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The funny thing about addiction is... everyone has one! This comedic and heart warming story follows Graham Chili, a country boy from Texas who has just moved to New York City to follow his dreams as a wall street stock broker by day and a cabaret singer by night. Looking to make friends and connect with his new surroundings in the spirit of his hometown "mega church capital," he enters a church in timesquare, Manhattan in search of the "choir practice" room. Instead he erroneously stumbles upon several 12 step meetings going on in the church basement that divert his attention, inspire his love life, and create new life realizations!
With the celebratory satirical and witty success of the hit Broadway show Book of Mormon, 12 Steps similarly both entertains and educates also with light parody, both using the popularity and the mystery of the infamous self help program without mockery, but with clever direction!
With Nerf guns, Goldfish, and a turtleneck, this two-woman adaptation of The Comedy of Errors spices up Shakespeare. There are husband mix-ups, false arrests, and saucy servants. Come for the killer original raps, stay for the mediocre puppetry!
For the past 25 years David Ippolito has been known to hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and to people from across the country and around the world as That Guitar Man From Central Park. As a fiercely independent singer/songwriter and storyteller, David has been sharing music and laughs, stories, political satire, thoughts and feelings in Manhattan's backyard for an entire generation. Help us celebrate a quarter century of this uniquely New York phenomenon with The CSD Band (George Wurzbach, Teresa Reynolds, Chris Tedesco, Russ Debonis, Dan Paccione) and special surprise guests. They will sing and play new originals and audience favorites, that will have the whole house singing. We laugh as much as we sing at these every year.
39 Steps is a comedic spoof of the classic 1935 film, with only 4 actors portraying more than 150 characters, sometimes changing roles in the blink of an eye. The brilliantly madcap story follows our dashing hero Richard Hannay as he races to solve the mystery of The 39 Steps, all the while trying to clear his name! The show's uproarious fast-paced 100 minutes promises to leave you gasping for breath… in a good way!
To break up the monotony in Purgatory's laundromat, souls rival for immediate rapture: in a good, old-fashioned dance-a-thon. Swing and red tape, plus the proverbial deal with a not-so proverbial Devil? All in an eternity's work.
New York's finest improvisers join forces with New York's finest poets in a unique format that is part comedy show, part poetry feature and completely unpredictable.
It all begins with an exquisite corpse written collaboratively, line-by-line by the audience beforehand. The improvisers then delve in, building an entire world around the themes and imagery of the poem and inhabiting it with a cast of characters that are wildly funny, heartbreakingly tragic, and everything in between.
Along the way, the show is fueled by the amazing work of published poets, national slam champions, and up-and-comers from around the country and across the globe, shaking the rafters and rousing souls with original poetry that is raw, personal and profound.
The whole show ends with the performance of a brand new poem written on the spot and inspired by the entire show. It's comedy, it's poetry, it's theater and art. It is everything you came to this New York to see.
The cast includes performers and poets with credits from This American Life, NPR, The Onion, The Second City, The Truth Podcast, Reductress and Story Pirates.
"Kiss Punch Poem is a rare find... uproarious and heartfelt." – Time Out Chicago
"[KissPunchPoem] celebrates the fresh and surprising associations that are generated by both improv and poetry." - The American Reader
"Their performance took me back to the formative years of the slam. It was exhilarating." – Mark Smith (founder of Slam Poetry)
Called "hilarious" (Broadway World) and "engaging" (TheaterMania), The Accidental Pervert is a laugh-out-loud play that tells the awkwardly poignant story of a boy's journey into manhood after discovering his dad's video tapes hidden in a bedroom closet. Andrew subsequently develops an addiction that continues until the age of 26, when he meets his wife to be, and finds himself struggling to find the balance between fantasy and reality.
"The Accidental Pervert Will Arouse Your Socks Off!" - Village Voice
Let acclaimed performer and comedian Andrew Goffman take you on a whirlwind tour of his funny romance with magazines, video, and off-color fantasies while you roll in the aisles. However, it's not all laughs in this layered show, which ends on a touching moment of redemption as he struggles to find true love and perspective through real-life relationships.
• The Accidental Pervert has eclipsed 1000 performances in the legendary Greenwich Village area of New York!
• Award winning run in Buenos Aires, Argentina!
• Winner 2013 BEST COMEDY Award in Panama City, Panama!
• Opening in Zurich, Switzerland and the Island of Malta 2014! 2015 premiers in Kristiansand and Oslo, Norway!
So come have some good dirty fun with The Accidental Pervert! Oh, and leave the little ones home. The show has mature themes and is meant for audience members over 16.
Don't miss Broadway's #1 Comedy and The New York TimesCritics' Pick! God takes the form of Emmy® Award winner Sean Hayes (Will & Grace, Promises, Promises) in An Act of God, the sinfully funny and critically acclaimed new play where the Almighty and His devoted Angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. He's returned to set the record straight… and He's not holding back! The New York Times raves, it's "Deliriously, Divinely Funny!" and the Los Angeles Times proclaims "Sean Hayes is the Funniest Guy in Heaven (and Earth)."
