If you missed Mike Albo’s excerpt from his stage show, The Junket, at our December Real Characters, you are in luck. It has been extended at Dixon Place. Honestly, multiple audience members came up after our show at Cornelia Street Cafe asking where they could see more of Mike. The New Yorker seems to be a fan, too.
Real Characters has had tons of amazing storytellers and readers, many of them published authors. So, we thought we’d make a list of their works in case you became a fan at one of the shows and want more. It’d also be a great way of supporting our generous host venue, McNally Jackson, if you picked up one of these very funny books there.
Here’s a recap of our November show on a site called Zola Books, which is very nice of them. It was a fun night. There should be more exclamation points in this piece, but that’s just my opinion. It’s a stylistic choice, I guess!!!!!!!!!!
At last night’s Real Characters, as we sometimes do, we crowdsourced a limerick. The suggestion was “doctor,” which is a tough rhyme, but maybe because of that it worked out even better. Here’s the result, polished a bit so the meter works:
When the wife of an elderly doctor
Found that sex in bed no longer rocked her,
They attempted to please her
In their mansion’s deep freezer,
But he slipped on the ice and coldcocked her.
Maybe this should be a regular thing at the show? Thank you to everyone in the audience who shouted out words. You were a delight, each and every one of you.
Thank you to everyone who performed in last night’s Real Characters at the Gotham Storytelling Festival. Kara Buller, Tom Shillue, Jeffrey Joseph, Eli Reiter, and Hillary Rea were all terrific. It was, hands down, one of our best shows. Funny, moving, complex, innovative—an amazing night all around.
Congratulations to upcoming Real Characters guest Tom Shillue on completing his project of releasing 12 comedy albums in 12 months. It was a massive project carried off hilariously. And, at $1.99 each, it’s more than worth it t get all twelve.
Also, you can come see Tom perform at our special Real Characters show this Sunday, November 3 at 5pm at Under St Marks as part of the Gotham Storytelling Festival. Advance tickets available here. (Use the friends discount code “RC13” for $12 tickets.)