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The New York International Fringe Festival presents FringeBYOV (Bring Your Own Venue) in all five boroughs. ALL DATES BELOW ARE IN OCTOBER. Use the Slice-O-Matic or the alphabetical tabs below to view the shows, pick your performance, and purchase tickets.

Performances shown in grey are either past or sold out.

Comedy

(List all shows)


The Thin Man in the Cherry Orchard
Everson/Coleman
Writer: Bambi Everson
Director: Job Ethan Christenson
Dashiell Hammet's hard-boiled, glamorously pickled American sleuths, Nick and Nora Charles, meet the stoic inhabitants of Chekhov's Russian tundra. Naturally, a murder, and hilarity, ensues. Can Nick solve the crime before they run out of vodka? A charmingly sardonic mashup.
Local   FringeMN
Comedy   Drama   
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FringeMN - Metropolitan Playhouse


FringeCLUB - Soiree D'Angtse
Writer: Julia Saunders
Director: Brianna Cala
A dissected and exploded aspect of the creator's mind, Madame Angste intends to celebrate her birthday in a delirious quest for psychological pain. A "connoisseur of angste," get ready for a twisted orgy of emotional masturbation and psychic devastation.
Local   FringeMN
Comedy   Performance Art   
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FringeCLUB - Nuyorican


FringeCLUB - CT Gets the Sniffles
Emma Taylor Miller
Writer: Emma Taylor Miller & Cast
CT has come down with the sniffles! And she needs a doctor to make her better. She’s under the weather, but will things turn out right as rain? Join CT on her visit to the doctor’s office.
Local   FringeMN
Clown/Mask   Comedy   
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FringeCLUB - Nuyorican


K THEATER
K - Theater Company
Writer: Saehwan ( Ian ) Lim
Director: Saehwan ( Ian ) Lim
" K-Pop, K-Drama, K-Theater...the dark side of Korean society "
Local   FringeMN
Drama   Comedy   
Instagram   

FringeMN - Metropolitan Playhouse


Bootstraps
Writer: Kathryn Funkhouser
Director: Chris Morrissey
The reality show Bootstraps was cancelled weeks ago, and nobody told the cast. So why are they still on set? Just because there's no game doesn't mean there can't be a winner. A dark comedy about power and perception.
Local   FringeMN
Comedy   Drama   
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FringeMN - Chain Mainstage


PIE LESSONS
Days of the Giants LLC
Writer: Carrie Robbins
Director: Jonathan Cerullo
A TEACHER FROM THE "OLD COUNTRY" BELIEVES EDUCATION IS CRUCIAL TO RAISING A CHILD WELL. HE APPLIES HIS PEDAGOGIES TO HIS DAUGHTER, CHOOSING AFTERDINNER AS BEST LESSON TIME. BUT SOMETIMES DESSERT GETS IN THE WAY. HOMEMADE PIE AND KLEZMER SERVED.
Local   FringeMN
Comedy   Drama   
   

FringeMN - Metropolitan Playhouse


Jules Verne's From The Earth To The Moon
Prime Number Productions
Writer: Sean David DeMers
Director: Ariel Francoeur
Following the Civil War, The Baltimore Gun Club turns their considerable artillery know how to sending a projectile to the moon. From The Earth To The Moon explores this largely forgotten historic event in a steampunk, revisionist, spectacularly epic fantasy.
Local   FringeMN
Comedy   Multi-Media   
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FringeMN - Chain Mainstage


David's Play
ExpressLane Productions
Writer: Tom Rowan
Director: Greg Pragel
A group of close college friends reunites in New York to celebrate a milestone. Can a recently discovered manuscript get their lives back on track? A serious comedy about love, loss, musical theatre, and the power of friendship.
Local   FringeMN
Drama   Comedy   
   

FringeMN - Chain Mainstage


FringeCLUB - Sincerity
Go, Potato! Productions
Writer: Lila Elias
Director: Gineiris Garcia
Maggie and Jude wait patiently on the beach. Kate’s boat will dock any minute now. First developed and staged at Theatre Workshop of Nantucket as part of the Nantucket Emerging Theatre Artists Lab.
Local   FringeMN
Comedy   Drama   

FringeCLUB - Nuyorican


You'll Never Eat Lunch in this Town Again
Writer: Zach Stephens
A new comedy about the woman who brought you Taxi Driver, The Sting, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind from the people who brought you nothing like that yet.
Local   FringeMN
Comedy   Drama   

