If you'd like to spend April Fool's Eve enjoying some quality comedy before all the bad jokes and cheap tricks kick in tomorrow, Splitsider's Dog & Pony Show is making its glorious return to UCB East tonight at 8:00pm hosted by Joe Stanton and our own Halle Kiefer, featuring Ali Wong, Jacqueline Novak, Randy Syphax, and Zach Broussard. Head over to the UCB site to reserve your tickets.
Twelve years ago, I had just moved to New York City. I came here with a friend from my college sketch group. Her name was Alana and we had big dreams. She got a job walking dogs for a member of the SNL cast, which of course meant that within six months, we’d both be cast members too. Obviously, we quickly realized that it was going to take way longer than six months. It was going to take seven months. We got to work immediately: we took Improv Level 1 at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, went to all kinds of comedy and weird performance art open mics, and observed [...]
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 [...]
This week, due to popular demand, we talk about the things that people should do when they visit New York City. Ya know, The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. Birthplace of the Churro. We discuss some of the more touristy destinations like Times Square (particularly the M&Ms Store), the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. This, for some reason, leads to a lot of talk about Roy from Siegfried and Roy.
Before we get into that, though, Tom tells a couple riveting stories about motorcycles and pizza flavored snack food products. Some really great, interesting stories. Then we solve a coward's question in another installment [...]