Written by God and transcribed by 13-time Emmy® Award winner David Javerbaum (The Daily Show), this hilarious 90-minute comedy is directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Joe Mantello (Wicked).
Amelia Earhart: famed adventurer, mystery-shrouded role model, and banjo player??! Explore Amelia's legacy and discover the challenges she faced through music, puppetry, circus arts, and an array of unforgettable characters from her life.
The Arkadina Project is a modern adaptation of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull". Follow Kostya, Nina and Masha on their struggles with celebrity obsession, unrequited love and parental suffocation. Adult, witty, and makes you feel guilty for laughing so hard.
Austin, fresh out of his seventh rehab, is desperate to reunite with his wife and teenage daughter, determined to stay sober. But, he falls in love, inconveniently, with his rehab counselor, a young male gardener thirty years his junior.
You can't sleep. The hallway closet towels: uneven. Your hand: strangely elongated. A car could trample that bottle curbside. Showering jagged glass shards everywhere – shouldn't you call someone? One person's hysterical horror ride through the misfiring synapses of OCD.
Winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical!
From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of South Park comes this hilarious Broadway musical about a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that's about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get. The Book of Mormon is written in collaboration with Robert Lopez, the Tony Award-winning writer of Avenue Q, and co-directed by Mr. Parker and three-time Tony nominee Casey Nicholaw (Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone).
Winner of the 2011 Tony Award for Best Musical, The Book of Mormon has certainly captured the hearts of many in the Broadway community by presenting modern, in-the-know, and often profane content in the tried-and-true form of a very traditional integrated book musical, complete with tap dancing.
A limited number of tickets for each performance will be sold through the lottery. Entries will be accepted at the box office beginning two and a half hours prior to each performance; each person will print their name and the number of tickets (1 or 2) they wish to purchase on a card that is provided. Two hours before curtain, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of tickets priced at $32.00 each. Only one entry is allowed per person. Cards are checked for duplication prior to drawing. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and show valid ID to purchase tickets. Limit one entry per person and two tickets per winner. Tickets are subject to availability.
The most glamorous show at this years FringeNYC. Brandonna Summer, international socialite and dance-pop icon, is on the run from her druglord ex-fiancee. Her hilarious comeback show proves you can't outrun your past, but you sure can outclass it.
A British drawing room murder mystery comedy. Identical twin brothers, one very rich, one poor, vie for the same woman's affection. A murder ensues.
When an escaped slave shows up at Fort Monroe demanding sanctuary, General Benajmin Butler is faced with an impossible moral dilemma - follow the letter of the law or make a game-changing move that could alter the course of US history?
Based on real-life events, Butler by Richard Strand premieres in New York following an acclaimed world premiere run in New Jersey.
A comedic glimpse into 35 years behind the wheel of a NYC yellow taxi, and the political activism and reality show antics that followed. Multimedia storytelling in the finest Irish tradition with a New York City edge - laugh until you cry.
Calling Lala will awaken your inner spirit as well as your inner Puerto Ricanness! Lala Costa's hysterically funny and flawed characters seamlessly guide you through an unexpected journey of life, love and acceptance. It will make you dance in your seat and call your mother more often! Make America Boricua!
Jess, mourning the tragic loss of her brother, discovers how the "tweet generation" has redefined the process of grieving and what remains once we die. An autobiographical play that'll make you think twice before posting your next selfie.
NYC's premiere comedy nightclub, Cartolines on Broadway presents the biggest stars of television, movies, and the national stand-up circuit seven nights a week. The television studio-like showroom has won numerous architectural awards for its lush wood and brushed metal design, and can accommodate over 250 people. A wide assortment of food and drink is available during the show, and fine dining is available before or after the show in the intimate supper lounge.
There is a two drink minimum for all shows
NYC's longest running improv company, Chicago City Limits (CCL), opens their 40th season with Hus on First? The MAC award-winning group, described by NY critics as the "funniest show in town," "ingenious and very, very funny," and "the perfect masters of improvisation," bring their newest show, complete with brilliant, improvised scenes and songs, to the East Side, back to the Jan Hus Playhouse where they held court for fourteen years. It's all created in-the-moment, inspired by suggestions from the audience and today's headlines.
Are you are thinking, comedy on the Upper East Side? Yes! We have an amazing line-up of some of the hottest comedians in the City, performing at a bar price! This is quickly becoming one of the best kept secrets of the summer.
Possessed by an insane monster, a cowardly castle maid must battle gods and demons to resurrect the King she herself killed. This experimental, absurdist comedy revels in clowns, confetti, and blood. So shield those precious eyes, you cowards.
