10 Comics to Watch: Joe’s Pub Mainstay Bridget Everett Strays Into Mainstream

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Kansas native Bridget Everett, who describes her style as “punk-rock cabaret, last-call-getting-to-know-you,” says she “stumbled” into comedy. “I’m more of a cabaret performer and singer who happens to be funny,” she explains. “I still think of myself as primarily a singer.” Pals and supporters like Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow obviously think otherwise. Schumer regularly showcases Everett’s comedic talents on “Inside Amy Schumer,” and Apatow cast her in “Trainwreck” — “I play a drunk, horny suburbanite,” she reports proudly.

Everett first met Schumer at Just For Laughs four years ago, where they “hit it off immediately.” Now Everett, whose credits include “The Meltdown With Jonah & Kumail,” an episode of HBO’s “Girls” and a guest role on the Amy Poehler comedy “Difficult People,” is headlining “Bridget Everett: Gynecological Wonder,” a one-hour special airing this month on Comedy Central. “It’s full-throttle cabaret with money notes and tits — and a couple bottles of Chardonnay,” she promises.

The show was co-produced by Ben Stiller and frequent musical collaborator Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz of Beastie Boys fame. Horovitz also performs in Everett’s backing band Tender Moments and helped write her show “Rock Bottom,” a sell-out at Joe’s Pub in NYC where she still performs every month. “It’s my home base,” she notes, “the perfect breeding ground for me.”

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