Expats in the City: Why a Web Series About Migrant Comedians Really Hits Home

“How are you going to stay here?” “Maybe I’ll marry you…”  That line from Critically Ashamed’s season 2 premiere episode got a laugh from the audience, but it hit me a little closer to home. It’s the exact half-serious joke I’ve been making for two years.  Critically Ashamed follows an immigrant comedian, Delia, as she … Continue reading Expats in the City: Why a Web Series About Migrant Comedians Really Hits Home

Greg Stone Taped His Standup Album at the Queens Bar Where He Once Poured Shots

“My mom says that when I was young, I used to walk around the house saying I was going to be a communist.” Greg Stone says. “Then she saw me watching Gallagher and realized I meant comedian, which I think hurt more.” Greg Stone has a way of making his impressive career sound mediocre. Aside … Continue reading Greg Stone Taped His Standup Album at the Queens Bar Where He Once Poured Shots

Heartland Grit Comes to the Bowery With A New Book and Doc, Tucson Salvage

Through countless interviews with oft-overlooked residents of Tucson, Arizona, Brian Jabas Smith and Maggie Smith have crafted beautiful tales of sadness. This weekend, they’ll bring their book and accompanying documentary, both titled Tucson Salvage, to Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Is New York Really America’s 2nd Kindest City Or Is This Study Total Friggin Bull?

Grumpy, miserable, fast-moving, money-driven: Everyone has their idea about New Yorkers. But, a new study is busting every one of those stereotypes faster than you can say kindness. According to the study, conducted by WalletHub, New York City is the second most caring city in America, behind Madison, Wisconsin. Using statistics from federal government agencies … Continue reading Is New York Really America’s 2nd Kindest City Or Is This Study Total Friggin Bull?

Where to Stuff Your Face On National Cupcake Day

Prepare yourselves, the most important snack-related day of December is quickly approaching. December 15 marks National Cupcake Day, better known in some circles as the best day ever, and New Yorkers everywhere should be celebrating. Now that cupcakes are making a comeback(?), this is a holiday that knows no divide except whether or not you like … Continue reading Where to Stuff Your Face On National Cupcake Day

Company Co-Founded By Amy Schumer Stages Some Short Attention Span Theater

The closest thing I can think of to telling a story in 10 minutes is a Saturday Night Live skit, I tell Ross DeGraw and Sayra Player. They’re the artistic directors for The Collective NY, a theater company co-founded by Amy Schumer, and they’ve been working tirelessly to produce C:10, a series of 14 brand … Continue reading Company Co-Founded By Amy Schumer Stages Some Short Attention Span Theater