Political Subversities returns to the People's Improv Theater to lampoon politics, pop culture and more with its newest edition: "Political Subversities: Global Warm THIS!" tonight, June 2nd at 9:30PM. This newest edition will feature almost entirely new material, with a few old favorites.
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 by The 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 and Ars Nova.
Tonight, 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.
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, 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, Andrew R. Butler, Ismael-Enrique Cruz Cordova (The Good Wife) , nicHi douglas (The Today Show), Matthew Robert Gehring (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), BGOODMAN, Cyndi Perczek, Emma Tattenbaum-Fine, Shaina K. Taub (The Daughters) and Dominique Toney (The Daughters). Directed by Andrew Neisler and 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."
The Peoples Improv Theater is located at 123 E. 24th Street between Park and Lexington. Full bar available in the lobby. Visit www.thepit-nyc.com or www.politicalsubversities.com.