Comedy

Improv, Sketch, Standup, Variety - something for everyone!

Upcoming Events
 
  • Saturday February 29th 11:30AM
  • Show Up, Kids!
  • Following critically acclaimed runs in NYC, Hollywood, and the UK, Peter Michael Marino’s interactive “Show Up, Kids!” EXTENDS for a limited time. 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?Time Out New York PICKNew York Times PICKRunning 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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  • Tuesday March 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!
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  • Tuesday March 10th 7:00PM
  • Lucie Pohl's Immigrant Jam
  • Lucie Pohl's Immigrant Jam is a night to celebrate being from somewhere else! Immigrant stand ups, storytellers + character comics do their funniest immigration material or non immigrants do their immigration-inspired material! Accents celebrated, wanted, welcome!
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  • Thursday March 12th 10:30PM
  • Silent But Deadly: A Mime Experience
  • A mixture of dance, clown, and mime, all with the intent to make audiences laugh without any of us having to learn our lines - I mean, er - using body language? Yeah, that's it, body language. Artsy stuff like that. Using our head, shoulders, knees, and toes, we'll be contorting and wiggling into your hearts and nightmares.And we have merch! Click here to buy
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  • Friday March 13th 10:30PM
  • THE BIG CHARACTER SHOW
  • These Are Not My Words presents THE BIG CHARACTER SHOW - where over twenty-performers will each write a short comedic character for another member of the line-up. It's like a giant comedy secret santa, in March. All new characters, all a surprise.
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  • Saturday March 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" FOUR STARS - Broadway Baby"Wildly Entertaining & Incredibly Moving" BEST BET - Theater Is Easy"Clever, Theatrical Magic" - Center on the AisleCHALK was recently featured in Time Out New York.Charlie 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 March 14th 10:30PM
  • The Ten Foot Rat Cabaret
  • Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret is Gotham’s Premiere Variety Show: Comedy, Music, Burlesque, Vaudeville, and More!Hosted by Canadian import Jillian Thomas; featuring Bill Chambers and Gregory Levine - and a rotating cast of the entertainment cream of NYC, America and Canada. Created and Produced by Rob Dub and Gregory Levine.For more information, visit their full website: http://www.tenfootrat.com/
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  • Monday March 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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  • Monday March 16th 9:00PM
  • Vintage Basement with Max and Nicky
  • 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 February 17th lineup features headliners JAMES ADOMIAN, JOE PERA, MIKE HANFORD, CLAYTON WILLIAMS, and A SURPRISE GUEST!"*Lineup is subject to change.
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  • Wednesday March 18th 7:30PM
  • 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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  • Friday March 20th 10:30PM
  • Hot Goss
  • TRASH, New York’s premier pile of garbage and loveable comedy collective wanst you to spill the T. Bring your hottest goss and hotter butts to their variety show at Under St. Marks Theater. Each month TRASH hosts some of their favorite comedians to perform anything from stand-up, character and musical comedy, storytelling or improv. Previous guests have appeared on shows including Broad City, Disney +, Comedy Central, HBO, The New York Times, Funny Or Die, Sesame Studios and Nickelodeon, and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. TRASH are a NYC comedy collective, with performers from UCB NY, The PiT, Reductress, the BBC, Chris Gethard Presents, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and more. Come petty. Come pretty. Come prepared to goss.
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  • Saturday March 21st 10:30PM
  • Lisa
  • Lisa is a sketch, improv, filmmaking group comprised of a bunch of friends in New York. The show is an hour of brand new live comedy and afterwards everyone sticks around to dance, talk, and sow seeds of friendship that will last well into their fortiesPreviously purchased tickets will defer to standby line 15 minutes after doors. Keep an eye on our social media @thelisainsta for updates.
