ABOUT THE SHOW
It’s a comedy like you’ve never seen — a delightfully silly thriller about love, alien abduction, and the spirit of adventure! Accompanied onstage by guitarist Kevin Hume, this holiday season The Pajama Men bring their trademark style of blink-of-an-eye character switches and plot twists to DC.
Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, The Pajama Men have become stars of the international comedy circuit. They smashed all previous box office records at London’s Soho Theatre in 2010, earned the title “Double Act of the Year” by The London Times, and have produced the highest rated show at the Edinburgh Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival.
“I am still recovering from my exposure to their antics, which oscillate at something on the order of 1,000 jokes per minute…I was doubled over in a kind of hysterical agony. I felt as if my lungs had migrated into my throat and that my anatomy would soon be inside out.”
STANDING ROOM TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR $20! BUY NOW!
Standing Room tickets secure you a place to stand in our house during the performance. We cannot guarantee a physical seat, though you will be offered one by the House Manager should one become available just prior to the start of the performance.
Run time is 60 minutes with no intermission.
What the critics are saying…
“The completely bonkers fusion of comedy skits, music, and mime is loosely based around an overarching story about space travel, but you don’t need to give it too much attention. The joy instead is in watching Chavez and Allen flit from scene to scene at a breakneck pace, and observing their obvious enjoyment in doing so.”
“You’ll laugh throughout the beginning, the middle, the end, and even afterward, when you’re in your own pajamas and their ludicrousness flashes back to mind.”
“All the time you’re watching them…, trying to catch your breath between genius comic turns, you are also thinking: These guys have the goods to become very big comedy forces on TV and film. And you’ll be someday able to brag that you saw them in this very intimate surrounding.”
“This is a show that had the audience in stitches the whole way through.”
What our audience is saying…
“Pajama men was phenomenal! Nearly, slightly, peed my pants laughing!”
Show Art by Carolyn Sewell.
HOUSE LIGHTS UP
The Encyclopedia Show DC
The Encyclopedia Show DC is a themed variety show that will make your mortarboard spin! A whimsical mix of comedy, music, poetry, and performance art that will make you laugh yourself smart. Come blast off with us as the word “MOON” is explored. The Encyclopedia Show endeavors to build an age-integrated community cultivating accidental knowledge and irreverent loving kindness. Though the show is accredited by the Institute of Human Knowledge and Hygiene, it is their ongoing mission to chafe against logic and proof, ﬁnd meaning in obfuscation, and wrest truth from fact once and for all. Inquire at www.facebook.com/EpediaDC.
Monday, December 10
Wednesday, December 12
Sunday, December 16
Tuesday, Devember 18
Looking to make New Year’s Eve plans? Don’t want to squeeze yourself into your party clothes? Celebrate and laugh your way into the New Year with The Pajama Men…in yourpajamas! Enjoy sumptuous desserts by José Andrés Catering, an open bar, and a midnight countdown and champagne toast led by members of the cast. Have a nightcap in your night cap at Woolly Mammoth’s New year’s Eve Party!
Parent Date Night…with Babysitting!
Woolly Mammoth and Adventure Theatre MTC have partnered together to bring Parent Date Night…with Babysitting! to Woolly. Parents can drop their little ones off at the theatre to participate alongside qualified and professional teaching artists for a pizza dinner, fun theatre games, and a movie. Parents get a much needed night with dinner and tickets toIn the Middle of No One. Parent Date Night…with Babysitting! at Woolly accepts enrollment of children grades K-6. The package is $130 including two tickets to In the Middle of No One and one child. Each additional child is $12.
Sponsored in part by Fuel pizza.
Mark Chavez and Shenoah Allen, the pajama-wearing comedy duo from Albuquerque, New Mexico, have been making waves in the international comedy circuit for the past several years. Along the way, they’ve attained the Barry Award at the 2009 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Best Newcomer and Best of the Fest at the 2009 Sydney Comedy Festival, and sold out a season at the Sydney Opera House.
The Pajama Men performed their first show in 2000 under the name Sabotage, and began touring Canadian fringe festivals. After appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2004 and again in 2005, they renamed themselves The Pajama Men and relocated to Chicago where they were the first and only independent act represented by The Second City. Upon returning to Edinburgh in 2008, they garnered numerous accolades and have played in comedy venues in the United Kingdom and Australia, including London’s Soho Theatre, as well as a sold out season at the Sydney Opera House.
The design and production values of their shows are purposefully simple. In performance, the duo wears only their eponymous button-up pajamas. “We shift between characters and situations very quickly,” Allen and Chavez explain. “We didn’t want to get bogged down with sets and costumes or even much lighting. We keep it simple so we can improvise and change things up. It’s more about what’s taking place inside your head while you’re watching the show and less about what we’re wearing.”
To learn more about The Pajama Men, please visit www.pjmen.com.
The Pajama Men: In The Middle of No One runs December 11 – January 6, 2013; Tickets start at $35, and can be purchased through the Woolly Mammoth Box Office at 202-393-3939, online, or in person at 641 D Street, NW (7th & D).
TICKETS START AT $35!
PWYC = Pay What You Can