Aspiring Brooklyn comedian: do you like to drink? Of course you do. You’re a comedian. But, man cannot live on alcohol alone, not that we haven’t tried. So if you’re stuck trying to choose between paying rent and buying beer, we suggest taking a page out of Nick and Jack Packard’s book and wowing a beer company with your talent and alcoholism. (more…)
Round up your 6 roommates, grab your bodega guy, throw in a Brooklyn native with a thick fuggedaboutit accent, and apply today for a chance to race around your apartment looking for the random crap on live television in a Brooklyn-week teaser version of Jimmy Kimmel Live’s Skype Scavenger Hunt. (more…)
If you’ve ever dreamed of chicken dancing (that is, provocative “chicken” style dancing, as featured on Arrested Development) your way to stardom, dream no longer. Fox is currently filming a new season of the brilliant, yet misunderstood situation comedy Arrested Development — yes, that show you spend too much time rewatching on Netflix instead of looking for jobs. New episodes are due out next year – and creator Mitch Hurwitz wants to feature “walk-ons” from mega-fans. But how do you gain a coveted spot in the annals of television history?!? It’s actually pretty simple: (more…)
Twenty dollars doesn’t go as far as it used to. Hell, with the exception of the Gotham City Lounge, it’s probably impossible to walk into a bar in this town and leave a shambling, slurring mess. Fortunately, frat council-in-exile Thrillist can put some value back in your Jackson with a three-hour open bar in Williamsburg later this month.
So OK, you’ll have to convince your friends to go to a rave (c’mon, it’s still the 90s!), but the reward for showing up to LINEJAMS on Oct. 19 at Williamsburg’s PIPS is all the Tiger beer you can drink from 9 until midnight. (more…)
If you didn’t get hired as BAM’s celebrity concierge, there’s a new listing for a BAMcinématek assistant that sounds as groovy as any entry-level position involving meeting minutes, budget tracking and conference-room management can be. Because 1) your job involves movies at BAM, and 2) “liaising with talent.” We like liaising with talent! The very reasonable requirements include “a basic knowledge of and interest in repertory film.” Here are more details ripped straight from the job listing, awesome journalism-style: (more…)
Sue and Eric are back with another episode of their web series Brokelandia, this time taking on the pretensions of bikram (or BI-kram) yoga. And it includes a special guest star Grizz Chapman from 30 Rock! Warning: contains ample bare Eric chest. (more…)
Who hasn’t seen Wayne’s World and thought to themselves, Man, they had it all! If having your own public access TV show has always been a lofty dream of yours, stop what you’re doing right now (but keep reading!) and recognize that this dream could soon become a reality. You have until Friday, April 27 to submit your show to the BCAT TV network, which is aired on Cablevision channels 67–70, Time Warner channels 34–35 & 56–57, RCN channels 82–85 and Verizon channels 42–45. (more…)
Either you really do believe Lena Dunham (center, above) is the voice of our generation, or you’re one of her peers who regards her with an “unstable blend of worship, envy, and disdain,” tuning in in case her show flops (against all media predictions); or in all sincerity, you’re banking on this one being the Great Brooklyn Hope after the disappointments of CBS’s 2 Broke Girls and MTV’s I Just Want My Pants Back, oh, and HBO’s last try with How to Make it in America. Whatever the reason, you’re determined to watch HBO’s Girls when it debuts Sunday, April 15, 10:30 E.S.T. Ironically, the show that just might capture what it’s really like to be young, broke and hapless in BK, airs on a channel you can’t afford. (more…)
Here are two things we love: comedy and secrets. Or at least the whiff of secrecy that comes from calling something “underground.” Starting tonight, there are some really unique and hilarious acts coming to Public Assembly as part of the BK Underground Comedy Festival. The mini-series, which starts tonight and runs through Wednesday, features Stacy Mayer’s Funeralogues, the puppet artist Nick Jones‘ “Smart Phone,” Dr. Steam Whipple and the Prescriptions (with “deep roots in southern voodoo and eastern confusion”), and the hilarious and talented Ben Lerman*, tinkling away at his ukelele. Tickets are $10 a night, and you can see all of the shows here.
*Um, just saying… Ben Lerman will also be peforming this Wednesday at the awesome storytelling show at The Sackett Bar called The NutSackett. Just in case you don’t get enough of him Monday night … or want to see me as well.
Underground Comedy Festival at Public Assembly, 70 N. Sixth St. Williamsburg, 11211, (718) 384-4586, Sunday, Monday & Wednesday at 8 p.m.
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