Tagged under "comedy" (12)
Standing Clear: A comedy about the distance we put between us on the subway
The average New Yorker spends more time per week on the subway than they do eating. It’s a space where, for even just a few minutes, folks of all walks of life are physically pushed into each other and forced to at least be aware of one another.   Presented by Coffee Cup Theatre Co., Standing Clear superbly demonstrates the Subway as a venue for these interactions. Plenty of the familiar specimens are displayed: an overly amorous sleezeball, a slightly older woman with advice for anybody who’ll listen, a bickering couple, a curious homeless person, two ex-lovers who uncomfortably run into each other in the same car. What do you do when you get a whole car to yourself? How does the music on your iPod change your Subway ride? What is the name of that completely gorgeous girl you keep seeing on your ride home from work?   Written by Ishah Janssen-Faith and Jack McGowan, Standing Clear takes an overall humorous approach to the community space that is the Subway. Performers Melinda Ferraraccio, Becca Hackett, Ishah Janssen-Faith, Jack McGowan and Ben Holbrook each take on multiple characters, creating scene after familiar scene of a place we’ve all spent time in. The humorous approach sometimes blends into a place that is almost too familiar- that personal phone call you find yourself having among strangers, that crying jag that hits you suddenly on the F train after an argument, the discomfort of watching one passenger dish out overly harsh words to another. Standing Clear brings all of these situations out in the open, even addressing the fact that we are often only affected by these while still on the train. How do we forget so quickly that completely engrossing stranger once we’ve passed back out through those sliding doors?   Life on the Subway is nothing if not all about the details and Standing Clear pays attention.    Check out Standing Clear at the Access Theater at 380 Broadway, Thursdays through Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 3pm and 7pm and Monday 6/16 at 7pm. Tickets are $20 and the show closes on June 21st. www.coffeecuptheatre.org for more info.
Tagged on June 9, 2008
UkaLady’s PonyShow
UkaLady’s PonyShow!? What? That’s exactly what I thought when I first heard about this show. Hosted by Thessaly Lerner AKA The Ukalady this is like no other variety show you’ve seen before. With the voice of a manic 9 year girl cracked out on cool aid and pixie sticks Thessaly keeps us in stitches with songs about Jenna Bush and Sunday Worship. The show is weekly and Wendesday the 9th of January is the first PonyShow of the year. Featured guest include Riegel & Blatt, Jesus & Bridget McManus. Yes I did say Jesus like I said it’s like no variety show you’ve seen before. As if Jesus and Ukalady weren’t enough lezzie comic Bridget McManus is not to be missed. The show takes place at Theatre Asylum 6320 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, 90038. Show time is 8pm and a mere 7$ gets you in. You can see more of The Ukalady at http://www.myspace.com/theukulady And Bridget McManus at http://www.myspace.com/bridgetmcmanus
Tagged on February 15, 2008
Dykes On Mics
The Ladies took to the stage this past Monday for the 1st ever Dykes On Mics. Jackie Monahan, Leah Dubie, Amy Beckerman and Gloria Bigelow are the self proclaimed Dykes who made this show possible. The weekly show takes place in the upstairs room at the Rubyfruit Bar and Grill every Monday at 8pm (531 Hudson St. New York, NY. Between W. 10th and Charles) With no cover and very funny ladies you really can’t go wrong. Come and check out some of your favorite comics as they work on new material and fine tune some their classic comedy bits. Not your typical comedy show, Dykes On Mics has a homey, take off your shoes and get comfortable kind of feel. This past Monday was hosted by Leah Dubie and featured Kendra Cunningham who also doubled as the bartender, Shawn Hollenbach was representing the boys, Amy Beckerman talked about her attempts with heterosexuality, Anne Neczypor had the room in stitches with a dramatic reading of a recent email, Jackie Monahan gave us Katherine Hepburn like you’ve never seen before and Gloria Bigelow closed out the show with incite into the world of black gay rage. What can I say gay girls know how to make people giggle. Come on out and support these very funny ladies next Monday, the 19th. You never know who might you see. Oh and this week I’ll be hitting the stage so don’t miss it.
Tagged on February 15, 2008
My Favorite Lesbian Comic!!!!!!
Have you ever wanted to be the one saying “oh I saw that girl before she was famous” Well don’t miss out on catching Bridget McManus. She can be seen all over town including Fridays at the Comedy Store. She’ll also be hitting up the best lesbian comedy show in town “Strap On Stand Up” this Feb 20th for the special musical edition. “Strap On Stand Up” is located at the Eagle LA 4219 Santa Monica Blvd in Silverlake. Show Starts at 9pm. Did I happen to mention I’m the host of “Strap On Stand Up”. Not only is Bridget tearing up the comedy scene she also has a weekly Vlog called “Brunch With Bridget” coming to you via www.Afterellen.com. This is your chance to see Bridget McManus now, because it will only be a matter of months before her career has taken off. You can see more of Bridget at http://www.myspace.com/bridgetmcmanus.
Tagged on February 15, 2008
Weekly comedy show in the LB!
Ripples one of Long Beach’s oldest gay clubs is now the host of a weekly comedy show. Every Tuesday Cochino brings in the best talent from the southern California area. Although the host is a Breeder, if you will, he creates a great environment for the ladies to get their laugh on. The other comics tend to be mixed in their sexual preference but never disappointing when it comes to talent. Following the show it’s Ladies night with a featured DJ each week. Oh and of course there is always drink specials. The show starts at 9pm and reservations are encouraged. The comedy show cover is $5 but it gets you into the dance party after for free, which has a $10 cover. Ripples is located at 5101 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach CA. For reservations call (562)-433-0357.
Tagged on February 15, 2008