“Hey Brooklyn, do you like to laaaaugh?” We’d like to think that’s how we’d start off our set if given the opportunity to take a crack at some local standup, anyway. For some reason, nobody ever asks. Probably because in spite of a much-discussed exodus of talented comedians to L.A. over the past few years (TV pays, we get it), New York’s comedy scene is thriving. Particularly in Brooklyn, which has quietly become home to some of the best emerging talent on the east coast (not to mention some of the very best standup venues). As such, we’ve selected 50 of them that we’d like you to know about, if you don’t already. We’re not being sticklers, here: some of the people who made the cut don’t technically live in the borough (or even New York State), but all of them contribute to the local comedy scene in ways we deem to be crucial. Mostly, though, they are all very, very funny.
For the second year in a row, the Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District is sponsoring a Halloween pub crawl. The event will run from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Atlantic Avenue between the BQE and Fourth Avenue—ten long blocks—and will feature a costume contest, drink specials, and a DJ. A pub crawl of this […]
Exchange Rates, Bushwick’s first international art expo of sorts, is already in full swing as of Thursday. But don’t worry if you’ve slept on it, there are tons of events happening through Sunday. The weekend-long event in which galleries and studios all over Bushwick—including some you may have never heard of—brings a slew of international […]
It seems logical to think since more people are paying to ride the subway, the MTA must be making more money. Right? Well, kinda. Despite a peak in subway use—the MTA recorded four record-high ridership days last month—transit authority faces a $15 billion budget gap for next year, which it may need to fill by […]