Comedy

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

Upcoming Events
 
  • 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 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 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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  • Monday December 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 December 16th lineup features headliners NIKKI GLASER, SEAN PATTON, EMMA WILLMANN, EMILY WINTER, and CAITLIN COOK!
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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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  • Tuesday December 17th 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!
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  • Wednesday December 18th 8:00PM
  • Jillian and Debby's (Yoga Approved) Christmas Show
  • For 10 Years Joe Yoga Produced and Hosted A Very Yoga Christmas Show at Under St. Marks Theatre. This year Debby Bell & Jillian Thomas are reviving the Christmas Show tradition in our own way (with stolen elements from Yoga Xmas).This line up for this show is insane! Just look at this talent:Mike Milazzo, Joe Yoga, Madame Bouge, Calvin Cato, Veronica Garza, Michele Carlo, Una Osato, and Dylan Adler.
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  • Saturday December 21st 9:00PM
  • 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 fortiesDoors 10:30PM. Previously purchased tickets will defer to standby line at 10:45 PM
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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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  • Thursday January 2nd 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.
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  • Friday January 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 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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  • Tuesday January 7th 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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  • Wednesday January 8th 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 January 15th 7:30PM
  • Kvetching & Kvelling: Jewish Oy Stories
  • Oy Stories features the best Jewish storytellers in New York! Real stories that have happened to real Jews! If you wish us 'Mazel tov' when you come, you'll get a free black and white cookie!
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  • Friday January 17th 10:30PM
  • Hot Goss
  • 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.
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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 5th 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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  • Tuesday February 11th 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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  • 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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