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February 9, 2016

Scott Aukerman Paul f Tompkins

As mentioned Scott Aukerman is taking Comedy Bang! Bang! on the road with Paul F. Tompkins, Lauren Lapkus, and Neil Campbell along with him and dates include an early and a late show at NYC's Gramercy Theatre on May 13. Demand is high -- our presale sold out -- and they've added a second night at Gramercy Theater on May 14 with an early and a late show too. Tickets for the 3/14 EARLY SHOW and LATE SHOW are also on BrooklynVegan presale -- use code BVBANGBANG.

Tickets for both nights (four shows total) go on sale to the general public on Friday (2/12) at noon.

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Tickets to the two Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast tapings at Gramercy Theatre on May 13 are now on BrooklynVegan presale. Use password BVBANGBANG.

UPDATE: They've added a second night at Gramercy Theater (3/14), also with two shows. Use same password and ticket link above.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday (2/12) at 10 AM.

February 8, 2016

by Klaus Kinski


Mainstay of British television, radio, and stand-up Jimmy Carr has a staggering 147 live dates currently on his itinerary for 2016 and 2017. 106 of these dates will take place all over the United Kingdom and are billed as The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour wherein he will thrill audiences with a vast selection of his best-loved material as well as a good deal of new material. His other 41 dates are being billed as Funny Business and span the globe, including stops in South Africa, Sweden, Austria, The Czech Republic, and more. Among his 'international' dates are a handful of shows happening in the United States including three shows at NYC's Gramercy Theatre on March 25 & 26. There is an early show and a late show on 3/25 and one show on 3/26. The early 3/25 show is sold out but tickets are still available for the other two.

Stateside, he's also got shows at Boston's Wilbur Theater on March 24, LA's Largo on April 20, San Francisco's Cobb's Comedy Club on April 24 and 25, as well as a slot on Austin's Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival on April 22. This is an unbelievable opportunity to see one of Britain's most prolific and well-known comedians in the flesh. Some Carr videos below.

And don't forget to catch Scottish comedian Daniel Sloss this week in NYC!

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Comedy Bang Bang

Scott Aukerman's very popular podcast Comedy Bang! Bang! just released its 400th episode, featuring guests Jason Mantzoukas (How Did This Get Made) and Andy Daily (Review). You can listen to that below.

You can witness the Comedy Bang! Bang! experience live when Aukerman takes the podcast on the road for live tapings this spring, and he's bringing Paul F. Tompkins, Lauren Lapkus, and Neil Campbell along with him. That includes a stop at NYC's Gramercy Theater on May 13 for an early (7 PM) and late (9:30 PM) show. Tickets go on sale Friday (2/12) at 10 AM but you can get them early via a BrooklynVegan presale which starts Tuesday (2/9) at 10 AM. Check back Tuesday morning for the password. UPDATE: use BVBANGBANG

UPDATE: They've added a second night at Gramercy Theater (3/14), also with two shows. Use same password and ticket link above.

All dates are listed below...

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February 7, 2016

by Klaus Kinski

Daniel Sloss

As BrooklynVegan's resident UK comedy fiend and all around Anglophile, I am pleased as punch to report that 25 year old Scottish comedic powerhouse Daniel Sloss is about to bring his stand-up show "Dark" to NYC's Soho Playhouse from February 9 through February 13. Tickets are on sale now. After that, he jets over to Los Angeles to perform  at the Westside Comedy Theater on February 16 and February 23.

In his quarter century on this planet, Daniel has become of of the UK's most sought-after comedians. Not only did he sell out all eight of his seasons at Edinburgh's Fringe Festival, but "Dark" has previously sold out four weeks at the renowned Edinburgh Conference Centre to over 10,000 people. He's also toured 80 dates across UK and 15 countries in Europe plus a week-long run of dates in London which were added because of insanely high demand. Sloss is also big on the tele in the UK; he starred in his own BBC3 show The Adventures of Daniel, and appeared on UK TV's Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Sunday Night at the Palladium, The John Bishop Show, Russell Howard's Good News, The Paul O'Grady Show and many more.

In the US, he appeared on Conan a whopping five times. He's also performed on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Pete Holmes Show, and @Midnight. This is a great opportunity to see a prolific comedian on our home turf in an intimate setting before he inevitably moves onwards and upwards to large theaters. Check out his five Conan appearances below.

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February 3, 2016

Hannibal Buress Comedy Camisado

Hannibal Buress' new Netflix comedy special, "Comedy Camisado," debuts on Friday (2/5), but people in NYC can see it early when he'll host a free screening at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday (2/4). That's also Hannibal's birthday. Here's more, straight from Hannibal:

Hey it's Hannibal, I'm doing a special screening of my new Netflix special "Comedy Camisado." If you can't come to this event, it'll be streaming on Netflix February 5th. I also turn the weird age of 33. They're will be some music by DJ Yamez following the screening. We might have a special musical guest. There will be no hors d'oeuvres. It's not that type of party. Yes I had to google how to spell hors d'oeuvres.
Doors at 7 PM and things start at 8 PM. It's 18+. Who do you think the special musical guest could be?

