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  • Sunday December 8th 7:00PM
  • Fauxchella
  • The music you love to hate and hate to love! Adam Blotner & Jenny Pinzari satirize pop music past and present with original songs and characters. ‘Side-splitting musical satire…well-written, insanely catchy tunes & hilarious characters.’ ????  (FringeBiscuit)
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  • Monday December 9th 7:00PM
  • Living Radio
  • We take the news, and tweak it, to imagine what the world might look like. It's the news, but better.
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  • Tuesday December 10th 7:00PM
  • Improvised Buffy
  • Join us on our very own little slice of the Hellmouth. Buffy fans gather every month at 7 pm to watch a group of skilled actors and Whedon fanatics make up a live episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on the spot. Grab a drink at "The Bronze" bar, participate in our charity raffle, and stick around for an informal screening of a fan-favorite episode. Get ready for vamp-dustings, apocalypses, wiggins, and more!This month's screening:Season 2 Episode 3: School Hard"Angel's former friends arrive in Sunnydale; Buffy must shield her mother when a gang of vampires crashes parent-teacher night."
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  • Saturday December 14th 2:30PM
  • CHALK (a silent comedy.)
  • "If everything you drew became real, where would your imagination take you?"A charismatic clown discovers magic chalk that makes everything he draws come to life in this fantastical one-man show guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages! A non-verbal physical comedy in the style of the great silent-film era comedians, Chalk is a goofy testament to the power of a childlike imagination, and a moving exploration of the adult search for romantic love and connection.Critics call CHALK:"A Simple, Generous, Touching Show For Everyone" ???? - Broadway Baby"Wildly Entertaining & Incredibly Moving" BEST BET - Theater Is Easy"Clever, Theatrical Magic" - Center on the AisleCharlie Chaplin meets Harold and the Purple Crayon in this whimsical romp guaranteed to "Draw You In." ALEX CURTIS – (creator. / performer.)Alex Curtis is a professional actor performing in theater, film, and television. Alex's clown work has been featured in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the New York Clown Theatre Festival, the Gotham Storytelling Festival, FRIGID New York, and the 10 Foot Rat Cabaret. Other career highlights include playing a house-hunter on a reality TV show (not real, btw), appearing on the ABC prime-time crime drama 'FOREVER', and landing a co-starring role on an episode of award-winning CBS drama ‘Blue Bloods’. He hosts the podcast ‘Stop Waiting Tables’ where he interviews creatives about making art and making a living and has a recurring role on the web series ‘Love In NY’ (named 'Best of the Web' by FUNNY OR DIE). Alex earned his MFA in acting from Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company. He lives in Brooklyn with his cactus and action figure collection. More details at alexmcurtis.com.   Caitlin Ryan O’Connell (director) is a theatre director and teaching artist. She has worked with The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, LCT3, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Trinity Repertory Company, and Clubbed Thumb. In 2010, she conceived and directed A World of Girls, an original play based on interviews with teenage girls from twenty-two countries worldwide. Caitlin is a 2016/2017 Clubbed Thumb directing fellow and a former directing intern at Actors Theatre of Louisville. She has trained with the National Theater Institute, St. Petersburg Theatre Arts Academy, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Simon McBurney’s Complicite and the NY Neofuturists. She is a teaching artist with The International Theatre and Literacy Project and works in Rwanda to devise theatre with Rwandan youth. Caitlin is an alumna of Wellesley College and a graduate of the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Directing class of 2016. Mike Kirsch (choreographer) is a NYC based producer, director and choreographer. His film and video productions, which he produces, directs and choreographs have been seen by millions across the globe. He has directed and choreographed productions for MTV, ABC, SeaWorld, Bloomingdale’s, L’Oréal, Sabra Hummus, and for Shellac in Times Square during New York Fashion Week. Most recently his dance film “Public Displays” was selected and featured at the prestigious Lincoln Center for the Arts’ Dance on Film Festival. His work has also been featured numerous times on The Today’s Show, in The New York Times and The Huffington Post. www.MikeKirsch.org
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  • Saturday December 14th 7:00PM
  • The Cabaret Showdown
  • Do you have what it takes to be a cabaret champion? Contestants compete for the chance to star in their own show or cabaret. Come out and join the fun! Whether you are a contestant or in the audience you are guaranteed to have a blast.
