A special One-Night Only press preview performance of SEX YOU (I'm Gonna), the newest immersive comedy experience by comedian Nathan Phillips will be held in New York City on Monday, July 25, 2011 at 8PM at the Ace Hotel (20 West 29th St.) - before heading to Edinburgh, Scotland where it will run as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Edinburgh Comedy Festival. www.imgonnasexyou.com.
In workshops, Nathan Phillips has respectfully tried to make love to audience members in Comedy Clubs all over NYC. So far, he's had no luck. There's been nudity, he's been slapped and he even got a thank you note.
Working with director Timothy Haskell, Nathan is premiering an evening length version of this one of a kind comedy experience. It's a highly structured night of improvisationalism. Like the early days of Chicago's Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, Nathan pulls from a huge selection of comedy bits and conceptual interactions to seduce someone to have sex with him onstage.
In a swift 90 minutes, Nathan uses his skills as a comedian, dancer, poet, singer and all around charming guy to create the ultimate interactive experience in the tradition of Andy Kaufman, Steve Martin and Gallagher. Every show is completely different and truly stars the audience. But this is not your average improv show, with shouted-out suggestions and silly props. It's a real-life comedy experience where anything can happen. From jello shots served in Nathan's bellybutton, to live sexting to watching a man cry, these are the thing we do to get laid, but never before like this.
Nathan has been working as an improvisationalist for almost twenty years. SEX YOU (I'm Gonna) is a comedy experiment that pushes the boundaries of improv and creates a comedy experience that evokes
Phillips has appeared most recently as a headliner at Comix NY, Live on The Strip in Las Vegas and on the BBC, NPR, CBS, Planet Green and CNN. He developed an improvised comedy TV show for Warner Brothers with Mike Fleiss (The Bachelor) and co- wrote and starred in "This Park is Mine" a web series for Discovery.
He's collaborated on interactive comedy experiences for The Museum of Modern Art, The New Museum, The Whitney Museum and The Museum of Contemporary Art in LA. He's also written and performed comedy jokes with Penn & Teller, Blue Man Group, and the lead rollerskaters from Xanadu. He currently has two TV development deals, a reality show and a sitcom based on his website DealingWithMyFeelings.com.
Sex You is directed by Timothy Haskell who recently directed the Off-Broadway hits Stitching (The Wild Project), The Jaded Assassin (Ohio Theatre), Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy starring Corey Feldman at the Classic Stage Company and the Paris Hilton spoof I Love Paris by Doug Fields at the Blue Heron Arts Center. At 13 months, I Love Paris was one of the longest- running solo shows in Off-Broadway history. He is perhaps best known for creating and directing the cult hit Road House: The Stage Play, which transferred from Off-Off Broadway to Off- Broadway at the Barrow Street Theatre. Mr. Haskell is also the creator and director of the annual Nightmare: New York's Most Horrifying Haunted House.
Tickets for SEX YOU (I'm Gonna) at the ACE HOTEL are $20 and available by calling 212.868.4444 or online at www.smarttix.com