The World According to Rock

Comedian Rock Albers doesn’t need Halloween as an excuse to wear rabbit ears. This lapine laugh-man proudly sports his furry pink headband year round at all of his unusual musical comedy performances, including his current gig at The Duplex in the West Village.


My husband and I went to the first of Rock’s two scheduled shows earlier this month, having become smitten after seeing him perform a manic five-minute set in the summer. (You can see my first gushy post about Rock here.)

We joined a packed audience (most of whom were at least 20 years our senior, but never mind that) to experience Rock’s new routine, which consists of shouted rants on everything from national animals to Google, interspersed with piano ballads about Viagra and Starbucks. The topics are mainstream to the max, but the extreme absurdity Rock brings to his subject matter is delightful, and at times, simply inspired.

Rock’s second performance of The World According to Rock is this Saturday, Nov. 3rd at 5 pm at The Duplex. Don’t miss it!