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Feb. 10, 10:30pm Show – Be Our Valentine!

 

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Now in its 5th Year, Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret features an inspired, curated monthly roster of thrilling music, smart comedy, amazing dance, clever storytelling, sexy burlesque, art and theatrical vaudeville spectacle. A great show in a legendary East Village venue: a NYC night out like no other!

Saturday Feb. 10, 10:30pm Show Features –

L’amour du Rat! Our special Pre-Valentine’s Day bill of fare:

URBANE CHARMING AMUSING:
Pianist, comedian, choral singer, mathematician, entertainer David Bell brings a bit of Cole Porter sparkle to the Rat, especially for Valentine’s Day. “In his wicked youth, he studied operatic performance and made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1996, later performing opera through the US, Canada, Europe, and on NPR’s ‘All Things Considered.'” (You can see David regularly in a dazzling musical-theater-improvisation House Team at the PIT Theater!)

SHARP, CONTEMPO AND HILARIOUS:
Selena Coppock created @NYTVows, the parody Twitter and Instagram account satirizing the New York Times Wedding section. You’ve seen Selena in the Amazon Prime sitcom “Red Oaks” and on Bravo, Lifetime, VH1 andCollegeHumor.com. (Oh, and on influential pop-culture podcasts obsessing analyzing Guns N Roses.) Now the Rat presents the comedian The New York Times called an “impressive young talent.”

WORLD DANCE TROUPE:
The Fishnet Follies, a boutique team created specially for the Rat, are members of the acclaimed international Guilty Pleasures Cabaret dance troupe. They bring their Moulin Rouge-style dazzle, costumery, Tap, Frug, “circus” contortion, and acclaimed Light Show to the Rat every month! See why they wowed Feinstein’s/54 Below, the Triad and resorts from Belize to China!

GORGEOUS MUSIC:
From the cafes, clubs and streets (literally!) of NYC and the world comes the beautiful thrilling music and soaringly talented musicians that are the Rat’s signature! Every month, we’ll highlight a different musical form: Roadhouse blues, French chanson, Saloon piano, Beatbox, rock, opera — what will you see and hear THIS month?

MONTHLY ART-ENTERTAINMENT BRILLIANCE:
The Rat’s not complete without the funny, clever, eccentric work of Bill Chambers. A horrifying parody of an Apple tech expo, the tale of Vincenzo the Chain-Smoking Monkey, re-animating a “dead” Teddy Ruxpin a la Mary Shelly — expect the unexpected. Bill is seen in the Frigid Festival, Canuck Cabaret, and the annual East Village Antifolk Festival.

PSEUDO ‘GERMAN’ NIGHTCLUB HUMOR:
Gregor of Berlin (aka Gregory Levine) – suave, sinister, sarcastic, appearing “by contractual obligation,” the Fatherland’s favorite entertainer will regale you with horrid tales of Berlinner childhood, decadence, morphine, prostitution, and of course, show biz. (Seen at Feinstein’s/54 Below, APAP showcases at the Duplex, Capital Fringe, Frigid Festival, Travel Channel and in the Guinness World Records).

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!

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, Feb. 10, 2018 – 10:30pm
$10 (Discounts if you qualify. Contact us.)

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

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Special Thanks to Horse Trade Theater Group

NYC’s Dance Music Comedy Art Show, Live on Sat. Jan. 13!

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Now in its 5th Year, Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret features an inspired, curated monthly roster of thrilling music, smart comedy, amazing dance, clever storytelling, sexy burlesque, art and theatrical vaudeville spectacle. A great show in a legendary East Village venue: a NYC night out like no other!

Saturday Jan. 13, 10:30pm Show Features:

RIP-ROARIN’ ROCK:
Your antidote for January misery: LTrain (aka Gabriel Castellar and Crystalla Gonzalez) tear the roof off with thundering soaring guitar and vocals! (www.LTrainband.com)

CHARACTER COMEDY:
Who the hell is Michael Delisle pretending to be? A deranged contestant on a game-show (gone horribly wrong), a desperate suitor in a Rom-Com (gone horribly wrong), Delisle is one of the funniest character-actor comedians alive. He stars in regular weekly shows at NYC theaters like The Magnet and the PIT, and it’s only a matter of time before he spurns The Rat’s advances!

SMART & FUNNY:
Witty, urbane comedy comes courtesy of NY native Nat Towsen, whose work has appeared on VICE and CollegeHumor. Host and producer of the long-running Nat Towsen’s Downtown Variety Hour, he’s a returning Rat Audience Favorite!

