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Polaris playing the Wrigley's front lawn
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As mentioned, Super Week happens right before NY Comic Con with all sorts of cool special events. One of them is SLIMED: A Night of Nickelodeon Nostalgic Nonsense which happens at Hammerstein Ballroom on October 9. The evening will feature a panel discussion, a live taping of Pete & Pete stars Danny Tamberelli and Michael Maronna's podcast, a segment on the music of Doug (a live performance by show creators Fred Newman & Dan Sawyer), and... a live performance by Polaris (Mark Mulcahy's band that did the Pete & Pete theme song, "Hey Sandy"). This will be Polaris' first-ever NYC show. Maybe DFA co-founder Jonathan Galkin will be there -- he was a castmember of Hey Dude. Tickets are on Super Week presale now (password is NYSW) with the general on-sale starting July 24 at noon.

Slimed is also the title of Mathew Klickstein's book on Nickelodeon which was released last year and is presenting this event. Video of Pete & Pete's opening credits below...

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Real flyer on Grand Ave. 'HIPSTERS ONLY Please!' (via @adelaloconte)
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Guy Fieri, Smashmouth frontman Steve Harwell and Sammy Hagar are teaming for what is likely to be the most exclamation-point-filled cookbook of all time. Also, maybe the worst.

Those of a certain age may have fond, fuzzy memories of MTV's sock puppet hosts Sifl & Olly. Well they're back! Reviewing video games? Sort of. Check out a video below.

Speaking of fond MTV memories, you can catch Kurt Loder in the flesh at at the Bell House in Brooklyn tonight (9/20) (with Julie Klausner who has other upcoming gigs too).

Bruce Springsteen plays again in NJ tonight tomorrow. Meanwhile check out his setlist from last night.

Fiona Apple got busted for hash possession at the same Texas checkpoint that got Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson. She's out on bail, but tonight's ACL Live show is canceled (which means no pictures tonight on the BVAustin Instagram).

Speaking of Austin, Ume is funding a new record via Kickstarter.

Speaking of Kickstarter, Gawker discusses their accountability problem, Amanda Palmer included.

That said, we're sure Owen Pallett, like many others, was happy to hear that Amanda is now paying all musicians.

Meanwhile, if you're looking for backers for your Kickstarter, Forbes listed the 400 richest Americans, Oprah Winfrey, David Geffen, Steven Spielberg, and George Lucas included.

Speaking of money, Iggy Pop, Wayne Coyne, Ben Folds, Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney and more will appear as guests on Ke$ha's new album, Warrior.

Speaking of Patrick Carney, congrats to him and his now-wife Emily Ward on their recent wedding. Will Forte officiated. Shaun White was arrested.

The first track from Neurosis's new LP Honor Found in Decay has slipped out. Stream "At The Well" at NPR now.

more stuff below...

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by Klaus Kinski

Pete & Pete reunion @ Bowery Ballroom, 2/24/2012 (photo by jenipherlyn)
Pete and Pete

Hey guys. So, lookit, you're about to ingest a lot of comedy data in a moment. But it's just the tip of the NYC comedy iceberg. No, it's less than the tip. It's a piece of dandruff that sailed from an Arctic explorer's head and settled on the tip of the iceberg. I don't have the time and you don't have the attention span to handle an entire survey of the NYC scene right now. What follows is a brief glimpse into some cool goings on in the coming weeks. Take it with a grain of dandruff.

First thing's first. Rob Delaney added a fourth NYC show, but you knew that. Moving on...

Did you miss the two Adventures of Pete & Pete reunion shows that happened at the Bowery Ballroom on February 24th? Bummer, right? Well, unfortunately the show I'm about to tell you about is already sold out, but where there's a will, there's a way (and that way could possibly include standby tix). Get a load of this. The great Kurt Braunohler has a late night talk show at The Pit called Night of the Living with Kurt Braunohler. The next installment of this show happens on Friday March 9th and features guest Mike Maronna (Pete) and Danny Tamberelli (Pete)! It's a fun sized, mini-reunion just for you! Also, Wyatt Cenac (Daily Show) will be there and a surprise musical guest who I am unable to mention, but whom we love and idolize here at BV headquarters (an internet cafe)! Hint, it is a man whose name may or may not rhyme with 'bread'.

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Thursday March 8th marks the return of Tom Shillue's story-telling-centric show Funny Story to the hallowed halls of UCB East. This time he will have guests Amine Zaitzeff (owner of Zaitzeff Burger), Mike Albo, the great Margot Leitman, and Stephen Gevedon. A super-diverse and well curated line-up. Show is at 7:30pm, tix are on sale.

