Ars Nova

Theater , Off Broadway Hell's Kitchen
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Ars Nova
There aren’t many entertainment options along Tenth Avenue, but one is worth the trek: A jewel box of a theater with a heady, well-selected repertory of comedy, cabaret and music shows in an environment that’s focused more on the performance than on the cash register at the bar. The monthly variety show Showgasm is an excellent sampler pack of rising talents.
Venue name: Ars Nova
Address: 511 W 54th St
New York

Cross street: between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
Opening hours: Showtimes and cover prices vary.
Transport: Subway: C, E to 50th St
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  • Comedy Until Thursday June 30 2016
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Jillian Anthony

This theater is a bit off the beaten track, which makes sense given the kind of artists it showcases. Hilarious comedian John Early has had a monthly residency here for a couple of years. His Showgasm hosts amazing comedians and artists, and his sidekick Hamm Samwich, a drag queen/DJ/musician, likes to get drunk and talk shit with him. Otherwise you'll see up-and-coming performers, pop-up art galleries, comedians from all sorts of genres and live music. For example: there's a comedian-juggler performing there soon. Didn't think that was a thing? It is, and you can see it here! But, seriously, go see Showgasm.