30 Apr

Monologues and Madness

Doctors Prove There Is A Link

Although “Monologues and Madness,” a show dedicated to the art of the spoken monologue, is one of New York City’s most enjoyable events, health advocates say beware.

A report published today in the New England Journal of Medicine conclusively demonstrates that monologues do indeed lead to madness. Dr. Morris Nuttiman explained: “we believe the damage comes from the fact that monologues involve only one character talking. Human beings are inherently social creatures. When you take away the reality check that another person interacting with you can provide — mental instability is almost sure to follow.”

Carl Kissin has been a regular at this show that features some of New York’s best actors and writers trying out new work (as well as the occasional classic) in front of packed houses. When informed of this, Dr. Nuttiman said, “that’s even more proof what we’re saying. That guy [Kissin] is mad as a hatter.”

Monologues and Madness occurs the first Monday of every month at the Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street (Greenwich Village), between Bleecker and West 4th.