BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — A one woman show is getting a lot of attention in Baton Rouge. This is one performance that might make you "sick" with laughter.
The show is called "Sick Girl" and is the brain child of Baton Rouge-native Katie East. She wrote a dramatic version of the act about six years ago while she was a student LSU.
After moving to Brooklyn, she broke into comedy and rewrote the skit with more humor.
"The character, my altar ego, is called sick girl and it's about all the different diseases, sicknesses, and maladies or what ever that I had over the years,” East said when explaining the concept behind the show. “Then you also see other freaks, like doctors or other kinds of people that might not be technical freaks, but their behavior you could call them a freak."
The show will happen on Thursday, Dec. 22 at the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for Performing Arts. If you're looking to get tickets - get in line. The show is sold out.
“It’s really terrifying and exciting,” East said when asked how it feels to return home to news of a sold out show. “I didn’t really expect it, but it’s awesome. I come here and do stand up pretty frequently – a couple times a year – but to be up there by myself doing a whole one woman show? I didn’t know if twenty people would even want to show up.”
A very limited number of standing room only tickets will be available at the venue on a first-come-first serve basis. However, East says she’s considering returning with the act sooner than later if the response goes well tomorrow.