Thursday, September 08, 2005

A Trifecta of Shame

I watched the Tonight Show?
I enjoyed Michael Bolton’s singing?
I’m prepared to share this info with the world?

Yes, yes and...I guess so.

To clarify: I saw about 10 minutes of the Tonight Show, after my DVD ended.* I was shocked and worried when I found I enjoyed Michael Bolton’s rendition of “Georgia” and thought, “Wow, he beats anyone who’s ever been on American Idol.” Although I’ve never watched more than 10 minutes of American Idol, I know this is true. Call me psychic…Now see me in a comedy show. Full 411 below:

Susie's selection of upcoming shows YOU can attend!

Date: Sep 11, 2005 (Sun)
Name: Comedy Pro Shop
Location: Sin Sin bar and lounge
Address: Corner of 2nd Ave. and 5th St.
City/State: New York, NY
Start: 8:30 PM
Price: No Cover, No Minimum!
347-866-8266 for info

This I-can’t-believe-it’s free show, hosted by the lovely and talent Rob Paravonian, features awesome comedians in an intimate space. It’s a Time Out New York Pick of the week.
PS Rob recently performed for our troops in Afghanistan. See his blog for details and cool pictures.

Date: Sep 12, 2005 (Mon)
Name: "Tell Your Friends!"
Location: Lolita Bar
Address: 266 Broome St, at Allen St.
City/State: New York, NY
Start: 8:00 PM
Price: Free Admission

FEATURING: Host Susie Felber * Jesse Joyce * Bob Powers * Liam McEneaney* Tom Shillue * Demetri Martin AND OUR HOUSE BAND - A Brief View of the Hudson, a folk-rock duo that blows away audiences at every show they play. PRESS: "It is not often that a band sounds like nothing you've ever heard & still sounds good. That's what you get from A Brief View of the Hudson." - The NY Sun
WHAT THE PRESS HAS SAID ABOUT "TELL YOUR FRIENDS!" * Time Out New York called it a "DON'T MISS," and said: "With a slew of talented stand-ups . . . and folk-rock duo 'A Brief View of the Hudson,' Liam McEneaney's new show and 'workout comedy room is sure to please." * The NY Daily News made it a Monday pick of the day. * AM New York put it in their "Best Bets" section. * "Editor's pick!" -

Another Time Out pick of the week, another awesome show produced by Mike Collins – with expert advice from Liam McEneaney. I’m guest hosting for one night only. And it’s free dawgs!

Date: Sep 14, 2005 (Wed)
Name: Northern Hospitality – a benefit for victims of Hurricane Katrina
Location: Kraine Theater
Address: 84 E4th street between 2nd & 3rd Aves.
City/State: New York, NY
Country: United States
Start: 8:00 PM
Price: $20

*** Special Guest Headliner COLIN QUINN! ***
(Saturday Night Live, Tough Crowd with...Himself!)
Also Appearing:
(VH1's Best Week Ever, Chappelle's Show)
(VH1, A&E, Discovery Channel, Us Weekly Fashion Police)
(Giant Tuesday Night Of Amazing Inventions And Also
There Is A Game!)
(Comedy Central, Conan, MTV2)
This show was mentioned in today’s NY Post and Daily News. Stay tuned for more updates!
Sneak peek at early October Highlights – two shows I’m doing within the NYC Underground Comedy Festival.

Name: The Big Sell
Date: Oct 3, 2005 (Mon)
Location: Otto's Shrunken Head
Address: 538 E 14(A/B)
Start: 8:00 PM
Price: FREE

Susie Felber and Lianne Stokes host and produce an evening featuring professional comedians. The catch? All comics have (or have had before comedy superstardom) a secret double life -- "day jobs" in advertising.

Did you know many of the comics you see on TV, in print and on the comedy circuit are also Art Directors, Creative Directors & Copy Jockeys whose work is all around you? From writing for the Aflac duck, to writing coffee cup sleeves, billboards, buses, and taxi cabs -- these comedians work as "creatives" in-house or in-agency or in their underpants, drunk from home.

Taglines all day. Punchlines all night. This is not some amature "funniest guy in the ad agency" show. This is a show featuring working comedians who also happen to have a flair for schilling wares...

Name: Nice Jewish girls Gone Bad – comedy, music and burlesque.
Date: Oct 5, 2005 (Wed)
Location: Joe’s Pub
Address: 425 Lafayette street
Start: 8:00 PM
Also features: the release of "Modern Jewish Guide to Guilt" By Ruthie Andrew Ellenson)

*The DVD I watched last night was Brit-based comedy Calendar Girls and the admission that it made me teary multiple times is, perhaps, the most embarrassing revelation of all. But luckily, my psychic powers tell me no one will read this far. Seriously, I adore any of those British Isles comedies where UK people in a bucolic setting band together for a wacky purpose and overcome amazing, and amazingly contrived, obstacles. More please.