The Creek and The Cave: Full-time comedy in May

As people bemoan the evolution of the East Village and Lower East and wonder, where can independent-minded comedians and comedy fans congregate, have you considered Long Island City? Of course you haven’t. But several comedians are making a go of it at The Creek and The Cave, which already had a weekly comedy night on Wednesdays (Kingdom of Heaven hosted by Timmy Williams and John F. O’Donnell), will expand to Tuesdays-Saturdays in May at 10-93 Jackson Avenue (in between the 7 and the G, and on the B61 route). The co-conspirators are pictured here by Matt Ruby. And here is the proposed schedule…

Tuesdays: The Jerk Practice Presents Evenings With Tuesday
8 p.m. (free) Hans Freiwald, Casey van Heel, Justin Lang, Mitch Rose and Henning
Koczy perform conceptual sketch comedy. Sean Patton hosts with
special guests and new videos.

Wednesdays: The Kingdom of Heaven
8 p.m. (free) John F. O’Donnell and Timmy Williams (The Whitest Kids U’ Know) present up-and-coming stand-ups.

The Matt and Katina Show
(Every other Thursday: 5/8, 5/22, 6/5, 6/19, 7/3, 7/17, 7/31, 8/14, 8/28) 8 p.m. (free) Matt McCarthy & Katina Corrao reunite for a
night of sketches, songs and more.
Off Topic
(Every other Thursday: 5/15, 5/29, 6/12, 6/26, 7/10, 7/24, 8/7, 8/21) 8 p.m. (free) John Knefel and Mike Drucker host stand-up, plus four comedians debating what’s new in
the world.

The Adam & Trevor Show
8 p.m. ($5) (5/9, 6/6, 7/4, 8/1, 8/29) Adam Newman & Trevor Williams host a variety show that
features their favorite comedy acts from all over NYC, along with their own alternating cast of characters such as Uber Luber and Rad Dudes.
We’re All Friends Here
8 p.m. ($5) (5/16, 6/13, 7/11, 8/8) Matt Ruby and Mark Normand present a stand-up showcase and talk show
combo: NYC comics perform and then sit down to answer incredibly
inappropriate questions from hosts who have boundary issues. It’s ok,
we’re all friends here.
Jiwon Lee’s Trivial Comedy
8 p.m. ($5) (5/23, 6/20, 7/18, 8/15) Jiwon Lee hosts her own variety show replete with comedy, trivia games,
cheap drinks, and the potential to meet cute people.
Duh Air Ache On Dre Shoe
8 p.m. ($5) (5/30, 6/20, 7/18, 8/15) Eric Andre’s brand-new live talk show is a psychedelic mind-rape full of ecstasy and reggaeton.

JFOD Loves You
8 p.m. ($10) (every other Saturday 5/10, 5/24, 6/7, 6/21, 7/5, 7/19, 8/2, 8/16, 8/30) John F. O’Donnell and guest each
perform their solo acts and also present an original
never-before-seen collaboration. A headlining act follows.
The Emergency Sketch Show
11 p.m. (free) (every other Saturday 5/10, 5/24, 6/7, 6/21, 7/5, 7/19, 8/2, 8/16, 8/30) Nick Maritato, Sean O’Connor, Brad Steuernagel, and Andrew Wright
invite a rotating group of comics to conceive, write and perform live
sketches all within a 24-hour period.

Sean L. McCarthy

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