Sunday 4/21 10:00 pm

90 min

18+

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.

 

FESTIVAL PASSES ARE AVAILABLE HERE!

 

Nina Mozes/ Could Be Worse
This is the sequel to my 2017 Solocom show, I’m Just Fine. Back then, it was a hilarious and heartbreaking account of dealings with doctors, diagnosing a mystery illness, and accepting a reality without answers. Recently, I got some answers about my health and am completely rewriting the narrative. 2024 will be twenty years (my entire adult life) since I first got sick! Now that I have some new understanding of what’s wrong with me, I’m learning that labels can help us to understand ourselves, but do little to help us understand each other. It is still a challenge to share our pain, despite the feeling being universal. So many of us have internalized our frustration about the absurdity of medical care while we continue to suffer privately—but we are not alone in our experiences. I’d love for us to stop saying it “could be worse,” and instead find the humor in how shitty things really are. Leave the propriety. Take the joke.

 

Peter Jones/ Air Force Son
Both my mom and dad were in the Air Force for 20+ years. As a child, this meant my sister and I moving every 1-3 years, the eventual divorce of our parents and not really being from one singular place. In a piece I’m still figuring out, I’d like to highlight my journey navigating this constant change in my formative years and how it has shaped me into the person I am today: I’m from nowhere, I can’t stay in one place for long, I’m gay and don’t have a relationship with my dad.

 

Tomo Lovric/ It’s Cancer…, But It’s OK
This a comedic look and guide through the American medical system when dealing with a cancer diagnosis. My hope is to help people with a diagnosis of tonsillar-pharyngeal cancer to prepare and deal with the diagnosis, what to expect, and how to care for oneself post-operation.

 

Courtney Kaufman/ Friendships and Serendipity
This is charming tale of how my parents met with some exciting detours along the way! I focus on a couple vignettes through time. I tell the story of me surviving a mosh pit (or two) me getting hit by a car and of course, how my parents met. It’s a story of about the power of family, astronomy and Panera. I’ve performed it a couple times, it’s about 12 minutes now but I’d like to make it longer and add in even more jokes and comedic moments.

 

Sunny Atwal/ The Sunny Outlaw Show
A completely improvised storytelling show. Sunny Outlaw breaks out into improv scenes playing multiple characters inspired by true stories/anecdotes from his life. Completely Original & guaranteed to be “unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.”

Calendar for SOLOCOM NYC 2024: Mozes/Jones/Lovric/Kaufman/Atwal

Location

The PIT Loft

154 W. 29th St., New York, NY, 10001