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by Klaus Kinski

Brooklyn Comedy Festival 2015

The third annual Brooklyn Comedy Festival will be taking place across 12 different venues throughout the borough from August 24 - August 30. Showcasing a staggering array of New York's finest comedic talent, the festival will deliver audiences everything under the comedy rainbow including stand-up, sketch, duo, improv, musical comedy, character, storytelling, and more. Mercifully, the shows are either free or extremely inexpensive. Who, exactly, is gonna be there? Let's see:

Performers this year include Sasheer Zamata, Big Jay Oakerson, Dan Soder, Monroe Martin, Chris Gethard, Sean Patton, Aparna Nancherla, Seaton Smith, Mark Normand, Nick Vatterott, Michelle Wolf, Nick Turner, Myq Kaplan, Louis Katz, Kevin Barnett, Yamaneika Saunders, Michelle Buteau, Joe Pera, Dave Hill, Josh Gondleman, Jared Logan, Pete Lee as well as sketch and improv from groups like Murderfist, GUS, RICHARD. There will be surprise drop ins and special guests including Ron Jeremy. The final show of the festival will bring Roast Battle to The Knitting Factory!
The fest begins with a Kick-off Party and Showcase at Knitting Factory on Sunday (8/23) and will culminate, as mentioned above, with a grand finale Roast Battle at the Knitting Factory on August 29. There will be a wrap party at Crown Victoria on August 30 (1-6 PM) where folks can nurse their comedy hangovers with daytime drinking and fellowship. Festival highlights are listed below, but I urge you to VISIT THE FESTIVAL WEBSITE where you can find a more elaborate schedule that includes listings of free events and special additions.

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photos: Willie Nelson @ Outside Lands, 2013 (more by Paige K Parsons)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Willie Nelson, Old Crow Medicine Show @ Prospect Park
It's a little sad Brooklyn isn't getting Waylon Jennings, who has been Willie's tourmate for much of the summer, but a chance to see him and hear his catalog of classic in the idylic splendour that is Prospect Park is pretty good on its own. Old Crow Medicine Show are nothing to sneeze at, either. This is the final show in the bandshell for Celebrate Brooklyn's 2015 season and is sold out.

Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper @ Barclays Center
These veteran hard rockers are on their for-real farewell tour -- they actually signed contracts promising to not tour together as Mötley Crüe after this -- so if you've always wanted to see Vince, Nikki, Tommy and Mick, this is your last chance. In NYC, at least.

Hum, The Forms @ Saint Vitus
The great '90s band Hum are more influential ever, with their shoegaze/post-hardcore/alternative rock blend being imitated by countless younger bands at the moment. They're on tour now, and tonight's their first of two NYC shows. The Forms make it a pretty great double bill. Sold out.

Cherry Glazerr, Honduras, Haybaby @ Baby's All Right
This very young Los Angeles band are in town to open for Julian Casablancas + Voidz on Thursday at House of Vans but play this 18+ show tonight.

Roy Ayers, Operator Emz, Natasha Diggs, $Money Mike$ @ Marcus Garvey Park
Master of good vibes (literally), soul/jazz legend Roy Ayers will have everybody loving the sunshine tonight at this free SummerStage show.

Pharmakon, Damien Dubrovnik, Puce Mary, Varg @ Palisades
Three international experimental artists -- Denmark's Damien Dubrovnik (mem Lust for Youth) and Puce Mary, and Sweden's Varg -- are in the US for this weekend's Berserktown II fest in LA, but first they stop in NYC tonight. Local and likeminded artist Pharmakon headlines, making for a great bill all around.

Murphy's Law, Drunken Rampage, Caught In A Trap, Agitator @ Bowery Electric
Murphy's Law frontman Jimmy Gestapo turns 50 this year, and he and the band are celebrating with this hometown show tonight.

1994!, The Beds, Entia, Clean Girls @ Shea Stadium
Before the "emo revival" broke on a more mainstream level, one of the bands bringing back '90s-emo was the perfectly named 1994! who mixed noise with Kinsella-style riffs. They haven't played NYC in a while, but they're back tonight with The Beds, the noise punk band from another emo revival OG, John Galm (Snowing, Street Smart Cyclist).

Gravehill, Ghoulgotha, Horrendous, Mutant Supremacy @ Acheron
It's a great night of death metal at the Acheron with Dark Descent labelmates Gravehill, Ghoulgotha and Horrendous, plus local support from Mutant Supremacy.

