Offerman in 'Somebody Up There Likes Me' Nick Offerman , who we recently interviewed , produced and stars in new comedy Somebody Up There Likes Me , which also features Keith Poulson, Jess Weixler, Stephanie Hunt, and Kevin Corrigan. The film also features a score by Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio . Here's the synopsis: Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman stars in this deadpan comedic fable with touches of the supernatural. In possession of a magical suitcase, Max (Poulson), his best friend Sal (Offerman), and the [...]
Recommended Show: MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2013 WYATT CENAC @ LITTLEFIELD 622 Degraw St Brooklyn, NY 11217 $8, 7:30PM We could use a good laugh today, and it looks like Wyatt Cenac 's appearance at Littlefield may oblige. Booker T. @ City Winery Rev Vince Anderson @ Union Pool The Henry Millers @ Mercury Lounge D'Angelo & ?uestlove @ Brooklyn Bowl Wyatt Cenac & Rob Cantrell @ Littlefield The Deer Tracks, F.O.X., & Teletextile @ Glasslands [...]
Recommended Show: MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013 WYATT CENAC, REGGIE WATTS, and more @ LITTLEFIELD 622 Degraw St Brooklyn, NY 11217 $8, 7:30PM Funny stuff tonight at Littlefield with Wyatt Cenac , Reggie Watts , and more. Onward Chariots @ Cake Shop Rev Vince Andersion @ Union Pool Todd Barry & Nick Turner @ Union Hall Ellie Goulding & St. Lucia @ Terminal 5 The Wives & Hani Zahra @ Arlene's Grocery Christopher Owens & Melted Toys [...]
Eugene Mirman and Wyatt Cenac are already playing a Hurricane Sandy Relief benefit at The Bell House on November 25 for a special edition of Pretty Good Friends, and Jonathan Ames is doing one on Monday (11/12) at Union Hall , and now the three of them will be teaming up for a different benefit show with Stephin Merritt (The Magnetic Fields), Sarah Vowell, Jonathan Frazen, Gail Collins, John Oliver, and Jon Ronson at Symphony Space's Peter Jay Sharp Theatre on [...]
At around 4:15 a.m. Saturday morning, the official Fun Fun Fun Fest app sent a push notification, which is weird because usually there are two things that happen that late over cell phones: emergencies or regrettable judgment calls. I guess you could say this was both. It read , "Hey girl can I com over? I been drinkin bout you. Hollr." It's one of the best booty-texts I've heard in a minute - and it went out to thousands of people. If it was real, that's awesome. I hope that guy/girl found love in a [...]
Wyatt Cenac at Prospect Park, August 2012 ( more by Jessica Amaya ) In a post titled "Starting Mondays in November until Littlefield realizes they've made a huge mistake", Wyatt Cenac , who spent this weekend at Fun Fun Fun Fest , details the plans that will likely drive Gowanus venue Littlefield toward financial and social ruin. Comedian Wyatt Cenac ("The Daily Show," "King of the Hill") and Producer Marianne Ways ("Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen"), in conjunction with [...]
photos by Jessica Amaya M. Ward/Yo La Tengo at Prospect Park - 8/7/12 M. Ward has been touring internationally all year in support of his new album, A Wasteland Companion , and after having played Webster Hall back in May, he made his way back to NYC on Tuesday (8/7) for a Celebrate Brooklyn show at Prospect Park with Yo La Tengo (who were without [...]
Todd Barry - Super Crazy Buy It | Win It In his first hour-long special, before a live audience at the Gramercy Theatre in New York, Todd Barry reflects on his history as a germaphobe, gives important travel tips, and explains what you’re really paying for when you order spaghetti at a restaurant. The “Todd Barry: Super Crazy” extended and uncensored DVD, featuring over 15 minutes of material not seen in the broadcast, will be released on July 24 [...]
M Ward 's free iTunes App allows users the ability to listen live to hundreds of public radio station across the United States. Searchable alphabetically by state and by map, the M Ward App allows users to locate nearly 1,000 of the very best independent and public radio stations across the country. Wherever you're traveling in the US the M Ward App will locate the nearest quality radio station to keep you company. A long rumored Luddite renowned for recording his albums onto analog tape, M Ward's love of radio [...]
