The Very Best of NYC Comedy/Variety (March 2010)

Generosi-titties, We Love the Golden Girls, Norma Doesmen and More!

Are you ready for a little Full-Frontal Philanthropy? Then get down to Comix Comedy Club Mar. 14 for Generosi-titties, a benefit for the Young Survival Coalition. Some of the best local female comics that NYC has to offer will perform topless in the name of breast cancer. Featured performers include Gloria Bigelow, Scout Durwood, Amy Albert and Selena Coppock. Proceeds will benefit The Young Survival Coalition, an international organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women with breast cancer.

Reduced Shakespeare Company presents The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] running at the New Victory Theater Mar. 5-Mar. 14. One of London’s longest running comedies, this production of The Complete Works… is an updated, 21st century version of the 90s cult classic featuring three players who take audiences through raucous, fast-paced parodies of Shakespeare’s 37 plays in an astounding 100 minutes or less. This irreverent romp through The Bard’s canon begins with a send-up of Romeo and Juliet, followed by a Titus Andronicus cooking show, a one-minute version of Hamlet, and a rap version of Othello.

The hosts of faux-drag party Victoria invite you to their third annual We Love the Golden Girls tribute night at the Stonewall Inn on Mar. 6. Come dressed like it’s 1985 Miami, or sneak into their signature "Style Station" to transform into the granny inside you! The night features best episodes screening, one-hour open cheesecake bar and GG Drag Tribute Marathon starring the original Faux-Drag Golden Girl Troupe! Plus Alexia Tate, Amber Martin, Dave End, Gayle "Barbara Streisand" Robbins, Harley Dear, Lady Clover Honey, Lavinina Co-op, Margoh! Channing and more.

Gifted actor/performer/impersonator Tommy Femia stars in the new comedy romp Norma Doesmen opening Mar. 8 at the Abingdon Theatre. Set in a run-down chateau on Sunset Boulevard, Norma Doesmen follows the story of an unemployed script-writer, Joe Dillis, who finds himself on the run from the re-po men and dives into the lap of a reclusive, silent-screen movie star Norma Doesmen who sits waiting for her return to filmdom. Norma finds her prey in Dillis, who is manipulated and seduced by this insane, over sexed, psychotically disordered fallen legend. Along with her totally schizophrenic servant Max and Joe’s devoted narcoleptic girlfriend, Betty ShaveHer, the comedy ensues as Joe falls deeper into Norma’s plan to make her comeback to the big screen.

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