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Rob Delaney

Speaking of burgers, Bob's Burgers is my favorite animated series on the TV and I was thrilled when it was (rightfully) renewed for another season (which premiers THIS Sunday March 11th on Fox). The casting a so fucking impeccable; H. Jon Benjamin, Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal, Larry Murphy, John Roberts, Dan Mintz, Andy Kindler as well as guests like Jon Glaser. Holy! Well get a load of THIS shit. On Friday March 9th you can see the CAST OF BOB's BURGERS LIVE AT THE BELL HOUSE!! And IT'S FREE. I am not an all-caps kind of guy, but that pronouncement certainly merited such action. OK, full disclosure, the Bell House show doesn't feature the entire cast I listed above. The show will feature Jon Benjamin, Kristen Schaal, Eugene Mirman, and Larry Murphy doing funnies and also previewing clips from the next season. You can only get in with a wristband, and those will be distributed starting at 5:00pm. So, wristbands at 5pm, doors at 8pm, show sometime after that. 21+. Sorry, junior.

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While I'm on the subject of TV-related comedy, NYU's Skirball Center will play host to John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show from March 10th through March 12th. The show, being taped for Comedy Central, will include sets by David O'Doherty, Hannibal Buress, Wyatt Cenac, Dana Gould, Michael Ian Black, Marc Maron, and a shit-ton of rising stars from with the stand-up world. You can totally get in to these things for free, but you gotta head on over to The Blacklist NYC and get yourself situated. And for the record... as far as people who put together audiences for tapings, The Blacklist is pretty tops. Very well managed, never confusing, very organized. Totally rad. Just saying.

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Next Thursday, March 12th, Symphony Space will play host to an incredible comedy event called Uptown Showdown: Comedy Debate Series. This is not the first time Symphony Space has hosted this show, and I am wicked pissed at myself for not mentioning it to you people prior to earlier installments.

Uptown ShowDown is a comedy debate series that tackles some of the most important issues of our time, such as which decade was the coolest-the eighties or the nineties, is cake really better than pie and who would win in a showdown pirates or ninjas? Forget about school reform and health care, these issues, heatedly argued by some of the funniest, smartest, intensely wacky creative thinkers around, are the topics that keep us awake at night....in a good way. Past Performers include Michael Showalter, Leo Allen, Dave Hill, Jessi Klein, Julie Klausner, Andrea Rosen, A.D. Miles and more.
Next week's show will have Michael Ian Black and friends facing off with The talent Show's Elna Baker and Kevin Townley on the subject of Fashion vs. Comfort. Tom Shillue will host the festivities. Following the event, Mr. Ian Black will read from his new memoir You're Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death, and Other Humiliations. He'll also sign your copy. I wish I could tell you how funny or awful this book is but I never got a galley copy because I am chopped liver or something. Tickets are on sale now, and I am also giving away a pair AND a copy of Michael Ian Black's book! Instructions below.

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The next installment of the mind-blowing experience known as Heart of Darkness will take place on Saturday March 17th at Union Hall. This time around, host Greg Barris will be joined by Joe Mande, Dave Hill, and more special guests that I shan't announce but are no doubt worthy of your attention. My thoughts? Get your tickets in advance, you.

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Speaking of Dave Hill, did you know that motherfucker wrote a book and that it comes out on May 22nd? If you're thinking what I think you're thinking, then you're thinking "Wait, Dave Hill is a flawless comedian. Dave Hill is a master guitar player, maybe the best in the world. Dave Hill is easy on the eyes. And Dave Hill can also write a freaking book? What can't that guy accomplish?" I know, right? The book is entitled Tasteful Nudes. If you like stories...

...about stolen meat, animal attacks, young love, death, naked people, clergymen, rock 'n' roll, irritable Canadians, and prison, you have just hit a street called Easy because my book talks about all that stuff and a bunch of other stuff, too.
I am nobody's shill and I wouldn't be saying this if it wasn't the Cod's honest truth; this book is absolutely impossible to put down. It is so funny and well written that I simply could not put it down. Pre-order it now, then forget you pre-ordered it, so then one day it shows up in your mailbox and you're all "Ha. Dave Hill's done it again."

And speaking of Joe Mande, he has a ton of upcoming dates all over the Northeast. Check out his tour schedule below.

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And now, before I hang it up for the day, I am happy to report that The PIT is going to unleash its first ever NYC Improv Festival! The NYC Improv Festival will take place from March 21st to March 24th at Peoples Improv Theater and feature OVER 40 improv troupes as well as workshops. A TON of the shows are free, and some require tickets. You can also buy a festival pass for next to nothing that will get you into all the shows. I also have two UNLIMITED festival passes to give away. Instructions on how to win them are down there.

