Cute and Paranoid comes to the Astoria Brewhouse

8 Feb

I have two shows this month at the Astoria Brewhouse which is just a short jaunt from Manhattan. The lovely, funny Jesse Jones runs a great show in the backroom of the Brewhouse, which serves exceptionally potent beers, every Wednesday night at 8:30pm. This month, I’m doing a spot on Wednesday 2/16 and I’ll be hosting the show on Wednesday 2/23. Should be a hoot and a half. Come on out!

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My Favorite Conversation of the Day – Richmond Shepard

27 Jan

Richmond Shepard, of the Richmond Shepard Theatre, accomplished actor and mime, had the following to say to my “David Mamet Does a Fairytale” castmates and me:

“The three of you are very funny. And funny is good in comedy.”

Happy New Year + NEWS!

1 Jan

I am delighted to report that I will be playing Snow White in Tamar Kummel’s “David Mamet Does a Fairytale” at the Richmond Shepard Theatre from January 26 – 29th as part of the theatre’s New Works festival. It’s a hilarious, rapid-fire play involving Snow White (“Snow”), Cinderella (“Cindy”) and Little Red Riding Hood (“Little Red”) sitting around, playing poker, talking about boys and cursing like sailors. It’s fantastic.

Here’s the skinny:
January 26 – 29
All shows at 8pm.
Richmond Shepard Theatre
309 East 26th Street (between 1st and 2nd aves.)
Tickets: $18, FREE for AEA members

My Favorite Conversation of the Day – the theater company

26 Nov

Many moons ago, I was in a very hastily thrown together theater company, the CornerTable Theater Company, with a few girlfriends from acting school. I transcribed the following during a meeting on January 26, 2003:

Julie: “Hey! When you go to Starbucks, can you get a me a grande decaf nonfat latte?”

Kath: “WHAT?!?!”

Julie: “I drink chicken coffee.

Mary: “But you’re vegetarian….”

Scraps of Paper – the first of many

26 Nov

Firstly, I know I’m horribly delinquent on updating this blog. I am extremely busy and a touch lazy so there you have it.

In other news, I inevitably find notes written between myself and comedy buddies while we watch comedy together, usually at bringer shows, written on the back of those comment cards clubs leave on the tables. Here’s one:

Comedy buddy: This bitch is texting right in front.

Me: No way!

Comedy buddy: Kill me 😦

Me: Seriously. And who does a SHOW in flip flops?

Comedy buddy: Jesus and Moses.
(pause)
Am I the only one with the urge to throw him off stage and finish his set?

Me: I would LOVE that.

My solo show “CALL ME” — ticket info and the full skinny!

16 Sep

Want some tickets to my solo show, “Call Me”? Well, you can get ’em here.

Want to see the full skinny on the Plus 1 Solo Show Festival, of which “Call Me” is one of four fantastic 20-minute solo shows in a glorious evening of theater and music (but not musical theater, shivers)? Read all about it here.

But here’s the skinny skinny:
Plus 1 Solo Show Festival
Sunday, October 10 and Monday, October 11 at 8 p.m.

An evening of funny and smart original solo shows. Two performances only!

JACKed Up by Mark Gessner, directed by James Angiola
A hilarious and whimsical look at one man’s journey from Dude to Dad.

I’m Fired! by Margie Suvalle, directed by Matt Hoverman
A comedy about getting let go, laid off and fired and finding a place to belong.

Can’t the Revolution Wait? by Jamila Webb
The daughter of two revolutionaries sets out to find her own rebellious voice.

Call Me by Katherine Williams
In a sea of texters and Facebook stalkers, one woman challenges her potential suitors to unplug.

With special musical guest Erica Russo

General Admission:
$17 in advance online, $20 at the door

The Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor
between 7th and 8th Avenues
New York, NY

Trains: B, D, E, to 7th Avenue
N, Q, R, W to 57th Street
A, C, 1 to 59th Street/Columbus Circle

Hope you can make it!

Twizzlers and danish,
Katherine Williams

My Favorite Conversation of the Day – Rosh Hashanah dinner

16 Sep

I’m not Jewish but I had RH dinner at the home of a couple who have been married 33 years. The husband has a huge framed collage of clips and ads from his design work from the last few decades. He points out an article from People magazine to me:

Husband: “Look! I was one of ‘The Most Intriguing People of 1978!”

Wife: “He has become MUCH less intriguing since then……