PIC's “Comedy Out Loud” features dramatic humor readings and audio performances of our comedy articles by the authors themselves, as well as other performers and comedians. They're like comedy podcasts for people who only have 5 minutes to kill at a time (no offense, 97-minute podcasts). Click below to start streaming our latest readings, and scroll down to submit your own!

Live Readings

NYC, January 31, 2019: A Hangout of Humorous Readings

Join PIC Managing Editor James Folta, along with Brian Agler and Luke Burns on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 7:00pm at Peculiar Pub (145 Bleecker St) for the hangout. As always, it's gonna be a chill, low-key get-together where you can mingle with like-minded comedy nerds, enjoy some fine company, and talk about what matters most: short-form humorous prose. Everyone's invited! Sign up for newsletter updates.


Want to submit a humorous reading of your own or someone else's article? Submit your audio recording below.


If you're looking for articles to perform, some good styles to start browsing are our Open LettersSpeeches, and Scripts. You can also view all of our article topics by category.

Important: Be sure to put some serious character into your performance! We’re looking for a much more dynamic approach than just a straight reading.

Audio recording tips:  Recording a voice memo on your phone in a quiet room is the simplest and most effective method to do a reading. If you want to get a little more technical, check out the programs Audacity (free) or Garageband (free; Mac only). No need to speak the title or anything other than the text of the article in your reading. Feel free to add music or special effects if you have proper licensing or copyright to do so, otherwise we can easily take care of that part on our end.