Testimonials

Phyllis Diller: "Susan Horowitz has analyzed female comedy and dissected it to the bone!"

Joy Behar: "A must for anyone who wants to crack the mystery of estrogen-induced yuks!"

American Express: “You listen to our concerns. Your methods to handle stressful situations work!”

Stark State College, John David, Faculty President: “Your outstanding keynote speech: ‘Celebrate Learning Diversity’ was highly motivational, educationally sound, and entertaining”

Mount Sinai Hospital: “Entertaining and uplifting!”

Atlantic Cape Community College, Avon L. Chapman, Director,: “You are an energetic, charismatic speaker who demonstrates a high level of preparedness resourcefulness and mastery of the topic.”

Author-Gender & Humor, Dr. Regina Barreca: "a wonderful combination of somebody who puts women's comedy in context, and is a funny, effervescent performer!"

Books

comedy

Dr. Sue’s Romantic Comedy “Titanic-Panic”

 

titanic-gorman-sueManhattan Repertory Theatre presents

“TITANIC-PANIC: Move Over Baby!”

A Romantic Comedy by Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz

Co-Starring: Susan Horowitz and Gorman John Ruggiero

Audience Comments: 

“Your show was very impressive! You are terrific! I see it as a television series” (Pat McGuinn, Agent/Producer)

“Absolutely engrossing! It felt like a real relationship – so natural I forgot they were acting.” (Andreas Quioga, Filmmaker)

“Wonderful! This has such promise! I can see them really falling in love and the audience going nuts! You were adorable!”  (Bobbie Horowitz, Producer/Writer NYC/London)

“It was so touching…I cried.” (Carolina Parker, Student BMCC/CUNY)

“My main influences are Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, and Goldie Hawn.  I interviewed Ball and Burnett for my book Queens of Comedy. Lucy told me the secret of the success of I Love Lucy is the audience loved the comedy and the Lucy-Ricky romance; Carol played comedy spoofs of romantic movies; and I’ve often been told I remind people of Goldie Hawn.” – Susan Horowitz (Award-Winning Writer/Performer)

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Presents:

“TITANIC-PANIC: Move Over Baby!”

17-19 West 45th Street Suite 301 NYC 10036 

(left of Turkish restaurant, Push Code #109, then lower button with bell icon)

Reserve: http://manhattanrep.com/short-play-project-dec-2016/

Price: $20 – for a full evening of entertainment in the center of Manhattan!

Please contact Dr. Sue for Bookings as Speaker or Entertainer.

Enjoy her Book “Queens of Comedy” and CD “For Heroes and Lovers”

 

 

 

Dr. Sue Horowitz

Dr. Sue Horowitz

“Empowering Entertainment!”

– Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D. 

SssWitch!” – an Anti-Bullying, Empowering  Musical! www.ssswitch.net

CD: “For Heroes and Lovers”: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drsue2

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

Published Plays: “Judy Maccabee”: a Comedy with a Girl Hero!

“Poe-tic Justice” A Naughty Thriller!

Susan Horowitz: Facebook (Susan.Horowitz1) , Linked In, Twitter @drsue6

Dr. Sue Sings Funny Song “My Significant Other Is Plants!”

significantDr. Sue Sings her Original Funny Song:

“My Significant Other Is Plants!”

Hope you enjoy my song! Please contact me for Bookings as Motivational Speaker or Entertainer – Enjoy my Book “Queens of Comedy” and CD “For Heroes and Lovers”

My Significant Other is Plants    Words and Music by Susan Horowitz

Now I hate to complain, but I’m feeling depressed

Though I meet loads of guys who are very well-dressed

My cabaret lifestyle is gay, but there’s one little thing I must say…

 

My significant other is plants

Certainly not anyone in pants

I’m annoyed ‘cause my life is devoid of romance

My significant other is plants.

 

I’m surrounded by men who are loaded with class

Their shirts match their ties and a fabulous ass – oops! I mean glasses

I think I am catching their eye

They look past at a good-looking guy…

 

My significant other is plants

Certainly not anyone in pants

It’s not dogs, it’s not cats, it’s not goldfish or ants

My significant other is plants.

 

A handsome producer –at last we’re alone

I’m on my bed; he’s on my phone

I think he is feeling the heat, though he never suggests that we meet…

 

My significant other is plants

Certainly not anyone in pants

Potatoes and carrots don’t do dirty dancing

I’m stuck on the vegetable aisle of romancing

It sure ain’t my druthers, these guys act like brothers

My significant other is plants!

