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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Fri, 23 May 2014
Myq Kaplan returns to the show today, we discuss his new netflix special Short Small, Dork and Handsome which does NOT make use of the Oxford comma (I report, you decide).
We also discuss Myq's place in comedy, using the marvelous Jim Gaffigan as a reference point to discuss stylistic differences over time (and persona).
Listen to a bit of Myq's new album here: https://soundcloud.com/comedydynamics/myq-kaplan-sports-analogies-and-copyright-infringements
Check him out at
Fri, 9 May 2014
Featuring the Co-writers and Directors of Fort Tilden, Winner of the SXSW Grand Jury Prize.
Sarah-Violet Bliss (@SVBliss)
Charles Rogers (@GCharlesRogers)
Go see the NY premier of Fort Tilden on May 10th, tickets here: http://vulturefestival.com/events.html?fort_tilden_screening_and_stella_artois_reception#
For more information on the film, check out http://www.forttildenthemovie.com/
Music from this episode is at https://soundcloud.com/mblejer
and new videos, music, and barely disguised requests for money are up at http://mikecomedy.com
Mon, 14 April 2014
The very talented and insightful Katharine Heller appears on the podcast, and we discuss all kinds of childhood trauma, the ethics of comedy and how we use humor to process or deflect and recreate ourselves over the course of our lives. Hot stuff.
Check Katharine out at:
(My epsiode is at: http://tellthebartender.com/2014/03/03/episode-28-the-conspiracy-of-silence/)
Her next Live Tell the Bartender show is May 8th at Union Hall with Wyatt Cenac and Mara Wilson.
And check out Katharine's acting work at http://www.katharineheller.com/
The episode song is called Dig, and is on soundcloud at https://soundcloud.com/mblejer/dig-mbhumor-65-katharine
Fri, 21 March 2014
Check out the very funny Michael Shawki at http://michaelshawki.tumblr.com/ and at @michaelshawki on twitter.
And my new website at http://mikecomedy.com (where you can see the new St. Patty's Day video from http://collegecooking.com).
Wed, 19 February 2014
The hilarious Miguel Dalmau is on the podcast today, catch him in Bloomington Illinois at the Laugh House from the 20th-22nd, if you're in Indiana, get tickets today: http://laughbloomington.com/show.cfm?id=301262
And in general, check Miguel out at http://migueldalmau.com/
and on twitter @Migueldalmau
Thu, 23 January 2014
A Wonderful episode with musical master of melancholic comedy, Jonathan Coulton!
Check him out at http://www.jonathancoulton.com/ and on Twitter @Jonathancoulton
Check out the new episodes of the College Cooking News Feed at http://collegecooking.com/channels/news-feed
And the new articles section I've put up at http://mikecomedy.com
This episode's song, "I Understand" is available for download at http://soundcloud.com/mblejer
Review on iTunes, Tweet me @Mikeblejer and generally say hi! Happy new year folks.