“The Boom” (Drama) By Vinnie Nardiello

    “The Boom” (Drama) By Vinnie Nardiello

    September 9-20

    Theater for the New City (Cabaret Theater), 155 First Ave.

    As part of the Theater for the New City Sets Its Sixth Dream Up Festival
    Box office: SMARTTIX (212) 868-4444. – Other info: TNC (212) 254-1109.

    The backstage world of stand-up comics isn’t so funny. Three comics, booked in a dilapidated comedy condo in Pittsburgh, reveal the world of comedy as a business, the pressures of making people laugh every night and the search for approval and self-worth that drives both comedians and their audiences. Performed by three real-life comedians–Mark Riccadonna, DJ Hazard and Richie Byrne–plus ensemble members Kara Jackson and Melissa Stokoski, directed by Mark Riccadonna.

    Complete info: http://www.jsnyc.com/season/dreamup_2015/theboomt.htm