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Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret Returns Wed. Aug. 2!

Galatea-NecktieUPDATE: Performer added! Shayna Blass (see below).
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It’s BACK! The Rat (Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret) brings you its signature mix of great music, smart comedy, dance, theater, burlesque, art and storytelling: A slice of NYC nightlife in a classic East Village venue. A night out like no other.

Wed. Aug. 2, 2017 Show Features:

AMAZING BLUES VOCALS:
Azusa Dance (aka SHESHE DANCE). This bold beautiful blues belter conquered the Showtime at The Apollo — twice! The Rat is delighted to have Azusa back, with all her amazing talent, energy and love. You won’t believe your ears.

DANCE / BURLESQUE:
Galatea Stone is back, perpetrating her artful performance for the Rat! Described as a “beautiful oddity” and “striking polymath,” her monthly show, WE ARE LEGION, has been called “deliciously strange” and a “much needed [and] necessary slap in the face for creative ideas.”

CLASSIC CABARET STYLIST:
Chanteusse Shayna Blass will be performing with instrumental backup. Shayna has garnered acclaim from the Washington Post, among others for roles including Lulu in “Cabaret” and Yentl in, yes, “Yentl.”  We eagerly anticpate the goosebumps she elicits.  (http://www.shaynablass.com/videos/)

SHARP COMEDY:
Standup comic Kevin Michael Smith will be making his Rat debut. Trivia: Besides co-producing and performing in the weekly show “Polished Comedy” at Beauty Bar in Manhattan, Smith has played joints as far-flung as Barcelona… and, oh, yeah, he served in the military in Afghanistan. Come honor his service by laughing at his material!

BIZARRE HILARITY:
Artist-in-Residence Bill Chambers is the Rat’s X-factor: He might tell a morbidly funny tale of NYC apartment hunting, animate a dead Teddy Ruxpin a la Mary Shelly, arrange a special appearance by “Neil Diamond” or “Children’s Author Henry Rollins.” (Seen in the Frigid Festival, Canuck Cabaret, and punk rock shows all across the Former Communist Bloc).

PSEUDO GERMAN SCHEISS:
And the Rat cast would not be complete without Gregor of Berlin (Gregory Levine). Master of nihilistic nightclub humor and Continental kitsch, Herr Gregor will regale the audience with horrid tales of Teutonic childhood, morphine, prostitution, and of course, life in European show biz (Seen in the Fringe and Frigid Festivals, the Travel Channel, the PIT, Guilty Pleasures Cabaret and Guinness Book of World Records for Longest Continuous Variety Show).

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 salty sweet 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 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

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 – 9:30pm-11pm
Doors open 9:15pm
$10 (Discounts if you qualify. Contact us.)

TICKETS – At the Door, or Reserve Online: https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=6a76f521a578eef47b8e34e8e55b6f01&t=tix

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Special Thanks to Horse Trade Theater Group

June 7 Show: Smokin’ Piano and a Naughty Librarian!

KatieMacyshyn-Green-WideSchool’s out and the night beckons! Join us at our next show on Wed., June 7, 9:30pm.

Smart comedy, great music, dance, theater, storytelling: Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret at Under St. Marks Theater is a slice of NYC nightlife in a classic East Village venue. A monthly night out like no other, since Sept. 2013.

WED. JUNE 7, 2017 SHOW FEATURES:

 

SHARP COMEDY:
Katie Boyle

SMOKIN’ PIANO:
Michael Wysong

CHOREOGRAPHED HILARITY:
Leila Ben-Abdallah

BRILLIANT CONCEPT COMEDY:
Bill Chambers

FAUX GERMAN MORPHINE ADDICT:
Gregor of Berlin (Gregory Levine)

and MUCH MORE!

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 salty sweet 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 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

Wed., June 7, 2017 – 9:30pm-11pm
Doors open 9:15pm
$10 (Discounts if you qualify. Contact us.)

TICKETS – At the Door, or Reserve Online: https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=6a76f521a578eef47b8e34e8e55b6f01&t=tix

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Special Thanks to Horse Trade Theater Group

May 3rd Show: Be a ‘Follower’!

15384538_10154103587535095_3045985502753027160_oMay Days: Darling buds. Mexican revolutions. Godless Commies. And good ol’ Mom! Come celebrate the 5th month of the Gregorian calendar with us.

