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“Sue Costello’s charismatic performance is mesmerizing as you march with her through her teenage years on the Dorchester streets through her life in New York and Hollywood.” –Colin Quinn

“…a wonderful journey filled with lots of laughter and love.”

-Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.

“Sue’s show was amazing, hilarious, dark and brutally honest, Run don’t walk to the theatre!

- Molly Shannon



The New York Comedy Festival presents SUE COSTELLO from the Oscar Winning Film, “The Fighter”


 “Minus 32 Million Words” at The Creek and The Cave


 Thursday, November,8th at 7:00 p.m.


NY NY –November 8th, 2012 –The New York Comedy Festival is proud to present Sue Costello, acclaimed comic, actor and her one-woman show “Minus 32 Million Words” at The Creek and The Cave 10-93 Jackson Ave Long Island City NY.


The show—alternately hilarious and heartbreaking—tracks Costello’s life growing up in Dorchester, Massachusetts and how she developed a desperate need for fame and money, only to realize that without trust in herself, nothing could make her happy.


Rave reviews have poured in for Minus 32 Million Words, “Not many people have the charisma, stamina, or the anecdotes to sustain a 1 1/2hr show alone, Sue Costello does it sans props, costumes or music in the play that’s worth 32 Million Words” says The Boston Metro


The Boston Herald called the show “powerful, thanks to Costello’s frank charisma and her ability to mingle humor with tragedy,” and the Patriot Ledger mused that “Costello rivets the audience with a comic’s gift for delivery and wit and an actress’ skill with emotion.”


Kristen Johnston called the show “brilliant and agonizingly funny,” and Kevin Nealon commented, “Great characters, great writing and hilarious delivery.  She is the next Whoopi…only not black.”  Patricia Clarkson agreed, "Sue Costello is an incredible talent – I LOVED this show!"


As to the origin of the show’s title, Costello explains: “The show is called Minus 32 Million Words because I read an article in the New York Times that said that poor kids hear 32 million less words than rich kids and thought, I want to bust through those limitations and tell my story, even if “they” say I don’t have the words. “When my T.V show "Costello" got canceled, I thought, don't stop Sue, don't ever quit and now I'm so excited to be performing the show as part of the New York Comedy Festival.  The show is about going for your dreams and second chances, all while remembering where you came from.  It’s life imitating art,” adds Costello




About Sue Costello

Sue Costello co-created, produced, and starred in the self-titled Boston-based sitcom “Costello”, for the Fox Network. She has also appeared on “NYPD BLUE”, “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn”, and “Last Comic Standing”. Ms. Costello has appeared in feature films “Southie” with Donnie Wahlberg, and in “Once in the Life” with Laurence Fishburne. Last year Sue appeared in the film “The Fighter”, starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Mark Wahlberg. Sue just filmed the movie “The Witching Hour” with William Fosythe and Michael Madsen.


Tickets are $20 can be purchased at