NEW YORK—Aug. 15th, 2012 — The Creek and The Cave, New York City’s preeminent development comedy theatre, celebrates its 10th anniversary on Saturday, August 25th. The highlight of the evening will be a keynote address given by none other than Colin Quinn. “Colin’s work on our stage this summer was such an inspiration to all of us, we were thrilled when he agreed to speak,” said Creek owner Rebecca Trent.
The Creek and the Cave opened in 2002 as primarily a live music and DJ club. “Music was causing way too much wear and tear on the community,” says Trent. “Musicians just didn’t fit the space. It had to be comedians. They are hands down the best people to work with.” By December 2007, Trent had converted the programming over exclusively to comedy. The Creek and The Cave currently produces over 100 stand-up, variety, sketch, and improv shows a month and is host to a podcast network, which in its first year, is already producing 16 podcasts with more in development.
For the 10th anniversary, Quinn caps off a summer of residency at the Creek, where he’s been workshopping his new hour of material. Quinn’s keynote address will close the 1st annual Creek Awards, which will honor—and lightly skewer—the achievements of the Creek’s shows and comedians over the past year. The awards will be hosted by Mark Normand, recently featured on John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show on Comedy Central.
The Creek and The Cave is also proud to announce the opening of our (visual) artist in residence, photographer Mindy Tucker’s installation “One Year of New York Comedy” - 500 + photos from New York’s comedy scene from June 2011 through the end of May 2012. Rounding out the evening will be the unveiling of the Creek’s new marquee and the dedication of the plaque acknowledging those who contributed to the theater’s Kickstarter campaign last spring.