NEW YORK’S HYSTERICAL COMEDY CLIQUE CONNECTS
UPTOWN’S BROADWAY TO OFF-BROADWAY WITH SIX CONSECUTIVE SOLD-OUT SHOWS
MEET THE ROOM 28 SKETCH COMEDY TROUPE
WORLD PREMIERE OF STRAPHANGER ANTHEM
New York City’s hottest new sketch comedy troupe, Room 28, is celebrating their sixth consecutive sold-out show and fourth production since their 2014 off-Broadway debut, “A Date with Room 28.” That hilarious comedy adventure shook the marrows of every funny bone in the house at Harlem’s famed Poet’s Den during Valentine’s Day Weekend.
Theatergoers erupted with excitement seconds into entering Room 28’s peculiar world. The quirky cast of 10 native New Yorkers, a promising mix of decorated artists and emerging talents, put on a memorable event with eight experimental sketches. Their stream of outrageous satire—from serenades by oversexed, underappreciated Spanish guitarists to jealous ex-girlfriends’ haunting pasts, the double-edged sword of gender bias and hanging with randy pregnant women—confirmed Room 28’s spectrum of crazy.
Room 28 also unleashed the on-stage premier of “Subway Girls,” an original piece directed by Andrew Casanova and featuring songstress Maria Fuentes. The song captures the sentiments of New York City women who loathe taking mass transit due to unsolicited attention from men, capitalizing on train delays to hit on them. The wacky clique filmed this new cranky straphanger anthem while riding the ‘A’ train—the direct route connecting midtown to the pulse of Upper Manhattan’s other Broadway, where many of Room 28’s talent hail from.
Room 28’s cleverly-executed music video productions echo the exuberance of a contemporary Weird Al Yankovic, conveying the elements of the urban New York experiencemixed with hip-hop and pop-culture over Latin flavor and sounds. Occassionally, Room 28blends in off-the-wall renditions of Hollywood hits, all of which have already positioned the ensemble as rising stars in viral comedy.
The ridiculously-funny Room 28 novela also pokes fun at their real-life, behind-the-curtains melodrama, revealing clashing egos andoverzealous actors all navigating the pressures ofcutthroat show business.
Room 28 leverages their skills in multimedia, visual arts, production, marketing and promotion to produce their own events and boost their fan base. The troupeserves up silly with a purpose, dedicating each effort to a relevant community cause, ranging from domestic-violence awareness to the importance ofpracticing safe sex.
Proud sponsors of the Room 28 brand and event series include Ford Motors,Stoli Vodka, Emblem Health, Sherman Parking, Mayimba Music, Sprinkle Splash Bakery and La Liga de Justica.
These Ambassadors of Funny will return with an all-new revue this spring. For more information a bout Room 28 and to check out their work visitwww.whatisroom28.com.
WHAT IS ROOM 28?
A New York City-bred sketch-comedy group that performs outrageous, raw, and culturally diverse shows, often musical, sometimes poignant and always original and entertaining. They are masters at crossing lines to keep audiences roaring with shock and delight. They have emerged as one of the most promising new acts, selling out each show since their 2014 off-Broadway theater debut. Made up of an ensemble of Hispanic-American actors, writers, and improvisers, Room 28’s name inspiration derives from the popular Dominican saying “el cuarto veinte y ocho”—the 28th room, a reference to the island’s notorious insane asylum positioned at the 28th milepost between the cities of Santiago and Santo Domingo. Room28 entertains audiences of all backgrounds with their original sketch revues and improvisational comedy. Follow #WhatIsRoom28 and @Room28 for updates and viral content.