A Late Night Show That is Also Live
Friday, January 17 at Brooklyn Comedy Collective, 9 pm: $10
Some show titles are abstract and obscure; some tell you all you need to know. A Late Night Show That is Also Live falls squarely into the latter camp. But while its name offers no surprises, it will surely be an evening full of them. This is not your average late night experience: host Meghan Strickland will not only be interviewing fellow comedians, but also giving them challenges to complete. And knowing the madcap stuff that comes out of the BCC, that could truly mean anything. Tonight’s guests include Nick Naney, Maya Sharma, Lucyana Randall, and Jessy Morner-Ritt.
Saturday, January 18 at Stems Brooklyn, 7:30 pm: $15+
Sure, we had that apocalyptic few days of borderline-summer weather recently, but it’s still winter. The cold and the wind have returned, and it’s supposed to snow on Saturday. Rather than mope and shiver, indulge in some healthy escapism by attending a unique variety show and party in a Bushwick flower shop. Bloom features magician Will Coile delving into “the meaningful and meaningless nature of life” through trickery of all types, plus live music, meditation, “floral fortune reading,” and more. Plus, your ticket includes two drinks, and you’ll be surrounded by flowers.
Cezary Goes to War
January 16-19 at La MaMa, 7 pm (1/19 at 3 pm): $25 ($20 students/seniors)
War is something that’s been in the background of almost every American, particularly the young-ish ones who have lived essentially their entire lives with some form of combat going on. And with the sudden attacks in Iran that threatened to plunge us into another unwarranted conflict on foreign soil, war felt closer than it has in a while. Rather than getting lost in a toxic Twitter feed, witness an absurd, musical, and queer exploration of war and the masculinity so inextricably linked to it with Cezary Goes to War, a unique new Polish production from Cezary Tomaszewaki.