Unofficial Upper East Side EdFest
Friday March 1st
Edinburgh comes to NYC for two days March 1st and 2nd. The festival will take place in the "Upstairs" at Ryan's Daughter, as we celebrate our 40th year.
The 3rd Annual Festival welcomes, Dominic Berry, all the way from the UK. Berry, an international award-winning performance poet, is only one of the many talents who will perform 15 shows in 2 days.
This year's line-up:
Friday, March 1st:
5:00 pm Walter Michael DeForest, "Van Gogh Find Yourself #vgfy" 40 "5 Star Reviews @ The Met and The MoMa. #GetDrawnIn #Winner Spirit of The Fringe Cincy Fringe 2018, #Winner Marketing Award Orlando Fringe 2018, #Shorlisted Sustainability Award Edinburgh 2017 #VGFY
7:00 pm Anders Lee, "Dummy"
Diagnosed at a young age with Autistic Spectrum disorder, comedian Anders Lee dives headfirst into questions of disability, education, social cues and what it means, in our hypercaptialist, technology saturated age to truly be "dumb."
8:30 pm Tommy Versailles Music Launch
Tommy Versailles Music
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Tommy Versailles (pronounced Tommy Ver-Sigh) is a Pop R&B artist hailing from Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY. She is a plus-sized model and activist and likes to think her personality is plus-sized, too. A singer/songwriter, she writes about any and everything from her love of vices to abusive relationships to love and back. Her love for mixing live music with electronic production stems from her Musical Theatre upbringing. Stay tuned for her upcoming debut project, 'The Broken Palace EP' with 7 new original songs and a reprise of fan favorite, 'Work It Out'.
9:45 pm Richard Templeton, "The Piece"
Rich is an actor, improviser, and solo-performer in NYC. Rich's latest one-man show The Piece was awarded "Best Fringe Experience" by The Wee Review at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018 out of 3500+ shows.
Rich was recently recruited to develop new material with and for the Blue Man Group.
Rich was a member of Characters Welcome at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater(UCBT), where he recently performed as part of their “Best Of” showcase. Rich is also a contributing writer for Funny or Die (Pitch)
Rich worked in a yeast lab.
11:00 pm Krista Komondor , " Madame Komondor"
Treat yourself to a one night stand with love, romance, and Men’s Health Sexpert Madame Komondor! Madame will whip you into hysterics and leave you begging for more.
12:15 am LA DYNASTY
Leave your manners at the door as La Dynasty, the shameless empress of raunchy ridiculousness, brings together a scrumptious spread of her favorite artists who never fail to soar, shine and SLAY. Come hungry and get ready to chow down on Manhattan’s dirtiest diva. COME HUNGRY! LEAVE HORNY!
Saturday, March 2nd:
12:00 pm Pavle Sabic, "Walter The Wanderer" Book Launch
Walter the Wanderer teaches us how to lead with love and celebrate the diversity of others. Join Walter as he travels the world inspiring compassion and friendship through the simple gift of a hug. We hope that the book will inspire reciprocity and kindness. The world needs the love.
2:00 pm Prudence Wright Holmes, "Agatha is Missing".
3:30 pm Katie Kopajtic
Katie Kopajtic prepares for another stint in Edinburgh with a first time reading of MODERN WITCHES, a one woman theatre and film experience about Virginia Woolf and other magical women.
This is a FREE workshop!
5:00 pm Caitlin Cook
Since she was seventeen, Caitlin Cook has lived by a code: if something scares her, she has to do it. Join this LA-born, NYC-based, Oxford-educated, hyphen-addicted raconteur for a raucous hour of comedy, music, and bathroom graffiti to find out why. What's the worst that could happen? Caitlin Cook is a Los Angeles-born, Brooklyn-based comedian. Not your conventional stand-up, Caitlin combines witty one-liners and scintillating storytelling with hilariously irreverent musical comedy and projected visuals. She has taken the stage all across the US, Canada, Europe, and Oceania at top-tier venues (like the Meltdown in Los Angeles, Union Hall in Brooklyn, and the Bill Murray in London), comedy clubs (like Comedy on State in Madison, the Comedy MIX in Vancouver, and Dead Crow Comedy in Wilmington), festivals (like the New York Comedy Festival, Skankfest, and High Mud), theatres (like Theatre 99 in Charleston, the Bug Theatre in Denver, and the Throckmorton in Mill Valley), dimly lit bar basements, strangers' living rooms, and even a houseboat once. She regularly opens for Sean Patton and has performed on shows with Phoebe Robinson, Mark Normand, Kyle Kinane, and many more.
6:30 pm Mary-Alice McNab, "Sexodus"
FEELING RESTRICTED? GET LIBERATED.
Funny and true, “Sexodus” is a story about how sex can save! Discover how this good Christian girl left the church to find her sexual freedom and landed in the marriage bed, still longing for liberation. This joke-filled journey will have you searching for your own promised-land, with both hands. As Moses says, “free your mind, and the sex will follow.”
8:00 pm Joe Dettmore and Thomas Pryor
Joe is an actor, writer, singer and storyteller who’ll be channeling some Tom Waits songs!! He is an Emmy Award winning Creative Director for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Jon Stewart before that. He’ll be accompanied by the fabulous Fred Caruso on guitar and Keyboards.
9:30 pm Dominic Berry, "I Can Make You Fail Slightly Less"
Winner of Best Spoken Word Artist in 2017 Saboteur Awards and Poet in Residence at 2017 Glastonbury Festival, Dominic Berry’s I Can Make You Fail Slightly Less, directed by Kevin Dyer (Winner Best Play for The Hobbit, UK Theatre Awards), prepares to make its Edinburgh Fringe Premiere in August 2019, alongside a 2019 / 2020 national UK tour.
Winner 2017 Saboteur 'Best Spoken Word Artist' Current Glastonbury Festival Poet in Residence Have toured my poems across India, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South America Also winner of New York's Nuyorican Cafe slam, UK superheroes of slam, and 8 awards from the arts council of England.
11:00 pm Gabe Mollica: "The Whole Thing"
Gabe began his stand up career five years ago as a drunk heckler in Edinburgh. To be fair, his girlfriend had just dumped him for his best friend. Come enjoy his debut Fringe show "Gabe Mollica: The Whole Thing," a stand up solo show about embarrassment, comedy, and seltzer. Gabe Mollica is a comedian living in Astoria Queens. He's written for the New York Video Game Awards and performs nightly at venues including Broadway Comedy Club, QED, and The Magnet Theater. He's opened for Kurt Metzger and Annie Lederman. He does not have a podcast.
12:00 am Noam Osband