Monday, October 31, 2005

Chicks n Giggles November 1st

November 1st is All Saints Day and even more important tomorrow is Tuesday, so get ready to laugh loudly and often at Chicks and Giggles. The best news is that our co-producer and number one chuckle maker, Carolyn Castiglia, will be back hosting the show! Come and welcome Carolyn back among the chicks as this will be her first time hosting after giving birth to the adorable Adriana.

Where: MO PITKINS (34 Avenue A between 2nd and 3rd Streets)
When: 7:30PM
Wow: FREE!

The Line-UP:

Jackie Cohen (Tough Crowd)

Katina Corrao (Caroline's)

Susannah Perlman (Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad)

Molly Reisner ($1 Room)

Jenny Rubin (Gotham)

Becky Yamamoto (Welcome to Our Week)

Jodi Young (Stand Up New York)

Hosted by our very own Carolyn Castiglia

Friday, October 28, 2005

Susie Felber's shows

Here are some of Susie Felber's upcoming shows. I'm gonna be taking a break from going to way too freaking many comedy shows, and hopefully a break from going out at all, to try to get this thing I like to think of as a writing career (not to mention a LIFE) going. It's been a bit stalled so November it'll be Laugh Lounge, the Rejection Show on the 15th and maybe the $1 Room, but I'll still be posting stuff here, just gotta try to get some work done and kinda find some new social scenes than the whole comedy world. That, and I'm having my own comedy show/birthday party which should be super fun.

Wednesday, November 2nd
"The Jimmy Kimmel Live! Audition Showcase"
Laugh Lounge   
151 Essex St
RESERVATIONS: 212-614-2500
(Please say you are coming to see Susie Felber)

8:00pm - doors
8:30pm - showtime
$5.00 cover, two-drink minimum

YOUR MC: Craig Baldo ("Premium Blend," Montreal Comedy Festival)

* Josh Comers (Comedy Central's Laff Riots)
* Dan Cronin ("Premium Blend," "Late Night w/ Conan O'Brien")
* Chris DeLuca (writer for "The Late Late Show w/ Craig Kilborn," VH1's "Best Week Ever")
* Andres DuBouchet (Backstage's "10 Stand Out Stand Ups Worth Watching," Time Out NY's "Best Comedian in NYC")
* Ritch Duncan (writer, "Tough Crowd w/ Colin Quinn," editor Jest magazine)
* Ophira Eisenberg ("Premium Blend," her own half hour special in Canada)
* Susie Felber (MTV2, Conan sketch player, US Weekly’s Fashion Police)
* Todd Levin ("Premium Blend")
* Liam McEneaney ("Premium Blend," "Best Week Ever")
* Rob Paravonian (Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," touring headliner)
* Victor Varnado ("Premium Blend," "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," the Eddie Murphy movie "Pluto Nash")

AND HEADLINER Tom Shillue, from "Late Night w/ Conan O'Brien" and a "Comedy Central Presents" 1/2-hour special

Monday, Nov 7

Name:  “Tell Your Friends” Comedy show
Location: Lolita Bar, Downstairs
Address: 266 Broome St., off of Allen St.
City/State: New York, NY

Price:  FREE
Start: 8:00 PM

WITH YOUR MC - Susie Felber

* Brian Kiley, a writer for "Late Night w/ Conan O'Brien" who has done stand-up on "Late Night" and "The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno"
* Damion Sammarco, the former co-host/producer of The Tuesday Night Train Wreck (which ran for 7 years)
* Todd Hanson, a writer for The Onion
* Liam McEneaney, from "Premium Blend" and VH1's "Best Week Ever"
* Andy Blitz, a writer for "Late Night w/ Conan O'Brien" who has appeared on "Late Night" and "Late Friday" and "Premium Blend"
* The Hazzards, a glockenspiel/ukelele-driven band who have appeared on Comedy Central's "Out on the Edge" hosted by Alan Cumming, and on Comedy Central's "The World Stands Up." Their video "Gay Boyfriend" was an Internet sensation, getting over one million downloads in its first three months live on the InterWeb.  
* Time Out New York called it a "DON'T MISS" twice now, and said: "With a slew of talented stand-ups . . . and folk-rock duo 'A Brief View of the Hudson,' Liam McEneaney's new show—and 'workout comedy room'—is sure to please."
* The NY Daily News made it a Monday pick of the day.
* AM New York put it in their "Best Bets" section.

