“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.
Whether you believe the recent string of Ice Bucket Challenges are a misguided case of so-called “slacktivism” or part of a genuine, positive movement, there is obviously plenty of room for it to go terribly wrong. Such is the case with the recent news that Do-Or-Dine chef Justin Warner recently decided to participate using what […]
Ah, New York, where the sidewalks are paved with opportunity gold dog poop. A new map, helpfully compiled by DNA Info, categorizes neighborhoods by the number of violations filed with the city in the last two years. The results? The Bronx is by far the dog poop-iest borough, with 252 violations in that time period, […]
Greenpoint’s Silicon Valley–esque cowork space The Yard is home to dozens of local start-ups, some as small as a single laptop. It’s here that the pocket-sized headquarters of Vyer Films can be found, amid minimal white tables and long, low couches—all that’s missing is a ping-pong table. An elevator pitch for Vyer Films might go something like, […]