The Peoples Improv Theater is proud to host NYC’s premier comedy festivals for solo shows, improv, and sketch.



Solocom will run April 18th-21st.

Submissions are now open! SUBMIT HERE.


March Madness Improv Tournament:

Qualifiers every Thursday and Sunday Feb 1st-25th. Get your tickets HERE!

Final Tournament March 11th-16th.


Go to the individual festival tabs for more info and the full schedule.


Stay tuned for more announcements and upcoming dates!


Over the course of 4 weeks, February 1st-25th, 32 improv teams will compete for 1 of 16 bracket slots. Then, March 11th-16th watch those 16 teams battle it out over five days to see who will become the March Madness Improv Champion. The winning team will receive a 3-month residency at The PIT, a cash prize, and eternal glory!


Last year’s winner was Candle & Lantern. Who will it be this year? Get your tickets HERE!

Qualifier Schedule:

**Winners in bold**

Thursday, February 1st @8:30pm

Match #1: Stroke VS Bizzo

Match #2: Lady Problems VS Couch Store

Sunday, February 4th @8pm

Match #1: Two Hands Clapping VS Really, Chef?

Match #2: Geraldine Wilkerson VS Starpop

Thursday, February 8th @9pm

Match #1: SuiteTooth VS The Artist Formerly Known as CRUD!

Match #2: The Understudies VS Big Cup

Sunday, February 11th @8pm

Match #1: Coming Up Roses VS Now is a Special Time

Match # 2: Thorn and Petalstick VS Learner’s Permit

Thursday, February 15th @8:30pm

Match #1: Placeholders VS HEMLOCK

Match #2: Cabin Fever VS Intrusive Thoughts

Sunday, February 18th @8pm

Match #1: Fool Party VS Those Meddling Stupid Hoes

Match #2: Security VS Clean Freaks

Thursday, February 22nd @9pm

Match #1: Lewis VS deadpan.

Match #2: Princess Bleach VS B-Side

Sunday, February 25th @8pm

Match #1: Hell Jr. VS Set to Retire

Match #2: PWI VS Spectral Mother



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.


Submissions are now open! SUBMIT HERE.




Spanning four days, this festival will feature international, national and local teams! Teams that debuted at IndieFest have gone on to successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Off-Broadway, and more!


NYC Sketchfest is New York City’s premier sketch comedy festival and one of the nations largest. The festival is focused on highlighting local, national, old, and new sketch teams and bring them all together again! This 4-day sketch-tacular programming that will not only include incredible sketch shows, but panel discussions, writer’s rooms, and more!