TrumpCON: A Performance Circus of Yuge Proportions

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Kraine Theater

85 East 4th Street

New York, NY 10003

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Erez Ziv (Frigid/Horsetrade), Harmon Leon (TALE, StoryFest) and Peter Marino (SOLOCOM) are thrilled to announce the launch of "TrumpCON: A Performance Circus of Yuge Proportions."

This new politically-themed comedy-theater-standup-storytelling-music-burlesque-and-everything-in-between festival will joyfully focus on the current messed-up state of politics in Trump America.

Thanksgiving weekend. I mean, we have to be thankful for something, right?


Friday, November 24, 2017

7:00 pm: Political TALE

Harmon Leon’s “Political TALE” is a storytelling show about politics, the political system, personal encounters with the Red State/Blue State madness, and the current messed-up state of our world. “Political TALE” is not a traditional yuck-yuck political stand-up show filled with Trump jokes – but the first storytelling show in New York to focus on unimaginable encounters with the political world.

8:00 pm: Spilling The LGBTea

“Spilling The LGBTea” New York's finest LGBTQ performers ravage the stage as well as the current administration with an hour of sassy, brassy, and classy(ish) standup comedy. Hosted by queer comedy icon Evan Zelnik. Featuring Sam Morrison, David Perez, Veronica Garza, and Chewy May.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Connie Perry, as funny front of house maven "Miss Aisle" will welcome guests prior to most shows and will encourage ALL to color and comment upon her political DeaRcards.

12:30 pm: Then What: Stories From Activists

“Then What: Stories From Activists” In this curated storytelling show we will hear from activists about what actions they've taken towards the resistance since the Election. Hosted and produced by storyteller and community organizer, Asher Novek.

2:00 pm: A Magical Argument for Immigration

“A Magical Argument for Immigration” Japanese-American Magician Rich Kameda argues for immigration by using his own existence as evidence.

2:00 pm: Electoral Dysfunction(UNDER ST. MARKS)

“Electoral Dysfunction” Comedians and experts collide in a debate of the week's real and fake news that's so fast and furious we'll all be arrested without due process before the show is done. Hosted by Meghan O’Malley.

3:00 pm The LGBTQ Russian Disaster Roast Hour!

Hosted by Joanne Filan: Comedian. Lesbian. Vegetarian Vicky Kuperman’s #TrumpRussia inspired stand-up and book reading of "How to Spy on Your Neighbor: Your Survival Guide for the United States of Russia."

“The Great White Snark” Michael Hayne (The Impressions Guy), snarks about Trumpocaplypse and delivers a series of impressions in a Disaster Movie Trailer that reflects our upside-down world.

Standup comedian Aaron LaRoche roasts trump while wearing a mask of trump.

4:15 pm: Rich Templeton’s “The Piece.”

Rich Templeton’s “The Piece.” Take a glowstick. Breathe. Experience The Piece.

5:30 pm: Vernon Payne and Don’t Hate Me Because I’m a Republican

Vernon Payne is a Brooklyn based stand up who's traveled across the Northeast giving his smart but silly take on race in America, as well as growing up in the city.

“Don’t Hate Me Because I’m a Republican” is Ann Herberger’s journey as a GOP fundraiser through the strange world of Donald Trump having been the Bush Family Fundraiser for 20 years. It’s a survivor’s story.

7:00 pm: The Trump Ump

“The Trump Ump” New York City comedians Becca Beberaggi and Hans Kim take on the biggest, juiciest target in recent history with incisive political comedy.

8:15 pm: Harmon Leon Infiltrates Trump America

Comedian/Vice contributor Harmon Leon has made a career out of infiltrating extremist groups. Take his hand as he leads you on a multimedia journey into his true-life, undercover exploits into Trump America as anti-immigration vigilantes, the world of Christian conversion therapy, and abortion protesters…plus songs!


1:00 pm: Animals, Kellyanne, Trump School...Oh, My!

Mateo Hurtado’s “The Animal Show Starring Safari Safari: LIVE!” This rapid fire rambunctious solo sketch show follows Safari Safari, a quirky Brown explorer who jives with any and every animal to chat about the wild happenings on this planet.

Kathleen Warnock’s "How to Get Married in Five Steps and 17 Years," and "The Butt Trumpet" The story of a very long journey to the altar, and Kellyanne Conway displays an unusual talent on a morning talk show.

Andi Lee Carter’s “Trump School.” It's 30 years in the future and somehow Trump is still president. What have we learned???

2:30 pm: Comedian Elected to Town Council in New Jersey

David Perez is a Brooklyn based comic, writer, and breakfast sandwich eater and think Donald Trump is a piece of garbage.

Joseph Novick’s "Comedian Elected to Town Council in New Jersey” The true story of how a comedian got elected to a town council in New Jersey.

5:30 pm: The Resist Hour: Four Comics in Search of a President

Tahlia Robinson’s “Tahlia's World.” Come hear songs about 45 and his crew and leave feeling full of RESIST.

Alex Orthwein’s “Donald Trump’s Tremendous Toy Review.” Donald Trump uses his big league opinions to review toys.

Sam Morrison takes you on his journey from a closeted cucumber to a flaming fruit.

Suni Reyes introduces you to the people that voted for him in this unique standup set!

7:00 pm: New York Values

New York comedians Meghan O'Malley (opener for Aasif Mandvi, Barely Making It) and Gianmarco Soresi (Carolines headliner, the General Electric guy) push their liberal agenda on New York City. *No minds will be changed but their lack of a filter makes it inherent to share.

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