Sunday 4/21 8:00 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.




Erica Diederich/ My Broken Knee: An American Healthcare Nightmare 
Last summer I was in a accident and completely tore my right ACL and MCL. I’ve been writing about the whole ordeal A LOT and it’s time to put together a show for the world. We all know the American Healthcare system is a joke, but after dealing with it up close and personal I can tell you that IT IS BEYOND REPAIR BABYYYYY. And in this one woman show it is my duty to let everyone know just how bad it is…with laughs and armpit fart noises along the way of course.


Viviane Ford/ New Kids on the Blockchain
In 2015, when Bitcoin was $250 per coin, a sheltered 22 year old girl named Viv (who hailed from the rural Pioneer Valley in Massachusetts) moved across the US into a home called the Crypto Castle in San Francisco, California. The only woman amongst 14 male roommates, she was thrust into their world where no rules applied, love was a distraction, Bitcoin was the future, and rent was paid in crypto. For four years, in order to stay in the cool boys’ crypto club, she tried to be the one thing the boys didn’t know: normal.


Tania Chen/ Across the Pond: The BBC Experience
Across the Pond: The BBC Experience’ is a 10 min comedic sketch offering a heartfelt glimpse into the British Born Chinese experience. Through humor and personal anecdotes, it navigates the joys and challenges straddling two rich cultures with facetious charm. This sketch aspires to be a conversation starter, challenging viewers to think about identity and cultural dynamics in a light-hearted yet impactful way.


Jesse Montagna/ Songs and Serenades with Benny Venito
All aboard the Royal Princess Cruise ship! Tonight in the Lover’s Lounge, we present to you a scandalous hit show: Songs and Serenades with Benny Venito. A provocative and powerful bass with a penchant for passion, Benny blends a sexy set list of original songs and well known covers that tinge more naughty than nice. Backed by the one-man band Frankie Mozzarella, this night of song and dance explores the nuances of life, love, and lust.


Calendar for SOLOCOM NYC 2024: Diederich/Ford/Chen/Montagna


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