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Hosted by Zach Zucker
Feat. Mary Beth Barone, Ali Macofsky, Robby Hoffman, Martin Urbano, Dylan Adler, Ashton Womack, GiGi Holliday, and Marcia Belsky

Friday, April 29

2022 Blue Heaven

3 hours with intermission



ASL InterpretationWheelchair Accessible

A raunchy, chaotic, and full-on Fringe experience, award-winning variety show Stamptown brings “the best live comedy cabaret” (The Guardian) to the first night of Blue Heaven.  

Hosted by the bad boy of clown, Zach Zucker, and featuring the best alternative performance from around the world, this show has sold out rooms at Glastonbury, Edinburgh Fringe, Soho Theatre, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and Off-Broadway in New York. 

Featuring sets by Mary Beth Barone, Ali Macofsky, Robby Hoffman, Martin Urbano, Dylan Adler, Ashton Womack, GiGi Holliday, and Marcia Belsky.

ASL interpretation will be provided the entire night.

Health & Safety

Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event. For the safety of audiences, artists, staff, and our greater community, you must be fully vaccinated to attend this event. Fully vaccinated means two weeks after your second dose. You will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Accepted forms for proof of vaccination include: a physical vaccine card with your name on it or a digital photo of your vaccine card on a cell phone. Please plan accordingly.

In accordance with the latest local guidelines, masks are optional for Blue Heaven, and drinks will be allowed inside the theater. Please note this is subject to change following the City’s COVID-19 Response Levels. Please consult the FringeArts Health & Safety Policy for the latest information.


$45 Blue Heaven Festival Pass (tickets to both nights)

Single tickets:
$25 general admission
$15 student/25-and-under
$2 FringeACCESS


Content Considerations

Some artists in Blue Heaven use their comedic practice to interrogate assault/abuse, systems of oppression, violence, body horror, mental illness, and suicide. Some artists will use strong language and moments of nudity in their sets. Some sets will also include audience interaction and/or close proximity to the audience. 

About the Artists

Zach Zucker (MC)

A graduate of the prestigious École Philippe Gaulier in France, Zach Zucker (he/him) is an award-winning performer and producer based in New York, LA and London. His comedy duo ZACH AND VIGGO, has sold out original comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, Just For Laughs Festival: Montreal, Glastonbury, and Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and his solo show, JACK TUCKER: COMEDY STAND-UP HOUR, sold out multiple runs at the Soho Theatre in London, the New York Comedy Festival, and Mumbai’s That Comedy Club (India’s longest running comedy club!). Zach is the creator of the production company Stamptown and runs the late-night variety show with the same name.

Mary Beth Barone

Mary Beth Barone (she/her) is a Manhattan-based comedian, writer, and actor. She was recently named one of Comedy Central’s Up Next and performed at their Clusterfest showcase in June 2019. Her stand-up has been (accurately) described as dark post-modernism and ingeniously self-aware by TimeOut New York. Mary Beth hosts a show called Drag His Ass: A F*ckboy Treatment Program, a show she feels very strongly about. Mary Beth has also produced, written, and starred-in a whole buncha digital videos like the sketch series Double Homicide and the acclaimed short film Mary Beth’s Sex Tape.

Ali Macofsky

Ali Macofsky (she/her) is a comedian based out of Los Angeles, California. Her stand-up has received over three million views on Just For Laughs Digital, she hosts a weekly podcast called Resting Bitch, and has opened for big name comics at theaters and arenas as well as for musical artist St. Vincent. Macofsky herself can be found headlining comedy clubs across the country.

Robby Hoffman

Robby Hoffman is a Canadian-American writer and comedian who has worked on The Chris Gethard ShowBaroness Von Sketch ShowWorkin’ Moms, and Odd Squad, the latter of which won her an Emmy award for outstanding writing in 2019. Hoffman released her first stand-up special, I’m Nervous, in 2019, which was filmed at Just For Laughs. Currently, she is the host of Robby Hoffman Consulting Group (formerly Dykevice), a live call-in advice show on Gethard’s comedy network Planet Scum Live.

Dylan Adler

Dylan Adler (he/him) is a comedian, actor, and musician based in NYC. He’s performed musical comedy at the New York Comedy Festival and was featured in the New York Times for his show “Rape Victims are Horny Too” with Kelly Bachman. He performed sketch on Maude Night at UCB and performed musical improv on a house team at The PIT. Dylan has been featured in the NY Post and Elite Daily.

Martin Urbano

Martin Urbano (he/him) has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central, The CW, and recently taped a set for the stand-up comedy series This Joka with Will Smith and Westbrook Studios. Martin was one of Vulture’s Comics to Watch in 2019, a 2017 New Face at Just For Laughs, and hosted several episodes of Chris Gethard Presents on MNN. He hosts the extremely popular and culturally relevant game show, Who Wants $2.69? with Martin Urbano and has performed at Bonnaroo, Boston Calling, New York Comedy Fest, and more.

Ashton Womack

Originally from Houston, TX, Ashton Womack (he/him) is an award-winning comedian and writer based in New York. He is currently a writer on The Daily Show, wrote for the 2021 Grammy Awards and debuted a half hour set on Comedy Central in 2021. He was a Just For Laughs New Face back in 2018, as well as a featured artist in the Breakout Artist Comedy Series from Carolines on Broadway. He can also be seen on Comedy Central’s AlternatinoVice Live, and the upcoming Paramount feature film, Clifford.  Check out Ashton Womack’s CC Footage here.

GiGi Holliday

GiGi Holliday (she/her) is Washington D.C.’s resurgence of glitz, glamour, allure, and N.Y’s Rising star. Armed with eyelashes and an arsenal of glitter she has enticed audiences with her clever blend of sass and wit. Lady GiGi Holliday had her start after studying the art of burlesque in Trixie Little’s Burlesque Bootcamp and graduated in May 2010 with a double major in class and sass and a minor in tit-elation.  Since then her presence has been international and graced stages in Canada, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New York, Virginia, Georgia, Louisiana, Washington State, and her native home Washington, D.C. where she was one of the first burlesque performers in  60 years to perform at the historic Howard Theater. In April 2016 she had the pleasure to perform at The John F. Kennedy Center with The Carvinalesque Roadshow produced by Armitage Shanks and Maria Bella.  “The Chocolate that melts your heart” has been credited to have worked with Rain Pryor for “Bosley’s Burlesque and Cabaret” where Rain stated that she “loves what GiGi is doing because it is so multicultural.”  GiGi has headlined the New Jersey Burlesque Festival, Jeezy’s Juke Joint, and the 2nd Annual Texas Queerlesque Festival. September 8, 2016, spoke for Creative Morning’s  D.C. titled “Strip off your clothes and find your weird” which discusses the art of burlesque and the creative process.  In 2020, GiGi became a member of The House of Knyle and debuted at number 40 on the Top 50 Burlesque list. In 2022, GiGi jumped 30 spots in 365 days to number 10 on the Top 50 Burlesque list.

Marcia Belsky

Marcia Belsky (she/her) is a New York City based stand-up comedian, writer, and musician. She co-wrote Handmaid’s Tale: The Musical which sold out numerous shows in New York as well as in Washington, DC at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. Recently her musical comedy was featured on Comedy Central’s Taking The Stage, including her hit song “100 Tampons” which has now amassed over 40 million views on TikTok. She was on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon as part of the Battle of the Instant Songwriters and was a speaker at the 2021 TED Women Conference in Palm Springs.

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