Inspired by the artificial intelligence that may one day rule us all, Artificially Intelligent is a comedy concert of Anesti Danelis’ critically acclaimed songs.
In usual Danelis fashion, this new show will have us bopping along to songs about bisexual revenge, catfishing, robots, hookups, a much needed (satirical) straight pride anthem, and more.
Artificiailly Intelligent touches on a variety of themes including the “artificiality” of our identities, and how no one really knows what they’re doing. We’re all just faking it until we hopefully make it.
It also explores our relationship with technology and how it informs who we are. Anesti even used the help of ChatGPT to craft his new musical comedy. This inspired him to lean into society’s dependency on technology and use it to create a comedy show now that AI is in its ‘fun era’.
Danelis and I had a chance to speak about his work in comedy, his process for writing Artificiailly Intelligent, among other fun facts.
Artificially Intelligent will premiere this weekend, June 3rd at the iconic Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, as part of their 2023 Queer Pride Festival. Click here for purchasing tickets and details about the show and Queer Pride Festival.
Find more information about Danelis and his upcoming shows here.
Photos of Anesti Danelis by Dahlia Katz.