WORLD DANCE TROUPE:
The Fishnet Follies, a boutique team created specially for the Rat, are members of the acclaimed international Guilty Pleasures Cabaret dance troupe. They bring their Moulin Rouge-style dazzle, costumery, Tap, Frug, “circus” contortion, and acclaimed Light Show to the Rat every month! See why they wowed Feinstein’s/54 Below, the Triad and resorts from Belize to China!

MONTHLY ART-ENTERTAINMENT BRILLIANCE:
The Rat’s not complete without the funny, clever, eccentric work of Bill Chambers. A pitch-perfect parody of an egomaniacal Apple tech expo, the tale of Vincenzo the Chain-Smoking Monkey, re-animating a “dead” Teddy Ruxpin a la Mary Shelly — expect the unexpected. Bill is seen in the Frigid Festival, Canuck Cabaret, and the annual East Village Antifolk Festival.

PSEUDO ‘GERMAN’ NIGHTCLUB HUMOR:
Gregor of Berlin (aka Gregory Levine) – suave, sinister, sarcastic, appearing “by contractual obligation,” the Fatherland’s favorite entertainer will regale you with horrid tales of Berlinner childhood, decadence, morphine, prostitution, and of course, show biz. (Seen in The Duplex, Feinstein’s/54 Below, the Capital Fringe, Frigid Festival, Travel Channel and in the Guinness World Records).

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!

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, Jan. 13, 2018 – 10:30pm
$10 (Discounts if you qualify. Contact us.)

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

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Special Thanks to Horse Trade Theater Group

Hot NYC Holiday Edition: The Rat on Sat. Dec. 9!

GraceGotham-Stumblebum-80It’s the 2017 holidays in NYC!

That means Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Milad-un-Nabi, Dhanu Sankranti… and, G_d help you, dinners with your relatives. (Secular humanism won’t ease that existential angst, will it, smart guy?) So come and be entertained: celebrate, see a show and numb yourselves with the Rat!

Now in its 5th Year, Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret features an inspired, curated monthly roster of thrilling music, smart comedy, amazing dance, clever storytelling, sexy burlesque, art and theatrical vaudeville spectacle. A great show in a legendary East Village venue: a night out like no other!

Featuring the Talents of:

MAD CHARACTER COMEDY:
The talented hilarious Melissa Aquiles is on the bill! Her insane interactive show “Hire Me” was chosen for the PIT’s SoloCom Festival, and she can be seen in the upcoming Denied from New York variety show. Who will she be at the Rat??

HOT PROFESSIONAL DANCE:
The Fishnet Follies, a “boutique act” created specially for the Rat, comprise members of the acclaimed international Guilty Pleasures Cabaret dance troupe. They bring their dazzle, costumery, Tap, Frug, “circus” contortion, and acclaimed Light Show to the Rat every month! See why they wowed Feinstein’s/54 Below, the Triad, the Duplex and worldwide resorts from Belize to China!

PHYSICAL THEATRICAL COMEDY:
Pamela Wess – She slew them at the acclaimed Bindelstiff Open Stage (Dixon Place), and she’s the driving force behind “On Women Who Validate Themselves Through Sex” (Official Selection of LA Comedy Festival, Las Vegas Film Festival,and Iron Mule Short Comedy Festival – winner of Audience Award). What will this inspired performer-entertainer-writer-director bring to the Rat??

SMART MUSICAL COMEDY:
Noam Osband – He made Reddit’s front page when he serenaded jammed pedestrians on the Brooklyn Bridge (https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/6062en/how_to_clear_out_the_bike_lane/). From religious bowling to Hitler’s vegetarianism, from his “First Kiss Confessions” true-life web series to “The Ballad of Eva Braun,” Noam brings his experience as a documentary filmmaker, educator and anthropologist to his comedy, and his rambunctious brilliance is nothing short of hysterical.

DARK ‘GERMAN’ XMAS PARODY:
Gregor of Berlin (Gregory Levine) – appearing “by contractual obligation,” he’ll regale you with horrid tales of Teutonic childhood, decadence, morphine, prostitution, and of course, show biz. (Seen in The Duplex, Feinstein’s/54 Below, the Capital Fringe, Frigid Festival, Travel Channel and in the Guinness World Records).

GORGEOUS MUSIC:
(It’s a Surprise!)

