“A Woozy Thrill Ride on a Volcano’s Edge” — New York Times

April 19, 2012
Contact: Katie Riegel (katie@sh-k-boom.com)

Acclaimed composer/writer/performer David Yazbek will return to the stage at Joe’s Pub with his remarkable band for the first time in four years. The concert will take place Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 7:30pm and will feature songs from Yazbek's album "Evil Monkey Man" on Ghostlight Records, plus new works and songs from his other albums and his recent Broadway show Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.

Three-time Tony nominee, Grammy nominee, Emmy and Drama Desk winner, winner of the N.A.I.R.D. award for Best Album and writer of the unrelenting “Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego” theme song, Yazbek will take to the stage at Joe’s Pub to do what he does best: sing his own songs and punish the grand piano while stamping his right foot with great vigor. Don’t miss it.

David Yazbek is a long-time cult favorite—a recording artist, vocalist and pianist known for his thrilling live performances and irreverent style. His Broadway shows The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Women on the Verge…  have played in over 20 countries. His first album, The Laughing Man, won the N.A.I.R.D. Award for Best Pop Album of the Year. He is also a Grammy-nominated record producer and an Emmy-Award winning TV writer (for Late Night with David Letterman). For more information visit www.davidyazbek.com and facebook.com/officialdavidyazbek.

Tickets for the concert are $25 for Reserved Seating and $30 for Premium Seating and are available now online at joespub.com (

“A Daredevil Juggler Catching Spiked Pins in the Traveling Carnival of his Imagination” – New York Times

“Edgy and Inventive Pop”—The New Yorker

“Full of Pop-Rock Hooks and Quirky, Occasionally Harrowing Lyrics” – New York Post

“Sporting influences ranging from XTC’s Andy Partridge to Frank Loesser,
Yazbek’s music is full of bouncy riffs and hooks, as well as his trademark nasty-naughty sense of humor” – Time Out

JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street, NYC
Between East 4th and Astor Place

Online - joespub.com
Phone - 212-967-7555
In Person - The Public Theater Box Office (425 Lafayette Street)
Tues-Sat from 1:00pm to 7:30pm, Sun + Mon from 1:00pm to 6:00pm


Purchase of a ticket does NOT guarantee seating; seating, as well as standing-room, is available only on a first-come, first-served basis for all shows without a dinner reservation.  Two drink or $12 food minimum per person is standard. 
All tickets are non-refundable.