Endure Me: Hymie Wilhelm for 3 Hours
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Endure Me: Hymie Wilhelm for 3 Hours

Hymie Wilhelm, a vaudevillian musician from 1920's Germany, will perform a solo set for 3 hours straight to prove his virility. Audience members are not required to arrive on time or stay for the entirety, but are asked to watch as much as they can endure.

Part of the Brooklyn Comedy Festival.

To attend, one must purchase a Thursday Badge ($15 after using code "onedayfunday" or, for a limited time only, $10 with code "cloudy10").

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/general-admission-badge-thursday-tickets-48425052636

A Thursday Day passes will also get you into the following BKCF shows:

ART INSTALLATION: REVERIES
FILM: THUNDER ROAD
BKCF PRESENTS
KEVIN MCDONALD'S KEVIN MCDONALD SHOW
BITCHES BREW 
Brett Davis presents John Gentle: A Lone-Man Show (BKCF)


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The 5th Borough Comedy Festival: The 100th Annual Comedy Classic
Sep
14
6:30 PM18:30

The 5th Borough Comedy Festival: The 100th Annual Comedy Classic

Facebook event

"Come celebrate the 100th annual comedy classic presented by the 1st annual 5th Borough Comedy Festival at Pepper Jacks Bar and Grille. 

September 14th, 7 PM at 316 Manor RD. 

Tickets are 10$ 

The 5th Borough Comedy Festival has allowed the 100th Annual Comedy Classic to take part in their festivities! We have a ridiculously good lineup. Hosted by Greg and Rob with their sidekick Joseph Weinhouse and house band Willie Zabar. 

This show is featuring Pete Revello, and headlining is “Brother and Brothers Entertainment” with Jay Miller and Casey Jost. 

With appearances from internet phenomenon and YouTube impressionist Eddy “The Man of 50 Voices” McCabe, and back from his annual summer visit to Saudi Arabia the wealthiest man in New York City “The Sheik”. In addition to these appearances the 100th Annual Comedy Classic will be hosting the first ever "Joe Pesci Off" between Mike Bochetti and Joe Pesci. 

Here’s the lineup: 

Gracie Canaan
Jon Elias
Mia Faith Hammond
Taffy Jaffe
Mike Kramer
Kyle Mara
Anthony Passaretti
Rene Polanco
Gianmarco Soresi
Tracy Rosenberg

Featuring: Pete Revello

Headlining: “Brother and Brothers Entertainment” Jay Miller and Casey Jost."

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Bird and Friends - Cosmic Unity
Sep
12
8:00 PM20:00

Bird and Friends - Cosmic Unity

  • The Triple Crown Ale House & Restaurant (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

"In 'Bird and Friends - Cosmic Unity,' improviser Michael Bird creates an improv show with the audience, where anyone watching can jump into his set at anytime. That means if YOU are currently reading this, you could jump into Bird's improv set!

Joining Bird we've got three stellar improv acts from around NYC including:

~HYMIE WILHELM, An Improvised Musical Act.~
Willie Zabar

~WOW! WOW! IMPROV! WOW!~
Michelle Drozdick
Pedro Lee

~WE'RE COUSINS~
Marina Di Marzo
Ilan Joseph Kaplan
Emily Sen
Gavin Kaplan
Adam Turkle
Polly Feldman

Let's create some improvised cosmic unity ya'll. ♥

FREE SHOW!

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The 98th Annual Comedy Classic
Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

The 98th Annual Comedy Classic

Hymie just got a gig as the house band on this fun show. Details below.

 

"The 98th Annual Comedy Classic is on August 24th at 7:30 PM at Pepper Jacks Bar and Grille 316 Manor Rd SINY. At this years show we’ll be awarding 12 year old Little League All Star Santiago Ramos with the first ever Chris Soriano Heart and Hustle Award for his excellence both on and off the field this 2018 Little League season. It’s a baseball themed show this year as we’ll be featuring the first ever Babe Ruth off between Mike Bocchetti and baseball legend Babe Ruth. Adam Suzan will bring to you the 3 faces of Foley, Cousin Russell Gonzarelli Provenzano will make an appearance as Ric Flair, and Willie Zaybar makes his debut as the house band. Here is the lineup : 

Hosted by Greg and Rob

Darin Joseph (Bossman TV) 
Antonio Giurato (Poppa Gonzo Radio) 
Nick Tillelli (Al Jazeera) 
Jared Schwartz
Eddy McCabe (YouTube) 
Steven Duca (Picking up the Pieces) 
Elise Edwards
Matthew Mendillo
Will Gallagher
Shenuque Tissera
Farooq Hussain"

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UCB Character 101 Class Show
Aug
5
3:00 PM15:00

UCB Character 101 Class Show

  • Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre East Village (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I'll be showcasing a new character at my UCB Character 101 Class Show! It'll be fun as hell.

 

Also featuring:

 

Come see our Character 101 class, where each of us will perform a character monologue we've written over the course of our class with Jon Bander!