…and 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!

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

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 – 10:30pm
$10 TICKETS – At the Door, or Reserve Online: https://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=6a76f521a578eef47b8e34e8e55b6f01&t=tix&vqitq=70877a58-6e42-4b4e-90bb-eee351a4bb06

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Special Thanks to Horse Trade Theater Group

NYC’s Hot Art Music Comedy Show, Live on Nov. 11th!

Rat-Poster-USM-Fence-TIME-Deleted-NO-GarbageThe Rat is coming at you Saturday, Nov. 11 at 10:30 PM!

Now in its 5th Year, Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret features an inspired, curated monthly roster of thrilling music, smart comedy, amazing dance, clever storytelling, sexy burlesque, art and theatrical vaudeville spectacle.  A great show in a legendary Village venue: a night out like no other!

This month’s show hosted by Gregory Levine!

Sat. Nov. 11 Show Features:

GORGEOUS MUSIC:
from Julie Lauren Stevens Kosnik. Soaring operatic arias and Broadway tunes belted with brio – she’s made the walls of musical theaters shake and even astonished and halted NYC subway travelers in their tracks. Julie is a Rat favorite and we’re delighted to have her back!

HOT DANCE:
The Fishnet Follies, a “boutique act” created specially for the Rat, members of the acclaimed international Guilty Pleasures Cabaret dance troupe will bring their dazzle, costumery, Tap, Frug, “circus” contortion, and acclaimed Light Show to the Rat every month! See why they wowed Feinstein’s/54 Below, the Triad, the Duplex and worldwide resorts from Belize to China!

CRAZY FUNNY SHOW-WITHIN-SHOW:
What is The 29th Street Revue? Part sketch comedy, part musical theater, the Revue’s members (inc. PIT Theater luminaries Kassi Dougherty andMelissa Parker Caron) will generate a hilarious show-within-a-show before your eyes and ears – with live piano accompaniment enhancing the experience!

MONTHLY ART-ENTERTAINMENT BRILLIANCE:
The Rat’s not complete without the funny, clever, eccentric work of Bill Chambers. A pitch-perfect parody of Apple expo egomania, the tale of Vincenzo the Chain-Smoking Monkey, “Neil Diamond,” “Henry Rollins,” re-animating a “dead” Teddy Ruxpin a la Mary Shelly — expect the unexpected. Bill is seen in the Frigid Festival, Canuck Cabaret, and punk/hardcore shows all across Eastern Europe and NY.

PSEUDO-GERMAN SCHEISS:
A melange of lies! “Herr Gregor of Berlin” (Gregory Levine) will regale you with horrid tales of Teutonic childhood, decadence, morphine, prostitution, and of course, the cruelty of show biz. (Seen in The Duplex, Feinstein’s/54 Below, the Capital Fringe, Frigid Festival, Travel Channel and in the Guinness World Records for Longest Continuous Variety Show).

…and MORE!

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

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 – 10:30pm
$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
(Discounts Available)

_______________________
Special Thanks to Horse Trade Theater Group

NYC’s Hot Art Cabaret Returns on Oct. 14!

FourthAnniversaryMontageA slice of NYC nightlife in a classic East Village venue. A night out like no other.

SATURDAY OCT. 14, 10:30pm SHOW FEATURES:

DARK SWEET BOHEMIAN MUSIC:
Jackson Sturkey – the sense of shadowy saloons and old theaters, absinthe in glamorous basements and sepia sheet-music, Jackson’s music and persona will charm and delight you as he captures the essence of the Hot Art Cabaret.

SHARP COMEDY:
Veronica Garza – Veronica’s known for The She-Woman Lady Lovers Variety Show & Workshop (for podcasters), co-hosts The Muddy Waters Show at The Fulton Grand, has appeared on MTV and TMZ — and her jokes were featured on NPR! You will agree with the Rat’s bookers: she’s one hilarious badass.

HOT PROFESSIONAL DANCE TROUPE:
The Fishnet Follies, a “boutique act” created specially for the Rat, members of the acclaimed international Guilty Pleasures Cabaret dance troupe will bring their dazzle, costumery, Tap, Frug, “circus” contortion, and acclaimed Light Show to the Rat every month! See why they wowed Feinstein’s/54 Below, the Triad and resorts from Belize to China!

