Posted in comedy | tour dates on February 21, 2013

by Klaus Kinski

(photo by David Andrako)
star talk

If there's one live comedy show in NYC that always startles me by how fast it sells out, it has to be StarTalk LIVE with Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Eugene Mirman. For those without Google, Neil deGrasse Tyson is a world renowned astrophysicist and Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History. StarTalk is normally a radio show hosted by Neil and co-hosted by Eugene wherein they discuss science where it intersects with pop culture with incredible clarity, humor and excitement. Each week they are joined by an ever changing line-up of guest comedians, actors, scientists, and whoever else can bring something to the table. Actually, now that I think about it, I'm not surprised at all by how fast their live shows sell out (even before special guests are announced). The show kicks supreme ass and you will always leave the experience a much smarter person. Guaranteed. Previous live guests have included Alan Alda, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Sarah Silverman, Wyatt Cenac, Kristen Schaal, John Hodgman, and many many many other people of note.

Like a supernova, StarTalk LIVE! is exploding beyond the confines of their normal go-to venue The Bell House and will be heading to TOWN HALL on Wednesday February 27 for a BIG show with BIG special guests! Tickets are on sale now, and I cannot emphasize how mind-blowing one of the special guests is. I don't want to be all coy and dramatic, but one of the guests is literally one of the most important human beings in the history of mankind. No exaggeration. It's going to be one of the most fulfilling intellectual and comedic experiences of your life. And that's an Iron Clad Klaus Kinski Gold Standard Guarantee.

In other news, awesome storytelling show Funny Story will be gracing the smelly halls of Brooklyn Brewery TONIGHT, February 21. The line-up features DC Benny, taco champion and man-about-town Jonathan Schnapp, The Shed story salon co-curator Jason Fried, and now-grown-up child star MARA WILSON (Matilda!)! Admission is $10 and includes a FREE BEER (thanks Brooklyn Brewery!). Doors at 8PM, show at 8:30PM, 21+.

And don't forget that every Sunday evening Creaghead & Company take over Union Hall for an evening of awesome awesome awesome comedy. This Sunday (2/24) C&C welcome Seaton Smith, Streeter Seidell, Doogie Horner, Matt Graham, and Sean O'Connor. H. Jon Benjamin and Klaus All Time Fave Larry Murphy might even be there, but they're not sure. Doors are at 7:30pm, show's at 8:00pm, cover is $7.

In other comedy news, don't forget that Big Terrific celebrates 5 years of being one of the best free comedy show in NYC. Moving down the street from Cameo Gallery to the Music Hall of Williamsburg, the show will feature the three original hosts Jenny Slate, Gabe Liedman and Max Silvestri together again and lovelier than ever. The show is happening on Friday March 15 scads of special guests! Get your goddamned tickets this instant, you.

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Comments (19)

special guest = stephen hawking.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2013 12:31 PM

Someone needs to tell Neil deGrasse Tyson to get that Laser Zeppelin back at Hayden Planetarium. That shit was the bomb son. Lots of good hazy memories from that.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2013 12:32 PM

$60...really?

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2013 12:36 PM

wait $60 for lazer zeppelin?

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2013 12:38 PM

Not for 60 bucks.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2013 12:42 PM

Always a good time. Though Town Hall could kill it - can't drink in your seats and the $60 is so the trustfunders who have private cars waiting after shows can attend.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2013 1:07 PM

$60 = trustfunders?

$60 actually = anyone with a normal job.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2013 1:26 PM

None of this really addresses the point that Eugene Mirman is just not funny at all. Honestly, someone point me to a clip of something that's good. I've seen him numerous times (admittedly 95% of the time was opening for Yo La Tengo at Maxwells) and it was hard to watch.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2013 2:02 PM

when will y'all realize that being able to spend $60 on a ticket to an event doesn't make you rich, or a trust-funder. it just makes you financially stable.

pretty sure anyone with a half-decent full time job can do that, and would never complain about any ticket price under $100.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2013 2:12 PM

@202 watch bob's burgers.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2013 2:13 PM

special guest is an astronaut. guess which one.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2013 2:39 PM

"pretty sure anyone with a half-decent full time job can do that, and would never complain about any ticket price under $100."

Sure, but that still doesn't make it worth 60 bucks.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2013 2:46 PM

"Sure, but that still doesn't make it worth 60 bucks."

For you. YOU. It's not all about you and your tastes you dogmatic, egocentric prick

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2013 8:18 PM

^Pot calling the kettle black^

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2013 9:58 AM

back at Hayden Planetarium. That shit was the bomb son.

Posted by AcompanhantesSP | March 17, 2014 10:33 PM

The way he answered all the corresponding questions to him.Honestly, someone point me to a clip of something that's good. I've seen him numerous times.

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