THE NEW YORKER "
Erin Markey has laser-beam eyes, a hair-raising singing voice, and an intense, almost predatory sexuality. Markey’s uncanny self-possession goes hand in hand with perverse, non-sequitur humor that keeps her audience laughing, if unsettled."
-On Erin Markey at Joe's Pub
NEW YORK TIMES-Jason Zinoman on Half Straddle's In The Pony Palace/Football
"Erin Markey, whose wolfish grin has imbued songs by Britney Spears and Taylor Swift with an element of the demonic in performances online and onstage, brings her magnetic diva aggression to a more suitable character: a superstar wide receiver. At first, she simply appears to be portraying an id run amok, but football fans will recognize the pose of her muscular arms right before the snap, and how they then transform from limp to rigid, as well as the fake indifference she displays when irritated by someone else’s mistake. Most of all, it’s the abandon of her physical performance that is unmistakably part of the game. You often hear soft-spoken players in interviews talk about how they enter an altered state on the field that allows them to gain access to the beast within. Ms. Markey takes this familiar cliché and brings it thrillingly to life.”
TIME OUT NEW YORK
"There is nothing, nothing she won't say, and despite the obvious eroticism of the performance, no stripshow ever boasted this sense of hilarious menace and unleashed power."
-Helen Shaw on Puppy Love: A Stripper's Tail
NEW YORK POST
"That's the thing with Markey: She defies expectations you don't even know you have."
-Elisabeth Vincentelli on Erin Markey at Joe's Pub
"New York-based actress/comedienne Erin Markey takes it to a whole new (and surprisingly entertaining!) level."
-Matt Cherette on Erin Markey in Our Hit Parade
NEW YORK PRESS
"A tangled mash-up of humor, horror, brains and balls."
- Adam Rathe, Profile of Erin Markey
Katherine Cooper Interviews Erin Markey
"Erin Markey is a maniac who will only keep pushing herself in some sort of breakneck direction, trawling the culture for absurdity and pulling a lot of pathos, sarcasm, sincerity, darkness and joy into her net along the way. Her range is bonkers, able to take on Tennessee Williams, her mother, her younger self, a lollipop kid. I think she is what they call in the biz a triple threat. The night is young, and she lives in the city that doesn’t sleep."
-Novelist Michelle Tea, Essay for San Francisco Film Society
Interview with Erin Markey
-Lily Janiak on The Dardy Family Home Movies by Stephen Sondheim by Erin Markey
TIME OUT NEW YORK
- "The two leads—the weirdly matched Markey and Davis—ought to both be stars. Markey in particular delivers her absurdist Valley-girl dialogue with an almost dangerous edge. She bites through her part with bared teeth and increasingly terrifying hair; she's part mean girl, part bacchante."
-HELEN SHAW on Half Straddle's FAMILY