If the world worked the way Kaytlin's father thought it did, she would be dead. But she isn't dead. Kaytlin began having sex for money in high school. No bills & no drug habit, just arrogant curiosity. This is her story.
Improv meets Indiana Jones in Dig, a new comedy from the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble (IRTE) that lets the audience determine the details of a daring adventure tale. Set just prior to the unearthing of a major archaeological discovery, this stylized homage to serial treasure hunters and pulp fiction action heroes takes you deep into the dig site as its plucky heroes embark on an underground exploration. They'll square off against all manner of baddies, cursed artifacts and even a love interest or two along the way, but the specifics of those encounters will be up to you, the audience. Mixing a loose narrative structure with the unpredictability of improv, Dig brings thrilling old-timey adventure to the Midtown International Theatre Festival.
For over 400 years, the Drunk Shakespeare Society has been meeting and drinking. And drinking, and doing Drunk Shakespeare. A self-proclaimed "drinking club with a Shakespeare problem," the membership invites audiences to join them for a meeting in their society lounge. The evening begins with one actor drinking more than a sophisticated amount of alcohol before attempting to lead the cast through a Shakespeare story in sixty minutes. The results are messy, outrageous, and the evening devolves into debauchery.
The theater is wheelchair accessible.
Get ready for a truly original, utterly astonishing night of theater: Once you take your seat, your senses will be engaged in new and breathtaking ways as Simon McBurney leads you deep into the Amazon rainforest. Inspired by real events, The Encounter follows a National Geographic photographer as he finds himself lost in a remote area of Brazil. Through innovative aural technology and brilliant storytelling, this is a heart-stopping, riveting and slyly witty night of theater… and an encounter you'll never forget.
An alcoholic, an escort, a self-diagnosed neurotic and a well-intentioned simpleton walk into a bar... Broken and deeply flawed, they find their lives irreversibly entwined no matter how hard they try to break free of one another. The End of Longing is a bittersweet comedy that proves that broken people don't need to stay broken.
It's summer in New England and every weekend is someone else's engagement party. The wildflowers, specialty cocktails, and artisanal appetizers are totally Instagram-worthy, but the people are not quite so perfect. One night, Lauren takes it into her own hands to make sure that her best friend doesn't marry an inadequate suitor – a drunken mistake that incites a cascade of calamities, threatening to expose all of Lauren's secrets. Engagements is a dark comedy about ugly feelings in an age of beautiful self-images.
Should she flee, or should she stay? Eve faces a dilemma in this biting satire about love and female friendship in the Garden of Eden. You know how it ends, but how did Eve really come to pick the low-hanging fruit?
The Execution of Mrs. Cotton is the story of the Twisted and Deranged past times of Elva Zona Cotton and her macabre Art of Serial Killing.
- Rocky Mountain highs. Death Valley lows. Two bar-backing, bantering best buds are F***'d 'Til Payday. Frank and Neetol only have each other to survive their night shift. The truth hurts, but it also sets you free.
A love letter to his late father, the owner of "Sid King's Crazy Horse Bar", Mike King reminisces about his life in dentistry, stand-up comedy, and growing up as the son of the infamous Sid King, "The Sultan of Striptease".
Obnoxious strangers, overbearing bosses and unrequited high school crushes are about to get a piece of your mind...
The Friday Night Sh*w invites audience members to anonymously write down their repressed rants, cursing-outs and sultry confessions to fuel a fast-paced brawl of hilarity.
The cast includes a fistful of NYC's best improvisers and Magnet faculty with credits on 30 Rock, Comedy Central, MTV, The Second City, The Onion, Just For Laughs, Story Pirates, NPR and at least one Primetime Emmy loser.
Before the show, audience members may anonymously submit written confessions which the improvisers will use onstage.
Now, doesn't it feel good to get that off your chest?
Take a left at the Texaco on County Road 8, keep right when you pass the barn with the funny roof, and once you start to feel kinda lost, that's how you know you're almost there. It's the town of Cold Lake, bicentennial, and it's time to celebrate. From the ice fishing fleets to Local Artist Linda Klaver's Open Mic Night at Debbie's Bar/Bait Shop, this is their year and gosh darn if they're not gonna shine.
The press room of Chicago's Criminal Courts Building is buzzing with reporters covering the story of an escaped prisoner. When star reporter Hildy Johnson accidentally discovers the runaway convict, he and his editor Walter Burns conspire to hide the man from the other reporters, while they chase the biggest scoop of their careers.
You think you're having a bad day? Meet Sam. He works the red‐hot reservation line at one of New York's trendiest restaurants, where the best food inspires the worst behavior. Coercion, petty threats, bribes, histrionics—a cast of desperate callers, all brought to life by Ferguson, will stop at nothing to land a prime reservation, or the right table in Becky Mode's hilarious and delicious comedy. Amid the barrage, Sam has his own problems to deal with. While juggling scheming socialites, name‐dropping wannabes, fickle celebrities and egomaniacal bosses, can he still manage to look out for himself?
