Eric Vetter, co-founder of the No Name Comedy/Variety Show ("NYC's Best Damn Comedy/Variety Show"), celebrates its 25-year anniversary with what else, a comedy/variety show: Tuesday, February 26th, 7:00pm at Word Up. Free admission, donations welcome. For more "No Name" information, contact (347) 885-3466; NoNameNYC@hotmail.com
Known for bringing its multicultural mix of comedy, music and variety to alternative performance spaces throughout Manhattan, the anniversary show will feature some of NYC's best performers, including No Name regulars: pundit / blogger and very funny lady Leighann Lord ("Real Women Do It Standing Up"), author / storyteller Michele Carlo (The Moth, "Fish Out Of Agua"), Dave Lester (SIRIUS XM), illusionist Lee Alan Barrett (Coney Island Circus Sideshow) and Aladdin Ullah (Dishwasher Dreams), along with music guest Joanna Parson (WNYC Radio's "The Next Big Thing"). And yes, as always, there'll be chips and cheap door prizes for some lucky audience folk. Performers subject to change.
Vetter founded No Name in 1994 with fellow City College student Dawn J. Owens. The show began as a sketch comedy troupe called "The No Name Players," which offered Vetter, Owens and fellow performers the opportunity to work out new material and play in a fun and supportive environment. From its inaugural shows at Restaurant Row's "Don't Tell Mama," No Name has called some of Manhattan's most well-known alternative venues home, including Mo Pitkin's House of Satisfaction, The Tank, and Otto's Shrunken Head.
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