Monday, June 8, 2009

Black Female Sketch Show


I emceed a show in the historic Nuyorican Poets Cafe yesterday. It reminded me of the Bowery Poetry club with art on the walls, an elevated stage and high ceilings. The house was packed for a sketch show called SisterGirl TV, featuring an all-black, all-female cast. It was a good time.

Me: "Where my Puerto Ricans at?"
Audience: (Cheers)
Me: "Bonsoir mes amis!!" I don't speak Spanish.

Highlights included a bizarrely blended parody of Dirty Dancing and Enter the Dragon, and a version of the Dating Game, where upon seeing his overweight choice of a date, the contestant exclaims, "That ain't baby fat. That's just fat, Baby!" There were Ike Turner, Archie Bunker and Rod Sterling impressions, all by black women in fake moustaches and white face. It was like In Living Color, but with more Kim Wayans.

Check out more shows at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and don't forget to tip Pepe the bartender.

5 comments:

Mo Diggs said...

Don't laugh but I did slam poetry there in 1997.

Ok now you can laugh.

soce said...

Nuyorican Poets Cafe is the real deal. I've been trying to get a spot at their monthly hip hop show for about 6 years now. Some day.. or not. We'll see!

Anyway your show sounds mad fresh! Congrats on getting to rock out there. Definitely please let me know if you hold it down there in the future.

Abbi Crutchfield said...

@ Mo: I'm only laughing because I'm picturning you in day-glo colors and a bicycle cap.

@ Soce: Six years? Time to sneak onto the bill. Or claim some boriqua heritage.

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