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New York Magazine's pop culture blog, Vulture, is bringing back Vulture Fest for a second year of screenings, talks and live performances, happening May 30 & 31 mostly at Milk Studios in Chelsea. A few of the events (such as a talk with Jerry Seinfeld, and a screening of Amy Poehler, Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner's new show Difficult People) are sold out but tickets for most are still available, including: a talk with Lisa Kudrow about her HBO series The Comeback; a talk with Rookie founder Tavi Gevinson: a screening of Tig Notaro's short film Clown Service; a roundtable discussion with screenwriters David Goyer (The Dark Knight), Michael Weber (500 Days of Summer, The Fault in our Stars, and more), and Michael Showalter (Wet Hot American Summer); a live taping of Kevin Smith's SModcast; and a Q&A with House of Cards creator Beau Williamson.

There's also a concert with Banks and St. Lucia on May 30 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show go on sale Wednesday (5/6) at noon.

All Vulture Fest events are listed below...

Continue reading "Vulture Fest returns for second year: Tig Notaro, Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Smith, Tavi Gevinson, 'House of Cards' and more"

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As mentioned, Saturday Night Live will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a three-hour live special on February 15 (which is Sunday, by the way). Former castmember Eddie Murphy, who hasn't appeared on the show (which he doesn't have especially fond memories of) since 1984, will return for the special which also features a cavalcade of other past castmembers: Chevy Chase, Jimmy Fallon, Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, Martin Short, Tina Fey, Molly Shannon, Mike Myers, Andy Samberg, Bill Murray, Amy Poehler, Dana Carvey, Kristen Wiig, Dan Aykroyd, Chris Rock, Garrett Morris, and Maya Rudolph.

There will aslo be lots of former SNL hosts as well, including Five Timers Club members Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin, Paul Simon, Justin Timberlake, Christopher Walken, and Steve Martin, plus Emma Stone, John Hamm, Derek Jeter, Melissa McCarthy, Jerry Seinfeld, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson, Jim Carrey, Peyton Manning, Betty White and many more yet to be announced.

In addition to Timberlake and Simon, other musicians appearing on SNL 40 will be Kanye West, Paul McCartney, and Taylor Swift. The Saturday Night Live Special runs from 8 - 11 PM on 2/15. You can watch a couple of promos for the special below.

If that's not enough SNL for you, VH1 Classic's marathon of old episodes is underway and will continue 24/7 through February 15 (schedule is here).

And in related news, Eddie Murphy, who has dabbled in music in the past, having scored a hit in 1985 with the Rick James-produced "Party All the Time," recently released a reggae single "Oh Jah" which you can stream below. It's not his first dip into the genre -- he released a single with Snoop Lion in 2013 and collaborated with Shabba Ranks in 1993.

This past week's SNL featured D'Angelo.

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Roger Waters @ Yankee Stadium, July 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
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The seventh annual Stand Up for Heroes event will happen at Madison Square Garden
on November 6
. This year's performers include Jerry Seinfeld, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, Roger Waters and "other surprise guests." This is a big jump up in size for the charity event (last year at Beacon Theatre) which benefits injured service members, veterans and their families, and is part of the 2013 New York Comedy Festival. Tickets are on sale now.

Announcement video below...

Continue reading "Bruce Springsteen, Jerry Seinfeld, Roger Waters & Jon Stewart performing at 2013 Stand Up for Heroes concert (tix on sale)"

Jerry Seinfeld will perform stand up on various dates around the country over the next few months, including on April 17th at the Theater at MSG in NYC to raise money for Stand Up For A Cure. The benefit show tickets are on presale (passwords = standup and SEINFELD) go on general sale starting 2/1 at 10am. Colin Quinn opens again. All Seinfeld dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Jerry Seinfeld playing 'For a Cure', touring (dates)"

by Klaus Kinski

Jerry Seinfeld

Love it or shove it, Jerry Seinfeld is one of the most important comedians of my lifetime (I'm 35). Growing up, 'Seinfeld' was one of my favorite shows and I saw every episode from all 9 seasons the evenings they premiered. Even now, there's an hour of 'Seinfeld' on beginning at 7:00pm every night and if I'm home I am watching that shit. Nowadays, it's easy (and sort of fashionable) to disregard Seinfeld, his comedy, and his TV show as being dated, too white-centric, and corny. Fuck that noise though. I love it. One of my many maxims is that people who try to make you feel like shit about the comedy you like and what makes you laugh are a waste of your time. Anyone dogmatic about what is and isn't funny is a douche bag. A friendless, tedious, insufferable, miserable wretch of a douche bag. When something makes you laugh, it's a completely unconscious reaction and you have absolutely no control over it. So own it.

