Posted in comedy | music on January 21, 2008

by Klaus Kinski

Ben KarlinI just had a gander at the UCB NY schedule and got super-pumped by a recurring February show called Ben Karlin Presents: Things I’ve Learned From Women Who’ve Dumped Me...LIVE!. The show will happen once a week, has an ever-changing line-up of comedians and special guests, and will feature live music by FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE. From the site:

"Things I’ve Learned From Women Who’ve Dumped Me...LIVE!” is an hour-long comedy show on the subject of failed relationships and the shit we endure to make them work even when God himself tells us they won’t. Sprung from the book of the same name – an anthology of essays and short humor pieces by men, edited by Ben Karlin (The Daily Show w/Jon Stewart) – the live show will feature a blend of read and performed pieces from the book, stand-up comedy, live music, special guests and other material wrapped around the theme of relationships gone bad.
I think these shows will sell out very quickly (all shows are $5). Check out the schedule below, and click the dates to make rezzies.

BUT FIRST: Check out the new UCBCOMEDY.COM....

Original comedy from the twisted minds of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre’s best improv, sketch and stand up comedians. Funny, F’d Up and Illegal videos, podcasts, jokes and other content from the largest humor community in the world.
Ben Karlin/FOW dates below....

Fountains of Wayne
Fountains of Wayne

  • FEBRUARY 7th, 7:30pm
    Hosted by: Kristen Schaal(Flight of the Conchords)
    Featuring: AJ Jacobs (Editor-at-large at Esquire magazine, and author of The Know-It-All), Sam Lipsyte (author of Home Land) and many special guests.
    Music by: FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE
  • FEBRUARY 13th, 7:30pm
    Hosted by: Jonathan Ames (author of Wake Up Sir! and I Love You More Than You Know)
    Featuring: David Wain (writer/director of The Ten and Wet Hot American Summer), David Rees (cartoonist My New Filing Technique is Unstoppable and Get Your War On), Mindy Kaling (The Office) and many special guests.
    Music by: FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE
  • FEBRUARY 21st, 7:30pm
    Hosted by: Tom Shillue (Premium Blend, Comedy Central Presents)
    Featuring: Will Forte (Saturday Night Live), Eric Slovin (Saturday Night Live), and many special guests.
    Music by: FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE
  • FEBRUARY 28st, 7:30pm
    Hosted by: John Oliver (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart)
    Featuring: Tom McCarthy (writer/director of The Station Agent), Todd Hanson (head writer/editor of The Onion), and many special guests.
    Music by: FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE

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Comments (3)

Wow! Cheapest thing to do in NYC! ASSSCCAT 3000 on sunday nights is only $8 (or free if you wait in line for a couple of hours) and beers are only $3. Sunday (Jan 20) had a cast of SNL members Amy and Seth and writers from Daily Show, Conan, Letterman, and comics from those funny decade shows on VH1; and the coup de gras - guest "host" Chevy Chase. For $8!!!!

Posted by Jeff | January 22, 2008 9:47 AM

ben karlin's mom dumped him as a child when she came out as a lesbian and divorced his dad which helped create the comedic tyrant ben karlin now is.

Posted by cop rock | January 22, 2008 4:04 PM

2/13 SOLD OUT

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2008 2:23 PM

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