(UPDATE: New Act Added – ESCAPE ARTIST! See below!)

Can you believe it hath been three (3) (III) years?! Neither can we! Come celebrate the Rat’s Big Triannum with The Best of the Best: an all-star cast of top performers who’ve graced our stage since our 2013 debut.

Come and partake in great music, hot burlesque, the smartest comedy, storytelling, theatricality, costumery. (All in air-conditioned comfort!)

Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret: Where art and entertainment meet since 2013. A slice of NYC nightlife in a classic East Village venue. A night out like no other.

Sept. 7, 9:30pm Show Features:


Jeffrey Wetzel – cool smooth magician and a Rat favorite, Jeff will Houdini his way out of an inescapable trap — before your eyes!


Mary Cyn – mistress of hot conceptual burlesque, Ms. Cyn is known for the long-running Original Cyn productions, “Bardlesque” Shakespearean burlesque, and anything that combines intellect, nerd culture and theater with extremely sexy striptease.

Julie Lauren Stevens – Julie brings back her beautiful pipes to make the walls tremble with operatic glory — oh, and some sassy Broadway show tunes!

Subhah Agarwal – rocketing her way to the top on MTV and TruTV, Subhah has been seen on Comedy Central, at New York Comedy Club, Greenwich CC, Broadway CC, & the Laughing Devil. She has performed at the New York Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, and was a featured comedian on PBS’s popular web series “Modern Comedian.” She is now a professional TV comedy writer.

Dancers of the Guilty Pleaures Cabaret (pictured) – Tap, contortion, hair flips and high kicks: GPC’s members have performed around the world, including for the Sheikh of Abu Dhabi. They’ll bring their tight drilled dance numbers (everything from Fosse to Beyonce) back to the Rat!

Bill Chambers – He put words in the mouth of Henry Rollins, reenacted The Karate Kid, and traced the career of Neil Diamond. The Rat’s own Artist-in-Residence graces and stuns the Cabaret with more of his monthly greatness, oddness, genius, hilarity.

Gregor of Berlin (Gregory Levine) – Vain, brilliant, charming, bleak, humorous, decadent character performs “By contractual obligation.” Enjoy some Schadenfreude and morphine at his expense.

HOSTED by Stand Up Comic/Storyteller, Canadian Import Jillian Thomas (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!

WITH Atmospheric Retro Candy Gal Debby Bell ! Purveyor of treats and delights!

produced by Rob Dub and Gregory Levine

~Beer, Wine, Japanese Sake and Hard Cider Sold in Theater~
(Must be 17+ or accompanied by Guardian to Attend / 21+ with ID to Drink)

Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret
at Under St. Marks Theater
94 St. Marks Pl. (8th St.) bet. 1st Ave. and Ave. A

Wed., Sept. 7, 2016 – 9:30pm-11pm / Doors Open 9:15 Sharp
TICKETS – At the Door, or click here to Reserve Online. (If link doesn’t work, copy and paste into your browser:
Discounts Available – Inquire

Special Thanks to Horse Trade Theater Group

What a show last night!

Rat-Poster-USM-Fence-TIME-Deleted-NO-GarbageAgainst some crazy odds, and a few emergencies, we pulled off a terrific show last night! Thanks first to our supersharp talent:
Sung Lee, thrilling beatboxer, who constitutes an entire band all by himself; Liam McEneaney, one of NY’s top comedians, hilarious as always; Galatea Stone, striking polymath dance-burlesquer (thanks for being so pro and such a rockstar at the last minute); Bill Chambers‘ sly and funny tale of catering a bizarrely casual funeral (with Dan Ricker‘s musical accompaniment); Adam Auslander, clown extraordinaire, deftly funny and a joy to watch. I had what was inarguably a great set as Gregor of Berlin.

Our staff and crew: Jillian Thomas‘ hosting was on fire, on point, and very funny! Bill gets a second mention for being an indispensable part of executing the show. Debby Bell, purveyor of salty sweet treats and confections, in her new added role as pre-show introducer and Horse Trade* factotum. Stage manager Clay West took on yet more responsibility as he kept the show fluid; the same goes for sound-and-light maven William Glenn, tops in the biz. Thanks also to Sarah keeping thirsts quenched at the theater bar, and Ari working the door and greeting the public.

Naturally, my co-producer (and show videographer/live-streamer) Rob Dub — you can’t stop the signal!

*Special thanks go to Horse Trade Theater Group and Erez Ziv, who do more than anyone even imagines to support and nurture independent shows, plays, events and festivals, the artful entertainments that live in this town!

And last but MOST, all of YOU who watched the show — THANK YOU. Please join us on Wed. Sept. 7, 9:30pm when we celebrate The Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret‘s THREE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY! It’s gonna be a special one!