Posted in comedy | tour dates on June 19, 2013

by Klaus Kinski

Daniel Kitson

826NYC is a nonprofit tutoring center dedicated to helping students, ages 6-18, develop their writing skills in the realm of creative writing, expository writing and English as a Second Language. The 826NYC writing center provides free, daily, one-on-one tutoring sessions for students in need of after-school help. It also offers a free publishing resource to students, where volunteers are available to assist them in creating their own story collections, zines and other extracurricular student publications. In order for 826NYC to keep their vast array of programming free, they often throw insane comedy/music fundraisers in Brooklyn. 100% of the time the shows are more than worth the price of admission; but knowing your money is going to help childhood literacy makes dropping some coin on the event that much easier.

True to form, 826NYC has a fundraiser coming up on Wednesday July 10 at the Bell House featuring a pretty unbelievable line-up. The evening will be hosted by Sarah Vowell and Eugene Mirman and will feature sets by BV fave Reggie Watts, another BV fave Daniel Kitson(!), and more special guests (UPDATE: Mike Birbiglia and John Oliver added). If you haven't seen Daniel Kitson... my Cod... dude, he's the greatest. Quite simply, one of the most brilliant and talented comedians to come out of the UK ever. Not kidding. Tickets are a reasonable $40 and on sale NOW. Get em while they're hot, because this bad boy is going to sell right the F out.

Meanwhile Reggie Watts will perform at another benefit at the Bell House on Thursday (6/20) that's also with Wyatt Cenac, Todd Barry, Max Silvestri, Sara Schaefer and Crappy Cinema Council duo Jim Vanblaricum & Jim Crocamo. This one benefits New York City Coalition Against Hunger's Craig Murphey Fellowship Fund. Tickets are $15 and still available.



Comments (6)

Kitson is also doing 7 shows at Barrow St Theater in early July, of which there are still tickets left for 3 of them.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2013 5:16 PM

Dope, Reggie is one of my favorite comedians. Alot of my friends dont understand his humor but I find it hilarious.

Posted by Esteban | June 20, 2013 8:10 PM

Kitson is also doing 7 shows at Barrow St Theater in early July,

Posted by e3lanat | June 21, 2013 4:51 PM

If you don't think that hyphenating "stoppy-starty-self-aware" is pretentious, or the phrase "smoothly woven, more ambiguous" is even a little bit pretentious, you need to wake up to yourself. And I know, you're bound to justify it by telling me you're just utilizing your language and that I should broaden my vocabulary if something so banal offends me and honestly it's not that- it's that, whether you are just making use of English or not, it DOES come across as pretentious, pure and simple.

Posted by Rylie | September 25, 2013 4:56 AM

Was this on a podcast or something?

Posted by Kenia | June 2, 2014 4:11 AM

she may be a more distant, obscure writer, but she means a great deal to me! I love her work! 

Posted by Coli | October 5, 2014 1:54 PM

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