Live comedy is a talky genre, but this week's Cheap Laughs features an unusually chatty bunch of shows. The NYC PodFest takes over the Lower East Side this weekend, bringing you the best audio over-sharers in the city. Lewis Black (a.k.a. the Picasso of Ranting) and Radiolab's storyteller-in-chief J ... More >>
Whether you first saw Mac Lethal serving sucker MCs at Scribble Jam, fiercely and independently touring with his Black Clover Records imprint or rapping while flipping pancakes, chances are some time in the past decade he's entranced and entertained you. Mac's invading a new medium this week with th ... More >>
I talk to her about her method, spank you very much
"She's fuckin' nuts!" declared Kathy Griffin at last week's Larry King event put on by the Friars. "She'll cut you!" The Sheraton shindig was supposed to be a tribute to Larry, but thankfully some roast-like moments like that snuck in.
New York Comedy Festival tortures us
Wondering what deep-fried monstrosity won the "most creative" category at the Texas State Fair this year? Fried bubble gum. [Time] Brooklyn native Colin Quinn will be a judge at this year's Vendy Awards, alongside CNN's Kat Kinsman and New York Times columnist John T. Edge. [Gothamist] A nu ... More >>
This week's column has my invigorating talks with various award nominees who sparkled up the Broadway season. Here are some extra tidbits from the stars: How did Mark Rylance (above), the volcanic actor who's Tony nominated for Jerusalem, feel about not also being nominated for his perform ... More >>
I have something in common with funnyman Colin Quinn, whom you know from Saturday Night Live and movies like Grown Ups. We both had a heinous experience with the theater 45-Bleecker, where I was supposed to produce a show last year and Colin actually opened one. The sleazy "Owner/Creative D ... More >>
As you know, my fantasy of being a middle-range producer hit a tiny snag when the show I'm co-producing--Perfect Harmony--was literally locked out of the theater, 45 Bleecker, last week. The place was on lockdown because of a fiery dispute between the landlord and the guy renting it, who app ... More >>
The show I'm producing was all set to open this Sunday at 45 Bleecker. I'd assumed it was a reputable theater, since a hit one-man show played there last year and this year, no less than Jerry Seinfeld directed Colin Quinn there in a show that's now heading to Broadway.
Jerry Seinfeld directs Colin Quinn's solo show
Long Story Short offers an amusing tour of world events
The Addams Family: ghoulish turns into goulash. Get it?At least other nightlife isn't such torture.
Today in the Post: Jaywalking! Threat or menace? (Well, WCBS already scooped them on the dangers of holiday shopping, so they had to go with this.) They find New Yorkers continuing to walk against lights even after the recent, gruesome pinning under a bus of jaywalker Lolaa Alrashied. "That ... More >>