SOLOCOM is NYC’s Only All-New Solo Comedy Festival!
November 20-22, 2015 at the Peoples Improv Theater

SOLOCOM 2015 applications are now open! Click here to begin the submission process

The Peoples Improv Theater proudly announces the return of SOLOCOM following last year’s record-breaking weekend, which debuted over 85 world premieres.

The PIT, along with award-winning solo show artist Peter Michael Marino (Desperately Seeking the Exit), once again presents all new solo comedies from national and international solo performers. This year’s festival features artists from across the country, London, Australia and Newfoundland – from traditional solo show artists to sketch, storytelling to stand up, physical comedy to musicians, multi-media to improv, and cabaret to clowning.

Now entering it’s third year, SOLOCOM is a unique solo show festival that has launched over 150 new solo comedies that have gone on to longer runs, tours and festivals around the world. This 3-day festival in NYC takes place in 2.5 spaces at The Peoples Improv Theater in the Flatiron District and at the new PIT LOFT in Chelsea from November 20-22 .

The “rules” of SOLOCOM are simple:

It must be solo (although it’s cool to have a musician or audience members on stage with you)
It must be at least 75% new material (we trust you on this)
It must be a comedy (meaning, mostly funny)

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Marino and The PIT created SOLOCOM to provide artists with a platform in which to generate new comic material. Dozens of shows that made their debut at SOLOCOM 2013 & 2014 have gone on to tour the world and play at various festivals including Edinburgh Fringe, Hollywood Fringe, NC Comedy Arts Festival, and Orlando Fringe. Gary Busey’s One-Man Hamlet by David Carl began at SOLOCOM and became the breakout hit of the New York International Fringe this past summer.