Posted in comedy | music | tour dates on September 30, 2011

by Klaus Kinski

Michael Ian Black

OK, rather than bore you to tears with one of my usual exhausting preambles about how great the NYC comedy scene is, I am simply going to throw out a handful of shows coming up that are well worth your attention. (Unless you're a humorless slob who has nothing better to do than hate everything.) For everyone else, what follows is some totally awesome news. You're welcome, in advance.

First off, as mentioned already, the great Louis CK will be doing two pretty last minute shows at The Bell House on Friday September 30th aka TODAY at 7:00pm and 9:00pm. The shows go onsale Friday September 30th aka TODAY at 10:00am, so get those refresh button fingers limbered up. After that, your next official opportunity to see Louis in NYC is on Thursday November 10th at the Beacon Theater as part of the New York Comedy Festival.

And speaking of comedy in Brooklyn, don't forget that tickets are on sale for Mike Birbiglia's show happening on Tuesday October 18th at Union Hall. Though, there's a good chance the show will be sold out by the time you read this. This is a CMJ show believe it or not.

But back to the Bell House for a second. On Thursday October 20th, the really and truly wonderful Julie Klausner brings her podcast How Was Your Week? to the Bell House stage with a truly incredible line-up that actually sort of reads like the guest list on a good night of The Best Show on WFMU. The line-up so far includes Ted Leo, Paul F. Tompkins, Billy Eichner, and Special Surprise Guests. And knowing Julie, those surprises are bound to be way beyond worth the cost of admission. And speaking of the cost of admission, I am truly dumfounded that this show isn't sold out yet. Oh, but you know what is sold out? The TWO Paul F. Tompkins shows happening at The Bell House on October 22nd and October 23rd. You know what's nuts about those PFT shows? He won't be doing the same material both nights. Holy!

On Tuesday November 1st, the House will play host to a John Hodgman "That Is All" Official Book Release Party. The cost of admission will get you a copy of the book as well as other treats, including Jonathan Coulton. Totally brunchcore.

Yikes! Lemme loop back to CMJ comedy shows taking place at Union Hall this year. I'd be an idiot (well, a bigger idiot than I already am) if I didn't mention that one of NYC's most awe-inspiring comedy/variety/brainz shows Heart of Darkness will bless Union Hall with its majesty on Saturday October 22nd. The show is hosted by Greg Barris and will feature Greg Johnson, Dave Hill, Mind Warrior Michael Wigler and a SPECIAL GUEST! For the uninitiated, it might make sense to learn about the show here. Best to go into these things prepared.

Oh, but before I go to bed, here's another show worth noting, but be warned, this one takes place in Manhattan. Comedic wunderkind Michael Ian Black will be doing a show at Bowery Ballroom on Thursday November 10th as part of the New York Comedy Festival. Bowery does seem like an odd venue choice for me because, well, it's too small for MIB and, well, ya don't often see comedy there. I am pretty sure the last comedy show I saw there was the Invite Them Up CD release party way back in 2005. But I ain't complainin. Bowery is one of my favorite rooms in the city, and I love MIB ever so much. Tickets are on sale, though I doubt for much longer. Shit gone sellout ASAP, son.

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Comments (90)

Can you please stop doing updates like this and the Birbiglia one when tickets are already sold out? What's the point? You can update us on Radiohead tickets about ten times, but you can't get ahead of the curve on this? Annoying.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 2:30 AM

Tickets already sold to chubby bearded aspiring comics.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 2:39 AM

^ well good tickets often don't stick around for very long. It's a similar phenomenon to how a good hommos platter doesn't stick around for long at a dinner party... Good things go quick my friend!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 2:44 AM

"Can you please stop doing updates like this and the Birbiglia one when tickets are already sold out? What's the point? You can update us on Radiohead tickets about ten times, but you can't get ahead of the curve on this? Annoying."

The Birbiglia tickets were not sold out when we first posted, and there are at least 5 other shows listed in this post that aren't Birbiglia and are all still on sale, but thanks for the suggestion!

Posted by brooklynvegan | September 30, 2011 3:39 AM

and to be more specific, Birbiglia is the only show in this post that is sold out, but it wasn't when we first posted, and two shows (Louis CK) aren't even on sale yet! (but will be sold out fast when they do go on sale).

Posted by brooklynvegan | September 30, 2011 3:43 AM

PS Birbiglia is a CMJ show meaning some badges will also get in

Posted by brooklynvegan | September 30, 2011 3:47 AM

damn! BV personally slapping down trolls at 3:40 in the morning. love that shit.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 9:29 AM

Louis CK ticket links already bringing you to a waiting room

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 9:42 AM

not getting my hopes up for these louis ck tickets

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 9:47 AM

A pre-10am waiting room? Annoying.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 9:50 AM

Hi Tom

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 9:54 AM

sold out!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 9:57 AM

sitting in the waiting room

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 9:58 AM

sittin' in the waiting room...

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:00 AM

And you thought you hated Ticketmaster.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:00 AM

anyone gotten through the waiting room?

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:01 AM

this waiting room blows, no snacks.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:01 AM

Wow. This CK waiting room is absolutely bullshit. Was I supposed to start refreshing the page at 9:45?

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:01 AM

anyone having luck with ticketweb? what's up with this waiting room?

