Part of FringeNYC: A love letter to his late father, the owner of "Sid King's Crazy Horse Bar", Mike King reminisces about his life in dentistry, stand-up comedy, and growing up as the son of the infamous Sid King, "The Sultan of Striptease". More…
Categories: Comedy, Solo Show, Local. From Chris O'Neil. Written by Mike King. Directed by Jonathan Cerullo.
FROM THE ARTIST:
Written as a love letter to his late father, the infamous owner of “Sid King’s Crazy Horse Bar,” Mike King performs his life story about being a dentist, a standup comedian, and the son of a “nightclub” owner. His story is truly a heart-warming, hilarious tribute to his father Sid King, “The Sultan of Striptease”. Mike has built his pediatric dental practice in an unusual manner as he incorporates comedy into his dental office in order to relax the children. Kid’s jokes and magic tricks are all part of his treatment. As a standup comedian, Mike has appeared on Comedy Central, America’s Funniest Home Videos, Evening at the Improv, and opened many times for Ray Romano. He also created the award winning web-series “My Friends Think I’m Funny”, and recently completed his first children’s book, “Flossopher and The Brushing Trees”.
Featuring Carol Schuberg (pending AEA approval) as Shirley, Carol has performed on Broadway in “Meet Me in St.Louis”, Off Broadway in “Chess”, in the National Tours of “Cats”, “Barnum”,” Tap Dance Kid”,” Gigi” and “Promises”. She choreographed “Last Dance” (The York Theatre), “Two Gentlemen of Verona” (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ), for The Late Show with David Letterman, and was associate choreographer on “The Fantasticks” movie, “Sweet Charity”, “Company”, “Cabaret”, and “Guys and Dolls”.
Directed by Jonathan S. Cerullo, who recently won Best Director for “Fictitious”, a new musical by Paul Cozby and Tom Hyndman at SOUNDBITES 3 sponsored by Disney Theatricals and Music Theater International for Theatre Now New York, he also recently directed, “Windywoo and Her Naughty Naughty Pets” for NYMF and directed and staged Harold Rome’s musicals revue, “Pins and Needles” for NYC La Mama. He is a proud member of SDC, AEA, and The Dramatist Guild,
Produced for the Fringe by Chris O’Neil, a long time comedian and actor in NYC, he also directed the premiere of Stephanie Iscovitz’s amazing play, “Out to Dry,” at the One Act Competition in midtown.
"This chronological autobiography is interspersed with King’s stand-up routines at various venues on the 1980s New York circuit. King has clearly developed his set over the decades; these segments got the loudest guffaws of the night...Ultimately, the show's regressive gendered and racial views struck me as problematic, with several cringingly offensive moments. However what comes across throughout is King’s profound and sincere love for his father." Full Review
See it if You are interested in a mix of comedy and immersive story telling of someone who grew up as a son of a strip club owner
Don't see it if If you like shows to be fully organized or enjoy a big theater space
See it if Anyone who wants to laugh and loved their father. It's standup comedy with a great story.
Don't see it if If you are prudish. After all, It's about a father who owned a strip joint. It's not lewd but colorful
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