The Return of the WHAM City Comedy!

It’s the Return of The WHAM City Comedy Tour!!

Man, we just love these crazy kids and we are super excited to be teaming up with the Sea Tea Comedy Theater crew to bring them to you for a Special Early Monday Night Show!! I know you’re thinking… MONDAY?!? But yes! Don’t miss out! And they will be joined by opener, Lorelei Ramirez for this show!

Wham City Comedy is Ben O’Brien, Alan Resnick and Robby Rackleff, a comedy & video collective based in Baltimore known for their bizarre viral videos and absurdist performances. They have created a series of infomercials for Adult Swim including “Unedited Footage of a Bear”, “Live Forever As You Are Now” and most recently “This House Has People In It”. You can also catch them on IFC’s Comedy Web Series, “The Mirror”!

For this special 7pm show, Tickets are $10 and will be available online in a few days at!




Holiday TV Comedy Spectacular!?!

What will happen when the cameras start rolling on…

The Hardcore Holiday TV Show Comedy Spectacular!?!?!

The Hardcore Holiday TV Show Comedy Spectacular!

Join us for a show not quite like any others this holiday season! It’s a Live Holiday TV Variety Show! Hosted by our very own Keith Paul and that rapscallion of vinyl, DJ Zerp! It’s looking a lot like an evening of some Humbugs and Holiday Cheer as special guests, Dot Mitzvah, Marvin C. Pittman, Laura the Luscious, Adam Parisi, and D’Andrea Knox stop by and warm themselves by the studio fire! You can expect some dance breaks, surprises and games throughout the evening that are sure to give you that “special feeling” inside. So be prepared for Singing, Dancing, Magic, Refreshments and Laughter!!

And don’t forget the Comedy, as 3 of New England’s Hottest Comics will be invading to do short sets throughout the evening! It’s “The Hardcore Holiday Comic Spotlight!” featuring Andrew Morgan, Mel V and Darren Sechrist!!

And if we’re really lucky we can expect a visit from SANTA?!?

Join us at the ridiculously awesome and Award Winning Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes and have a blast! It’s a little sweet! It’s a little Salty! But one thing’s for sure…. this evening is totally HARDCORE For the Holidaze! (And I hear they’re making donuts now!!)

This is NOT an all ages show! Please note 21 and over only. BYOB. Tickets $15.00 at the Door.

Doors open at 7:30!
Cameras start rolling at 8!!

Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes
20 Main Street
Oakville, CT 06779
Truck: 203-768-0200
Bakery: 860-417-6660

An Evening of Magic with Adam Parisi!

It’s about time we gave this talented man his own show!

Join us as we partner once again with the elegant and hip Ritz Crystal Room at Remember When for “An Evening of Magic, Mirth and a Meal with Adam Parisi”!! A great night out for some top notch magic, nervous laughter and a delicious 3 course meal! This magic show isn’t for the kiddies this time around! 21+ Only!

Join us for Magic, Mirth and a Meal at The Ritz Crystal Room in Torrington, Connecticut--featuring Adam Parisi!

Adam Parisi is a wonderful sleight of hand artist, magician, stand up comic, balloon sculptor and all around nice guy. Check out his page and give him a “like”!!

He wanted to be a river boat gambler when he was 8 years old. No Lie. But seeing as that had not been a profession since the 1800’s he had to find something else to do with all the cool card tricks and flourishes he had learned. Adam combines comedy and sleight of hand into one of the most unique and incredible shows you have ever seen. Often regarded as one of New England’s top card magicians Adam strives to make the impossible possible. You can find him performing all across CT, New York and Mass. Adam is also a proud member of Society of American Magicians (S.A.M) assembly 127.

Tickets are $50.00 per person (Includes tax and gratuity) and are only available for purchase through the Ritz Crystal Room at Remember When. Check out!blank-2/tpew2 for menu selection and more information. Very limited seating, but every seat has a great view of the show!

Limited Tickets are still available!!

Hardcore Comedy Show!

Cupcakes! Laughter! And a Belated Birthday!!

