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Casual Sketch was co-created by Leanne Linsky in July 2007. It started as a monthly open mic for sketch comedy at Magnet Theater in New York. Her comedy partner turned over the mic to her just a few months later, and as the years went on, it evolved into a bi-monthly platform for character monologues, storytelling, and eventually, became a popular place for stand up comedy in New York.

In November 2011, the mic became a weekly event and moved to Identity Bar in the East Village where it stayed there until Identity Bar's unexpected closure in November 2013. A month later, both M.White Bar (thank you Stephen Thorne!) welcomed Casual with open arms. Dixon Place Lounge also extended an offer and we decided to give both a try. 

We temporarily hosted Causal Sketch at Dixon Place and produced a brand new show, Casual Showcase at M.White Bar. The M.White Bar turned out to be a great success, and we decided to bring the mic there too, and it became an entire night of comedy at one place.

Fast forward to July 2014, and we received an invitation from Casa Humo. We are now teaming up for hilarious Monday nights at Casa Humo(r)! 

Be sure to stop by and see a show and have a drink!

Casual Sketch and
Casual Showcase at
Casa Humo!


Casual Sketch & Casual Showcase will be at Casa Humo, 181 Essex Street. Both events: No cover. One drink minimum.


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Casual Showcase Premiered! January 20, 2014


We started the year off with a brand new weekly show. You can catch it every Monday night at Casa Humo!


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