Thu, 26 June 2014
Today I discuss systemic failures whether municipal or biological with Rebecca Trent, the owner/operator of The Creek and the Cave. Check out the Creek's schedule and go see a show there today.
Also, Rebecca and I discuss the disastrous effect of the MTA's 7 train weeekend shutdown (42% of weekends, 2014 and in years to come) on the business and shows in the LIC nightlife scene, turning a 5 minute ride into grand central into a 40 minute shuttlebus nightmare deeper into Queens just to get into the city.
If you care about comedy, community, and making New York an ever more vibrant place, help us get a shuttlebus that runs from Grand Central through the Holland Tunnel by contacting the political entities in question. The dramatis personae are: State Senator Michael Gianaris, Borough President Melinda Katz, State Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, VP Of Gov & Community relations Lois Tendler
Contact them as follows:
On Twitter, with the Hashtag #WTFMTA:
Catherine Nolan: Not on twitter.
Lois Tendler: Not on Twitter but use @MTA
Email Melinda Katz at email@example.com
Email Lois Tendler: No email but contact her on Linkedin
State Senator Michael Gianaris
Borough President Melinda Katz
Main: (718) 286-3000
Constituent Affairs (718) 286-2669
State Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan
City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer
Office: (718) 383-9566
VP Of Gov & Community relations Lois Tendler
Office: (646) 252-2660
And if they don't respond, perhaps their Wikipedia articles should be changed to reflect that:
Lois Tendler at The MTA
Sat, 7 June 2014
Ben Kronberg is an exceptional comedian who you can and or could have seen on Comedy Central (Half Hour, John Oliver), MTV, ABC and NBC.
Recently Rosanne Barr told him to go fuck himself on Last Comic Standing. So that's a thing that's happening now, in hashtag form (#GoFuckYourselfBen).
Check him out at http://benkronberg.com @Benkronberg and on the iTunes and Amazon and wherever your computer lets you type in the letters B-e-n K-r-o-n-b-e-r-g.