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Messy Comedy, Final Macaulay, Royal Karaoke, and More Performance Picks

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Ground Floor Live
Wednesday, June 7 at Brooklyn Bazaar, 9 pm: FREE

Ground Floor Comedy, an online space for comedic videos and newsletter listing IRL comedy shows in Brooklyn and beyond, will be putting on their first live show tonight at Greenpoint’s Brooklyn Bazaar. There’ll be sketch, improv, and other absurdities from a silly group of comics and performers, many of which will be familiar faces if you’ve ever been to the Annoyance or new weekly series RUDE at South 4th Bar.

The whole affair is guest hosted by Mo Fry Pasic and Tim Platt, who always bring a special something to shows. If you come early at 8pm, there will be a “meat themed variety show” to spotlight new voices in the comedy scene, and I love a good themed show.

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How Kate Bolick Got Off the Conveyor Belt and Embraced Spinsterism

(Photo: Willy Somma)

(Photo: Willy Somma)

In 2011, Kate Bolick touched off a heated debate with her confessional Atlantic article “All the Single Ladies,” which described her experience breaking up with her “loyal, kind” boyfriend of three years, assuming someone new would come along, only to find herself still unattached at 39 and dealing with the stigma and fears that come with singledom. Her first book, Spinster, tells the story of what happened when she embraced being single. It interweaves her personal life with historical context brought to life by five single ladies who were reveling in their independence long before Beyonce wrote the anthem.

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Lane Moore, Host of ‘Tinder Live,’ Tells Us How to Navigate That ‘Sea of Cocky Idiots’

(Photo Credit: Katia Temkin)

(Photo Credit: Katia Temkin)

Next Saturday, instead of staying home and cruising Tinder, let Lane Moore do the swiping for you. The writer, musician, and stand-up comic produces and hosts the popular show Tinder LIVE!, which returns to the Knitting Factory on June 6. Once again, Moore will offer funny tips and observations about real Tinder profiles, and call on the audience as she decides to swipe left or right. As a warm-up, I asked Moore to reflect on past Tinder experiences (both scary and blush-worthy). Read on as she tells us how to navigate the vast amount of hot bods, tiger pics and corny bios.

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Would You Pay $2,000 a Month For an ‘Online-Dating Concierge’?

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(Photo courtesy of Anthony Recenello)

You’d think meeting someone is easier than ever in this age of swiping, but a new startup wants you to pay $2,000 per month to outsource your online dating. And some New Yorkers are actually doing it.
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This Tinder Alternative Will Score You a Date With a ‘Gentleman,’ No Questions Asked

dapper5Sure, Tinder makes hooking up as easy as swiping right, but you still have to, like, message people and – ew – get to know them on some level before you go on that first date. What if, like, you could arrange to meet that totally buff guy you got matched to without even having to put down your P-Spice Latte to type some annoying getting-to-know-you stuff into your phone?

That’s the idea behind Dapper, a new matchmaking app that arranges dates at Manhattan nightspots in three easy steps, and then treats you to a “free” drink at them.
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