How ‘Sweet’ it is to be Back at Chelsea Music Hall

Posted on: June 15th, 2021 at 5:05 am by

Seth Herzon and Sal Vulcano, December 2018

How sweet it is to be back.

Sweet, the long-running comedy show born on the Lower East Side nearly two decades ago, returns tonight after the pandemic-imposed sidelining. The comeback show is at its new home at the Chelsea Music Hall.

The lineup features Saturday Night Live “Weekend Update” co-anchor Michael Che, Rachel Feinstein, and Matt Friend. However, host/creator Seth Herzog retired the fan-favorite bit “What’s on My Mom’s Mind,” in which he would interview his mother onstage.

Safety is paramount for the Sweet return, though, as full vaccination is required for entry. Vaccine cards will be checked at the door.

Since September 2004, Herzog had hosted his Sweet passion on the Lower East Side. First at the original one-story Slipper Room cabaret at 167 Orchard Street, then a brief detour at the now-defunct Ella lounge, and back to the second iteration of the former. Through it all, the host, who is Jimmy Fallon’s warmup guy by day, always attracts the best comedians, from established stars to up-and-comers.

To those who know, Sweet is one of the best deals in town. For fifteen bucks (no drink minimum), you can catch Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Michael Showalter, David Cross, or Bob Odenkirk share the stage. The format is simple and relaxed. Seth, with his myriad comedy connections, spars with an equally funny co-host through a packed two-hour bill.

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