It's a busy month for Hannibal, with Season 3 of Broad City debuting in a couple weeks, he's got a new Spotify show (just like us), and you may have heard him talking with Joey Bada$$ on Pitchfork Radio yesterday live from Men's Fashion Week.

If you need more Hannibal Buress to watch, he made a pilot for Comedy Central titled Unemployable that didn't get picked up. He's shared the whole thing though -- watch it, along with a trailer for "Comedy Camisado," below.

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February 2, 2016

photo: Mac Sabbath @ Brooklyn Bowl London, 2015 (more by Rachel Juarez-Carr)

The kings of Drive-Thru metal, Mac Sabbath, are heading out on tour this year. You pretty much know the drill by this point: fast-food themed Black Sabbath covers with elaborate costumes and stage show. They'll be coming through NYC for a show at the Highline Ballroom March 25 with support from Syka and The U.S. Americans. Tickets for that are on sale now.

As you may know the real Black Sabbath are on tour too. All tour dates are listed, along with a few Mac Sabbath live videos, below.

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January 29, 2016

Broad City

Broad City returns with Season 3 on February 17 on Comedy Central. Guest stars this season include Vanessa Williams, Melissa Leo, Whoopi Goldberg, Alan Alda, Tony Danza and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. Get pumped via a couple teaser videos below. The first two seasons are streaming on Hulu. More good news: Comedy Central has already renewed Broad City for seasons 4 and 5.

Superfans may want to head to North 11th St and Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg on Saturday, February 6 from noon to 5 p.m. where you can help paint a Broad City mural ad that's going up there. Bedford & Bowery notes that there will be an afterparty at nearby Kinfolk Studios with free drinks, photo ops and swag. The first 100 people to arrive will get a "Broad Fucking City" t-shirt.

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January 28, 2016


The Beastie Boys were inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 and now an exhibit featuring Beasties memorabilia will open at the organization's museum in Cleveland this weekend:

"Since we had such a rich, deep collection of stuff from the Beasties when they were inducted, we thought we'd put it out," Rock Hall curator Meredith Rutledge-Borger says. "We also wanted to represent more stuff from some of our recent inductees."

Rutledge-Borger says the unit will feature hand-written lyrics of the group's hit "Brass Monkey," action figures, Mike D's Volkswagen medallion and outfits from the "Intergalactic" video, among other things. - []

In other Beastie Boys tribute news, JJ Abrams dropped in a reference in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, where a character named Ello Atsy (named for Beastie Boys album Hello Nasty) has born "Born to Ill" inscribed on his helmet. (Check that out below.) This was not the only musical easter egg in The Force Awakens, either.

Elsewhere in the Beasties-related Universe: Champagne Jerry (aka Neal Medlyn) has a new album, The Champagne Room, that is out March 5, featuring beats by Adam "Ad Rock" Horovitz and Max Tannone, plus guest vocals from Bridget Everett, Erin Markey, Murray Hill, Larry Krone and Jim Andralis.

To celebrate the LP's release, Jerry's turning New York Live Arts space into The Champagne Room for five shows from March 2 - 5. Neal will open each show as himself, followed by Champagne Jerry, who will be accompanied by the Champagne Club, a rotating cast of performers including Horovitz, Kathleen Hanna, Bridget Everett, Carmine Covelli, and "a series of real and invented bands that exist in a world of cheap gold, dance, memories to last a lifetime and effervescence." March 2 - 4 performances are at 7:30 PM, and on March 5 there are two performances at 7:30 PM and 10:00 PM. Tickets are on sale.

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photo: Hannibal Buress at Terminal 5 in 2014 (more by Greg Cristman)
Hannibal Buress

Like BrooklynVegan, British R&B band Jungle and others, comedian Hannibal Buress now has a Spotify In Residence show. Like the others, the premise is that the show curator picks a handful of songs and then talks about whatever they'd like in between. On his new show, Hannibal tells Billboard: "I'm excited for this opportunity to change lives and inspire people with my choice of songs. I haven't had such an influential platform since my 2008 appearance on Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen. Thank you."

His first show is out now, and has music from Raekwon, Busta Rhymes, A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Kanye West, Eminem, K-Ci & JoJo, Cam'Ron, Lupe Fiasco, T.I., OutKast, Kelis, Lil Kim, Green Day and Lil Wayne. If you're a premium Spotify user, you can hear the whole thing below (free users can hear the music but not the talking segments).

The first and second episodes of the BrooklynVegan show are live, and the third episode is NOW HERE TOO. coming very soon. Stay tuned!

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