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Adam Sank Brings Award-Winning "Bad Dates" to Stonewall for Two Encore Performances April 6 and 10 

What:
Adam Sank in "Bad Dates: A One-Man Show About Many Men"

When:
Saturday, April 6 at 6:00PM
Wednesday, April 10 at 7:00PM
Showroom doors open 30 minutes prior to performances; run-time is approximately 85 minutes.

Where:
Upstairs at the Stonewall Inn
53 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014

How Much:
$15 tickets + 2-drink minimum. Tickets available at: www.adamsank.com

About the Show:
After earning two 2023 Broadway World Cabaret Awards (Best Spoken Word and Best Debut Show) Adam Sank is returning to Stonewall for two encore performances of his acclaimed one-man show, "Bad Dates: A One Man Show About Many Men," on April 6 and 10.

Sank previously performed "Bad Dates" at six sold-out performances this past summer and fall at Stonewall, as well as two weeks of sold-out shows at the Foundry in Wilton Manors, FL last November and two sold-out nights at Oscar's Palm Springs (California) in January of this year. 

Lavender after Dark says: "Sank’s 'Bad Dates' is sexy, smart, and funny. But it also has its very provocative moments… Not just hilarious but also more relevant than ever...”


Veteran comedian Adam Sank ("Last Comic Standing," "The Today Show," Vh-1's "I Love the 2000s") came out of retirement with this show about one gay man's fruitless 30-year-search for lasting love. From the future politician who kept stealing his Neosporin to the vanilla guy with the Christmas-tree-shaped member, Adam's dating stories are ribald and hilarious... until he turns the tables with one that is shocking and tragic.

"In that past, all my shows have been a random series of jokes, and one of the reasons I retired was because that was no longer satisfying," Sank says. "In returning to the stage, I wanted to try something different. 'Bad Dates' is about a single idea, which is the fact that I've spent half my life hunting for men, and what the cost of that is. And while I hope people laugh at most of the show, I'm also hoping they take away something genuine and heartfelt."

Ages 21 and over only. Graphic language and sensitive content. Audience discretion is advised.

For more information and interviews, contact adamsank@gmail.com.

About the Artist:


ADAM SANK is a two-time Broadway World Cabaret Award winner and one of the most recognized and accomplished openly gay stand-up comics in the country. He has been featured on NBC's Last Comic Standing and The Today Show, FOX's Laughs, CBS News, Vh1's I Love the 2000s and Best Week Ever, CNN's @ThisHour, CNBC's Street Signs and truTV's World's Dumbest Criminals, along with countless appearances as both a guest and fill-in host on Sirius-XM satellite radio.

His debut comedy album, "Adam Sank: Live from the Stonewall Inn," went to No. 1 on both Amazon's list of Comedy Album Downloads and iTunes's New Comedy Releases, and it plays in rotation on SiriusXM's Raw Dog channel. From 2017 to 2023, Adam hosted a popular weekly podcast– "The Adam Sank Show (ASS)" – which was nominated three times for a People's Choice Podcast Award.

For 15 years, Adam performed regularly at comedy clubs, special events and festivals throughout the New York City area and beyond, including appearances at NYC Gay Pride, Gay Days Orlando, Atlantis Events and the Gay Naturists International (GNI) Annual Gathering. He has served as master of ceremonies and auctioneer at multiple fundraisers, helping to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charitable organizations. He has also personally raised over $95K for AIDS Walk NY.

In 2019, Adam retired from stand-up after releasing his second comedy album, "Adam Sank's Last Comedy Album," which went to No. 1 on Amazon and iTunes and plays regularly on SiriusXM Raw Dog. In 2023, Adam came out of retirement with a new one-man show, “Bad Dates," which enjoyed sold-out runs in New York, Wilton Manors, FL and Palm Springs, CA. The show was awarded with Broadway World Cabaret Awards for Best Debut Show and Best Spoken Word Show and has been nominated for a Manhattan Association of Cabaret (MAC) Award in the Special Production category.

