Sly, witty, with just a trace of the absurd, Ike’s signature act is a tongue-in-cheek collision of 1960s Johnny Carson and the best of pop-culture kitsch.
His short-form series Words with Ike has aired on VICE and IFC networks.
The New York Times named Ike in its exclusive “What’s New in NYC Theatre” column.
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).
His critically-acclaimed shows include the sophisticated satire “Ike at Night” at The Public Theater, Bushwick Starr and JACK, and his comedy and music “Nightcap by Ike” and “Ike for the Holidays” at Joe’s Pub.
Ike was here in the beginning: He performed with Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret in our debut show in September 2013. We are grateful to have him and his superb talent back for our Fifth Anniversary Show on Saturday, Sept. 8, 10:30pm!
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So, Who Else Is Performing on Saturday Sept. 8?
BEAUTIFUL 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!
GLAMOROUS, GLITZY DANCERS:
Moulin Rouge-style dazzle, costumery, Tap, Frug, “circus” contortion, and acclaimed Light Show: That’s what you can expect from the acclaimed international Guilty Pleasures Cabaret.
INSANE FUNNY PERFORMANCE ART:
The Blood Diamond iPhone, Vincenzo the Chain-Smoking Monkey, Neil Diamond’s “True Crime Confessions” — Bill Chambers, the Rat’s Artist-in-Residence, brings something wild and different every month.
GERMAN ARISTOCRAT… OR CON MAN?
“Gregor of Berlin” was thrown out of Berlin for insulting the Crown Prince. Or so he says. Der Fatherland’s favorite entertainer will amuse you with horrid tales of Berlinner childhood, decadence, morphine, prostitution, and of course, Show Biz.
HOT BURLESQUE PERFORMANCE ART:
Is it burlesque? Is it 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.
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.
SHARP, SMART, LADYBOSS COMEDY:
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 to our stage!
Canadian Import Jillian Thomas (MTV Live, The Toronto Show) , queen of the annual East Village Oscar Awards Party, and creator of Canada’s longest-running legal marijuana cafe comedy-club show! See why Second City TV‘s Joe Flaherty said,
“Wow, you looked so innocent back stage… face of an angel and the laugh of the Devil!”
~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, 10:30pm
WHAT REVIEWERS SAY:
“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