Sketch comedy is a laugh out loud riot in the hands of Joe DiNozzi and Darien De Maria, the creators, writers and directors of A Sketch of New York, that played 9 performances at The Producers Club, 358 West 44th Street, this past weekend. The show, eighteen witty sketches of varying lengths lampooning life in the Big Apple poked fun at dating, film producers, cellphones, the transit system, and the perils of acting with entertaining zest. A Sketch of New York is a satirical comedy show in the vein of classic New York sketch theater with an aim at mocking the absurd dichotomies of life in New York City performed by three entirely different casts.
The exceptional ensemble at the early show, which I attended, played beautifully together, displaying a deft command of the material while performing with terrific energy, pace and timing. Kudos to funny material deliciously served by these fine actors in no particular-order: Nancy Levine, Cara Jaye Dekelbaum, Rama Orleans-Lindsay, Gabrielle Arles, Brittney Bullock, Jarrod Crump, David Carter, Yoni Vendriger, Zeeshan Haider, Sandra Ajami, Janice Acevedo, Nasreen Rahman, Tom Crockett, and Patrick Christiano.