While my friend Christine's boyfriend was watching the Super Bowl, she and I had made a date to do something that would not involve football. Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off, an all-woman show of comedy and burlesque, at the Kraine Theater, proved to be just the ticket. Hosted by comedian Kerryn Feehan, abetted by Jillaine Gill, the show featured two other comedians and four burlesque artists. Yes, artists. To someone who'd seen little burlesque in the past and had never sought it out, these women were revelatory.
"Do you think the guys would have liked this?" I asked Christine at the break. She thought the humor might have been a little too female-centric for them--we'd chortled over bits involving IUDs, boobs, and endometriosis--but said, "I think they'd like the dancing."
Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off can often be seen at the Kraine, 85 E. 4 St., on the first Sunday of the month at 8 pm---next scheduled for April 2.