The Bit Players have been performing their hilarious improvisation since 2007 at their home, The Firehouse Theater in beautiful and historic Newport, Rhode Island. Their show is modeled after the hit TV show "Whose Line is it Anyway?" but with many of their own spins and interpretations. No two shows are ever the same with a large cast of improvisers and a vault full of different games or "Bits". Every show is entirely improvised. Nothing is ever pre-planned, scripted, or rehearsed in advance. The shows are dictated by the audience's suggestions however no audience member is ever "picked on" or singled out...unless they bring the attention upon themselves. :-) ALL shows at The Firehouse are BYOB. There is no age limit but shows are promoted as PG13. The Bits try to keep the content as high-brow and clean as possible but there is no guarantee what audience members will yell out. Adults are encouraged to use their own discretion as to what they deem appropriate for their children/party.


As RI's most award winning comedy troupe, The Bit Players have been voted "Best Comedy Night" by The Providence Phoenix and "Comedy Troupe of the Year" by Motif Magazine multiple times. Many of their shows sell out week after week. The Bit Players perform regularly, every Friday and Saturday at 8pm all year long. The Bit Players are always happy to perform encore shows in the event of early sell outs of these regular shows. Encore performances are at 10pm on select nights. The Bits also perform special holiday shows throughout the year. In the summer, The Firehouse Theater is open seven nights a week and The Bits expand their weekly schedule.