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  • Tuesday March 24th 7:00PM
  • Chemical X: The Powerpuff Girls Improv Show
  • Sugar, spice, and everything nice - plus a heaping dose of Chemical X! Every month, a group of loud actors make up a never-before-seen and never-to-be-seen-again episode of The Powerpuff Girls. We’re not your average improv troupe – we feature iconic characters and voices from the PPG, plus a whole ton of improvised fight choreography. Come visit the city of Townsville, grab a drink, and revel with these femme-fueled butt-kicking superheros!And we have merch! Click here to buy
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  • Wednesday March 25th 7:00PM
  • Odd Salon
  • Stories from the odd corners of history, science, art, and adventure.Join us for our evening salon series of cocktail hour mini-lectures, featuring short talks exploring overlooked and untold episodes from our shared past –  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.March 25 – BREAKTHROUGH – Estro-Genius Fest April 29 – DUBIOUS May 19 – TENEMENT – Lower East Side Heritage MonthJune 24 – FADJuly 29 – TCHOTKESAug 26 – HUSTLE
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  • Tuesday March 31st 8:30PM
  • Improvised Angel
  • Angel Investigations has set up shop in NYC!Fans will help Angel, Cordelia, Gunn, and Wesley solve a case of the supernatural completely on the spotFollowing this performance will be a free screening of Angel.
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  • Wednesday April 1st 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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  • Wednesday April 1st 9:00PM
  • Smut Slam
  • Smut Slam is a storytelling competition based in real life, real lust, real sex. With sexy prizes from sponsors Njoy and Babeland, Smut Slammers sign up to tell a 5 minute dirty story, judged by a different panel of celebrity judges like sex party curators, erotica writers, storytelling hosts, and more! Voyeurs can still participate also with the Fuckbucket, divulging secrets anonymously or digging deep with questions, with a chance to win the coveted Njoy toy at the end of the evening.Smut Slam is queer-friendly, kink-friendly AND vanilla-friendly, fat-friendly, poly-friendly . . . we are very friendly. We welcome people with all types and amounts of sexual experiences to our space, and consent is key. SMUT SLAM was CREATED by Cameryn Moore, an award-winning playwright/performer, sex activist and educator. Find Cameryn being NSFW on Facebook, or at www.camerynmoore.com Smut Slam NYC is hosted by FRIGID's own Tess Henry.
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  • Friday April 3rd 10:30PM
  • Kelly Cash
  • 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.
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  • Sunday April 5th 2:00PM
  • Trump Lear
  • Actor and impersonator, Carl David, is being held without bail for performing his Trump-inspired version of Shakespeare’s King Lear. Carl David is forced to perform his King Lear to an unseen online audience of one, as the President restlessly watches remotely from a live and public feed. The stakes are high: if Trump likes Carl and his show, Carl lives. If not, Carl dies. But how can Carl get through a show where he has created a Lear based on Trump himself without offending the audience?From the team behind the downtown hit David Carl’s Celebrity One-Man Hamlet (formerly titled Gary Busey’s One-Man Hamlet) returns Mr. Carl's most incendiary Shakespeare adaptation: Trump Lear. David Carl’s last take on Shakespeare was a hit in Edinburgh 2018/2019, New York City, and across the country.  The New York Times called Trump Lear "quite damning" and his irreverent Hamlet, "Deliciously deranged...a head-spinning performance!" After performing it for a week at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, The Chicago Tribune called it, "Bold and often hilarious...thoroughly enjoyable... a spot-on impression." Trump Lear’s workshop production was a Time Out NY Critic's Pick: "Count on an upsettingly uncanny performance from this virtuoso."David Carl (Co-Creator/Writer/Performer/Puppet Designer/Video Designer) is an actor, comedian, and impressionist in NYC, raised in Dallas, TX. David played Gary Busey in Point Break LIVE! and David Carl's Celebrity One-Man Hamlet (coming back later this summer), which he wrote with some