Adam Wade (Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer, NPR regular), a staggering 20-time Moth Story Slam winner, has put together many of his winning heartfelt and humorous stories for this special monthly show. No two shows are the same. A different featured guest will start the evening off.Here's what the critics are saying: "Wade’s narrative persona is a salt-of-the earth guy with a sensitive soul. He tells stories about humiliation and heartache, about small but thrilling human connections and tiny victories that feel huge. The rise of nerd culture has no doubt helped him. Onstage, he seems to be the adolescent misfit within everyone’s soul." - The New Yorker "Adam Wade is one of the best storytellers on the planet" - The Dish "You can't not like him." - Time Out NY “If this endearing storyteller doesn’t make you feel at least a teeny bit warm and fuzzy, check your rib cage, because you may not have a heart.” - Time Out NY “Wade's storytelling prowess stems from a heartfelt honesty that always hits home.” -Time Out NY "Ladies: please do not go to this show if you are currently seeking someone to love. Because Adam Wade will become that person."- Village Voice "The Moth's Adam Wade--so adorable, he's essentially a human kitten with eye-glasses." - Village Voice "When it comes to public speaking, Adam Wade knows what it takes." - New York Post
From twin brothers Max and Nicky Weinbach comes a monthly neo-retro night of stand-up comedy and music. Max & Nicky will have you falling in love with their quirky, absurd antics and dovelike musical stylings as they welcome the additional talents of four hilarious stand-up comics. The September 16th, 2-YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW features an hilarious lineup of VERY SPECIAL SURPRISE GUESTS!*Lineup is subject to change.
Sugar, spice, and everything nice - plus a heaping of Chemical X. Every month, a group of loud actors completely make up a never-before-seen and never-to-be-seen-again episode of The Powerpuff Girls, with an added screening of a classic episode from the show. Come grab a drink and revel with the femme-fueled butt-kicking superheros!
Remember when the stray cat died and that time you needed a ride home and the day you met your roommate and the day you said goodbye to your mom? How about that argument about the phone and also the way the printer at work kept jamming and the time you found that thing in your kid’s backpack and – oh man – do you remember writing and sending that email you swore you’d never send? What if you took all the things that could have happened, and turned them round and round like a kaleidoscope, tethering unremarkable moments and half-memories into whole new narratives? This is the world of Then, Of Course, All The Things Happened. One play, countless variations.
$5 Tickets always Available at the door. At The Mic Under St. Marks the focus is the stage! Sign-ups get 7 minutes to try anything in one of the most supportive rooms in New York City. Whether it’s a performance art piece, comedy, music, storytelling, dance, or something entirely off the top of your head, you'll find a home in the attentive welcoming community at UNDER St. Marks.
Jay Nog lost his best friend to suicide in 1999. Goody, is the journey he takes you on from the moment of losing his friend to the present day. Nog examines his experience, coping with a tragedy, and the outlook on mental health today. After the show Jay will be conducting a brief interview with a suicide survivor. Directed by Ricardo Rust Lighting and Sound by Matthew Mitchell A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Trevor Project and Stop Soldier Suicide.
New York’s best improvisers come together to make funny shit happen. Featuring a special guest monologist, some are writers/actors from your favorite shows and movies, some are comedy's next big voices, others are just interesting weirdos. No matter what, they have great stories to tell. Our monologist tells stories based off an audience suggestion, and the improvisers use this off-the cuff story to create a hilarious show for you!Also featuring an opening group from New York's indie improv scene!
The winner of the Best Solo Comedy at the NYC Frigid Festival, Doyle just returned from a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where Loud Blond Bald Kid was hailed as a ‘truly relatable laugh out loud hour of stand up **** Stars’ -Broadway Baby. First kisses, weird hairs, the cool group: navigating adolescence was a challenge for everyone. These painfully hilarious stories of growing up will make you feel thankful you never have to go back — and surprised to realise we all actually made it out okay.
New York’s premier pile of garbage wants you to spill the T.Bring your hottest goss and your hot butts to Trash’s inaugural show at Under St. Marks Theater. Based on the golden nuggets of gossip that you share with the audience, members of Trash will create a weird, wonderful improvised world (and probably a dance number) full of D-R-A-M-A. Come petty. Come pretty. Come prepared to goss.
