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June 17, 2014

Reggie Watts @ Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Reggie Watts

Tickets are still on sale for Reggie Watts' big headlining performance at Town Hall, happening this Wednesday (6/18). Get out there and support the man at one of his biggest live shows yet. Heading to Toronto for NXNE? Reggie will be there too.

Tickets are also still strangely on sale for the David Cross/David Hill thing happening the same night at the Bell House.

Speaking of the Bell House, you can get tickets to the 6/24 live taping of the Tell Your Friends! podcast with Andy Borowitz, Bryan Tucker, Ophira Eisenberg, Andy Blitz, MIchelle Carlo, Bob Powers, Liam McEneaney, and Jessi Klein.

The Bell House is also where Jen Kirkman is doing a night of new material.

Moving to Union Hall: Greg Barris and very special guests happens on 7/9 and Nick Turner and very special guests happens on 7/15 and ManBoobs Comedy and very special guests happens on 7/18.

Meanwhile, Wyatt Cenac's Night Train shows continue to happen each week in June at Littlefield with Dave Hill, Mike Lawrence and more. AC Newman was a guest this week.

The next edition of Running Late with Scott Rogowsky: Brooklyn's Live Late Night Comedy Talk Show happens at Littlefield on 6/25 with Mike Sacks (Author, Poking A Dead Frog, And Here's The Kicker), Jordan Klepper (The Daily Show), and Dan St. Germain.

The next edition of The Talk Show Series Presents is set to happen this Thursday (6/19) at Williamsburg's Over the Eight. Bobby Tisdale is the host, with guests Ahna Tessler, Eleanor Friedberger, and more TBA. It's free. Over the Eight is also showing the World Cup, though, so it may be more crowded than usual just from overlap.

Dave Hill is also taking part in An Evening of Friends at the Ace Hotel on 6/23 with John Early, Michael Cavadias, Jemima Kirke, Cole Escola & Kate Berlant.

Max Silvestri (or someone subbing for him) still hosts The Big Terrific Comedy Show every Wednesday night at Cameo. It's free, and you never know who might pop in. Sometimes Aziz Ansari does a set. Maybe you'll catch him testing out material for his upcoming SHOW AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN.

Speaking of lots of tickets, Dave Chappelle has NINE Radio Cith shows coming up.

Rob Delaney has six upcoming shows at comedy club Caroline's.

Chris Gethard has a bunch of shows coming up, big and small.

Browse our NYC Comedy Show Calendar for much more.

June 13, 2014

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As mentioned, The New Pornographers have a new album, Brill Bruisers, coming out in August and they're playing NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom on November 17 (tickets just went on sale). If you'd like to hear the dulcet tones of frontman AC Newman's voice sooner than that, he'll be the musical guest at Night Train with Wyatt Cenac this Monday (6/15) at Littlefield. The lineup also includes the very funny and increasingly popular Chris Gethard, the funny and talented Kate Berlant, SNL cast member Brooks Wheelan, and Sheng Wang. Tickets (a mere $5) are on sale now.

If you haven't heard the title track to Brill Bruisers yet, stream that below.

Continue reading "AC Newman playing this Monday's 'Night Train' at Littlefield with Chris Gethard, Kate Berlant, Brooks Wheelan & more"

June 12, 2014

by Klaus Kinski

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The New York City comedy landscape is peppered with tons of great recurring comedy shows. One of the heaviest hitters in the land of recurring comedy shows has got to be Whiplash. Hosted by Klaus Kinski All Time Gold Pass Favorite Leo Allen, Whiplash takes place every Monday night at 11 PM at the UCB Theater in Chelsea. Each week, Whiplash treats attendees to solid line-ups consisting of the biggest names and most promising rising stars in comedy. Big fish like Aziz Ansari (who's playing a way bigger than UCB Theater venue called Madison Square Garden), Jim Gaffigan, Zach Galifianakis, Louis CK, Chris Rock and more have graced the Whiplash stage on several occasions.

Back on September 9, 2013, Whiplash endeavored to bring the Whiplash experience to the masses by doing a live concert documentary. Welp, that sucker, titled A Night at Whiplash, is finally "in the can" as they say in Hollywood and to celebrate the fine Whiplash folks are throwing an epic release party on Friday (6/13) at The Bell House. As one would expect from a Whiplash related event, the line-up for the evening is STACKED. Attendees will thrill to host Leo Allen as he welcomes guests Jon Benjamin, Jon Glaser, Michael Che, Aparna Nancherla, Jared Logan, and a dance thingy by Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass. "Will there be special guests?" you ask? Well, doy, yeah, probably. Use your head kid. Anyhow, a smattering of tickets are on sale and you gotta believe me this show is going to go so far above and beyond the price of admission you won't be able to stop tweeting about it for the rest of your life.

Check out a trailer for A Night at Whiplash below...

Continue reading "'A Night at Whiplash' documentary being celebrated at The Bell House with Jon Benjamin, Jon Glaser & more"

June 11, 2014

that (first) time Aziz met Kanye
Kanye

We couldn't be prouder of BrooklynVegan's first-ever event host Aziz Ansari, who like one of his favorite bands before him, and Kanye many times, will headline NYC's iconic Madison Square Garden on October 9, 2014. Tickets go on on sale to the general public Friday, 06/13 at noon. a Fanclub Presale starts one day earlier.

Other dates on the Parks & Recreation actor's short "Modern Romance" tour are in TX, Vegas, Philly and DC. They're listed (in a tour poster) below..

Continue reading "Aziz Ansari headlining Madison Square Garden on 'Modern Romance' tour (dates)"

Dave Chappelle

Tickets are on sale for the June 23rd show, which they're calling the ninth and "final" Radio City show. This one is with Nas. The previous eight are either just Dave or Dave and other musicians.

