Donning our gay apparel!

Curtains up for "Danny Leary's ON THE ROCKS for the HOLIDAYS" at The Duplex


New York, NY - November 24, 2008   New York's favorite long-running variety show is donning its gay apparel every Thursday in December at 9:30 PM at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre. Take two parts stand-up, a twist of musical comedy, add a splash of cabaret with some holiday spice and you've got "Danny Leary's On the Rocks for the Holidays!" -  a stiff cocktail guaranteed to keep you red-nosed all season long!


This special holiday series features top shelf nightclub entertainment from national headlining stand-ups (as-seen-on Comedy Central and late nite TV), holiday favorites from the city's most celebrated cabaret and jazz singers, traditional carols mixed up by musical comedians from the downtown scene, burlesque dancers, ventriloquists and even a contortionist!


"On the Rocks with Danny Leary" dubbed "a marvelously rambunctious evening" by Cabaret Exchange has been featured on the CW11 and was picked as a "Best Bet" in Time Out New York. Last season "On the Rocks" also hit the road to San Francisco for two sold-out performances. See for yourself why this Holiday season at the Duplex!



WHEN:        Thursday, Dec 4th at 9:30 PM

                   Thursday, Dec 11th at 9:30 PM

                   Thursday, Dec 18th at 9:30 PM

WHERE:      The Duplex Cabaret Theatre

                   59 Christopher Street, NYC

                   (1) to Christopher St/Sheridan Sq

TICKETS:     $10 + 2 Drink Minimum

RESERVE:   Online at http://www.theduplex.com

                    Or via phone: (212) 255-5438

LENGTH:      Approx 90 minutes.



December 4th at 9:30 PM

*Comedian BECKY DONOHUE from Comedy Central headlines.

*The hilarious singing sister duo of VICKIE & NICKIE  - straight from the northern hills of Minnesota - add soccer mom flair to your holiday carols!
*Top jazz recording artist SHAYNEE RAINBOLT and musical comedienne ROBIN GELFENBIEN team up for a hilarious spin on Hannukah!
*Star of Hedwig and MAC Award winning cabaret sensation JONATHON WHITTON belts a special holiday hit.
*Authorand monologuist KAMBRI CREWS grew up with deaf parents in a tin shed in Texas - and lived to tell us all about it!
*Bah humbug from the angry and lovable ROB GORDEN of Comedy Central!
*DAVE RUBIN from here! TV's Hot Gay Comics
*ANN DESIGN from Showtime! 


DECEMBER 11th at 9:30 PM

*Comedian MAUREEN LANGAN from HBO headlines.
*Top jazz recording artist SHAYNEE RAINBOLT and musical comedienne ROBIN GELFENBIEN team up for a hilarious spin on Hannukah!
*Thrilling contortionist and escape artist JARED THE CONJUROR adds a twist to unwrapping packages!
*Have you ever heard of a gay, Jewish rapper? SOCE THE ELEMENTAL WIZARD (as seen on MTV!) tosses up the season!
*Hot cabaret sensation SCOT WISNIEWSKI croons a sentimental holiday number that will leave you looking for mistletoe!
*Sexy jazzbird AJA NISENSON scats our shopping rage away!
*MAC Award winning stand-up MICHAEL BRILL!
*CHANTAL CARRERE of ABC's Fat March and the 5 Funny Females National Stand-up Tour!
*National touring comedian PAT O'SHEA!


DECEMBER 18th at 9:30 PM

*Comedian POPPI KRAMER from NBC's Biggest Loser headlines.
*THE TURKEY LURKEY DANCERS perform the thrilling original choreography of the infamous holiday dance number "Turkey Lurkey Time" from the retro-fabulous Burt Bacharach musical Promises, Promises!
*Cabaret starlet JENNA ESPOSITO turns the season upside down with her great set of... pipes!
*Burlesque sin-sation DALLAS LEBLAZE spins her dreidels!
*Feliz Navidad and musical comedy from the award-winning lyricist and performer HECTOR CORIS!
*Rock-n-Roll Ventriloquist CARLA RHODES and her special guest CECIL.... you decide which one is naughy and nice!
*Donning his gay apparel is stand-up JEFFREY JOHNS of the 5 Funny Fags National Tour!
*National touring comedian BROOKE VAN POPPELEN!
*The hilarious stand-up WILLIAM MULLEN!


Danny Leary is a stand-up comedian and actor based in New York and was featured live in performance on here! TV's Hot Gay Comics Live. Danny is a regular comedian panelist for MTV's FNMTV and recently taped a pilot as a comedian panelist for a new clip show called Animal Crackers for Animal Planet. He has been a recurring guest on the nationally syndicated radio program The Joey Reynolds Show and has appeared as a guest weatherman on the CW-11 Morning News.

Danny Leary delights audiences nationally from the Purple Onion in San Francisco to the Lakeshore Theater in Chicago as headliner of the acclaimed 5 Funny Fags tour. In New York he can be seen regularly at major comedy venues  such as Comix, Gotham and Caroline's, is a regular performer on the New York cabaret circuit and has appeared as a featured guest at the Iridium Jazz Club and The Metropolitan Room. His own variety show On the Rocks with Danny Leary was named a "Best Bet for Comedy" by Time Out New York and plays on Thursdays at The Duplex in New York.

Danny Leary's official website: http://www.dannyleary.com




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