Posts Tagged ‘Comix’

Are you looking for a fun, relaxed, and enjoyable way to spend the later part of your Saturday night? I suggest heading over to the downstairs lounge at Comix Comedy Club (353 West 14th Street) for “Bordello,” a delightful evening of glam drag comedy, song, and fun, hosted by fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Hedda Lettuce.  This weekly show features some of NYC’s finest drag queens. Hedda’s guests this week were Dusty Pouche and Frostie Flakes.

Hedda knows how to move the evening along and really work the audience with her quick wit, topical comedy commentary, and her live sung parodies. This week’s edition was definitely the one for me to be at because it featured three Dolly Parton songs (2 parodied by Hedda and 1 performed by Frostie Flakes). Hedda did a parody of “Jolene” entitled “Jolie” all about Angelina Jolie as well as a parody of “9 to 5” called “12 to 5” about the nightly hours of escorts. Frostie performed “Backwards Barbie” taking the audience on a journey from her glammed up self back to her male counterpart. It was a smart way to perform the song.

Dusty certainly had her moment to shine when did a sexy and fun performance to “Let Me Entertain You” from “Gypsy.” Using her body, sensuality, and fabulousness, the crowd certainly wanted more…

With two different shows every Saturday night at 11pm and midnight, “Bordello” is the perfect beginning or end to your Saturday night festivities! For $10, you get comedy, song, and total fun!

So, the next time you and your friends are looking for a fun way to spend a Saturday night, remember to check out “Bordello” at 11pm and midnight in the downstairs lounge at Comix Comedy Club in NYC (353 West 14th street, between 8th & 9th Avenue).

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It has been said laughter is the best medicine and that certainly was the case on Friday, April 23 when I attended Award winning comedian and fellow “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Wendy Liebman’s stand-up comedy show at Comix in NYC. Using her signature “under the breath” technique, Wendy entertained the audience with a mixture of classic Liebman mixed with new/updated material which made the evening quite enjoyable. Some of the more classic material was such favorites as when Wendy talked about how she was a secretary and spent her days filing & filing (her nails) and how like most secretaries, she practically ran that company (into the ground). Another classic Wendy moment was when she talked about how her grandmother used to say the secret to a successful marriage is to never go to bed angry, so she’s been awake since 1937. On the updated side, Wendy updated her joke of being an insomniac & going to Kinko’s at night since they’re open 24 hours a day because their employees are so slow, to going to your local Duane Reade or CVS. What a way perfect way to take a classic joke & keep it modern. Laughter is the best medicine and when a comic can keep the laughs going for over an hour, you know they’ve got what it takes. In 1997 Wendy won the comedy award for Best Female Stand-Up Comedian and after seeing her Friday night, it was evident as to why that award still rings true! The next time you see Wendy Liebman is going to be at a comedy club near you, I suggest you go laugh the night away!

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Be sure to catch Chris Hardwick, host of G4’s “Web Soup” and frequent round-table guest on “Chelsea Lately” this Friday (3/12) and Saturday (3/13) at 8pm and 10:30pm at Comix in New York City (352 West 14th Street).

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I had the pleasure of seeing Robert Klein perform live tonight at Comix in New York City.  Combining music & comedy, Robert commanded the stage & our attention. While most of his routine was politically fueled, he also interjected with some Jewish & Hollywood humor. He started off with a song about President Obama, begging him not to screw up his presidency by thinking with the wrong head (a la President Clinton). He continued with his political humor joshing on the likes of Sarah Palin, Eliot Spitzer & Larry Craig. He wondered what exactly intrigued Larry about the men’s room to make him want to have his affairs with men in there. Robert said there are a lot of places to have an affair, but he never considered the men’s room, even though there was plenty of toilet paper. He didn’t talk too much about Sarah Palin just that she was like the second coming of Dan Quayle. He also talked about filming a scene in his upcoming movie with Jennifer Lopez that comes out in January 2010. He plays Jennifer’s gynecologist & he said it was so weird filming because her husband, singer Marc Anthony, would stand behind the camera & watch as he examined her. One of the best moments came when Robert talked about his early days as a comedian; working with Johnny Carson and following Rodney Dangerfield around the comedy circuit. Robert’s impression of Rodney Dangerfield is magnificent, so much so that when I closed my eyes I thought Rodney was on stage. He ended the evening with 2 songs. The first one about colonoscopies and how it has opened up a whole new world for him but couldn’t imagine having this done in the earlier days with a full fledged camera crew up there. The second song was an ode to the Bronx. Since I talk a lot about theatre in my blog, I couldn’t help but enjoy when Robert referenced he days of working in theatre. The evening was full of enjoyment. Robert Klein shows no signs of slowing down. He performs again tomorrow night at Comix at 8pm.  If you are able to catch him, I would recommend it!

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