FringeMN - Metropolitan Playhouse


Shelter In Place
Playful Substance
Writer: Raphael Perahia
Director: Raphael Perahia
When the fire alarm goes off in Jahoose's Adult Education Drawing class (Mondays at 4:00pm) the FDNY issues a mysterious command to "Shelter In Place". Five misfits realize that they are more invested in one another's lives than they expected.
Local   FringeMN
Comedy   Drama   
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FringeMN - UNDER St. Marks


Fifty Shades of Melania
Writer: Liana Mesaikou
Director: Chelsea Sutton
A deep-dive comedic take on the various faces of the FLOTUS who doesn’t really care – or does she? – and the complicated spectrum of stereotypes women constantly fight, exploit, or reverse. The one-woman show that will define the next presidential election!
60m   National   FringeMN
Comedy   Solo Show   
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FringeMN - Chain Studio


A Conversation Before 2016
Randy Cordero
Writer: Randy Cordero
Director: Gregg Pica
Set in early 2015, a libertarian conspiracy theorist and a centrist who works at the World Trade Organization, who just happen to be dating one another, argue politics amidst trying to resolve a grievance caused by an almost endearingly disastrous relationship mistake on the part of the boyfriend.
Local   FringeMN
Comedy   Drama   
   

FringeMN - Metropolitan Playhouse


Keith Collins
Writer: Keith Collins
Keith Collins is a Brooklyn based Comedian, being born in Delaware and spending over a decade in the NY finance industry, he brings an interesting take on life, his childhood, and the world as a whole!
Local   FringeMN
Comedy   Improv/Sketch/Stand-up   
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FringeMN - Kraine


MISTRESSES
The Infinity Theatre Group
Writer: Liz Linkewitz
Director: Liz Linkewitz
A female cast shares the untold stories of real and alleged Presidential mistresses in this exploration of what it means to be "The Other" woman. From Monica Lewinsky to Kay Summersby, this play features women whose personal narratives rewrite history.
Local   FringeMN
Drama   Comedy   
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FringeMN - Metropolitan Playhouse


The Gangsterlogues!
Zeroboy
Writer: Zeroboy
Director: Zeroboy
Vocal acrobat Zero Boy kills it as Mob Assassin Johnny Z of Moidah Inc. The interactive HIT where you’re the boss. Take a historical slay ride from the 20’s to the 40’s with the funniest hitman from the past.
   FringeMN
Comedy   Solo Show   
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FringeMN - UNDER St. Marks


REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REAL
Writer: Lucie Pohl
NYC comedian Lucie Pohl creator of Edinburgh and off-Broadway hits Hi, Hitler, Apohlcalypse Now! and voice of Overwatch's Mercy wants to be really real and brings you a show about being a video game celebrity with a bathtub in her kitchen.
   FringeMN
Improv/Sketch/Stand-up   Comedy   
   

FringeMN - UNDER St. Marks


Almost Gorgeous
Destiny Dunkle in Association with FRIGID
Writer: Destiny Dunkle, Music by Dan Ricker and Destiny Dunkle
Director: Destiny Dunkle
Music. Comedy. Clitter. A whimsical tale of a hopeless, yet hopeful, side piece weathering New York and her almost relationship. Ukulele in hand, Dunkle contends with her feelings about Santa Claus, John Stamos, Florida men, and above all night cheese!
Local   FringeMN
Comedy   Musical/Opera   
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FringeMN - Kraine


FringeCLUB - Marshall
Epic Theatre
Writer: Kevin Broccoli
Director: Kevin Broccoli
A human and an android face off in an audition to see whether technology can create art, or if it's still a job strictly for humans.
National   FringeMN
Comedy   Drama   
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FringeCLUB - Nuyorican


FringeCLUB - Playing Opossum
Bellhop Productions
Writer: Ephraim Birney and Ryan Quigley
On the eve of their first live performance, an amateur rock band falls down a pit of ridiculous debate and intense self-discovery as they wait for their sound board to start up.
Local   FringeMN
Comedy   Drama   
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FringeCLUB - Nuyorican


I'm Just Kidneying
One Kidney Wonder Productions
Writer: Amanda Nicastro
Director: Geoff Grimwood, Development Director: Frankie Johnson
Amanda donated her kidney for her sister—but saved TWO lives! What? From carrying her urine on the NYC subway to dodging needle-happy nurses to passing resounding farts, this award winning comedy questions what truly makes someone a hero.
Local   FringeMN
Solo Show   Comedy   
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FringeMN - UNDER St. Marks


Benny And Griff: Best Friends Forever
Benny and Griff
Writer: Griffin Hennelly and Michael Benjamin Bunin
Director: Miranda Luango
Benny and Griff are musicians and comedians but most importantly they're best friends. Known for their high energy live shows and mind bending surrealism, Benny and Griff will leave a smile on your face and a song in your heart.
Local   FringeMN
Comedy   Musical/Opera   
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FringeMN - Chain Studio


