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.)
Sorry to say there won’t be a Real Characters show in September. The Fates got misaligned. But, boy howdy did they straighten out for our October show! Come see an amazing lineup of performers, writers, and storytellers on October 9 at 7pm.
Thank you to everyone—performers and audience alike—who made our special REAL CHARACTERS show at Cornelia Street Cafe a smashing success. The stories and readings by Jeff Simmermon, Adam Wade, Frank Lesser, and Lauren Sharpe were amazingly funny and touching.
Stayed tuned for more special shows at Cornelia Street. It’s a treat.