18/4 Velvet Comedy Presents: Liliana Velasquez
Colombian-American comedienne Liliana Velasquez will take the stage at Naproti on Wednesday evening. Photo credit: Caspar David Schaede
After five consecutive weeks of male headlining acts, Velvet Comedy returns to Naproti Absinthe Bar on Wednesday with a comedienne who brings an element of diversity to the stage.
“Raised in Miami Medellin and New Jersey, there is no role she cannot play and her comedy reflects this extravagant mix in her Latina-tude, Catholic guilt and American dreaming,” reads the description of Liliana Velasquez on this event’s Facebook page. “She is proud to be queer and not perfect, and enjoys waking up in the afternoons.”
Stand-up comedy is just one of the performance arts in which Velasquez specialises. Photo credit: Christiane Patic
Despite waking up in the afternoons, Velasquez’s brings boundless energy to the stage, complemented by elastic movements that reveal her background as a dancer. Her routines incorporate a lot of personal anecdotes which, given her Colombian Catholic background, often have an element of heritage comedy to them.
Velasquez exudes a confidence typical of one who was born to take the stage. Photo credit: Christiane Patic
Naproti Absinthe Bar will open their doors for the show at 7pm on Wednesday evening, with Velasquez taking the stage shortly after a welcome bit from Velvet Comedy founder and MC Kristýna Haklová at 8pm.
Tickets are available on GoOut, a link to which is available under the ‘Details’ section of this event’s Facebook page, with any surplus tickets being available at the door.
Coming soon: May 2 2018 – Velvet Comedy presents: Danny O’Brien!
“After inheriting a broken-down, unreliable, older-than-he-is motorcycle, Danny decided to take to the road on a comedic expedition. Come hear the story of this RaconTour- in all its glory, failures and triumphs alike!” (Source: Velvet Comedy Facebook event page.)
Tickets are already available on GoOut, a link to which will be made available through this event’s Facebook page.
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