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!

Special Guest Workshop: Second Beats with Sean Conroy, Sunday, Dec. 10, 3-6pm

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Special Guest Workshop: Second Beats with Sean Conroy, Sunday, Dec. 10, 3-6pm

25.00

Prerequisite: Level 3

SECOND BEATS

Your opening was rich with information. Your first beats were hilarious. Your group game made sense, everybody participated, and it got edited at just the right time. It’s time to revisit the first beats in second beats.  Now what? In this workshop we’ll drill down on how to determine what the variables are in the first scene, types of second beats, what type works better in which situation, how to heighten rather than replaying the first beat, how to start the game as quickly as possible in second beats, how the backline can help heighten and when they shouldn’t, and how not to blow something out so far that you have nothing left in the third beat. Second beats are obviously crucial in a Harold, but just as important in a Monoscene, a Montage, or any other long form you decide to do.

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Sarcastic, acerbic, quick-witted and bold, comedian Sean Conroy is self-lacerating and constantly annoyedat himself and everybody else- but always manages to sneak in a healthy dose of silliness and joyful charm. Splitsider.com describes him as “intimidatingly smart, intimidatingly funny, and just plain intimidating.” He’s a multi-disciplined comedy tour-de-force. As a stand-up, Sean’s performed on Conan and Comedy Central. As an improviser, he was a founding member of the first ever house team at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, legendary improv group The Swarm, and has been a regular in the UCB’s flagship show ASSSSCAT for almost twenty years (in fact they asked him to perform with them when they recorded their live show for Shout Factory, still available on DVD). He’s been a television writer for over a decade (Crossballs, Dog Bites Man, Key & Peele), most recently finishing up his third season as head writer of Adult Swim’s cult favorite Mr. Pickles, about a dog who’s sort of like Lassie (except he worships Satan, and is a serial killer). He’s hosted over three hundred episodes of his podcast, The Long Shot (which the AV Club calls “rollicking” and “a consistent delight.” He enjoys good coffee, mediocre whiskey, and ship novels. Find out more at www.seanconroy.com, and follow him on Twitter and Instagram @seanconroy.