Posted in comedy on April 20, 2012

by Klaus Kinski

Jesse Popp
Jesse Popp

Speaking of Hot Tub with Kurt & Kristen, maybe you were at the weekly variety show this past Monday when Andy Blitz, one of my favorite people in the biz, performed. It has been a really really long time since I last had the good fortune to catch him live, but all of a sudden multiple opportunities are popping up!

In general, I try to remain apolitical in my writings here on BV. Believe me, if you knew my views on society it'd be like a scene in a movie where some dude (me) farts in a crowded elevator and everyone in there (you guys) nonchalantly scuttles to the other side of the elevator. However, there is no denying that many many many members of the comedy community are still very much involved in the Occupy Wall Street community. Perhaps not always physically, but definitely philosophically. Case in point; an event called 99 Comics For The 99% happening at the UCB Theater East on Tuesday May 1st at 8:00pm (May Day). This massive undertaking will feature 99 Comics telling jokes in support of the 99% and OWS. Man I don't even think I could name 99 comics. Anyhow, the line-up (included below) features some seriously great talent and many Klaus faves including Adam McKay (via video), Adam Newman, ANDY BLITZ, Eliot Glazer, Giulia Rozzi, Greg Johnson, Jamie Kilstein, Jimmy Dore, John Frusciante, Jon Friedman, Murderfist, Rob Cantrell, Sara Shaefer, Seth Herzog, Stucky & Murray, Tom Shillue, Two Fun Men, and, well, many many more. Two Fun Men were actually on Fallon the other day in what has to be one of my favorite sketches in ages. Video of that below too!

I am also really happy to announce that Jesse Popp, one of the most pants-shittingly funny up and coming NYC comic geniuses of our time, is recording a Comedy Central special over two nights at Union Hall. The shows will take place on May 2nd and May 4th. Both shows have 7:30pm doors, 8:00pm shows. Tickets are only $5, so you not only get to see one of NYCs finest comedians on the cheap, but the back of your numbskull might even make it on TV. Check out Jesse in the New York Times' One in 8 Million series. Jesse is a great down to earth comedian with a good head on his shoulders. This country will be a much better place when the name Jesse Popp becomes a household name, I tell ya.

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99 Comics For The 99% Line-Up
Aaron Glaser
Abbi Crutchfield
Adam Conover
Adam Lowitt
Adam McKay (via video)
Adam Newman
Adira Amram
Alexis Pereira
Alison Rich
Amber Nelson
Andrew Law
Andy Blitz
Anthony DeVito
Baratunde Thurston
Ben Warheit
Beth Hoyt
Boris Khalykin
BriTANick
Charles Gould
Chris Laker
Chris Lamberth
Chris Wilkes
Corinne Fisher & Krystyna Hutchinson
Craig Rowin
Dan Goodman
Dan Klein
Danny Jolles
Eliot Glazer
Erin Lennox
FAMBLY
Frank Hejl
Gavin McInnes
Giulia Rozzi
Gonzalo Cordova
Greg Johnson
Harrison Greenbaum
Henry Zebrowski
Ian Fidance
Illana Glazer
Jake Young
Jamie Kilstein
Jamie Lee
Jared Logan
Jay Welch
Jimmy Dore
JL Cauvin
Joanna Bradley
John Flynn
John Frusciante
John Murdock
John Reaves
Jon Friedman
Jon Gabrus
Josh Patten
Julianna Forlano
Kara Klenk
Kate Berlant
Katie Halper
Katie Hartman
Kelly Hudson
Kevin Bayes
Langan Kingsley
Lukas Kaiser
Luke THayer
Megan Ganz
Michael Martin
Michelle Wolf
"Mike Lawrence
"Mike Recine
Murderfist
Negin Farsad
Nick Cobbler
Phoebe Robinson
RG Daniels
Riley Soloner
Rob Cantrell
Rob Hugel
Ron Krasnow
Ryan Hamilton
Sara Shaefer
Sasheer Zamata
Scott Chaplain
Sean Hart
Selena Coppock
Seth Herzog
Shannon Coffey
Streeter Seidell
Stucky & Murray
Summer & Eve
Tim Warner
Tom Shillue
Tony Zaret
Travis Irvine
Trevor Williams
Two Fun Men
Will Hines

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Comments (15)

Is this real?

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2012 9:47 AM

I got one- Q.) What do you call the biggest scam of the 21st century so far? A.) Occupy.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2012 9:49 AM

YTINASNIL = the 1%

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2012 9:53 AM

This country will be a much better place when the name Jesse Popp becomes a household name

Posted by face | April 20, 2012 10:23 AM

What do you call the biggest scam of the 21st century so far

Posted by haber | April 20, 2012 10:24 AM

Unsuccessful people hate people who are successful - film at 11

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2012 11:00 AM

Are these all the rejects from Premium Blend?

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2012 12:56 PM

It's fun to watch stand up comedians...some of them do curse a lot though.

Posted by Chastity | April 21, 2012 2:35 PM

What do you call the biggest scam of the 21st century so far

Posted by souq | April 26, 2012 3:28 AM

Clown college and "comedy college".

Maybe about five funny people out of the bunch.
Its sad to see so many of these people associated with UCB and other places end up doing corporate phone commercials online.

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2012 5:05 PM

Is that John Frusciante from the red hot chili peppers?

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2012 7:38 PM

UCB churns out so much irritating crap. Weird, lonely yuppies take their classes to expand their resumes and it's so awkward to witness.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 5:25 AM

Blitz has written and appeared in the sketch shows Human Giant and Important Things with Demetri Martin. He is currently a contributing writer and consultant producer on the Adult Swim series Eagleheart starring Chris Elliott and produced by Conan O'Brien.-
Marla Ahlgrimm

Posted by Marla Ahlgrimm | June 26, 2012 8:29 AM

These stand up comedians are really humorous. They can make punchlines out of nowhere. That is talent.

Posted by Scott Sohr | January 24, 2013 9:26 AM

I do say I like this.

Posted by mike | August 2, 2013 2:46 PM

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