John Milhiser, Kory Geller, Brett Gleason & More Set for QUEER NOT COOL Pride Weekend Edition Tonight, 6/23
Queer nerds and their fanboys and girls unite in this monthly late night series as comedians, musicians, dancers, and performance artists share their geeky obsessions, ranging from sci-fi to Sondheim. Forget the closet, get out of your mother's basement.
This month's installment is hosted by JOHN MILHISER ("Late Night with Jimmy Fallon", NY Lotto's "Little Bit of Luck") and features seductive electro-rocker BRETT GLEASON (20 weeks atop Logo's "Click List"), comedy monologuist MARK Sam RoseNTHAL (the Off-Off-Broadway hits "I Light Up My Life" and "Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire"), stand-up comedians Eddie Sarfaty ("Today Show", "Joy Behar") and BOB SMITH ("The Tonight Show", MADTV), and singer-dancer KORY GELLER (The Met's "Romeo & Juliet") along with music from DJ ROB REVERB and surprise giveaways including tickets to see Anna Chlumsky ("Veep", "My Girl") in the outrageous new comedy "3C" at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.
Tonight JUNE 23rd at 10:30pm at THE SECRET THEATRE (44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City, Queens). Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. Produced by FEMME FATALE THEATER.
For further inquiries or to secure complimentary press tickets please contact producers Stephen Gribbin and Robert Ribar at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information please visit http://secrettheatre.com/LateNight.html.
HOSTED BY JOHN MILHISER: "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon", "Serious Lunch", UCB. You may recognize John on TV or in subway ads as the new "Little Bit of Luck" for NY Lotto.
KORY GELLER: Singer-dancer and co-star of the Metropolitan Opera's "Romeo and Juliet" performs American standards (including some Barbra) and new tunes. Accompanied by pianist Mark Galinovsky.
BRETT GLEASON: Brooklyn based gay electro-rock artist performs tracks from his atmospheric, piano driven album "The Thawing". Brett's 2010 song "I Am Not" climbed to #1 on Logo's "Click List" for 20 weeks. Combining the intimacy of a piano based singer-songwriter with dark electronics and jazz harmonics: Brett Gleason’s music has been called ‘revolutionary‘ and garnered comparisons to a diverse array of artists like Trent Reznor, Tori Amos and Depeche Mode.
Eddie Sarfaty & BOB SMITH: Eddie Sarfaty is an openly gay stand-up comedian who has performed on "The Today Show", Comedy Central's "Premium Blend", LOGO's "Wisecrack" and "The Joy Behar Show". His first book, "Mental: Funny in the Head", a collection of comic essays was published by Kensington Books in 2009 and was the selection of the month for the InSight Out Book Club for the month of its release.
Bob Smith is an openly gay stand-up whose appeared on The Tonight Show and had his own HBO special. As a writer, he was on the staff of MAD-TV and has written two collections of comic essays, the Lambda Award winning "Openly Bob" and "Way To Go, Smith!" His first novel "Selfish and Perverse" was one of three nominees for the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction. His most recent novel, "Remembrance Of Things I Forgot" was picked as one of Ten Best Gay and Lesbian books of 2011, shortlisted for The Green Carnation Prize, won an Honor Award for LGBT books from the American Library Association and was nominated for the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT books.
Eddie and Bob read from the new queer essay collection "Love, Christopher Street" and perform stand-up.
MARK Sam RoseNTHAL: Gay writer-performer of the hit one-man shows "I Light Up My Life: The Mark Sam Celebrity Autobiography" (FringeNYC, soloNova Festival) and "Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire" (Soho Playhouse, FringeNYC - Audience Award Winner) performing excerpts from "I Light Up My Life". He is also a writer-producer for Logo and Comedy Central.