Genre: Comedy

A DOUBLE DATE WITH JULIE AND JACKIE features best friends, comedy partners, and mother and daughter Julie Klausner (VH1, Free To Be Friends) and Jackie Clarke (92.3 WFNY FREE FM, Showgirls: The Best Movie Ever Made. Ever!) present an evening of comedy that will make Jerry Orbach rise from his grave. Join the gals as they explore some of their favorite obsessions: Bob Fosse, self-help books, the power semen of Tom Brady, and Andrea Dworkin's definition of rape. Get mentally ready for an evening of hilarious short films, Powerpoint presentations, and competitive dancing. Julie and Jackie will be there. So will a Carol Channing impersonator and some Myspace stalkers. With special guests Broadway encyclopedia, Seth Rudetsky and competitive eater and rapper, Badlands Booker (http://www.badlandsbooker.com/).
Open:   05/24/07
Close:   05/24/07

Theater:   Upright Citizens Brigade
Address:   307 West 26th Street
New York, NY
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Company: Upright Citizens Brigade         Official Web Site: www.ucbtheater.com
  BADLANDS BOOKER: As seen on ESPN, MTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, Discovery Health Channel, G4's Attack of The Show & Filter, Last Call W/ Carson Daly, Jimmy Kimmel Live, NBC's Today Show, Good Morning America, Sally Jessy Raphael, INHD Hi- Def Television, and in Reality Shows like ABC's Wife Swap, Global TV Markets such as BBC - UK, Channel 4 -UK, VTM - Belgium, TV-Tokyo, Russian TV. and Heard on Countless Free & Satellite Radio Shows like The Opie & Anthony Radio Show on XM Radio and NY's Hot 97 Radio, Read in Sports Illustrated, Maxim, FHM, Time Out NY, ESPN Magazine, Jane Magazine, Spin Magazine, Cargo Magazine, Popular Science Magazine, NY Magazine, NY Post, NY Daily News, The Wall Street Journal, I am Long Island's Own Eric "Badlands" Booker, World Renowned, Top Ranked IFOCE Professional Competitive Eater and Hip Hop Artist. Born and raised in Southeast Jamaica, Queens, "Badlands" Booker has always had hip hop flowing thru his veins, and spent much of his early years rhyming under the moniker "Big Hulk". Teamed up with his good friend since childhood Keith "Da Vultcha" Thomas, we built a studio called "The Pitt", and got a bunch of East New York Brooklyn's hottest underground hip hop talent and started making and shopping demos, Performing at Open Mic sessions such as the Lyricist Lounge, and doing Wednesday night showcases at CBGB's. One of the highlights of my early rap career was doing a promo for NY's Hot 97 Radio late night Air Personality "Curt Flirt" (which the Vultcha produced). Then in 1997 I took some time off from the Hip Hop game to pursue another sport, Competitive Speed Eating. So after a not so long hiatus to get into competitive eating, in 2003, with the help of producer/musician Julian Maile (Loser's lounge, Rent, ABC's My Kind Of Town) I Decided to heat up my pen and continue to pursue my hip hop career in a very innovative way by creating a new genre called "Competitive Eating Themed Hip Hop", and recording what would be Hip Hop's first competitive eating themed album. On July 4th. 2004, Hungry & Focused was released with ovelwelming praise from the competitive eating community. tracks like "The Sweet Science" and the "All Day Buffet" recieved critical acclaim, and rocked crowds in the competitive eating community from a few hundred to crowds as large as 22,000! During the Christmas Season of 2004, "Hungry & Focused" was officially the number 1 selling product in the IFOCE online store! The apparent sucess of the 1st. album has inspired me to do a follow up entitled "Hungry & Focused II - The Ingestion Engine" which was released Thanksgiving 2005. this album is a more broader picture than the one painted by Hungry & Focused 1, and as i step up my promotion, availability of the albums (there are available on iTunes, and your favorite online music store worldwide) and show dates so that not only the eating fans can get Hungry and Focused, but the rest of America as well! Even though i'm presently retired from the eating aspect of competitive eating, I will be involved in the sport so much that I will be far from missed. In addition to adding more eating themed apparel to the badlands booker store on my site, www.badlandsbooker.com, my third album called "Hungry & Focused III - The Reframing - Word To Jim Mullen's Teeth" which will be out Thanksgiving. The Reframing would have the competitive eating hip hop that fan's love, but i will go back to my "Big Hulk" roots and write songs on broader topics beyond competitive eating, so look forward to that. Thanks for your support God Bless, and whatever you do in life, stay Hungry & Focused. -Badlands.
  JACKIE CLARKE is a writer, actor and radio personality who was most recently heard hosting various shows (such as "The Jackie Clarke show," and "Jake and Jackie") on 92.3 FREE FM in NYC. A versatile radio talent, Jackie has been paired with personalities such as Danny Bonaduce, Sid Rosenberg, JV and Elvis and Nick Diapolo.

