Day: June 30, 2008

Live at Gotham: Rob O’Reilly

If you missed last weekend’s Live at Gotham, then you also missed the young Rob O’Reilly joke about race and sex. Oh, wait. We have the Internet here. And the Internet plays videos now, for your pleasure. Here is a...

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The DAW summer gathering

On Saturday, the Drink at Work crew held its second annual summer gathering down by The Pier I Cafe on the Hudson River at West 70th Street. Queen may have established that thunder bolts and lightning are very very frightening, whee, Galileo, Galileo, but the party was still magnifico. Even when someone produced a Frisbee, which we all knew would be heading into the Hudson River, except we didn’t know someone would actually go into the river to fetch it, and karma proved bitchy when that same person later threw said Frisbee into said river, again. That all happened before an Upper West Sider strolled through with his two dogs. Which, well, turned the party into a photo session. Mindy Tucker captured it,...

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The oddest half-show I’ve seen in ages

Last year, I remember walking into Rififi and seeing a flyer for The Greg Johnson and Larry Murphy Show that had several quotes, but they all referred to the club, and not the actual show. I offered them one: "The most consistently funny and daring show in the city." They went on to win an ECNY Award (is that a thing?) and this past Friday, well, I saw something that really lived up to my quote. After the intermission. Here is what I saw…all after the intermission… Guest Host Patrick Borelli had a video presentation about awful book covers (that he plans on incorporating into a one-man show at some point). Alien bears! Fred Armisen (yes, Fred Armisen of Saturday Night Live fame) played a yet-unnamed character who is a piano-playing lyricist with a wig, a white jacket, and lyrics that make no sense. Rick Shapiro followed Armisen onstage, and, being Rick Shapiro, kept his emotions unchecked as he rambled on about this, that, and the other thing, and mostly the other thing. "Not everyone’s cup of tea," he acknowledged at one point. But always worth watching. Then Eric Andre took the stage, and proving it’s possible, made Shapiro seem tame. That’s just how Andre rolls. Also, he showed us his directorial debut, which may be the most retarded thing I’ve ever seen on video. And by retarded, I...

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New Comedy Central special, pilot for Katt Williams

Is it Monday already? Time to catch up with the comedy world. First up, Katt Williams. You may have heard Williams has a new deal with Comedy Central. Here’s the deal: Williams taped a special in late April at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., and sold it to Comedy Central (air date: TBA), and with the sale, he also got the go-ahead to film a pilot for a variety...

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