Review: Dylan Brody’s Driving Hollywood, at The PIT
Dylan Brody looks like he could be Dana Gould’s big brother. Both in life and in comedy. They’re both funnier and smarter than even the above-average stand-up comedian, still funny more than three decades after they started hitting the comedy club stages, and perhaps more appreciated by ... [Read More]
Review: Dylan Brody’s Driving Hollywood, at The PIT
Dylan Brody looks like he could be Dana Gould’s big brother. Both in life and in comedy. They’re both funnier and smarter than even the above-average stand-up comedian, still funny more than three decades after they started hitting the comedy club stages, and perhaps more appreciated by ... [Read More]
Meet Me In New York: Adam Wade
What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they're comedians? No, that's not it. It is a fact, though, that America's biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood,... [Read More]
Get ready for the 5th Annual NYC Sketch Fest, full schedule announced
The Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT) proudly presents the Fifth Annual NYC Sketch Fest! NYC Sketch Fest is now in it’s fifth year of bringing the most hysterical, most innovative, best sketch groups together in New York City for four days of comedic revelry. This year as part of NYC Sketch Fes... [Read More]
Meet Me In New York: Anna Roisman
What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they're comedians? No, that's not it. It is a fact, though, that America's biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood,... [Read More]
Meet Me In New York: Anna Roisman
What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they're comedians? No, that's not it. It is a fact, though, that America's biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood,... [Read More]
Natasha Rothwell undermines and exceeds your expectations on The Characters
Natasha Rothwell has traded 30 Rock for the Sony lot, writing now for Issa Rae's HBO series, Insecure. But Rothwell's own characters in her half-hour special for The Characters on Netflix are quite secure, assured and ready to break down barriers. She had been writing and creating characters for yea... [Read More]
Episode #26: Ali Farahnakian
Ali Farahnakian is living the American comedy dream. Born in Iran and raised in North Carolina, Ali moved to Chicago after college and fell right in with The Second City, improv Olympic and the teachings of Del Close and Charna Halpern. Saying "Yes, And" to life led him to becoming and original memb... [Read More]
On promoting diversity in improv comedy
When Viola Davis accepted her Emmy Award last night for Outstanding Lead Actress in a TV drama series, she said: "The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. You can't win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there." Powerful, moving words. Even more so for comedia... [Read More]
Joe Toplyn on writing for Leno, Letterman, Chevy and more
For millions of students and teachers, it's time to go back to school this week. For a handful of lucky comedy students, it's also the start of a very specialized schooling, as Joe Toplyn leads a new group of would-be TV writers in his Comedy Writing for Late-Night TV class at The PIT. It starts Wed... [Read More]