Flavorpill LA has an item about – no joke – Machomer, a show by Rick Miller that “eimagines the Bard’s infamous tragedy amidst the hustle and bustle of modern-day Springfield, twisting and mangling the tale to delightful extremes.”
Rick’s other shows include Bigger Than Jesus, and ‘Machomer’ has been touring for 10 years. Must be doing something right. This is kind of in the same vein as Oblivious to Everyone, although this one is of course about fictional characters (Paris Hilton is sort of fictional as well, but, sadly, she exists and Homer Simpson does not, proving that there is no justice in this world). Gotta have a gimmick, and if it’s a good one, more power to ya.
Irvine Barclay Theatre in Cali, Fri 11.24 – Sun 11.26 if you’re out there and want to check it out. If you do, feel free to email us a review. You know us, if it’s even vaguely coherent, we’ll post it.
There’s nothing we like better than a funny show with a kickin’ theme song. (Well, OK, we’d like an enormous pile of money more than that.) The Riant Theatre’s new show WHO’S GOT GAME? has both. Funny improv, cash prizes for the performers AND the audience, and a theme song that’s way better than anything this guy ever came up with. Actually, it’s much better than that. Give it a listen, and check out the show. Big opening night this Sunday at 6pm, show continues on Sundays through December 17th. Press release after the jump.
The Riant Theatre
Presents a Dynamic New Improv Show
WHO’S GOT GAME?
At Times Square Arts Center, 300 West 43rd Street, Roy Arias Theatre, 5th Floor
Sundays at 6PM – Now through December 17th
Reverend Jen has been hosting her Anti-Slam for a looong time (we can remember seeing her at Collective Unconscious, wearing a cat suit and those ears, waaaay back in, like, 1997. Collective Unconscious was on Ludlow Street. There were no clothing stores there. Really.) Now this event has moved to Downeast Arts Center and will play every Wednesday at 8pm (see below and check the calendar for details).
What’s this about her thinking you’re a 10? Don’t get yer hopes up, dude (although she does, on her website, invite dudes to contact her). The idea behind the Anti-Slam is that, while every act is rated from 1 to 10, everybody gets a 10. (We’d prefer if everyone got a 1, but we’re cranky that way.) So whether or not you have talent, if you’ve got a yen to perform, go Downeast, young man/woman/troll.
REVEREND JEN’S ANTI-SLAM!
starting Wednesday, October 4
Want some singing with your trick or treating? Or just want something where kids aren’t allowed (in this case, cuz they serve alcohol)? Check out the The LionHearted Players event on October 23. Don’t forget to check the calendar. Read on:
Monday, October 23
The LionHearted Players Present:
A Halloween Special of Magic Tricks and Comedy Treats
Drag Kings don’t get the kind of attention that Drag Queens get, so you’ve got to admire Murray Hill. S/he has been knocking around for a loooong time, with sold out live shows that played all over New York and even (in 2005) in London. Hell, s/he even ran for mayor of NYC in 1997 (and lost, but got 341 write-in votes – and probably without spending Bloomberg-type money).
The latest show is at Mo Pitkin’s, which is where the last show was. Drink specials, Rheingold beer, cheeseburgers – what could be bad? Starts September 22, full info below.
ONE SHOWBIZ LEGEND. ONE UNFORGETTABLE FABRIC.
ONE ALL-NEW, ONE-MAN MUST-SEE SHOW!
LIVE FROM THE SANSABELT ROOM
* 10 WEEKS ONLY, OPENS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 @ 8 p.m.
* SUPPER CLUB–STYLE, ONE-MAN COMEDY SHOW (full menu)
* EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 8 p.m. & 10 p.m., $18 admission
* AT MO PITKINS (34 Avenue A, betw. 2nd & 3rd Sts.)