Welcome to an improvised one woman show spectacular. A legendary comedian is interviewed about their life, several suggestions are taken from the audience, and what follows is a solo show with a fully structured plot and narrative by the overly ambitious Michelle Drozdick-- and all happens to be improvised on the spot. Michelle Drozdick is an actor, writer, and comedian moonlighting as a human being. Her works have been recommended by The New York Times and Time Out NY and featured in We Heart Astoria, Comedy Cake the Jersey Journal, and other publications. She'd love for you to follow her on Twitter at @drozphallic.Directed by Benjamin Jones.'Very few talents can achieve a show of this nature. Michelle Drozdick does so with ease.' - Stagebiz"
This Isn't Helping is a true comedic account of my experience with burn-out after a long career as a a creative arts therapist which peaked after the events of 9/11. I performed the original version in the 2017 Speak Up! Rise Up! Storytelling Festival, The 2018 Whitefire Solo Theater Festival in Sherman Oaks, CA, at The Wilson Performing Arts Center in Red Oak, IA, The Conservatory NJ in Trenton, NJ, The Tank in NYC and The Performing Arts Studio in Port Jefferson, NY. I have revised it since its original version, with new material and reworking of the original narrative
The Jew in the Ashram is a poignant, funny, and lightly interactive solo show about cultural exchange, spiritual healing and identity. As a young woman, Amanda Miller travels from New York City to an ashram in India to overcome her struggles with mental health. Under the guidance of Purnima, an exuberant Indian guru, Amanda is immersed in traditional yoga practices that provoke reflections on prayer, Jewish summer camp, and the role of Judaism in the lives of her late father, David, and his biological mother, Esther, a Holocaust survivor he never met. At select moments, the audience is invited to move, chant, and reflect on their own spiritual journeys and identities—the ones we inherit and the ones we make for ourselves.Here's the show website: www.thejewinintheashram.com.
Colleen Hindsley writes and tells stories in NYC. She has been featured on podcasts such as Risk!, Tall Tales in the Big City, and Elizabeth Gilbert's Magic Lessons. That’s Not How It Happened, Colleen’s solo show about growing up in an Irish Pub, debuted at the New York International Fringe Festival in 2018 and was featured at Fringe Festivals across the US and Canada in Summer 2019.DC Metro Theatre News calls the show "funny, sweet, and poignant. Hindsley's gift is to take the quotidian antics of her big Irish Catholic family and weave them into a fine narrative punctuated by snippets of pop songs, hilarious insights, and an unending search for self-esteem. 4 Stars!"
Join us on an adventure to find the far-out, far-flung, and forgotten people, places, and stories of the past. ODD SALON brings their evening series of cocktail hour mini-lectures to New York featuring short talks from the odd corners of history, science, art, and adventure. From legends of lost cities to masters of art forgery, engineering failures to murderous sideshow performers, daring heists, questionable taxidermy, and tales of epic revenge.
Featuring award-winning Dominic McHale and Kevin Short, direct from the Edinburgh Festival, Zombie Zoo combines film, drama, humor, music, song, even dance. A partially sane imprisoned zombie tries outwitting his zookeeper captor. Their relationship hovers between compassion and vitriol until the surprise denouement, which must not be revealed, or zombies will devour your brains! In short, a Halloween Multimedia Zombiefest.
Kelly Cash wanders a waste of desert sands; a shadow of time and memory, waiting to loose its passionate intensity. On chosen evenings, when the sun drowns the innocence of the plains in its blood-dimmed tide and the darkness draws cold and taut across the tired throats of hungry coyotes and worn ranchers, Kelly Cash rides in from the west, a vexing nightmare, with but a lone purpose: to perform the improv comedy for you and you alone. Kelly Cash is Upright Citizens Brigade improvisers Ken Beck, Corey Brown, Sean Casey, Maelle Doliveux, Rocco Marrongelli, Jeff Miller, and Johnna Scrabis.
Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off! features NYC's funniest female comics and sassiest burlesque acts. Past performers have been featured in films, seen on TV, and perform at venues all over the world. This is a fast paced sexy show, exploding with talent.October Show lineup includes:Lauren VinoIrene MoralesRaquel D'ApiceTiny Twist (Tiny D & Ginger Twist)Fem AppealClara CoquetteMandarine Moon-FlyDJ Venatrix and kitten Miss Frankie EleanorHosted by Jillaine Gill and special guest Divina Gransparkle
Feast: A Performance Series invites you to the table for a fresh and delicious three-course performance series. Co-curators Conrad Kluck and Alex Randrup offer an evening of performances from the worlds of theater, music, dance and poetry, including a new work-in-progress staged reading by our monthly featured playwright. We're cooking up new works every month!
A new solo play about his and hers. And hers. And his. And sex. And love. And therapy. Kate has everything she’s ever dreamed of. So does Kate’s husband’s girlfriend. With a poly-therapist and the sex-positive ethos of The Ethical Slut, she embarks on a riveting and wickedly funny sexcapade of exploration, self-discovery, and true love through a polyamorous relationship.