01/19/16 12:06pm
Coyle will de-mandala your attention

Coyle will de-mandala your attention

January is an especially stressful time for all of us, what with going back to work, and making plans for the future, and doing it all in the biting winter cold. After a long slog, we go looking for something to ease our troubled minds. Well, here’s one that’s coming to us, and costs less than a shot of bourbon.

Tonight, Australian writer and performer Nick Coyle brings his $6 guided meditation comedy show to New York for a one-night-only run at Union Hall. It’s part comedy, part cognitive therapy and it’s the cure to being stuck in another boring show.”Being trapped in a bad show where time stops and your brain is just chanting ‘bored, bored, bored, bored’ is something we can all relate to,” Coyle says. “I wanted to do a show that would relax everyone as much as possible.”

Whereas most of the city’s standard comedy shows just make you wish you were elsewhere, in this performance, Coyle promises take you there himself. (more…)

09/10/14 10:14am
michael che

Whether you tell him you think he’s a cutie pie or not is entirely up to you

Hey, remember the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival? We certainly hope so, we just told you about it last week. Anyway, leaving your terrible memory aside, we imagine you saw the news and said “Boy I’d like to go to a show at that festival that objectifies some comedians, and maybe go to another one with rising comic stars.” Well, we are nothing if not obliging to very specific requests, so if you subscribe to our weekly email, you’ll have the chance to win a pair of tickets to A Night of Cutie Pies, featuring Michael Che and Jon Glaser, and 5 Comics to Watch Get on Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch List featuring Jena Friedman and Maeve Higgins. (more…)