Dr. Sue Horowitz

Dr. Sue Horowitz

“My Mission is Empowering Art, Education & Positive Living!”

– Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D. 

SssWitch!” – an Anti-Bullying, Empowering  Musical! www.ssswitch.net

CD: “For Heroes and Lovers”: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drsue2

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

Published Plays: “Judy Maccabee”: a Comedy with a Girl Hero!

“Poe-tic Justice” A Naughty Thriller!

Susan Horowitz: Facebook (Susan.Horowitz1) , Linked In, Twitter @drsue6

“Happy Hanu-Krismas!” Holiday Song by Dr. Sue Horowitz

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“Happy Hanu-Krismas!”

An Interfaith, Multi-Cultural Holiday Song/Video

by Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz, Ph.D. (copyright 2015)

“Happy Hanu-Krismas!” Celebrates Diversity!

 

“There’s all kind of people, why make a fuss?

Happy Kwanzaa and Eid, Happy Hanu-Krismas!

Feliz Navidad, Happy Hanu-Krismas!”

 

Click on Video for Holiday Song/Video “Happy Hanu-Krismas”

An original, witty, warm celebration of diversity!

 

Dr. Sue Horowitz’ original comedy “JUDY MACCABEE” won a national children’s playwriting contest!

“JUDY MACCABEE” is a merry mashup of Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, and the Hanukkah story!

Dr. Sue’s mission is to create empowering entertainment!

Sue MimosaSusan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz,Ph.D. www.drsue.com

CD “Keys of Love” www.cdbaby.com/drsue

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

“Sss…Witch!” – a Magical, Motivational Musical! www.ssswitch.net

Join Dr. Sue (Susan Horowitz) on Facebook, Linked In, and Twitter!

My Son The Waiter, a Jewish Tragedy

My Son The Waiter Photo: Michael Appleton

My Son The Waiter
Photo: Michael Appleton

Brad Zimmerman, fiercely funny comic, actor and under-achieving Jewish son, self-skewers his three decades as a New York waiter in his bio-show at the Triad Theatre, 158 West 72nd Street, NYC. At 61, Zimmerman, who opened for Joan Rivers and George Carlin, is a show-business late-bloomer – but that’s okay. He brings a lifetime of incisive commentary to the table– plus plenty of comic patter, poignant memories, and Borscht Belt jokes. His customers may have waited to be served, but you don’t have to. You can catch Zimmerman’s bittersweet comic feast at the Triad till the end of the year (and dine downstairs at Seven’s Turkish Grill! – 158 W 72nd Street, NYC)

Support the Arts!: Without the arts, many children have no chance for a better, more fulfilling life! Without the arts, there is no real beauty or civilization!

Dr. Sue’s mission is to create empowering entertainment!

Sue MimosaBlog by Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz,Ph.D.  www.drsue.com 

CD “Keys of Love”  www.cdbaby.com/drsue

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

“Sss…Witch!” – a Magical Musical! http://drsue.com/?page_id=7325

Join Dr. Sue (Susan Horowitz) on Facebook, Linked In, and Twitter!

“It Shoulda Been You” (Broadway Review by Dr. Sue)

Shoulda Been - Dr. Sue

Shoulda Been – Dr. Sue

Turn a wedding cake upside down, twirl it like a dreidel, and what have you got?  A modern, musical spin on a free-wheeling wedding farce!

This vastly entertaining show has plot twists galore, plenty of doors, discoveries, lover-ies and a superb cast (headed by Tyne Daly), director (David Hyde Pierce), and creative team Barbara Anselmi (Music/Concept), Brian Hargrove (Book/Lyrics).

Show Folk: Harriet Harris, Lisa Howard, Sierra Boggess, David Burtka, Montego Glover, Chip Zien, Josh Grisetti, Edward Hibbert, Adam Heller, Michael X. Martin, Anne L. Nathan, Nick Spangler.

Hope you enjoy hearing me sing my original song:

“You Can Be a Hero” copyright 2015 Susan Horowitz

Creative Living by Dr. Sue: Ride’em Cowboy (and Girl) & Support the Arts!

Ride’em Cowboy (and Girl)!: Comedy and couple-dom are full of unexpected twists.  We get a choice – resist and stick with the “shoulda” or go with the ride. Which do you think leads to more happiness?

Support the Arts!: Without the arts, many children have no chance for a better, more fulfilling life! Without the arts, there is no real beauty, joy,  or civilization!

Dr. Sue’s mission is to create and perform empowering entertainment!

