Hosts, Doug Ridloff and Jason Norman are breaking ground for the Deaf community by blending skits, character sketches, storytelling, and guest stars in their encore production of ASL in the Raw at Comix March 20th at 8:00 PM.
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 went out and saw the world and some more dirt-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.
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 now, 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 back in the day 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.
This is a show that must be seen!
Thursday, March 20th @ 8:00 PM
353 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10014
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day-of-show plus two item minimum in the showroom. Tickets are available at the box office, by calling 212.524.2500 or at www.comixny.com.
Opened in September 2006, the comedy nightclub Comix has quickly defined itself as the premier comedy club in New York City. Comix is Zagat’s highest rated comedy venue and was dubbed “one of the top six clubs in the country” by the Hollywood Reporter. In addition to featuring the best of cutting edge alternative comedy with everything from improv and sketch comedy to music and variety programming, headlining acts have included The Flight of the Conchords, Sarah Silverman, Roseanne Barr, Craig Ferguson, Kathy Griffin and many more.
An elegant space with comfortable seating and unobstructed stage views, Comix boasts the purest acoustics and a full dinner menu that will delight even the most discriminating diner. 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