help from Shakespeare. The latter was a breakout hit of the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival, receiving an extended run at Baruch College and an award for “Overall Excellence in Solo Performance”. Recently David was nominated for a New York Innovative Theater Award for Solo Performance. Other original works include The Power of Me (co-written with Samuel Brett Williams), and David and Katie Get Re-Married (co-written with Katie Hartman). He also has a show called 200 Impressions in 60 Minutes with David Carl, and has spent 2015/2016 playing all of the presidential candidates in the debates before they happened in Road to the White House. In October he played Donald Trump in Trump Takes On...Boston at Laugh Boston for 22 shows leading up to the election. He is currently on the Maude Team Yes, Chef at UCB Hell's Kitchen. TV and Film credits include MR. ROBOT (USA), DIVORCE (HBO), BLUE BLOODS (CBS), THE ENEMY WITHIN (NBC), SAME BOAT, THE REVIVAL and KINGFISH. He has a BFA from the University of Evansville in Performance, an MFA from Rutgers (Mason Gross) in Acting and completed improv training at UCB, the Magnet and The PIT. Michole Biancosino (Co-Creator/Director/Projections Designer) is the Co-Founding Artistic Director of the award-winning Project Y Theatre Company, where she has developed and directed new work in Washington, D.C. and New York City over the past 18 years. She is also the Founder and producer of NY’s Women in Theatre Festival which just closed at ART/New York Theatres. With Project Y, she has led various professional productions, as producer, director, and writer. Directing work includes: Connected (NYIT Award winner), LoveSick or THINGS THAT DON’T HAPPEN (NYIT Award winner), The Revival (NYIT Award winner), A User’s Guide to Hell featuring Bernard Madoff, Derby Day (Paper Mag #2 Show of the Year), Goodness, and Gidion’s Knot in NYC, and many others in NYC, Edinburgh, New Orleans, and Washington, DC. Producing: The Religion Thing (Time Out NY Critics Pick), FUBAR, 3 years of New York New Playwright Festivals and NY’s Women in Theatre Festival (#WITFestival). Other collaborations with David Carl include the original shows, The Power of Me, a send up of modern spiritual gurus and the culture of self-help books, blogs, and celebrity, David and Katie Get Remarried, and “100 Impressions in 30 minutes with David Carl” all at The PIT, NYC.  She currently is currently directing SOLOCOM Founder, Peter Michael Marino’s one-man show, Show Up! at Edinburgh Fringe.Michole is a recipient of the prestigious SDC Gielgud Fellowship for classical directing and multiple SPARC artist residencies through the Brooklyn Arts Council. For more info about her work visit www.micholebiancosino.com.
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  • Sunday April 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.  February Lineup:Chanel AliSelena CoppockKatie CompaZilla VodnasDivina GransparkleGenie AdagioTina TasselsDJ Venatrix and Clara Coquette Hosted by Jillaine Gill and special guest Fem Appeal
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  • Monday April 13th 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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  • Wednesday April 22nd 7:00PM
  • Sad Clowns: A Fable
  • Everybody – from his overworked Manager to his self-absorbed Therapist – tells Clown that he’s a clown, so why doesn’t he feel like one? In a world where people are defined solely by occupations assigned to them at birth, Clown and his friend Kitty – a cat with a passion for making suits – rebel against the norm as they try to forge a new path for themselves in a surreal world not too unlike our own.
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  • Tuesday April 28th 8:00PM
  • Shout and Feel It!!!
  • Winner of the First of May Award 2019, The Bindlestiff Family Circus proudly presents the New York premiere of: "Shout and Feel It!" Written and Performed by Japanese Clown Extraordinaire Mariko Iwasa Blending her signature style of slapstick comedy and dance, Iwasa portrays a personal ragtag journey of discovery, despair and getting lost in translation. Reawakening the spirit of Lower East Side vaudeville against the rushing clang of a once world famous circus train, Iwasa's story will captivate audiences of all ages! A tribute to the clown in all of us!
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