This weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, and if you aren’t going to your estate in Bridgehampton or East Quogue that means you’ll be looking for something fun and comedy related to do in your fresh-from-storage summer whites. Right? Right.
Mets fans rejoice. Darryl, the story of Darryl Strawberry’s fall from grace is finally being told, uncensored and unabashed. Strawberry has been working on his one man tell-all for months and it has finally premiered. It’s just too bad that he keeps missing his performances. Fortunately his unlikely understudy, Chris Gethard, knows the part cold.
Darryl - Wednesday May 25 @ 9:30pm – UCB Theatre - $5
Welcome to Our Week is nominated for an Emerging Comics of New York award for best variety show this year. As always it is hosted by the omnipresent Jessi Klein and Nick Kroll and they welcome Liam McEneany (Best Week Ever), Sara Schaefer, host of Sara Schaefer is Obsessed with You and Christian Finnegan (Best Week Ever) into their lives this week. We plan to attend in order to see what Finnegan thinks our recent purchase of the Newsradio Season 1 DVD says about us.
Welcome to Our Week – Thursday May 26 @ 8pm – FREE!
Rififi 332 East 11th Street (Between 1st and 2nd Ave.)
Also nominated for an ECNY award in the best sketch group category, Elephant Larry has been performing their Onion-sponsored show for the past two months. These savvy, smart comedians produce new material on a regular basis and their audiences are fiercely loyal. The show has sold out every week and we recommend calling this week before tickets are gone for Saturday’s show.
And finally, the Eat It Festival (not associated with the comedy series Eating It) has performances Friday to Sunday at various venues in the East Village. Check out "Eat It" in case you missed the long running celeb-spoof Matt and Ben or want to catch what is a seemingly inspired-by-McSweeneys titled show "An Open Letter to the Woman I'm Screwing While My Girlfriend, Who I'm In Love With, Is On Tour In Cinderella".
Eat It Festival Tickets available here.