About the show

The Messy Show with SOAP and friends

The Messy Show is a comedy variety show with all the bits too messy to do indoors. Created and hosted by NYC sketch group SOAP (Andrew Benedict, Ben Hosley, Joely Straley, and Erin Coughlin), and featuring acts from the Upright Citizens Brigade, The Annoyance Theater, The Peoples Improv Theater, and the NYC stand up scene, The Messy Show is part SNL, part Jackass, and part 90s Nickelodeon slime show. 




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!