Posted in To Do | books | comedy | music | tour dates on January 9, 2012

by Klaus Kinski

"I bought hummus at Costco. Now I have an intimidating amount of hummus. Every time I open the fridge, it eyeballs me. - Kurt Braunohler

Chris GethardChris Gethard

The great Ted Leo closed out 2011 with a bang with sold-out full-band shows at the Bell House on December 30th and then on December 31st at Maxwells in Jersey. The comedically great Kurt Braunohler opened both of those shows, which is why I simply could not resist posting the troll-baiting tweet you see above.

Anyhow, it seems like Ted, aside from the benefit he's playing in Austin, is starting off the new year with a whimper because the Ted Leo calendar has absolutely nothing on it. Blankness. Bupkis. However, your man Klaus knows better. For example, it's a little known fact that Ted Leo will participate in the Rejection Show Music Series at Littlefield on Thursday January 19th at 8:00pm:

The Rejection Show Music Series gives musicians the chance to let loose, take risks, and perform songs that have yet to be heard, have gotten them through a time of rejection, or to simply cover their favorite songs of love, loss, and heartbreak. Featuring TED LEO performing excerpts from a musical that he penned, but has yet to be seen. The musical centers around the United Fruit Company, US corporate and military imperialism, bananas, and of course a love story! CORN MO performing songs based on the theme of Rejection, and more! Hosted by JON FRIEDMAN and featuring the REJECTION SHOW BAND.
Tickets are on sale and are only $8! Oh, and speaking of Kurt Braunohler and Littlefield, catch Hot Tub with Kurt Braunohler on Monday January 9th at Littlefield (aka tonight). Guests include Chris Gethard, John Gemberling, Andrea Rosen, and Matt Oberg. That line-up is as strong as it gets, people.

I just read Gethard's book A Bad Idea I'm About to Do: True Tales of Seriously Poor Judgment and Stunningly Awkward Adventure (pictured above) and it was truly one of the funniest, most brilliant comedian-penned books I've ever read... more on that someday soon, but let me get back on track here...

Back to Ted... Your second opportunity to see Ted is at How Was Your Week? LIVE! on Thursday February 2nd at 8pm at the Bell House. How Was Your Week? is a podcast hosted by the unbearably funny and so f-ing on her game Julie Klausner (love that last name prefix!). This live Klausner experience will feature the absolutely brilliant Best Show on WFMU host Tom Scharpling, the incomparable Sandra Bernhard, as well as house band Ted Leo! There will be surprise guests too, trust me. This show gets Klaus Kinski's This WILL Sell Out guarantee, so buy tickets NOW.

Chris Gethard, who also plays Whiplash tonight (1/9), takes on fellow author Stephen King in the video below...

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Comments (14)

I always thought that Ted Leo was a comedian.
Wish I could say that about Tom Scharpling. Man, that is one dour cunt there.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 7:17 PM

Will Daryl Kahan star in this musical?

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 7:33 PM

Ted Leo stage banter > 10000 Scharpling & Wurster routines

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2012 11:24 PM

Gethard bio says: "wrote for sitcoms Hope & Faith and the Knights of Prosperity".

Great. conventional TV Sitcoms.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 2:27 AM

People that hate Scharpling (and Wurster) are just bitter and stupid...

Go eat your hummus, idiots.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 9:42 AM

I think the name Gethard is rather funny!

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 9:56 AM

tom will tell you that arrested development was overrated while high fiving a writer for chelsea handler and that blimp who played a PC, then bore the audience with a 45 minute autopilot bit with wurster where they say the same shit as the week before in a slightly different order.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 10:33 AM

lol i know thats the thing about Costco is the massive size of the stuff you buy there, although I do like the super sized bag of coffee :)

Posted by sara silver | January 10, 2012 12:21 PM

comment bait fail

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 9:59 PM

Ted Leo is funny as often as Fred Armisen is. Exactly never.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 10:11 PM

Chris Gethard was on Scharpling tonight and Ted Leo was also tweeting about the show, so you haters must have been hate-jizzing all over yourselves.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012 11:52 PM

Fuck that nonsense. Nick DiPaolo is where it's at.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2012 10:11 AM

I think the name Gethard is rather funny!

Posted by Rizal Ahmat | January 14, 2012 4:01 AM

I love to laugh

Posted by jordon | August 8, 2013 5:02 PM

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