News: “Story Time with Joey Rinaldi” Comes to FRIGID 2020

The 2020 FRIGID Festival is now underway, with performances at the Kraine Theater and UNDER St. Marks in the East Village. In our coverage of this annual showcase for storytellers, solo shows, and short works, we will also be highlighting some of the productions on offer. Next up is Story Time with Joey Rinaldi.

Where: UNDER St. Marks Theater
94 St. Marks Place, Manhattan, NYC

When: 10:30 p.m. on Friday, February 28
5:10 p.m. on Sunday, March 1
5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3
10:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5
3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 8

What: 1 Comedian. 5 Shows. 24 years of stories. FRIGID Festival presents Story Time with Joey Rinaldi, written and performed by Connecticut native Joey Rinaldi. Known for his long-form comedic narratives, Rinaldi offers in his new one-man show a glimpse into his endearingly cringey adolescence. From accidental incest to a brief period of illiteracy, each story captures the difficulty of growing up and that for some, it’s worse than others.

Says Rinaldi, “I wanted to give audiences the chance to forget their own childhood traumas and focus on mine. I mean, what connects us better than collective misery? I want people to leave feeling exponentially better about their own upbringing.”

Rinaldi discovered his passion for stand-up at the age of 20 after transferring to NYU. He found his niche in long-form personal narratives in 2017 after performing his first one-man show, Potty Training at The PIT, followed by his second solo act in 2019, Picture Everybody Naked at The Kraine. Since then, his comedy has taken him not only across North America but also across the pond to the UK and to Australia. Rinaldi has been featured in the Connecticut Comedy Festival, Burbank Comedy Festival,  and the Finger Lakes Comedy Festival.  Rinaldi also serves as creator of the Youtube comedy sketch channel Dirty Laundry Videos and acts as co-creator and host of the popular underground pop-up comedy show The Manifest Show. This August, Rinaldi will debut Story Time at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

With Story Time with Joey Rinaldi, the comedian hopes to boost the audience’s self-esteem better than any therapy session. Relatable and endearing, Rinaldi’s comedy aims to warm your heart while simultaneously giving you secondhand embarrassment with stories that will make you say “Thank God that didn’t happen to me.”

Running Time: 50 minutes

Tickets are $10 and available here.

FRIGID 2020 Reviews on Thinking Theater NYC
Blockbuster Guy
Laser Comedy Show
Mother Leeds
And the Rope Still Tugging Her Feet
A Southern Fairytale

Other FRIGID 2020 listings on Thinking Theater NYC
The 500 List
Artaud Marat
Artisanal Intelligence
Beneath the Bikini
Cemetery Golf
Closed Circuit
Finding Fellini
Jaxx & Lolo: A Friendship Story
Magnetic Dragons
Nancy Drewinsky and the Search for the Missing Letter
A Southern Fairytale
The Stands
This Feeling


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