Comedian Liza Dye, who earlier this month told us about getting hit by a train at the Broadway-Lafayette station in mid-February, was released from Bellevue Hospital on Friday, having undergone nine surgeries since the incident. As promised, she quickly scheduled her first post-accident stand-up (“sit-down”) appearance.
This Wednesday at 8 p.m., she’ll do a set uptown at Ars Nova Theater, as one of the featured variety acts in Showgasm, hosted by John Early (the actor-comedian Dye was on her way to meet the morning she fainted on the subway platform). Tickets are $5.
“Come laugh and hear what it’s like to be hit by a train and live to tell the story,” Dye wrote on Facebook, adding that she’ll be “doing some standup around the city via my wheelchair” for a couple more weeks before heading to South Carolina, where she’ll recuperate at her mom’s house.
Guests slated to perform alongside Dye include DJ Hamm Samwich, drag artist Charmin Ultra, Claywoman (a 500 million-year-old alien character, played by Michael Cavadias), Manheim Tuttlingen and the Garden State Saxophone Quartet, comedienne Sabrina Jalees, and the comedy duo Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting (Katie Hartman and Leah Rudick).
If you can’t make the performance, watch Dye play a tv news reporter in the just released episode of “The Low Budget Sketch Show,” above.
“Showgasm” at Ars Nova Theater, 511 W. 54th Street nr. 10th Avenue, 212-489-9800