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An amazing weekend of comedy:


Arcade Comedy Theater Celebrates 4 Years of Comedy
in Downtown Pittsburgh

We’re celebrating four incredible years of comedy and creativity in the Cultural District with a weekend jam-packed with performances from local artists. Variety is the name of the game: we’ve got short, long, and musical improv, stand-up, storytelling and more all weekend long — including an all-ages kids matinee!

You can find full listings for each show below, as well as links to buy tickets! Proceeds from this weekend are going directly to help the Arcade’s campaign, Arcade Upgrade.

Get the Weekend Package & Save Money!

Buy an Anniversary Weekend Package for $60, and get a ticket to all of our evening shows! That includes Friday at 8PM & 10PM, Saturday at 6PM, 8PM, and 10PM, and Bonus Stage on Thursday and Sunday. You’ll save over $20, and BYOB is only $2 per night.

And if you can’t make one of the shows, just give your ticket to a friend! They’re transferrable!

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Thursday, Feb 9 @ 8pm
Bonus Stage

Our Anniversary Weekend is bookended by two incredible Bonus Stage improv shows!  Kick it all off with special performances by In Another Castle, Kill Screen, and the Knights of the Arcade.

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Friday, Feb 10 @ 8pm
Player One

Arcade Comedy Theater is kicking off its Anniversary Weekend with a headlining performance from PLAYER ONE, the theater’s original improv troupe. Since the Arcade’s debut in 2013, Player One has been headlining big events all around the city, including playing at the O’Reilly Theater, the Cabaret at Theater Square, and alongside Second City touring companies. Player One is fast, hilarious short-form improv comedy from some of the most experienced performers in Pittsburgh. The show also features a musical improv set by the renowned duo babyGRAND and a the whole evening is hosted by Aaron Kleiber, who has been named “Best Local Comic” twice by Pittsburgh Magazine.

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Friday, Feb 10 @ 10pm
Stand-Up Get Down

Celebrate the 4-Year Anniversary of Arcade Comedy Theater with a special edition of Stand-Up Get Down! Imagine if the Beastie Boys hosted Family Feud in the middle of the movie House Party… that’s the Stand-Up Get Down comedy gameshow. Hosted by Aaron Kleiber and Jason Clark, with live music by DJ John Hancock, and featuring Tim Ross, Ian McIntosh, Sean Collier (DVE Morning Show), Garrett Titlebaum, Alex Homyak, Amanda Averell.

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Saturday, Feb 11 @ 1pm
Penny Arcade: All Ages Comedy Show

A matinee performance of Penny Arcade, the theater’s interactive improv show designed for kids K-6. Children are invited to stretch their imaginations and collaborate on crafting projects, which later inspire improvisers in a series of short-form games. This weekend, the show has a special Valentine’s Day theme for kids to enjoy!

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Saturday, Feb 11 @ 6pm
Beta Stage

For over a year now, Arcade’s weekly Beta Stage show has featured countless new, experimental comedy acts. Each week, students, independent teams, and old pros get together to try something different or new. This week, the Arcade presents an hour of musical improv and improv duos trained in our Sheldon workshops!

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Saturday, Feb 11 @ 8pm
Arcade Hootenanny with Rob Belushi & Tim Stoltenberg

Second City & television actors Rob Belushi and Tim Stoltenberg are best known for their improv duo Sheldon (which headlines our 10pm show!). But first, they’ll be sharing true stories from their time in Chicago and LA to inspire improv scenes performed by a cast of all-stars from the Arcade community.

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Saturday, Feb 11 @ 10pm

Sheldon, the nationally-known improv duo of Rob Belushi & Tim Stoltenberg, is taking over Arcade Comedy Theater for a night of incredible improvised comedy. This pair of veteran Second City Touring Company performers has appeared on the Comedy Central Showcase stage and at festivals all across the country. The show will also feature a special performance by the Arcade Creative Directors Abby Fudor, Jethro Nolen, Kristy Nolen, and Mike Rubino, plus plenty of special surprises!

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Sunday, Feb 12 @ 7pm
Bonus Stage

Our Anniversary Weekend is bookended by two incredible Bonus Stage improv shows!  End the weekend with 8-Bit, Warp Zone, Kill Screen, and Game Shark!

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Anniversary Kick-Off Happy Hour

Sammy’s Famous Corned Beef
901 Liberty Ave
Thursday Feb 9 @ 6:30-8:00

Join us between 6:30-8:00pm for a special happy hour to kick off our Arcade Anniversary weekend! Our Bonus Stage producers, Frank & Alex, will be there along with Arcade performers raising a glass (and raising some money) for our Arcade Upgrade campaign.

Mingle, laugh, and raise a glass to your favorite theater dedicated to all things comedy.


Rob Belushi & Tim Stoltenberg will also be teaching three different improv workshops on Saturday, February 11! Whether you’re new to the art form or a seasoned performer, there’s something for you!