The performers consider memory, autobiography, and stand-up in Truscott’s groundbreaking comedy about rape, Asking for It, showing this November at NYU’s Skirball Center.
“What’s the point of being queer, or an artist, or a radical, if you don’t veer?”
“A cat and mouse game between attraction and repulsion.”
“What’s the difference between New York and LA? In New York, you cry in the street, but in LA, you cry in your car.”
Working at opposite ends of the performing-arts spectrum, both carefully constructed public personae to adapt to and assimilate the culture that formed them.
Let’s say it was not Steve Martin who had written this memoir of his early years as a standup comedian—or as he says in his poignant introduction, a biography of someone he used to know.
Danny Hoch hauled his one-man entourage to the room upstairs at PS122 for a solo performance of Jails, Hospitals, and Hip-Hop.
Phil Hartman made his name as a regular cast member on Saturday Night Livewhere, from 1986 to 1994, he created a number of classic characters such as the Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer. Writer and Artist Stanley Moss sat down with Hartman in 1991.
Sandra Bernhard collaborated with John Boskovitch to write her 1988 show Without You I’m Nothing. Sandra was inspired to develop material after two years traveling on the road with John and the outrageous situations they encountered.
It’s Dangerfields on a Sunday, “Open Mike,” 2:00 AM, romper room time.