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Uncle Function, one of New York City's premier sketch comedy troupes, will introduce a series of brand new sketches at their upcoming comedy show at the Peoples Improv Theater. After a SOLD-OUT show last month, the Uncles are back on Saturday May 19th, 2018, at 9:30pm!
Uncle Function is a sketch comedy group based in New York City. It was formed in 2015 with the help of Tony Award-winning producer Ken Davenport (Kinky Boots, Once on This Island).
"A multicultural version of Cinderella with puppets, musics, and a Red Grooms-inspired set."
Cindy does not want to be a princess. She wants to be a pilot. Her best buddy, a friendly rat, understands her longing to fly, but the ghost of her dead mother and the charming fairy-tale prince have other plans to keep her grounded. In this modern reimagining of Cinderella, Cindy struggles to define her own "happily ever after." For children ages 6-99, with music, dancing, and puppets.
From the award-winning Project Y Theatre Company.
Featuring: Starr Kirkland, Zach Fifer, Emily Ma, Veronica Cooper, Rachel Evans, Timiki Salinas, Joachim Boyle, and Caleb Green
The cast of Eight Is Never Enough delivers hilarious comedy improvised on the spot based on audience suggestions and participation. Every show is topical and customized to you. Think Whose Line Is It Anyway? meets Broadway.
The Eleventh Hour! is an original and irreverent rock musical comedy born in a New Brunswick, New Jersey, basement making its New York debut at Town Stages this spring.
It's the end of the world in New Jersey! A burnout basement rocker and his ex-girlfriend, a rising star astrophysicist, may have the key to surviving the black hole bearing down on earth. If they can reconcile their feelings and manage a dangerous journey on the NJ Turnpike, they just may save their music, each other, and the mole people who live beneath them. The Eleventh Hour! features music, book, and lyrics by David Seamon, direction by Annie Rutherford Lutz, and is produced by Smugbug Productions.
Written as a love letter to his late father, the infamous owner of "Sid King's Crazy Horse Bar," Mike King performs his life story about being a dentist, a stand up comedian, and the son of a "nightclub" owner. A heart-warming, hilarious tribute to his father 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. Improv performers then use that writing to fuel a fast-paced brawl of hilarity. The cast includes a fistful of New York City's best improvisers with credits on 30 Rock, Comedy Central, MTV, Chicago's Second City, the Onion, and NPR — and at least one Primetime Emmy Award loser.
Fifteen years ago (2003), Golden Girls LIVE was created by Peter Mac and John Mac as a loving tribute in the style of Brady Bunch LIVE and created a loving drag parody of everyone's favorite sitcom, which played to sold-out audiences at the now shuttered Rose's Turn in the West Village. The shows uses spot-on impersonations of the original actresses as source material (they play Estelle Getty and Beatrice Arthur, respectively) and creating original parody situations, they realized that there was an audience to relive and attend a live taping of this revered sitcom.
The Macs then toured the country coast to coast (NYC to LA to Boston to Las Vegas and now back to NYC) and, to date, over 1,350 performances. To celebrate their 15th anniversary of creating the original Golden Girls LIVE: On Stage!, they have decided to bring her home to NYC for the first time in 15 years. The 'Lost' Reunion Episode, written by Peter Mac, gives the fans what they have always wanted — the reunion episode they never got!
The Infinite Wrench is a mechanism that unleashes a barrage of two-minute plays for a live audience. Each play offers something different, be it funny, profound, elegant, disgusting, topical, irrelevant, terrifying, or a song; all are truthful and tackle the here-and-now, inspired by the lived experiences of the performers. With new plays every week, The Infinite Wrench is the Neo-Futurists' ongoing and ever-changing attempt to shift the conventions of live performance and speak to audiences, including those unreached or unmoved by traditional theater.
Laura Bush is an enigma wrapped in another enigma. She's shy, beautiful, bookish, and in 1963, she blew through a stop sign and killed a guy. It was probably just an accident. Or maybe, just maybe…it was murder. Join Mrs. Bush for this hilarious and heartfelt evening of real-life reminiscences: of her childhood in Texas (all lies!), of her marriage to George W. Bush (a sham!), and of their rapid ascent to the very pinnacle of world power (an abomination!). Don't miss this highly anticipated new work, which shines a light (headlights!) on the intersection of fact and fiction, a topic more timely than ever — as the memories fade, and the Bushes are starting to look like, well, maybe they weren't so bad after all.
Mediocrity: A Sophomore Effort is a live, unholy mash-up of equal parts TED Talk, stand-up, and music loops from humorist Brendan Hughes. If Radiolab and Flight of the Conchords had a baby that was delivered by Eddie Izzard at the Museum of Jurassic Technology, the home video of that childbirth procedure would be not unlike this show.
