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Sue laughing at the concept of adding some dudes to the line up. via Facebook

Female comics are making gains and causing laughter all over Brooklyn, with names like Jo Firestone, Charla Lauriston, Sasheer Zamata, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer standing out as some can’t-miss names in comedy. Our pal Sue Smith, who you might know from Brokelandia, her useful and informative posts or even Best Week Ever, belongs on that list too, especially since she hosts Tits & Giggles, a free show featuring the best female standups in the city every other Wednesday at Cobble Hill’s People’s Republic of Brooklyn (247 Smith Street). And hey, tonight is one of those Wednesdays. (more…)

05/05/14 9:15am
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Opera on Tap takes center stage at Freddy’s Thursday night. via Facebook

1. It’s the end of South 4th Bar’s Cinco de Derby weekend, and they’re moving on to the Cinco de Mayo portion of it. Go celebrate with your amigos and drink some cheap margaritas (Monday)

2. Or celebrate it playing the traditional Mexican game of pinball. OK look, even if that isn’t totally true, who are you to pass up free pinball at Sunshine Laundry? You could even win a lawnmower (Monday)

3. See new Daily Show correspondent Michael Che in his natural habitat, NYC Broken Comedy at Matchless. As long as you see him before his first segment, you can tell people you saw him before he was famous (Monday) (more…)

03/24/14 2:01pm
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You can help get Liza Dye looking this healthy again

Getting hit by a subway car is probably one of the most calamitous things that can happen to someone in New York on any given day. If you’re lucky enough to live through it, you’re gonna have a long road to recovery ahead of you. Unfortunately for Bed-Stuy comedian Liza Dye, she did get hit by a train, and while she survived it at least, she also came away with a mangled leg and big hospital bills. But Liza has good, funny friends who are trying to help her pay her medical bills, and they’ll all be at Littlefield on Thursday telling jokes for money, money that goes to Liza. (more…)

12/02/13 9:00am
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Our pal Sue Smith getting fit to deliver some ha-ha’s to you. Photo by Sarah Gainer

1. Celebrate the holiday with an edge of (funny) doom at standup show an Apocalypse Wow Christmas (Monday)

2. Mondays will be just a little funkier thanks to the Motown on Mondays DJs spinning the best of soul, disco and R&B at Brooklyn Bowl (Monday)

3. Brokelyn alum Sue Smith has Free Cable for you, but it’s a comedy show, not a way to watch Girls without paying. Eh, at least this way you aren’t waiting around all day for a technician (Monday) (more…)

08/19/13 11:32am
And they all did

And they all did

1. Gladys Knight and the O’Jays will take you back in time with the last free concert at Wingate Field. Just don’t get lost and stuck forever in the 70s (Monday)

2. Get prepared for the Afropunk Fest this weekend by checking out a documentary on people of color in the punk community. That or grow your afro, if you can (Monday)

3. Hey everybody, we’re all gonna get laid see Caddyshack at Red Hook Flicks! (Tuesday) (more…)

08/15/13 7:58am
Seize what's left of the summer

Seize what’s left of the summer

1. Legion hosts a comedy show that’s chock full of Brokelyn as our pals Jo Firestone and Sue Smith perform at Cool Show (not lame). Sounds cool (Friday)

2. Rooftop Films will give you a whole new pickup line after you see Fuck for Forest, a movie that asks the question “Can sex save the planet?” Our rockin’ van says yes, ladies (Friday)

3. Or stay off the roof and see a movie anyway when stoned teenagers Bill S. Preston and Theodore “Ted” Logan travel through time meeting luminaries like So Crates, in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (Friday) (more…)

01/23/12 11:28am

brokelandiaLike us, you’ve probably been sitting at home and nodding along to episodes of Portlandia because so much of it applies to Brooklyn too, doesn’t it?  Overly precious artisans, aggressive bikers, culturally one-upping slackerati and, of course, an exaggerated sense of being a special society unto itself.  On Friday, Carrie and Fred were in town for the Portlandia road show comes to the Music Hall of Williamsburg, and of course it had been sold out for weeks. In lieu of seeing the stars up close, please enjoy our tribute to the show, with Team Brokelyn’s first-ever video project: Brokelandia! (more…)

01/18/12 9:31am

When you hear the title “Get Pregnant With Comedy,” it either means two things: 1) the comedy is so good it will create life in your under regions, even if you’re a dude (which can lead to instance of live sandwich birth, according to one Brooklyn OBGYN; or 2) you’ll be having such fun at this free dive bar comedy night, you’ll make Totally Awesome Decisions that involve shots of Rumple Minze and finally using those novelty Sarah Palin condoms you got three years ago. Either way, totally fun, right?  Tonight at flame-kissed Hank’s Saloon on Atlantic Ave., check out a free night of comedy featuring Gabe Delahye of Videogum, Daryl Ellerbe, Julia Stratmann, Shakir & Malcom, Jessica Darakjian and our own Sue Smith! And if you fancy yourself a cat with LOLs, you get a chance to tell your own joke on stage — the winner gets a $20 bar tab!

Get Pregnant With Comedy, 8pm tonight, Hank’s Saloon, Atlantic and Third avenues.

01/16/12 12:53pm

Minimum rage; maximum funny.

Think of all the shitty jobs you’ve had in your life. Mine included: babysitting, selling skateboards, shilling cupcakes, writing about real estate, working at restaurants, teaching ice skating and teaching yoga. (I even went to Madonna’s house once on an errand. Pristine.)  Now think about how angry it makes you to constantly be someone’s bitch. Now imagine if you wrote about a show about all that anger. Good news: I did! It’s called Minimum Rage and  it’s tonight at 8pm at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre.  It’s a measly $5. I’d love it if you came, we got angry together, and you told all your friends about it. This week, it’s a TimeOut New York Critic’s Pick!