A limited number of rush tickets are available for purchase in-person for $40 at the Lyceum Theatre box office beginning at 10:00am (12:00pm on Sundays) for that day's performance(s) only. Up to two tickets per person. Rush tickets are subject to availability and may not be offered at all performances. Rush seating locations will be determined at the discretion of the box office.
Due to popular demand for summer action-movie/Shakespeare mash-ups, Gary Busey's One-Man Hamlet as Performed by David Carl extends its critically acclaimed run into June and July with five additional performances 10:30 p.m. Saturdays June 4 & 25; 9 p.m. Thursday, June 30 & Saturdays, July 9 & July 30. The New York Times recently called the show "deliciously deranged...a head-spinning performance!" The acclaimed production heads to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater in mid-July for the Shakespeare 400 celebrations.
As Shakespearean actor, puppeteer, singer and action-movie director, Gary Busey (played by New York actor-writer David Carl) performs each scene of Hamlet his own way, with occasional detours across Busey's IMDB page from Buddy Holly to Lethal Weapon. The heady mix of high and low-brow comedy celebrates Shakespeare's classic by using it to reflect upon the jaded, celebrity-crazed, meme-obsessed world around us.
A struggle that is greatly influencing and impacting the people of this nation today: Green Card – A New Musical is bringing a new and refreshing perspective of the trials and tribulations of immigration to its awaiting audiences.
A struggle that is greatly influencing and impacting the people of this nation today: Green Card - A New Musical is bringing a new and refreshing perspective of the trials and tribulations of immigration to its awaiting audiences. Han, a South Korean born failing artist living in Harlem is fighting for his chance at the American Dream; only he isn't an American citizen. After meeting Mia, a spunky aspiring singer with her own skeletons to hide, they both come up with an ultimatum – the exchange of money for a fake marriage to help Han gain his citizenship. Along this crazy ride, Han and Mia are followed by Han's South Korean girlfriend, Mia's criminal ex-boyfriend, and the suspicious Immigration officer who refuses to leave them alone.
In a reimagined universe where teenagers develop super powers, we follow the story of six young people who navigate their comfortable lives in the Habitat of Metahumans Enterprise (H.O.M.E), a facility created by the government to rehabilitate and incarcerate those people who have illegally used their super powers. However when Adam, an immortal, arrives at the facility, they begin to rethink their place in society. As the group becomes acquainted with Adam, they begin to fully realize the potential of their abilities.
Bad Ass Amerasian duo "Slanty Eyed Mama" will rock your world with Outrageous characters, Rock n' roll Spoken Word, & Edgy stand-up. It's a raucous, theatrical comedy/music concert about Asian stuff: immigration, bowl cuts, model minorities. And Hello Kitty everything.
How to Be a New Yorker shows audiences everything they ever needed to know about what it takes to be a real New Yorker, or at least not stand out as a tourist.
Do you dare spend a night at the Haunted Hideaway!?! Spooky Sounds! Frightening Fun! Featuring... spine-chilling stories of relentless banality and heedless children! You've never been scared 'til you've been scared in Natural Vision 3-D. In thrilling full color!
The drinks are on us as you join world-renowned mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale for a boozy romp through the history of spirits and cocktails in this critically-acclaimed, smash-hit comedy with drinks and music - get your tickets early as this show sells out weekly! Playing in an authentic New York speakeasy that was actually used as a meeting place by the notorious Tammany Society, The Imbible sweeps audiences along a 10,000-year journey through history and across the globe accompanied by craft cocktails and the vocal stylings of The Backwaiters acapella group! Sit back and enjoy the music and drinks while Anthony holds forth on the history and science behind alcoholic beverages, traces their economic and political impact on our cultural development, conducts live demonstrations of brewing beer and distilling spirits, and - like any good bartender - keeps his guests laughing throughout the night! Tickets include three cocktails!
The implications of one man's life choices seem non-consequential until his wife dies and he attempts to reconnect with his three adult children.
Implications of Cohabitation tells the story of an old-fashioned Ecuadorian father, Nelson, who after the death of his wife, wants to get reacquainted with his 3 adult children by inviting himself to live with each of them, one at a time, leading to wacky cohabiting situations that reveal past family wounds.
Matters do not go smoothly as Nelson seeks to reconnect with the estranged middle child, Sara, his daughter from an extra-marital affair with Carmen, whom he has not seen in twenty years.
A heart felt comedy, and coming of age story for Nelson, that examines the life of one man's choices, how these choices inevitably affected his kids, and the redemption that can come from accepting the reality of our own humanity and the weakness associated with it.
