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  1. Comedy Day & Night By Rhonda Hansome

    Saturday, July 8, 2017

    The first Wednesday in June on the N train to Queens. This is exactly how I like MTA travels, uneventful. We pull into the last stop and the sunshine of Ditmars Blvd. station.  Downstairs, 23rd Ave. is all cafes and lively Greek restaurants flanked by working class storefronts.

    I cross the street and wave to my petite friend. Joan's casual elegance and quirky artistic sensibility drew me to her instantly, but her self-described "red diaper baby" humor sealed our friendship. 

    Looking for a political firebrand as adorable as Gracie Allen? 
    Comedian Joan Reinmuth

    Joan's joie de vivre inspires her fearless comedy and her innovative wearable art.     My co-host/co-producer complements me perfectly. Her outside the box - no box approach balances perfectly with my controlling theater director / stage manager background. 

    We surveyed QED Astoria and plotted the debut of our Comedy Faux Talk Show: Best Friends With Rhonda.*  We left QED satisfied the cozy community venue was an excellent lab for our experiment in group humor. Where to review our notes?  Over Greek appetizers al fresco before heading homeward.

    That night, in the Bronx, I connected with She So Funny Blogger 

    I'd been trying to get together with my friend Mindy, who created Divorced Divas of Comedy, for quite a while. Finally our schedules jibed. At Isla Cafe, a bustling Westchester Ave. night spot, we caught the Product of Evolutions comedy show 
    Headliner -  Mike Yard
    From The Larry Wilmore Show

    Edwardo Infante the show's producer gave us stage side seats, which made us easy foils for the cavalcade of comics. We took their ribbing in good nature and networked with them after the show. What could be better? On our way to the 6 train Mindy shared her survival job's new potential.

    To ALL my comedy buddies, thank you for the precious time spent laughing, creating or just having a beer. 

    Speaking of being with cherished friends...
    Mon. 7/10, my birthday I'm with the satirical powerhouse 
                                            John Fugelsang
    Tell Me Everything 
    2-5 PM on SiriusXM ch 121

    Looking for a completely new storytelling experience?
    Join Us For
    What I Learned About My Mother
     7PM Wed. 7/12 - Generation Women

    *Best Friends With Rhonda Are Proud was a great success.

  2. 3 comments:

    1. Congrats on the experimental show at QED. Thanks so much for the shout outs. Great pic of you! You are an inspiration.

    2. Unknown said...

      So glad you had a good experience at QED!

    3. Pretty well to hear about some comedy night and its always a great pleasure and a joyful time to be in a company of a comedian. Loved the post and hoping to get more from you soon in the coming days,

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