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2021 Pittsburgh Fall Guide: Comedy

Part of Pittsburgh City Paper's list of 100 events to do throughout the region this season

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Jo Koy at Petersen Events Center
Get ready to laugh when Steel City Improv Theater presents Head to Head. Two presenters debate a trivial topic and the audience gets to vote who wins. Don’t expect anything important to get done, that’s not really the point. 8 p.m. Sat., Sept. 18. 5950 Ellsworth Ave., Shadyside. Free. steelcityimprov.com

Arcade Comedy Theater
is celebrating The Comedy Callback, its official grand reopening, with a full lineup of acts ready to make you laugh. A full list of performers will be coming soon. Be sure to check the Arcade website for updates. Fri., Sept. 24-Sat., Sept. 25. 943 Liberty Ave. Downtown. Tickets on sale soon. arcadecomedytheater.com

Celebrate the grand opening of new comedy venue Dad’s Basement, featuring The Basement Sampler, an eclectic roundup of standup comics, improv and sketch performers, live music, and more. 6-7:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 9. 1521 Potomac Ave., Dormont. $10.50. dadsbasementcomedy.com


TV personality Alton Brown is best known for hosting duties on Food Network, but he is a man of many talents. For his Heinz Hall show Alton Brown Live: Beyond the Eats, Brown promises “more cooking, more comedy, more music, and more potentially dangerous science stuff.” 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 17. 600 Penn Ave., Downtown. $56.25-67.25. pghsymphony.org

From humble beginnings performing stand-up in Las Vegas coffee shops, Jo Koy has become one of the country’s most popular comedians, selling out shows across America. He brings his comedy — which draws on experiences with his son and Filipino family — to the Petersen Events Center near the University of Pittsburgh campus. 8 p.m. Fri., Oct. 22. 3719 Terrace St., Oakland. $40-65. jokoy.com