Saturday 7/13 – Saturday 9/14

1 HR




Refresh your evening and kick off your weekend! We’re showcasing the hottest & freshest faces that both comedy and New York have to offer! FRESH FACES features our most up and coming standup students presenting their tight 5 right here at The PIT!


FRESH FACES is part of a series of programming developed by our theater for our Theater!
Produced by Staff Producer Jason Tyus Smith
Executive Produced by Ali Farahnakian


Calendar for PIT PRESENTS - Fresh Faces

Ali Reza Farahnakian

Ali Reza Farahnakian

Exec. Producer

Writing and Auditioning for SNL

Ali Reza Farahnakian was born in Esfahan, Iran in the fall of ‘68. He came to America in the summer of ‘69. He is an immigrant. He is not eligible to seek the office of the presidency in America and is therefore a second class citizen in this country. Maybe that’s why he got into “comedy”. His teachers include Michael McCarthy, Charna Halpern, Del Close, Maryanne Thebus and Wynn Handman. He is an alumnus of ImprovOlympic, The Second City Chicago and SNL. He was a founding member of UCB and The PIT. He has acted at The Steppenwolf, BAM, and Playwrights Horizon. He has been in numerous TV shows, commercials, films and voiceovers. He has been doing this work for over three decades because he loves it and because it doesn’t seem like work. We started The PIT in 2002 in New York City.

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Jason Tyus Smith

Jason Tyus Smith

Staff Producer

From Texas, not of Texas (yes, there’s a difference), Jason Tyus Smith is here to do his absolute best to not do his absolute worst. Catch him at a constant 11 in the PIT office, his sketch team the Bjjörks or in Brooklyn buying Hal’s Lemon Flavored Seltzer water.