It’s a FREE show at a cool bar with a great lineup.  Come on down.  266 Broome St., off of Allen St. Take the F train to Delancey St
Tuesday, November 8th

“Morrison Motel” a comedy show @ Cornelia Street Cafe

8:30 PM

Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street, between Bleecker and West 4th. A,C,E,B,D,F & V trains to West 4th. 1 train to Christopher St. 

(212) 989-9319 for reservations. 8:30 pm. $5 cover, $6 drink minimum.

Larry Bailey hosts TBD, Jane Condon, Harry Terjanian, Mike Cotayo, Lauren Rochelle, Tony Spin, John Morrison and Susie Felber.

Friday, November 11th

“Hot Tub” a wet comedy jubilee Hosted by Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler

9:30 p.m.

The PIT 154 W. 29th St. btw 6th and 7th Ave.

212-563-7488 for reservations

What is Hot Tub?  Hot Tub is the best variety show in the city, nominated for ECNY Best Variety Show in 2005 and featuring comedy, music, animal races, and yes, an actual hot tub.

Tuesday, Nov 15th

“Chicks & Giggles” a comedy show

Location: Mo Pitkins
Address: 34 Avenue A
City/State: New York, NY
Start: 7:30 PM
Price:  FREE

All-female FREE comedy revue, now at the smoking hot venue known as Mo Pitkins House of Satisfaction. 

Don't Miss Variety SHAC on Tuesday!


8:30 sharp
Back room of Galapagos, 70 N. 6th St. (L to Bedford)

The Variety Shac is a live monthly show produced by musician Shonali Bhowmik, and comedians Andrea Rosen, Chelsea Peretti and Heather Lawless. Each show features live music and live comedy as well as special guest appearances. A new SHAC short film is premiered each month, and then put online.


STRAWBERRY FLOATBOATS (Shac theme songsters)
MICHAEL SHOWALTER (Stella, The Baxter)
AD MILES (Wet Hot American Summer)

50 hilarious giftbags (provided by MiaMarketing) will be distributed on this momentous occasion. That means there will be 50-100 people who will walk with only their memories.

Instead of fake merchandise, like that featured on our website, we will have actual shirts on sale, featuring the art of R. Land.

Arrive early to get a seat.

8:30 sharp
Back room of Galapagos, 70 N. 6th St. (L to Bedford)

Thursday, October 27, 2005

I don't even know that many people

Omg! At press time, Aziz Ansari had 650 (!!!) friends on MySpace WOW.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Non-Stop Rock Block at The Pit


New York, October 26, 2005 – Due to popular demand, one more performance
of “Non-Stop Rock Block” has been added at The Peoples Improv Theater.
“Non-Stop Rock Block” brings the best comedic rockers in New York City
together to take the stage, and present a concert of epic proportions. The
event will take place Saturday, November 5th at 11:00pm.

Hosted by Becky Poole (Stickerbook, MEAT), the PIT stage will be rocked by
acts including: Kimmy Gatewood (Best Musical Act 2004, Time Out NY); Rob
Paravonian (K-Rock, Premium Blend); The Bitter Poet; Shayna Ferm
(Fearsome); Sue Pearse; and a performance by Hobbit rappers Lords of the
Rhymes (Village Voice Best of New York).

Becky Poole plays the saw in the comedy/music duo, Becky & Noelle. This
past summer she was in, "I'm Gonna Kill the President: A Federal Offense!"
at Performance Space 122 in NYC. She has done voice-over work for Noggin
Network, The N, short animations, First Time Caller, and is the Comfort
Specialist for the Rejection Line.

The Peoples Improv Theater is home to the Best Comedy Classes in New York
City (New York Magazine), and NYC’s Best Improv Group (Big Black Car, 2005
ECNYs). Improv, sketch comedy, stand-up, and comedic theater shows are
presented nightly.

For more information on this, and other shows at the theater, please check

WHAT: Non-Stop Rock Block
WHEN: Saturday, November 5 @ 11:00pm
WHERE: The Peoples Improv Theater, 154 W. 29th St. (btwn. 6th and 7th Aves.)
TICKETS: $8, available at the door; industry comps available upon request.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Brutal Googling

From Lianne Stokes

I just googled all of you and boy are my arms tired. OOOHHHH! Not

This month's topic: GOOGLE WARS/ ADDICTIONS and more. As CC say's
"Seek and you shall find your exes." Or.. more.

