POLITICAL SUBVERSITIES

Genre: Comedy, Lesbian+Gay, Musical

Recently featured as performers on MSNBC, Political Subversitiesreturns to the People’s Improv Theater to lampoon this election season on February 4th at 9:30PM.    

Political Subversities is a darkly funny cabaret presenting new material every week that mocks the humorous, the stupid and the downright absurd in today's social and political landscape in the form of side-splitting sketches, fast and funny monologues and Broadway-worthy songs.  Political Subversities seamlessly presents more than 40 sketches and songs in under an hour.

Initially conceived by Tony Nominee and Obie Award winner Elizabeth Swados, and currently written by a cast of actors, writers, singers and sketch comedians, this show has been featured Huffington Post, Bust Magazine, Gawker and numerous other blogs.  It has also been featured as Time Out New York’s pick of the week and has sold out return engagements at Joe’s Pub.

On February 4th the popular group will return to The People’s Improv Theater at 9:30PM, continuing its two year engagement with the East Side’s favorite comedy venue. The show will continue to play every Saturday night at 9:30pm. Tickets are $15 and can be obtained at www.thepit.com or by calling 1-212-563-7488.  The show is approximately 50 minutes with no intermission.

A live cast album recorded at Joe’s Pub will be available for purchase. 

The group’s growing selection of viral videos including Political Wife, Trapped in a Mountain, The Social Network Uses Blackface, Michelle Obama’s Arms, Lemonade Stand, Shut up and Pay Your Taxes and the most recent Made Up Disease have been shared by thousands of bloggers, Facebook/Twitter users, and political websites.

­POLITICAL SUBVERSITIES is created and performed by a cast of young, vibrant writers and performers including Kim Blanck, Todd Dakotah Briscoe, Jabari Brisport, Andrew R. Butler, Ismael-Enrique Cruz Cordova (The Good Wife) , nicHi douglas (The Today Show), Matthew Robert Gehring (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), Cyndi Perczek, Emma Tattenbaum-Fine, Shaina K. Taub  (The Daughters) and Dominique Toney (The Daughters).  Directed by Andrew Neisler, Assistant Directed by Annie Tippe with Music Direction by Matt Vinson .

Elizabeth Swados (Tony Nominee, Obie Winner) initially conceived the show.  She states, "This crew of Political Subversities is a combination of goofy, edgy, nasty, and bighearted. It's political theater you won't see anywhere else. It is intelligent and has a sensibility that has been developed for almost four years. Enjoy and be offended."

 “It almost seems unfair that this massive group seems to be hogging all of the funniest, smartest, best-looking performers with incredible voices…ambitious, talented and hilarious.  I can’t wait to see what they do next.” - Grace Evans, Bust Magazine Blog

"Democrat or Republican, no party is safe and no topics are sacrosanct for these edgy comedians, and the results are ridiculously entertaining." - Matthew Manuszak, Unveiled Arts

Open:   02/04/12
Close:   02/11/12

Schedule:
Every Saturday at 9:30
Theater:   People's Improv Theater (The PIT)
Address:   123 E 24th (btwn Park and Lex)
New York, NY 10011
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Cost:$15
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006