Take one local sushi bar, wrap it in a fabric curtain to hide the raw fish and nori and it is instantly transformed into a venue for comics to perform—well, funny people with a lot of imagination. It’s not The Comedy Cellar or Caroline’s, but three very funny comics did their best to entertain an audience of about 40 or so people Friday night. And entertain they did.
"I had a lot of fun," said Homayoon. "Felt like I was at dinner with my closest friends telling jokes. The staff was extremely generous and very kind. Overall I was happy to make fun of my wife and get away with it."
“I actually wet my pants laughing,” said Lisa Capaccio Carver who was happy to be a member of the audience at in Nanuet.
Fariaz Rabbani was the Master of Ceremonies. Rabbani attends Queens College and has been seen at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, On the Rox in Astoria and The New York Comedy Festival. He warmed up the audience while trying to get them involved with the show. He had a tough crowd who did not want to divulge real names or any real information. But this did not dissuade Rabbani from interacting and bantering with a table of 30 something’s in the audience.
Next up was Stacey Prussman who with her own rash brand of humor talked about everything from her own bulimia, her married sex life, to attending college for more years than most and her lesbian days there.
“The U-Me Sushi crowd is as diverse as the variety of sushi rolls on the menu. The service was so excellent my team cup was refilled on stage during my set. Good times great food!” Prussman said.
The daughter of a Jewish father and a Latino mom, Prussman an uninhibited native New Yorker, has become a major player in the comedy circuit after years of working professionally in theater, television and film. Prussman’s numerous appearances on The Howard Stern Radio Show and the E! Channel built her quite a following.
Following Prussman was her husband of two years, Tim Homayoon. Homayoon from Bayport, Long Island spoke of his nursing home stripper days, his road rage or “lack of”, his contribution to a homeless guy’s alcoholism, being a boy scout, finding his wife’s “G” spot and living life as a wimpy guy.
Homayoon started his comedy career as a senior in high school and never looked back. He headlines clubs and colleges throughout the U.S. and Canada. Homayoon has appeared on MTV, NBC, Comedy Central, as well as written for Saturday Night Lives’ ‘Weekend Update.’ When not headlining on the road, Tim is a regular at Caroline’s on Broadway, Stand-Up NY, Comic Strip Live, Gotham Comedy Club and the Apollo Theater.
“It was great to have an upscale comedy show at a local venue,” said Bill Linhart, from New City, who came to see the show with his wife and some friends.
If you would like to catch Homayoon, he will be performing at the Irish Arts Center in Manhattan on March 13.
U-Me Sushi Hibachi will be having their next comedy night on Friday, March 25. Curtains are now down, sushi and sashimi are back in place, and the restaurants' sushi bar is back to its original setting. Like Superman, with a little fabric-- magic is possible.
Irish Arts Center in Manhattan Sundays at Seven: Comedy at Night! March 13—7 p.m. Admission: $10/ $8 Irish Arts Center members
SmartTix.com or 212-868-4444
FREE for Sponsor ($125) members and higher. Members call 212-757-3318 ext 204 to reserve.
If you are looking for more laughs in Rockland County. Lo Hud Hi Def Comedy will be featuring Al Lubel at Turning Point in Piermont on March 19. Tickets are $20. Email Lo Hud Comedy at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact The Turning Point at 845-359-1089.
If you would like to read more about Homayoon, go to www.timwho.com
Or to read more about Prussman go to www.staceyprussman.com
U Me Sushi Hibachi 845-623-3110.