Dishing and divulging on their GOOGLE ADVENTURES are:


Claudia Cogan (Co-host, Million $ Bash, Supreme Offering)

Jenny Rubin (The Social, Chicks & Giggles)

Laura Mannino (Minty Fresh)

and Sara Aloco (of the sketch show Calanderize!)I think I spelled that wrong.


Monday, October 24, 2005

See Rachel Sklar tonight!

From Fishbowl-er Rachel Sklar:

WHAT: "Weekly Review" -- New York's ONLY Musical Comedy News Show!*

WHEN: Tonight!! 7 pm. Oy, I'm plotzing. No, make that kvelling.

WHERE: Caroline's Comedy Club, Broadway btwn 49th & 50th

WHO: A bunch of very talented performers, all of whom are professionals except for your truly, so please clap a little louder for me out of pity.

WHY: Because the Bush Administration exists to be mocked in song. Duh. 

HOW:  Through sheer dint of hard work, plus our musical director writing about a gazillion original songs, plus fun parodies of all your favorites, or at least some of them. Three, to be exact.  

HOW MUCH: Equally germane. Call the Caroline's box office at 212-757-4100 and reserve tickets at $5 apiece (a bargain for all the singing and dancing you're about to enjoy!). Seriously, call first because they might be sticky and charge you more at the door. But if they do kick up a fuss and loudly proclaim "I'm a LAWYER, you know" because that usually works, and also makes people like you.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Million Dollar Bash this Sunday!

Hey everyone, time to cash in...


The freewheeling variety show that's also a party. Co-hosts Claudia
Cogan (me, your friend) and Liam McEneaney celebrate each Sunday with
a comedy-variety show to start your week in style.

This week's theme bash: Slumber Party!! We'll be giggling the night
away prank calling all our crushes, caller ID be damned.

Our million dollar line-up:
- Rob Paravonian
- Kristen Schaal
- Aubrey Tennant
- The Wicked Wicked Hammerkatz

Sunday, October 23rd
@ Rififi
332 East 11th between First and Second Avenues
No cover; one-drink minimum—though more booze really couldn't hurt!

Friday, October 21, 2005

November 15th Rejection Show lineup

The Rejection Show
Performance Space 122
150 1st Avenue at 9th St.
or call or visit the P.S. 122 box office at (212) 477-5288
Featuring the rejections of:

ARTHUR JONES (whose website is, fyi, click on it to see the madness)


And as always more fun rejection surprises!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Bar Mitzvah Disco November 30th at Makor

DJ! Dancing! It’s a Bar Mitzvah!

Roger Bennett, Jordan Carlos, Eric Drysdale, Peter Hyman, Jessi Klein, Nick Kroll and Jules Shell

Journey with the authors of Bar Mitzvah Disco back to a time when there were DJs like Rick from Music King in Columbus, Ohio, who made Kenny G seem cool. Hear stories of boys and girls sporting savage haircuts, forced not only to deal with crushes but also to expose them to their families. Recall a time of unabashed materialism, all lived with an insufficient dose of irony.

Tickets are $12 in advance; $15 at the door.

At Makor, click link above for info.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Speaking of Welcome to Our Week

Tomorrow's lineup, straight from Mr. Nicholas Kroll:

Hey, how's it going? Really? Awesome! Come see our show this week.

bobby tisdale - he's the co-host of the indomitable "invite them up"
and is a regular tv writer/performer/southerner

becky yamamoto - she's the host of the super show 'brutal honesty' and
is also host to a number of great characters

wilmer abrieu - a wtow first timer! he's a rapper, filmmaker and a
real young go-getter

dan allen - he's appeared on comedy central's premium blend, he's very
funny and even taller than before


Welcome to Our Week
Thursday, October 20th 8PM SHARP
Rififi (cinema classics)
332 E11th st (btwn 1st and 2nds aves)
1 drink minimum

check out the newly redesigned website -! (Haven't seen this yet in full but it looks hilarious - bar and bat mitzvah photos!)

November 1st Variety Shac will have giftbags!