In addition to being a comedian and podcaster, Adam is a licensed wedding officiant in the state of New York, specializing in (but not limited to) same-sex, Jewish and/or comedy-themed ceremonies. He currently lives in New York City with his dog, Lady.

Adam Sank's "Bad Dates" Sells Out in Palm Springs, Adds Second Performance Jan. 12 

Due to a complete sell-out of the first performance on Jan. 11, Adam Sank's "Bad Dates" has added a second performance on Friday, Jan. 12, at Oscar's Palm Springs. Details follow.

What:
Adam Sank in: "Bad Dates: A One-Man Show About Many Men"

When:
Thursday, Jan. 11 and Friday, Jan. 12 at 7:00PM
Doors open at 5:30PM

Where
Oscar's Palm Springs
125 E. Taquitz Canyon Way., Ste 108
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Tel: 760-325-1188

Tickets and Prices:
$34.95-$44.95 + $25 food and/or drink minimum per person.
Tickets available at: https://oscarspalmsprings.com/product/comic-adam-sank-bad-dates-second-night-added/

About the Show:
After sold-out runs at New York City's Stonewall Inn and South Florida's Foundry Theater in 2023, Adam Sank is bringing his acclaimed one-man show, "Bad Dates: A One Man Show About Many Men," to the Oscar's Palm Springs for a two-night-only performance on Jan. 11 and 12, 2024.

The show was just nominated for two Broadway World Cabaret Awards (Best Debut Show and Best Spoken Word Show). Lavender after Dark says: "Sank’s 'Bad Dates' is sexy, smart, and funny. But it also has its very provocative moments… Not just hilarious but also more relevant than ever...”

Veteran comedian Adam Sank ("Last Comic Standing," "The Today Show," Vh-1's "I Love the 2000s") came out of retirement with this new show about one gay man's fruitless 30-year-search for lasting love. From the future politician who kept stealing his Neosporin to the vanilla guy with the Christmas-tree-shaped member, Adam's dating stories are ribald and hilarious... until he turns the tables with one that is shocking and tragic.

"In the past, all my shows have been a random series of jokes, and one of the reasons I retired was because that was no longer satisfying," Sank says. "In returning to the stage, I wanted to try something different. 'Bad Dates' is about a single idea, which is the fact that I've spent half my life hunting for men, and what the cost of that is. And while I hope people laugh at most of the show, I'm also hoping they take away something genuine and heartfelt."

The show contains graphic language and sensitive content. Audience discretion is advised.

For more information and interviews, please contact adamsank@gmail.com.

About the Artist:

Adam Sank is one of the most recognized and accomplished openly gay stand-up comics in the country, having been featured on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" and "The Today Show," FOX's "Laughs," CBS News, Vh1's "I Love the 2000s" and "Best Week Ever," CNN's "@ThisHour," CNBC's "Street Signs" and truTV's "World's Dumbest Criminals," along with countless appearances as both a guest and fill-in host on Sirius-XM satellite radio.

His debut comedy album, "Adam Sank: Live from the Stonewall Inn," went to No. 1 on both Amazon's list of Comedy Album Downloads and iTunes's New Comedy Releases, and it plays in rotation on SiriusXM's Raw Comedy channel. From 2017 to 2023, Adam hosted a popular weekly podcast– "The Adam Sank Show (ASS)" – which was nominated three times for a People's Choice Podcast Award.

For 15 years, Adam performed regularly at comedy clubs, special events and festivals throughout the New York City area and beyond, including appearances at NYC Gay Pride, Gay Days Orlando, Atlantis Events and the Gay Naturists International (GNI) Annual Gathering. He has served as master of ceremonies and auctioneer at multiple fundraisers, helping to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charitable organizations. He has also personally raised over $95K for AIDS Walk NY.
 

Adam Sank's "Bad Dates" Nominated for Two Broadway World Awards! 

I'm thrilled to announce that “Bad Dates” has now been nominated for two 2023 Broadway World Cabaret Awards! Based on the Stonewall performances, the show is nominated for Best Spoken Word Show and Best Debut Show (Run of Shows).

BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards

Winners are based entirely on public votes, and the voting period ends on Dec. 31, 2023. So please CLICK HERE and vote for “Bad Dates” in both categories.

Speaking of “Bad Dates” the shows at the Foundry in Wilton Manors were an absolute blast! And now it's on to Palm Springs, where I'll be performing the show for one night only at Oscar's. CLICK HERE for tickets!

After that… who knows? If you think you live someplace where people would like to see this show, reach out to me! Wishing all of you very happy, healthy holidays.

Much love,

Adam

After Four Sold-Out Shows, Adam Sank Brings "Bad Dates" Back to Stonewall for Two More Performances! 

After four sold-out shows at the historic Stonewall Inn this summer, Adam Sank is returning to Stonewall for two additional performances of his acclaimed one-man show, "Bad Dates: A One Man Show About Many Men," on Oct. 7th and 14th at 6:30PM. The show will be moving to Wilton Manors, FL in November for a limited engagement at the Foundry, where it will be produced and directed by Ronnie Larsen, and other cities may follow.

Lavender after Dark says: "Sank’s 'Bad Dates' is sexy, smart, and funny. But it also has its very provocative moments… Not just hilarious but also more relevant than ever...”

Veteran comedian Adam Sank ("Last Comic Standing," "The Today Show," Vh-1's "I Love the 2000s") came out of retirement with this new show about one gay man's fruitless 30-year-search for lasting love. From the future politician who kept stealing his Neosporin to the vanilla guy with the Christmas-tree-shaped member, Adam's dating stories are ribald and hilarious... until he turns the tables with one that is shocking and tragic.

"In that past, all my shows have been a random series of jokes, and one of the reasons I retired was because that was no longer satisfying," Sank says. "In returning to the stage, I wanted to try something different. 'Bad Dates' is about a single idea, which is the fact that I've spent half my life hunting for men, and what the cost of that is. And while I hope people laugh at most of the show, I'm also hoping they take away something genuine and heartfelt."

Ages 21 and over only. Graphic language and sensitive content. Audience discretion is advised. $10 + 2-drink minimum. For tickets and information, visit https://adamsank.com/. 

Adam Sank Reviews "The Curious Case of Natalia Grace" 

RECOMMENDED VIEWING (Or is it?): "The Curious Case of Natalia Grace" (2023) on Investigation Discovery. Also streaming on Max (formerly HBO Max).

As anyone who regularly listened to my podcast knows, I have long been obsessed with this bizarre and disturbing case. In fact, we talked about it so often that I created a special audio bumper for it, replete with horror movie music and children's laughter. ("Is she a sweet, young, lovable orphan? Or is she an EVIL DWARF IN DISGUISE?! Here's your Natalia Update!")

The basic facts, for those not in the know, are these: In 2010, Indiana couple Michael and Kristine Barnett adopted Natalia, a disabled little person whom they believed to be a six-year-old Ukrainian orphan. 

Almost immediately, they became convinced that Natalia was not only much older than six but also a crazed sociopath intent on harming them and their three other children. (And yes, that's basically the exact plot of the 2009 horror movie "Orphan.")

Six-year-old orphan or 'con artist' adult? Revisiting the strange story of  Natalia Grace | US news | The Guardian

Through a dubious legal proceeding, they had her "re-aged" to 22 in 2012, and shortly thereafter, they left her to fend for herself, alone in a shabby apartment that provided no accommodations for her disabilities, while they moved to Canada. Depending on whom you believe, Natalia was either 9 or 23 at the time. Either way, she was unable to care for herself.

The Barnetts, who eventually divorced, were both charged with abandonment in separate trials, and this six-part docuseries spends much of its time focusing on the trial of Michael, who also granted numerous and lengthy interviews with the producers.

