DEAF PERFORMERS BRING “ASL IN THE RAW” TO COMIX
Deaf entertainers share adult humor in American Sign Language.
New York, NY – Hosts Jason Norman and Doug Ridloff break ground for the Deaf community by blending skits, character sketches, storytelling, and guest stars in their production of ASL in the Raw at Comix on November 21st and 23rd at 8:00 PM. Performed in American Sign Language (“ASL”), there will be an interpreter provided for the hearing and a post-show DJ to spin the good vibrations.
WED, NOV 21st @ 8:00 PM
FRI, NOV 23rd @ 8:00 PM
353 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10014
Tickets are $15 plus two item minimum in the showroom and can be purchased online at www.comixny.com or by calling 212.524.2500.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
Jason Norman is a D.C. native and a NYC convert bringing you the raw and naughty flavors of both worlds. For over three years, Jason has hosted the monthly ASL Poetry and Storytelling at the Bowery Poetry Club. For far too long, American Sign Language on the stage has been “clean and safe.” Inspired by classic comedians like Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, and Andrew Dice Clay, Jason realized it was time to penetrate the boundaries of ASL and get down and dirty.
Doug Ridloff is a nice Jewish boy gone blue. Born and raised in Queens, Doug’s early dirty encounters involved only the soil and grass in his backyard. After earning a B.A. in Physical Education and a M.A. in Special Education, he saw the world and some more dirt in Central America, Europe, and Asia. Doug saw that there was a universal sense of humor: body language and gestures about sex. He began a new collection of “blue” jokes and stories to shake up the Deaf community.
COMIX is New York's hottest new comedy nightclub featuring headline comedians and established New York-area comics, the best of cutting edge alternative comedy, improv and sketch comedy as well as music and variety programming. Comix is an elegant space with comfortable seating, unobstructed stage views, the purest sound and superior food. Comix is located at 353 W. 14th Street, New York, NY 10014. Visit www.comixny.com or call 212.524.2500 for tickets and more.
Official Website: http://www.comixny.com