Okay, November 1st is fast approaching, and you know what that means (or if you don't, I'll tell you) - VARIETY SHAC! And...word has it, there will be giftbags. After feeling like a total fool for missing the cupcakes on sale at the last one, I'm not missing this one, especially since Andrea Rosen very sweetly told me last night that the girls were thinking of my cupcake obsession when they made them. And, I must say, lots of stellar talent onstage last night at The Rejection Show (including Adam Wade's repeat showing of his Blind Date audition tape, which apparently Mr. Friedman smuggled out of the studios just for him), but Ms. Rosen really stole the show with her awesome rendition of this racist, giggly, clueless girl who auditioned for Chelsea Peretti's TV-show-that-never-was, Minority Rules. Also, Nick Kroll gave us the rundown on being Andy Roddick's mojo, and even wore the t-shirt. I realized that I have not been to Welcome to Our Week in ages, since Jessi left. Must go back, if only for Kroll's giggles. Those were the highlights for me. Next month also has a great lineup, including Morgan and Michael of Overheard in New York.

Non-Partisan Comedy October 26th

Wednesday, October 26th
8:30pm (doors @ 8:00 - get there early!)
@ The Laugh Lounge
151 Essex Street
(between Stanton & Rivington on the Lower East Side)
$10, 2 drink minimum

Hosted by political humorist Andy Borowitz (CNN, NPR,, this show will feature
downtown's hottest comics - both liberal and
conservative - waxing comedic on the events of the
day. If laughter were votes, this show would win in a


Andy Borowitz (CNN, NPR,

Dean Obeidallah ("20/20", CNN's "Inside the Middle East", Air America

Aziz Ansari (Comedy Central's "Premium Blend")

Tom Shillue ("Comedy Central Presents")

David Rees (author of the comic strip "Get Your War
On" - monthly in Rolling Stone)

The Eureka Non-Partisan Comedy Show is part of the
Eureka International Film Festival, a non-partisan
political film festival running at Anthology Film
Archives from October 23rd-30th.

More info is available at

Monday, October 17, 2005

Fearsome Comedy

I've been on a little hiatus from comedy-going/blogging, but am going to try to return to it...hitting up The Not-to-be-missed Rejection Show (Q&A Edition) tomorrow. The rest of these are just FYIs:


October 2005 (New York, NY) Celebrated, alternative sketch comedy group,
FEARSOME, premieres their all new show at The P.I.T. (The People's Improv

Opening November 4th at 8pm for a six week, Friday night run, FEARSOME
an hour of their signature fast-paced and unabashed comedy. Leaving the
traditional "sketch, blackout, sketch" formula, they seamlessly melt scene
into scene for a continuous stream of relentless and daring comedy. Fluid
and fierce,
FEARSOME shows are unlike anything else on the sketch scene.

"By the end of a FEARSOME show, the air is crackling with excitement and the
walls are
echoing with laughter."
-Adrienne Cea,

November 4, 11 & 18
December 2, 9 & 16
8:00 pm / $8 / BYOB
@ The P.I.T.
154 W. 29th Street, NYC
For tickets, go to:

Nominated for Best Sketch Group (Emerging Comics of New York Awards 2005)

Winner of "The Vital Funny" Sketch Competition 2004

Official participants of Chicago Sketchfest 2005; Sketchfest NYC 2005; and
Best of the Best Sketchfest 2005

Fearsome is created, written and performed by:
Katherine Bryant, Shayna Ferm, Alex Goldberg, Jaime Hayes, Chris O'Connor
and Dan Zalevsky.

For more information, please visit

Friday, October 14, 2005

Best Potty-Mouthed, Guitar-Slinging Comedian

I wrote about NYC's "Best Potty-Mouthed, Guitar-Slinging Comedian" in this year's Village Voice Best of issue

Monday, October 10, 2005

Seeds of Peace comedy benefit show

Seeds of Peace's Stand for Peace comedy benefit at 8 pm on Thursday, October 27th, 2005 at Gotham Comedy Club's NEW
locale- 208 WEST 23RD BETWEEN 7TH AND 8TH. $30 in ADVANCE and $40 at the door: Contact: or or 212.573-8040 ask for Susie for tix.

