John Mulaney Sells Out Fringe Show at Kodak Hall
The KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival (Thursday, September 14 - Saturday, September 23) announces that its comedy headliner, John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous, at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre on Friday, September 22 at 7 p.m. has completely sold out.
Emmy Award-winning writer and comedian John Mulaney most recently starred in the Broadway hit Oh, Hello on Broadway alongside Nick Kroll, in which the two comedians play elderly characters from the Upper West Side. In 2015, Mulaney released his third, hour-long, stand-up special: a Netflix Original entitled The Comeback Kid, which The A.V. Club called "his best hour of his career."
Mulaney began his career in New York's East Village and has since toured around the world. In 2008, he began writing at Saturday Night Live, where he appeared as a "Weekend Update" correspondent and co-created characters such as "Stefon" with Bill Hader. He currently writes for IFC's Documentary Now and for Netflix's Big Mouth, for which he voices the character of "Andrew."
Mulaney's first comedy album, The Top Part, was released in 2009. In 2012, he released his second Comedy Central special and album, New in Town, and upon review, Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly hailed Mulaney as "one of the best stand-up comics alive." He's currently performing all over the country with John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous.
"He's one of the hottest comedians on the circuit and his new tour is selling out nationwide - not just here," explains Fringe Producer Erica Fee. "We're thrilled to present it as part of Fringe!"
All 21 performances of Dashboard Dramas IV have also sold out - of course, each show only has eight seats. This intimate theatre experience in four parked cars immerses audience members in the action as they rotate from one car to the next for four, all-new, ten-minute plays. Editions I, II, and III were also total sell-outs in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Additional 2017 sell-outs include one performance each of: Collard Green Curves - the Nurse Bowick Story, Bushwhacked: Crystal Magic Wonder Palace Cabinet Tent, and Rundel River to Roof Tours.
More about KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival: Celebrating and inspiring creativity, the "Fringe" - which is partially curated by the festival and partially by the festival venues themselves from applications submitted by artists - includes everything from theatre, music, comedy and dance, to children's entertainment, spoken word, visual arts, and much more. Now in its sixth year, it has become one of the most successful fringe festivals in the U.S., attracting more than 68,000 attendees in 2016. This 10-day, multi-arts festival now boasts over 500 performances and events - more than 100 of which are free - in 25+ venues in downtown Rochester, NY.
Rochester Fringe Festival is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation that exists as a means to connect venues, performers, artists, educational institutions and the audience. It was pioneered by several of Rochester's esteemed cultural institutions, including Geva Theatre Center, the George Eastman House and Garth Fagan Dance, as well as up-and-coming groups like PUSH Physical Theatre and Method Machine. The Board of Directors includes representatives from the University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC, Boylan Code LLC, the Eastman School of Music, Mengel, Metzger and Barr & Co. LLP, Method Machine, PUSH Physical Theatre, and Writers & Books. The Rochester Fringe Festival is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. This festival is also supported by a grant from Empire State Development's I LOVE NEW YORK program under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Council Initiative.
Additional 2017 Fringe sponsors include: KeyBank; New York State Council on the Arts; University of Rochester; Rochester Area Community Foundation; Elaine P. & Richard U. Wilson Foundation; RIT; Ames Amzalak Memorial Trust; National Endowment for the Arts; Waldron Rise Foundation; Gouvernet Arts Fund at the Rochester Area Community Foundation; City of Rochester; Monroe County; Bond, Schoeneck & King LLP; Boylan Code LLP; Mengel, Metzger, Barr & Co. LLP; Wegmans; Nocon & Associates; Hyatt Regency Rocheser; Ronald Fielding; SUNY Geneseo; The Pike Company; the Max & Marian Farash Charitable Foundation; 13-WHAM; CITY Newspaper; Democrat & Chronicle Media Group; East Avenue Inn & Suites; Broccolo Tree & Lawncare; McCarthy Tents & Events; Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation; The Rubens Family Foundation; The Wilson Foundation; the Kozel Family Foundation; Fred & Floy Willmott Foundation; William G. McGowan Charitable Fund; the College at Brockport; Nazareth College; St. John Fisher College; Visit Rochester; the Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation; Rochester Regional Health; Hamilton A/V; Genesee Beer; City Blue; WXXI; Yelp!; Midtown Athletic; KidsOutandAbout.com; and ESL Foundation.
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