Arcade Comedy Theater

Arcade Comedy Theater
February 9, 10, 11, 12
Various times

Laugh local and help Pittsburgh’s only nonprofit theater dedicated to the art of comedy mark its fourth anniversary—and fund a new space—for four hilarious nights in February.

Stacked with top local and national talent, Arcade Comedy Theater’s Anniversary Weekend kicks off Thursday with improv teams, In Another Castle and Kill Screen, and a special guest performance by the award-winning Dungeons & Dragons comedy show, Knights of the Arcade.

Friday’s early slot showcases short-form improv, games and scenes by Player One, plus performances by musical improv duo babyGRAND. At 10 p.m., don’t miss a raucous night blending stand-up comedy, game show antics and house party vibes hosted by Aaron Kleiber and Jason Clark. The Stand-Up Get Down will also feature live music by DJ John Hancock and stand-up by the DVE Morning Show’s Sean Collier.

Arcade Comedy Theater
Aaron Kleiber and Jason Clark.

As part of Saturday’s triple-header event, acclaimed actors and Second City veterans Rob Belushi (nephew of the late John Belushi) and Tim Stoltenberg will serve as guest storytellers for the Hootenanny, telling true tales along with an all-star cast of 12 improvisers. Later, the stellar pair will grace the Arcade stage for the first time as their nationally-recognized improv duo, Sheldon.

Comedian and actor Rob Belushi.
Comedian and actor Rob Belushi.

The hilarity wraps up Sunday with a showcase of four Arcade house teams: 8-Bit, Game Shark, Kill Screen, and Warp Zone.

Have a budding comedian in your clan? Don’t miss the Penny Arcade Kids Comedy Show on February 11th at 1 p.m., where kids and grownups can experience the art of comedy and help The Penny Players craft an original show. At unique “Collaboration Stations,” participants will get their creative juices flowing, draw settings and write dialogue.

Proceeds will benefit the company’s “Arcade Upgrade” campaign, which includes moving to a much-needed larger facility at 943 Liberty Ave.

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Jennifer BaronArts & Entertainment / Jobs Editor

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.