The Diet Show is a great new production in New York City, featuring both hysterical and heartfelt monologues from performers sharing real life stories about the successes and failures of dieting. Written by Gilbert Gottfried, Sean Pomper and Karen Katz, this show has been playing at Stage 72 and will run through March. Audience members are encouraged to “laugh away one pound at a time” as cast members relive their comical and inspirational triumphs and tribulations with dieting.
Cast members include Erik Chopin (winner of The Biggest Loser, Season 3), Bill Germanakos (winnter of The Biggest Loser, Season 4), his brother Jim Germanakos (The Biggest Loser contestant, Season 4), Tara Costa (The Biggest Loser finalist, Season 7), Alfredo Dinten (The Biggest Loser finalist, Season 10), Suzanne Mendonca (The Biggest Loser contestant, Season 4), Nicole Michalic (The Biggest Loser contestant, Season 4), Amanda Arlauskas (The Biggest Loser contestant, Season 8), Mark Pinhasovich (The Biggest Loser contestant, Season 10), as well as comedian Key Fitz and plus-size model Krista Mays. All audience members will also receive a free 7-day pass to Anytime Fitness.
We got to chat with Bill Germanakos, winner of Season 4 of The Biggest Loser about eating healthy, staying fit, and all about The Diet Show. Bill explains that the show’s purpose was to create a funny theater experience highlighting the trials and tribulations of dieting that everyone can relate to. Let’s face it – at some point in our lives we are unhappy with our weight, diet, health, appearance, etc. This is a great way to de-stress about the pressures of society, in a way that will tug at your heartstrings, as well as activate your funny bone. Bill, like many NYC-area past competitors on The Biggest Loser, jumped at the opportunity to take part in this great show.
After winning Season 4 of The Biggest Loser by losing 164 lbs., Bill went on to become a full-time motivational speaker and wellness ambassador. He is paying it forward by passing on inspiration and motivation to others. So with our New Year’s resolutions on our minds, skip the hefty meal out on the town and check out The Diet Show, instead! Tickets are $44 and can be purchased here.