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Gotham Comedy Club’s New Talent Showcase

Jan 18 Through Jan 30 | Wed |
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D’yan Forest, the 88-year-old comedienne, who has recently received the Guinness World Records title for Oldest Working Female Comedian in the World, will be performing at Gotham Comedy Club’s New Talent Showcase produced by Andy Engel on January 18th, 23rd and 30th at 7pm. The New Talent Showcase spotlights a mix of professional comics and up and coming comics, and tickets are $14. Forest, who boasts an impressive career being noted by critics as the “naughty version of Betty White.” She has appeared on SNL, Comedy Central, and France’s Incredible Talent. She regularly performs her distinctive stand-up, complete with ukulele, at Gotham Comedy Club, The Broadway Comedy Club, Le Poisson Rouge, among many more. D'yan’s popular one woman show, “I Married a Nun” landed her on the same stages as Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, and the late Joan Rivers. She even documented her sitcom of a life in her book, I Did It My Ways. About D’yan Forest: D’yan Forest was raised a provincial girl in the conservative suburbs of Boston. After a “scandalous” divorce for the time and two years of oral French lessons, Forest got on a five-day boat ride to study abroad in Paris. After falling in love with the city, Forest would then embrace the French culture fully, which would determine the trajectory of the rest of her career. Back in the US, Forest performed as an international singer at golf clubs, country clubs, bars, and restaurants. Her life as a singer was cut short when the entertainment business in New York. City was brought to a halt after the 9/11 attacks. With no idea that she had the capability to be funny, Forest became what the world needed the most at that time: a comedian. With her ukulele in hand, Forest put together a hysterical and risqué one-woman show which caught on quickly. Her act, accurately called “I Married a Nun,” landed her on the same stages as Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, and Joan Rivers. In fact, upon meeting Rivers, she referred to Forest as “the filthy ukulele player.” COVID-19 got Forest to wondering what else she could do with al of her wonderfully hilarious stories from life. I Did it My Ways is the culmination of her sitcom-worthy life events, now available for all to read. But this book is no indication that the 88-year-old is done taking to the stage. Her new act, “Swinging on the Seine,” can still be seen in New York and Paris at some of the most famed comedy clubs like Joe’s Pub, Caroline’s Gotham Comedy Club, and New York Comedy Club.

Venue: Gotham Comedy Club

208 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011 Map