Sunday 4/21 2:00 pm

90 min


The Peoples Improv Theater proudly announces the 10TH ANNUAL SOLOCOM!
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. SOLOCOM’s goal is to push artists to create a show that is meaningful, personal and to follow the fear.


Chris Bazemore/ Once Upon A Time In The Hood
A tale of self discovery and personal acceptance, told through the lens of my many failures in love, career and overall life while living in hood.


Jennifer Lowe/ How Do You Live Like This?
I was born with mild/moderate hearing loss. Last year, I got new hearing aids which allow me to hear more like the average person. It’s been life-changing and full of surprises. (For example, I had no idea that so many people loudly announce their bowel movements in public.) I’ve always wanted to be able to hear like everyone else and feel included. Now that I can, I’m wondering, “How do you live like this?” This show will explore what it’s been like to also “live like this” and find greater acceptance, no matter my abilities.


Thomas Achilles/ TURBO
Turbo charge locked, all systems go, we’re ready for takeoff! Experience a ride on the wild side with TURBO. A half hour of absurdist standup comedy focusing on the manic in-your-face nature of American consumerist culture. This performance attacks the senses. Gear up, strap in, flip snap, it’s Turbo Time!


Tara Steinberg/ Did it Have to be a Tesla?
What do the cars we drive say about our personality? ‘Did it Have to be a Tesla?’ is a story about identity, politics, and the relationships that matter most to us – told via the cars we drive throughout our lives. Starting with the first car I remember, I take the audience on a short journey that explores how the environment we grew up in (and the cars we rode in along the way) can shape our most important life decisions.


Michael Dermansky/ My Letters to Keith Urban
Late one night I found my life take a left turn when I was seduced by Keith Urban during his infomercial, 30 Songs in 30 Days. A married man, with two kids and a wife, I never thought of playing the guitar or coming to terms with how lonely I was. My creative goal is to make the show as funny, embarrassing and real as my talent and nerve will take me. I have five fun letters written to Keith as he becomes my imaginary best friend, plus I have transitional talking points, bringing the audience along for my evolution into informercial want-a-be. My ultimate goal is to have an hour show for a fringe festival one day.

Calendar for SOLOCOM NYC 2024: Bazemore/Lowe/Achilles/Steinberg/Dermansky


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