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Phyllis Yvonne Stickney Comes “Back to Brooklyn” with the Best of Comedy for One Night Only
Actress/comedienne/activist Phyllis Yvonne Stickney is returning to her Brooklyn roots on March 30 as she brings her show “Back to Brooklyn” to The Brown Sugar Supper Club at 433 Marcus Garvey Boulevard in Brooklyn.
The event coincides with the month of March being Women’s History Month. In “Back to Brooklyn,” Ms. Stickney will bring her own brand of socially conscious comedy, spoken word and music and share her memories of a time when everyone was their brother’s keeper. The event is being presented by Lauren P. Raysor, Esq., an attorney and author of “Living The Wealthy Life” and the upcoming “Being Broke Is Not A Lifestyle,” and Victoria.
Ms. Stickney is performing a series of engagements in the Brooklyn area since moving to Hollywood 20 years ago. As a comedienne, Ms. Stickney has appeared on BET’s “Comic View,” NBC’s “Showtime at the Apollo,” MyNetworkTV’
Ms. Stickney received numerous honors during her entertainment career, including Essence Magazine’s 25th Anniversary list of “one of 200 African-American women who has changed the world,” Custodian of the Cultural Consciousness Award from Chicago’s ETA Creative Arts Center, the Ellie Charles Artists Award from African Voices magazine, the African Jewel Award from African Focus Incorporated and induction into the Arkansas Hall of Fame. She has also performed with The National Black Theater Festival, The Shades of Black Theater Festival, The Urban World Film Festival, and The Pan-African Film Festival, among others.
“Coming ‘Back to Brooklyn’ will bring back a lot of memories for me,” Ms. Stickney said. “I remember the streets I walked down when I lived in this neighborhood. For one night, those in attendance will have the opportunity to learn what it was like back in the day. Those who grew up in the area will remember a time when this neighborhood still had its own identity and was still an affordable place to live.”
“In my view, Ms. Stickney is the first lady of comedy,” Ms. Raysor said. “She is funny, sassy and unpredictable. Who knows what she’s going to say next? Join us for a night of laughter!”
Tickets are $20, $30 at the door. Food and drinks may be ordered from the restaurant’s menu. A DJ will be playing music after the 10 p.m. show. To buy tickets or for more information, call (212) 388-7086 or visit www.phyllisyvonnestickney.com.