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The Skinny with Peter DeGiglio

Under St. Marks Theater (94 Saint Marks Place) · Tickets on sale through Aug 27

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Peter DeGiglio
July 25, 2013

What is your job on this show?
Host, Producer and Head Writer.

What is your show about?
If you could imagine Meet the Press crashing into The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, the end result would be The Skinny with Peter DeGiglio, a comedy news talk show that tackles a new hot button sociopolitical issue each month- often ripped right from the headlines- and features performances by local artists and interviews with experts in an array of fields.

What type of theater do you like most to work on?
I like to do theater that is both entertaining and thought provoking. The best theater not only leaves the audience wiping away tears of laughter, but contemplating the zeitgeist.

Complete this sentence: My show is the only one opening in NYC this summer that...?
combines late night Hollywood talk show with news network panel show!

Do you think the audience will talk about your show for 5 minutes, an hour, or way into the wee hours of the night?
Every month we invite our audience to join us for drinks after the show. Every month people are still discussing the topics we've covered way into those wee hours. It's quite the experience, actually!

Groucho, Chico, Harpo, or Zeppo?
I believe it was Groucho Marx who once said, "Well, Art is Art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know."

If you had ten million dollars that you had to spend on theatrical endeavors, how would you use the money?
Honestly, I'd give a nice chunk of it to the incredible crew of people that help me put this show together each month so that they in turn could pursue their own endeavors. With the rest of it? Well, the possibilities are endless!