The Peoples Improv Theater is proud to announce the return of NYC Sketchfest 2023!


The Diet Mocha Cola Variety Hour


We advertise ourselves as if you’re going to see a vintage style variety show, but it ends up being an angsty, young, silly, and exciting sketch show made by and written for young people. Most sketch teams seems to take inspiration from Tim Robinson, we lean towards 90s Simpsons humor. Self-aware references, cleverly overwritten lines, visually surreal cutaways, and slight jabs at popular culture.


Sketchfest is back! This is the 9th annual festival and first time back since 2019 (you know because of that pandemic thing). NYC Sketchfest is New York City’s premier sketch comedy festival and one of the nations largest. This years festival is focused on highlighting local, national, old, and new sketch teams and bring them all together again! This 4-day sketch-tacular programming that will not only include incredible sketch shows, but panel discussions, writer’s rooms, and more!