And therein lies the problem with "Curious Case"; guilty or not, Michael Barnett is one of the creepiest people you'll ever encounter. Deeply histrionic, melodramatic, prone to fits of crying, screaming and pounding the floor, he's not just an unreliable narrator – he's a detestable one. And while his kooky antics make for compelling viewing in a car-crash kind of way, they don't shed a whole lot of light on the truth of the case. 

More as a warning than a spoiler, I'll tell you that most of the big questions remain unanswered by the end of Ep. 6. But if you're a true Nataliaphile like me, you shouldn't skip it.

Adam Sank Reviews "Barbie" 

First, I'm floored – shocked even – that Mattel allowed this movie to be made, screenplay intact. Not only is "Barbie" a scathing commentary on American patriarchy, but it's often a scathing commentary on Barbie herself – not the character, but the product. At one point, a teenage girl in the movie literally calls Barbie a fascist... to her face! ("You make girls hate themselves!" she says.)

Furthermore, the movie depicts an all-male team of bumbling Mattel executives – led by Will Ferrell, who's not given enough funny material – in a far less than flattering light. 

In short, this is NOT a corporation-friendly movie, and that's to be admired.

Reeder's Movie Reviews: Barbie - Northwest Public Broadcasting

There are also handfuls of genuinely funny moments, most of them centered around Ken, played winningly (and hotly) by Ryan Gosling, and Kate McKinnon, who shines as a mangled and uncharacteristically wise alternate Barbie.

I just wish the whole thing made more sense, and I know that's an odd request from a movie about dolls come to life. But it felt to me that the filmmakers were working so hard to hit us over the head with the noble feminist message that they didn't occupy themselves enough with the plot, which has numerous holes (unlike the dolls themselves). 

Should you see it? Yes. It's one of the most daring, provocative, subversive movies of the past decade. Will you love every minute of it? Probably not. But there are certainly worse ways to spend an hour and 54 minutes than staring at Margot Robbie's face.

A final note: I want to own every single item in Ken's wardrobe, most especially the floor-length faux fur and the black fanny pack with the gold chain strap. Expect to see me in that full ensemble come Halloween.

Adam Sank Reviews "Here Lies Love" 

Not only the best show currently on Broadway but also the most important, “Here Lies Love,” which began as a 2010 concept album by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, tells the astounding and true story of Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos — brutal right-wing autocrats who ruled the Philippines from 1965 to 1986.


In bringing the show to Broadway (after previous regional and off-Broadway productions), director Alex Timbers and his co-creators have transformed the Broadway Theater into a massive discotheque, complete with a dance floor that replaces the theater’s orchestra section.
 
Through multiple video screens that project the action on stage interspersed with actual archival photos and video, the all-Filipino cast (a Broadway first) brings the story to life in a completely original and thoroughly thrilling way.
 
The action happens literally everywhere, and the audience — not just those standing on the dance floor around a rotating platform, but also those of us in the cheap seats — are summoned to dance at various times through the show. And we enthusiastically comply.
 
The cast, including Arielle Jacobs in a powerhouse performance as Imelda, Jose Llana as a sly and (historically inaccurately) sexy President Marcos, and Conrad Ricamora as an earnest Ninoy Aquino — the opposition leader ultimately murdered by the Marcoses — all deliver the gorgeous karaoke-style score with strength and style. But it’s Lea Salonga, as Aquino’s grieving mother, Aurora, who packs the greatest emotional wallop with her late-in-the-show performance of “Just Ask the Flowers.”
 
At the end of it all, Moses Villarama, who serves as house DJ and narrator, solemnly reminds the audience that, incredibly, the current president of the Philippines is Bongbong Marcos — the son of the couple who wrought so much terror on the island nation.
 
“History repeats itself,” he tells us. “Democracies all over the world, including here in America, are under threat.”
 
There’s never been a more important time for that reminder.

Adam Sank Reviews: "Last Call: When a Serial Killer Stalked Queer New York" 

"Last Call: When a Serial Killer Stalked Queer New York," streaming on Max.
 