When BV announced that Jerry Seinfeld will be doing a stand-up show in each of the 5 boroughs in late October and early November, I'm not going to lie; I was f-ing pumped (even though tix are out of your pal Klaus' price range)! Comedy legend Colin Quinn will be opening all these shows which actually makes a lot of sense. For one thing, Quinn is a native New Yorker (born in Brooklyn) and has been no stranger to goggle boxes and movie screens all over America since 1987. More importantly though, Jerry Seinfeld directed Colin's superb one-man show Long Story Short. HEADS UP, though. Turns out, presales, and in some cases on-sales, begin VERY SOON. Like, TODAY!

Presales and on-sales actually vary from borough to borough, here's the rundown:

His October 11 show at the Concert Hall at the Lehman Center for the Arts in the Bronx go on sale today at 10am.

His show on October 4 show at the Beacon Theater goes on presale today (password THURSDAY) at 11AM. General on-sale is Monday, July 30 at 10AM.

His November 8 show at the Walt Whitman Theatre at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts in Brooklyn are on presale now (password: BCJS12).

His October 18 show at The Colden Auditorium at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts in Queens go on sale Monday, July 30 at 10AM.

His November 1 show at the St. George Theater on Staten Island go on sale Monday July 30th.

Continue reading "ticket info for Seinfeld five-borough tour (some on sale today); Colin Quinn opening all shows"

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Jerry Seinfeld has scattered live dates scheduled this summer, in DC, CT, Kansas and elsewhere, and has just announced a multi-borough NYC tour that includes shows in Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island, Queens and Brooklyn. Tickets for the Manhattan show at Beacon Theatre show go on "Chase Preferred" and "Internet" presale starting Thursday (7/26) at 11am. General sale for that date and all the other new dates on the tour go on sale Monday (7/30) at 10am. All shows are listed below...

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today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* moe @ Hiro Ballroom
* Liam Finn @ The Rock Shop
* Laura Gibson @ Other Music
* Cosmic BB's, Hoist @ Zebulon
* New Music Observatory @ The Stone
* Chairlift, Violens, Dive @ Bowery Ballroom
* Reverend Vince Presents: Meah Pace @ Union Pool
* Comedy Central Corporate Retreat @ UCB East
* Stew and the Negro Problem @ Joe's Pub
* Smoke Dza & Spaceghostpurrp @ Highline Ballroom
* right Light Bright Light, Nova Social @ Cake Shop
* Steve Earle, Allison Moorer, Mike Doughty @ City Winery
* White Suns, The Dreebs, Platinum Vision, Rapstar @ Death By Audio
* Hot Tub w/ Rob Cantrell, Sara Schaefer, surprise guests & more @ Littlefield
* Dan Neustadt plays Wolf Parade's "Apologies to the Queen Mary" @ Knitting Factory
* Remembering Master Storyteller, Jean Shepherd: With Jerry Seinfeld and Keith Olbermann @ Paley Center
* Tony Scherr Trio w/ Anton Fier & Rob Jost, Highspace w/ Jim Campilongo, Tony Mason, Erik Deutsch & Jeff Hill @ Living Room

Jerry Seinfeld is taking part in an event at the Paley Center and tickets are still on sale.

Like Arcade Fire before them, Joanna Newsom (taped in August) and Fleet Foxes (taped in October) apppeared on an episode of Austin City Limits which you can now watch in full online. Check out the video below...

Alex Winston released a video for the song "Choice Notes" off her upcoming debut album (King Con is due 3/6 via V2/Cooperative). Check it out below...

What else?

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by Klaus Kinski

Doug Benson
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As previously mentioned, Doug Benson, Rob Cantrell, and Tony Camin will hit the Gramercy Theater this Saturday 12/18 at 4:20pm for the magnificent, doobie-centric spoken-word show The Marijuana-Logues. Depending on who you ask, Doug, who hosts the preposterously hilarious Comedy Central show The Benson Interruption, is probably the most recognizable presence on the panel. But having seen Tony and Rob individually several times I can tell you that they are two of the funniest dudes in the biz and that there is absolutely zero imbalance in the comedy onslaught coming from those three fellas. As a triad, Doug, Rob, and Tony create one of the funnest, funniest atmospheres on the planet. Tickets are still on sale. I cannot recommend this show enough. Last time I saw the 'logues, I laughed so hard I had an asthma attack AND had tears streaming down my face. Plus, you have nothing better to do this Saturday afternoon. Nor is there anything better you could be doing in NYC this Saturday afternoon.

