About Drawing Room Entertainment
Drawing Room Entertainment curates high quality stand-up comedy shows in people’s living spaces. The one hour show features several comedians who are specifically selected by host and Drawing Room Entertainment founder Michelle Slonim, to best suit the guests’ tastes.
“Drawing Room” is a 16th century term for the separate room where you would withdraw to after dinner for activities such as cigars, discussion, and live entertainment.
Michelle explains the origins of Drawing Room Entertainment
Growing up in Manhattan I loved going to house parties. I could see how my classmates lived, check out their interesting homes, and see what snacks they offered guests. This was way more interesting than using my fake ID to get into bars. Flash forward to adulthood: I’m a standup comedian, wish I still needed a fake ID, and still prefer house parties to traditional New York City nightlife.
The seed for Drawing Room Entertainment was planted when a friend of mine was hosting a jammin’ music birthday party in his home. I asked if we could incorporate a comedy show into the evening. And we did! The band took a break and my friend’s stairwell transformed into a stage and the comedy show began. People loved the intimacy of it, and after the semi-impromptu show, a few people came up to me and asked if I could put together a similar show in their home.
–Michelle Slonim, Founder