'Labyrinth' screening w/ Charly Bliss @ McCarren Park
Where did the summer go? This is the final SummerScreen of the summer, an audience pick (you'll be seeing Jim Henson's fantasy Labyrinth, starring David Bowie) and punky pop act Charly Bliss will play before the movie. 6 PM.

Aparna Nancherla, Dan Soder, Lil Freckles, Naomi Ekperigin, Cynthia Kaplan @ Littlefield
The Woodstock Comedy Festival is presenting this benefit for the Family of Woodstock women's shelter that features a great lineup of comedians. Get reduced admission when you donate a toiletry item.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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photo: Parquet Courts @ Sugarhill Supper Club, 2013 (more by Joe McCabe)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Parquet Courts, Future Punx, Eaters @ Palisades
Coming off a very busy 2014, Parquet Courts are keeping it rolling into the new year. This is the first of two shows at Palisades and is with Dull Tools pals Future Punx and Eaters. Sold out.

Murphy's Law, The Bowery Boys, Simon and the Bar Sinisters @ Bowery Electric
Long-running NYC punks Murphy's Law stay active and give their hometown plenty of chances to see them every year. Here's the first one of 2015.

Wyatt Cenac's Night Train @ LIttlefield
Hop aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show with guests Dan Soder, Rob Cantrell, Janelle James, and Ramon Rivas II.

Mike Birbiglia @ Union Hall
While Mike has been playing big rooms for his new show, "Thank God for the Jokes," he continues to hone his craft at these intimate "working it out" shows at Union Hall. Sold out.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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by Arielle Gordon

Brooklyn Comedy Festival

We just wrote about the Sixth Annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, and here's another comedy festival and this one hits next week: The Brooklyn Comedy Festival. It's being held at a variety of venues in the general Williamsburg area from August 19 - 24.

According to the festival organizers, it will include a mix of sketch, improv, and standup and features some strong local comedians, such as Chris Gethard (who traveled to Lollapalooza with us just a week ago), The Lucas Bros., Dan St. Germaine, Calise Hawkins, Mike Lawrence, Nimesh Patel, and more. Schedule is at the BCF website and full performer list and show dates are listed below.

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by Klaus Kinski

Podfest

The United States is rife with three things; assholes, podcasts, and assholes with podcasts. For me, podcasts are an unnavigable medium because anybody with a computer and 1/8th of a normal sized human brain can produce a podcast. Don't get me wrong; there are some incredible podcasts out there and the world is taking notice. Julie Klausner's podcast How Was Your Week has reached an almost legendary status and even got a glowing write-up in the Times recently. Marc Maron's WTF podcast basically set the standard for what constitutes a quality podcast. Greg Proops, Dave Hill, and Doug Benson also all have wonderful podcasts. And yet, the only reason I know of and can vouch for the quality of these podcasts and the people behind them is because I was a huge fan of these people in a pre-podcast world.

NYC is an epicenter of podcasting. If only there was a way where a guy like me could see, say, over 20 live podcasts on 2 stages over the course of 2 days consuming nearly 12 amazing hours of my life. Of wait. THERE IS! The naugural New York City Podcast Festival will take place at on 2 stages at The Pit on January 12th and January 13th 2013!! This show features a staggering line-up of talent including Dave Hill (Klaus Kinski favorite), Nick Turner (Klaus Kinski favorite), Kevin Allison, Wyatt Cenac, Gary Gulman, Craig Rowin, Jeff Rubin, Jermaine Fowler, Liam McEneaney, TV's Frank Conniff , Halley Feiffer, Julieanne Smolinski, Dan St. Germain, Sean Donnelly, Jackie Kashian, Myq Kaplan, MC Mr Napkins, Jared Logan, Anthony Antamanuik, Dan Soder, Mike Pace, and many others. This, my friends and enemies, is probably the greatest crash course in awesome podcasts on the planet and it's happening in our very own back yard. Keep your (dead) eyes on the NycPodFest Facebook Page for updates!

You can see the FULL SCHEDULE BELOW. You can buy tickets for individual shows, buy a festival pass, or you can win tickets right here! We have 5 SINGLE tickets to give away for Dave Hills Podcasting Incident with guest Gavin Mcinnes for 1/12 at 11pm. We also have 5 SINGLE tickets to give away for ThisMyShow on 1/13 at 7pm with guest Nick Turner. Contest deets are waaayyyyy down there...

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