The Inner Circle Show is Back!

The century-old organization of New York City journalists that performs an annual must-see musical political roast, the Inner Circle Show, rebutted by the Mayor…is back, for the first time since 2019!

Every year, for one night in the Spring, New York’s business, media and political worlds put aside their differences to mingle for an evening of fun.

Since 1923, the Inner Circle, a charitable organization of local NYC journalists, has come together for an annual satirical performance that roasts the current NYC mayor and pokes fun at local, state, and national politics. The Inner Circle is taking on a new venue this year and will perform in the historic Ziegfeld Ballroom for the first time.

After the journalists’ two-act performance, the mayor offers his own take on the political scene. It was on the Inner Circle stage that David Dinkins rode on horseback, Rudy Giuliani showed a different side as “Rudia” and Michael Bloomberg soared across the ballroom. Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Eli Manning, and Caroline Kennedy, to name a few, have made appearances over the years. The Inner Circle is where the world first saw Donald Trump bury his head in Rudy Giuliani’s drag-clad bosom. Little did the crowd know the clip would appear one day on a loop on cable news, as the two found themselves in the spotlight together for… different reasons. Who knows what future international incidents will be predicted by this year’s show?

All of the journalists involved donate their time and talents to support local charities for which they are passionate.

Charities That Have Benefited From The Generosity Of Inner Circle Include:

  • 9/11 Tribute Center
  • Animal Care and Control of NYC
  • Gianna Nicole’s Heart of Hope Foundation Museum of the City of NY
  • NY Press Club, Stan Brooks Scholarship Fund
  • Queens College Foundation: Journalism Program
  • Theater for the New City
  • YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood



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