If you are among the 1 or 2 people in NYC who have prior obligations or, Cod forbid, actually found something better to do Saturday afternoon, you may be wailing aloud "I'm going to miss Doug Benson's only NYC appearance!?" Relax, little grasshopper. I have great news. It was just announced that Doug will be returning to the Gramercy Theater that very evening, Saturday 12/18, for a live recording of his infamous Doug Loves Movies podcast. Tickets went on sale yesterday at the oddly specific time of 11:22am (is that another pot number reference a la 420 that I am not hip to?). The show will have special guests, and this being NYC I can promise that they will blow your mind away. Come to think of it, my first ever exposure to Doug Benson was way back when on bobanddavid.com (RIP) where he had a frequent column called I Love Movies. I liked him immediately and will never forgot his tweet-length review (before Twitter existed) "Amelie is as cute as a button. I hate buttons." Follow my example: go to both shows.

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In other comedy news, hey San Francisco, Mike Birbiglia is coming to your town. Tickets are on sale for three shows. Grab them before they sell out like every one of his December Union Hall shows did.

We're just one day away from Reggie Watts' headlining show at Highline Ballroom.

Tickets are on presale NOW for a "Benefit for Greg Giraldo featuring Jerry Seinfeld, Lewis Black & More." Taking place at the Beacon on 2/9, the show will be "hosted by Tom Papa and feature Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Norton, Dave Attell, Ted Alexandro, Lewis Black, Judy Gold, Colin Quinn, & Jesse Joyce." PRESALE PASSWORD = HECOMEDY. Regular sale starts Saturday, 12/18, at 10am. Greg Giraldo sadly passed away way too young back in September.

Jerry Seinfeld was recently spotted in the crowd of the Apollo Theater.

Jim Gaffigan's 7-show Best Buy Theater run continues this weekend.

You can catch Jenny Slate in Brooklyn tonight (12/16).

photos by Ryan Barkan

Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney

"His band is the same it's been for most of the last decade, with the guitarists Rusty Anderson and Brian Ray, the keyboardist Paul Wickens, and the drummer Abe Laboriel Jr.; in a way their canned grimaces and corny gestures seem perfect, because they illustrate how much of the audience might dream of playing if given the chance to get on stage with Mr. McCartney, showing off but hitting all the marks. It's a machine that doesn't change arrangements from year to year, mostly replicating the original versions, down to the string parts on "Eleanor Rigby" as recreated by Mr. Wickens' synthesizer. It's also a loud, clear, efficacious, and sometimes bashing band, aiming to the back rows." [NY Times]
Paul McCartney played the legendary Apollo last night, 12/13, to a house filled with Sirius XM subscribers and celebrties. If you are a satellite radio subscriber but didn't have a ticket, maybe you listened at home. Some pictures from the show and the full setlist below...

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Todd Barry @ Fun Fun Fun Fest 2010 (more by Tim Griffin)
Todd Barry

Want to laugh Tuesday night? Head over to Lolita Bar at Broome and Allen for another edition of "Tell Your Friends!". This week's special guests include HANNIBAL BURESS (who performs a free show every Sunday at Knitting Factory) (and who recently opened for Aziz Ansari at Beacon Theater), LIAM McENEANEY, ANDY DE LA TOUR, and a "MYSTERY GUEST" who "is doing a big big show later in the week, and can't be advertised for this. He appears all over television and films, though, and this may be your last chance to see him in a basement before he's too famous for our show. - A MUST SEE!" Hmm.

Speaking of a big big show later in the week, Nick Kroll's two tapings at Music Hall of Williamsburg take place this Thursday, 11/18.

Nick also did a show at UCB tonight/Monday right before Whiplash (with special guest Mike Birbiglia). How was that? Whiplash takes place every Monday.

MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden will be a guest at the live broadcast of WFMU's comedy/variety show "Seven Second Delay" at UCB Theatre on Wednesday (11/17). $5.00 tickets are still on sale, though note that he won't be performing. They'll be interviewing him, but they promise they have a couple of surprises planned. Other guests appearing on the same show: former New York Times Ombudsman Dan Okrent, and author / gambling expert / former bookie Beth Raymer.