I'm always interested in a true crime story, but this docu-series is so much more. Yes, in four artfully constructed episodes, "Last Call" tells the story of the murder and dismemberment of four gay men that happened in the NYC-Metro area in the early 90s; the panic in the community that ensued; and the multi-year investigation into finding the killer that followed.
 
But it also paints a much bigger picture of the homophobia and bias on the part of the NYPD and, to a lesser extent, other law enforcement entities that should have worked much harder and faster to solve the case – and would have, had the victims not been gay.
 
No spoilers here, and you're better off watching the entire series before googling whether the killer was ever caught. But a somber segment at the end points out that where we are now, politically and culturally, in 2023, is not much better than where we were then. And we might just be worse off.
 
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Adam Sank Reviews! 

Hi, Kids!

A few updates:

1) My new one-man show, “Bad Dates,” has been enjoying a highly successful run at the Stonewall Inn this summer. The first two performances were sold out, and it looks like the final two will sell out as well. The website Lavender After Dark gave the show a glowing review, calling it “sexy, smart and funny.” You can read the full review here. And get your tickets to the remaining shows, Aug. 10th and 24th, here.

2) I'll be bringing the show the Foundry Theater in Wilton Manors, FL, where it will be directed and produced by Ronnie Larsen. The show will run over two weeks, Nov. 5-15, 2023. Performance dates and times haven't been set yet, but you can check back closer to the dates for info and tickets here.


3) I got verified on Instagram! Woo hoo! So if you don't already follow me there, please do! Here's my profile: https://www.instagram.com/adamsank

4) For several years now, I've been posting my reviews of various TV programs, movies and theatrical productions on Facebook. It occurs to me that while I'm accruing page views for Mark Zuckerberg, I should also be doing so for my own website. Therefore, beginning today, I'll be posting reviews here, including reviews from the past. I hope you enjoy them!

Thanks for your continuing support, and much love.

xoxo
Adam

Adam Sank Returns with "Bad Dates" (LGBTQ Comedy Event) 

Hey, Kids!

I'm happy to announce that I'm coming out of comedy retirement with a brand new show entitled, “Bad Dates: A One-Man Show About Many Men.” I'll be doing four performances this summer at the legendary Stonewall Inn in NYC. There's a chance I may be touring with the show elsewhere too, so stay tuned.

Here's the full press release:

What:

Adam Sank in “Bad Dates: A One-Man Show About Many Men”

When:

Thursday, July 13

Thursday, July 27

Thursday, Aug. 10

Thursday, Aug. 24

All performances start at 7:30PM sharp, doors open at 7:00.

Where

Upstairs at the Stonewall Inn

53 Christopher Street

New York, NY 10014

How Much

$10 tickets + 2-drink minimum. Tickets available at: www.adamsank.com

About the Show:

Veteran comedian Adam Sank ("Last Comic Standing," "The Today Show," Vh-1's "I Love the 2000s") comes out of retirement with a new show about one gay man's fruitless 30-year-search for lasting love. From the boyfriend who kept stealing his Neosporin to the vanilla guy with the Christmas-tree-shaped member, Adam's dating stories are ribald and hilarious... until he turns the tables with one that is shocking and tragic.

"In that past, all my shows have been a random series of jokes, and one of the reasons I retired was because that was no longer satisfying," Sank says. "In returning to the stage, I wanted to try something different. 'Bad Dates' is about a single idea, which is the fact that I've spent half my life hunting for men, and what the cost of that is. And while I hope people laugh at most of the show, I'm also hoping they take away something genuine and heartfelt."

Ages 21 and over only. Graphic language and sensitive content. Audience discretion is advised.


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Adam Sank is a two-time Broadway World Cabaret Award winner and one of the most recognized and accomplished openly gay stand-up comics in the country. He has been featured on NBC's Last Comic Standing and The Today Show, FOX's Laughs, CBS News, Vh1's I Love the 2000s and Best Week Ever, CNN's @ThisHour, CNBC's Street Signs and truTV's World's Dumbest Criminals, along with countless appearances as both a guest and fill-in host on Sirius-XM satellite radio. 

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