August Events at UNDER St. Marks & The Kraine Theater

August Events at UNDER St. Marks & The Kraine Theater




  • The Adam Wade Show
    Featuring Moth StorySLAM Champion, Adam Wade
    Tuesday, August 2 @ 7pm $10
    The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street)
    Adam Wade (Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, NPR regular), a staggering 20-time Moth Story Slam winner, has put together many of his winning heartfelt and humorous stories for this special monthly show. No two shows are the same. A different featured guest will start the evening off.
  • Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off
    Sunday, August 7 @ 8pm $10 in advance ($15 at the door)
    The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street)
    Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off! features NYC’s funniest female comics and sassiest burlesque acts. Past performers have been featured in films, seen on TV, and perform at venues all over the world. This is a fast paced sexy show, exploding with talent.
  • Sketch Block
    Wednesday, August 10 @ 9pm $10
    UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
    Sketch Block is a comedy showcase that gives sketch troupes an opportunity to perform without the pressure of bringing in an audience. Also, Sketch Block does not force their audience to pay for drinks. We believe that it’s your choice to drink or not. It’s about the comedy. Sketch Comedy meets Block Party. This monthly show features a guest host comedian, three guest sketch troupes and drinking. Come meet, mingle, and perform!
  • Thank You, Robot
    Friday, August 19 @ 10:30pm $5
    UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
    A showcase for independent and established improv teams. For each show, two teams join Thank You, Robot to perform sets of unscripted comedy, never seen before and never to be seen again.\
  • Comic Sutra Saturday
    Hosted by Nick Balls
    Saturday, August 27 @ 10:30pm $10
    UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
    Join us on an endless journey, where desire meets dick jokes, all under the guise of Eastern mysticism. Allow us to re-open those chakras deep inside you and be embraced by our tantalizing, tantric tales and tunes. Comedy. Music. The Unknown. Only at COMIC SUTRA SATURDAYS!
  • A Brief History of Beer
    Sunday, August 28 @ 6:30pm $18 (Admission includes a free beer!)
    UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
    A Brief History of Beer is a one hour drinkeractive comedy where the audience travels through time with William Glenn and Trish Parry, all the way back to Ancient Sumeria, through to today, on a mission to save beer from a mysterious nefarious person!
  • Dear Show
    Tuesday, August 30 @ 7pm $10
    UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
    Dear Show is a live advice show and podcast in which storytellers, comedians, writers and improv performers – essentially people who have absolutely no qualifications – make an earnest attempt to solve the real problems of real people with nothing but their own stories of screwing up to go on.


  • Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret
    Created and Produced by Rob Dub & Gregory Levine
    Wednesday, August 3 @ 9:30pm $15
    UNDER St. Marks Place (94 St. Marks Place)
    Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret is Gotham’s Premiere Variety Show: Comedy, Music, Burlesque, Vaudeville, and More! Hosted by Canadian import Jillian Thomas; featuring Bill Chambers and Gregory Levine – and a rotating cast of the entertainment cream of NYC, America and Canada.
  • Live in the Village
    Wednesday, August 10 @ 7pm $10
    UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
    Live in the Village will light up UNDER St. Marks with the passion of New York City’s best performers! This monthly variety show is the perfect happy hour for co-workers who don’t want to talk to each other. Instead, they can sit back and enjoy hilarious comedy, great music, and other great art that’s hidden throughout this city.
  • You Get a Spoon!
    Sunday, August 14 @ 7pm $12
    UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
    Join comedian and host Chris Duffy for a night of NYC’s best performers sharing their work and the things they love. Each artist performs a set. Then they enthusiastically endorse a prize that they love and give it away to audience members. It’s an Oprah-style audience giveaway! Previous audience members have taken home candy bars, books, magazine subscriptions, kitchen appliances, CDs, and gaff tape. Every show, one lucky audience member receives a Tovolo mixing spoon (the greatest spoon in the universe). Guaranteed to be the most positive way to spend a Sunday night in NYC.
  • The Varietal Hour
    Friday, August 26 @ 10:30pm $10
    UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
    The Varietal Hour showcases a diverse collection of talent from around the city. Host and two-time Tony Award rehearsal attendee Lucas Womack splits a bottle of wine with guests as they perform anything from stand up to soft shoe, from storytelling to juggling, and very little in between. Or maybe all of it. Join us as we celebrate variety and varietals!


  • Elliott Levin: Peace, Poetry & Music
    Thursday, August 4 @ 10:30pm $15
    The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street)
    Elliott Levin’s musical and poetic inspirations are drawn form the roots of American forms of jazz and blues (along with many other international, cultural, folk, and classical forms) to grow into the more expansive techniques of the extended compositional and improvisational directions of modern innovators such as Cecil Taylor, Sun RA, Frank Zappa, and Don Van Vliet, to cite a few sources of inspiration. For the past 25 years, he has been intimately involved in the integral interplay of the language of music, and the music of language.
  • Cabaret Showdown: Winners Showcase
    Sunday, August 14 @ 5:30pm $10
    The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street)
    Join last month’s winner of the Cabaret Showdown as they star in their own show!
  • The Cabaret Showdown
    Hosted by Mark McDaniels
    Sunday, August 14 @ 7pm  $12 (includes a free drink)
    The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street)
    Do you have what it takes to be a cabaret champion? Contestants compete for the chance to star in their own show or cabaret. Come out and join the fun! Whether you are a contestant or in the audience you are guaranteed to have a blast.


  • The Open Mic Downstairs
    Hosted by Dan Ricker, Mike Milazzo, & Kaitlyn O’Connor
    Every Tuesday @ 9pm $4 at the door
    UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place)
    At The Open Mic Downstairs the focus is the stage! Sign-ups get seven minutes to try anything in one of the most supportive rooms in New York. Whether it’s a performance art piece, comedy, music, storytelling, dance, or something entirely off the top of your head, you’ll find a home in the attentive welcoming community at UNDER St. Marks.
  • The Fire This Time Festival Open Mic
    Hosted by Najah Imani Muhammad
    Tuesday, August 30 @ 7pm $5
    The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street)
    The Obie Award winning The Fire This Time Festival presents a bi-monthly open mic! Artists can bring in whatever they would like to present from music and poetry to monologues and scenes. Sign up begins at 6:30pm. Mic is on fire at 7pm!

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade is a theater development group with a focus on new work that produces a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater every season. FRIGID’s Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. FRIGID New York grew out of the annual FRIGID Festival, the first and only festival of its kind in New York City to offer artists 100% of their box office proceeds, and Horse Trade Theater Group, a self-sustaining theater development and management group.y