Upcoming Shows

The Headliner Series: Helen Wildy

Saturday, November 27 at 8:00PM

The Arcade’s Headliner Series gives you a chance to see some of the best comics in the city bringing their strongest material to the stage in a one-night-only event.Featuring Helen Wildy, Joey Purse, and Sam Skolnik.

Tickets $15 | Ages 16+ | Upstairs at Arcade Comedy Theater (read our Health & Safety Policy)

The Golden Gays NYC in "Thank Yule for Being a Friend"

December 1 at 6:00PM & 8:30PM

Arcade Comedy Theater welcomes back The Golden Gays NYC for a brand new holiday-themed musical comedy extravaganza. The Golden Gays NYC stars Jason B. Schmidt (as The Dorothy), Andy Crosten (as The Blanche), and Gerry Mastrolia (as The Rose) along with Musical Director Mason Griffin. Featuring the creative team of Anthony Giorgio-Schmidt and Darlene Rae Heller. A musical adventure, their shows consist of live singing and dancing, along with hilarious sketches from the television show’s most memorable moments.
Tickets $30-50 | Ages 12+ | Indoors at Arcade Comedy Theater (read our Health & Safety Policy)

The Thanksgiving Play

Thursday, December 2 at 8:00PM

Arcade’s fall theatrical production! Artistic ambition collides with absurd assumptions in this wickedly funny satire by award-winning playwright Larissa FastHorse and directed by Linda Haston. Learn more about the show.

Tickets $25 | Ages 14+ | Indoors at Arcade Comedy Theater (read our Health & Safety Policy)

The Thanksgiving Play + Talkback

Friday, December 3 at 8:00PM

Arcade’s fall theatrical production! Artistic ambition collides with absurd assumptions in this wickedly funny satire by award-winning playwright Larissa FastHorse and directed by Linda Haston. Learn more about the show.

This performance also includes a free talkback after the show. Join director Linda Haston and local actor/director Sharon McCune as they lead a discussion about the play and its themes.

Tickets $25 | Ages 14+ | Indoors at Arcade Comedy Theater (read our Health & Safety Policy)

Mini Dungeon

Friday, December 3 at 9:30PM

Tickets $15 | Ages 16+ | Upstairs at Arcade Comedy Theater (read our Health & Safety Policy)

The Thanksgiving Play

Saturday, December 4 at 8:00PM

Arcade’s fall theatrical production! Artistic ambition collides with absurd assumptions in this wickedly funny satire by award-winning playwright Larissa FastHorse and directed by Linda Haston. Learn more about the show.

Tickets $25 | Ages 14+ | Indoors at Arcade Comedy Theater (read our Health & Safety Policy)

Level Up Stand-Up

Saturday, December 4 at 9:30PM

Arcade’s premiere stand-up comedy showcase in our second floor theater. Hosted by Aarik Nesby with headliner Terry Jones! Plus Joey Purse, Joe Esh, Mark Shimkets and Andreas O’Rourke.

Tickets $15 | Ages 16+ | Upstairs at Arcade Comedy Theater (read our Health & Safety Policy)

The Thanksgiving Play (Closing Matinee)

Sunday, December 5 at 2:00PM

Arcade’s fall theatrical production! Artistic ambition collides with absurd assumptions in this wickedly funny satire by award-winning playwright Larissa FastHorse and directed by Linda Haston. Learn more about the show.

Tickets $25 | Ages 14+ | Indoors at Arcade Comedy Theater (read our Health & Safety Policy)

The Latchkey Kids

Friday, December 10 at 8:00PM

We/re home alone, so come over for a variety show featuring improv, live music, stand-up comedy, and vintage videos from those wonderfully horrible 90s. And 80s. And maybe like some early 2000s. But nothing after 2002. We do have integrity. Join us and special guests as we celebrate the media that made us who we are (for better or worse)! The Latchkey Kids were voted one of the Best Comedy Troupes of 2021 by the readers of Pittsburgh City Paper. Our parents are very proud, but they do wish we wouldn’t curse so much.

Tickets $15 | Ages 16+ | Upstairs at Arcade Comedy Theater (read our Health & Safety Policy)

the smallest show in town

Saturday, December 11 at 5:00PM

If you enjoy, sharing music, laughter, love and connectedness, you belong at The Smallest Show in Town! Join host Chris Leone, and his amazing cast of Pittsburgh’s finest musicians, comedians, and special guests for a one-of-a-kind evening of acoustic music, comedy, storytelling and more—all we are missing is YOU!

Tickets $15 or “pay as you wish” | Ages 5+ | Upstairs at Arcade Comedy Theater (read our Health & Safety Policy)

Nebby Neighbors

Saturday, December 11 at 8:00PM

Peek over the fence and listen through the hedges, it’s time to join the borough of Nebby Neighbors! This NextDoor-inspired variety show answers your biggest local questions–is your power out? Is this cat a stray or missing? What is a township? It’s a hilarious day in the neighborhood full of improv, sketch, stand-up, and music presented by an ensemble cast that prove funny things happen when neighbors come together.

Tickets $15 | Ages 16+ | Downstairs at Arcade Comedy Theater (read our Health & Safety Policy)

Knights of the Arcade: Epic D&D Holiday Adventure

Saturday, December 11 at 9:00PM

Knights of the Arcade is a live Dungeons & Dragons game played on stage by comedians, improvisers, and tried-and-true geeks. Every month, the Knights embark on an epic quest built entirely from audience suggestions. With special guests, video-projected dice, and a lively audience cheering along with every Critical Hit, Knights of the Arcade is unlike any show in the Burgh.

Tickets $15 | Ages 16+ | Upstairs at Arcade Comedy Theater (read our Health & Safety Policy)

Arcade Hootenanny

Saturday, December 18 at 9:00PM

The Arcade Hootenanny is styled after the classic Chicago-style improv show featuring monologist-inspired scenes. Our storyteller tells real-life stories inspired by an audience suggestion, and then Pittsburgh’s best and brightest improvisors present a fast & funny set based on elements from the story.

Tickets $15 | Ages 16+ | Upstairs at Arcade Comedy Theater (read our Health & Safety Policy)

Comedian Joe Kwaczala

December 23 at 8:00PM

Arcade Comedy Theater and Drusky Entertainment welcome back comedian Joe Kwaczala back to Pittsburgh for a one-night-only headlining performance. He’s joined by feature comedian Danny Palumbo.
Tickets $20 at EventBrite | Ages 16+ | Indoors at Arcade Comedy Theater (read our Health & Safety Policy)

BYOB Coming Soon

The option for Arcade patrons to BYOB has been paused in order to support our current COVID-19 health & safety measures. Guests who bring their own beer and wine are asked to leave their items at the box office to pick up post-show. We plan to reinstate the option for patrons to BYOB soon, while continuing to observe and monitor public health information. We appreciate your understanding!

Arcade Comedy Theater /live

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Upcoming online shows

Here’s a list of upcoming shows presented or produced by Arcade Comedy Theater and available to stream online.

Thursday, October 21 at 8PM ET on YouTube

Knights of the Arcade: Origins Adventure

Enjoy a recording of the Knights of the Arcade’s live show from September 2021.