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Squirrel Comedy Theatre is a non-profit providing classes in sketch, improv, and characters taught by a diverse group of NYC's best and brightest performers and writers.

2021 Improv, Sketch, and Character Classes

IN-PERSON & ONLINE

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Our Mission

The Squirrel Comedy Theatre is a non-profit that aims to be New York's premier destination for sketch and improv comedy, with world-class live shows and classes from a diverse group of the city's best and brightest performers and writers. Guided by the comedic principle of The Game of the Scene, The Squirrel values community, representation, transparency, and equality, starting with, but not limited to, financially compensating its artists.

 

LIVE AT UNDER ST. MARKS

SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS & MONDAYS

 
  • Squirrel Sketch Student Showcase
    May 21, 10:30 PM
    Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009, USA
    Advanced Squirrel sketch students have spent the past six weeks writing and rehearsing a brand-new sketch show. Come cheer on this future generation of NY comedy stars!
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  • Stanley Tucci's Dinner Party
    May 22, 7:30 PM
    Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009, USA
    A variety show that’ll leave you itching for more! Featuring a cast of players of all cultural, sexual, and comedic identities. Come catch some class!
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  • Black Magic
    May 22, 9:00 PM
    Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009, USA
    Join an adventuring party assembled from New York's top up-and-coming Black improv comedians for a magical night of Dungeons, Dragons, and Improv! These heroes will assemble for a live one shot quest through a dungeon macroscene!
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  • Borabish
    May 23, 7:30 PM
    Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009, USA
    Founders of Squirrel Comedy Theatre (Lou Gonzalez, Michael Hartney, Patrick Keene, Maritza Montañez, and Corin Wells) come together to put on a fully improvised show so fun, so carefree, and so damn stupid, the only way to describe what will happen to your senses is: Borabish!
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  • The Gloquacious Hour
    May 23, 9:00 PM
    Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009, USA
    Grab a drink, sit around the piano, and let Glo Tavarez yell at you for an hour and a half! In this old-school, Dean Martin-inspired, monthly variety show, Glo invites her favorite comedians to sing duets, play silly games, and throw an over-the-top party that can only be described as "a lot."
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  • Shut Up and Laugh
    May 28, 10:30 PM
    Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009, USA
    Shut Up and Laugh is a two-woman comedy show featuring Anita Boyer and Kasia Klimiuk. They have been writing and performing together since 2010 in various mediums, always making or trying to make people laugh.… at them. The show features their famous Hamptons monologues and fresh new characters !
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  • Queer Window
    May 29, 7:30 PM
    Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009, USA
    A sketch/variety show written and performed by an all queer cast and writers' room!
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  • Happy [MEMORIAL DAY]! with Shrecc & Friends
    May 29, 9:00 PM
    Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009, USA
    Join Shrecc and a special guest team for a Holiday improv celebration that changes with the seasons! Bring your festive spirit and best Holiday stories to inspire Shrecc's improv set!
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  • We Will Slay
    Jun 04, 10:30 PM
    Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009, USA
    A group of queer people doing a show? During Pride?! Get the F@CK OUT OF HERE! But lowkey get up in here cuz the show will have pageantry. It will have honesty. It will have vulnerability. It will have gay shit. It will Sllay. Also It will be made up on the spot. It's an improv show baby!
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  • Jeena Bloom: The Homecoming Queen
    Jun 05, 7:30 PM
    Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009, USA
    Comedian Jeena Bloom (Comedy Central) returns to NYC to present an early preview of her show coming to Edinburgh Fringe in 2022. It's an hour of brand new comedy about how Jeena got the chance to live her pre-transition life over again and make all new mistakes the second time around.
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  • We Will Slay
    Jun 11, 10:30 PM
    Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009, USA
    A group of queer people doing a show? During Pride?! Get the F@CK OUT OF HERE! But lowkey get up in here cuz the show will have pageantry. It will have honesty. It will have vulnerability. It will have gay shit. It will Sllay. Also It will be made up on the spot. It's an improv show baby!
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  • We Will Slay
    Jun 18, 10:30 PM
    Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009, USA
    A group of queer people doing a show? During Pride?! Get the F@CK OUT OF HERE! But lowkey get up in here cuz the show will have pageantry. It will have honesty. It will have vulnerability. It will have gay shit. It will Sllay. Also It will be made up on the spot. It's an improv show baby!
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  • We Will Slay
    Jun 25, 10:30 PM
    Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009, USA
    A group of queer people doing a show? During Pride?! Get the F@CK OUT OF HERE! But lowkey get up in here cuz the show will have pageantry. It will have honesty. It will have vulnerability. It will have gay shit. It will Sllay. Also It will be made up on the spot. It's an improv show baby!
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CLASSES

Our philosophy is rooted in finding and exploring the game of the scene. Learn the fundamentals, get weird, and hone your craft in a wide range of classes.

All class times are EST unless otherwise specified.

 
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