FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SUE COSTELLO “I WASN’T TRYING TO BE FUNNY”
For Immediate Release
“Sue Costello’s charismatic performance is mesmerizing as you march with her through her teenage years on the Dorchester streets through her life in New York and Hollywood.” - Colin Quinn
“…a wonderful journey filled with lots of laughter and love.”
- Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.
“Sue’s show was amazing, hilarious, dark and brutally honest, Run don’t walk to the theatre!
- Molly Shannon
SUE COSTELLO from the Oscar Nominated Film, The Fighter Brings Her Acclaimed One-Woman Show to Los Angeles, and announces Enrico Colantoni as the director.
I Wasn’t Trying To Be Funny at the Acme Comedy Theater
FOUR NIGHTS ONLY!
Shows: June 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th at 8pm
Los Angeles, CA, May 14, 2013 - Sue Costello, acclaimed comic, actor and writer is set to bring her one-woman show, I Wasn’t Trying To Be Funny, to Los Angeles after receiving funding from a successful Kickstarter campaign. The show will run for four nights at the Acme Comedy Theater, 135 N La Brea Ave., and will be directed by Enrico Colantoni.
The alternately hilarious and heartbreaking show tracks Costello’s life as she goes from a nerdy kid to the star of her own television show. After losing it all, Costello is faced with the fact that the superficiality of the material world was the only thing propping her up. Throughout the journey, Costello figures out that the only way for her to really be strong is to live her life based on a foundation of hope, love, inner strength and humor.
Rave reviews have poured in for prior workshops of I Wasn’t Trying To Be Funny. The Boston Metro said “Not many people have the charisma, stamina, or the anecdotes to sustain a 1 1/2hr show alone, Sue Costello does it sans props, costumes or music in the play.” The Boston Herald called the show “powerful, thanks to Costello’s frank charisma and her ability to mingle humor with tragedy”; and the Patriot Ledger mused that, “Costello rivets the audience with a comic’s gift for delivery and wit and an actress’ skill with emotion.”
Kristen Johnston called the show “brilliant and agonizingly funny,” and Kevin Nealon commented, “Great characters, great writing and hilarious delivery. She is the next Whoopi…only not black.” Patricia Clarkson agreed, “Sue Costello is an incredible talent – I LOVED this show!”
Costello explains that she was inspired to write I Wasn’t Trying To Be Funny when her television show Costello was cancelled; “the executives trusted me with my TV show because of my voice and vision. After the show ended, I wanted to keep growing, keep creating and keep writing. I am so excited that my fans have supported me with the Kickstarter campaign to bring the show to Los Angeles.” Costello adds, “I cannot wait to perform with Enrico Colantoni directing. I Wasn’t Trying to Be Funny is life imitating art!”
ABOUT SUE COSTELLO
Sue Costello co-created, produced, and starred in the self-titled Boston-based sitcom Costello for the Fox Network. She has also appeared on NYPD BLUE, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, and Last Comic Standing. Ms. Costello has appeared in feature films Southie with Donnie Wahlberg; Once in the Life with Laurence Fishburne; and The Fighter starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Mark Wahlberg. She just filmed the movie The Witching Hour with William Fosythe and Michael Madsen.
ABOUT ENRICO COLANTONI
Enrico Colantoni is an actor, primarily. His roles include, Sgt. Greg Parker on CBS/ION’s Flashpoint. Elliott DiMauro on Just Shoot Me, Keith Mars on Veronica Mars, and as Carl Elias on CBS’ Person of Interest. His feature film credits include Galaxy Quest, Full Frontal, A.I., Stigmata, Money Train and Contagion. He will begin filming the Veronica Mars Movie this summer. He directed two short films, The Bike (LA Short Film festival 2009) and Issues (Toronto International Film Festival 2011). I Wasn’t Trying To Be Funny, is the first time he’s directed for the stage. He is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Yale School of Drama.