02.14.14 // 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
New Orleans, La 70116
In 2013 rude. (Colleen Allerton and Lauren LaBorde) premiered NOT HERE TO MAKE FRIENDS to packed houses at Hell Yes Fest and New Orleans Fringe. Now rude. is back with a new sketch show featuring the same brand of high-energy, multimedia comedy — but turnt up. The hourlong NOT HERE TO MAKE FRIENDS: TURNT UP features new videos, sketches, dance numbers, appearances from beloved local talent and FREE WINE courtesy of Pearl Wine Company.
Marion Ette Tortorich
videos by Jeremy Blum
9 p.m. Feb. 14 & 22
The New Movement
Colleen Allerton and Lauren LaBorde met in a sketch writing class at The New Movement. They are opposites — Colleen is a noisy extrovert with adult ADHD; Lauren has a writerly brain and a dour continence — but through their love of messy reality TV heroines, excessive white wine consumption, and varying degrees of feminism they have forged a bond on and off stage that is “real fun to watch” (said some guy once). Together they created the viral video “My Purse, My Choice,” which received over 400,000 views and was featured on MSNBC, The Today Show, CNN, The New York Times and your mother’s Facebook page. They also do improv together at TNM.
COOL THINGS PEOPLE SAID ABOUT RUDE./”NOT HERE TO MAKE FRIENDS”:
“With skewering sketches and video shorts, introduced by a couple of twerkers shaking it to Big Freedia’s ‘Excuse,’ Lauren LaBorde and Colleen Allerton brought a very mean funny to The New Movement.”
- Cate Root, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
“You rarely see this kind of enthusiasm and love in the comedy circuit. LaBorde and Allerton, who together make up the group rude., bring unique and beautiful affection to the stage every time they are together.”
- Sophie Johnson, HellYesFest.com
“Watching Rude tonight legit gave me SERIOUS-ASS EMOTIONS! Y’all was encandescent!!!”
- comedian/writer Alex Jennings