At the age of 38, Brad has had tremendous success writing for a hugely popular, young adult TV show. He has old friends who support him, a man who loves him and a distant father who wants to reconnect. By all accounts, Brad's life is great and yet, he can't help but feel that something is missing. Whatever it is, it's been keeping him up. As Brad tries to write and sell a new, semi-autobiographical TV pilot (one without any vampires, superheroes, ghosts or guns), he journeys through a sleepless night to look inward, examine his relationships and to ask himself important questions, like: what does it mean to be fulfilled? How do you balance the pursuit of money with the creation of art...and can a nightcap still be called a nightcap if it's 5 AM? Brad won't rest (literally) until he finds all his answers.
In a new comedy inspired by the absurdist plays of Samuel Beckett, over-educated but under-employed millennials struggle to survive loopy locals and crippling neuroses while waiting for a perpetually delayed bus to their beloved Garden State.
The Judah Encounter is an experimental interactive performance that brings the audience into the world of a happy go lucky pot dealer who has a favorite philosopher and a mind expanding bong. Witness the comings and goings of zany characters as Judah seeks companionship from them and you! As an audience member you are sure to never see a play like this again so get your tickets soon!
Laugh and a Draft is a free stand-up comedy show featuring talented up and coming comedians hosted, produced, and booked by Jared Wilder at Flannery's Bar.
Laugh and a Draft is a comedy-variety show produced and hosted by Jared Wilder through SomethinWilder Productions featuring the best up and coming talent in New York.
Jacqueline Wade (prouder at Women of Color Films) reimagines this staple of New York City's downtown theater scene, featuring a cast that reflects the diversity of New York. LINE, the longest-running play in Manhattan and the longest-running Off-Off-Broadway show [ever], now has a 21st Century twist. A predominantly African-American, multi-racial cast gives new meaning to Israel Horovitz's ageless parable. Ms. Wade will also host workshops and talk-backs on the issues brought up in this absurdist masterpiece.
Clowns, damsels, enchanted fish, disguised princes, homicidal farm children. These are just a few 'Little Stories' from the uncharted territory of the Brothers Grimm. Join this zany medicine show of epic proportions as we dive into these forgotten fairy tales.
January 31st, 2021: Enter Billy H. Tender, Canadian child-star. Billy's family has splintered; today, they'll need each other more than ever. After a sold-out premiere in Toronto, this virtuosic tragicomedy reckons with the cultural pandemic of superstardom.
Transformed to a battle of the sexes set in the South.
High-Powered improv from Magnet's own Super Groups. Our resident ensembles gather to dazzle audiences with various forms of improv comedy. The forms are constantly evolving, and no two shows are the same. Come see what your favorites are up to this week.
A Microwaved Burrito Filled With E. coli is a cracked-out comedy starring Molly "Equality" Dykeman (who returns to FringeNYC after the hit 2011 comedy The F*cking World According to Molly), NYC's favorite poet/security guard. This time, Molly attends a lesbian wedding reception at a Mexican restaurant so far out in Brooklyn, that it's probably in Queens. It's here that she meets a Southern chatterbox waitress, Angie Louise Angelone (Star of the 2015 HOT! Festival). While Molly just wants to escape the wedding and eat some microwaved nachos in peace, she ends up getting something with more hidden layers than a bean dip.
It's funny-or-die in the graveyard. This absurdist comedy pits a Watchman with a worthless watch against a chatterboxing, handcuffed man and a know-it-all woman in bandaged hands to see who earns the right to move on up.
Mickey Rooney's yellowface performance in Breakfast at Tiffany's is infamous for its lack of cultural sensitivity. But was there ever a way he could have pulled it off? An Asian actor tries to find out in this one man show.
The mob just made a hit but everyone is going to live to talk about it, and talking they are because, when the "boys" get together it's murder! Join us for a private audience with the Don, maybe he'll make you an offer you can't refuse. Mingle with mobsters and molls, meet the new "Boss of Bosses", break bread and heads with wiseguys and Mafia princesses. Sure you'll be rubbing elbows with goodfellas and ducking bullets over Broadway but it won't stop the fun! Eat, Drink, Dance, and be Merry, for tonight you could die...laughing!
The two and a half hour interactive comedy mystery features a three course sit down dinner and dancing . "Fuhgeddaboudit" !! You even have the chance to solve the case and win some prizes. Seven prizes in every performance including "Academy Awards" for the best actor & actress chosen from the audience.
In the third chapter of the Big Gay Italian trilogy. Wilkinson's character is approaching his 40's and is faced with the challenges of balancing his now very successful weight loss company with past and present gay relationships. Fun familiar characters and some new ones come together to join him on his journey in another outrageous comedy of errors.
True stories (and secrets) from inside Rick and Vanessa's interracial marriage. After ten years together, they might as well laugh about it! Honest, frank, hilarious storytelling.
Struggling against his father's wishes to become a lawyer, a young man journeys from Rio to NYC to make a case for his own destiny.
No one in the news is safe! The Drama Desk nominated musical revue NEWSical is back lampooning current events, newsmakers, celebrities, and politicians. With songs and material being updated on a regular basis, composer-lyricist (Drama Desk Nominee) Rick Crom's topical musical comedy is an ever-evolving mockery of all the news that is fit to spoof!
