For a few short weeks, Hamilton had a rival for the title of hottest ticket in town in the form of two old jerks from the Upper West Side. From December 1 through 20, George St. Geegland and Gil Faizon, with the help of John Mulaney and Nick Kroll, had a critically acclaimed, 21-show off-Broadway run at the prestigious Cherry Lane Theatre. Each night, playwright George and his muse Gil would perform a very subtle, understated play about two schmucks named Gil and George who were in danger of losing their previously rent-controlled apartment. Afterward they would hold a press conference, because a play this complex and subtext-filled leaves an audience with many questions swimming around their stupid heads. It was all very powerful and moving and hilarious. And you missed it, you dummy!
Well, you probably did, at least for now. The duo has plans to take the show to Boston. They just put two more Wilbur Theatre shows on sale for January 31, after quickly selling out two shows for February 1. Maybe your town is next; maybe Broadway is; maybe they’ll die of a cocaine overdose on New Year’s Day: No one knows with these two putzes. What we do know is you’ll be able to watch the official press conference they held earlier this month, if you want (you do). It will be airing on Manhattan’s public access channel (of course it is) MNN4 on December 25 at 9 p.m., December 26 at 10 p.m., December 29 at 8 p.m., and December 30 at 10:30 p.m. You will also be able to stream it on MNN4’s website at those times. Until then, you can watch an exclusive clip from the conference below. They were very rude.