February 27, 2015
A Weekend of Comedy in NoMad to Fight the Winter Blahs
NoMad is always a hotbed of comedy with The PIT turning out incredible shows seven days a week, but this weekend’s offerings are especially exciting. If the unending cold, grey weather has you yearning for a break, here it is. You can swing by Treehouse Theater to laugh at the foibles of adult dance crews as they slip, slide and trip to the title of National Champions, or stop by The PIT to relive awkward teenage memories and see a hilarious one-man performance of Shakespeare.
Treehouse Theater: Nationals: An Adult Amateur Dance Competition Show
As every kid who ever worked the dance competition circuit knows, there is no greater achievement than winning the Nationals. In this amateur parody of high-stakes TV shows such as Dance Moms and America’s Best Dance Crew, hosts Dara Katz and Betsy Kenney bring adult dance crews together to choreograph, rehearse and perform routines, all in front of a live audience. The winners will be crowned the National Champions.
Nationals… will take place at 11 p.m. this Friday, February 27th, at Treehouse Theater (154 West 29th Street). Admission is $5, or you can pay $7 for admission plus a shot of liquor. Tickets are available online.
Following a successful run at FringeNYC and an encore performance at Baruch College, writer/performer David Carl brings Gary Busey’s One-Man Hamlet (As Performed by David Carl) to the Striker Stage at The People’s Improv Theater (PIT).
In this absurd romp through Shakespeare, pop culture and life in show business, David Carl plays Gary Busey, who has decided that he will put on a one-man production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Gary switches between beat poet narrator, puppeteer, musical theatre singer, horror film director and “great” actor in a mix of high- and low-brow comedy.
The performance will be included in a documentary, and you may have the chance to participate in an audience interview after the show.
The show will take place at 2 p.m. this Saturday, February 28th, at The PIT (123 E 24th St). Tickets cost $20 and are available online.
The PIT: The Bitch Seat
Stories of embarrassing adolescence take center stage at this adult version of Show and Tell. Hosted by Lyssa Mandel, The Bitch Seat brings a panel of performers together to share artifacts of their bleeding-heart childhoods, including original journal entries, poetry, art and song lyrics. The evening will feature cringe-worthy anecdotes from comedians Brooke Van Poppelen, Katie Hartman, Anna Dresden and Sarah Nowak.
The Bitch Seat will take place at 9:30 p.m. this Saturday, February 28th, at The PIT (123 E 24th St). Tickets cost $10 and are available online.