James Judd has done a lot of things in his life – comedian, vintner, lawyer – but at the end of the day, he is a very funny, quick-witted guy, made to perform. He’ll be performing a workshop version of his strange, hilarious and oddly-moving monologue, Killer Quack, during the last weekend of this year’s All For One Festival.
Judd is this year’s Artist in Residence at the AFO, and he will be performing a more-developed version of this show in next year’s festival. But it’s already pretty good.
I sat down with Judd in his Chelsea apartment Friday afternoon, just 24 hours before his second and last performance – for now – of Killer Quack. This is an experiment, the first time I’ve done this, but I plan to do more: 10, 12 minutes of conversation, quick and dirty, recorded on my iPhone. Let me know what you think.
Judd’s performance is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday, with a suggested donation of $10.
The other remaining performances on the festival’s last day at the Cherry Lane Theater, 38 Commerce Street in Greenwich Village, are Erin Fleck’s Those That Can’t Do at 4 p.m. and David Harrell’s A Little Potato and Hard To Peel at 7 p.m. For more information visit www.afofest.org.
– David Watts Barton