Hosted by comedy power couple Dan Goodman and JoAnna Ross, every month’s
SCHTICK A POLE IN IT—NYC’s best and only comedy and pole dancing show— features a different music theme. Ranging from Cardi B to Sinatra, Queen, Hamilton and to Led Zeppelin, this evening “mashup” combines the aerial artistry of the city’s best pole dancers its funniest stand-ups.

SCHTICK A POLE IN IT began when Dan and JoAnna just wrapped on Dan’s short film “Skinja” about a stripper by night, ninja by later that night. As misfortune-which-would-turn-to-inspiration would strike, a close friend of theirs was diagnosed with breast cancer and JoAnna came up with the idea to merge the two groups of pole dancers and comics, coming off the film they ahd just completed that used both. Raising money from the shows for their friend’s cancer care (and she beat cancer, by the way!) the night was such a success, the couple kept SCHTICK going as a “normal” show.

Eight years later, they are expanding to more dates as they continue to wow audiences with their one-of-a-kind events. The talented folks who participate here include, Calvin Cato, Anthony DeVito, Victoria Finehout-Vigil, Brittnai Pytlar and Jenny Zhou. The comics have appeared across stages and on various T.V. shows and the dancers boast an impressive run of wins in various pole dancing competitions.

This is a must-do for a NYC holidaze event (God knows you could spend hours just trying to jostle yourself round Rockefeller Center and only ever manage a glimpse of the tree!) Tickets for SCHTICK A POLE IN IT range from $35 – $45. 21+ admitted. 2 drink minimum at table with full menu and bar. All shows start at 8pm. Doors open at 7:30pm. Running time is 90 minutes. Line up subject to change. Proof of Covid vaccine checked at the door. Purchase at

photo credits: Paul Park

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Licking Non-Vanilla is a podcast and blog about kink, sexual mores and writing dirty words. Grab a cup of hot cocoa, pull up your favorite easy chair and sail into the dark, sweet waters of all things naughty... on Licking Non-Vanilla, with your hosts Ralph Greco, Jr. and M.Christian.

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