 

Featuring:

Mitch McMahon

Ja-Ron Young

Andrew Fafoutakis

Lucy Rydell

Pat Baer

Ellie Sachs

Olivia Petzy

Sam Moore

Adam Mark

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The Offbeat Extravaganza!
Jul
23
9:30 PM21:30

The Offbeat Extravaganza!

I'm the featured performer on Joseph Weinhouse's alt-comedy open mic!

 

"Are you a little weird, strange perhaps, or just out right absurd?
This is the mic for you...
The Offbeat Extravaganza! 
All types of acts are welcome comedians, musicians, singers, poets, anything (the little more out there you are, the better).

Monday July 23rd at 9:30
The Offbeat Extravaganza presents games, activities, fun, excitement and...
The beautiful harminously funny music of comedian Willie Zabar!
Willie Zabar is a stand-up and character comedian from New York City.
He has performed at The Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Sketchiest, and The Nantucket Comedy Festival. He also performs one-man musical improv as his signature character Hymie Wilheim.

The mic starts at 9:30
To perform just show up, sign up, and buy a drink
Performers get 5-7 minutes depending on turn out
1 drink minimum"

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What Are We Doing? An Improvised Talk Show
May
27
9:00 PM21:00

What Are We Doing? An Improvised Talk Show

I'll be performing in the house band of this show!

 

"Live from his parents' basement, it's WHAT ARE WE DOING?? a chaotic improvised talk show for those anxious and hungry to be entertained.

Host Nicholas Guastella invites the stars, his house band, and musical guests for an evening of late night variety based on YOUR suggestions."

Details TBD

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What Are We Doing? An Improvised Talk Show
Apr
22
9:00 PM21:00

What Are We Doing? An Improvised Talk Show

I'll be performing in the house band of this show!

 

"Live from his parents' basement, it's WHAT ARE WE DOING?? a chaotic improvised talk show for those anxious and hungry to be entertained.

Host Nicholas Guastella invites the stars, his house band, and musical guests for an evening of late night variety based on YOUR suggestions."

Details TBD

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The Best Way Out Is Through: A Play in Shadows (Staged Trailer and Fundraiser)
Apr
15
7:00 PM19:00

The Best Way Out Is Through: A Play in Shadows (Staged Trailer and Fundraiser)

Facebook Event

Hymie will be opening for this project by Anna Schultz, as will Cassidy Dawn Graves.

:: A Play In Shadows ::
Created by Anisette Silhouette
Co-Produced with The Tank

The Best Way Out Is Through follows the tale of adolescent girl on a quest to save her friend, come to terms with her own darkness, and protect the light.

A Staged Trailer and Fundraiser Performance
Tickets - $15 (includes a beverage + party!)

Featuring Music and Comedy by:
Cassidy Dawn Graves
and Willie Zabar

Concept + Design by Anisette Silhouette

Director :: Anna Schultz

Cast :: Elizabeth Berkman, Sneha Raja, Brandon Bogle, Dan Rodaire, and Neysa Lozano

Writers :: Ran Xia, Brandon Bogle, Dan Rodaire, Melissa Flowers, Annelise Neilsen, Sneha Raja, Lauren Belmore, Elizabeth Berkman, Anna Schultz, and Neysa Lozano

Original Music :: Maureen Fenninger, Dan Rodaire, and Lauren Belmore

Choreography :: Hannah Marie Fonder & Annelise Neilsen

Shadow Puppets :: Anisette Silhouette

Other Contributors + Special Thanks :: Kristen Stokes, Emerald McLaughlin, Josean Rodriguez, Thomas Hedlund, and Drama of Works

Graphics + Art :: Souther Recio

Technical Direction :: Eric Swabey-Keith

Puppets are made using found, reusable, recyclable, and biodegradable materials
Flashlights are powered by rechargeable batteries
**This Project promotes inclusivity, access, and love**

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Paper Kraine: Intimacy
Mar
28
7:30 PM19:30

Paper Kraine: Intimacy

"For our March show, Paper Kraine is getting TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT! 

We asked our artists to think on what INTIMACY meant to them and we're excited to present works-in progress by ...

Hollis Beck - This is Why I Wouldn't (Sleep with You)
Bráulio Cruz - Rabbit House
Freddy Edelhart - The Canyon
Grey Grant -My Mom Thought This was a bit Weird but She Still Loves Me
Cameron Jefts and Hymie Wilhelm - Imaginary Friends
Megan Quick - The Louisa Belvedere Sketch Show
Rebecca Vineyard - Gasping

Produced by Zachary CohnBrittany CrowellCameron JeftsLizzy Ana Lincoln and Paul H Purvine

Tickets $15 in advance and $10 at the door.

