In this children's musical production, adventuring superstar Dora the Explorer and her best friend, Boots, make the leap from Nick Jr. to the stage. Pestered as usual by the nefarious Swiper, the bilingual duo entreats audiences for help in unraveling the cunning fox's puzzles, fostering problem-solving skills in the preschool set and encouraging any backpacks in attendance to reveal their sentience. After the show, Groupon customers enjoy an exclusive meet and greet with the stars and should bring a camera for the resulting photo opportunity.
The first night of the festival, at The Looney Bin, has a two-drink minimum. The second night, at The Auditorium at South Beach Psych Center, is BYOB.
Internationally renowned comedians descend from the summits of stardom to transform Tribeca Comedy Club into an uproarious sea of laughter during a full schedule of performances. Inside an intimate, 125-seat venue, the club welcomes to its stage renowned, laugh-luring gurus who have graced the spotlights of HBO, Comedy Central, and NBC's Saturday Night Live, including heavy hitters such as Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld. Tribeca Comedy Club ushers in the New Year with a gut-busting bang during its All-Star Comedy series, featuring five headliners, two up-and-coming acts, and one astutely trained Applause sign per show. As quipsters position themselves in front of the exposed-brick wall and lob jokes toward the audience, guests can enjoy pizza and a glass of wine apiece before gathering the courage to whisper their own ideas for a comedy bit into empty glasses.
Art of the Stand-Up Comic brings together a quintet of gut-busting talents who elicit laughter in one evening of tag-team hilarity. Carole Montgomery shows off the wickedly deadpan sarcasm that has won her gigs on Comedy Central, ABC, and MTV, whereas the author of The Idiot's Guide to Comedy Writing, Jim Mendrinos, tickles ribs with wry observational rants. Voice actor extraordinaire Brian Scott McFadden has lent his talents to such films as Ice Age II and Robots and interlaces high-energy monologues with hilarious impressions and characters. Also taking the stage, the youngest female comic to ever perform on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, Liz Miele, mixes self-deprecating sarcasm with cutting insight, and Lori Sommer shows off the improvisational powers that led her to cofound the renowned Red Tie Mafia Improv Troupe.
The 125-seat Eastville Comedy Club brings crowds back to a simpler time with retro stylings that include teal walls and a tile-backed stage that creates the illusion of watching standup at a subway stop or in the bathroom of an unusually hospitable host. While guests laugh along to the quips of such greats as Louis C.K. and Jim Gaffigan, bartenders pour Blue Moon, martinis, and sodas, among other drinks.
Greenwich Village Comedy Club owner Al Martin has spent a quarter-century bringing talent such as Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes, and Jim Gaffigan to his pair of Big Apple clubs: New York Comedy Club and Broadway Comedy Club. His newest space, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, brings a mix of big-name headliners and sharp young comics on the verge of fame to the rich cultural mix of a block he described in an interview with Backstage as “the Bourbon Street of Manhattan.” The club pairs its calendar of comedians with a menu of nachos, sliders, and desserts.