A month or so ago (actually, Mother’s Day) I wrote about a brunch performance with Rufus Wainwright during the Vulture Festival and the mediator/ instigator of that afternoon was none other than Julie Klausner. Having lunch with my old pal Jodi Lennon the other day, I learned she was directing Ms. Klausner’s new show, The Julie Klausner Cabaret Situation which premieres tonight and this Tuesday – Friday, June 24-27 at 7:30PM at Joe’s Pub (with musical director Jon Spurney.) Julie is the headwriter of the very funny Billy on the Street, with Billy Eichner. Klausner has put together a new night of music and comedy that will feature her saying funny things, singing medleys of songs arranged to make a point (or just to be pretty) plus some powerful visuals that will leave your eyes stimulated AND lubricated. Klausner will perform a potpourri of songs from artists like Hole, Nancy Sinatra, Bobbie Gentry, Alice Cooper and MORE. The centerpiece promises to be a Stephen Schwartz/Ben Folds mash-up. This clip below I’m sure has nothing to do with this new show or any of that, but for a Klauser sampler medley, it works for me. (I watched SMASH for as long as I could, but gave up and this medley is a perfect musical send-up.) Tickets are $20-25 and are available here.