NY Comedy Fest – Weekend Picks
One of the best/worst parts of any comedy festival is trying to pick which shows to see at the expense of the others. So here’s an easy cheat sheet to help you make the most of your weekend. Friday Maria Bamford is sold out, but there are still single tickets available (as of writing) for Bil... [Read More]
 
Caitlin Brodnick’s most personal story yet: “Screw You, Cancer”
Angelina Jolie may be the most famous person you've ever known to openly discuss BRCA mutations and breast cancer, but it's even more likely that you don't know Jolie. I do know Caitlin Brodnick. And so should you. Brodnick, a 28-year-old comedian by night (and legal secretary by day) in New York Ci... [Read More]
 
FX’s “Louie” and the Case of TV’s Fake NYC Subway, solved? Randall’s Island Fire Academy Subway Simulator
Ever watch a sitcom that's set in New York City and obviously filmed in the city, that takes you out of the element once they move to a subway platform or train that's equally obviously not part of NYC's MTA system? Sure. Plenty of times. Turns out that fake NYC subway you see in some TV shows and m... [Read More]
 
What Are You Doing This Friday? Coming To Splitsider's Dog & Pony Show? Oh Great, Me Too!
by Halle Kiefer 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.... [Read More]
 
Tom Shillue
Midway through describing a random meeting with The Waltons actor Richard Thomas, Tom Shillue interrupts himself to marvel at the number of times people have incredulously asked how much truth his stories contain. “It’s all very basic stuff up here. I’m not rocking anybody’s ... [Read More]
 
Pizza, bagels and hot dogs, oh my! Michael Ian Black’s NYC food tour with Comedy Bang! Bang!’s Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts
How do you like your pizza? With bagels and hot dogs on top? Perfect! Then you'll love this New York City food tour that Michael Ian Black leads Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts on for this sketch in tonight's episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! on IFC. Those facial expressions would say it all, but then y... [Read More]
 
Image of The Muppets consider re-taking Manhattan with Broadway musical
The Muppets consider re-taking Manhattan with Broadway musical
On May 31, over 85 Muppets convened at the New Amsterdam Theater to put on a proof-of-concept show for Disney Theater Productions, performing existing material under the direction of Alex Timbers (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Pee-Wee Herman Show). Initial audience reaction wasn't terrific, as two unnamed elderly critics declared it “wasn’t half-bad—it was all bad!” before chortling to themselves. [Read More]
 
Image of A late night looking back on the life and career of Mort Sahl
A late night looking back on the life and career of Mort Sahl
At 86, the Canadian-born Mort Sahl shows no signs of stopping his satirical look upon and obsession with American politics. Sahl put on three late-night shows last week at New York City's Cafe Carlyle, opening his stand-up performances with an updated plea: "God bless Barack Obama, long may h... [Read More]
 
Comedy Central’s ‘Stars Under the Stars’ is coming to Central Park this summer
In what’s becoming an annual tradition, Comedy Central will once-again host an evening of stand-up comedy in the park. Last year it was Indecision in the Park, this year it will be Comedy Central’s Stars Under The Stars, and it looks to be a night truly full of comedy all-stars. The show will ... [Read More]
 
Improv Everywhere Takes on the Texting Dead
OK people, there is an epidemic happening all around the world, and we call it texting. It really is like some plague-embracing disease (without all the flesh-eating, of course). When people are playing on their phones, they do tend to resemble zombi... [Read More]