Step right up! Please, move in closer, fill up all available space. You there! Have you experienced… the Menagerie? Ah, yes, the Menagerie! A late-night jubilee of comedy like none other. Three acts, scarcely if ever seen before, possibly never to be seen again. An extravaganza of ephemera, a carnival of creativity, a festival of phantasmagoria! Intrigued? You know you are. Right this way…
November’s cornucopia includes:
Stand-Up by Megha Pai: Megha Pai (like mega pie or a GIANT PIE) is one of Pittsburgh’s newest comics. She slings storytelling-style stand-up sets and is the Millennial mom-friend you wish you had. Starring, uh, megha pai
Nighthawks: It may be 9:30PM in Pittsburgh, but it’s 2AM at a diner somewhere: Pull up a stool, grab a hot cup of mud, and order something off the grill. This improvised show invites you into the Hopper painting to spend some time with the night-owls there, learning about the lonely people at the counter, what brought them there, and maybe even a little something about yourself. Produced by Remy Porter, starring Sarah Allen, Kelly Mariska, Ryan Nuzzo, and Remy Porter.
Head to Head: Two skilled orators present their best arguments to hotly contest a wildly irrelevant debate topic — Yes vs. No, Ketchup vs. Mustard, Apple vs. Orange, the list goes on. For this month of gratitudinal bliss, another age-old question gets decided: “Should we pardon the turkey?” Let your voice be heard via audience vote as we settle this once and for all! Moderated by Amanda Reed, starring Donald Green and Clara Olson.