Friday 4/19 11:55 pm

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.
Jim Tatalias/ Confidence Man
Jim has confidence in himself. He may seem unassuming, odd, even paralyzed with fear. But rest assured, he has this, and he’ll get through it. Through this inspirational journey, he will help you unlock the Keys to Confidence you need in life, work, and food.
Jesse Stock/ Open to Work
Open to Work is a stand-up comedy special written and performed by Jesse Stock. The show explores his experience, observations, and critique of current job search culture. Following a layoff in January 2024, Jesse wrestles with the existential realities of living in New York while unemployed, its impact on his marriage, and “real job” hunting when all he really wants to do is pursue his “dream job” as a stand-up comedian. Follow Jesse’s journey on Instagram at @jessecarlstock.


Christine Ferrera/ The Shy Vaudevillian
The Shy Vaudevillian is a show about a comic overcoming debilitating lifelong social anxiety. Using a mixture of stand-up and storytelling, I share my journey from a disastrous 3rd grade performance as the titular Alice in Wonderland to being nicknamed “Mute Girl” in high school to finally finding my voice as a comedian in my forties. Along the way, I tell stories and jokes about mental illness, relationships, and how a 10-year correspondence with Starbucks Coffee helped me finally work up the courage to try stand-up comedy. I’m hoping to integrate my autobiographical stories into my comedy set to create a more intimate narrative arc. My goal is to prepare the show for touring and to eventually film my first comedy special.