The PIT is proud to announce our first annual Asian Comedy Festival, running Friday and Saturday, January 25 & 26, 2020!

Produced by The Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT) with Creative Producers Otter Lee, Kate Moran and Edward Pokropski, the Asian Comedy Festival (ACF) looks to celebrate the burgeoning Asian comedy scene in NYC, and highlight some amazing Asian identifying performers and teams from around the world.

Notable acts include: Asian AF (featured on NBC and NY Times), Asian Not Asian podcast (featured on Vulture and AV Club), AZN Pop (featured on NBC, PBS), Overstep Comedy (NY Sketchfest), Bryan Yang (Standup NBC showcase semi-finalist), Jes Tom (TimeOut New York’s “LGBTQ POC Comedians We’re Obsessed With.”), Karen Chee (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Usama Siddiquee (Just For Laughs, Desus and Mero), and more.

Festival will take place at The PIT Striker Mainstage and Underground theaters, located at 123 E 24th street between Lexington and Park Ave South. For public transit, take the NRW or 6 trains to 23rd street.


Get the most out of NYC ACF 2020 with the 2-day Festival Pass!

Your NYC ACF Pass grants admission to all shows after individually ticketed patrons are seated.

Please note: many headlining shows sell out and your festival pass will not grant admission to those events. Questions about a specific show? Email



Striker Stage
123 E 24th St (b/t Park and Lex)
5:00pm Youngmi Mayer | Ann Chunharakchote | Sarah Harvard | Edward Liu | Shompa Kabir | Jasper Wang
6:00pm Chewy May | Dimitri Wejaysingher | Kyle Marian Viterbo | Joe Albano | Sandy Lee
7:00pm Overstep
8:00pm Asian AF
9:30pm Asian Not Asian
11:00pm ACF After Party!
Underground Stage
123 E 24th St (b/t Park and Lex)
5:00pm Open Sesame Oil | Not Your Biwi | Improv Jam
6:30pm Brian Park | Stephanie Nam | Anhtriet Tran | Josh Tolentino | Alex Kim | Rita Sengupta
7:30pm Jes Tom | Non Kuramoto | PRANAV Behari | Vivek Netrakanti | Patricia Dinglasan | Matt Jardin
9:00pm Angel Yau | Nathan Pearson | Peter Wong | Jiji Lee | Zubi Ahmed
10:30pm Shohana Sharmin | Luwita Hana Randhawa | Rich Kameda



Striker Stage
123 E 24th St (b/t Park and Lex)
4:30pm K. Cheng | Jordan Leung | Rakhee Morzaria | William Paik | Sai Somboon | Sandip Sen | Prathaviraj Purohit
5:30pm Michael Cruz Kayne | Sunny Outlaw
9:00pm Karen Chee | Misha Han | Fareeha Khan | Usama Siddiquee
Underground Stage
123 E 24th St (b/t Park and Lex)
3:00pm Panel Discussion
4:00pm Luke Trovese | Vinay Umapathy | Pandora | Skye Grayson | Aarushi Agni | Preeti Torul | Divya Gunasekaran
5:00pm The Fung Bros. | Jason Choi | Esther Chen | Art Cai | Otter Lee 
6:30pm Bryan Yang | Raj Belani | Meghna Shah
7:30pm Azn Pop | Super Smack
9:00pm Dope Azn
10:00pm Shenuque & Vivek | Prisms | Farooq Hussain | Marcus Cardona