Time Out NY on Ike's Wonderful World of Leisure: "I would not miss anything by Ikechukwu Ufomadu"

Ike's Wonderful World of Leisure gets highlighted in Time Out New York's Guide to New York's Explosion of Performance Festivals in January.

Ike's Wonderful World of Leisure plays Vital Joint on Friday and Saturday, January 12th and 13th. Tickets are $10 (cash only) at the door. Click here for more info and to RSVP.

"Words with Ike" - a new series of "educational" comedic shorts

 

Explore the wide world of words, in this new series of educational shorts, "Words with Ike".

Starting October 30, 2017, you check for new episodes about twice a week on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or YouTube.

Director Editor Co-Writer - Graham Mason

DP - Matt Clegg

Original Music - Bennett Young

Graphics - Patrick Hosmer

Camera Assist - Peter Samuels

Consigliere - Nicole Boettcher

Consigliere - Colin Burgess

Consigliere - Alex Goldberg

 

Maxamoo's October Theater Preview recommends "Nightcap | by Ike"

Maxamoo recommends Nightcap | by Ike: "Ike is a truly brilliant comedian and entertainer ... [his] style of speech is very methodical and very absurd ... [and] will make you explode with laughter."

Listen to the podcast episode here (starting at 28:37). Nightcap | by Ike plays Joe's Pub on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 9:30pm. 

The New York Times praises Justin Kuritzkes new play "A**hole", now playing at JACK

New York Times: "—hole” is go-for-broke weird, the kind of play that leaves even a friendly audience, like the one I saw it with, a little stunned at the end. Is it brutal, discomfiting and truly gross? Absolutely. But in a production this spot on, that’s not a bad thing at all."

Read the review here. A**hole plays JACK, August 31 thru September 15, 2017, at 8:00pm nightly.

"Deep Night with Dale" - a live podcast hosted by Dale Seever

 
 

Dale tunes into the strange frequencies that make late night talk shows so compelling on this special live episode of Deep Night, recorded at the Slipper Room in NYC. The garrulous guru of gab begins the evening with a conjuring thanks to ancient instructions sent via the all-seeing Zardulu. Spooked by his own powers, he ends up summoning comedian Amy Zimmer who demonstrates her own considerable mystic abilities that quite simply have to be seen to be believed. Dale then speaks with the New York Times comedy critic, Jason Zinoman, whose new book Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night, is a terrific look back through the influential years of the Late Night with David Letterman program and a guide to its enduring comedic legacy. Rising comedian and late night impresario Ike Ufomadu drops in for some deep night thoughts about his unique approach to hosting and some of the theatrical essentials of late night TV. Comedian, writer, and all around delight Maeve Higgins joins the group to dish on the high-flying life of a podcast host and share some of the things she’s learned about American history, ancestry, and more. This Deep Night episode also features music on the theremin by Cornelius Loy.

To buy Jason’s book Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night visit your local bookstore, or choose convenience and make your purchase at a reputable online resource like this one. Catch Ike Ufomadu at Joe’s Pub or elsewhere around town by staying up to date with his appearances via his website www.ikehimself.com/. Maeve Higgins hosts the fabulous podcast Maeve in America: Immigration in Real Life and co-hosts Star Talk with Neil deGrasse Tyson. Find both on itunes or whatever podcast platform is best for you. Amy Zimmer performs regularly throughout NYC, but you can follow her on Twitter @oneamyzimmer.

Ike selected for 2017 Class of "Joe's Pub Working Group" Residency Program

From the Joe's Pub website:

JOE'S PUB WORKING GROUP (JPWG) aims to enrich the sustainability and growth of New York-based emerging and established artists’ careers by providing administrative resources, physical space and curatorial services, further cultivating a community atmosphere wherein those artists can create and sustain new and developing work.

Click here to read more about the program and 2017 Class.