There's nothing scarier than a white woman bent on saving a race! When guests at Channing's party go missing, Barbra holds the key. A slasher-comedy with a bloody point. You can bury the N-Word; can you make it DIE?!
Night of the Living N-Word!! is a socially-relevant comedy with a sharp point. The play, a parody of the horror movies "Night of the Living Dead" and "April Fool's Day" contributes to the conversation happening in and around black theater and the #BlackLivesMatter movement about police brutality and blackness under the white gaze.
Officer Scott Baker hosts a town hall meeting to mend public relations after a series of 'viral videos' featuring law enforcement surface. This award winning satire takes you beyond the badge and into the life of one mixed-up cop.
You want A-list laughs on a D-list budget? Then come on down to the World Cafe at Broadway Comedy Club! We've got two amazing shows every night at 8:30 and 10:00 (plus a midnight show Fridays & Saturdays) with an intimate setting, great food/drinks and a lineup that combines the hottest TV headliners from Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing and late-night television with NYC's most promising rising stars - this is your chance to see them BEFORE they make it big! Plus, if you're from out of town, you'll have a real New York City story to tell your friends back home.
Past headliners include...
Josh Spear (Last Comic Standing; Late Night with Conan O'Brien) Pat Dixon (Comedy Central Presents) Aaron Haber (Comedy Central's The Watch List; Friars' Club) Shannon Sutherland (Maxim Radio) Rob O'Reilly (The Tonight Show; Live at Gotham) Dean Obeidallah (Comedy Central's Axis of Evil) Dave Konig (HBO)
And any other special guests who stop by - we never know who, but it's always a pleasant surprise.
Gotham City Improv presents Off the Top of Our Heads, a short form 11-year running improvisational show. Winners of the 6th Annual Big Apple Improv Awards, the cast of seasoned Improvisers leave no stone unturned as they look for your funny bone. Every Friday night, the cast of veteran Improvisers performs the show literally off the top of their heads, as the entire script is developed live and with suggestions from the audience. Presented in short form, a style of improvised theater in which unrelated game-based scenes take place, Off the Top of Our Heads is fast-paced and audience members are guaranteed an evening of out-of-the-box and fun comedy.
A hilarious night of laundry, laughs and liquor!
Have you ever gone un-showered for days, fought with your husband over who works harder or had a kid pee on you?
Dena Blizzard's new show will make you realize that you're not crazy…motherhood is!
The perfect Girls Night Out or Date Night for anyone who IS a Mom, HAS a Mom or is MARRIED to a Mom!
Top Ten reasons you should see One Funny Mother!
- Your kids won't be there.
- You need a drink
- You'll laugh your a** off (who needs the gym?)
- You haven't seen your friends or had a date night in forever.
- You need a drink.
- You've been to enough PTA meetings.
- You will like your husband again. — NAH!
- Did someone say drink?
- Laundry Smaundry.
- Dammit… You deserve it!
One of our Nation's foremost humorists, Paula Poundstone, can be heard through your laughter as a regular panelist on NPR's #1 show Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me, and recently lent her voice to the critically acclaimed Pixar movie Inside Out. Paula brings her satire humor and recognizable style to the Schimmel Center for one riotous night of stand-up you won't want to miss.
David, a young actor with only children's theatre credits, is making his Broadway debut in a play by New York's "most inflammatory" playwright—but it means nudity and performing a lewd sex act. What's more important? Dignity or career?
A very loving parody by the playwright and creative team behind Kapow-i GoGo.
Some people are born to do great things. Some people change the world. Some people rise from humble beginnings to beat back the forces of darkness in the face of insurmountable odds. Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic by Matt Cox is the story of the people who sit in class next to those people. And badgers.
Wayne Hopkins--a boy from New Mexico who is neither brave, smart, nor a snake--finds out he's a wizard. Upon arrival at a certain school of magic and magic, he's placed into the Puffs: a group of well meaning, loyal rejects. Over seven increasingly eventful years, he'll try to learn magic; try to get out of the shadow of his world-famous nemesis; and try not to get hurt in what is actually a very dangerous place for unsupervised children to be. Sometimes he will succeed. Partially.
Staying focused is optional as one comedian looks inward. Meathead knights battle pervy senators to install songs and sketches on your heart. Binge TV, check your phone, and open endless tabs in this dazzling display of distraction.
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, & Sammy Davis Jr. return from the grave in A-Live Concert! Now back from the dead as crooning zombies, The boys sing their songs with new "undead" lyrics celebrating their deadly lifestyles. Featuring the hits, "Come Die With Me", "Get me to the Crypt on Time", "What kind of Ghoul Am I?" and many more!
Using questionable scholarship and street-performer smarts, playwrights Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor weave together most of the famous speeches and plot devices of Shakespeare's thirty-nine plays to create a fast, funny, and fictional fortieth, filled with witty wordplay and vaudevillian variety.
