, NY (PRUnderground) July 9th, 2020

The award-winning People’s Improv Theater (PIT) became digital after having to temporarily close its NYC spaces due to COVID-19. Now, over 4 months later, The PIT’s online classes are a flourishing program that provides students from all over the world with access to affordable comedic training. Ranging from single session workshops to full 8-week courses, classes cover a multitude of topics; from their award-winning improv classes, stand up & sketch writing, to even screenwriting, small group life-coaching, and one-on-one private lessons.

Taught by experienced PIT instructors, students from all over the world can gain access to a variety of comedic topics, and can even participate in live grad-show performances for their friends and family.

Class pricing ranges from $20 to $299, depending on the class duration. The PIT also offers free monthly class samplers on a first come first serve basis, and a multitude of scholarships. The PIT wishes to reaffirm and expand their commitment to making their spaces (online or in person) a place where all people, regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, national origin, disability, veteran or military status, can express themselves and gather to experience the joy of comedy. Therefore, The PIT is offering a new ‘Access Scholarship’ designed for PIT Students from diverse backgrounds to have access to classes at no cost. Scholarships are based on class availability.

In this time of social distance, we have become even more disconnected. The PIT strives to be a place where all people can connect through joy & comedy, no matter the distance.

For more information about online class offerings (including free monthly classes) please visit

For more information on The PIT’s scholarship programs, please visit

About The People’s Improv Theater (PIT)

Founded by Ali Reza Farahnakian in 2002, The PIT is an award-winning performance space &
school dedicated to the instruction, performance, and development of original comedy –
receiving the title of “NY’s Best Improv Classes” from New York Magazine and “Best Comedy
Club” from The Village Voice. The PIT strives to entertain and educate the community about the
comedic arts in a safe, nurturing, and accessible environment. The PIT offers training in many
areas of comedic study, including award-winning improv classes, sketch & TV writing, stand up
comedy, public speaking, and more.

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