Category Archives: Commentary

Jenn Welch and Drew Dowdey Bring The Laughs to High Dive

Tucked away in the back of High Dive bar in Park Slope is “School’s Out”, a fun comedy show hosted by Park Slope native Drew Dowdey and non-native Jenn Welch. I caught up with the two comics to discuss various ways of enticing an audience and why there are so many comics in New York. You can catch “School’s Out” the second and fourth Thursday of the month.

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Taking A Stand By Not Standing

For the most part, fans don’t want to hear from their star players, believing that  a combination of wealth and athletic ability translates into performing for adoring fans and nothing more.
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Comedians You Should Know Invades Gutter Bar

From the Windy City comes Comedians You Should Know, an eclectic mix of comics who are on a mission to make a lasting imprint in the New York comedy scene. Produced by comics David Drake, Jeff Steinbrunner, Saurin Choksi, and Mike Lebovitz, the show has found a home in Brooklyn at Gutter Bar. We caught up with Mike Lebovitz to discuss the history of CYSK and the challenge of creating New York’s best weekly comedy show.

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A second serving of the NJFunnyfest

The 2nd annual NJFunnyfest to benefit the Liberty Humane Society comes to Hoboken this week. I caught up with festival founder Dan Frigolette, on the road in St. Louis, to discuss his work and the changing face of comedy.

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Remembering AMY

By David Nazario

Director Asif Kapadia chronicles the life of talented yet troubled singer Amy Winehouse in a new documentary:

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Q & A with Author Adam Resnick, “Will Not Attend: Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation”

By @adamullian

Writer Adam Resnick discusses the struggle of writing for TV and movies, and the book that was born from that process.

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The Don of a new era in politics

By @adamullian

The first Republican Presidental Debate will come to us next Thursday, and with it, the behind-the-podium debut of one Donald J. Trump.
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On Patriots and Punishment

By @adamullian

         If you’re a “hahdcoah” New England Patriots fan, there is one general principle you’ve come to accept over the past 15 years, and that is that the rest of the NFL universe truly hates your team.

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An Offensive Guide to Boosting Your Twitter Presence

By @adamullian

People often ask me, “Adam, how do you build a Twitter feed?  Was it hard work? Determination? A commitment to social listening and keeping your eyes and ears on the pulse of the Twitterverse?” It was very close to that.

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Outrage Over The Outrage

Louis CK delivers a funny monologue, and the world erupts in outrage.

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