Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Unitard Returns to Joe's Pub on May 31


David Ilku, Nora Burns and Mike Albo

I caught the premiere performance of NYC comedy trio Unitard's residency at Joe's Pub -- Tard Core: There Are No Safe Words -- earlier this month and strongly suggest you head on over for the May 31 followup. (Additional performances on June 28 and July 26.) The set is littered with all sorts of hilarious topical bits about politics, gender, $12 avocado toast and the hyper-gentrification of the city. What makes their brand of humor so perfect is that they're just as willing to poke fun at blasé New Yorkers who swear the city was "so much better" when you had to risk being murdered every time you left the house to buy a quart of milk as they are people who moved here (because of "Sex and the City") and are willing to wait in line for four hours for [insert latest idiotic fad here]. I'm a big fan of Mike Albo having seen his brilliant one-man shows "The Junket" and "Spermhood" and Nora Burns from her critically acclaimed (and heartrending) "David's Friend." But it's bonus 'tard David Ilku (a member of the Dueling Bankheads with whom I was not as familiar) who steals the show with his Home Shopping Network bit, which stings harder than a regrettable impulse purchase featuring Dr. Sebagh's patented melon extract you made at 3 in the morning after a bad breakup. 


Tickets HERE.


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