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Highlines What's So Bloody Funny - Thursday, 10/31/2013 11:57 AM





The Highline Ballroom was transformed into a spooky auditorium of playful horror, with skeletons dancing on the rafters, spider webs crawling over the walls and a creepy fog suffusing the room for What’s So Bloody Funny Evening of Comedy, hosted by Alex Borstein, the voice of ‘Family Guy’s matriarch, Lois Griffin, in benefit of the National Hemophilia Foundation. Many in attendance came out in full costume for the costume contest, with memorable costumes including Wednesday and Pugsly Addams, Captain Morgan, Walter White, Betty Davis, Princess Leah & Han Solo, Charlie Chaplin, and the winner(s) of the night, a Knife Thrower and his brave ‘Wheel of Death’ Assistant. The Highline Ballroom’s staff even got into the spirit, collectively dressing up as ‘Shark Week’, with staffer representing a day of the week as bloodied shark food.

The show kicked off with Alex Borstein making light of the oddly morbid and downright ridiculous children’s book series, Treehouse Tales. The night included sets from the hilarious Sarah Silverman putting everyone in stitches, rising young comic and Andy Kaufman award winning Marcus Monroe, shocking us all by making juggling look cool in between his refreshingly original one-liners, nationally touring and televised local comic Ted Alexandro hilariously warming up an initially chilly crowd, and Reggie Watts closing the show with the crowd possessed in howling laughter.