Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wet Brings Mo Beasley's LoveStorm to Los Angeles

When we first had the pleasure of seeing Mo Beasley's brand of steamy spoken word, feast for your greatest sex organ, the brain, The LoveStorm, we decided Wet Lubricants had bring it to the mainstage of the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club in Los Angeles, because the talent was off the charts, sexy entertainment.

Join us on Thursday, September 11th at 8PM at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club to support Mo Beasley's LoveStorm: The Comedy of Eros for a night of fresh, sexy fun where anything can happen. The performance will showcase the funny side of the bed by exploring the inherent hilarity of love, sex, and relationships in the new millennium. The show features comedic genius of Regie Cabico, who has twice appeared on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, Gordon James, SLAM and Mo Beasley himself with the soulful music sounds of Los Angeles native Maritri and more! Tickets are $15! Get yours today!

A show not to be missed, plus there may be a few surprises from Wet!

Mo Beasley
Mo Beasley This Boston born/Brooklyn, NY based Performance Artist, Author, and Educator, who, when not at the mic, teaches poetry/spoken word and theatre, and sexuality education courses/workshops to youth and adults throughout New York City and across the United States. The book version of his play, released by Scripted Linguistics (2004), is Beasley’s first published work. His second is “Be a Father to Your Child” (2008), a groundbreaking anthology on fatherhood and hip-hop. Mo has been featured on The Hallmark Channel, GRITtv, FOX 5 TV, XM Satellite Radio, WBAI/Pacifica Radio, KISS FM (NYC), Air America and more. In 2006, The New York Daily News selected Mo as one of "50 Unsung New York Heroes."

His client list has included Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Kennedy Center, Duke Ellington School for the Arts, African Voices,Magazine, Children’s Aid Society, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Penn State University and more.

Regie Cabico
Regie Cabico is the first openly gay and Asian poet to take top prizes in the 1993, 1994 & 1997 National Poetry Slam. He co-hosts La Ti Do: A Weekly Cabaret And Spoken Word Series and has appeared on 2 seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and NPR’s Snap Judgement. His latest solo play is "Godiva Dates & A One Night Stand" premiered at the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival. His plays have been produced at The Humana Theater Festival, Joe’s Pub (Public Theater), New York Live Arts, Contact Theater. He has shared the stage with Patti Smith, Allen Ginsberg and through Howard Zinn’s Portraits Project at NYU, has performed with Stanley Tucci, Jesse Eisenberg & Lupe Fiasco.

Gordon James
Gordon James was born in Kingston, Jamaica and has lived in Canada, Kenya, and the United States. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College, where he was an active member of The Black Underground Theatre Association. He received his M. F. A. in Acting from Brooklyn College and has performed leading roles in such productions as The Colored Museum, Six Degrees of Separation, The Island, and Tartuffe among others. His one man show Outbursts ( opened to critical acclaim in 2000. The show successfully returned to New York in 2004 for a two week run at the Gotham City Improv Theater, after which Mr. James took a two-year hiatus from performing to finish writing his second book of poetry, Baggage.  In 2007, Mr. James relocated to Los Angeles where he reprised Outbursts for west-coast audiences garnering impressive reviews from LA Weekly magazine and LACityZine who called it an “Exhilarating, funny, moving and expertly written--a must-see performance. ”

Mr. James currently resides in Hollywood and has a recurring on-screen role on Grey's Anatomy. He has also made appearances on ABC's Private Practice and in the movie Our Family Wedding. He also does voice-over work for the TV hit Scandal.

In 2002, Maritri made her classical piano debut at Steinway Hall in New York. She was subsequently commissioned, along with cellist Shana Tucker to compose music for two ballets at the Washington Ballet under the direction of Mary Day at the Kennedy Center and at the Witts Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa. Maritri has opened for Gladys Knight, The Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Stanley Jordan, Toshi Reagon, Hiram Bullock, Muzz Skillings, Vinx and the Indigo Girls with her band Hue; appeared on BET on Jazz as a musician and host. Maritri was a backup singer for Barbara Streisand and Michael Amante. And trained Mary J. Blige to Play Nina Simone With acting coach, Susan Batson. She is founding member of the band Hue and the Soulfolk Experience.

Maritri was recently a featured performer on NPR in D.C. with the author Susan Minot. Performed at the 2014 NAACP Image Awards and has released several albums available on iTunes and Amazon. Her albums are The Soulfolk volume 1 and If Only I Could Breathe with Nick Cassarino. Currently she is working on the latest album due out by the end of the year.

SLAM, is a Spoken Word Artist whose emotional delivery and thought provoking style have been gracing audiences since she first put pen to paper. A regular at Mo Beasley’s LoveStorm, she has produced and performed in “The Mystique of Fly” and “Dangerous Women”, both spoken word performance events held throughout New York. In 2008 she published her first book of poetry ‘So Black It’s Blue, So Red It’s Sky’. A regular in the NY scene she has been lighting up stages in Washington DC since her move in 2009. She has been a featured artist at Indulj, Lace, Pure Lounge, Urban Eats &, Station 9 Jefferson Bites, Spill! And is often featured at La Ti Do curated by Regie Cabico.  You can find SLAM on Facebook and she likes Pina Colada’s and getting lost in the rain.

There were too many folks to mention here. Come and see them all for yourself! You are guaranteed to come away wet...from tears of joy and laughter, of course.

See you all at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club for a very fun, sexy, experience on September 11th.

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