who are we?
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 laughing. Further, our shows are rated PG to PG-16. We have even been called the Seinfelds of improv.
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.
YOU. WILL. LAUGH.
Our goal and passion is to entertain our fans, give them a new experience, and have loads of fun. We are constantly exploring new options, techniques, and have a variety of influences including classic theatre, television comedy shows, musicals, and life experiences. PI focuses on short-form improvisation (think Whose Line Is It Anyway?) original humorous sketches, and mixing in dancing and singing to round out the variety. Our high energy shows are filled with original characters and audience participation is always key as each show incorporates ideas from the crowd into every improv scene.
PI also offers improv classes, both for teens and adults. When a class is coming up, it will be posted on this site. The troupe can also be booked to entertain at special events and can customize a show to fit any occasion. For more information, email us at email@example.com or head over to the contact us page.