Arcade Comedy Theater

February 13 – 15
Various times

If you missed Arcade Comedy Theater‘s first-of-its kind Sketchville Festival last month, you can remedy that at the company’s upcoming anniversary celebration  which marks two years of advancing the art of comedy.

The city’s only nonprofit theater dedicated wholly to comedy, Arcade’s retrospective is jam packed with affordable shows, classes, children’s performances, outreach and awards and a mix of comedy styles.

Highlights include a headlining set on February 13 by Player One, Arcade’s original short-form improv group. The night will also feature Spinster Comedy, a musical performance by Nathan Zoob and Brad Stephenson, an illusion and comedy routine by magician Lee Terbosic, select material from the Sketchville Festival and a performance by the amalgamated comedy band BurgerTime.

Don’t miss Pittsburgh storyteller, celeb and documentarian Rick Sebak on February 14, when he shares true tales for improv scenes performed by an all-star cast of Arcade vets. The show will also feature the all-female sketch comedy troupe, Frankly Scarlett, and a musical improv performance by Missy Moreno and Jesse LE.

Be sure to stay for the late-show, which will welcome local stand-up luminaries competing on teams in the popular Comic Wars format. Hosted by comedian Aaron Kleiber, the show will feature Matt Light, Tim Ross, Ed Bailey, Molly Sharrow, Norlex Belma and Mike Sasson.

Looking for kids’ comedy? Gather the family and head to Penny Arcade on February 14 to enjoy an interactive improv show designed for kids. Children are invited to stretch their imaginations and collaborate on crafting projects that will inspire improvisers during engaging short-form games.

Curated by Michael Rubino, programming and creative director with Arcade Comedy Theater, the festivities wrap on February 15 with the Bonus Stage show featuring short performances by all six of the troupe’s house teams.

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Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.