Haha, Wow! By Reductress: Hillary Clinton Won!
Thursday, November 10 at UCB Chelsea, 8 pm: $5.
Everyone’s favorite (and maybe the only) satirical women’s magazine Reductress, fresh off the release of How To Win At Feminism (check our interview here), gears up for another edition of its monthly live show. Hosted by Reductress associate editor Nicole Silverberg, the show offers chuckles, lady power, and “tips on how to sex good,” duh. But this one’s a little different. The theme is “Hillary Clinton Won.” I’m not sure if this title was decided upon before Tuesday, but either way it’s gonna be a little painful to emerge back into the world once the show concludes. But for one hour of blissful pretending, you can “live your life like Hillary Clinton won with some of our favorite comedians.” Take it while you can. The show features Sydnee Washington, Alyssa Limperis, Shalewa Sharpe, and JANDA.
Joe Rumrill Is Too Scared To Be Shot Out Of A Cannon
Friday, November 11 at The Annoyance Theater, 8 pm: $10.
Good shows feature themes that are relatable. Seeing as this particular show is all about being scared, it seems to be coming at a perfect time. Comedian Joe Rumrill of puppet-and-animation-filled romp Cartoon Monsoon teams up with director (and creator of many fun and wacky shows) Jo Firestone to bring you Joe Rumrill Is Too Scared To Be Shot Out Of A Cannon. How scared is he? Will there be a cannon? He sure hopes not. There will be a gaggle of other comedian friends like Tim Platt, Edy Modica, and Eliza Hurwitz to help him along the way, via some funny bits and songs and videos and more. Are they helping him do a show or get into a cannon? Only time will tell.
Hope: a free open mic
Saturday, November 12 at The Brick, 8 pm: FREE.
If you’re itching to engage in the creative process in these trying times, saunter on over to Williamsburg theater The Brick, where they will be staging a free open mic for anyone to share their thoughts, ideas, and creations regarding what has transpired in the past day, and what the future might hold. Bring something to present to the crowd, or just bring your open and active mind ready to absorb what your fellow artists are thinking. Interested folk can sign up for a 5-minute slot at the door. If you’re looking for a more fleshed-out show, The Brick is presenting Gemini Collisionworks’ Cant, part political play, part “critique of political plays,” from November 10 to 20.
Continues through December 11 at The Public Theater, 8 pm (weekend matinees at 2:30 pm): $60+, student tickets $30.
Ensemble performance group UNIVERSES makes its Public Theater debut with Party People, a show delving into the complex histories and current-day tensions of the Black Panther Party and Puerto Rican nationalist group the Young Lords Org/Party, based on scores of interviews with former members of both parties. Though there’s a plot to this show (a countercultural art opening leads to a fraught reunion between curators and Party members), don’t expect a dry evening. Universes, made up of an ensemble of artists of color, is best known for work that blends elements of hip-hop, poetry, jazz, blues, and Spanish boleros, so you’ll be nodding your head for all kinds of reasons.
Comedy Commons 3
Sunday, November 13 at Over the Eight, 8 pm: FREE.
The Absurd Comedy Collective, an inclusive group hosting open mics, shows, and workshops that “create space for women-identifying people of color, and all genderqueer, nonbinary, and trans people,” teams up with BHQFU once again for a third edition of free show Comedy Commons. Half open mic, half booked stand-up show hosted by the collective’s founder Rachel Kaly, it features headliners Ana Fabrega, Bowen Yang, Mitra Jouhari, Lena Einbender, Alise Morales, Marcia Belsky, Arti Gollapudi, and Karolina Greenidge. At this time, it’s even more important that marginalized voices be uplifted, so consider going out of your way to support them, see them, book them, and so on.