Want to enjoy? Follow these simple instructions…

1) Put on some pants (optional).
2) Gather some of your favorite people and BYOB beverages.
3) Get ready for some pretty ridiculous entertainment…

It’s The Desultory Theatre Club’s “HARDCORE COMEDY ANNIVERSARY SHOW”!

The Desultory Theatre Club's Hardcore Comedy Show, Saturday, April 2nd

Featuring the comedy talents of Andrew Morgan, Dan Kalwhite, Carolyn Paine, Vinnie Pagano & Shawn Murray!

We’ve been so wrapped up this year working on Keith Paul’s latest project with The Warner Theatre that we almost forgot to hold a “BIG 6” Birthday Party for Ourselves! So why not kick off our 6th Season with some laughs, beverages and our Super cool pals at Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes?!?

We’ve gathered some of the hippest CT Comedians and they are coming out to entertain us, so save the date, grab some friends and come laugh at what April fools we all are!!

Tickets – $10

18 & Over Only – (21 to BYOB) So bring an ID!

Doors Open at 7:30 – Show Starts at 8:00!!

Questions? Contact:



Chompers Food Truck will be joining the party! Arrive early and satisfy those stomachs before the show starts!

What are Chompers? Why, crunchy balls of goodness, of course! They are 5 balls for $8 (a bargain!) and come in two flavors:

  • Bacon Cheeseburger Chompers – crunchy balls of bacon, ground beef and cheddar cheese. Served with zesty ketchup.

  • Chicken Parm Chompers – crunchy balls of chicken, fresh basil, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Served with marinara.

Get there at 7:30 and grab some Chompers balls!



Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes
20 Main Street
Oakville, CT 06779
Truck: 203-768-0200
Bakery: 860-417-6660

The Valentines in Vegas Adult Variety Show

Oh Gosh. It’s THAT time of year again…

For those of you who are feeling a little Sweet and Spicy ahead of time… Don’t be ashamed… It’s not Naughty at all to want to Give into Temptation and Treat yourself…

The Desultory Theatre Club presents…

The “Valentines in Vegas” Adult Variety Show!

Join The Desultory Theatre Club on January 30th at Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes for the Valentines in Vegas Adult Variety Show!

An evening of Laughs! Dancing! Magic! Comedy! Burlesque! Sideshow Stunts! Music! Contests! Prizes! Award Winning Cupcakes from Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes! And much, much more…!

Starring: Your hosts, Keith Paul and Professor M! Adam Parisi! Über Dami! Sir Duke! The Earl of Grey! Rico! Special Guests? And the Juiciest Jewess this side of the wailing Wall… Dot Mitzvah!

Are you a thirsty person? Well then… we are super excited to announce that at this show there will be a special appearance by Hartford Flavor Company!! Check out their amazing liqueurs (21 and Over only!) and prepare to be taken on a flavor journey! Stop by their table and see all the great Connecticut Made tastes they have to offer!!

Weather permitting, Spuds Your Way will be parked on site so you can grab some nice warm grub before and during the show! Arrive at 7:30, so you don’t miss them!

Doors Open at 7:30 – Show Begins at 8PM
18 & Over to Enter – 21 & Up to BYOB
(Bring ID’s if you are BYOB-ing or planning on sampling Hartford Flavor Company’s wares!)

Tickets: $10 at the Door.

Questions? Contact:

Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes
20 Main Street
Oakville, CT 06779
Truck: 203-768-0200
Bakery: 860-417-6660

“Taste of Temptation” Burlesque and Variety Show

It’s The Desultory Theatre Club’s “Taste of Temptation” Burlesque & Variety Show”!!

A wonderful evening of Burlesque, Music, Magic and More with some of CT’s Best Entertainers and those delicious folks from Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes!

The Desultory Theatre Club's Taste of Temptation Burlesque and Variety Show at Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes

Starring some of the hottest names in the CT Burlesque Scene:

FruitontheBottom! She’s sure to Leave you Stirred!!
Harley Foxx! Full of Moxxie and She Sure is Foxxy!!
Leona Star! The Mistress of Rock n Roll Glam!!
Vivienne LaFlamme! The Girl with Skills to Set Your Heart A-Fire!!