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:01 AM

disappointed at the lack of a hummus platter in this waiting room

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:02 AM

BECAUSE THEY CAN'T GET UP

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:02 AM

clusterfuck.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:03 AM

I refreshed at 9:45am and there was a waiting room then too.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:03 AM

still fuckin waiting

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:03 AM

just called ticketweb - they said their ticket systems were down and that nothing is on sale and to call back "maybe in an hour"

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:03 AM

I've been in the waiting room since 9:35

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:03 AM

still no snacks.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:03 AM

I got through only for it to say that tickets aren't on sale

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:04 AM

the system is down. the system is down.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:05 AM

Never underestimate the appeal of Louis CK.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:05 AM

this "Don't tell anyone else, but you're definitely our favorite person in line, so we wish you luck!" message is seriously irritating.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:05 AM

bell house site is down too

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:06 AM

Wait, you have that message too? Oh.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:07 AM

yeah I got spit back to the main page saying tickets are not on sale, will go on sale at 10am.....

wtf

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:07 AM

i'd feel better if they said I was their least favorite person in line and they hope I don't get tickets.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:07 AM

"no tickets available through ticketweb"

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:07 AM

So they didnt go on sale at 10 did they... Insert bag of dicks joke here.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:07 AM

I'm dubious that this "waiting room" thing is really a queue, versus just a page that waits a long time in between refreshes so ticketweb doesn't get hammered by people constantly F5ing. Anyone looked at the source?

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:08 AM

somehow James Murphy is gonna end up with 800 tickets.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:08 AM

10:01 FTW!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:08 AM

complete clusterfuck but i got two tickets for the 7pm show.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:08 AM

A friend just got us 2 tickets. He was in the waiting room as well and then it was a very slow process for the order to go through. So f'ing excited for this.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:08 AM

10:08 - i second that

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:08 AM

Ticket wizards: when did you enter the waiting room?

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:11 AM

was anyone able to order over the phone?

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:12 AM

Just got through to 9pm show. It said tickets were not on sale. Still trying, but possibly sold out.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:12 AM

waiting room fuck me.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:13 AM

ive been trying over the phone but can't get through

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:13 AM

9pm "No tickets available through Ticketweb."

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:13 AM

"No tickets available through Ticketweb."

for 7pm too

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:13 AM

Well, that was fun.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:14 AM

Around 9:56 I went on the site and was immediately sent to the waiting room. I then opened another page around 10:01 and that one went through immediately. It went to the waiting room for about a minute while submitting the order but then I got the confirmation. The 9:56 is still stuck in the waiting room.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:14 AM

"Waiting room"

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:17 AM

how the fuck did that get sold out. the way they set this shit up is so lame..

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:17 AM

Bell House twitter says sold out.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:17 AM

waiting room...is it sold out yet?

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:18 AM

bell house is tweeting that it is sold out

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:18 AM

this is bullshit, in waiting room since 9:49, and nothing. fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:18 AM

been trying to get a ticket since 9:54 with no luck, are they sold out or what? this waiting room is absolutely maddening!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:18 AM

i just got kicked to the main page, searched louis ck, and got bounced back to the waiting room :(

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:20 AM

yep...both sold out. waiting room will eventually lead to event page that says "no tickets available through ticketweb"

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:20 AM

"Bell House twitter says sold out." Liar

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:20 AM

twitter (dot) com/#!/BellHouseNY/status/119777005565784064

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:22 AM

wow, that was bullshit

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:23 AM

I think it's worth trying for a little bit longer due to traffic overload. System could just be down or something. Most likely hopeless at this point tho.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:23 AM

and i thought nothing was worse than ticketmaster!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:23 AM

Isn't ticketweb just ticketmaster's web front end?

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:25 AM

I like UR FRONT END, bud.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:27 AM

Ticketweb was def'ly worth $50 mln or whatever TM paid for it - what a joke!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:28 AM

At least with ticketmaster you know the possible pitfalls, this was a much less organized clusterfuck.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:28 AM

I just got into the order tix page for 9 pm. Back in waiting room.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:29 AM

Had two 7PM tickets and the bitch kicked me back to the waiting room.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:29 AM

Looks like we're experiencing MY DICK.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:32 AM

typical.. no 'official' word. no accountability , and we just keep taking it..

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:34 AM

Ticketweb doesn't care about laugh people!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:36 AM

Anyone offering sex for a Louis CK +1?

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:37 AM

are tix on sale?

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:44 AM

Yeah, I'll jam my dick in your ear

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:44 AM

The gift of giving continues. Made a killing off Radiohead and now you Louis suckers.
You got shit out of luck in waiting room. No worries.I got 2 and they can be yours. Minimum offer is 200 a piece. Best offer gets em. Look for Craigs ad up in 10 minutes.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:48 AM

Well I'm still in the waiting room (since 9:45) and haven't gotten a sold out message. Whats that, wait for me? are you saying wait for you? I WILL WAIT ALL DAY

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:53 AM

You know, the waiting room thing was frustrating and annoying as hell, but given the will call only situation (I'm assuming), it looks like Stubhub is out and given that Craigslist looks totally quiet (so far), it looks like most/all of the tickets wound up with more or less actual fans. Process sucked, but results appear to be way better than Radiohead/LCD/other disasters, no?

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:54 AM

ticketmaster owns ticketweb. its the same fucking company.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 10:55 AM

for real: Bell House's site says tickets are all sold out. what a waste of time. ticketweb can eat my shit.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:04 AM

I can't believe every person who sat in a waiting room didn't get tickets! Oh cruel world!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:07 AM

Fuck Bell House. Grabbed a ticket for the St George theatre show. Great venue..

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 11:22 AM

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Posted by carl Flormayer | October 1, 2011 6:55 AM

Andrew Dice Clay >>>>> them all

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2011 1:40 PM

Thanks to DailyMotion for helping make this all possible.

Posted by gemsgate | October 29, 2011 8:01 PM

Around 9:56 I went on the site and was immediately sent to the waiting room. I then opened another page around 10:01 and that one went through immediately. It went to the waiting room for about a minute while submitting the order but then I got the confirmation. The 9:56 is still stuck in the waiting room.

Posted by Hoodia Gordonii Bipolar | October 24, 2012 4:55 AM

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