Santa, dreidels, the inspiring austerity of a Festivus pole—these holiday symbols and practices are all well and good, but if there’s one truly shared, universal holiday tradition, it’s food. And if there’s one thing we forget amidst the holiday hullabaloo, it’s that food is hilarious when you sing about it. Just hearken back to the SNL days of Dana Carvey “Choppin Broccoli” or Adam Sandler serenading Chris Farley’s Lunch Lady. It only makes sense that Jukebox, the live, monthly karaoke/storytelling/comedy event at Union Hall where everyone involved gives a performance based on a song, then gives the karaoke version of the song, has made this month’s theme, Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom. The lineup includes always funny comic Dave Rees and Mamrie Hart among others, so there’s a good chance food song comedy magic will strike more than once. Grab a ticket and dig in!
The world is awash in recipes and restaurant reviews, celebrity chefs and cooking smackdowns, but for substantial discussions about food culture, The Food Book Fair fills a serious niche in the food world. From April 25-27, the fair returns to The Wythe Hotel with creative panels and parties like the Food Book Slam, where our favorite […]
Mon April 21, 2014If you’ve ever been out to dinner with a teacher, particularly a New York City public school teacher, then you know that their hours in the classroom are storytelling gold, from unruly students to irascible administrators. The long-form fans at Narratively produce a variety of stories around a theme each week, and […]
Our pal Tom Shillue has been showing up on The Tonight Show on a semi-regular basis as part of Jimmy Fallon’s barbershop quartet, and some of his buddies from the show are starting to be regulars on Funny Story at Brooklyn Brewery. Take Dion Flynn for example–he’s their go-to Barack Obama, and a regular player […]
Wed April 16, 2014If shooting shuffleboard at the Royal Palms has given you a taste for geriatric gaming, be sure to expand your repertoire by swinging through on Wednesday to check out weekly bingo night. Don’t worry, this isn’t your typical stuffy church basement affair—it’s hosted by Linda Simpson and Murray Hill, celebrity drag personalities […]
Mon April 21, 2014Ok, last weekend proved that we are almost, almost out of the vortex, and it’s time to shift focus to nice, outdoor things, like picnics, bbqs, pig roasts and seafood boils. To get your first taste of that last one this season, buy your ticket now for the annual backyard clam boil […]