They are questions Gothamist has often pondered…what would The Daily Show be like if it was a musical? Why aren’t the Post headlines, as deliciously punny and rhymey as they are, set to music? Is Matt Drudge a baritone?
Gotham City Improv may have the answers, with their show Weekly Review [Saturday, 10pm, $10], a musical revue of the week’s headlines. Written and rehearsed in six days, the sketches and songs change weekly and cover all the news that’s fit to be sung. They report the news and mock the media, so who knows, looks like maybe musicals are the new blogs.
Gotham City Improv – 158 W. 23rd St, 2nd Floor
The PIT also sets out to answer one of life’s mysteries this week, with Big Flux’s show entitled What if Willem Dafoe Changed His Name to William? [Friday, 9:30pm, $8] The group, helmed by The State’s Kevin Allison (the red head gay who lives on Avenue A…anybody?) had a sold out run this spring and returns with sketches that will hopefully shed some light on the Green Goblin’s moniker.
The PIT – 154 W. 29th Street
Finally, the last question of the day, is it humanly possible to play ukulele and saxophone simultaneously? Apparently so, as performer Jeff Solomon will demonstrate at his CD release party Wednesday night [The Living Room, 154 Ludlow St., 8pm]. Solomon is a renaissance man who not only is an audio engineer by day, but is a writer, comedian, and musician. This is his debut EP.