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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!
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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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
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