The Rated R Show: Top Stand-Up Comedians Uncensored
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The last date listed for The Rated R Show was Thursday May 10, 2007 / 8:30pm.
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Surrender to the comedy of the night when three talented actor-musicians turn The Phantom of the Opera on its head with an on-the-spot rewrite. Fueled by audience suggestions, the show is a completely spontaneous trip into the phantom's lair beneath the opera house. Unmasked and unscripted, the musical's mysterious love triangle has never been performed like this before, and no two shows will be the same. Learn More
The Rated R Show is comedy with the handcuffs taken off. NYC’s top stand-up comedians let loose! Completely unedited and uncensored, they’ll say anything they want to say, exactly how they want to say it—as long as it’s funny. This is not your grandmother’s comedy show.
May 10th lineup:
- Rob Stapleton
- Pete Correale
- Kyle Grooms
- Mike DeStefano
- And more!
Rob Stapleton: Rob’s versatile style has made him a favorite on BET’s “ComicView” and Comedy Central’s “Comic Groove.” He’s also headlined a set at Montreal’s prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. Rob’s TV credits include sketch writing for Tracey Morgan, and their pieces have aired on “Saturday Night Live.” He’s also appeared on VH1’s “Paris Hilton’s Most Shocking Moments,” “Britney Spears’ Most Shocking Moments” and “Michael Jackson’s Most Shocking Moments.” Rob also filmed a Laffapolooza comedy festival DVD in Atlanta hosted by Jamie Foxx. Film credits include the starring role of rapper Jay-Z in “Death of a Dynasty” and lead actor in the dramedy “The Stuff,” which he also wrote.
Pete Correale: Pete got his first big break while performing at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival during the summer of 2000, which resulted in a deal with NBC. Next came a lead role in the Jim Breuer pilot for Fox. Pete has showcased his standup on “The Tonight Show,” Aspen Comedy Arts Festival, Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” as well as numerous apperances on “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn.” Pete also performed live during the MTV pre-Super Bowl special in Houston. Aside from standup, he has written for and acted on various shows for both Comedy Central and MTV networks. When Pete isn’t headlining colleges and comedy clubs across the country, he can be seen honing his craft nightly at various NYC comedy clubs.
Kyle Grooms: Kyle has performed on shows as diverse as “Showtime at the Apollo,” “Comedy Picante,” “Premium Blend” and Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn.” Other TV and radio credits include “Def Comedy Jam,” “Comic View,” “Que Locos,” “Chappelle’s Show,” and as Information Guy on “Straight Plan for the Gay Man.” Kyle has also been well received throughout England, Holland and at the Montreal Comedy Festival.
Mike DeStefano: Mike was one of the 30 comedians featured on Showtime’s edgy series “White Boyz in the Hood.” He has a way of taking pain and tragedy and spinning them into laughter, probing into the heart of issues that most people would rather ignore. He speaks his truth in a way that is sometimes disturbing, but always refreshing and funny. Mike has performed at comedy clubs all over the country and at college campuses.
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