Live Show

Political Subversities returns October 14th with a new show:

Political Subversities: Vote Or Whatever!

(As featured on MSNBC, Huffington Post, and Gawker) 

Political Subversities returns for a limited run at the People’s Improv Theater eviscerating politics and pop culture with a new night of musical-sketch comedy: Political Subversities: Vote Or Whatever! starting October 14th. This newest edition will premiere a full show of brand new material and fan favorites, and will feature three new writer/performers.

Friday 10/14 at 8:30pm
Friday 10/21 at 8pm
Friday 10/28 at 8pm
Friday 11/4 at 8pm

Tickets are $15 and can be obtained at, or in person at the door. The show is approximately 50 minutes with no intermission.

Announcing the addition of new cast members:

Chanel Carroll (How To Tell You're A Douchebag),
Andrew Farmer (The Elementary Spacetime Show, Clown Bar),
Jason Veasey (The Lion King, Broadway Bounty Hunter),
and music director
Karl Saint Lucy (Fucking Identical Twins)

Initially conceived by Tony Nominee Elizabeth Swados and currently written and performed by a cast as talented as they are diverse, Political Subversities is a dark and hilarious cabaret that aims to break your expectations as well as your funny bone with a breathless barrage of songs, sketches, characters and Broadway-worthy musical numbers.


POLITICAL SUBVERSITIES is created and performed by a cast of young, vibrant writers and performers including Todd Dakotah Briscoe (Author of How May We Hate You?), Jabari Brisport (These! Paper! Bullets!), Chanel Carroll (How To Tell You're A Douchebag), Jenna Dioguardi (The Wolves), nicHi douglas (Dance Cartel, The Late Late Show w/ James Corden), Andrew Farmer (The Elementary Spacetime Show, Clown Bar), Stephanie Hsu (SpongeBob The Musical), Preston Martin (Pirate La Dee Da at Atlantic Theater Company), Cyndi Perczek, Emma Tattenbaum-Fine (writer for “Almost Genius” on truTV), Shannon Tyo ("30 Rock", Broadway Bounty Hunter), Jason Veasey (The Lion King, Broadway Bounty Hunter). Music Direction by Ian Axness (Clown Bar, A Ride on the Irish Cream) and Karl Saint Lucy (Fucking Identical Twins).

The show also features original songs and writing by Shaina Taub (Public Work's Twelfth Night, Old Hats), Andrew R. Butler (Finn the Fearless, BLESSING), and Matthew Robert Gehring (UCBT Maude Night, Netflix's The Characters, Louie).

The show is directed by Andrew Neisler (2014 Ars Nova Director-In-Residence; Drama Desk Nominee for Charlatan, NYT Critics Pick for Clown Bar), Annie Tippe (NYT Critics Pick for Ghost Quartet, 2015 Drama League Directing Fellow, Ars Nova Director-in-Residence 2016) and Associate Director Charlotte Murray. 



Political Subversities


Political Subversities is a musical-sketch comedy show that serves up a spectacular roast of politics and pop-culture. An ensemble of New York's freshest actor/comedians seamlessly perform a barrage of satirical sketches, political love songs, gangsta raps, Broadway-worthy show stoppers, and cultural assassinations. Tight harmonies, sharp choreography, smart writing and a cast that actually looks like the country they love to rip to pieces makes Political Subversities a must see!

Imagine a Venn diagram of The Daily Show, Glee, Avenue Q, Saturday Night Live and South Park. Political Subversities is there in the middle.

The cast both writes and performs the show, bringing their backgrounds as actors, playwrights, sketch comedians, musicians, and musical theatre composer/lyricists to craft a show with impressive musical content, razor sharp theatre and intelligent sketch comedy.

Meet the Company
  • Kim Blanck
  • Todd Dakotah Briscoe
  • Andrew R. Butler
  • Ismael Cruz Cordova
  • nicHi douglas
  • Matthew Robert Gehring
  • Cyndi Perczek
  • Emma Tattenbaum-Fine
  • Shaina Taub
  • Dominique Toney
  • Andrew Neisler
  • Annie Tippe
  • Preston Martin
  • Stephanie Hsu
  • Ian Axness
  • Jenna Dioguardi
Upcoming Shows

Come see Political Subversities perform their live musical-sketch comedy show in venues all across New York City. Click below for details about upcoming performances!

What People Are Saying Political Subversities

"Political Subversities is making politics cool again. Just like on The Colbert Report and The Daily Show, humor is the weapon for education, but these performers take more risks than Colbert or Stewart ever could on television. Easily one of the best shows in New York right now."

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