My new favorite tumblr:
My new favorite tumblr:
Marriage isn’t always a religious institution for the people who enter into it. It’s a civil right that we straight folks have gotten to use or abuse as much as we like. There is no excuse not to allow equal rights under the law.
Harmony is a super awesome woman who was chosen as Tina Fey’s biggest fan.
She was flown to NY to interview Tina, but before she did that, Abra Tabak and I sat down to talk with her and teach her a little improv.
I have a feeling Harmony is going to make a difference in this world.
I found this cool article:
Apparently, this is how a sand shark breeds in nature:
After mating, a female produces as many as 40 fertilized embryos, separated between two separate wombs. The embryos take nearly a year to fully develop, but they begin hunting long before that. After about two months, their own yolk sacs go dry. Hungry, they start eating their brothers and sisters. After the rampant in utero cannibalization, only one shark — the biggest and strongest — is left in each womb.
These sharks are killers BEFORE THEY’RE EVEN FUCKING BORN.
Were you there last night? Did you hear?
We’re live-tweeting the September 22nd edition of The Scene! If you live in another city or can’t make it to the show, you’ll be able to follow along with the show from home or wherever you are!
Beginning NOW, you can direct message us your audience suggestion for the show. We’ll pick one suggestion for each set and then Rachel Rosenthal, of Beatloaf fame, will be providing @TheSceneNYC followers with a live update of what’s happening on stage.
How to play with us:
- Follow @TheSceneNYC and direct message us your suggestion anytime up until showtime. Make sure it’s a direct message (we’ll have to follow you back - and we will!)
- Turn on your computer on 9/22 at around 9:00PM. Or don’t! We’re not the boss of you. But your computer needs to be on to play.
- Point your browser to our page on Twitter and/or follow the hashtag #TheSceneNYCLive
Who do you consider to be today’s most underrated stand-ups?
Well, I don’t know who’s rating. I’m definitely a big fan of Al Madrigal. I just was out with him last night. I think he’s a great storyteller and a very funny guy, and I don’t know that a lot of people know who he is. My buddy Ryan Singer is starting to come into something. I enjoy him. He’s weird. I just don’t know who is rated and who isn’t rated. Some people are beginning to get their wave of attention. There are some guys that a lot of people don’t know that are just starting to blossom into their own thing. In terms of guys from my generation who are underrated, there’s always a few of those. Certainly Jim Earl and Eddie Pepitone are, but I do what I can to get them a higher rating. [Laughs] I think Andy Kindler is an underrated genius as a comedian. Maria Bamford seems to be highly rated. Jackie Kashian, I think is severely underrated and a great comic.
One of my favorite sketches from FrISC 2011
We did it! Onassis won the Friars Club sketch competition! Now we get to make a short film. I am extremely proud and grateful to be in this group. We had a such a blast doing this show. Thanks to everyone who helped and came out to watch. Big thanks to our director Seth Reiss, the judges and the UCB Theatre!
Photo by Kelli Patterson