Day: April 22, 2008

The Creek and The Cave: Full-time comedy in May

As people bemoan the evolution of the East Village and Lower East and wonder, where can independent-minded comedians and comedy fans congregate, have you considered Long Island City? Of course you haven’t. But several comedians are making a go of it at The Creek and The Cave, which already had a weekly comedy night on Wednesdays (Kingdom of Heaven hosted by Timmy Williams and John F. O’Donnell), will expand to Tuesdays-Saturdays in May at 10-93 Jackson Avenue (in between the 7 and the G, and on the B61 route). The co-conspirators are pictured here by Matt Ruby. And here is the proposed schedule… Tuesdays: The Jerk Practice Presents Evenings With Tuesday8 p.m. (free) Hans Freiwald, Casey van Heel, Justin Lang, Mitch Rose and Henning Koczy perform conceptual sketch comedy. Sean Patton hosts with special guests and new videos. Wednesdays: The Kingdom of Heaven8 p.m. (free) John F. O’Donnell and Timmy Williams (The Whitest Kids U’ Know) present up-and-coming stand-ups. Thursdays: The Matt and Katina Show(Every other Thursday: 5/8, 5/22, 6/5, 6/19, 7/3, 7/17, 7/31, 8/14, 8/28) 8 p.m. (free) Matt McCarthy & Katina Corrao reunite for a night of sketches, songs and more. Off Topic(Every other Thursday: 5/15, 5/29, 6/12, 6/26, 7/10, 7/24, 8/7, 8/21) 8 p.m. (free) John Knefel and Mike Drucker host stand-up, plus four comedians debating what’s new in the world. Fridays: The Adam & Trevor...

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Dov Davidoff on his CD, The Point Is…

Today marks the release of Dov Davidoff’s first CD, "The Point Is…" on Comedy Central Records. Davidoff, who grew up in New Jersey and currently makes his home in Los Angeles, took a few minutes last week to talk with The Comic’s Comic about the CD. Dov Davidoff recorded the set live in October at the Comedy Works in Denver. "It’s just a really good club and good acoustics. It’s the closest thing I’ve seen to the Comedy Cellar. It’s a much bigger room but it has a much similar vibe. It’s a good room," he said. The press kits and standard bios for him always mention upfront that he grew up with a "world-traveling hippie mother" who was a psychologist and a father with a junkyard. That obviously had an impact on his comedic outlook, which live or on CD, tends to sound like a man observing how crazy the world is, sometimes deciding to fight crazy with crazy. As he says in his act, "two crazy people cancel each other out." "It was huge," he said of his parents’ impact. "Because dealing with that world made me so uncomfortable that I had to develop psychological defense mechanisms, so there you go." The energetic persona and voice he carries onstage, though, sharply contrasts with his calm demeanor over the phone with me. "It was never a choice," he...

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