In this strange-yet-familiar narrative, an ancient grudge pits Puck (from Midsummer) against Ariel (from The Tempest) and turns Shakespeare's canon upside-down, creating such strange bedfellows as Hamlet and that master motivator Lady Macbeth, Viola and Richard III, King Lear and the Weird Sisters, and (of course) Dromio and Juliet.
A struggling actor turns an NYC rent-controlled apartment into a lucrative AIRBNB scheme in this wild-but-TRUE one-man show. Watch Evan Zes portray 30 characters as they close in on him and threaten to ruin his life.
A weekly round of Russian Roulette featuring two veteran improv teams perform in their own unique and seasoned styles.
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A commentary on the absurdity of the human condition made tolerable only by self-delusion, Rhinoceros shows us the struggle of the individual to maintain integrity and identity in a world where all others have succumbed to the "beauty" of brute force, natural energy, and mindlessness. Ionesco startles audiences with a world that invariably erupts in explosive laughter and nightmare anxiety.
Saturday at 6pm - The PERFECT time to get your jaded mind blown by four excellent improv ensembles. Will the local neighborhood kids be driven wild by their new forms and structures? Yes. Will you? The Rundown features different groups each week and a stellar mix of experienced veterans with up-and-coming performers ready to bring it.
The Musical Tale of Andy Cohen and the Real Housewives
Ryan Raftery, creator and star of the nationwide smash hit Anna Wintour musical "Ryan Raftery is the Most Powerful Woman in Fashion" returns home to Joe's Pub to premiere his newest show, "Ryan Raftery's Watch What Happens - Live On Stage!". This jukebox musical tells the (not-quite-true) story of a young Andy Cohen who moves to New York to pursue his two obsessions - television and Anderson Cooper.
Featuring cameos from The Real Housewives of Atlanta's Nene Leakes, The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Teresa Giudice, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Kim Richards, and Mr. Cooper himself, one thing is certain…you're going to love Andy.
Nominated for 4 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
In School of Rock - The Musical, down-on-his-luck wannabe rock star Dewey Finn poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school to make ends meet. When he discovers his students' musical talents, he enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands.
A limited number of general rush tickets will be sold for $37, beginning each day when the box office opens on a first come, first served basis. Tickets may be purchased in cash or with a valid credit card. Tickets are subject to availability. Limited to 2 tickets per patron, per performance.
Written in 1745, The Servant of Two Masters is one of the great dramatist Carlo Goldoni's most popular plays, preserving in scripted form the antic energy, ribald humor and improvisational immediacy of the commedia dell'arte. Reviving The Servant of Two Masters demands masterly comic instincts, as the slapstick details of its immortally zany tale must be reinvented for every age. Christopher Bayes's and Steven Epp's hilarious adaptation has been hailed as the wittiest and cleverest English-language version in decades. These veterans of America's celebrated Theatre de la Jeune Lune company honor the legacy and tradition of commedia by rendering it utterly contemporary, relying on improvisation, original music by Chris Curtis and Aaron Halva, and a spirit of dauntless playfulness.
Entertainment with benefits! In this new three-character comedy featuring a straight woman, a seductive model, and you-know-who, audiences are welcomed into a fun-filled world of foolproof moves and insider advice that could only be culled from that most insightful of individuals: the gay man. Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man is based on the international best-selling book of the same title.
A limited number of $35.00 rush tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis and subject to availability when the box office opens one hour prior to the performance.
A fresh new take to a classic 18th century comedy, the hilarious She Stoops to Conquer.
Seen by over eleven million people worldwide, this wildly popular comedy keeps every audience laughing as they try to outwit the suspects and catch the killer. New clues and up to the minute improvisation deliver a different show every night.
Tony Award winner!
Hear Ye, Broadway! From the codirector of The Book of Mormon and the producer of Avenue Q comes something original…something fresh...Something Rotten!, a world-premiere musical comedy about the musical comedy that started it all.
Welcome to the '90s — the 1590s — long before the dawn of premium tickets, star casting, and reminders to turn off your cellphones. Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as "The Bard." When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first MUSICAL! But amidst the scandalous excitement of Opening Night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self…and all that jazz.
With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is an uproarious dose of pure Broadway fun and an irresistible ode to musicals — those dazzling creations that entertain us, inspire us, and remind us that everything's better with an exclamation point!
General rush tickets will be available for purchase at the St. James Theatre when the box office opens. Tickets are $35, limited to two per person, and subject to availability for that day's performances.
New York's Busiest Comedy Club located in the Heart of Times Square.
All shows are 90 minutes long and feature 4-5 Comics + your Host (Featured Talent seen on MTV, Vh1, BET, Comedy Central and comedy clubs across the country).