MAY 3, 2017 SHOW FEATURES:

SMART COMEDY:
Brandon Scott Wolf – a comedian? A messiah… a Cult leader?? See what Huffington Post reported about this “controversial” hilarious figure…and perhaps you’ll become a Follower.
(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/this-comedian-wants-to-claim-his-twitter-account-as-a-tax-exempt-religion_us_58f8db71e4b018a9ce58f51a)

ROARING ROCK & ROLL:
Molly Ruth – she’s back in New York and the Rat is thrilled to have her!

HOT NERDY BURLESQUE
Miranda Raven – a fun, smart, adorable, sexy, high-energy pop-cult sci-fi performing machine brings her live stage awesomeness back to the Cabaret!

MONTHLY BRILLIANCE:
Bill Chambers – Storyteller, multimedia artist, musician, he’s brought you the iPhone Blood Diamond, reanimated a dead Teddy Ruxpin a la Mary Shelley, and brought “Henry Rollins” and “Neil Diamond” to the stage. What’s next??

FAUX GERMAN STUFF:
Gregor of Berlin (sometimes known as Gregory Levine) – suave, arrogant, egomaniac, Germany’s most beloved / despised performer makes a fresh start in NYC…by contractual obligation. He wants you to know that.

and MORE TO COME!

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 salty sweet 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 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

Wed., May 3, 2017 – 9:30pm-11pm
Doors open 9:15pm
$15 (Discounts if you qualify. Contact us.)

TICKETS – At the Door, or Reserve Online: https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=6a76f521a578eef47b8e34e8e55b6f01&t=tix

www.tenfootrat.com

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Special Thanks to Horse Trade Theater Group (http://www.horsetrade.info/)

April 5: The Rat of Spring!

RatOfSpring-2017

Spring! The Ides of March have come and gone, and rats feed upon the corpse of Caesar. Come celebrate spring rebirth and the restoration of the Republic at Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret.

Since Sept. 2013, The monthly Rat brings you an evening of performing arts, entertainment, storytelling, music, burlesque, theater – a slice of NYC nightlife in a classic East Village venue. A night out like no other.

APRIL 5, 2017 SHOW FEATURES:

Just Added:
SMART HILARITY:
Nat Towsen, host of long-running Nat Towsen’s Downtown Variety Hour, returns to our stage!
(https://www.facebook.com/downtownvariety)

GORGEOUS RIP-ROARING BLUES:
Azusa Dance

HILARIOUS SHOW COMEDY:
Rory Scholl

SPECTACULAR BURLESQUE:
Karina Libido

MONTHLY BRILLIANCE:
Bill Chambers

SOPHISTICATED “GERMAN” KITSCH:
Gregor of Berlin

…And more to come!

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 salty sweet 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 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

Wed., April 5, 2017 – 9:30pm-11pm
Doors open 9:15pm
$15 (Discounts if you qualify. Contact us.)

TICKETS – At the Door, or Reserve Online: https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=6a76f521a578eef47b8e34e8e55b6f01&t=tix

www.tenfootrat.com

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Special Thanks to Horse Trade Theater Group (http://www.horsetrade.info/)

Act Added to Feb. 1 Show!

Depraved sketch comedy by NatlScandal-TorontoNational Scandal added to the Feb. 1 lineup! National Scandal is a multi-year House Team in good standing at the legendary PIT. (https://thepit-nyc.com/)  NS was an Official Selection at the 2015 Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival.

“The team dissects society and politics in order to find its beautifully flawed human core. Like your scientist friend who gets too drunk at a dinner party, National Scandal is smart yet unpredictable. They’re the dirty freaks you wouldn’t mind introducing to your parents.”

http://www.nationalscandalcomedy.com/

Feb. 1 Show: L’Amour du Rat!

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UPDATE: Sketch Act Added! (See below.)
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Je t’aime. Te amo. Ich liebe Dich! The Rat loves you but just can’t find the words in English. So let us express it in the universal language of smart, saucy, unique and brilliant entertainment. A monthly night of dance, comedy, music, storytelling – a slice of NYC nightlife in a classic East Village venue. A night out like no other.

FEB. 1, 2016 SHOW FEATURES:

DEPRAVED SKETCH COMEDY:
National Scandal – a multi-year House Team at the legendary PIT. (https://thepit-nyc.com/)
“National Scandal dissects society and politics in order to find its beautifully flawed human core. Like your scientist friend who gets too drunk at a dinner party, National Scandal is smart yet unpredictable. They’re the dirty freaks you wouldn’t mind introducing to your parents.”

