If you’re like me, you can only take so much of parents going gaga over their infants: the stories, the photos, the proudly brandished spit-up stains. “Afterbirth” promises a different parenting perspective, as a group of writers and authors share legitimately funny tales of what it really means to have a kid. Just how raw can this show get? Consider that the New York Post called it “a ‘Vagina Monologues’ for the stroller set,” and then maybe you’ll have some idea.
Host and creator Dani Klein Modisett is the one constant hereâ€”the performers vary from city to city. When “Afterbirth” comes to San Francisco this Monday, June 1, at Cobb’s Comedy Club, the audience will have the chance to hear from Cindy Chupack, Ayelet Waldman, and Dan Bucatinskyâ€”to name a few. Still not convinced? Listen to this interview Klein Modisett did with NPR and try not to crack a smile.
The show is $20.50 at the door with a two-drink minimum, although you might want to consider getting tickets in advance. Also, don’t forget to pick up a copy of the book, in case you want to try and get it signed. And finally, do everyone a favor and leave the kids at home.