Saturday, June 6, 2009

CAPOOT COMEDY

Woe and behold, my comedy shows next week have been canceled. The producer behind it decided to kill the show, refund ticket sales, and take a loss.




















He's used to producing shows in LA and, not being familiar with the way things work in NY, was not able to get the press and advanced ticket sales as quickly as he had hoped for. Comedy shows in NYC pretty much dry up all summer, as most New Yorkers leave the city: rich folks go to the Hamptons, the rest of us go upstate. Most of what is left is tourists, who have such a wide variety of Broadway shows to go to, they tend not to patronize the offbeat stuff.

He still likes the concept of a comedy show of cartoonists, as do we who were in the show, so we are looking at possibly remounting it later in the year after Little Boy Blue has blown his horn and the sheep return from the meadows.

Just thought you'd like to know. Especially if you are somewhere in Nebraska right now, hitchhiking your way across the country from California, hoping to make it to the Tuesday opening.

7 comments:

julie said...

Sorry to hear, Dan... Let us know if it gets rescheduled.

Mike said...

'Saright, I enjoyed the poster. Peace

Anonymous said...

Do it in L.A.!!!!!!!!!!! Nobody leaves L.A.! Youre starting in the wrong place. L.A.!!!!!

Anonymous said...

aww, and you were working so hard for it too. But I'm sure you'll get a better show when you get to resurrect it, Mr. Piraro. You can take a nice relaxing break in the meantime, I guess. TC.

ur Fan,
Dee Sh

tangobaby said...

You guys should come out to San Francisco... we'd love to see your show again.

Anonymous said...

I was one of many that were hitchhiking across the US. This news is soul-crushing disappointment. Post if the show ever pops back into existence. I want to see it.

EM said...

Bummer! Was looking forward to it.