Day: February 17, 2017

Review: Katherine Ryan’s “In Trouble” on Netflix

Katherine Ryan is only the second stand-up comedian from the United Kingdom granted an official Netflix comedy special, and she’s actually Canadian. So winner winner, cheeky sinner! I wrote about Katherine Ryan: In Trouble for my friends at Decider, and here’s the topical lede… Twenty minutes into her first stand-up special, Katherine Ryan declares, from her place onstage at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, circa mid-2016, that when her special In Trouble debuted Valentine’s Day on Netflix: “We either have a female president, or we’re in the middle of a world war.” Not yet on both counts. But close...

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John Leguizamo preps “Latin History for Morons” for Public Theater Off-Broadway run

After workshopping his newest one-man show in San Francisco and elsewhere around America, John Leguizamo is ready to return to his native New York City with “Latin History for Morons,” opening Feb. 24, 2017, for at least a two-month run at The Public Theater. Here’s the official show description: Emmy and Obie Award winner John Leguizamo (Ghetto Klown) schools his son—and the rest of us—on the buried and forgotten history of Latinos in the Americas in this outrageously funny one-man show about uncovering the truth, and recovering from the past.  Inspired by the near total absence of Latinos in his son’s...

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