David Wain (Comedy Central, Wet Hot American Summer) hosts Susie Essman (HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm), Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (Conan, SNL), Greg Giraldo (Comedy Central, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn), Caroline Rhea (The Caroline Rhea Show), Demetri Martin (Conan writer, Perrier winner, Carson Daly), Dean Obedeillah (SNL, CNN), Aziz
Ansari (ECNY- Best Stand Up, Premium Blend) and Catie Lazarus (AMC, ECNY- Best Comedy Writer) and teenagers from the Middle East will speak. Plus we have fun auction items ranging from a meal with Jim Norton and Colin Quinn to VIP tix and paraphernalia from The Daily Show, SNL, Conan, and Letterman and autographed DVD's from CD's from David Cross, autographed book Embedded from The Onion and autographed book In America from The Daily Show, cd's and DVD's from Comedy Central, JDUB records and Miramax. The show will be taped as part of Comedy for Peace.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Laura Mannino's gigs

Laura Mannino sent me her latest gig info:

Saturday, October 8 @ 8 PM
An official NYC Underground Comedy Festival event
The World Famous Laugh Factory
303 W. 42nd St (entrance at 8th Ave)
For reservations: 212-586-7829
$5 + 2 drinks
featuring Michelle Buteau, Carolyn Castiglia, Shawn
Hollenbach, Matt McCarthy, Laura Mannino, Kevin
Murphy, Jenny Rubin, the feared WHEEL OF DEATH and
hosted by Theron Steiner.


I'm hosting the premiere of CHICKS & GIGGLES at its
new spot, Mo Pitkins!
Tuesday, October 11 @ 7:30 PM
Mo Pitkins
34 Avenue a b/t E. 2nd & 3rd Sts

Wednesday, October 19 @ 9 PM
Sin Sin Lounge
248 East 5th Street @ 2nd Ave

Don't miss the premiere of Mintyfresh's first "Coming
Out" story series. I don't have coming out story to
share but I'll be part of Minty's first "Day in the
Life Of..." improv segment.
Thursday, October 20 @ 8 PM
The Tank at Chashama
208 West 37th Street b/t 7th & 8th Aves

Monday, October 24 @ 8 PM
Pete's Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street
Williamsburg, Bklyn

Wednesday, October 26 @ 9:30 PM
Otto's Shrunken Head
538 E. 14th Street b/t 1st ave & Ave A

Thursday, October 27 @ 9:30 PM
The Manhattan Comedy Collective presents
Juvie Hall at The Gene Frankel Theater
24 Bond St b/t Bowery & Lafayette
*or to check MCC's "The Big Bang" buy $7 ticket
(incl.1 free drink ticket) and see all MCC shows that
night starting at 7PM including "Still Standing."

Variety Shac bake sale video!

And I get to post it (and have it be relevant) on all 3 of my blogs! Sadly, I missed Variety Shac on Tuesday due to sheer exhaustion. Extra sad because they had cupcakes for sale! But you can watch this short video called "Bake Sale" that captures some of the hilarity of Shonali, Heather, Andrea and Chelsea.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Sweet Paprika, Friday October 7th

From the ladies of Sweet Paprika

We were just in rehab.  But lucky for us, and for you, we
fell of the wagon and we are back!  For just one night!

That's right fans, friends, and others who were drunk and put their
name on our mailing list,
Although we are currently on hiatus as we search for a new home for
our weekly show, this Friday we will be making a splashy and special
Sweet Paprika appearance at the Laugh Factory as part of the NY
Underground Comedy Festival!

It's a venue that used to be a porn theater!  Hurrah!

The ingredients of this Friday's dizzyingly delicious Sweet Paprika
cocktail include:

Rena Zager: packs a punch in just a few ounces!

Bryan Olsen: he's our Boston shaker!

Erin Foley: mixes well with everything!

Amanda Melson: much like vermouth, things are so much better when you
have her around!

Susan Prekel: talk about distilled hilarity!

Ron Poole: the comedic version of methyl alcohol!

And of course, your enablers, Allison and Ophira!  They don't fall,
they stumble.

Friday October 7th

as part of the:

NY Underground Comedy Festival

8:30pm  $7

@ The Laugh Factory - Theatre on the 3rd Floor

303 West 42nd Street @ 8th Ave.

Subways: A,C,E,N,R,W,Q,1,2,3,S,7 To Times Square

Okay - that's a lot of subways - so now you have no excuse.

"Why Not To Send a Comedian Hate Mail"

Eugene Mirman's blogging at The Village Voice is getting funnier and funnier. Check out his latest, Why Not To Send a Comedian Hate Mail

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Aziz Ansari Isn't Fucking Around Anymore

From Aziz Ansari - wish I could make it Saturday but I'm doing a reading.

