Aesthetical Relations is a live comedy talk show experience by writer, actor, art critic, and comedian Christina Catherine Martinez, bringing together comedians, artists, video screenings, a rotating house band, and other multimedia delights. Loosely modeled on the late-night talk show format, guests perform unclassifiable feats of entertainment, followed by a brief heart-to-heart with the magnanimous host, Ms. Martinez. Bits and interruptions are sprinkled throughout, and the fourth wall is broken, reassembled, and mixed into a smoothie for your pleasure.
In its most surreal outer orbits, stand-up comedy spins roughly spitting distance from performance art—a semantic distinction that, in Los Angeles especially, seems more meaningless by the day. Enter: Aesthetical Relations.