If you weren’t lucky enough to grab tickets to Reggie Watts’s now sold-out show at Glasslands, don’t think you’ve missed out on the best comedy on offer this week, because there’s more than enough to go around. Personally, this Monday’s edition of Night Train with Wyatt Cynac at Littlefield can’t come soon enough for me—with a musical guest spot by indie rock heavyweight Mike Doughty, it might be tempting to breeze past the main comedy portion of the night. Except that, in addition to former Daily Show-er Cynac, this week features longtime comedy legend Jackie Kashian, and up-and-comer Mike Lawrence, whose appearances on Marc Maron’s WTF have been so equally hilarious and riveting that I can’t remember a comedian I’ve looked forward to seeing for the first time more. Also on offer Monday night is the always great Dive Comedy at Freddy’s. Cohost Brooke Van Poppelen has been generating some recent heat after being named one of Esquire Magazine’s ‘Best New Standups of 2012’ , and her partner Guilia Rozzi, a Moth Grand Slam Champion, is no slouch either. Either show is a safe bet to putting the pain of the start of a new workweek behind you.–V.R.
The Crown Heights restaurant scene these days seems to be a constant tug-of-war between the slew of trendy New American hotspots and the many longstanding Caribbean hole-in-the-walls (spoiler alert: there’s a lot more of the former opening, and a lot of the latter closing). But in all the ballyhoo about the rapidly changing face of Franklin Avenue and […]
The Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum (the last hurrah before the museum moves downtown) is four floors of surprises and astonishing sights. The artist is quoted in the museum’s family guide as saying, “If you follow your own interests, it can take you to a very magical place.” And with the blink of […]
We’re excited, and a little sad, to announce the fourth and final Brooklyn Based-Brooklyn Brewery Immersion of 2014: Saturday, Oct. 11 in Prospect Heights. It’s been an excellent Immersion season, drinking and eating our way through the South Slope, Greenpoint and Bushwick, and we can’t wait to spend the day hanging out on Vanderbilt Avenue. […]
It’s not just high-profile albums that are dropping this fall–there are more than a few memoirs from and biographies of musicians coming out this fall. We’ve tallied 16 and counting here. With the success of critically-acclaimed books by Patti Smith and Keith Richards, there have been plenty of recent tomes from from and about artists […]
Famous Nathan, a recent documentary by Lloyd Handwerker explores the history of a very special restaurant: a little family-owned hot dog joint on the Coney Island boardwalk. Founded in 1916 by a hardworking Jewish immigrant named Nathan Handwerker (the director’s grandfather) Nathan’s Famous was a neighborhood hub throughout much of the twentieth century, flourishing even […]