Hello Mailing List,

Wanted to fill you on some October shows. First off, I'm doing a very
special show this Saturday at the UCB Theatre called "Aziz Ansari Isn't
Fucking Around Anymore." Its 30 minutes of my newest standup, bits, and
more! Its part of the NY Underground Comedy Festival. Reserve it up!

Aziz Ansari Isn't Fucking Around Anymore.
Saturday, October 8th, 7:30 pm, $5
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
307 West 26th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue
Phone: 212-366-9176

Make reservations here

I've also posted two new videos on The first is
"Shittiest Mixtape Boombox Blast" and it was done to fulfill a bet made at
a Crash Test show a few weeks back. The other is Episode 2.5 of
"Shutterbugs." Rob had some committments in LA and we weren't able to
crank out Episode 3, but have no fear 'Bugs fans - it'll be out in late
October. Episode 2.5 should hold you over though.

Other than that, come check out Crash Test on Mondays at 11 at UCB. The
show is still free and I have some great lineups planned. Check for up to date schedules.

Make reservations here

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Andres du Bouchet in Naked Trampoline Hamlet

Andres du Bouchet
Originally uploaded by rkb1.
From a press release:

Off-beat and inventive comedian Andres du Bouchet has written a variety of very odd monologues. He will be presenting a more-cohesive-than-usual collection of his kooky soliloquies, including the provocatively titled Naked
Trampoline Hamlet, making it a one man show of sorts. Performances will be held at Under St. Marks Theater on Wednesdays, October 5th, 12th and 19th at 8:00 PM.

Under St. Marks
94 St Marks Place
$10 ($7 students)
Tix available at 212-868-4444 on, or at the door

Vist for more info.

Todd Levin's funny letter to his mom

Read it and feel sorry for his mom (jk!) at Fresh Yarn

October Comedy Pro Shop Lineups

Comedy Pro Shop updated from Elon James White of Brooklyn Comedy Company:

The Pro Shop will also be moving to a new time! The Pro Shop will be
kicking off at 7:45 as of October 16th! - which happens to be my b-day
folks. Presents please. Also means that the show starts during happy
hour! 2 for 1 drinks! Owww!


This coming Sunday we will kick off at regular time. And we will be
apart of the New York Underground Festival. The show will feature...

Lee Camp
Jeff Mac
Susan Prekel
Ritch Duncan
Sven Wechsler

Upcoming Shows

October 16 - Elon's Birthday (I think he just put that there so I will be lured into bringing cupcakes!)

Josh Spear
Logan Jacobsen
Jesse Joyce
Rachel Feinstein
Allison Castillo


October 23

Joe Devito
Josh Comers
Dan Newbower
Tom McCaffrey
Patrick Borelli


October 30

Dan Allen
Ophira Eisenberg
Chris Deluca
Rob Paravonian

Monday, October 03, 2005

Rob and Mark hate blogs #3

Rob and Mark hate blogs #3
Originally uploaded by rkb1.

Rob and Mark hate blogs #2

Rob and Mark hate blogs #2
Originally uploaded by rkb1.

Rob and Mark hate blogs #1

Rob and Mark hate blogs #1
Originally uploaded by rkb1.
Rob and Mark sang this song called something like "No One Wants To Read Your Blog," which was TOTALLY FUCKING HILARIOUS, and of course made me go click-click-click with my camera last weekend at Comedy Pro Shop, just so I could blog their hilarity. If you go see them, ask them to play this song.

Rob and Elon in hipster glasses

funny boys in hipster glasses
Originally uploaded by rkb1.
From last weekend's Comedy Pro Shop. Rob Paravonian and Elon James White act like hipsters. But they were just acting, really.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Rob Paravonian's last night hosting Comedy Pro Shop/November 2nd Laugh Lounge Event

I'm about to post some pics from last week's Comedy Pro Shop. I'd have gone tonight but was seriously laughed out from the Rififi insanity. But I am sad that tonight was the last night of Rob Paravonian hosting Pro Shop. I'm sure Elon will let us know what's gonna happen with it.