With Special Guests:

Keith Paul: Your host! The One and Only!!
Adam Parisi: Magician Comedian Extraordinaire!!
Mat Stokes: Specializing in old timey Blues, Rags & Jazz!!
Ethan Scott: Trickster, Magician and Heart Stealer!!

Plus Games, Prizes and Surprises!

Ages 18 and Over only for this show folks!

And we are proud to be doing it all with the crew at Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes! One of the best cupcake bakeries in the state AND winner of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars!!

Saturday, June 27, 2015 – Doors open at 7:30 – Show kicks off at 8pm sharp!
Tickets are $10 at the Door!

Stay tuned for further info on some Foodie surprises!!

Contact for more info or questions, or check out the Facebook Event page!

Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes
20 Main Street
Oakville, CT 06779
Truck: 203-768-0200
Bakery: 860-417-6660

The Connecticut Cabaret and Oddities Tour–Coming Soon!

What happens when Circus Delecti, The Desultory Theatre Club and a bunch of Connecticut’s finest performers come together?

The Desultory Theatre Club and Circus Delecti present The Connecticut Cabaret & Oddities TourA mini tour of Connecticut that’s bound to blow your mind and senses!

Opening night of the tour is Thursday, April 2, 2015, at The Ballroom at The Outer Space!

With almost two hours of entertainment, including drag, sideshow, comedy, burlesque and more, this is a show you won’t want to miss!

$10 gets you in the door, with pre-sale tickets available online. Get there early–the doors open at 9PM; the show starts at 9:30PM! 21+ only at this venue.

More info can be found on the Facebook event page.

Can’t make it to the first night?

The second stop on the tour will be at Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes–winner of Cupcake Wars on the Food Network–in Oakville, Connecticut, on Saturday, April 18, 2015!

$10 gets you in the door! 7:30 Doors Open – 8:00 It’s Showtime!!
18 and over, please, due to Adult Content.
Find out more on the Facebook event page.

Sponsored by Route 66 Ink – 321 Marlborough St, Portland CT

Comedy and Music this Weekend!!


Since Carter was in the White House these two guys have been making audiences from Cape Cod to Key West laugh, sing and forget their troubles as members of the comedy-rock group, COCONUTS. Still members of that venerable organization, Joe Beets (aka Dan LaRosa) and Johnny Eagle (aka John Swanson) are exploring a new phase of their musical careers as a duo, THE JUKEBOX BOYS! They’ll be carrying on the comedy tradition with hilarious parodies aimed at all facets of life. They’ll also be harmonizing on a wide assortment of rock classics, original songs, and will be asking the audience to make selections from their extensive JukeBox List. It’s a guaranteed night of fun so join the party and don’t miss these two wild and crazy guys!

In non-Jukebox life Dan is a Master Stage Hypnotist who has performed his how across the USA and Europe. John is an accomplished stage actor who has worked with companies across the state (including Warner Stage), and is co-director of Lollipop Opera, a touring company that brings live opera to children.

Doors open at 7:30 – Show starts at 8pm. BYOB.

This Friday Night… Come share the GLUM…


GlumPuppet is esoteric modern vaudeville, celebrating cultural favorites such as: Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Blade Runner, Star Trek, Dr. Who, etc.

You know you want to join Drosh & Lana Peck for a night of music, video and mayhem from their wildly popular video channel, A rare Live treat!!

Surprise guests include, Ravenman and Nosecrops!

“ANIMAL BEHAVIOR” from Elmwood Productions

The Desultory Theatre Club presents…
Elmwood Productions‘ crazy puppet web series!!!


On Saturday, Dec 21st, come follow the misadventures of two special felines: the charming and murderous Tugger, and the clueless kitten, Ripper. Find out what hijinks they have in store for their frazzled owner Jon!

“My cats are trying to kill me.”

It’s one of the first things you’ll hear him confess.


A G-Rated Puppet Comedy for ages 6 & Up!! Free with Donation!! $5.00 Suggested Donation to benefit The Torrington Animal Shelter or bring a toy for Toy 4 Tots!

Doors open at 6:30! Show starts at 7pm!

The Desultory Theatre Club – 63 Water Street – Torrington, CT