That WFMU thing is early - like 6pm. Stick around after for an edition of Joe Mande and Noah Garfinkel's Totally J/K with special guests Hari Kondabalu (Comedy Central Presents), Greg Johnson (Sirius/XM Radio) "& more!" Then stay even longer, cause Joe Mande is also part of the show right after that too. Anthony Atamanuik, John Flynn & Ed Gavagan also perform in "The Nights of Our Lives"

Much like Pee Wee Herman, Colin Quinn has a new show on Broadway (which is directed by Jerry Seinfeld) (the Colin show) (Jerry didn't direct the Pee Wee show). We are giving away tickets to see Pee Wee. The Apiary has a pair up for grabs to see Colin.

What about Eugene Mirman you ask? Well, in addition to stuff we've mentioned in the past and his somewhat regularly scheduled Sunday night shows at Union Hall, you can catch him along with John Roderick (as Santa Claus), A.C. Newman, John Hodgman, Gary Shteyngart, and Ollabelle on December 17th at City Winery for the next edition of John Wesley Harding's Cabinet of Wonders. Tickets are on sale.

You will also find Eugene Mirman at the Bell House on December 12th for "Pretty Good Friends (formerly Tearing the Veil of Maya) End of the Year Holiday Blowout" with Kristen Schaal, Jon Glaser and "more to be announced." Tickets are on sale.

Speaking of Kristen Schaal, was she at Littlefield last night/tonight/Monday night for "Hot Tub with Kurt"? It's unclear from the listings whether Kurt Braunohler is doing "Hot Tub" without her every Monday night through 11/29. Upcoming listed guests include Wyatt Cenac, Laura Krafft, Dan Friel, Jon Friedman, Liam McEneaney, and Chris Rozzi.

Patton Oswalt has four shows coming up at Caroline's - two on January 7th and two on January 8th. Tickets are on sale.

Last but not least, after postponing the original date, honorary Juggalo Gallagher will appear at Gramercy Theatre on April 8th. Tickets are on sale.

Continue reading "Andrew VanWyngarden, secret guests, John Roderick as Santa, Dan Friel, AC Newman & other upcoming comedy shows"

Paul McCartney in Mexico City
Paul McCartney

"Terrified Sir Paul McCartney had to be rescued by cops after a mob attacked his tour bus in a dodgy no-go part of Mexico City.

Youths forced his driver to stop then started jumping up and down on the roof as the Beatles legend, 67, cowered inside.

A source said: "At first his security team thought it was just swarms of fans but when people started scaling the bus, the situation changed in a flash." They called cops who raced to the rescue. "Paul and the team were shaken up," the source added.

It happened after his gig at the Foro Sol stadium on Saturday at 1am. His management team are now reviewing security.

Macca, who was unhurt, was in Washington last night for a White House concert." [mirror.co.uk (via)]

Paul played two shows while in Mexico City. Both setlists are below. The White House concert takes place Wednesday June 2nd, and will be aired on PBS later this summer...
The program, to be taped by WETA Washington, D.C., as part of the "In Performance at the White House" series, will air on PBS stations nationwide on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at 8 p.m. EDT (check local listings) as "Paul McCartney: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song In Performance at the White House."

The concert will feature a tribute by major stars, many of whom will perform the songs that propelled McCartney to legendary status in music and humanitarianism around the world. The lineup of performers includes Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jonas Brothers, Dave Grohl, Jack White, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Herbie Hancock, Corinne Bailey Rae and remarks by Jerry Seinfeld.

The Gershwin Prize for Popular Song was created by the Library of Congress to honor artists whose creative output transcends distinctions between musical styles and idioms, bringing diverse listeners together, and fostering mutual understanding and appreciation.

Paul's other upcoming dates include Salt Lake City and San Francisco. All dates below...

Continue reading "Paul McCartney's bus was "attacked" in Mexico (setlists), he's playing the White House w/ Jack White ++ other dates "

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HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" finale / "Seinfeld" finale redux was the most-viewed "Curb" closer in more than five years.

About 2 million viewers tuned in from two telecasts Sunday evening, putting the total number of viewers 24% higher than last season's finale in 2007.

"Curb" is averaging a gross audience of 5.1 million viewers this season when you combine linear airings, DVR and HBO On Demand, up 36% from last season. [Hollywood Reporter]

If you missed it, check out the video featuring Michael Richards, Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and co-creator Larry David, below...

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