Harrisburg Improv Theatre

Harrisburg's home for long-form improvisational comedy

We are a performing arts theater offering weekly long-form improvisational comedy shows. Based on a one-word suggestion from the audience, a hilarious and unrehearsed masterpiece will appear right before your eyes.

**WE ARE BYOB!!!** Bring your favorite beverage and enjoy some great comedy!

We offer improv classes for kids and adults.

The HIT is open Fridays 8-11pm and Saturdays 7-11pm. Shows are $5 per show or $10 for the entire night.

Check our calendar for more info!

3 Day Workshop: Mapping with Jake Compton, July 3, 10, and 17, 7-9pm


3 Day Workshop: Mapping with Jake Compton, July 3, 10, and 17, 7-9pm


Workshop meets 3 Wednesdays: July 3, 10, and 17 from 7-9pm

Instructor: Jake Compton

Prerequisite: Game of the Scene 1

Mapping in an improv scene can be defined as treating something as if it is something else. Some examples: Treating a breakup as if it is firing an employee, or treating a parent-teacher conference as if it is a wild west showdown. In this class you will learn how to recognize the opportunity to play one of these scenes and how to play it successfully so you can add this powerful comedic tool to your arsenal.

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Jake Compton is the owner/founder of the Harrisburg Improv Theatre. Jake started improvising in 2004 taking classes at both the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and the Magnet Theatres in New York City. Jake's musical and prank comedy duo band Anticool terrorized Harrisburg for over 10 years with their live shows, albums, and webshow. In 2017 and 2018 Jake Toured The country with his Duo, Missed Connections Performing and teaching all across The US. Currently Jake is an instructor and performer at the HIT. He can be seen in Hardly Working, Bandito, and Love Triangle. Jake also helps create and shape many forms and themes used by both his teams and others.