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.

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The Magic Negro and Other Blackness

Have you ever pondered the idea that Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham might be racially charged? And just whose uncle IS Uncle Ben? Well, maybe it’s time to take a closer look. Using comedic sketches, improv, and character pieces, this one-man show from the mind of Dad’s Garage’s own Mark Kendallexamines the representation of black males in the media. From prison to white flight, Aunt Jemima, and even Reading Rainbow – we’ll explore some of the ways these images influence our views on race in everyday life. Word to your mother. But not the n-word.

Have you ever pondered the idea that Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham might be racially charged? And just whose uncle IS Uncle Ben? Well, maybe it’s time to take a closer look. Using comedic sketches, improv, and character pieces, this one-man show from the mind of Dad’s Garage’s own Mark Kendallexamines the representation of black males in the media. From prison to white flight, Aunt Jemima, and even Reading Rainbow – we’ll explore some of the ways these images influence our views on race in everyday life. Word to your mother. But not the n-word.

Mark first got into comedy while studying film at Northwestern University. He had a chance to work at Comedy Central through the Chris Rock Summer School Program for up and coming comedy writers of color. During his time at Comedy Central, he got to pitch jokes to the writing staffs of "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report." Markperforms comedy in Atlanta at Dad's Garage Theatre Company and Highwire Comedy. He also teaches improv and sketch writing. He is currently touring with his one man show "The Magic Negro and Other Blackness" a sketch show that examines the depiction of black men in the media. For his work with the show, he was recently awarded "Best Professional Funny Man" by Creative Loafing Atlanta. 

Earlier Event: January 9
Free Improv Mixer
Later Event: January 9
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