The good news is there's a cool show going on November 2nd, also from Rob:

November, 2 2005 at Super Amazing Showcase @ Laugh Lounge
151 Essex St., New York, NY 10002
Cost: $5

An amazing lineup of comics will appear in this showcase for Jimmy Kimmel Live! Many of the comics already have t.v. credits on Comedy Central, Conan O'Briend and others and are working towards getting their next set on t.v. The lineup includes: Ophira Eisenberg, Victor Varnado, Todd Levin, Dan Cronin, Andres duBouchet, Allison Castillo, Liam McEneaney, Chris Deluca, Susie Felber, me and more! I guarantee this is a show worth seeing! Reservations necessary: 212-614-2500

And the ECNY award for best heckler goes to...

All I have to say about tonight's Million Dollar Bash at Rififi is that it was totally hilarious. It was a small crowd and really one of those you had to be there moments, for the O'Debra Twins + Richard Marx impersonator onstage dancing and gyrating, and then this old woman walked in and was muttering to herself, and to everyone around her, telling us that the crowd was young, and she'd called ahead. What else happened? I'm hoping Liam doesn't break my kneecaps for sharing this, but Bob Powers brought up some of his bestselling self-help book ideas, Andres directed the audience to cheer, my friend Lori was the bachelorette of the night and got quite the bachelorette party, Becky and Noelle (?) sang songs a la Jen Wood/Tattle Tale, oh and Lori got a lap dance. I think that about covers it, I do have photos to share at some point too. The point is - come back on Sunday for the next Million Dollar Bash, 7 pm at Rififi, which is apparently booked EVERY NIGHT OF THE WEEK for comedy shows and hence is out for my birthday.

R Bar's NYC Underground Comedy Festival Show

I won't be there, but here's a Brooklyn show:

Ok this Thursday (October 6th) as part of the New York Underground Comedy Festival all the R-bar regulars will perform some crazy ass comedy under the BQE at 10:00. The show is free, the drinks will be cheep. And good times will be had. This is gonna be a real fun and good show, please come, please bring friends...

Brian Finkelstein hosts:

Victor Varnado from the Eddie Murphy movie "Pluto Nash," the Schwarzenegger movie "End of Days," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

Liam McEneaney, from Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" and VH1's "Best Week Ever"

Ritch Duncan from "Tough Crowd with Collin Quinn, Jest Magazine

Kimmy Gatewood, from Comedy Central's "Porn n' Chicken", and Chicago City Limits Main Stage

Charlie Sanders (the Buffoons, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, as well as Mike Dobbins, Chris Jurek, & more!

The R Bar in Willamsburg Brooklyn.
451 Graham Avenue (under the BQE @ Meeker)
Take the L train to Graham Avenue then walk down to Meeker
It's 6 blocks form the train- (metropolitan, conseylea, skillman, jackson, withers, frost, meeker)

(718) 286-6116

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Joe Devito's shows

I really don't know how people do so many shows. I sometimes wonder how people get onstage at all. I do readings, but I kinda hate it. Being onstage is not me at my finest, but I'm a writer, first and foremost, not a performer.

Anyway, just a prelude to Joe Devito's week full of shows, cause he and everyone else I link to here DO belong onstage:

Monday -- "The Big Sell" at Otto's Shrunken Head, 8:00. All comics who've worked in advertising.
Tuesday -- Giant Tuesday Night of etc, 8:00
Wed. -- Suddenly Stand-Up at the Duplex, 7:00. Then some magazine launch party at Laugh Factory at 9:30. Have you ever been there? They have plasma TVs all over the place, the stage looks like you're on a TV special.
Thurs -- "Best of..." at Jack Demsey's, 8:00. Some of our faves and me airing it out for a nice long set, whether the audience wants me to or not.


Mortified was AWESOME last night. I went with my mom and high school student stepbrother and we all laughed a lot. The 9-year-old business letters from Chanel were really amazing. What a rockin' show. Hint to all attending in the future - make a reservation. We almost didn't get in. Kudos to Giulia for another fabulous lineup. But...I would like to see people I haven't seen before. Not that I don't like their sets, but paying $12 I'd like to see all new stuff. Jon Friedman did some great deep voiced prank phone calls and read from his journal, and there was music too. But those fake business letters ruled. Photos from the show coming soon.

Nate from The Apiary was there too and I'm sure will have lots of photos. I also met Shawn Hollenbach from Mintyfresh who was awesome - they have shows October 8th at Laugh Factory and 20th at The Tank, the latter of which is a coming out show. But when when when is the singles comedy show? Cause clearly that's what I need. I'm half-kidding, half-not. I'll keep my eyes peeled on the Mintyfresh site.