All proceeds for our March show will be donated to the Violence Intervention Program, Inc (VIP). To learn more about VIP's work and how you can support them - you can visit: https://www.vipmujeres.org/"

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Dear Diary: Comics Read Their Weird Childhood Journals
Mar
5
8:30 PM20:30

Dear Diary: Comics Read Their Weird Childhood Journals

"Comics are funny; sure, but how did they get that way? Delve deeply into the past with Q.E.D. comedian Maggie Lalley, as she hosts a dramatic reading of several comedians' childhood journals. Laughter inevitable. Discomfort guaranteed.

Featuring*:
Ali Kolbert
Rushin Mathur
Jeena Bloom
Willie Zabar
Justin Zirilli
Bobby Sheehan
Caroline Mazzei
Julianna Maher
Hosted by: Maggie Lalley

*Lineups subject to change."

Tickets are $8, no drink minimum.

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HE Said, SHE Said
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

HE Said, SHE Said

Tickets are $8 and are available here.

 

"Battle of the Sexes Comics: Stacy Moise and V. Lince VS. Ricki Sofer and Ashley Austin Martin VS. TBD on 11/3 and 11/10

Host/MC: Samantha (Dippold) Peluso

Plus, special performances by Willie Zabar, Davon Jones, and Nick McClean"

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Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Pop-Up Micro Theater

I'm on this at 9pm!

Tickets are $8 for one act or $10 for all 4 and available here.

"Pop-Up Micro Theatre
created and curated by Anna Schultz

Pop-Up Micro Theatre pops up in The Tank's new space at 316 West 36th Street on October 4th, 2017 from 7-11pm! Presenting several new works in development, Pop-Up Micro Theatre showcases artists and their multitude of talents by bringing together a diverse collection of performance and visual art from across the 5 boroughs. While the show is geared towards functioning as a workshop for artists to experiment with new material, it is also an effort to expand circles and create a sense of community building. 

Pop-Up Micro Theatre's 2nd Edition features: music, comedy, magic, dance, storytelling, burlesque and short plays!

~The night is broken up into 4 acts approximately 45 minutes
~Separated by 10-15 minute intermissions
~Some performances will repeat, some will only show once.

you can come at anytime in the night & stay for as long as you feel
Act 1 begins at 7 PM
Act 2 begins at 8 PM
Act 3 begins at 9 PM
Act 4 begins at 10 PM

ACT 1

Levi Penley

Squidssidy

Nelson Lugo

Anne by Adi Eshman


10 minute intermission


ACT 2

Dazzle choreographed by Adam Wedesky

Levi Penley

Racial Science by Guadalís Del Carmen

Sean Pollock


15 minute intermission


ACT 3

Willie Zabar

Levi Penley

Anne by Adi Eshman

Levi Penley

Sydnee Washington


10 minute intermission


ACT 4

Racial Science by Guadalís Del Carmen

Anna Schultz presents

Levi Penley

Cerebral Pussy


Go Home

**IMPORTANT: This event is 100% accessible by elevator and promotes inclusivity and love ❤️ if you don't like either of these things, you are not invited."

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Climate Change Theatre Action Launch 2017
Oct
1
5:00 PM17:00

Climate Change Theatre Action Launch 2017

Heimi is doing some environmentalism schtick again. All proceeds are going towards Hurricane Harvey relief.

 

Tickets are $10 and available here.

 

"Join us on Sunday, October 1, 5-8pm at The Artist Co-op, 500 West 52nd Street, 3W, for the official New York Launch of Climate Change Theatre Action 2017.

Tickets are $10 online at cctanyc.brownpapertickets.com or at the door. The price covers entry to the party, and proceeds will be donated to support Harvey relief efforts in Texas.

The New York Launch is a partnership between The Arctic Cycle, The Food Plays, and The Artist Co-op. The Launch kicks off the 2017 Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA) initiative with performances, community gathering, and refreshments. Performances will feature a sampling of the CCTA collection of short plays, music, and fresh works inspired by climate. Throughout the evening, attendees can participate in actions that will help influence our local community toward more sustainable practices.

A collaboration between the Center for Sustainable Practice in the ArtsNoPassport Theatre AllianceThe Arctic CycleTheatre Without Borders, and York University, CCTA is a worldwide series of readings and performances of short climate change plays presented from October 1 to November 18, 2017 to coincide with the United Nations COP23 meeting in Germany.

Following the model pioneered by NoPassport, we asked fifty writers from around the world to write short plays about an aspect of climate change. These plays were made available to producing collaborators who will present 200 events in over 40 countries. Events range from readings in classrooms to fully staged performances and will take place in theatres, high schools, universities, eco-centers, community centers, on radio, and outdoors.

Over a dozen CCTA events are planned in New York City by groups including The Anthropologists, Upstream Artists' Collective, Brooklyn Yard, Artichoke Dance, Artists Rise Up New York, Multistages, Immigrants' Theatre Project, Benjamin Franklin High School, and the College of Staten Island, with a special preview at NYU Gallatin School on September 15 for the Gallatin Climate Change Initiative: A Conference.

For the full list of events and participating playwrights, go to www.climatechangetheatreaction.com. Events can also be followed on the Facebook Page."

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