Design By Humans
Published On: Thu, Dec 2nd, 2021


Photo Credit: Paul Park

SCHTICK A POLE IN IT, NYC’s best and only comedy and pole dancing show, has announced new performance dates (11/27/2021 – 1/22/2022) for an open-ended run at Drom (85 Avenue A) in the East Village.

The NY Times called this show “Top 5 Comedy Shows to Catch” while Gothamist claims the show is the “ Only in New York Thing to Do,” and it certainly has a lot to hold your attention. An entertainment “mashup” SCHTICK A POLE IN IT combines the aerial artistry of the city’s best pole dancers with the comic chops of its funniest stand-ups. It proves to be an evening of sexy, hilarious, eye-popping, jaw-dropping fun.

Hosted by comedy power couple Dan Goodman and JoAnna Ross, every month’s show features a different music theme from Cardi B to Frank Sinatra, Queen to Hamilton, and Megan Thee Stallion to Led Zeppelin.

SCHTICK A POLE IN IT all started for a friend. Dan and JoAnna had just wrapped up Dan’s short film Skinja! about a stripper by night and ninja by day when a close friend was diagnosed with breast cancer. As two comics who’d just worked on a film with a bunch of pole dancers, JoAnna came up with the crazy idea to take the two groups of performers and use them to raise money for a good cause. The night was such a success that they kept it going as a “normal” show, and eight years later, they are expanding to more dates as they continue to wow audiences with their one-of-a-kind events.

By the way, their friend who was diagnosed with cancer, well, they kicked cancer’s ass!

Here is some of the upcoming talent you really should not miss: Comics for the November 27 show include Calvin Cato (Oxygen’s “My Crazy Love,” National Geographic’s “Brain Games”), Anthony DeVito (“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Comedy Central Presents”), Ophira Eisenberg (Host of NPR’s “Ask Me Another”), Dan Goodman (Fusion Network, Skinja!) and JoAnna Ross (Original Broadway Cast of Footloose).

Dancers include Victoria Finehout-Vigil (Queen of the Night, Kanye West), Niara Lucas Eustace (Pole Art Italy), Lara Michaels (US Pole Dance Federation/USPDF National Champion 2017), Brittnai Pytlar (USPDF Miss Sexy 2019), Patricia Yndigoyen (North American Pole Champ 2018) and Jenny Zhou (Ms. Pole Dance Japan finalist).

This is a must-do for the holidays, beyond running up to try and beat the crowds and get a look at the Rockefeller Center tree (forget trying to get on the ice there) or manage a cold carriage ride through the park. Tickets $35 – $45. 21+ admitted. 2 drink minimum at table with full menu and bar. All shows start at 8 pm. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Running time is 90 minutes. Line up subject to change. Proof of Covid vaccine checked at the door. Purchase at

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