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WHAT IS FRIDAYS ON ICE?

Fridays on Ice is Ice Factory's late night performance salon, featuring cutting-edge micro-works by some of NYC’s cagiest short-form theater-makers. These artists are creating work not usually seen in downtown theatre spaces, but more typically found performing in nightclubs, bars, and private apartments.

Each week FoI erupts on the 6 feet deep by 20 feet wide apron of the New Ohio in front of the set of that week's Ice Factory mainstage show.

Come join New York's most sagacious downtown audiences as we push with all our might against the borders between experimental art and late-night entertainment. It's fun, it's weird, it's smart, and it's weekly.

$10 gets you a ticket and your first drink on the house. Get on ice.

Fridays On Ice is produced and curated by Kevin Laibson

New Ohio Theatre presents

FRIDAYS ON ICE

JULY 6 - AUGUST 17

Fridays at 10 PM
Tickets $10, includes 1 drink ticket
For tickets by phone: (866) 811-4111

   

July 6

LOS PROFESORES
BRITTANY CARNEY
OSYRIS ANTHAM
RICH TEMPLETON

Los Profesores will teach you Spanish! In what the Village Voice called their "dizzy fizzing duet," they present the dumbest (and most insane) Spanish lesson you’ll ever have. It's like Dora the Explorer, but hopelessly grown-up. Los Profesores is Erica Hernandez and Pedro Alcocer. Both Erica and Pedro perform sketch and improv regularly at Upright Citizen’s Brigade in New York City, and at festivals across the country with their acclaimed duo.



Brittany Carney (Night Train, Church Night) comes to us from Washington, D.C., where she produces Fale University, the monthly mock academic lecture series, and organizes benefit shows including Cause 4 Laughs: A Planned Parenthood Fundraiser, and BlerdFest: A Comedy Show to Celebrate Black Joy and Nerdship for Black Lives Matter DC. In an average ten minute piece, Carney’s comedy careens through space and time, with forays in to dandyism, science fiction erotica, negro spirituals as sung in Japanese rice fields, and playfully chaotic march chants.


Osyris Antham is the End of the Weak 2017 World Champion MC, and a 14-Time Freestyle Mondays Champion, representing Flatbush. Hailed as Brooklyn’s Bohemian Rapper, OA has been seen on HuffPost Black Voices’ BARS, GoPro Music’s Spittin in da Wip, and basically every stage with an eye for nyc hip hop. His lyrics are emotional, direct, and smart as hell, and he recently garnered a lot of attention from his acclaimed remix response to Joyner Lucas’ “I’m Not Racist,” a thorough and unflinching rebuke of not just Lucas’s track and argument, but also our country’s inability to face its own white supremacist history.


Rich Templeton (Overheard at Joe's, UCB's Characters Welcome) presents The Piece, an ever-changing solo comedy performance, described as "a delightful nightmare," "genuinely upsetting," and "an experience that will leave you laughing with your whole, freaked out body." If we tried to explain any further, we'd be doing you and it a disservice.



July 13

KAITLIN KAUFMAN + MAARIT HARA
JONATHAN BRAYLOCK
AzN PoP!

Kaitlin Kaufman (Big Apple Circus) and Maarit Hara (the idiots, poHa- Post Harold Movement at UCB) present Am I the Only One?, a highly physical snapshot of a woman and her life-sized doll. We know this feeling. It stares up at us from the black screens of our smartphones. Am I the Only One? is an absurdist ode to the loneliness we feel when we recognize we have an intimate relationship with the inanimate.

Jonathan Braylock is a comedian and actor you’ve definitely seen around. He’s a co-host of the Black Men Can’t Jump [in Hollywood] podcast, and a regular at UCB. He’s created and performed in digital media all over the internet with footprints on Seriously.tv, MTV, Comedy Central’s Snapchat channels, IFC and more. He’s made the rounds on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Broad City, The Jim Gaffigan Show, and so on. Braylock’s talent for blending broad comedy and incisive satire allows for work that gracefully balances side-eye with a strong moral leaning towards kindness.



