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DRIVING NEW YORK CRAZY FOR 35 YEARS

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August 14 @ 8:45 SOLD OUT   August 17 @ 5:15 SOLD OUT

   August 22 @ 7:00 SOLD OUT    August 27 @ 2:45 SOLD OUT

He has stories that resonate politically and socially . . . it is New York Folklore at its best . . . so funny and inventive . . . I loved it, should be seen by everyone.
— David Rothenberg, Broadway publicist and producer, Founder of the Fortune Society,
McDonagh has an incisive wit, is keenly observant and has never lost his sense of wonder at the aberrations of the human race. The man is a superb story teller never lacking in humor.
— Malachy McCourt, Actor, Activist, author of A Monk Swimming.
John’s NYC is the one you wished you got to live in. Lucky us - we get to experience it vicariously through him. Funny and poignant as hell. Check it out
— Melissa Plaut, author of Hack
These are hilarious taxi tales, sardonic, seen it all, and sweet, told by a master storyteller and political prankster whose mind moves faster than a New York meter.
— Janet Coleman
 
 

After thirty-five years of driving a yellow cab around New York City, John McDonagh has more than enough material for a one man play. 

Cabtivist is a funny, pithy social commentary told from behind the wheel of New York's most recognizable cab driver.  McDonagh, veteran WBAI personality and host of Radio Free Eireann and Talk Back We and Thee with Malachy McCourt and NY Times reporter Corey Kilgannon, has condensed thirty plus years of activism and observation into an hour and twenty minutes of side splitting comedy and heart-rendering social commentary.  From the plight of the NY city homeless to the crazy demands of Upper East Side matrons, McDonagh brings the audience from laughter to tears and back again in the blink of a New York minute.Throw in his tales of brushes with the rich and famous while driving Stephen Fry to a Queens social club and teaching Top Gear's Richard Hammond how to drive a cab, and you have storytelling at it's finest. McDonagh, whose family hails from Pettigo and spends his downtime in Co. Donegal and the Boa Island in Co. Fermanagh, relates the hilarious story of how the Irish peace process cost him his shot at The Amazing Race.      

 

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