Friday 3/24 8:00 pm

The Peoples Improv Theater proudly announces the in-person return of SOLOCOM NYC!

Solocom NYC has launched over 400 new solo comedies that have gone on to longer runs, tours and festivals around the world (including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.)

Solocom NYC is a festival of new solo work. All shows presented are 75% – 100% new material, and are created specifically for the festival. NYC Solocom’s goal is to push artists to create a show that is meaningful, personal and to follow the fear.

Click here to purchase a Solocom NYC 2023 Festival Pass!

Friday, March 24th @ 8pm

Olivia Benedict// Oceans Apart

It is April 9th, 1962, the night of the 34th annual Academy Awards and twenty four year-old Italian icon Sophia Loren is nominated for Best Actress for the foreign film “Two Women.” After receiving the life-changing news of her Oscar win, Sophia is confronted with the decision of maintaining her familiar life in Italy with husband Carlo Ponti or pursuing her Hollywood admirer, Cary Grant. Will Sophia leave her roots behind to accept the invitation to become silver screen royalty?

James Koroni// James Is a Pussy(Cat)!

James has triumphantly become… a Pussy(cat)! As a kitten, James loved being in his safe closet. Raised by divorced parents, an Iranian Father and a Mormon mother, things often got hairy! In this short piece James recall’s moments from his childhood but often takes breaks to remind himself of how proud a pussy he’s become!

Julia Schroeder// Changing Room w/Julia Schroeder

Omg wtf how did you get in here?? Get out you sickos, this is a private changing room!!! But I guess as long as you’re here, help me with these wardrobe changes and I’ll put on a little show for you. I’ll do some characters, I’ll tell some stories, share some secrets, and we’ll take a detour into clown town. Heck, we’ll even get to know each other while I’m changing. Wait now I’m so excited you’re here, please stay! And actually can you zip me up please?

Matt Gehring// Way Too Common

A groundbreaking idea: what if a man did a show by himself? Way Too Common is Matt Gehring’s (Amazon: The Tick, Netflix: The Characters) walk through his life that’s a little different. Born in the Midwest, then moved to The Big Apple? Believe it or not, he did that. And this show will explain just what he’s learned along the way.

Stephanie Holmes// So, Can I Have a Slice of Cake?

Pregnancy is hard, but even harder when you’re already fat. At 7 months pregnant Stephanie Holmes was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. In this 25 minute show she pokes fun at the ridiculousness of pregnancy and childbirth. Stephanie is a pro at promoting body-positivity through self-deprecating jokes. She’s plus-sized and pregnant… with punchlines!