The Very Best of NYC Comedy/Variety

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Feb 17, Bridget Everett and Kenny Mellman take on Joe’s Pub in Sexercise Live! A Tribute to the Potty Mouthed and Profound Millie Jackson.Tony-nominated Kenny Mellman (Kiki and Herb) and Bridget Everett (who with Mellman and Michael Patrick King created and starred in the hit show, At Least It’s Pink), return to the stage with their new show. Outrageousness and hilarity will ensue—we guarantee it!

Head over to Gotham Comedy Club on Feb 7 for special night of Homo Comicus. The comedic series will celebrate Chinese New Year and ring in the “Year of the Florist” with a pleasing assortment of sweet and sour comics from column gay and column gay-friendly, including Jim David, Tara Devlin, Shawn Hollenbach, Lisa Landry, Bob Montgomery and Billy White. The antics of host Marion Brodin, the droll dragon lady of laughter, will keep you cracking up in between acts.

The Sex Workers’ Art Show makes a New York Stop on its national tour Feb 9 at The Zipper Factory. Don’t miss this eye-popping evening of visual and performance art created by people who work in the sex industry to dispel the myth that they are anything short of artists, innovators and geniuses. The wildly successful cabaret-style show is hitting the road again, bringing audiences a blend of spoken word, music, drag, burlesque and multimedia performance art.

The only burlesque show where you can use all of your senses, Kiss & Tell turns on The Zipper Factory on Feb 8. This special Valentine’s Day treat gives you the chance to kiss and spank your favorite burlesque stars in one-of-a-kind kissing and spanking booths. The event’s lineup includes hostess Miss Astrid, Julie Atlas Muz, Bambi, Harvest Moon, Lex Grey & Trixie Little and more! Have a romantic dinner for two in The Zipper Tavern before the show and get ready to get hot and bothered by burlesque beauties.

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