Here's an announcement on very little notice, I know.
On this coming Saturday night, Aug. 30th, at 10:30 pm, I will be appearing with the famous Upright Citizens Brigade in the East Village for a short evening of improv. It's the latest installment of an ongoing, monthly series called "Farebeater" about NYC cab drivers. Previous guests of the show have been fellow taxi bloggers Melissa Plaut and John McDonagh.
I will be interviewed on stage for 10 minutes or so about my taxi-driving stories, then the players will do improv based on the material I give them. It should be a lot of fun. I am told it will be about an hour of impromptu performance by some of the most talented people in this arena.
Where Is It? In a theater called Under St. Mark's, 94 St. Mark's Place (that's another name for "8th Street"), between 1st Avenue and Avenue A in the East Village, Manhattan.
How Do I Get There? In studying the NYC subway map, it looks like there are 3 possibilities: take the N train to the 8th Street station, or take the Lexington Avenue line 4, 5, or 6 (whichever train is a local) to the Astor Place station, or connect to the L line on 14th Street and take it to the 1st Avenue station. Or just take a cab, for chrissake!
What Does It Cost? A paltry $6, the same amount you would pay to go 3 blocks in a cab... if you're a big tipper.
So if you are in the city this Saturday night, come on by and say hello. Should be fun.