What To Do In NYC Today: NYC Comedy Stand-Up Review: Causal Town Time!By Caroline Cao | June 21, 2018 | Lifestyle
Hey New Yorkers, come join us in the basement of an East Village bar! It’s not as creepy as it sounds – I swear!
Down in the basement of the Sing Sing Ave A, below the karaoke bar is Casual Town, a weekly stand-up show. The witticisms of Casual Town cover the little quirky intimacies of everyday life, whether it’s the pursuit of getting laid by a good man, surviving awkward dinners with traditionalist parents, or hunting for that right therapist.
The night of June 14 had quite the intersectional line-up of funnies. The queue consisted of penetrative episodes to frank discussions about the quirks of confronting mental illness. Those who survived relationships, be prepared to nod your head and mutter, “I relate,” or “I feel personally attacked for this.”
So who you gonna see while you’re there? Here’s a sampling:
Clare O’ Kane (Viceland) – A proud loudmouth feminist who divulges backstory about her grandmother. Points for her running gag of addressing Planned Parenthood as “PP.”
Carly Ann Filbin (UCB) – Her tale reminds all the ladies, practice your safe sex. Also, she fears if she were to have a baby, it will come out as an omelet, which is equally part gross and appetizing.
Josh Johnson (Daily Show) – Spews out pointed observations on the nature of mugshots and the labor of empathy. Makes a priceless Batman impression when quoting his girlfriend’s snores
Sonia Denis (Comedy Central) – Of course, we need our dose of #BlackGirlMagic, and Sonia is a fresh closing act, chatting about black womanhood (‘Don’t make me defend white women!”), along with anxieties and trying to find that right therapist.
Causal Town serves up chuckles every Thursday night. It’s produced by Jamie Rabinovitch and hosted by Albert Kirchner, Jane Harrison and Evan Morrison.
So catch a comedy show in a private karaoke room located on 81 Avenue A. Admission is $5.
Caroline Cao is screenwriter, playwright, poet, and film critic studying for her Nonfiction MFA at the New School. She has contributed to Birth Movies Death, Film School Rejects, The Mary Sue, Bitch, and Reverse Shot. Follow her on Twitter @maximinalist and Instagram @amaximinalist.
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