Michael Berresse will direct an industry presentation of Michael Kimmel’s new play Stand. Up.—billed as “a darkly comic look inside the world of stand-up comedians and what makes them tick”—June 6 at 3 PM at the Broadway Comedy Club (318 West 53rd Street).
The reading will feature Will Swenson (Hair, 110 in the Shade), Zachary Levi (She Loves Me, First Date), Sarah Steele (The Humans, Speech and Debate), Michael Cyril Creighton (Spotlight, Stage Kiss) and Graham Rowat (Guys and Dolls, Lovemusik). The event will be stage-managed by Ed Herman with lighting by Aaron Porter. Allison Bressi is producing.
“Stand-up comedian Frank Patton had nothing,” according to press notes. “After seeing his modest career tank, he starts a podcast that becomes a cult hit and the standard bearer for all stand ups. Lance Banks seemingly had everything — an iconic figure in stand-up who transitioned into a huge film career. But when the movies start tanking, Lance has only one option — return to the stage to reinvigorate his fan base. There is just one problem — did Lance steal jokes to get where he is? If he wants to go on back on tour and save his career, he’ll need to address these allegations. And there’s only one place that he can do it — Frank Patton’s podcast.”
To reserve seats for the reading, email Allison Bressi at email@example.com.