Friday
May022014

The Return of Not Quite Nobody

Get ready! Hampton Roads' next generation of comedy superstars... Not Quite Nobody: Teen Improv... returns to the Funny Bone. Not Quite Nobody are a group of talented teenage improvisors who put on a funny and fast paced 'Who's Line Is It Anyway' style show. 

The group is coached by local comedy giants, The Pushers. Members of Not Quite Nobody have appeared at Localpallooza Music and Arts Festival and at the Norfolk Comedy Festival. 

Don't miss their return of Not Quite Nobody: Teen Improv to the Virginia Beach Funnybone. It's an afternoon of family friendly comedy that will have you howling with laughter.

This show is 100% FREE for people 18 and under!!!!

The Pushers present Not Quite Nobody: Teen Improv
Saturday, May 3rd at the Virginia Beach Funny Bone.

The show starts at 3pm. 
Free for anyone 18 and under.
$10 for everyone else.

The Virginia Beach Funny Bone
217 Central Park Ave 
Virginia Beach 

 

Friday
May022014

The Armando Show and the Made Up Movie

The Push Comedy Theater and the Muse Writers Center present 'The Armando Show and a the Made Up Movie'.

What better way to spend a Friday night than with not one but two totally free improv shows?!?

The Armando Show:

You start with a very true, very personal story based on the audience's suggestion. Then a group of improvisers create a montage of scenes and characters (Were going to need a montage) inspired by the story. And that makes an Armando. 

The Made Up Movie:

Who needs Hollywood! With a single audience suggestion an entire movie is created right before your eyes. Courageous heroes... dastardly villains... mind blowing special effects... you'll see it all and more crammed into a 25 minutes of improv magic.

The Pushers' 101 level and 505 level improv students bring you The Armando Show and a Movie. Two amazing shows. One killer night. Totally free.

The Armando Show and the Made Up Movie: A Totally Free Improv Show
Friday, May 2nd at The Iguana

The show starts at 8pm and is absolutely free.

The Iguana
1083 W 37th Street . Norfolk


Friday
Apr252014

Construction Begins!

 

Wednesday
Apr022014

2nd Chance To Catch The Web-A-Thon

If you missed the Kickstart Norfolk Web-A-Thon... shame on you... but here's your chance to catch it again.
And don't forget to contribute to our Kickstarter Campaign.  Time is running out!
Tuesday
Apr012014

Don't Miss The Kickstart Norfolk Web-A-Thon!  Tonight!!!

Alchemy NFK and the Push Comedy Theater will unite Tuesday, April 1, 2014 from 6-9 pm for “Kickstart Norfolk,” an online-only fundraising effort featuring live music, comedy and art. With the help of local advertising agency Sway Creative Labs, the pair of Norfolk Arts District businesses will hold one of the area's first “web-a-thons.” The group will leverage Google Hangouts On Air technology to broadcast a variety show that highlights some of Norfolk’s finest young talent in real time. Viewers will be able to stream the event live at http://www.kickstartnorfolk.com/

The three-hour program will benefit Kickstarter campaigns for both Alchemy NFK and The Pushers Comedy Group. Kickstarter is a crowd-funding website that enables entrepreneurs to reach their all-or-nothing fundraising goals by offering backers exclusive rewards and experiences in exchange for their donations. If successful, The Pushers plan to renovate a 90-seat comedy theater for live improv and standup acts, while Alchemy NFK hopes to upgrade its facilities into a functioning creative community center complete with artist spaces and a photography lab.

For Alchemy's Kickstarter, visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alchemynfk/alchemy-nfk-creative-community-center-upgrades

For The Push Comedy Theater's Kickstarter visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pushcomedytheater/push-comedy-theater

For more information please visit: http://www.kickstartnorfolk.com/

 

Tuesday
Mar182014

The Ghent Hipsters Are Back

Darren Colley and Clark Ghent love the new Norfolk Art's District and the soon to arrive Push Comedy Theater.  Show your love to by donating to our Kickstarter Campaign.  Every little bit helps!

Thursday
Mar132014

The Pushers Movie Night: A Night of Improv

It's A Huge Night Of Improv!!!!

The Pushers
-Get ready for a comedy onslaught from Hampton Roads premiere comedy group. It's going to be a rocking good time! The Pushers are chomping at the bit to attack the Iguana stage.

The Movie
-Watch as a talented group of improvisers create a movie right before your eyes. You give them a suggestion, they give you a Hollywood blockbuster!!

And more... we have some more surprises in store for you, but it's going to cost you 5 bucks to find out.


The Pushers Movie Night at The Iguana
Saturday, March 15th at The Iguana

The show starts at 7pm and is $5.

The Iguana
1083 W 37th Street . Norfolk


Thursday
Mar062014

Help make the Push Comedy Theater a reality!

This summer The Pushers will open the Push Comedy Theater in Norfolk' brand new Arts District.  We are very excited about this endevour to make a home for comedy lovers in the 757.  
But we can't do it without you.  We have started a Kickstarter Campaign to help raise money for lights, the stage, sound system, etc.  Even a couple of dollars can help us reach our goal.  Please donate and help us make Norfolk the mecca of Hampton Roads comedy!
 

Friday
Feb282014

The Pushers have room to improv on Granby Street



The Pushers have room to improv on Granby Street



This is not a joke: The sketch comedy group The Pushers - the funny and raunchy performers who bring New York to Norfolk - plan to open a small theater near downtown for classes and performances.

The local group has found success with its own shows and with comedy classes that members teach in Norfolk, so The Pushers are confident they have the audience to support a theater.

"We've been wanting to do it for years," said founder Brad McMurran. "I'm in love with Hampton Roads."

The theater would be located at 763 Granby St. in what is becoming an arts district. Many buildings along that stretch of Granby - between Brambleton Avenue and Virginia Beach Boulevard - are vacant, but the strip was given life last spring when the city brought in a consultant to illustrate what the area would look like if it were full of businesses and art.

If plans stay on schedule, The Pushers want to open the theater by summer.

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Friday
Feb212014

"Panties in a Twist" So funny, girl

Saturday evening, The NorVa will host the third annual production of “Panties in a Twist,” a comedy show by local sketch and improv comedy group The Pushers that they proudly promote as featuring “all women on stage, all women writers, and all women technicians.”
It’s an interesting tag line, considering The Pushers are mostly male – three-fifths of its core membership carry the Y chromosome. And of the two female Pushers, Tiffany Chilcott is currently living in New York.
That leaves Alba Woolard to lead the ship for this annual, all-female comedy show. Obviously, she has some help – from local actresses and production aides who aren’t part of The Pushers’ ranks.
But this year’s “Panties,” which includes members of The Pilot staff, is all about Woolard, who joined The Pushers in 2007. She’s taken the reins by herself, and although she admits that any sense of power she may feel is often countered with an equal sense of terror, her comedy cohorts have been confident in her abilities from the very beginning.
We know, because they told us.

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