GOOD GOOD MUSIC:
Smax Bella – funky, beautiful, sexy songs of love and life in style all his own: “a fusion mix of Caribbean Rock/Groove and Acoustic Soul.”http://www.smaxmusic.com/

FUN FIERY BURLESQUE:
Taradise Bizub – Winner of the 2014 Burlesque Idol competition, you may have seen her in the “New Years Eve: Old Havana Masquerade Ball NYC” (a TimeOut NY Highlight event!) — and you’d remember if you did!

SMART COMEDY:
Rojo Perez – A cast member on MTV’s Decoded, Rojo was featured on Comedy Central’s Funny ‘Cause It’s True, Time Out New York and Univision’s FLAMA. This year he was selected as a Standup NBC finalist and has been a part of the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, New York Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, LA Riot Comedy Festival and Akumal Comedy Festival in Mexico.

MONTHLY BRILLIANCE:
Bill Chambers – Storyteller, multimedia artist, musician, he’s brought you the iPhone Blood Diamond, reanimated a dead Teddy Ruxpin a la Mary Shelley, and brought “Henry Rollins” and “Neil Diamond” to the stage. What’s next??

FAUX GERMAN SCHEISS:
Gregor of Berlin (sometimes known as Gregory Levine) – suave, arrogant, egomaniac, Germany’s most beloved / despised performer makes a fresh start in NYC…by contractual obligation. He wants you to know that.

…AND MORE TO COME!

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 salty sweet 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 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

Wed., Feb. 1, 2017 – 9:30pm-11pm
Doors Open 9:15pm
$15

TICKETS – At the Door, or Reserve Online: https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=6a76f521a578eef47b8e34e8e55b6f01&t=tix

www.tenfootrat.com

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Special Thanks to Horse Trade Theater Group (http://www.horsetrade.info/)

Jan. 4: The Hot Science Show!

work-rat-scienceandmontageEnergy and matter coalesce into electric guitars, mics, storytelling, burlesque, amazing art and video, and a hilarious guest who escaped from a German insane asylum. WHAT MADNESS IS THIS??

It’s all part of Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret’s Hot Science Show. Presented in conjunction with Horse Trade Theater Group’s annual STEMFest* Since Sept. 2013, The monthly Rat brings you an evening of performing arts, entertainment, storytelling, music, burlesque — a slice of NYC nightlife like no other.

JAN. 4, 2017 SHOW FEATURES:

THE KING (SORT OF):
The hilarious Jamie Cummings performs his “fourth-ranked Elvis impersonator in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area.” See it ahead of his brilliant full-length show!
Here’s a review:
“This tribute to those who pay tribute to Elvis is smart, genuine, and has a huge heart. Cummings’ obvious affection for the King and his latter-day cult comes through in every lip curl and hip waggle. Go, laugh, and find yourself saying, ‘Thankyaverymuch.'”
Matthew Love
(NY Times, Rolling Stone)

SCI-FI BURLESQUE:
The saucy Foxy Squire brings her take on Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy to our stage!

SMARTEST COMEDY:
Tyler Fischer – A Rat fave, Tyler will be playing a co-star role on season 3 of TV Land’s “Younger.” He has over 23 million Vine views and 6 million views on his YouTube videos such as “Pretending to be Humans of NY” and “Pretending to work at Apple.” His videos are regularly featured on The TODAY show, Huffington Post and Elite Daily. OH: he also played the latter role in “Jimmy Fallon Interviews Adolf Hitler.”

THUNDEROUS MUSIC:
LTrain – This band (Gabriel Castellar and Crystalla Gonzalez) will thrill you with their great big rock-blues sounds!

MONTHLY BRILLIANCE:
Bill Chambers has reanimated a dead Teddy Ruxpin a la Mary Shelley, brought “Henry Rollins” and “Neil Diamond” and shared a morbidly hilarious tale of NYC apartment hunting / grave robbing… what madness will he wreak this month??

MULTIMEDIA INSANITY:
Art, culture, pop, video, striptease, deconstruction: the genius of Katie Macyshyn returns to NYC, and the Rat is thrilled to present her latest masterpiece!

DARK ‘GERMAN’ COMEDY MONOLOGUE:
Gregor of Berlin tells of his escape from a Teutonic “insane asylum”…and then there’s that rumor he killed the owner of the doomed Glockenspiel Theater…

…and more to come!

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 salty sweet 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 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

Wed., Jan. 4, 2017 – 9:30pm-11pm / Doors Open 9:15
$15
TICKETS – At the Door, or Reserve Online: https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=6a76f521a578eef47b8e34e8e55b6f01&t=tix
Discounts Available – Please Inquire
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Special Thanks to Horse Trade Theater Group (http://www.horsetrade.info/)
*STEMFest: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Festival