Recommended Show: MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2012 WYATT CENAC & CHAIRLIFT @ THE BELL HOUSE 149 7th St Brooklyn, NY 11215 $10, 7PM Though there is also a "special guest" on this bill, it's hard to imagine another reason to need to head on down to The Bell House besides Chairlift and Wyatt Cenac . The Beach Boys @ Jones Beach Body Language @ South Street Seaport Real Estate @ Kasschau Memorial Shell Penguin Prison & Art [...]
Recommended Show: MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2012 WYATT CENAC & CHAIRLIFT @ THE BELL HOUSE 149 7th St Brooklyn, NY 11215 $10, 7PM Though there is also a "special guest" on this bill, it's hard to imagine another reason to need to head on down to The Bell House besides Chairlift and Wyatt Cenac . The Beach Boys @ Jones Beach Body Language @ South Street Seaport Real Estate @ Kasschau Memorial Shell Penguin Prison & Art Vs. [...]
Tell Your Friends! So Long at Lolita Bar (June 19, 2012) Intrepid readers of this blog may recall that about a month ago I mentioned that the venerable weekly comedy show Tell Your Friends! (aka TYF!) would be closing up shop in June. Well, now it appears that after more than six and half years of Tuesday nights, a bunch of special shows, and one movie , the end is nigh for TYF as we now know it*. Join Liam McEneany on [...]
NY Comedy Festival (Nov 7-11, 2012) First things first, the New York Comedy Festival has announced that this year's festival will take place from November 7 – 11, 2012 . No performers have been announced yet, but you can expect some of the biggest names in comedy as well as the annual Stand Up For Heroes (Bob Woodruff Foundation) concert which usually features a performance by Bruce Springsteen if he's in town. Tickets will go on sale in August. It’s officially summer now (well according to [...]
Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac reveals the ugly truth behind the prolific amount of racially tone-deaf landmarks on our nation's maps. During any election season candidates' detractors and journalists will dig and search for any shred of anything controversial . Candidates' pasts are examined and cross-examined, gone through with a fine-toothed comb and looked at through a magnifying glass. No one is entirely spotless, and eventually some dirt will come out on even the most moral candidates. If you experimented with drugs, [...]
Another new Tuesday, another New Music Tuesday. Time marches on etc... good stuff out today. Feel free to peruse these virtual ailes at your leisure. Don't worry, we never close so you can take your time. 400 Blows: Sickness & Health Active Child: You Are All I See Ana Egge: Bad Blood Austra: Sparkle [vinyl] Balanescu Quartet: This Is The Balanescu Quartet [...]
Perhaps most exciting (for us) this week for new records is a free downloadable one from Los Angeles act IE called Choose Your own Adventure . We just heard about this one, so sorry for not giving more advance notice. Tons of other albums come out this week that we're also excited about though. Indie faves CSS come out with a new one, rapper Game returns with R.E.D. ,and get ready to laugh with comedian Wyatt Cenac . Compilation albums have a special place in our hearts this week with [...]
Wyatt Cenac has a CD/DVD coming out this week entitled Comedy Person , and we've got a clip above about Cenac deciding to visit medieval times for his 30th birthday. We'll let the video above explain it from there, and you should really check out Comedy Person in stores tomorrow.
Wyatt Cenac , best known for his work on the Daily Show is also a skillful stand-up comedian. His first special "Comedy Person" will be available on CD & DVD later in August. Below you can get a taste of the set with video and audio clips.
BKLYN ♥ Japan (04/05 and 04/15 at The Bell House) In the wake of the devastating Japanese earthquake, the NYC music and arts community has come together to put on a number of benefit concerts with proceeds going to earthquake relief. Here's a roundup of the benefit shows I know about so far: Upcoming Japan Benefit Concerts and Events 03/31 Bridge to Japan ft. Rachael Yamagata, Tift Merritt, Marshall Crenshaw, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Nicole Atkins, [...]
A fictional biopic called Move: The Rise and Rise of The New Pornographers serves as the concept for The New Pornographers new music video which features a gaggle of North American actors and comedians. Full cast: Jon Wurster, Julie Klausner, Kevin Corrigan, Wyatt Cenac, Horatio Sanz, John Oliver, Ted Leo, John Hodgman, Bill Hader, Paul Rudd, Todd Barry, Donald Glover, Esther Crow, Michael Lisk.