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 Sweeney went to Vegas for the film festival, but she stayed for the lap dance.
Take a correspondence course in comedy with Julia Sweeney as she tries to deal with a spurned lover long-distance, and Beth Lapides and Sue Murphy get mail that really pushes the envelope.
Julia went to Vegas for the film festival, but she stayed for the lap dance.
These inspired standup performances feature stories about being sort-of famous. Take an epic journey to the Saturday Night Live 25th Anniversary Show and into the depths of Julia Sweeney's soul. Watch Dana Gould get his pilot tested. Plus great snapshots of near-fame from Bobcat Goldthwait, Beth Lapides, and a gem of a song from Andy Dick with music by Andras Jones (we think).
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.
A deeply funny holiday story by Jenny Bicks about getting an Emmy and giving a gift.
These high-impact standup performances are all about violence. On the screen, in their dreams, and in their living rooms, these insightful comedians take a licking and keep on kicking whether they're getting advice from action-film master John Woo, confronting vicious dogs, or getting firebombed by terrorists!
What's it like to act with Johnny Depp and Tom Cruise? To direct Bob Dylan? More important, what's it like to live inside the minds of the inspired comedians telling these hilarious stories about celebrities?
An epic misbegotten vacation culminates on a nightmarish New Year's Eve in Hawaii.
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.
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.
Take off with these high-flying stories about air travel that go a lot deeper than jokes about airline food (although one of the stories is, in fact, about a food-related revelation). They're also about crazy travelers and horribly awkward interactions with the stranger in the next seat.
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"
These red-hot standup performances from the Un-Cabaret feature stories about live sex acts. No kidding! Visit a live sex show with David Cross, a porn movie shoot with Greg Fitzsimmons, and go behind the scenes to see what life is like for a phone sex operator when that operator is Margaret Cho! Insightful and hilarious, these performances are also very, very dirty.
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".
Julia Sweeney confronts a Nanny and single-motherhood when she adopts a Chinese baby girl!