Downtown comedy queens Zach Teague and Drew Lausch star in an hour long musical about mothers, fathers, friendship and poppers. GAY DEMONZ! follows Zach & Drew as they experiment with mystery drugs in Brooklyn, grapple with their less-than-perfect childhoods and prove to the audience that even Satan can’t tear this friendship apart.
“A queer spectacle.” – Time Out NY
“The future of comedy looks good.” – Phoebe Robinson (2 Dope Queens)
Suggested Tix Price: $20
Tix to this show are Name Your Price starting at $5, meaning you decide what you pay! We pass on 100% of the single ticket revenue directly to the show’s lead artists, and give them an opportunity to suggest the ticket price that they’d prefer. You can learn more about What’s Ars Is Yours: Name Your Price Tix by visiting our How We Do It page.
GAY DEMONZ! will stream live from Ars Nova on October 27 @ 7:30pm on Ars Nova Supra. Following the live stream, you’ll be able to watch the show on-demand for up to a year. Get a cancel-anytime $15/mo subscription to stream live or on-demand.
Drew Lausch (he/him) is an actor, comedian, and writer originally from Fargo, ND based in Brooklyn, NY. He recently filmed Club Cumming Presents A Queer Comedy Extravaganza! (Showtime) hosted by Alan Cumming, played “Felix,” in Intermedium from Mainframe Productions, and was featured in Daughter of the Bride starring Marcia Gay Harden as “Chucks”. His debut webseries, Sugar Baby Web Series, was featured in “Queerty’s What to Watch”, and Gayety as the “perfect series to watch for Pride.” Drew was also written up as one of “8 Queer Comedians You Should Be Following Right Now” by Queerty.
Zach Teague (he/him) is a Brooklyn-based musical comedian, actor, producer, and writer. He has been named a “crushworthy comedian” by Time Out NY and was recently featured on Showtime’s queer comedy special, Alan Cumming Presents. He is a proud graduate of Elon University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Much love to Ars Nova!
Ryan Elizabeth Cunningham (she/her) is a queer writer/director and Emmy and Peabody award-winning producer. She’s EP/Director on the docuseries Expecting Amy (HBO Max) about Amy Schumer’s pregnancy, and the standup specials Ilana Glazer: The Planet is Burning (Amazon), and Club Cumming Presents A Queer Comedy Extravaganza! (Showtime), hosted by Alan Cumming. Ryan recently completed production on her feature directorial debut, set to release in 2024. In 2023, she also directed Sam Morrison’s critically acclaimed and award-nominated Sugar Daddy for its extended off-Broadway run at Soho Playhouse in NYC and sold-out run in London at Soho Theatre. Producing credits include Broad City, Search Party, Inside Amy Schumer and Ziwe.
Chris McNiff is an actor and choreographer based in NYC. He met Zach at Elon University and has followed his and Drew’s entire comedy career together! Chris choreographed the majority of Zach and Drew’s songs, as well as many of the group dance numbers in their show Haus Party. He has choreographed regionally at multiple theaters, and also for high school students in NYC and CT. As an actor, Chris toured for 4 years in the dance ensemble of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, along with many other regional shows over the years. Enjoy the show! www.chrismcniff.com @mcnriff
This show will take place at Ars Nova, located at 511 W 54th Street, New York, NY 10019.
Seating is general admission and first-come first-served. So, the earlier you arrive at the theater, the more choice you’ll have about where you sit! (Bonus: cheapest drinks in Midtown are at Bars Nova!)
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Tix to this show are Name Your Price starting at $5, meaning you decide what you pay! Best of all, when you name your price, 100% of the single ticket revenue is passed on directly to the show’s lead artists! You can learn more about What’s Ars Is Yours: Name Your Price Tix by visiting our How We Do It page.
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