Ikechukwu Ufomadu's IKE AT NIGHT to Play The Bushwick Starr
In IKE AT NIGHT, remarkable comic performer Ikechukwu Ufomadu, described as the son that Woody Allen and Frank Sinatra never had, hosts a late-night talk show in front of a live studio audience - you. Each night is a completely different and brand-new mix of comedy, music and interviews.
With sold-out runs at Brooklyn venue JACK in 2014 and The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival in 2015, the show features Jonathan Jacobs aka The Vintage DJ as "bandleader" and B. Brian Argotsinger as Ike's sidekick. The show has welcomed special guests including comedian John Hodgman; entertainer Reggie Watts; Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams; photographer and MacArthur Fellow Carrie Mae Weems; five-time OBIE Award-winner David Greenspan; and many more.
The show will play The Bushwick Starr theater, located at 207 Starr Street, Brooklyn, NY [between Irving and Wyckoff]. Via Subway take the L Train to Jefferson Street, exit at Starr Street, walk against traffic on Starr, and the theater is 3/4 of a block on the right. For detailed driving directions, visit www.thebushwickstarr.org/DIRECTIONS. Tickets are $18.00 at www.thebushwickstarr.org.
Ikechukwu Ufomadu is a comic performer and entertainer. He has produced and hosted a series of original, live shows that blur the lines between comedy and theatre including: NIGHTCAP BY IKE (Joe's Pub at The Public); his evening of talk show entertainment IKE AT NIGHT (The Public Theater); his one-man variety hour IKE NIGHT (Ars Nova); his Christmas special IKE FOR THE HOLIDAYS (Manhattan Inn); a pre-election day panel discussion show REFLECTION NIGHT (JACK); and more.
He performs regularly on the MNN television show "The Special without Brett Davis" and does stand-up comedy at venues across New York. He's collaborated with several OBIE-winning theatre companies including Young Jean Lee's Theater Company, 600 Highwaymen, and Hoi Polloi. He trained at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. For more, visit www.ikehimself.com.
Jonathan Jacobs is a staple of the theater and performing arts scene in New York City. As The Vintage DJ, he has headlined events for an array of renowned cultural institutions and companies, including the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The MacDowell Colony, Magnum Photos, Citigroup, Brooklyn Museum, Gawker, The Public Theater, The Box NYC, Spiegelworld, Bard Summerscape Festival, The Moth, Guernica Magazine and Swarovski Crystal. He has toured internationally in Europe and Asia and served as the DJ for the 84th Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball in Los Angeles.
An alumnus of Skidmore College and a student of the graduate directing program at The University of California at San Diego, Jonathan is also a founder and member of the Obie Award-winning theater company, The National Theater of the United States of America (NTUSA). Go to www.jonathanejacobs.com.
The Bushwick Starr is an Obie Award winning non profit theater that presents an annual Season of new work in theater, dance, and puppetry. We are an organization defined by both our artists and our community, and since 2007, we have grown into a thriving theatrical venue, a vital neighborhood arts center, and a destination for exciting and engaging performance. The Bushwick Starr's mission is to help ambitious artists and ambitious audiences find each other. We provide a springboard for emerging professional artists to make career-defining leaps, and we are a sanctuary where established performance companies come to experiment and innovate. Our past Seasons have included new work from groundbreaking artists such as Clare Barron, Dave Malloy, The Debate Society, the TEAM, and Half Straddle.