Arts and Culture, Comedy
Mar 24, 2015

LGBT Comedy Comes To Astoria at QED!

What do you get when you mix weeknight drinks, LGBT comedy, and all-you-can-eat candy? A evening with Urbane: A Comedy Show, coming to QED Wednesday, March 25 at 9 p.m.! (…)

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What do you get when you mix weeknight drinks, LGBT comedy, and all-you-can-eat candy? A evening with Urbane: A Comedy Show, coming to QED Wednesday, March 25 at 9 p.m.!

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Calvin Cato. Photo Credit: Roberto Tobar

Organized and hosted by Calvin Cato, Urbane will bring together a diverse group of exciting standup comedians for the neighborhood’s only LGBT and LGBT-friendly night of comedy. The event will include talented individuals that have been featured on Comedy Central, BET, Logo, VH1, MTV, and NPR. And all for only a $5 admission!

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Ophira Eisenberg. Photo Credit: Maryann Ventrice

Cato is thrilled to bring Urbane to QED, and is enthusiastic aboutĀ building an audience and further expanding the repertoire of performers. Although the show on March 25 will feature strictly standup, he plans to add improv, sketch, and storytelling into future shows. This is an exciting time to catch a fresh crop of talent as they develop into something special. And did I mention the free candy?

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May Wilkerson. Photo Credit: Jennifer Salzman

The evening’s lineup includes:

Ophira Eisenberg (Comedy Central, NPR’s Ask Me Another)

Chris Doucette (Vanity Fair, Huffington Post, Comedy360’s Comics To Watch)

Frank Liotti (Boston Comedy Festival, NYC Fringe Festival, BearCity 2)

Sydnee Washington (NYC Underground Favorite)

May Wilkerson (Fat Mondays Comedy Show-Chelsea)

Samantha Ruddy (Women In Comedy Festival, She-Devil Comedy Festival)

If you’re in the mood to sip some cocktails, laugh your butt off, and get a sugar fix, this is the event for you. See you there!

QED is located at 27-16 23rd Ave, between 27th and 28th Street. Check them out on their website, Facebook, and Twitter.

About Lindsay Goyette

Lindsay has been eating and drinking her way through Queens since 2011. A casting director by day and Astoria explorer by night, you can usually find her checking out live music, theatre, or the newest neighborhood spot to enjoy a craft beer.

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