Un-Cabaret assembled the entire Emmy-winning writing staff of Sex and the City, each reading their own work for this special sold-out edition of Say the Word at The Knitting Factory in New York. Meet the writers behind the hit show and hear the individual voices that came together to create a cultural landmark.
This now out-of-print underground release captures the incredible energy, creativity, and hysteria of the Un-Cabaret's birth. The legendary show was hailed as the "mother-show of alternative comedy" as Beth and her friends forged a new style of comedy that was real, true, intimate, emotional, and sometimes painfully honest.
"Fragmented and poorly produced"
Julia takes a marathon bike ride into the mountains of Morocco and rediscovers the joys of a furtive hand on the knee, courtesy of the other tour guide.
Julia experiences the struggle for survival in nature and class struggle with her fellow travelers.
Before Julia gave up on God and embraced atheism, she was on a desperate search for the right venue for her spirituality - as you'll hear in this hilarious and heartfelt performance.
Julia goes wild in Ireland and lives in Greece on $1 a day.
Julia loses herself in the desert of Morocco and reclaims her sexuality, despite a chafing camel ride and a misfire with one of the tour guides.
Julia goes to cooking school in Mexico, learns to make mole using stone age tools and that she shouldn't take travel advice from some random woman on a treadmill.
Julia Sweeney goes biking in Ecuador, earns the best massage of her life, and goes scuba swimming with dolphins.
Julia's travel rampage continues with a trip to the Galapgos, with side trips into the politics of evolution, a brief debate about astrology with Beth, and how to deal with a crazy fellow traveler.
It's a special Un-Cabaret compilation of four deeply funny stories about the Christmas holiday. John Riggi tries desperately to create some kind of Christmas ritual with his family; Jenny Bicks wins an Emmy and discovers the limits of giving; Michael Patrick King unwraps an inspired piece about his Christmas secret; and Brent Forrester celebrates a spectacularly nightmarish New Year's Eve in Hawaii.
Patton Oswalt is a brilliant comedy writer and the ringleader of Comedians of Comedy on Showtime and on tour. In fact, he's probably appearing at a club in your area right now. You've probably seen him on King of Queens or Balls of Fury and heard him as the voice of Rattatouile.
Patton Oswalt falls in love. This is a classic Un-Cabaret performance, in which Beth's questions push the performer to go deeper and find all kinds of funny.
Patton dishes out a little philosophy and a lot of funny in this classic Un-Cab set about a singular encounter with a NY cabbie.
The definitive Un-Cabaret audio features seriously funny one-of-a-kind stories about sex, celebrities, inter-racial love, public humiliation, Hollywood horror stories, spiritual transcendence, and more! From the ground-breaking live show.
A mind-blowing collection of drug stories, illegal-substance-related rants and raves by a psychedelic posse of progressive performers. Proceeds benefit the Drug Policy Alliance, an awesome group of freedom fighters who believe that you shouldn't be punished for what you put in your own body.
"Stand-ups telling stories about drug experiences"
Here are the original performances of Julia Sweeney's stories about adopting a baby from China, which later become In the Family Way. JULIA SWEENEY launched her career by playing Pat on Saturday Night Live. She has gone on to write and star in acclaimed one-person shows, including God Said Ha!, In the Family Way, and Letting Go of God, all developed at the Un-Cabaret.
Michael Patrick King attends his first Bikram yoga class, and it doesn't go so well.
This very special Un-Cabaret collection includes four deeply funny stories about Jews and Jewishness: "The Day I Got Caught Playing with Myself in Hebrew School", "Hitler's Willing Executioner, Me?", "The Ish Factor", and "Bar Mitzvah Boy".
Margaret has a close encounter with a Hollywood monster. Her mother sees her perform live for the first time and tells Margaret about the best Mother's Day ever in this performance, recorded at the Un-Cabaret Anniversary Show.