The Very Best of NYC Comedy/Variety

A.N.T. Fest, Thalia Follies and more…


Beginning on the 16th and running through the end of November is the A.N.T. Fest, which is dedicated to new work and emerging artists, featuring over 175 artists in various categories of performances including comedy, music, and genre-defying acts, all under one roof at Ars Nova.  Some acts worth checking out include Liquid Gold, a group of female comedians, Just Jump, a dance/comedy featuring a scared 7-year-old girl on a high-dive platform who places her fate in the wisdom of a tranny hooker, and Pirates and Ninjas, which tells the story of two neighbors: a wench-loving pirate and a ninja with OCD.

Another troupe bringing laughter to the masses are the Thalia Follies, an incisive political comedy that tackles the plentiful parodies that politics offer us this year. Returning for its fifth season at Symphony Space, this show will run for three nights only, starting the 23rd!

On the eve of the election check out the girl with the 34-and-a-half-inch inseam at the Legs Malone Show, taking place at Public Assembly, which is sure to be packed full of sexy entertainment and “erudite commentary” from special guests. Have a laugh and a cocktail (or three) but don’t get too tipsy to show up at the polls in the morning!

Amor Cubano: In a bottle, a tube, and a small packet is a multimedia theatre performance written by and starring Brooklynite Maceo Cabrera Estévez, who introduces us to Barbarita Perales, the inventor of a product that captures the essence of Cuban life in a bottle, who then sells it on an infomercial. Is there a miracle cure for all life’s ills? Can Amor Cubano bring Barbarita’s son home from Iraq? Find out the answer to these questions and more at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange on Oct 24 and 25.

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