Mediocrity will be a live taping of what will become Hughes's second concert album, following 2014's The Pizzicato Effect, which was recorded at Ars Nova in 2012 and is available on iTunes and Spotify.
Since 2008, Hughes has delivered experimental comic lectures on gigantic themes in an ongoing attempt to double-click on the universe, by offering ontological equipment to fellow 21st-century travelers for their hazardous journey through the post-everything age.
Each week, the Magnet Theater's resident ensembles converge for a night of improv comedy. The night might include anything from monoscenes to Harolds (long-form improv acts that begin with a suggestion from the audience). Because Megawatt's format gets changed more frequently than a lightbulb, returning audience members can expect to be dazzled every time.
A familiar sight — a romantic Bryant Park wedding — develops into a modern-day twist on Shakespeare's classic comedy, full of madcap revelry and literary fantasy. A Midsummer Night's Dream's cast will be led by director Drew Valins, assisted by Karla Hendrick, and will feature Drew Valins, Mary Linehan, Brad Frost, Kathleen Simmonds, Bradon Reilley, Serena Miller, Emmanuel Elpenord, David Marantz, Jarrod Bates, Una Clancy, and set design by Jennifer Varbalow.
This production imagines New Yorkers — the buskers, the lovers, the neighbors, the leaders — as the magical spirits of this beloved Shakespeare comedy. The show is a celebration of the energy, danger, uniqueness, and soul of the place that we call home and its potential to evoke in all of us a wondrous transformation. A Midsummer Night's Dream dares to show us extraordinary magic and everyday miracles hidden in plain sight.
Note: Seating for this free show is limited. First come, first served.
Can you tell the difference between a secret and a lie? Five stellar storytellers, four true though unbelievable tales about New York City history, and one giant lie. The audience then has to separate fact from fiction in the hopes of winning a huge, fantastic prize — a tour of a secret place in New York City.
The year is 2006, and there's been a big shake-up in the Milky Way: Pluto has been reclassified as a dwarf planet!
When news of its demotion reaches the small planetoid, Pluto leaves the solar system on a cosmic journey, meeting groovy satellites, fun-loving gas giants, and a galaxy of other celestial oddballs on its quest to become a planet again.
Chris Mann and Emily Duncan's Pluto Is Missing! is a family-friendly space comedy that blends music, puppets, and fantasy with real science and space exploration history. You'll leave the theater with your head full of catchy songs and astronomical knowledge!
Torn Out Theater, famous for its outdoor, naked Shakespeare productions, returns to Prospect Park with Aphra Behn's famous Restoration comedy, The Rover. This will be the company's first mixed-gender play, and it will use full nudity as a celebration of body freedom and empowerment.
Set in Italy during Carnival, The Rover is a wild-eyed and transgressive story of love, deception, and liberty. For a few enchanted days, the nobility of Europe can become anyone they like — nuns turn into libertines, pirates into socialites, and lovers into strangers. Safe behind the secrecy of their masks, they mingle and play, looking for love, and finding danger.
Saturday at 6pm: the perfect time to get your jaded mind blown by four improv ensembles. Will the neighborhood kids be driven wild by their new forms and structures? Yes. Will you?
The Rundown features different groups at each performance that unite veteran performers with up-and-comers ready to bring it.
The main attraction didn't show up, but the kids still want to see a comedy show! So improvisor Peter Michael Marino is gonna make one up on the spot and have the kids (and adults) help write, direct, and design it. What could possibly go wrong? From the creator of the critically acclaimed improvised comedy Show Up comes a fresh, fun, interactive twist on the traditional kids' show. For kids ages 4-10 and their guardians. Directed by Michole Biancosino & the kids.
Skank is an experimental play that uses comedy to open up a dialogue about sexual assault and the long-term effects assault has on victims. It's a one-woman show that follows protagonist Della through the evening of her 23rd birthday, on which she is stationed at a nearly empty bar into the wee hours of the morning. Skank is about sexual assault, victim shaming, and PTSD, sure...but it's also about connection — about the desperate need for someone to listen, to hear her story. It is equally comedic as it is intense, using humor as an entryway into this heavy material.
Nick Kanellis and Peter McNerney (Statues of Liberty) team up with Magnet Theater veteran Leslie Korein to form a brand-new improv trio with one purpose: rockin' a seamless, high-energy, character-driven, free-form improv set every week.
Actor and impersonator Carl David is being held without bail for performing his Trump-inspired version of Shakespeare's King Lear. Carl 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?
Come and step into the private life of Mother Taylor, her daughter Bettie, and her three grandchildren, Victoria, Kevin, and Tiasha. What happens when a mother raises her children in the church and as they grow up, they struggle to find their own way? Will they remember right from wrong? Will a mother's prayer be enough to save her children?
This play will take you on an emotional roller coaster...ups, downs, smiles, tears...but the ride ends with praise! All aboard!