It's also my friend Samhita Mukhopadhyay's Outdated book party in Brooklyn and, of course, Yom Kippur, but if you're in NYC and want to laugh your ass off, $10 is a huge bargain for these funny ladies. And Sara Marcus's Girls to the Front is a book I highly recommend. I'll be atoning in my own way. I've been doing lots of it but have a bunch of apologies to muster up the courage to deliver. Don't think I'm gonna fast this year, but we'll see. My mistakes are often ones I repeat ad nauseam so all I can ask for in the coming year is to make new mistakes. And be ready for anything.
Funny Girls to the Front
Part of New Museum Presents
$10 Members, $12 General Public
Featuring performances by Carolyn Castiglia, Bridget Everett, Erin Markey, Larissa Velez-Jackson, and Becky Yamamoto. Hosted by Adira Amram and the Experience.
Drawing inspiration from two disparate sources—Sara Marcus’s book Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution and the Barbara Streisand movie Funny Girl (a musical comedy about a Follies star who leaves her husband after he nearly sabotages her entire career)—tonight’s program, “Funny Girls to the Front,” showcases a line-up of female artists who make music funny on their own terms. These irrepressible entertainers employ original music in provocative and hilarious ways as an integral part of their performance practices, confronting assumptions and redefining the boundaries of their chosen disciplines (comedy, cabaret, performance art, and contemporary dance) in the process.