The Very Best of NYC Comedy & Variety

The VERY BEST of NYC performance, comedy, theatre and special events.


Raucous community fave Suzanne Westenhoefer hits the Gotham Comedy Club on Oct 16 with her DISRUPTION tour. Suzanne returns to the stage with her always unpredictable, always original blend of comedy magic. Get ready for a night of fearless, sparkly, hilarious, and most of all, DISRUPTIVE, comedy that “defies the natural order.”

On Nov 1 at the Gotham Comedy Club, Kate Clinton headlines Girls Gone Hilarious, a riotous, uproarious and completely uncensored evening of some of the nation’s most hilarious gay and gay-friendly comediennes. Catch Lisa Kaplan, fresh from the LOL—Lesbians of Laughter Tour and Mimi Gonzalez, Latina laugh sensation just back from wowing them at Women’s Week in P-Town, in addition to Clinton’s hilarious comedic stylings. The show is presented in conjunction with the ladies of LYNX Lounge, so don’t miss the LYNX Lounge mixer from 6 to 7pm in Gotham’s lovely downstairs lounge, free and open to all.

The WOW Café Theater presents HyperGender Burlesque’s Murder Mayhem on Oct 6—the bloodiest night of burlesque in the city. It’s horror movie meets burlesque as the HyperGender ladies salute their favorite movies with their favorite pastime—stripping! It’ll be bloody, it’ll be scary, and most importantly, it’ll be damn funny!  Don’t miss JZ Bich and AgentN in HyperGender’s first homage to Psycho. Also catch HyperGender’s La Maison de Villians show on Nov 3, where the greatest burlesque villains bare all for your viewing pleasure.

Good things come in small packages. So proves cabaret sensation Selene Luna with her fascinating show Pocket Venus, Oct 27 at Galapagos Art Space.  Glamorous but heartfelt, Pocket Venus weaves together Luna’s lifetime of adversity with anecdotes on everything from a tough upbringing in the housing projects of East Los Angeles to humorous tales of Hollywood that can only be told by a little person. The show is hilariously straightforward as Luna addresses topics most are too embarrassed to ask a little person.

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