For Immediate Release


“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 acclaimed comic and actor Sue Costello, and her one-woman show Minus 32 Million Words at The Creek and The Cave (10-93 Jackson Ave Long Island City NY.)

This ”alternately hilarious and heartbreaking” show 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, but 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 TV 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.”

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 including Southie with Donnie Wahlberg and Once in the Life with Laurence Fishburne. Last year Sue appeared in 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