The show is a number 1 smash hit. Looking to break this stereotype, the three sign up for a film using their own material. The lilting bar-room sound, the melancholy tone, the satirical-but-not-too-satirical lyrics; the entire song is a perfect ditty for the more bohemian musical theatre listener — and beyond!
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As it always does, fame comes with a price. A s comedy musical about s musical comics, this funny, vulgar and quintessentially s show traces through stand-up, sketch and song the rise of three young stand-up comedians chasing the American Dream in a world where there are no heroes left. To follow the work of anyone in this show, click a name and select Follow.
No flashing, just a small gem of a show that should not need a gimmick title to sell it. A musical first seen in New York in — book and lyrics Jerry Colker, music Michael Rupert — the show follows the ups and downs of of a comedy trio through the club circuit of the s, a hit American television sitcom and eventual movie stardom, battered and bruised as commercial pressures trespass into their art form. Simon Haines has a confident swagger as Ted, a club MC who is already cringing before his punchline is delivered.
Bursting with daring ideas about how to do musicals. It transforms stand up comedy into new unexpected forms of theatrical energy. The entire conception is strikingly original and oh those three guys!
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THE three guys in ''3 Guys Naked from the Waist Down,'' the new musical at the Minetta Lane, never go naked - but they often do seem to be jumping out of their skins. In this portrait of three stand-up comics, the performers are forever clowning, running and singing at the highest imaginable pitch; such is the show's voltage level that a fast descent down a fire pole can almost qualify as an introspective moment. But the riotous activity, while dizzying, is rarely aimless.
If not the best vocalist, Simon Haines knows how to seriously deliver a number and as Ted, he does a fine job bringing the team together. And our journalism is invested in supporting theatre and the performing arts. The Stage is a family business, operated by the same family since we were founded in
This is the story of three stand-up comics who play the comedy club circuit of Manhattan, come together to form a team, and subsequently experience the fulfillment of their wildest dreams and darkest nightmares. Ted Klausterman, the M. Ted then introduces Phil Kunin, a newcomer to the comedy scene, who relates the New Yorker's dilemma of how to get through a single day with both mind and body intact. First he hangs himself, then he staggers across the stage covered with arrows, and finally enters headless.