June 9, 2014

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Sad news from the world of comedy. The BBC is reporting that Rik Mayall has died at age 56. He's probably best-known in America for playing Rick, the pompous, would-be anarchist and "people's poet" on The Young Ones, the "punk" sitcom that aired in The US on MTV during the network's early years. He also starred in 1991's Drop Dead Fred with Phoebe Cates, and numerous other British sitcoms. Rik, you'll be missed. Rest in peace.

Check out some Young Ones clips below...

Continue reading "Rik Mayall ('The Young Ones'), RIP"

June 6, 2014

Chris Gethard

Don Giovanni signed comedian Chris Gethard made a pilot of his show for Comedy Central, but sadly the channel decided to pass on a full series, as Chris pointed out on his Tumblr in May:

I got word about ten days ago that Comedy Central was going into high gear deciding if they wanted to air TCGS. This past weekend, I was in a sandwich shop in Toronto when I got a tough call - after much debate, Comedy Central have decided that TCGS is not for them.

Obviously this is a huge bummer, and there are a lot of feelings to sort out here. I'm sad it won't be going down. I feel like I let my friends down. I'm definitely a bit shell-shocked - it's been a crazy six months and I was pretty convinced for a moment there that it might actually happen.

Most of all though, I feel grateful.

Read the rest at his Tumblr, though he notes: "I still feel in my gut like we are going to find a new home."

Meanwhile, continue to watch new and old episodes on his website (Lemuria was his last musical guest), and go out and catch Chris live (at bigger and bigger venues). Tickets are now on sale for a 7/15 "Chris Gethard and Friends: show at NYC's Highline Ballroom, a pretty big room, but he can handle it.

Chris also plays the Slipper Room in NYC this Tuesday (6/10) at part of SWEET before opening some shows for his friend Mike Birbiglia including one in Atlantic City on 6/14. He also appears at an upcoming Night Train at Littlefield, at UCB for the upcoming Del Close Marathon, and at this year's Outside Lands festival. All dates are listed along with the last episode of the show (with Lemuria) below...

Continue reading "no Comedy Central, but Chris Gethard opening for Mike Birbiglia, headlining Highline Ballroom (and other dates)"

June 3, 2014

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Last Week Tonight With John Oliver is about a month old at this point, with the former Daily Show correspondent (and guest-anchor)'s move to HBO. The pay-cable network not only allows for no language restrictions, but also longer form pieces as well, that allow Oliver and his writers to go a little more in depth. The show had its first viral moment this past Sunday with its 13-minute segment on the possible changes to the FCC's "Net Neutrality" regulations that could allow cable providers to offer different speeds to certain corporate clients. While being very funny, Oliver consisely explained Net Neutrality, noting they were "the only two words promising more boredom than 'Featuring Sting.'" He then urged the internet commenters to let the FCC know what they think of the proposed changes by going to the FCC's website that allows a 120-day public comment period. So many people did just that, and it crashed the FCC's servers (though it's working now). If you haven't seen the piece you can watch it below.

If you've watched Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, you maybe have also noticed its very catchy theme music, which is actually the song "Go" by Dave Hill's band, Valley Lodge. You can watch the video for that -- which came out last summer -- below. Your next chance to catch Dave and Valley Lodge is at The Bell House on June 18 which is part of his "Meet Me in the Bathroom and Tell Me All Your Secrets" variety show that features David Cross and more. Tickets are still available.

And if you're interested in attending a taping of Last Week Tonight, tickets can be requested here. "Net Neutrality" video and Valley Lodge song below...

Continue reading "Dave Hill's band Valley Lodge did the theme for 'Last Week Tonight w/ John Oliver' (who crashed the FCC's website)"

June 2, 2014

Mates of State at Mercury Lounge in 2011 (more by David Andrako)
Mates of State

Several musicians and comedians are teaming up to perform at The Ally Coalition's benefit show in NYC on June 25 at Le Poisson Rouge. The show features indie pop duo Mates of State, Broad City stars Abbi Jacobson & Ilana Glazer, W. Kamau Bell, Nikki Glaser, Eliot Glazer, Carrie Keagan, Jillette Johnson, Wakey!Wakey!, Cameron Esposito, DJ $mall Change and surprise guests TBA. Tickets are on sale now.

The Ally Coalition is an organization "with the purpose of inspiring people, in particular their peers in the music, fashion and entertainment industry, to take action for LGBTQ equality. The concert happens the same week as NYC Pride Week.

Proceeds from the show "will benefit New Alternatives For LGBT Homeless Youth, which helps homeless LGBT youth become self-sufficient and transition into stable adult lives, and Broadway Impact, a grassroots organization of theater artists and fans mobilized in support of marriage equality."

Watch Mates of State play "Now We're Gonna Get It" for a BrooklynVegan Soundwave Session, below...

Continue reading "Mates of State, 'Broad City' stars & more playing LGBTQ benefit at Le Poisson Rouge"

May 29, 2014

festival supreme

Tenacious D's Festival Supreme is back for a second year, this time happening at LA Sports Arena & Exposition Park on October 25. The laffstravaganza (with music too) features over 40 performers, and if you are into comedy it's a pretty "holy crap" lineup, including The State, Workaholics, Metalocalypse, Cheech & Chong, The Eagles of Death Metal, The Dan Band, Peaches, Doug Benson, Dr. Demento and lots more (including the 'D themselves). Full 2014 lineup is listed below.

Tickets for 2014 Festival Supreme go on sale Friday (5/30) at 10 AM PST (that's 1 PM NYC time).

Continue reading "Tenacious D's 'Festival Supreme' 2014 lineup: The State, Cheech & Chong, Metalocalypse, Workaholics and lots more"