Genre: Comedy, Other
©Robert Baumgardner
Original Concept and Directed by Robert Baumgardner

Her husband’s an ex-con, her kids are stupid, but Ernestine McCluskey wants something more. She gets more than she expects when her clown nemesis becomes her manager and convinces her to try standup comedy! Join the crazy in this improvised comedy between desire, disgrace, and friendship.

Developed by and Starring: Nannette Deasy, Tony Bozanich, Sam Katz, Jamie Maloney, Vikki Martin, Connie Perry, Marc Adam Smith

Praise for IRTE

  • WINNER, Best Comedy, Tucson Fringe Festival 2020
  • WINNER, Artists Whose Work Made Me Laugh the Most, Asheville Fringe Arts Festival 2017
  • WINNER, SHITFA (Supreme Honorary Improvised Theater& Film Award), 2014 Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre and Film Festival

"...surprise-a-minute..." Jay Lloyd, CBS Philly, KYW News Radio

" ... raucous and a hell of a lot of fun." Jan Ewing, Ewing Reviewing

"...wildly unique and wildly funny shows." Natasha Dawsen, Drama Queens

“...pure fun.” Anthony J. Piccione, OnStage Blog

" will have a phenomenal time." Amy Carothers, NYC Travels.


*Due to the improvisational nature of the shows, there may be adult content. Parental discretion is advised.

Theater is not wheelchair accessible. Entrance into theater is up a flight of stairs.


Vaccination: We’re committed to providing our audiences with a safe, enjoyable experience. Your health and safety is our top priority; with that in mind, and in compliance with current New York State regulations, all attendees must present proof of full vaccination to enter (2 weeks from final shot). Proof can be via the New York State Excelsior pass, a physical copy of the CDC card, a photo of your CDC card, or other electronic record of vaccination including name and date. In all cases, the name must match that on your photo ID.

Masks: Masks are required to enter the theater. We appreciate your cooperation, and we can’t wait to welcome you back safely!


Press Contact: Jay Michaels Communications and Marketing
Public Relations: Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment



About the Company: IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble

IRTE: The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, an ensemble of theatrical actors and writers who will develop, produce, and perform a season of original themed improvisational shows and video sketches following the basic model of traditional repertory theatre. 

Open:   10/22/21
Close:   11/13/21

WHEN: Fridays & Saturdays October 22, 23, 29 & 30, November 5, 6, 12 & 13
TIME: 8:00-9:30pm:
Theater:   The Producers Club
Address:   358 West 44th between 8th {e_addres
New York, NY 10036
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Cost:Tickets $20 Online / $25 Cash Only at the Door
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