The PIT – Chapel Hill is a part of The Peoples Improv Theater, and the first PIT space located outside of New York City. The Peoples Improv Theater is an award-winning comedy school and theater.


The PIT is dedicated to the instruction, performance, and development of original comedy. The PIT strives to entertain and educate the community about the comedic arts in a safe and nurturing environment.
The PIT is composed of three elements: a school that focuses on the craft of improvisation, an eclectic variety of electives, and an unparalleled professional writing program; a theater that presents original comedic shows seven nights a week; and a corporate and educational workshop program that offers team building, leadership, and business training.


The Peoples Improv Theater was founded by Ali Reza Farahnakian in 2002, in a small black box theater located at 154 W. 29th Street.

After outgrowing its original home, The PIT moved to 123 E. 24th Street on December 31, 2010, opening up the PIT Striker & PIT Underground theaters. In 2015 the original PIT theater on W29th St was renamed The PIT Loft and officially became the third theater at The PIT.

In the autumn of 2017, The PIT returned to Ali’s college stomping grounds by acquiring a new space at 462 W. Franklin St. Chapel Hill, NC. The first PIT location outside of New York City, The PIT Chapel Hill held its grand opening on [Insert Date here]


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