Nightly Showtimes: 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30 (& 1:15am Friday and Saturday Nights Only)"
A bulimic, a compulsive eater, a confident overweight gal, and a chronically thin chick walk into a play and… what happens next could only be told by comic mastermind Lisa Lampanelli. With signature wit and razor-sharp insight, Lampanelli's famously irreverent voice comes to the New York stage with Stuffed, bringing together four women's disparate stories to paint an acerbically witty and ultimately poignant portrait of the insanity of a world that forces women to address hard-hitting issues like: Is eating an ice cream sandwich in the shower an emotionally fulfilling activity? When it comes to blue jeans, should one opt for a camel toe or a muffin top? And the ultimate question: can food and body-image issues ever truly be conquered or are we all just destined to be Stuffed?
Broadway Comedy Club presents Sunday Night Live, an evening of hilarious stand-up comedy hosted by New York's Prince of Comedy, Jamie Roberts and Justin McClure. The show features both nationally-known headliners and up-and-coming comics.
Letterman Emmy-winner Ted Greenberg performs his hit Off-Broadway comedy show and then whisks a lucky audience group home in a New York City taxi driven by Greenberg himself. Now in its 4th smash season at the Soho Playhouse, located in the heart of Manhattan nightlife.
"Outrageously funny." -Back Stage "Greenberg's mostly one-man show is drawing crowds. A definite off center Letterman skit quality. Goes by both fast and enjoyably." --New York Times "Kept a full house roaring." - NYTheatre.com
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From the creator of The Awesome 80s Prom comes New York's newest Off-Broadway sensation - That Bachelorette Show, now starring Vinny Guadagnino from "Jersey Shore"!
Staged in the legendary nightclub The Copacabana, That Bachelorette Show is a parody of ABC's "The Bachelorette", where YOU pick the groom! At That Bachelorette Show, you'll mix, mingle and dance to your favorite 90's hits, spun by superstar DJs, as our eligible and spoof-tastic bachelors vie for your vote. Over the course of the show, they'll slowly be eliminated until only one winner remains. The rest are up for grabs!
That Bachelorette Show is perfect for birthdays, bachelorette parties, girls' nights out and so much more! We offer special party packages, discounted group rates, and can even help you with dinner, hotel, and limo reservations!
In this new comedy about love and marriage and everything in-between, Martin thinks he has just married the girl of his dreams, but when Irene makes a surprising confession in their honeymoon suite, all their well-made plans fall apart. Nearly 50 years later, Irene's children wrestle with their past and a mother whose secrets are quickly fading along with her memory.
Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind is an ever changing attempt to perform 30 original plays in 60 minutes. Off of sold out performances in Chicago since the Reagan era, Too Much Light... invaded New York and has continued to entertain late night audiences around the boroughs with its critically acclaimed energetic show of random original short plays. For each performance the audience chooses the order and the New York Neo-Futurists create a non-illusory collage of the comic and tragic, the political and personal, and the visceral and experimental while embracing chance, change and possibly a little chaos.
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"Reliably one of the best improv performances in the city." - New York Times
"Nick Kanellis & Peter McNerney's fantastic late night show is upbeat and impressively layered improv that is always worth checking out." - Splitsider.com
"Improv duo Nick Kanellis and Peter McNerney meld playful physical transformation and careful scenework in a weekly show that delivers an impressively quick and detailed overlap of events in its conclusion." - TimeOut New York
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Satirical, socio-political play about fighting cultural and identity crisis's, as encompassed with newlywed and interracial couple, Shawn and Margaux, living in gentrified Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. The happy couple is unfortunately unable to conceive but agrees to adopt, but only, according to Shawn, if the child is white. He argues, "If I can relieve myself of the constant worry of my child being taken away from me at any moment, at the whim of those who don't care one bit about Black Lives Matter, then that's what I'll do!"
Presented by Anthony Anderson of ABC's hit black-ish, Uncle Tom vs. Uncle Sam is the profound and humorous examination of the greater Black community and its ongoing identity crisis concerning self-love, aesthetics, and their general accommodations for survival and acceptance in a...post-racial era.
Watch 6 of New York's best improvisers perform organic freeform improvisation in two mind blowing parts.
The Weave is an organically improvised tour-de-force. Each scene blends and bleeds into the next as the players work seamlessly together to establish totally different worlds that eventually meld together. There are no wrong moves, and when organic connections are made, there is nothing funnier.
"Playing to a packed house of comedy fans, the formless improv features the best of Magnet's current crew."- Splitsider
"Best Weekly Show"- Splitsider
NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC'S PICK! "PLAYFUL, ENIGMATIC AND HAUNTING." - Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT has been called a play. But it's a lively, global sensation that no-one is allowed to talk about. Its award-winning playwright, Nassim Soleimanpour, is Iranian. His words have escaped censorship and are awaiting your audience. Slyly humorous and audaciously pointed, this 'theater entertainment meets social experiment' is unlike anything, and will make you question everything.
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