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.
In today’s email we traveled back to the summer of 1951 when ditch weed grew wild in the empty lots of New York, and the authorities rounded it up and carted it away by the truckload. That story came to light when the archivists at Brooklyn Public Library digitized the Brooklyn Eagle, a daily newspaper […]
In the summer of 1951, New York City was consumed by two things: weed and who would face the Yankees in the ’51 World Series–the Brooklyn Dodgers or the New York Giants. Bobby Thomson was just weeks away from hitting the “Shot Heard Round the World” that would win the National League pennant for the […]
Fans who love their pop music served up with a dose of electronica and ’60s British influence should clear their calendars for the next couple weeks, because there are a number of great acts coming to town. First up is Brooklyn’s own Shy Hunters, who will be performing at Union Pool next week to mark […]
Thinking about ditching your monthly cable bill? Have a Roku, but wondering if there’s something better out there? With Amazon’s recent introduction of Fire TV, a little black box that allows you to stream video, listen to music and even play games, there are now enough players in the $99-device-that-will-free-you-from-cable market for it to become crowded and […]