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.



144 Fairport Village Landing #319

Fairport, NY 14450

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