by Klaus Kinski
There are some big time comedy events upon us that require your immediate attention. First off, the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival kicks off TONIGHT (9/16) at The Bell House with An Evening of Comedy From 1986 featuring Emo Philips, Tony V., Larry Murphy, Ron Lynch and Jon Glaser, and Eugene Mirman. I am baffled that tickets are still on sale, but they are, so GET EM! The Fest continues through Sunday with some of the best line-ups this city has seen in ages. Participating venues include The Bell House, Union Hall, and The Rock Shop. See the full schedule below.
If you're a Manhattanite, just plain too lazy to make the trek out to Gowanus, or both, Tenacious D's less annoying half Kyle Gass will be tearing The Mercury Lounge a new one tonight with his band Trainwreck. This late show has doors at 9:30pm and tickets are still up for grabs. If you're a Brooklynite, just plain too lazy to make the trek out to Manhattan, or busy tonight, or all three, Trainwreck's tour also takes them to Brooklyn Bowl on September 21st. Tickets available for that too. All dates below.
Wait, are you telling me that neither of these shows are floating your boat? WTF? Well, howsabout a very titillating plan C? Longtime friend of BV Aziz Ansari headlines the massive Town Hall tonight. Looks like tickets for the show are gonzo, but check in with the box office later (or Craigslist) (or outside the venue) as they may have a few kicking around. You can alternatively go see him at the Beacon Theatre in November. Tickets are still available to that show that is part of this year's New York Comedy Festival.
And while we're on the subject of comedy happening at Town Hall, Demetri Martin has a whopping TWO SHOWS happening there on Friday September 24th and Saturday September 25th. Tickets to both shows are currently still on sale. I realize that in these tough times, it might be difficult to buy tickets for such a show. Luckily for you I have a pair of FRONT ROW TICKETS to give away to one, super lucky winner (for the Saturday show). Follow the procedure below and maybe, just maybe, you'll get all Charlie Bucket and whatnot. All dates and stuff down there too....
Thursday, Sept. 16th @ 8 pm : The Bell House - An Evening of Comedy From 1986 - With Emo Philips, Tony V., Larry Murphy, Ron Lynch and Jon Glaser, Eugene Mirman.
Friday, Sept. 17th @ 7:30 pm : Union Hall - Montreal Callbacks With Mike Lawrence, Dan St. Germain, Ken Reid, Hannibal Buress, Greg Johnson, Max Silvestri, Kurt Braunohler, and Andrea Rosen.
Friday, Sept. 17th @ 9 pm : The Bell House - Invite Them Up With Bobby Tisdale, A.D. Miles, Eugene Mirman, Maeve Higgins, Reggie Watts, Daniel Kitson, and a special guest. (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, Sept. 18th @ 5:30 pm : Bell House Mike Birbiglia Interviews a Bunch of Sort of Authors and Sarah Vowell With Mike Birbiglia, Sarah Vowell, Michael Showalter, Eugene Mirman, Patrick Borelli.
Saturday, Sept. 18th @ 7:30 pm : Rock Shop A Night of Gay or Foreign Comedy Hosted by Gabe Liedman w/ Maeve Higgins, Glenn Wool, Brent Sullivan, Kumail Nanjiani, and Mehran Khaghani.
Saturday, Sept. 18th @ 7:30 pm : Union Hall Eugene's World Class Masters Of Comedy With Daniel Kitson, Ron Lynch, Marc Maron, and Todd Barry. (SOLD OUT)
Saturday Sept. 18th & 8:30 pm : Bell House Why Do I Know Everything About Everyone At This French Diner?: An Evening of Espionage Themed Comedy Celebrating Our Love of the Bourne Trilogy and All Things Spy With Slovin and Allen, William Graham, Kumail Nanjiani, Sarah Vowell, Eugene Mirman, Marc Maron, John Wesley Harding.
Sunday, September 19th @ 6 pm : Bell House Wes and Eugene's Cabinet Of Wonders
Hosted by John Wesley Harding w/ Yo La Tengo, John Oliver, Colson Whitehead, Darin Strauss, Eugene Mirman, and Scott McCaughey.
Sunday September 19th @ 9 pm : Bell House Toddless Tinkle With David Cross, Jon Benjamin, John Mulaney, Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal. (SOLD OUT)
TO WIN 9/25 DEMETRI MARTIN TIX: Email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Demetri Martin). Include your first and last name. A winner will be chosen at random and contacted with details.
Demetri Martin - 2010 Tour Dates
Sep 24 - Town Hall New York, NY
Sep 25 - Town Hall New York, NY
Nov 20 - Wiltern Los Angeles, California
Dec 3 - Byham Theater Pittsburgh, PA
Dec 4 - Palace Theatre Columbus, OH
Trainwreck - 2010 Tour Dates
9/16 @ Mercury Lounge, New York, NY
9/17 @ Mohawk Place, Buffalo, NY
9/18 @ Jillian's of Albany, Albany, NY
9/20 @ Bourbon Street, Baltimore, MD
9/21 @ Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY
9/23 @ Frankie's, Toledo, OH
9/25 @ Beat Kitchen, Chicago, IL
9/27 @ 400 Bar, Minneapolis, MN
9/28 @ Nutty's North, Sioux Falls, SD
9/30 @ Cervantes', Denver, CO
10/1 @ Hodi's Half Note, Fort Collins, CO
10/2 @ Triple Nickel Tavern, Colorado Springs, CO
10/4 @ Belly Up Aspen, Aspen, CO
10/5 @ Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
10/6 @ Tonic Bar, Reno, NV
10/8 @ Red Fox Tavern, Eureka, CA
10/9 @ The New Parish, Oakland, CA
10/10 @ Fishlips Bar & Grill, Bakersfield, CA