MONTHLY ART-ENTERTAINMENT BRILLIANCE:
The Rat’s not complete without the funny, clever, eccentric work of Bill Chambers. A pitch-perfect parody of an egomaniacal Apple tech expo, the tale of Vincenzo the Chain-Smoking Monkey, re-animating a “dead” Teddy Ruxpin a la Mary Shelly — expect the unexpected. Bill is seen in the Frigid Festival, Canuck Cabaret, and punk/hardcore shows all across Eastern Europe and NY.

MOE & MARY:
Favorites of Fringe and Frigid theater festivals around the world, Mary Crosbie and Moe Rosen are the Canadian husband-and-wife team often called a “dark postmodern Burns and Allen”: Hilarious, silly, horrifying and loveable, this vaudevillian duo will make you suspect a tesseract opened up to the Golden age of Radio – until you start listening to their insane and insanely funny “conversations.”

LIVE FROM SPAIN: HERR GREGOR!
A melange of lies!  Gregory Levine as “Herr Gregor of Berlin” will regale you with horrid tales of Teutonic childhood, decadence, morphine, prostitution, and of course, the cruelty of show biz. (Seen in the Capital Fringe, FRIGID Festival, Travel Channel, Duplex, Feinstein’s/54 Below and Guinness World Records for Longest Continuous Variety Show). THIS MONTH: Coming to you live from his vacation in Barcelona, Spain, via Facebook Live… if we can force him to.

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!

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

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 – 10:30pm
$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
(Discounts Available)

_______________________
Special Thanks to Horse Trade Theater Group

Sept. 9: The Rat’s 4th Anniversary Show and Saturday Debut!

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The Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret is celebrating four years — AND is movin’ on up to the Second Saturday Night of each month! Come celebrate with us on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 10:30pm and enjoy our inspired, curated monthly roster of thrilling music, smart comedy, amazing dance, clever storytelling, art and theater.

A slice of NYC nightlife in a classic East Village venue. A night out like no other.

Sat. Sept. 9 Show Features:

MUSICAL COMEDY:
Self-proclaimed “International Woman of Whimsy,” the razor-sharp comedian, actress, burlesquer and performance artist Scout Durwood appears on MTV’s “Mary & Jane.” Will she grace the Rat with excerpts of her new album, “Take One Thing Off”?

HOT CRAZY DANCE (New Feature):
Come see the launch of “Fishnet Follies”! A “boutique act” created specially for the Saturday Night Rat, members of the acclaimed international Guilty Pleasures Cabaret professional dance troupe will bring their dazzle, costumery, Tap, Frug, “circus” contortion, and acclaimed Light Show to the Rat every month! See why they wowed Feinstein’s/54 Below, the Triad and resorts from Belize to China!

CLEVER, WARM, SUBVERSIVE LATE-NITE:
Actor, comic entertainer and talk-show host IKE (Ikechukwu Ufomadu) brings his witty sophisticated act to open our 5th Year, after playing The Public Theater with a full run of “Ike at Night,” as well as Joe’s Pub, and Ars Nova; and his Christmas show “Ike for the Holidays” at Manhattan Inn. TimeOut NY, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times raved. Come experience Ike!

BEAUTIFUL BLUES BELTING:
Audience favorite Azusa Dance (aka SHESHE DANCE) always captures the room with her rip-roaring vocals. Featured in an upcoming documentary, witness why this wonderful song stylist won over the famously tough Showtime at The Apollo — twice!

MONTHLY ART-ENTERTAINMENT BRILLIANCE:
The Rat’s not complete without the funny, clever, eccentric work of Bill Chambers. A pitch-perfect parody of an egomaniacal Apple tech expo, the tale of Vincenzo the Chain-Smoking Monkey, re-animating a “dead” Teddy Ruxpin a la Mary Shelly — expect the unexpected. Bill is seen in the Frigid Festival, Canuck Cabaret, and punk/hardcore shows all across Eastern Europe and NY.

“GERMAN” CHARACTER COMEDY:
A melange of “Berlinner” nightclub humor and Continental kitsch, Gregory Levine as “Herr Gregor of Berlin” will regale you with horrid tales of Teutonic childhood, decadence, morphine, prostitution, and of course, the cruelty of show biz. (Seen in the Capital Fringe, FRIGID Festival, Travel Channel, Duplex, Feinstein’s/54 Below and Guinness 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!

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

Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 – 10:30pm
$10

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

_______________________
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

_______________________
Special Thanks to Horse Trade Theater Group

May 3rd Show: Be a ‘Follower’!

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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!

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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

————————–———
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