Posted in comedy | music | pictures on December 18, 2008

photos by Eric M. Townsend

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Nick Diamonds/Thorburn of Islands put together a NY Cares benefit at Knitting Factory in NYC. It happened back on December 8th. The three floor event featured experimental music, art and someone on LSD in a cage on the bottom floor (Old Office), comedy (Eugene Mirman, Dave Hill, Tim Harrington of Les Savy Fav, God's Pottery, Jessie Klein, etc...) followed by Street Carnage (Gavin McInnes showing funny pictures and telling really dirty stories about them) on the second flooor (Tap Bar), and music (Conrad Keely, Leona Naess, Marnie Stern, Despot and Nick Diamonds) and comedy (Eugene Mirman and Fred Armisen) on the main stage. More pictures below...

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Amazing Baby didn't actually play.

Marnie Stern pics HERE. Conrad Keely pics HERE.

The Gummies happened at Music Hall of Williamsburg this same night. I acutally stopped by and saw some of Conrad, some of the comedy/Street Carnage, some of Leoa Naess, all of Despot (he was fun, tight, funny, had iPod technical difficulties, and was the the only rapper on the bill), and some of Nick before leaving to catch part of Violens and all of Deerhunter at Music Hall.

David Cross and Eugene Mirman also played the Tearing the Veil of Maya holiday party at Union Hall one night before this.

This event happened before the episode of SNL that got Fred Armisen on the front page of the papers for his offensive take on Governor Paterson, and that episode of SNL was one night before Fred played the private Onion Holiday party at The Bell House with Matt & Kim (this past Sunday).

Marnie Stern is playing Knitting Factory again this Saturday.

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Comments (12)

that John Roberts guy... so fuckin annoying...

but the rest of it was a lot of fun

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2008 11:04 AM

When comedy fails to be funny, do they call it David Cross?

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2008 11:05 AM

Wait. Was Jon Hamm there?

Posted by Help | December 18, 2008 11:27 AM

someone on LSD in a cage? what's that about

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2008 11:50 AM

how can there be no pix of the person on acid?!?

Posted by jan janson | December 18, 2008 12:10 PM

"someone on LSD in a cage? what's that about"

ok, actually it was advertised it would be a cage, but it was more like someone behind some chairs that you could go up and talk to....I think. I didn't try it. Also, I think it may have been different people in the "cage" throughout the night... and not sure if they were really tripping - may have just been supposed to be an art installation that pretended the person was tripping.


"how can there be no pix of the person on acid?!?"

:-(

Posted by brooklynvegan | December 18, 2008 12:15 PM

ya, the guy wasn't in a cage. just sitting at a table answering people's questions

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2008 12:24 PM

did nick play islands songs? what was his set like?

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2008 12:35 PM

Yes Don Draper was there, along with Peggy and Jason Sudekis from SNL. Armisen, Cross, Moss, Hamm and Sudekis all seemed pretty friendly and talked for a couple of hours at the bar that night.

Posted by Eric | December 18, 2008 12:59 PM

Thanks for clearing that up, Eric. Must have been a blast of a night.

Posted by Help | December 18, 2008 1:27 PM

I was wondering if anyone has a video of David Cross' set because I was the girl he picked on for being a pushover and would like to find a video to remember it always.

thanks!

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2008 6:50 PM

What is the appeal of Marnie Stern? It's like a cross between Ingve Malmstein, Dinosaur Jr. and Phoebe from Friends.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2008 5:59 AM

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