When Howard Stern says you’re “highly offensive,” you’re probably doing something right. That was his reaction to seeing the Air Sex World Championships, a tour de sex that slides into the East Village tonight. Cue every sex pun you can think of.

For the sexth (ahem, sixth) year in a row, the competition (sure to be stiff) is making the U.S. stop of its world tour in New York. The idea is pretty simple: a single (fully clothed) person takes the stage, then acts out having sex with an (imaginary) person to the point of (simulated) orgasm. (Those parentheticals are thanks to New York state law. We never get to have any fun.)


Comedian Chris Trew hosts the night’s lustful performers, who are competing to take the stage at the national championships in Austin, Texas, in December. So break out your best O face tonight and convince a room full of strangers that you’re good at sex. Or just watch from the sidelines as those poor bastards try to overcome their Oedipal complexes.

Air Sex World Championships, Drom, 85 Avenue A, nr. East 6th St., Thursday, August 28 at 9:30 p.m., $20-$25