Date and Time
Aug 20, 2019 9:00 pm
14th & V
A Busboys and Poetry Event hosted this week by Droopy the Broke Baller
"Oh, we've got a live one here! HAHAHA!" - Jack Nicholson as The Joker, Batman (1989)
Drew Anderson, known lovingly as "Droopy the Broke Baller" and "The Black Weird Al Yankovic", has been hosting at the flagship Busboys and Poets 14th & V nearly since its inception, proudly serving as Venue Captain. He brings his signature comedic style to the stage when hosting there on 3rd Tuesdays, converting casual attendees into regulars with his wild parodies and improvisational riffs on everything going on inside and outside of the room. Droopy is also a repeat Arts & Humanities Fellow with the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, founder and co-host of the award-winning Spit Dat (the District's longest-running open mic), and creator of the innovative teaching arts residencies Spoof School and C.R.U.N.K. Academy.
Featuring: Duke The Rude
Duke the Rude is an urban poet, and Sons of Baldwin member, parented by his mother and the streets of Baltimore City. He first began using his innate talent as a writer during his time as a middle and high school debater in the respective leagues. During this time he was also a youth activist working alongside coalitions such as Peer 2 Peer and organizations like Baltimore Algebra Project. No stranger to social and political issues, Duke the Rude recognized the unique struggle that is to be black and same gender loving (S.G.L.) After finally dealing with his own internalized hate for himself, he swore to never again be silenced. To never let his blackness outweigh his homosexuality and vice versa. “The Rude” aspect of his name and writing, appears in his unapologetic and abrasive honesty. “To be black and to be homo, is to have two parts of your identity a number of people will take issue with. To be rude is to enter the room with those people and tell your story anyway.”
For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices, and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week. Expect to be moved, expect a packed house, expect the unexpected, but above all come with an open mind and ear.
$5 cover. Wristbands are available for purchase online at midnight and in the restaurant starting at 10:00 AM. No refunds. Ticket purchase limit of 4 per person. Guests must have their wristbands (tickets) on upon entering the event.
Seating is available on a first come, first seated basis. No saved or reserved seats are allowed. Failure to check in within 30 minutes of advertised start time may result in forfeiture of seats. Sorry, no refunds.