About the show

Funny As Tech

Co-hosts David Ryan Polgar (tech ethicist) and Joe Leonardo (comedian) are joined by experts and comedians to help unpack our absurd present and uncertain future. Whether it's selfies, self-driving cars, or post-death communication, we'll laugh all the way to our eventual replacement by robots.

"In this live show, comedy and tech come together at last. Each month, the tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and the comedian Joe Leonardo invite a wide range of guests to pick apart and laugh about such matters as algorithms and artificial intelligence." -The New York Times

Our relationship with tech is messy. Let's discuss!


On Friday, October 20th Funny as Tech will explore The Future of the Internet! Is it healthy? What does it mean to be a digital citizen? What about net neutrality and privacy? Powered by Firefox, the show welcomes Tracy Chou (Former Pinterest, diversity in tech advocate, recently named 35 Innovators under 35 by MIT Technology Review), Alexandra Ossola (features editor for Futurism.com), and David Berkowitz (chief strategy officer at Sysomos, frequent tech writer & speaker). Watch as a freewheeling and unexpected conversation unfolds in this fast-moving tech-comedy panel show. Both laughter and learning ensue...



It's that time of the year again! The Peoples Improv Theater is turning 15, and the NYC Sketch Fest is back to grow a wispy mustache and help celebrate!

The Peoples Improv Theater is proud to present the sixth annual NYC Sketch Fest, and we are ready to get the party started celebrating 15 years of comedy at The PIT and 6 years of bringing the best sketch comedy from around the country together in one place.  Past years have seen some of the best, most hysterical and most innovative sketch teams in the nation under one roof and this year promises to be even bigger!  So start stretching, put out two bowls of food for the cat and get ready for four days of sketch madness at the 2017 NYC Sketch Fest!