As an actor she has appeared in "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "Straight Plan for the Gay Man" on Comedy Central, VH-1 and "Meow TV" on Oxygen. You can hear her, as the voice of Hooks, in Fuse TV's "Empire Square." She has written and performed two one-person shows, Mail Order Family (formerly Big Vagina Monologues) and Full Metal Jackie. Other credits include Beneath the Valley of the Switchblade Pussycats, Neo Tokyo Girl Crush 2040, When Amish Attack and George Bush is a Motherfucker and the long running Showgirls: The Best Movie Ever Made Ever! which she also co-created and co-wrote. She has written for cable television and publications such as Time Out New York and the upcoming Gawker book. See her every Friday night at 11pm at the UCB Theatre improvising with her group "Death by Roo Roo." Jackie has been sued by both her stepmother and Eve Ensler.

  JULIE KLAUSNER is a writer, actor and comedian whose writing credits include Robert Smigel's TV Funhouse on SNL and her Channel 102 internet series, Cat News. Her comic book, Animal Party, counts among its fans Patton Oswalt and Dave Eggers, and her TV credits include various VH1 clip shows, as well as small stints on SNL, Conan, The Daily Show and Strangers With Candy. She's appeared in many shows at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater; most recently, her 1970s Lesbian Children's Show Spectacular, Free To Be Friends, which went on to become an official selection of the 2006 NY International Fringe Festival. Other theater credits include Julie's turn as her own Streisand-belting unborn child in The Chipperton Family Vocal-tainers' Shooby-Dooby-Dooby Hour, which was an official selection of the 2005 HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, CO, and David & Jodi & David & Jackvie, starring Jackie Hoffman. Recently, Julie appeared as "Abortion Girl" in Les Freres Corbusier's production of Hell House, which received a rave review from Ben Brantley in the New York Times. Julie also occasionally sings with Loser Lounge, NYC's venerable tribute concert series, and her voice can also be heard in guest appearances on The Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling, The Jake and Jackie Show on Free FM, Starveillance on E!, and on David Cross' and Jon Benjamin's defunct Comedy Central cartoon series, Freak Show. Recently, she got to appear with Jackie on Peeping Toms, which is a Comcast show in which they make fun of people who don't know they are being filmed. It is very mean, but Julie and Jackie are really funny in it, so it doesn't matter.
  SETH RUDETSKY plays piano not only at some of the top Broadway shows, but also is an Emmy nominated comedy writer, award winning stand-up comic, and host of a weekly Broadway talk show, Seth's Broadway Chatterbox, at Don't Tell Mama which benefits Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS. In addition, he produces and conducts a number of high profile musical benefits for various charities. Rhapsody In Seth, Rudetsky's one-man show, has been nominated for a 2002 GLAAD Award for "Outstanding New York Theatre Production: Off-Off Broadway." Recently, Rudetsky served as creator, artistic producer and conductor for Funny Girl in concert starring Whoopi Goldberg and Bebe Neuwirth, his second concert version musical for The Actors Fund. His first show was the sold-out 20th Anniversary Dreamgirls concert starring Lillias White, Heather Headley and Audra MacDonald. Nonesuch Records recently recorded the Dreamgirls concert on a double CD. He was also the musical director for the Off-Broadway shows Pageant and Forever Plaid. On Broadway he played piano for The Producers, My Favorite Year, Les Miserables, Kiss of the Spider Woman, An Inspector Calls, How To Succeed In Business..., Patti LuPone Live, Ragtime, Saturday Night Fever, Grease! (assistant conductor) and Victor/Victoria (assistant conductor), Phantom... and Mamma Mia. For the past three years, he has hosted the weekly talkfest, "Seth's Broadway Chatterbox" at Don't Tell Mama, interviewing such stars as Matthew Broderick, Megan Mullally and Kristin Chenoweth. He was also the on-camera theatre correspondent for "New York Central," which ran for a year on the METRO channel, hosted by Michael Musto. He is a 3-time Emmy-nominated comedy writer for "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" and wrote for the 1999 and 2000 Grammy Awards, as well as the opening number for the 1998 and 2000 Tony Awards. Rudetsky also wrote the opening number for the last seven Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS Easter Bonnet Competition, in addition to a number of their Gypsy Of The Year shows. Seth also composed David Hyde Pierce's Cats audition song for his appearance on Caroline In The City. As a comic, Rudetsky won Stand-Up NY's "Funniest Gay Male" contest, The Duplex Stars of Tomorrow Grand Prize and had the long running, critically acclaimed show, The Seth Rudetsky Show, at Rose's Turn. With his comedy partner, Jack Plotnick, he performed An Evening with Joyce Dewitt and Mortification Theatre at Caroline's and The HBO Workspace in Los Angeles. In addition to his volunteer work with Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, Rudetsky has also lent his talent for the past 10 years to Lifebeat's Heart and Voices, bringing sassy singing to hospitalized People Living with HIV and AIDS. Recently, Seth appeared on Law and Order: C.I. as Eddie Dayton and as Rudy, Erica Kane's Las Vegas choreographer, on All My Children. He is a very busy DeeJay on Sirius Satellite Radio and can be heard every weekday afternoon on "The Beat 66" and every night on "Broadway's Best 77." In June, Ghostlight Records will release a CD of the HAIR concert he produced/conducted featuring Ana Gasteyer, Adam Pascal, Lea DeLaria and American Idol's Jennifer Hudson. Currently, he is filming Made on MTV which will air in August.

Seth Rudetsky graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music with a degree in Piano Performance. He currently resides in New York City.