Throughout the middle part of the 20th century, comedians like Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Joan Rivers, Woody Allen, and Bill Cosby shared stage time with folk musicians, Beat poets, and activists in the basement bars and coffeehouses of Greenwich Village. The Improv Comedy Club, founded in 1963 i ... More >>
Migrating Forms moves to BAM for the first time
Better Than: Sobbing silently while watching the club performance scene in Purple Rain on your couch for the 25th time this week... not that there's anything wrong with that. The stage was bigger, the venue more prestigious, and the atmosphere gave off a more purple hue. But then this was a Prince ... More >>
On Rosie O'Donnell's show on OWN, Sandra Bernhard appeared. Must have been lesbian comic night. And Sandra said something to the effect that Whitney Houston's demise stemmed from an inability to accept her sexuality and the weirdness that resulted from that.
Face it. She did fine at the Super Bowl. She led us through a pop-culture carnival involving gladiators, acrobats, cheerleaders, guest stars, lip-synching, a stumble, and a Wicked Witch of the West exit, followed by the rousing message of "Buy My Album," I mean, "World Peace." (And after she fero ... More >>
On Howard Stern's show, mouthy comic Sandra Bernhard admitted that she turned down the role of Miranda on Sex and the City. Batshit crazy? No, hold on people, hear out her reasons. For one thing, she says, the script was absolutely horrible.
"Y'all know about the seven spiders of hip-hop?" Yep, we're in weirdo rap territory with Lakutis's debut mixtape I'm In The Forest. That query comes from the title track, a song full of somewhat naturalistic images and pop culture references bookended by the droning chant, "I'm in the forest/ I'm in ... More >>
Lauren AmbroseNo one can play Fanny Brice in Funny Girl except Barbra Streisand, who plays it every time her immortal performance turns up when the movie shows. Her fiery, hilarious, heartbreaking force-of-nature genius in the role looms over anyone else daring to come near it, spewing a gia ... More >>
Photo by Mindy TuckerLizz Winstead is a wee bit tired. She's been traveling since June 14 with her "Planned Parenthood, I'm Here For You!" Comedy Tour, which has spanned 12 cities and 10 states. Plus she's been working on her upcoming book, out in June of 2012. All this activity "does energiz ... More >>
Today's batch of femme joke hurlers are a smart and sassy gaggle of politically incorrect yet ultimately liberating beauties. Your fave from these choices? *Joan Rivers Hilarious, scathing, on target, and up to date, she makes me wet myself every time. *Wanda Sykes A sassy motor mouth a ... More >>
Valiant Sandra Bernhard, curious Mickey Rourke, and simply Divine
This week in the Voice: It's the preview issue for our 4Knots Music Festival, set to take place July 16 at South Street Seaport! Maura Johnston previews the lineup, which includes the Black Angels, Titus Andronicus, Oberhofer, Eleanor Friedberger, Mr. Dream, and Davila 666. She also muses on ... More >>
It's been a while since I rammed some tidbits of gossip down your throats and then made foie gras out of it. So the time is nigh! Click here for my new column, in which I dish on everyone from Ben Affleck to Sandra Bernhard--and yes, those are two different people. Plus Selena Gomez, Micke ... More >>
Bye, KatieMichael Becker / FOX "Carmina Burana" is supposed to signal just how intense they wish the show would be tonight. Yes, there are two people getting kicked off, but otherwise there's a performance from Season 7's serial false-starting nanny Brooke White, and Adam Lambert--who was ne ... More >>
Let's Twitter-stalk Justin Bond, shall we?
You know you're a NYer when . . . you recognize locations in these movies. Ba da bum.
What does it take to be a female comic nowadays? Oh, I don't know--a mouth like a chainsaw, a wit like a pickaxe, and no fear whatsoever of libel. The most prominent funny ladies in the business right now are political-correctness shatterers who dare to say outrageous things (Sarah Silverman, Lisa L ... More >>
Sass wins everyone over
Over the past week Wall Street slid further into socialism with a federal takeover of AIG, an SEC ban against short-selling, a speedy court-approved sell-off of newly-bankrupt Lehman Brothers assets, and other extraordinary events. We must give some credit for consistency to those rightbloggers wh ... More >>
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