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We're going to be honest here, we make a LOT of stuff up. Right on the spot. Based on your suggestions. And it's funny. Hilariously funny. We also perform our own original sketches. And those are really funny too. No show is ever the same. Always unique, always energetic, always funny. YOU. WILL. LAUGH. 

Polite Ink. offers workshops for both teens and adults teaching the basics of improv. We offer workshops a few times a year and space is limited. 

You can hire Polite Ink. for your event, group, party, or corporation. It can be a show, class, or workshop. We can tailor these shows/workshops to the needs of your group. Get in touch with us today!  

who we are

Polite Ink., or PI as we affectionately call it, is made up of people. Funny people to be precise. Funny people who perform comedy. 


PI specializes in both sketch and improvised comedy. We write and perform our own sketches and our improv games are made up on the spot based on audience suggestions. We even pull a few willing volunteers from the audience up on stage for certain improv games.


What else can you expect to see at our show? Well, in addition to sketch and improv, we also feature dancing, singing, occasional video shorts, sophisticated humor, dumb humor, clean humor, humorous humor, satire, constant silliness, and non-stop laughter. Further, our shows are rated PG to PG-13. 


We are excited to be performing on various stages in Rochester and hope to see you soon at a show – take a look at our dates, or just drop us a line.


PI is one of Rochester's most unique sketch and improv comedy troupe.



Polite Ink is a woman founded and directed comedy group that supports diversity in the arts and community. All people are welcome at PI's shows and workshops regardless of their age, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. We foster an inclusive, judgment-freesafe environment where people can be themselves and experience the joy of laughter. 

everyone welcome

Giving Back

Every year, PI holds its popular "Oh Watta Night!" benefit performance where all proceeds are donated to nonprofit organizations supporting women, children, people of color, and LBGTQ+ communities in Rochester.


Lory Love Restivo

"Terrific show last night!! Most enjoyable evening my husband & I have had in a long time. Felt good to laugh - really laugh - after all the heartache we've been through !! Thanks to you & the entire troupe for inviting us & living up to what you promised! "

Doug Curry

"Could you be more ridiculous??? Lol-ed over and over!"

"Is It Six Already?" Anniversary Show


Richard Kendrick

"Great show last night. We had a lot of fun, because it looked you all were having a lot of fun, too. Very funny, clever, and witty throughout. 😂"

"You Are Here"  Anniversary Show


Elizabeth Saunders

"Thank you for another unforgettable night and for the endorphin overload, Polite Ink - you made some new fans-for-life tonight"

"10 Years of Laughs & Stuff" 

James Landers

"I. Did. Laugh."

"And The Award Goes To..." 

Contact Us

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