Schtick A Pole In It

Comedy and Pole Dancing,

not at the same time, always sublime.

Top 5 Comedy Shows to catch
— New York Times
The skills on display will wow you and the jokes will have you crying.
An “only in New York” thing to do
— Gothamist

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What is it?

From comedians Dan Goodman and JoAnna Ross comes Schtick A Pole In It, a night of comedy and pole dancing. Comics and pole dancers alternate the stage to create a unique show that leaves everyone happy. Who doesn’t like to laugh? Who doesn’t like to see dancers do insane things on the pole? If you’ve never seen a pole show this is the one to come to. They’re not strippers, it’s not burlesque, it’s aerial dance with a side of crazy gymnastics and death defying tricks that make your jaw drop. Come see dancers in peak physical condition alternate the stage with comics in peak mental depression. Every month we have a different musical theme. Think Prince, Gaga, Zeppelin, The Beatles, GNR, ect. If you don't see shows like this why are you even paying the crazy NYC rents?

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It All started for a friend….


Comedians Dan Goodman and Joanna Ross never thought they’d be producing a comedy and pole dancing show. Dan and Joanna had just wrapped up Dan's short film Skinja about a stripper by night, ninja by later that night, when a close friend was diagnosed with breast cancer. Being two comics who had just worked on a film with a bunch of pole dancers, Joanna came up with the great idea to take the two groups of performers and use them to raise money for a good cause. The night was such a success they kept it going as a traditional show, or as traditional as Schtick A Pole In It gets. 5 years, 4 homes, and 5 poles later (and their friend kicking cancer's ass) they are expanding to more cities and dates.