by Klaus Kinski
Pete Holmes @ Rock n ROFL 2008 (more by Elizabeth Weinberg)
In the Klaus Kinski Hall of Fame of Comedians Your Man Klaus Loves Endlessly Even Though They've Left NYC for Greener Pastures, Pete Holmes has his own gallery dedicated to his honor. Bear in mind that this hall of fame only exists in the meaty gore-locker between my ears so visitors are not permitted. But it is a very prestigious place to be, youbetcha. As a matter of fact, when our fearless leader BV asked me to curate a comedy line-up for the premier installment of our epic but short-lived Brooklyn Vegan and Klaus Kinski Present Rock n' ROFL, Pete was the first person I asked and first to commit to the bill. Back in those days, you could catch Pete practically any night of the week here in NYC. Nowadays he is in LA and, by Cod, he's thriving. From his website:
Pete Holmes is a comedian. Maybe you saw his half-hour Comedy Central Presents. Or on Conan. Or Jimmy Fallon. Or maybe you saw him on VH1. Or heard him as the e*trade baby or on Comedy Central's Ugly Americans. Pete was named one of Variety's Top Ten Comics to Watch in 2011. Pete also draws cartoons for The New Yorker, wrote for NBC's "Outsourced" and currently writes for FOX's "I Hate My Teenage Daughter." He is a regular on CollegeHumor.com and makes videos with FrontPage Films.That blurb fails to mention that he has his own podcast called You Made it Weird which is one of the best, most entertaining podcasts in a comedy world that is practically choking to death on half assed, shitty, so-called comedy podcasts. THEREFORE, I am thrilled to fits to tell you that not only is Pete coming back to NYC for a show, but that show will be a live podcast of You Made it Weird!! The show will take place on Saturday April 7th at 10:00pm at the Gramercy Theater. Guests will include Jim Gaffigan, Michael Ian Black, and the great Matt McCarthy!! You can get regular tickets or VIP tickets. But considering Gaffigan sells out some of the largest theaters in the country ON HIS OWN, I think the theater will be a madhouse. My advice to you? Spend the extra $$$ and get a VIP ticket so you get early entry (and a signed poster) and, thus, a great seat. Regular seats are only $12 which is a preposterous bargain, bro. This show is going to be a blast, and I promise it will sell out so get on this. More Pete dates below...
Oh, and speaking of live podcasts taking place at the Gramercy Theater, get a load of this; Klaus fave Doug Benson will be bringing his I Love Movies podcast to the Gramercy on June 11th at 8:00pm. I haven't a clue who Doug's guests will be, but I've been to his Doug Loves Movies live shows before and let me tell ya, he brings line-ups worth 8 times the price of admission.
I also noticed in the dates below that Doug is recording a live album in Bellevue WA. on 4/20 which totally reminded me that Brooklyn-based comedy hero Eugene Mirman will bring his normally Brooklyn-Based comedy festival The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival to Seattle Washington from March 29th - March 31st, 2012!! Such good news for Seattle-based BV readers! You are in for SUCH a treat! You'll be getting:
* Invite Them Up, 3/29 at The Crocodile Hosted by Bobby Tisdale w/ Eugene Mirman, Ron Funches and more TBA!Wow!
*Star Talk Live, 3/30 at the Neptune Hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson w/ Paul F. Tompkins, Kristen Schaal, Eugene Mirman and special guests!
*Talent Show, 3/31 at The Crocodile Hosted by Elna Baker and Kevin Townley with Eugene Mirman, Bobby Tisdale and more TBA!
*Pretty Good Friends, 3/31 at the Neptune With Bobcat Goldthwait, Todd Barry, Kristen Schaal, Eugene Mirman, Kurt Braunohler and more TBA!
Tour dates below...
PETE HOLMES TOUR DATES
4/7 NYC - YMIW LIVE! GRAMERCY THEATER
April 12-15 PORTLAND, Bridgetown Comedy Festival
May 10-13 ATLANTA, Laughing Skull Lounge
May 17-19 SALT LAKE CITY UT, Wiseguys Trolley Square
May 23-27 SASQUATCH FEST, Sasquatch
May 31 - June 2 INDIANA, The Comedy Attic
June 28 - July 1 DENVER, The Improv
July 19-21 NEW JERSEY, Stress Factory
DOUG BENSON TOUR DATES
3/25 - San Diego, CA - American Comedy Co. (at 4:20)
3/29 - Minneapolis, MN - Acme Comedy Club
3/31 - Minneapolis, MN - Acme Comedy Club (4:20 DLM taping)
4/1 - Madison, WI - Comedy On State (at 4:20)
4/5 - Burbank, CA - Flapper's (DLM taping at 10:00)
4/9 - Appleton, WI - Skyline Comedy Cafe
4/14-15 - Portland, OR - Helium Comedy Club (DLM tapings at 4:20)
4/19 - San Francisco, CA - Cobb's Comedy Club (DLM taping)
4/19 - San Francisco, CA - Punch Line (countdown to 4/20 at 10:30)
4/20 - Bellevue, WA - Parlor Live (Album taping)
4/21 - Eugene, OR - Wow Hall
4/24 - Chicago, IL - Zanies
4/29 - Chicago, IL - Zanies (DLM 6:00)
5/3 - Knoxville, TN - Side Splitters
5/5 - Charlotte, NC - The Comedy Zone (at 4:20)
5/26 - Nashville, TN - Zanies (at 4:20)
5/27 - Nashville, TN - Zanies (at 4:20)
5/28 - Nashville, TN - Zanies (DLM taping at 4:20)
6/11 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre (DLM taping)