The Canuck Cabaret Set for FRIGID New York, 2/22-3/8
Since 2010, a group of Canadians, led by comedic performer Paul Hutcheson, have been crossing the border to entertain audiences at late-night cabaret shows as part of the FRIGID New York Festival presented by Horse Trade Theater Group. After shows in 2014, the show will have been produced over forty times and has been featured in Time Out NY, MSNBC and The Village Voice.
For the final year, the cabaret has assembled an array of talented Canadian performers to bring the house down. Canadian comedy award-winner Chris Wilson; character actor and part of the legendary sketch troupe "The Specials", CJ Sawchyn; Just For Laughs and headlining comics Nathan McIntosh and Ron Josol; drag beast extraordinaire Fay Slift; Fringe Theatre veteran and award winner Laura Ann Harris; and rock/pop icon Light Fires, who has collaborated with Sufjan Stevens, The Hidden Cameras and Owen Pallet. And of course, the cabaret would not be complete without the inclusion of comic Jillian Thomas (MTV Live, MTV Impact) and award-winning burlesque performer Sharon Nowlan, who have been with Canuck Cabaret since its inception.
Since 2010, the cabaret has made friends with talented Americans, and this year we have chosen favorites; avant-garde musicians The Swimming Pools; Killer Killy Dwyer (finalist, Andy Kaufman award); D'yan Forrest (79 year old bisexual ukelele comic); character actor Gregory Levine; "The Junket" writer and star Mike Albo; Jami Smith (Advocate); comedic powerhouse Tanya O'Debra; comedic musician Ben Lerman and many others that will be gracing the UNDER St. Marks stage.
The show will perform on February 22, February 26-March 1, and March 5-8 at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A). Tickets are $5 at the door. The show starts at midnight (12am).
Paul Hutcheson is a comedic performer and cabaret curator. He has produced three solo comedies (The First Time, On Second Thought, Third Time Lucky) at more than 25 theatre festivals, receiving glowing reviews and sold-out houses. He has produced over a hundred comedy evenings in Toronto.