 

Sue MimosaBlog by Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz,Ph.D.  www.drsue.com 

CD “Keys of Love”  www.cdbaby.com/drsue

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

 

Entertainment/Video: “A Jewish Girl Named Tex”

A Jewish Girl Named Tex - Photo by Russ Weatherford

A Jewish Girl Named Tex – Photo by Russ Weatherford

A song publisher once advised me to write story songs. He said that some of our favorite songs tell stories.  Audiences enjoy them,  and they’re hard to get!

I love stories, comedy, and writing challenges! I also  believe that if you can do something a bit unusual, you have a real advantage, so I was excited about taking a class in comedy songwriting at my favorite songwriting/performance camps (www.Summersongs.com ),  and Posi Music Festival at Empowerma.com in Orlando, Florida).

I wound up writing and performing my song “A Jewish Girl Named Tex” in many venues, including Summersongs concerts and New York City cabarets.    Please enjoy the video, and read on for a few thoughts about writing story songs and comedy.

Video: “A Jewish Girl Named Tex”

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Sue Tex (2)1. What makes a great story?  One of the most important elements is a central character with a strong “want”.  Also, when a sympathetic character is unfairly mistreated and/or headed for trouble, we worry and want to know what comes next.   In “A  Jewish Girl Named Tex” the main character is abandoned by her parents, confused about her identity, and looking for love.  Sympathetic? You bet!)  The other important character – the impulsive mother – gets used and dumped by a no-goodnik, but she’s still “hopin’ for romance.”   What happens? The song takes you on a journey that answers these questions.

2. What makes something funny? Question #1 doesn’t sound funny – but it is, because comedy is rooted in pain – as long as it’s framed as comedy pain and uses comic writing/performing techniques. How do you do that?

To answer that question (plus questions about comic combos like Brooklyn girls and cowboys, song structure, rhyme, punch lines, audience participation, etc) , we need more than a short blog.   I invite all writers/performers (amateur and expert) to contact me for workshops in New York City, Online via Email, and at Summersongs.com and Posi Music Festival.

RickBassSueI also invite you to hear me sing  romantic songs & parodies in New York City and songwriting camps like Summersongs!  

Creative Living:

Do What You Love – and Be Part of a Community: I love writing and performing songs.  What do you love? Can you find a way to connect (via camps, conferences, meet-up groups, clubs, professional associations, etc.) that supports who you are. Chances are you’ll find more than feedback on your skills – you’ll find friends and community.

(Editor/Photographer: Jay Berman, Videography: Jim Vern)

Sue MimosaBlog by Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz,Ph.D.  www.drsue.com 

CD “Keys of Love”  www.cdbaby.com/drsue

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

 

Entertainment: Broadway Comedy Club Puts the Ha! in Hanukah!

goldshawlsmallWhat’s a Jew to do on Christmas eve?  Well, there’s Chinese food (for the secular) midnight mass (for the ecumenical), and cleaning the wax off your Hanukah menorah (for the tidy).  For those who want to congregate with co-religionists on a night when shuls (synagogues) are closed, there’s Meshugenuh (crazy) Comedy at the Broadway Comedy Club!

For only $20 (and a two-drink minimum) you get a menorah (candelabra)’s worth of  eight Jewish comics plus a producer lighting the stage with jokes that occasionally flickered but mostly burned bright on this so-so holy night (for the Jews). Comics included David Finkelstein, Ari Teman, Yaffa, Eric Bronstein, Howard Feller, Jeff Lawrence, Erik Deskin, MC Ben Rosenfeld, and producer Bill Michaels.

Tradition, as Tevyeh sang in Fiddler on the Roof, means cultural survival.  There’s strength in shared rituals.  For a tribe wandering in the desert of decorated evergreen trees, it’s comforting to quaff a cocktail or a spritz of seltzer (for that two drink minimum!) and qvel (enjoy) our shared, semi-secular tradition: Jewish comedy!

Happiness/Success Tips:

Why be lonely?  Connect with your community – whether it’s folks who share your religion, ethnicity, interests, values, or sexual orientation.  We’re all some type of minority, and chances are we’re part of several communities.  Look for ways to connect and celebrate with folks who support who you are.

Find a way to laugh at your troubles – misery can be comedy gold.  Acknowledging your own truth and a sharing a laugh lightens the load.  It may be the season of giant Christmas trees, but haul out your Hanukah menorah, Kwanzaa kinara, or whatever celebrates you, and let that little light of yours shine!

(Editor: Jay Berman)

Sue MimosaBlog by Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz,Ph.D.  www.drsue.com 

CD “Keys of Love”  www.cdbaby.com/drsue

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis
Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367