Neko Case talking with Bobcat Goldthwait at Greene Space after Apollo show (win tix)
Neko Case will be in NYC this Friday (12/4) for a show at The Apollo, which was weirdly relocated from original location, Brooklyn Masonic Temple. A few tickets are still available. Speaking of weird, a couple days after her Apollo show, Neko will be discussing her new vinyl box set, Truckdriver, Gladiator, Mule, at WNYC's Greene Space on Sunday (12/6) with... Bobcat Golthwait? It's true, the pair have been Twitter friends for some time and will finally do some IRL gabbing, also discussing Goldthwait's new documentary Call Me Lucky. Tickets are on sale but we're also giving a pair away. Enter to win, below.
Golthwait, a comedian best known for the Police Academy movies and setting fire to Jay Leno's chair, is also a talented filmmaker, having made dark cult classic Shakes the Clown in 1991, World's Greatest Dad in 2009 and has been behind the camera for Marc Maron's IFC series. Call Me Lucky is about comedian-turned-activist Barry Crimmins:
Call Me Lucky is the inspiring, triumphant and wickedly funny portrait of one of comedy's most enigmatic and important figures: Barry Crimmins. The beer-swilling, politically outspoken and whip-smart comic whose efforts in the 70s and 80s fostered the talents of the next generation of standup comedians. But beneath Crimmins' gruff, hard-drinking, curmudgeonly persona lay an undercurrent of rage stemming from his long-suppressed and horrific abuse as a child - a rage that eventually found its way out of the comedy clubs and television shows and into the political arena.
Directed by Bobcat Goldthwait, Call Me Lucky bravely tells Crimmins' incredible story of transformation from a rage-fueled funnyman into an acclaimed proponent of justice who personified the healing power of comedy.
You can watch the trailer for Call Me Lucky below and the film is streaming on Netlfix and a variety of on-demand platforms.