Closing out the night is AzN PoP!, NYC’s favorite satirical K-Pop band. Come see the act that made such a huge noise in the comedy scene that even PBS News Hour has an opinion: "The five members of AzN PoP! each represent a different Asian country: Japan, India, the Philippines, South Korea and China. Through song and satire, their material skewers the Asian-American experience and takes sharp digs at stereotypes and whitewashing — though disarmingly." AzN PoP! is: Iliana Inocencio (MTV's Girl Code, Bustle), Angel Yau (The Artist Inside Me, UCB, Soojung Dreams of Fiji, Joe Mande's Award-Winning Comedy Special), Ann Marie Yoo (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, MTV's Hey Girl), Maya Deshmukh (UCB, Funny or Die) and Anna Suzuki (Netflix's She's Gotta Have It, High Maintenance)


July 20

FAKE CHURCH with GEOFF GRIMWOOD
A study in comedy and faith, Fake Church creates an ephemeral service for an ephemeral congregation of a new religion, as suggested by an audience member at the top of the hour. With Fake Scripture, a Fake Sermon, a Fake Kid’s Program, and a full Fake Church Choir, Fake Church provides access to real faith, if fleetingly.

July 27

WE'RE A GENIUS
NICOLE PASQUALE
GIANMARCO SORESI

We're a Genius is Ryan Bobila, Francisco Breton, and Corey Easley. Best known for The Trooth Syrum podcast and Good Bad Stories, We're a Genius makes work at clubs and bars all over the city that is mischievous, unapologetic, and sly. They believe nothing is private, nothing is too revealing, and nothing is off-limits. It...usually gets pretty gross.



Nicole Pasqualeis a staple of the comedy/variety scene. As the host of WOKE AF: A Mind-Opening Variety Show, a director for Boogie Manja, and a regular performer at UCB, Caveat, The PIT, The Creek and the Cave, Pasquale's work is often objectively weird, always devoted to fun, and bristles with intelligent, progressive ideals.



Gianmarco Soresi is a comedian (headliner, Caroline's, Stand Up NY), storyteller (Moth StorySLAM winner, Risk podcast), playwright (Less Than 50% at 59E59 this summer), and actor (The Last OG, Karate Tortoise) presents some material that upends the mic-stand-and-stool conventions starkly enough that it's never found a home in his regular circuit gigs.


August 3

NEW TEAM HONEYBEAR
DEBT-FREE DENAE
CATHERINE COHEN

New Team Honeybear is a contemporary sketch comedy duo based in NYC featuring Anthony Jackson and Jeff Mondoro (listed alphabetically!). They are adult best friends, and that aggressive commitment to innocence courses through all of their work. Whether it's an hour-long one-act play committed to a single punchline, duelling solo shows presented to spite the other member, or a sketch show that suddenly must be performed silently because of a sacred "jinx" ritual, NTHB makes shows about legitimizing the values of youth, friendship, selflessness, and top-shelf silliness.



Debt-Free Denae is a dancer and comedian who has recently been making a huge noise in the NYC burlesque and *squints, checks notes* financial planning scenes. Her very public #debtfreein3 project capitalized on her talents for frank honesty, vulnerability, and fearlessness, the same traits that made her work in sketch stand out against a cluttered comedy backdrop. Her online presence is a dizzying mix of personas, a wry commentary on the social hustle necessary to keep her head above water while finding time and bandwidth to experiment in comedy and dance.



Catherine Cohen, the siren of millenial ennui, presents a set of subversive musical comedy with her trademark surrealistic understanding of cabaret personality featuring the irrepressibly likeable Henry Koperski on the keys. Cohen hosts a weekly show at Alan Cumming's new East Village cabaret, as well as the monthly variety show "It's A Guy Thing," which was listed as one of Paste Magazine’s "10 Best Alt Comedy Shows in New York City." "Cohen radiates a gee-whiz star power, Carol Kane- level charisma and enough between-song banter to make Carol Burnett blush." - Time Out New York, Five NYC Comedians to Look Out for in 2018


August 10

GOOD BROTHER
APARNA NANCHERLA
OFF TOP

When the NYC sketch fixture City Hall retired after its 10 year anniversary show, head writers Chris Booth and Josh Wolinsky formed Good Brother, an avant garde, bebop sketch experiment that uses subconscious audience expectations as their medium.



You can currently watch Aparna Nancherla as Grace the belabored HR rep on the Comedy Central show, Corporate. She also just performed on Two Dope Queens on HBO and was the voice of Hollyhock on the most recent season of Bojack Horseman. Other acting credits include Crashing, Master of None, Love, and Inside Amy Schumer. Aparna was named one of "The 50 Funniest People Right Now" by Rolling Stone, and she co-hosted the 2018 Women’s March Rally in NYC. Her Netflix half-hour special comes out March 2018.


Produced by Ray Morency, Off Top is a collective of writer/performers building new work combining comedy, performance art, and freestyle rap.

More lineup info coming soon
(lineups subject to change)

   
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