The first 8x8 in Brooklyn is next Tuesday, February 25 at Pete's Candy Store. Performers include Ned Hepburn, Peter Heyneman, Matteo Lane, Will Miles, Nick Mullen and Brooke Van Poppelen.
Due to snow in D.C., YMTE at the Traverse City Winter Comedy Arts Festival has been cancelled. No flights out of D.C. = no show. I'm sorry. This really sucks. Hopefully we can do 2015 and it won't be snowing in the middle of February. If you're in Michigan, go to the festival and say hello to Tia and give her nice things like handshakes and money and stuff.
Dana Fleitman for stand up
Haywood Turnipseed Jr for Color Commentary and Headlines
Bob Dylan for ads
Pleasure Curses for music
Jamel Johnson for announcer and 22 years
Ian Graham for Blues Traveler and 22 years
Wonderland Ballroom for venue and 22 years
D.C. for city
By Brandon Weight
Pleasure Curses close out YMTE tonight at The Wonderland Ballroom. Here's a track:
Stephanie Hasz and I will be doing YMTE Live at The New Movement in Austin, TX on Sunday, March 9
I'll be talking on stage at the Howard on March 1. The BYT Presents: The DC Emerging Artists Super Sampler, Vol 2 will feature music from DDM, Pleasure Curses, Akoko, Hassani Kwess, Walking Sticks, Farma Wes, Me & This Army, Sheila D Yeah, Ras Nebyu and more TBA and talking from Dana Bell, Andrew Bucket, David Carter, Adam Friedland, Russ Green, Jamel Johnson, Jenn Tisdale, Haywood Turnipseed Jr., myself and more TBA. Buy tickets now. This show will sell out. Last year's show sold-out in advance.
That's an old photo. I'm wet in that photo.
WARNING: The audio isn't that great. The show should be listened to on a stereo. It sounds much worse in headphones.
A funny set from funny person Halle Kiefer. Watch her be funny here.
A chat with podcaster, writer and funny person Catie Lazarus. Listen to her Employee of the Month podcast here.
A Topical Cream segment with David Carter. Read Topical Cream here.
Advice from Jenn Tisdale. Follow her on Twitter here.
Excellent music from Becca Ryskalczyk from Bethlehem Steel. Listen to her band here.
You, Me, Them, Everybody Live will be at the Traverse City Winter Comedy Arts Festival on Friday, February 14. Also on the festival are Tig Notaro, Michael Ian Black, Dave Foley, Tim Meadows, Rosie O'Donnell, Matt Braunger, Dan St. Germain, Sinbad (yep) and more. Michael Moore and Jeff Garlin produce the fest. Click here for the full schedule.
The film was preaching to the choir, but it's really well done and might be the thing to convince the person in your life that doesn't really care about sports that college sports are not cool. Not cool.
It's a depressing, informative, sad read. It's a book I'm recommending but is obviously isn't a fun time. No one wins. Obviously no one wins. Not a page-turner like Larson's popular "The Devil in the White City," but worth your time.
A glimpse into the life of a handful of poster makers. Since I'm a fan of Jay Ryan and have two of his posters in my living room, I am the ideal audience for this film. I think it's great and am recommending it to all if my graphic designer friends. I think it's great and am not recommending it to people that haven't gone to places like the Empty Bottle or Black Cat. I hope everyone has been to the Empty Bottle and Black Cat.
Our musical guests of 2014 are going to be very good. The trend continues tonight with Becca Ryskalczyk from Bethlehem Steel. See her tonight at The Creek and The Cave.
Thanks to Matt Bryne for the recommendation. I highly, highly recommend you check out the record store he helps run, Saki, in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago.