Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Punch 59 is Back!

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PUNCH 59 SKETCH COMEDY is back with Saturday night shows in June featuring a one-act from Tony-winner Thomas Meehan

SAT. JUNE 14TH, 10pm
SAT., JUNE 21ST, 10pm
Gene Frankel Underground
24 Bond Street
New York, NY
Cost:$10 (no drink minimum)

The June 14th performance will feature “Movie, Movie,” written by Tony-winner Thomas Meehan (The Producers, Annie, Young Frankenstein, Cry Baby). Originally published in The New Yorker, "Movie, Movie" features the characters Bonnie and Clyde, who meet “in Coney Island; in shadows and fog,” and their ensuing dialogue consists only of movie titles.

With sketches like “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Confused Actors,” “I Woke Up Racist,” and “Interfaith Understandings from Rev. Bill and Betty,” PUNCH 59 is sketch comedy the way it should be: funny. Featuring a rotating cast of 11 of New York’s most talented actors, including Jen Ryan (FringeNYC Outstanding Performance Award), Rik Sansone (Summer ’69) Jill Butterfield, Rachael Marie Shaffer, Ray Chao, Noel Hunter, Adam P. Murphy, Johnny McCarthy, and Melisa Breiner-Sanders.

Thomas Meehan received his first Tony Award in 1977 for writing the book for Annie (1977), his Broadway debut; he subsequently won for The Producers (2001) and Hairspray (2003). He is the writer of the Broadway versions of Cry Baby, Young Frankenstein, I Remember Mama, Ain’t Broadway Grand and Bombay Dreams. Mr. Meehan is a longtime contributor of humor to The New Yorker, an Emmy Award-winning writer of television comedy, and a collaborator on a number of screenplays including Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs and To Be or Not to Be.

Tickets for all performances are available at the box-office day of show. Industry comps are always available. Please email us at punch59comedy@yahoo.com.

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