Since 2013, Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret presents an inspired, curated monthly celebration of amazing dance, gorgeous music, smart comedy, clever storytelling, hot burlesque, art and theatrical vaudeville spectacle.
A great show in a legendary East Village venue: A campy, classic NYC nightlife experience like no other!
The 5TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW!
Featuring the Talents of:
HEADLINER: THE SLY LATE-NITE SATIRE…
… of Ikechukwu Ufomadu, aka IKE.
Ike’s short-form series Words with Ike has aired on VICE and IFC networks.
The New York Times named Ike in its “What’s New in NYC Theatre.” His critically-acclaimed shows include 1960s-TV-style Ike at Night at The Public Theater, Bushwick Starr and JACK; his comedy and music Nightcap by Ike and Ike for the Holidays at Joe’s Pub.
Featured in Playboy Magazine‘s 2018 Summer Comedy Issue, the “waggishly charming” Ikechukwu was also named 1 of 5 “Comics to Watch in 2018” by Time Out New York (yes, 1 of 5).
WORLD-WIDE DANCE TROUPE:
Moulin Rouge-style dazzle, costumery, Tap, Frug, “circus” contortion, and Light Show — that’s the acclaimed international Guilty Pleasures Cabaret dance company! See why they’ve wowed crowds at Feinstein’s/54 Below, The Duplex, the Cutting Room and World resorts from Dubai to Belize to China!
SHARP, SMART, LADYBOSS COMEDY:
Navigating sex and love in New York, straddling Indian and American family craziness: Subhah Agarwal is an actress and TV Writer, currently writing for The Jim Jefferies Show on Comedy Central. She’s a headlining comedian appearing on Comedy Central, Tru TV, MTV and top NYC comedy clubs. The Rat feels privileged to have her return triumphantly our stage!
SALOON & CAFE SINGER:
Cafe singer and bon vivant Jackson Sturkey and His Orchestra brings to mind witty, bittersweet characters of shadowy saloons and old theaters, absinthe in glamorous Paris basements and the sass of Texas Guinan. Host of the Tampa Fringe Festival, perennial player in the monthly Plan B and Family Liquid Dinner variety shows, Jackson is larger than life yet infinitely familiar. He returns to charm and delight you as he captures the essence of the Hot Art Salon.
The Rat would not be complete without our Artist-in-Residence: the funny, brilliant, and strange Bill Chambers. A bloodthirsty Apple tech expo, Vincenzo the Chain-Smoking Monkey, “Neil Diamond’s true crime confessions” — expect the unexpected from this hilarious performance-art polymath. He’s seen in the Frigid Festival, Canuck Cabaret, and the annual cult favorite Lower East Side Anti-Folk Festival.
HOT BURLESQUE PERFORMANCE ART:
Is it burlesque? Modern dance? It’s art, it’s sensual, dramatic and stunning: Scarlett Cerise is a dancer and burlesque performer who tells stories through intense theatrical motion. Appearing specially this month only at Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret.
‘GERMAN ARISTOCRAT’ … CON MAN?
Continental kitsch and dark “German” nightclub humor with Gregory Levine as aristocratic criminal Gregor of Berlin. Suave, sinister, witty and sarcastic, Herr Gregor will regale the audience with horrid tales of warped Teutonic childhood, decadence, and of course, show-biz life in Europe and America (seen in the Capital Fringe, Frigid Festival, Travel Channel, The Duplex and Guinness Book of World Records).
BEAUTIFUL BRASSY BROADWAY BELTER:
Founding member of long-running legendary musical-comedy ensemble VERN, please welcome Julie A Feltman! A NYC theater veteran, company member of NY’s Emerging Artists Theater, and resident House Team performer at venues including the PIT Comedy Theater, Julie is funny, fast, and the lady has PIPES!
HOSTED by Stand Up Comic/Storyteller, Canadian Import Jillian ThomasThomas (MTV Live, The Toronto Show, The Buzz, Listen Missy, & Much Music’s Love Court). Not to mention the annual East Village Oscar Awards Party, and Canada’s longest-running cannabis-cafe comedy-club show!
Produced by Rob Dub and Gregory Levine
~Beer, Wine, Japanese Sake and Hard Cider Sold in Theater~
(Age 17+ or accompanied by guardian to attend show / 21+ with ID to Drink)
WHERE and WHEN:
Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret
at Under St. Marks Theater
94 St. Marks Pl. (8th St.) bet. 1st Ave. and Ave. A
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 – 10:30pm
$10 (Discounts if you qualify. Contact us.)
TICKETS – Click to Reserve Online or buy at the Door
REVIEWS – WHAT THEY’RE SAYING:
“Great example of what a variety show can be!” – Opplaud.com
“Very fun stuff. That’s what you can expect from Ten Foot Rat Cabaret. ” – ApplauseApplause