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  • Monday December 16th 7:00PM
  • The Adam Wade Show
  • 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 
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  • Tuesday December 17th 7:00PM
  • Odd Salon
  • Join us at the Kraine Theater in the East Village for six tales of mining dreams and chasing gold. Arctic exploring? Who’s that bold?! And, “mad” scientists finding wonders to behold! Join us for…ODD SALON NYC: PURSUITCurated by Olivia Owre-BellSpeakers and Stories TBADoors 6:30Show 7:00
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  • Thursday December 19th 6:30PM
  • The 2020 Book Report
  • David Lawson is a fool standing alone onstage judging people who are seeking The White House. The only qualification he has? He's read their books. Join Lawson as he takes a deep dive into campaign books written by ten 2020 presidential contenders. Show to be followed by a live screening of the democratic debabtes.
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  • Monday December 30th 7:00PM
  • A Fifth Dimension: An Unauthorized Twilight Zone Parody
  • Are you quite familiar with traveling to another dimension? A dimension of sight, sound, and time? Do you look forward to the yearly Twilight Zone marathon on TV to help you ring in the new year? Why not see it live! A Fifth Dimension: An Unauthorized Twilight Zone Parody is comprised of eight scenes, each based off of iconic Twilight Zone episodes. Come celebrate the end of 2019 with demonic children, dolls that come to life, and a gremlin on the wing! This year also marks the 60th Anniversary of The Twilight Zone, so to celebrate we'll be having some fun raffles and giveaways. You don't want to miss it!Our December 31st show ends riiiight before midnight, and we're under the KGB bar and across from several other bars, PLUS the theater HAS A BAR so you have options for getting your new year's toast on.
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  • Thursday January 2nd 7:30PM
  • Funny Women of A Certain Age
  • Funny Women of a Certain Age Comedy is a show straight from the unfettered mouths and uninhibited minds of the funniest, most daring, most experienced people in comedy: the women that have seen it all. They’ve raised children both on and off the road with big hairy club bouncers cradling their babies while onstage. These women have stayed in comedy condos where you don’t want to use a blacklight on anything. They’ve been told women aren’t funny and asked to trade sexual favors for work. Trust us, they have A LOT to say, and they say it hysterically. Women of a Certain Age Comedy: created and produced by veteran comedian Carole Montgomery A comedy show for the ages. Female comics who tell it like it is cause they just don't give a crap anymore
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  • Sunday January 5th 8:00PM
  • Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off
  • Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off! features hilarious female comics and sublime burlesque acts.  They are in films, seen on TV, and perform at venues all over the world. NYC performer Jillaine Gill brings this sexy, explosively talented show to you the first Sunday of every month.  December: Myka FoxLeah BonnemaSweet LorraineVenatrixGenna RosityGenie AdagioVoodoo OnyxDJ Dirty Donuts and Kitten Miss Frankie EleanorHosted by Jillaine Gill and special guest Irene Morales
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  • Saturday January 18th 11:30AM
  • Show Up, Kids!
  • Following critically acclaimed runs in NYC, Hollywood, and the UK, Peter Michael Marino’s interactive "Show Up, Kids!” is back for a limited run. This entirely unique, semi-improvised, family show for kids 3-10 years old puts a comedic twist on the traditional kids’ show. When the main attraction doesn’t show up, Pete enlists the kids (and adults) to help create a show from set to sound, plot to props, and costumes to characters. What could possibly go wrong?Running time: 60 minutes Directed by Michole Biancosino Music by Michael Andrew New York Times PICK ***** “Marino handles the unpredictability of working with children in an improvised environment with great skill and grace, putting on a fantastic performance which my children were talking about long after the show.” - Backstage on the Fringe “This show is not like any other show. Usually, the kids are just watching things happen, but here, kids are actually part of the show. Pete definitely has a superpower!”- Kids News NYC “Fantastic fun! A one-man whirling dervish of energy, comic timing, physical agility, and out and out hilarity. The kids were absolutely mesmerized!” - The Front Row Center **** “Hilarious! Marino knows what kids find funny. A show of this caliber is an opportunity to show up for!” - The Wee Review
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  • Wednesday February 12th 6:30PM
  • Paper Kraine
  • Paper Kraine was created on the principle that we all know writers, directors, actors, and creators who make wonderful work. All they need is a space. The Paper Kraine is committed to creating a venue for early-career artists to show humor-focused work in the spirit of adventurous discovery. We encourage risk-taking, question-asking, and the development of a supportive community of artists seeing, encouraging, and challenging each other’s work with the ultimate goal of enriching the artistic community through cross-pollination and meeting new people.
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