Joe dates and contests below...

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Tickets are back on sale for both shows!

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today in NYC
* VHS or BETA @ Yotel
* Rainbowdragoneyes @ Party Xpo
* Peter Frampton @ Beacon Theatre
* Bjork @ New York Hall Of Science
* Sekouba Diakite, DJ Tang @ Zebulon
* Mates of State, Sean Bones @ Maxwell's
* Aretha Franklin @ Radio City Music Hall
* String Surprise, Broadcloth @ The Stone
* Junius, O'Brother, Vaura @ Knitting Factory
* Smokey Hormel, Ghost Train Orchestra @ Barbes
* Young Magic, Heaven, Jet Lag @ Mercury Lounge
* Hoots & Hellmouth, Brett Saxon @ The Rock Shop
* Zola Jesus, Liturgy, Talk Normal @ Webster Hall
* William Fitzsimmons, Denison Witmer @ Bowery Ballroom
* Yung Wu, East Of Venus, The Thousand Pities @ Maxwell's
* God Forbid, Dead Men Dreaming, Prostitution @ Saint Vitus
* Flock of Dimes, People Get Ready, Other Colors @ Union Pool
* Thinning The Herd, Bassoon, Primeval Realm @ The Grand Victory
* The Eskalators, The Toothaches, Gunfight!, Porches @ Shea Stadium
* The Lindsey Buckingham Appreciation Society, Dave Hill @ Littlefield
* You Won't, Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, Lucius, Julia Read @ Union Hall
* Eternal Decay, Penetration, Salo, Hypoxia, Eliminator @ The Acheron
* The Skatalites, Subatomic Sound System, Top Shotta Band @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Little Women, Grasshopper, MV Carbon, C. Spencer Yeh, Amanda Long @ Roulette
* Magik Markers, Key of Shame, Colour Buk, Michael R. Bernstein @ Death By Audio
* Heaven's Gate, Sleepies, Dead Leaves, Warcries, Jeremy Smoking @ Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
* World/Inferno Friendship Society, Mischief Brew, Night Birds @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers, Bonerama, Marco Benevento, DJ Cochon De Lait @ Hiro Ballroom

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Didn't get a ticket to An Evening With The Cast and Crew of "The Adventures Of Pete and Pete"? All is not lost! A second show, happening earlier the same night, has been added and goes on sale Monday at noon.

by Bill Pearis

The Adventures of Pete & Pete

Here's an early '90s reunion I was not expecting, but is genuinely welcome. The good folks at The AV Club are hosting "An Evening with Pete & Pete" which will happen at Bowery Ballroom on February 24. Tickets are on sale at noon today (1/26).

Airing from 1993 - 1996 on Nickelodeon, The Adventures of Pete & Pete was one of the weirdest, funniest, coolest shows of the '90s. What will this event entail? Here's what the AV Club says:

The list of cast and crew attendees is still growing, but as of right now, the whole Wrigley clan (Michael Maronna, Danny Tamberelli, Judy Grafe, and Hardy Rawls) are confirmed, as are Ellen (Alison Fanelli) and Artie (Toby Huss). The show's creators Chris Viscardi and Will McRobb will be there, as will writer and director Katherine Dieckmann.

Earlier this year, some of the cast re-united in Los Angeles at Cinefamily, for a sold-out event that streamed live online. That was so much fun that we decided to help make this happen at least one more time-Chicago, watch your calendars-for all longtime blowholes and scab-biters. The A.V. Club's reviews of The Adventures Of Pete And Pete have brought together old cast and crew members, so this just seemed like a natural next step.

Maybe Steve Buscemi, who played Ellen's father, will show up? Who can say. One thing we do know is Polaris won't be there to perform the super-catchy theme song. The band, which featured Miracle Legion's Mark Mulcahy, existed only for the purposes of the show and never played live to my knowledge.

But being Bowery Ballroom you'd expect some live music, right? The show featured tons of indie rock on the soundtrack (Magnetic Fields were all over this show) and featured on-camera cameos from such musicians as Michael Stipe, Juliana Hatfield, Syd Straw, Marshal Crenshaw, Iggy Pop and Debbie Harry. And Danny Tamberelli (Little Pete) is now a musician himself, fronting the band Jounce, so maybe that's a possibility? Sounds like a fun event in any case. Pipe!

Click through for a few classic Pete & Pete clips:

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