About the show

Brick Penguin

Brick Penguin is a high-octane sketch comedy group based in Washington, DC. The group has been entertaining audiences in DC and across the country since 2010. They have written, performed and produced over fifty unique shows and performed in festivals in New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, North Carolina, and Baltimore. Brick Penguin brings a raucous brand of comedy to the stage that is often irreverent, occasionally intelligent, and always a little dark…or a lot. We regret nothing!

Backdoor Barbecue

Backdoor Barbecue is a NYC-based sketch group that serves up high-energy and tightly-structured shows. Featuring musical performances, character bits, monologue joke segments, and more, this SNL/Key & Peele-style mash-up provides a wide assortment of witty writing that is perfect for all comedic palettes. Like a page full of cat memes they are to the point and will have you laughing from start to finish. Stay up to date about what they’re cooking up on Facebook @BackdoorBarbecue



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!