If you're frozen down to the bone this week, stop by UCBeast this Friday, January 10 at 7:30pm and bask in the warm, hilarious light cast by comics Jared Logan, Janelle James, Christy Coffey and Lukas Kaiser. If that doesn't work, Joe and I will strip down, crawl inside your sleeping bad and use our body heat to thaw your frost-bitten extremities. If you chose to stay home in the cold, the doctors will probably have to amputate. The decision is up to you. We hope you will chose the right one. Tickets at $5 and available for reservation here.
November's Dog & Pony Show is like a warm piece of pumpkin pie: it's flavorful, it will temporarily fill the void inside you and you can share it with other people! Join us Friday at 7:30pm for the nutmeg-scented stylings of Jena Friedman, Streeter Seidell, Claudia Cogan, Sue Smith and Justin Grace! RSVP for your $5 ticket here.
Hey buddies! It’s been so long since I posted on Splitsider, it’s like I have no idea what the hell I’m doing! What’s this button do? What happened to my links? If 20 posts get published at once, you’ll know who to blame. Me and my fumbly dumbly fingers.
You know what the hell I am doing right though? Hosting this month’s Dog & Pony Show at UCBeast in NYC (3rd St and Ave A) at 7:30pm with my co-host Joe Stanton! This month Dog & Pony will feature the electrifying comedy stylings of Aparna Nancherla (Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell), Emmy Blotnick (Nikki & Sara Live), Rojo [...]
In the classic 1966 Esquire piece Frank Sinatra Has a Cold, Sinatra and his crew visit The Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas to see “a baldheaded little comedian named Don Rickles, who is probably more caustic than any comic in the country. His humor is so rude, in such bad taste, that it offends no one – it is too offensive to be offensive.” On Monday night, at a Friars Club gala presenting Rickles with a lifetime achievement award, Louis CK echoed that idea. "He takes things people are afraid of and he just fastballs right to it," CK said. "'You're gonna die.' 'You're black.' 'Jews are nuts.' He just says [...]
Five years in, Chicago's Just For Laughs Festival has never felt more catered towards comedy nerds; podcast tapings, surprise shows in incredibly intimate theaters, and a pair of shows celebrating the beloved Twitter account @dadboner dotted the medium-eclectic lineup. Though standup was clearly the main attraction, a few of the festival's highest highs came from the conceptual, premise-driven shows that offered up once in a lifetime type of moments that could only happen at a comedy festival.