Lionel

The Cutting Room Presents:

Lionel

Sat, May 10, 2014

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Cutting Room

New York, NY

$30 Advanced - $35 Day of Show

Tickets Available at the Door

There is a $20 food/drink minimum

Lionel
Lionel
Lionel is a raconteur and monologist of the first order. He’s a trial warrior and ex-prosecutor, author, radio talk show monster, legal commentator, TV news decoder and extreme shuffleboard legend. He pays tribute to the mother tongue in a performance that can't be depicted as spoken word or standup. It's part lecture, sermon, disquisition, rant and stream of untethered consciousness. And with the incomparable flatpicking wizard Bob Harris and the ineffable banjo stylings of Bob Sutor Lionel rounds out the bluegrass troika of Lock 'n Load. The immaculate twang of America's heartbeat and word magic. You'll see why Newsweek called him "an intellectual known for his irreverent political and social humor" and why none other than the great music producer Jerry Wexler said this about Lionel: “He wears the mantle of Lenny Bruce, with Lenny’s own tropisms: The Oblique, The Irreverent, The Tangential, The Concupiscent, The Polymorphous Perverse, The Arcane, The Numinous. And yet Lionel brings to the table his own savory: A love of the mother tongue and a gonzo vocabulary that puts his logo on all his works, whether talk-show hosting, standup-comic spritzing, or hanging out – with himself a minor art form.” Call him LOTUS: Lionel of the United States. Contains gluten.
Venue Information:
The Cutting Room
44 E. 32nd St.
New York, NY, 10016
http://thecuttingroomnyc.com/