The ‘Free Pizza’ Pizza Show at Legion

Theater in the round! Comedians pen pizza-themed plays

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This event might sound cheesy, but the crowd eats it up!

The “Free Pizza” Pizza Show is a semi-regular night theater night at Legion bar in Williamsburg, where audience members scarf down pizza while watching five short comedian-penned plays — all of which are about pizza. One of the event’s organizers said they are just giving the pizza-loving public what it wants.

“Pizza has always been popular, but it is in vogue to say how much you love pizza right now,” said Anthony Apruzzese, who likes his pies with pepperoni and sausage.

The comedians have about three weeks to write the plays, which will be performed without scripts, and past performances have gotten pretty spicy.

“There was one that had a doll — like a doll made of pizza — that someone made love to,” said co-organizer Jo Firestone, who prefers plain cheese slices.

Another play was all about dough — the green kind.

“There were two women playing rats eating pizza,” said Firestone, who organizes a bunch of other bar-based events around Brooklyn, including Punderdome 3000 and the Inner Beauty Pageant. “They had poisoned it for each other, out of greed.”

The next show, on Aug. 8, will pie-light the work of comedians including Josh Sharp, Anna Drezen, and Conner O’Malley, alongside slices from Carmine’s Pizzeria on Graham Avenue. Sharp promised that his play will get saucy — literally and figuratively.

“Mine is going to be based on the moment in a porn film when the pizza man comes over,” said Sharp, who likes grandma slices.

The “Free Pizza” Pizza Show at Legion [790 Metropolitan Ave. at Humboldt Street in Williamsburg, (718) 387–3797,]. Aug. 8 at 8 pm. Free

Reach reporter Vanessa Ogle at or by calling (718) 260-4507. Follow her
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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