Telenovela 101
Something From Abroad
Writer: Martha Lorena Preve
Director: Martha Lorena Preve
Can the impossible happen? Can love conquer all? Telenovela 101 is the first of three episodes of a parody of a Mexican Soap Opera from the 90's in Spanish with English subtitles, performed by an all-immigrant cast.
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Comedy      
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FringeMN - Kraine


Chalk
Writer: Alex Curtis
Director: Caitlin Ryan O’Connell
Choreographer: Mike Kirsch
"If everything you drew became real, where would your imagination take you?" A playful and poignant homage to classic silent-film era comedians, Chalk invites audiences into a hand-drawn world where imagination is made real and anything can happen.
Local   FringeMN
Comedy   Solo Show   
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FringeMN - Kraine


SAVANA GLACIAL
ut patet theater company
Writer: Jo Bilac
Director: Marina Montesanti
A dark comedy that dives into a dangerous love triangle between a writer, his wife and their neighbor. In a world in which reality is just another game, not even the audience knows what's real. Everything is fiction, except the pain.
Local   FringeBKLYN
Drama   Comedy   
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FringeBKLYN - Irondale Center


CARNIVAL OF SOULS: neon animation + live action
En Avant Productions
Writer: Written by Jack Feldstein. Script edited by Pussy Willow and Annemarie Hagenaars.
Director: Jack Feldstein
Pussy Willow takes us on a hilarious adventure to the CARNIVAL OF SOULS. A modern take on a brilliant cult film that's been neon animated by Jack Feldstein.
Local   FringeMN
Comedy   Multi-Media   
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FringeMN - Chain Mainstage


American Refugee
Writer: Sid Singh
The world is filled with hate. Good! There’s nothing wrong with hate. The problem is you’re bad at it. Let comedian, human rights lawyer and the guy who helped beat Donald Trump in court in January, Sid Singh, teach you how!
National   FringeMN
Improv/Sketch/Stand-up   Comedy   
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FringeMN - Kraine


FringeCLUB - Storm King: A Fall Musical!
Writer: Shelby Slauer & Darian Lusk
Director: Shelby Slauer & Darian Lusk
Four recent NYU grads take the “perfect fall trip” upstate, which turns out to be anything but, in this comedy musical! Strap in for infectious songs, a hilarious cast and a stop at Dia Beacon (seriously, what IS that museum!?).
Local   FringeMN
Comedy   Musical/Opera   
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FringeCLUB - Nuyorican


HI MOM! Monologues from the Characters of Climate Change
Naked Light
Writer: Reed Arnold, Lucero Ruiz De Chavez, Laura Delhauer, Micah Delhauer, Jamie Roach & Jason C Stuart
Director: Laura Delhauer & Jonathan Zautner
HI MOM! amplifies the voices and stories of the characters affected by climate change. Sometimes comical, sometimes heartbreaking, their stories present an insight into this global threat and seek to connect, inspire and motivate.
   FringeMN
Drama   Comedy   
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FringeMN - Kraine


FringeCLUB - Comedy Night
FringeCLUB
Writer: Variety
Director: Variety
Choreographer: Variety
Join us at the FringeCLUB @ Nuyorican Poet's Cafe for a night of partying, comedy, stand-up, and FRINGE FUN! Acts will include hilarious stand-up comedians, Drag Queens, Cabaret Singers, Clowns, and even Magic.
Local   FringeMN
Comedy   Improv/Sketch/Stand-up   

FringeCLUB - Nuyorican


Both Sides of a Famous Love Affair:The Jackie Mason Musical
Triton Talent
Writer: Book, Music and Lyrics by Ginger Reiter
Director: Ginger Reiter
Choreographer: Laura Clary
Comedian Jackie Mason abandons pregnant girlfriend of ten years just as he finds Broadway success. Two decades later his lovechild comic Sheba Mason plays her mother in this hilarious musical with cast of seven, based on her parents' offbeat romance.
90m   National   FringeMN
Musical/Opera   Comedy   
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FringeMN - Chain Mainstage


The Four of Us
Putnam Manor Prod.
Writer: Itamar Moses
Director: Renata Soares & Emilio Maxwell Cerci
The Four of Us follows Ben, whose first novel vaults him into literary stardom, and his friend David, a struggling playwright, who is thrilled by Ben's success...and crushed by it. From the dreams of aspiring youth to the realities of adulthood.
Local   FringeBKLYN
Drama   Comedy   

FringeBKLYN - Irondale Center

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