I had a dream that comedy could be more fun.
I had a dream that comedians could do new material every time they got on stage.
I had a dream that there could be a place where women were more than welcome to do comedy, where gay comedians, and questioning comedians and off beat comedians and writers who were funny but weren’t actually comedians could feel at home.
I had a dream of a place where sophisticated audiences would feel like the comedy was for them.
Of a place where thinking comedy and emotional comedy were the same.
Where comedians felt like they could take risks.
Where intimacy was valued.
Where stories were told.
Where I actually found the comedy funny.
And then one night I was performing for an audience who thought I was funnier than I was and I asked the the last time they laughed and they said they didn’t laugh much because they were women, and artists, and lesbians, and when they went to comedy clubs the comedians made fun of them. So I told them I would produce a show for them. It would be unhomophobic, unxenophobic, unmysogenistic. It would be UnCabaret.
Some people call it alt comedy. And Sunday we are doing a show in honor of another person who had a dream. A bigger dream.
So in honor of Martin Luther King’s Birthday we are doing a special I Had A Dream Show. Stories and songs of dreams gone awry, come true, dream boys, girls, even actual dreams of the Freudian kind. And of course some Civil Rights!
Our very dreamy line-up includes Sam Pancake, Byron Bowers, Dave Ross and Karen Kilgariff and Chris Woods.
Get tickets here.
$20 General Admission
No food or drink minimum. Full restaurant dinner available in restaurant before the show. Light food and full bar during the show.
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