A reference to the Sinclair Lewis novel It Can’t Happen Here, Sloan’s project presents a series of monologues built from interviews with people who once thought “It can’t happen here” including Hurricane Sandy survivors who lost everything in the storm, DACA recipients struggling with current and changing policy, refugees from military dictatorships, second and third generation children of Holocaust survivors, university students and older women who have been victims of sexual assault. A performance of stories, song and music with a live band honors the depth of these stories, helps find humor in chaos and serves as reminder that just as chaos and hate has taken hold, a practice of compassion, empathy and collaboration can also happen here.
Jackknife Comedy is a rad monthly stand up show the first Saturday of every month at The Creek and The Cave in Queens, hosted by two dummies from Iowa named Gideon Hambright and Patrick Hastie! Each show they pick a bunch of their favorite comedians to come do sets, be cool and have a blast! This months comics are: Megan Gailey (CONAN), Shane Torres (COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP PRESENTS), Ismael Loutfi (JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE), Alex Ptak (ADULT SWIM), Arielle Isaac Norman (MOONTOWER COMEDY FESTIVAL), Jacky Beren (SOUTH BEACH COMEDY FESTIVAL), Rachel McCartney (ORLANDO INDIE COMEDY FESTIVAL) and Leland Long (MEMPHIS COMEDY FESTIVAL). Come out and party!
Tickets are only $5. You can buy them at the door or online at http://creeklic.com/events/jackknife-comedy-5-2018-10-06/