Did you miss NYC underground comedy legend Rick Shapiro at the World’s Funniest Island festival?
You can still see him around Sydney over the next weeks and in Brisbane in early November (and maybe win a free double pass to one of his Sydney shows).
- Oct 24 -The Laugh Garage Comedy Club @ Riverside Theatres, Parramatta
- Oct. 27-31 -The Laugh Garage Comedy Club Sydney (The Laugh Garage is offering 5 double passes to our readers who email firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Oct 23 with the subject line “Shapiro Giveaway via GFI”. Winners will be chosen at random and contacted by email. )
- Nov 5-6-7 -Sit Down Comedy Club Brisbane, QLD
- Nov 8 -Powerhouse Brisbane, QLD
Just a few quotes about Rick:
“Searingly honest, the most transgressive comedian in America today…He’s the toast of New York’s Lower East Side underground scene” – Penthouse Magazine
“sounds like equal parts Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor and Lou Reed. Shapiro is New York’s most lurid funnyman – a real star.” – NY Press
“…an explosive comedic talent, a sort of punk-rock, white Richard Pryor with a literary bent, part Iggy Pop, part Phillip Roth” – New York Observer
“Downtown New York provocateur Rick Shapiro debuts with a CD of hard-edged, uncompromising stand-up comedy. As far from the mainstream as it is, “Unconditional Love” still manages to speak universal truths and expose many of our follies.” – Billboard
“His pointed observations on pop culture are pure brilliance” – TimeOut New York
“Rick Shapiro is a top comedian” – Howard Stern