Posted in comedy | music | pictures on May 6, 2008

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Louis CK @ Pianos

My comedy dream came true last night at Pianos (May 5, 2008). Klaus and I hosted our third music & comedy show called Rock n ROFL. The early show (the Channel 101 thing) ran way late, so we had to start an hour later than we thought we could start. That made me really angry, but what came next kind of made up for it.

Klaus and host Max Silvestri said that Louis CK was walking around. Louis CK is my favorite comedian. Louis (who I think came with one of the other comedians scheduled to play in the show) was looking for a place to test new material. Coincedentally, we asked him if he would do a set.

Louis CK @ Pianos

I think he performed for about 20 minutes, and it was all mostly-amazing. What sucked was that he went first, so it was a serious challenge for the other comedians to bring the energy back to the room. I think they all did a good job at it though - especially John Mulaney who closed out the hour of comedy with a hilarious story about Jerry Orbach's donated eyes. The Perfect Storm (a comedy trio) showed up, but they never ended up performing because the sound guy couldn't get their mixer working or something. That ended up being okay because we were already running so late - especially with Louis' unannounced set.

More photos of Louis below....

Louis CK @ Pianos

Louis CK @ Pianos

Louis CK @ Pianos

More about the other comedians in the show, a little later.

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Comments (37)

seats for the comedy portion this time? very nice.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2008 11:19 AM

he made me laugh so hard beer came out my nose!

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2008 11:20 AM

Is there a way to filter only music news? The music tab above still lists every story. Would love not having to see the countless posts about ROFL.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2008 11:20 AM

"Is there a way to filter only music news? The music tab above still lists every story. Would love not having to see the countless posts about ROFL."

Posted by D.D.D.Dave | May 6, 2008 11:23 AM

"Is there a way to filter only music news? The music tab above still lists every story. Would love not having to see the countless posts about ROFL."

Sorry...meant to comment on how retarded this comment is...do you have no sense of humor?

Posted by D.D.D.Dave | May 6, 2008 11:28 AM

Wow! Excellent surprise guest. This series is only 3 installments old, and you're already pulling in nationally known comedy acts. Nice job.

Posted by nyctaper | May 6, 2008 11:46 AM

BV: Louis actually told me he just saw the show posted online so came to see about a spot. He was there by his lonesome.

Posted by Max Silvestri | May 6, 2008 12:02 PM

why is it "retarded" to ask that the music tab only lists music? i'm fucking hilarious and i could not give a flying fuck about stand up comedy.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2008 12:05 PM

No one's made a comment referring to Pootie Tang yet?

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2008 12:10 PM

I'm not saying that comedy is terrible, just saying that I would like to have a music-only view, just like comedy has. I really don't care to read about comedy, especially about a lot of the second rate comments at Union Hall.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2008 12:19 PM

apparently jerrys eyes is a hot topic in comedy - http://www.vimeo.com/875409?pg=embed&sec=875409

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2008 12:20 PM

comics, not comments. brain fart

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2008 12:21 PM

"My comedy dream came true last night at Pianos"

Louis Ck is your comedy dream??? Really? I mean he is good but your dream? Really? Hmm now i can see why you love bands like Dirty Projectors so much

Oh damn that was really snarky. Sorry, one of those days.

Wow, I can't believe i missed an amazing performance by Lou Reed last night.

Snarky alert once again. Forgive me.

Seriously though i hope the next Rock n ROFL show does not conflict with any of the Tom Waits dates cause that would really cause a conflict.

I can't stop my snarkiness. I can't stop my snarkiness. Need to get sushi.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2008 1:19 PM

nyctaper, please stop kissing @ss on all your comments. it's sad

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2008 2:46 PM

not quite as sad as nasty gutless anonymous posts.

Posted by nyctaper | May 6, 2008 2:54 PM

I am not anon 2:46, but posting as nyctaper makes you non-anonymous? Did your parents really name you that?

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2008 3:05 PM

hey everyone i'm an @sshole who likes to kiss everyone's @ss when i comment!!! i like to add my two cents!

check out my website where i record wack bands with my minidisc player!!! woo-hoo!

Posted by nyctaper | May 6, 2008 3:08 PM

or not quite as sad as dumbass nasty anonymous posts.

Posted by nyctaper | May 6, 2008 3:09 PM

i don't really give a flac! nyctaper. ha! get it?

i like bv's comedy tips btw

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2008 3:13 PM

minidisc? Now THAT's a dumbass post.

Posted by nyctaper | May 6, 2008 3:13 PM

i'm just bustin' your balls nyctaper. chill out bro

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2008 3:21 PM

hey brooklynvegan,

you look great!

have you been working out?

yeah, you really look great.

love,
nyctaper

Posted by brown nose | May 6, 2008 3:57 PM

Ok, that is funny.

Posted by nyctaper | May 6, 2008 4:13 PM

oh brother. now you're brown nosing the commenters nyctaper.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2008 4:26 PM

Does anyone know the name of the comedian who performed with Mr Bristles?

Posted by adam | May 6, 2008 4:49 PM

"nationally known comedy acts"

Like who? Don't want to start another flame war, but I don't recognize any of the names listed.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2008 5:20 PM

"Like who? Don't want to start another flame war, but I don't recognize any of the names listed."

I don't want to start a flame war either, but he was clearly referring to Louis CK.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2008 5:30 PM

And John Mulaney has been on Conan a few times and is on VH1 almost constantly

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2008 5:34 PM

@adam

kurt braunohler was the comedian with mr bristles. him and kristin schaal host Hot Tub Variety, which used to be more frequent and also at pianos.

Posted by BRYAN | May 6, 2008 5:45 PM

Anon 5:30, who is clearly a superbly intelligent person, is absolutely right. What is that wonderful cologne you're wearing anyway, 5:30, its suits you well.

Posted by nyctaper | May 6, 2008 5:45 PM

Thanks Bryan. Kurt Braunohler kills me!

Posted by adam | May 6, 2008 5:50 PM

I love this quote from the Wikipedia page:

"I don't even know who Louis C.K. is!"

Exactly?

And I automatically think anyone that appears on those VH1 shows, the ones where a comedian talks during some clip, is bad.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2008 5:55 PM

IF you weren't at the show, and don't know these comedians, what good is your opinion 5:55?

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2008 6:01 PM

who is louis ck? seriously.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2008 10:59 PM

Its always a special show when Opie and Anthony have Louis CK on

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