Everything I know about wrestling I learned from watching Kristoffer Diaz’s play The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, which I highly recommend. Prior to seeing it, Hulk Hogan was about the extent of my wrestling repertoire—I didn’t even know wrestling is fake! So I love that Wrestling Mania: The Best of the Worst of Pro Wrestling exists. What exactly is “the best of the worst”? Well, according to its press materials, it’s a “new monthly series that brings together a mix of amateur, semi-pro and pro wrestlers to the stage alongside New York’s funniest comedians and commentators to watch and lampoon the best of the worst of ’80s and ’90s pro wrestling.” Tonight’s guests are sideshow performer and pro wrestling manager Bobby Phobia, independent wrestler/comedian Dan Barry and comedian George Peyton Gordon III.
Union Hall, 702 Union Street, Brooklyn, 718-638-4400, 8 p.m., $6, 21+