Don’t Miss Highwaisted: A Comedy Show at Crystal Lake
TikTok may be trying to convince the masses that low-rise pants are back, but we’re not so sure. And neither are comedians Alex Kumin and Julia Shiplett. In fact, for them, higher is better, which partly inspired their monthly stand-up, Highwaisted.
“It’s interesting how much of the 2000s and early 2000s style is back now, and we like some parts of that, but we also grew during that time, for better or for worse. worse,” Kumin explained. “There are certain things that we never want to go back to, like low-rise jeans, so the name of our show is kind of a celebration of our age and the times we live in as women. We hope that our audience will be able to connect to this spirit.
Tonight, August 11 at 8 p.m., put on your tallest pants and join Kumin and Shiplett at Crystal Lake (647 Grand St.) for programming featuring Courtney Bee (Wild N’ Out, That fucking Michael Che on HBO Max, Comedy Cellar), Petey DeAbreu (Comedy Central), Carmen Lagala (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), LeClerc André (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon), and Carly Kane (The Laugh Factory).
“During a night out with a few friends, the two of us found ourselves at the back of Crystal Lake, dancing alone with full control of the PA system. Very quickly, we were like, ‘Wait, that would be a great venue for a comedy show,” Kumin recalled of creating the show.
“Since we’ve both been doing stand-up for a long time, it’s nice to share a show that doesn’t feel too pressured and allows us to blend our different comedic tastes and communities while sharing a stage each month. Working with Crystal Lake has also been great – the relationship between artists and venues can be tricky at times, especially in a city like New York where there are so many events every night, so it’s special to to have found such a supportive place. »
According to Kumin, what sets the show apart is what she calls the “true millennial” perspective compared to most young comedians on the scene today (both she and Shiplett are in the 30s, which recently turned 30-old, I can attest you feel a thousand at some local haunts). But she also credits the range of talent they work to book each month.
“What interests us the most is showing people who we think are really funny. We think a good comedy show is a lot like a good meal – every audience member can have their favorite meal of the night , but in general, the full meal should include a variety of delicious things,” Kumin said.
And if the promise of laughs wasn’t enough to convince you to attend, the tallest viewer will also be rewarded with a free drink. But Google was confused by my search for “tallest high waisted pants”, so no spoilers (sorry).
“Camel toes welcome!” Kumin concluded.
Get your tickets here.