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Gary Gulman at the Metropolitan Room

Hometown hero and comedian, Gary Gulman performed a hilarious set at the Metropolitan Room to record his next album.

I love the good, clean, fun of Gary’s comedy. He’s got the confidence, charm, and good looks to captivate and relate to the audience. His comedy stems from every day occurrences (like hitting the snooze button) and reflections on the culture of the masses (like snobbery over brand-name cookies). Gary’s new material draws on similar themes with highlights including the brilliance of the library, how archaic disc-mans are, and the use of the word “Stop” in popular music.

All in all, my stomach still hurts from laughing so hard.

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Broad City Season 2 Finale at 92 Y Tribeca

92Y TribecaBroad City celebrated Season 2 with the screening of the finale at the 92Y Tribeca. The stars, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer hosted a spectacular evening screening episodes intermixed with live comedy and followed by an awesome dance party.

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer

In the intimate setting, Abbi and Ilana shared their reservations in making this series about their exaggerated personalities which, after watching them live on stage together, were not actually much different from what you see on the show. They also spoke about the talented people who have helped them to put the series together including actors, directors, editors, musicians, and technical support and how they couldn’t thank them enough.

Kristen Schaal

Kristen Schaal wearing authentic Sally Jesse Raphael glasses

Kristen Schaal, of Simpsons fame, made an appearance on stage with her jokes about finding astonishment in real world situations including pulling out a pair of real Sally Jesse Raphael glasses that a former Production Assistant on the show gave her.

Surprise cameo in the finale!

Surprise cameo by Amy Poehler in the finale!

The premise of the finale is a chase that leads the girls through the west village in search of something unknown to the viewer till the end but the biggest surprise is Amy Poehler‘s appearance in finale (along with Kristen Schaal). Sorry if I spoiled the surprise before fans of the show could watch it online, but it is so amazing. Best part – Amy tells the girls to live their dreams.

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with Director TJ Misny

In addition to the amazing cameos, the finale was the best episode ever because of its self-referential moments and homages to great films. It was directed by TJ Misny. Ilana noted that this was a full three-day shoot where people would ask, “What is this?” and Ilana would yell back, “Broad City, BITCHES!!!”

 and the experience

And finally, we were graced by this performance with highlights including the song entitled, “Pizza Party.”

All in all, I laughed and laughed and laughed and all in awe of the amazing work by these talented women.

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Workaholics at Brooklyn Bowl

WorkaholicsLast night I got to see a performance by the comedians Adam DeVine, Blake Anderson, and Anders Holm who make up the characters on the new Comedy Central show Workaholics premiering April 6. It was a promotional event hosted by Flavorpill at Brooklyn Bowl with beer sponsorship by Kelso.

Like any sketch comedy show, there is always some awkwardness within the sketches where you never know if you should laugh or cringe. The Workaholics live show opened with the guys arguing over how Anders is a bad drinker. This is expressed whenever he takes a sip of beer and emo songs start playing like “Delilah,” “Everybody Hurts,” and “Mrs. Robinson.” Meanwhile, “Justin Timberlake,” “Usher,” and “Journey” play when Adam and Blake drink their beers. Then, Anders explains the reason he’s so depressed: he went to Iraq…where Kid Rock and Bruno Mars performed at a USO Concert. When he finally admits this, he takes a sip of beer and Ke$ha plays. Needless to say, I laughed at this.

All in all, I found it to be stupidly funny but we’ll see if the tv show ends up being too crass for my taste…

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