Beware the Terror of Gaylord Manor
BenDeLaCreme’s campy-horror-burlesque-cabaret-theater-stravaganza returns, transforming ACT’s Bullitt Cabaret space into a creepy mansion full of witches, werewolves and ghosts. DeLa doesn’t play DeLa this time; this leading lady is a platinum-haired ingénue trapped in a mysterious house with a pair of paranormal researchers on Halloween night. In addition to her top-notch performer skills, BenDeLeCreme is an A+ comedy writer, and with costars like Scott Shoemaker (read his interview on p. 14), Mandy Price, Richard Andriessen, Faggedy Randy and many more, you can bet this dialed-in second run is going to be good.
The comedy world needs Cameron Esposito, and not just because she’s crazy-funny: She’s also hard at work busting up the cis-het-white boys club that has comprised the scene for too long, while busting guts in the process. She’s got a wry sense of humor which she aims squarely at social taboos and inequities. Her latest standup special, Rape Jokes, about sexual assault from a survivor’s perspective, is available to stream for free on her website, but if you choose to download it, proceeds to go anti-sexual violence organization RAINN. Catch her live on her Person of Consequence tour.
SAL Presents Phoebe Robinson
Do you know and love comedian, writer and actor Phoebe Robinson from her role as host of the podcast Sooo Many White Guys? Maybe as cohost of podcast-turned-HBO mini-series Two Dope Queens, or as author of her first book You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain? What we’re saying is, Robinson has a lot going on, and she still found time to write her second book Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay, and Seattle Arts & Lectures has done us the kindness of bringing her to Seattle to talk about it in a “standup style exploration.”