Featuring Mike Albo, Nora Burns, David Ilku
“HOUSE OF TARDS”
Directed by Paul Dobie
Presented by TWEED Theater Works (Kevin Malony, Artistic Director)
At the Stonewall Inn (53 Christopher Street)
Thursdays at 8 PM – Now through April 23rd
The acclaimed comedy trio Unitard — the combined talents of Mike Albo (former New York Times columnist and author of The Underminer as well as established solo performer), Nora Burns (of the comedy group The Nellie Olesons), and David Ilku (member of the Dueling Bankheads) — has returned to New York City with their acclaimed show HOUSE OF TARDS. The trio’s first new show in over two years, HOUSE OF TARDS is back at the Stonewall Inn (53 Christopher Street in Greenwich Village), where it premiered, playing an extended run from October through December 2014. HOUSE OF TARDS has once again extended, and will now be performed on Thursday evenings at 8 pm through April 23rd. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and are now available at www.unitardcomedy.com.
Presented by TWEED Theater Works, Kevin Malony, Artistic Director (Lypsinka: The Trilogy), HOUSE OF TARDS is directed by Paul Dobie (Assistant Director on Broadway productions, including Cabaret, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Glengarry Glen Ross, Wicked, Thoroughly Modern Millie).
Unitard is a wildly twisted, outspoken, fabulous, tested, ready now, comedy group from NYC. For over 15 years, they have performed from coast to coast and points in between as well as Canada. Collectively and individually they have performed in venues and festivals across the US including: We’re Funny That Way: Toronto, Aspen Comedy festival, Toyota Comedy Festival, Joe’s Pub: NYC, HBO Workspace: LA, PS122: NYC, Highways: LA, SF Sketchfest: San Francisco, Andy Warhol Museum: Pittsburgh, Theater Offensive: Boston, Oberon: Harvard Square Cambridge, The Maui Cultural Center, as well as Portland OR, Seattle WA, Provincetown MA and Columbus OH. Some of their work has been featured on, CNN, Bravo, VH1, Logo TV, and Comedy Central.
Mike Albo is the author of the novels Hornito and The Underminer: The Best Friend Who Casually Destroys Your Life (co-written with Virginia Heffernan), as well as the novella, The Junket. His writing has appeared in numerous magazines, anthologies and web sites, including New York Magazine, GQ, Out, The New Yorker and The New York Times. As a solo artist, he’s performed all over the US, Canada and in Europe. Solo shows include Mike Albo, Mike Albo; Spray; Please Everything Burst; My Price Point; and most recently, an Off Broadway production of The Junket, directed by David Schweizer.
Nora Burns is a founding member of the comedy groups Unitard and the Nellie Olesons and has performed across the country in venues from PS122, LaMama, and Joe’s Pub in NYC to Highways, Cavern Club and HBO workspace in LA. She has also performed at the Aspen Comedy Festival, Just for Laughs in Montreal and We’re Funny That Way in Toronto. She just finished performing her first solo show, Honey, I’m Home in NYC and LA. She has appeared in the films Florent: Queen of the Meat Market, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Broken Hearts Club and Boys Life 3, among others. Her television appearances include Logo’s “Wisecrack” comedy show and the “Sandra Bernhard Experience.”
David Ilku first appeared in various performances in New York City night clubs. He has worked in theater projects with the New York Theater Workshop, Drama Dept., the Culture Project, and TWEED Theater Works, among others. His film credits include Imagine I’m Beautiful, Love Hunter, In Our Nature, Full Grown Men, Risk, Blue Steel, Godass, Night Journey, and Liquid Sky. He also co-wrote and performed the short film Salvation for Giorgio Armani. TV credits include “Spin City,” “The Cosby Show,” and Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend.” He was one-half of the comedy duo The Dueling Bankheads, and was an Island Records recording artist in the band World at a Glance.
The return engagement of HOUSE OF TARDS follows the West Coast premiere of the show in Los Angeles (at the Cavern Club Theatre – March 5 -8) and San Francisco (at the Oasis – March 10).
More acclaim for Unitard:
“The three launch cynicism and media skepticism into orbits of hilarity.” – AOL Anywhere
“A satirical triumph with no time to apologize for its hipness.” – The Boston Globe
“Comic gold!” – Boston Herald
“All I can say is: ‘It’s about time!’ Hilarious.” – IN News Weekly
“The very definition of edge.” – Bay Windows
“Rapid-fire sketch comedy . . . Unitard has certainly distinguished itself with their razor sharp writing and savage performances. Their satirical edge is spot on.” – Provincetown Magazine
#1 Critic’s Choice – “This hilarious trio performs far too rarely.” – Time Out NY
“You’ll wet yourself! A saucy romp who’s stars should be on Saturday Night Live.”
– The Village Voice (Michael Musto)
“Unitard is the year’s must see event.” – Next Magazine
HOUSE OF TARDS is currently performed at the Stonewall Inn on Thursday evenings at 8:00 pm (doors at 7:30 pm) through April 23rd. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door (there is a 2-drink minimum).
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