Deep Dish Cabaret is a quasi-legendary variety show featuring alternative comedy, burlesque, performance art that doesn’t suck, and maybe a band.
We will post the line-up and a link to buy tickets asap.
Useful history: it ran from 2000 to 2005 and was held in boxing gyms, art galleries, lofts, and a tango studio.
Aziz Ansari performed right around the time Time Out called him stand-up of the year. So, we used to have his cell phone number (used to).
Here’s is what media people said about it:
“An underground cabaret in New York City features some of the zaniest and unpredictable performers the Big Apple has to offer. Call it performance art, call it comedy, call it offensive, call it nuts, but one thing is certain — it’s unique.”
– The Los Angeles Times
“This is the kind of underground event you thought you’d find more of in New York City. A nonstop, soul-searching performance party hosted in an enormous loft on the second floor of a barely marked building that looks hours away from demolition.”
– The Village Voice
“I am wearing an apron and nothing else as I blow colored-milk bubbles. In a special appearance, writer Anthony Haden-Guest is cackling and cooing over my shoulder wearing a clown-suit. Hey, it’s performance art.”
– Time Out New York’s “Best of New York” issue
ANTHONY Haden-Guest putting a disruptive latecomer in his place at the Deep Dish Cabaret, a roving underground performance event. When the tardy fool interrupted the show by yelling “Better late than never,” the British writer replied, “Better never than late!”
– NY Post, Page 6
“Showcasing … exuberant underground performance energy is a twice-monthly ritual at Deep Dish Cabaret. A late-night collection of off-beat comedians, musicians, spoken word, burlesque, and performance artists, and merely strange acts, the Dish offers up … a
secret scene … something that’s out of the ordinary.”
“The hippest spots in New York are now the floating burlesque revivals, like Deep Dish Cabaret.”
– Talk Magazine
“Those who find the regular drink-and-dance scene a little tired will appreciate the party/spectacle here.”
– Shout Magazine
“A saucy event featuring performance artists, singers and alternative comedy. It’s a come-as-you-are crowd that revels in the flowing creativity.”
– SoHo Style
Main listing: https://www.facebook.com/events/275938702583122/