“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.
As some of you may have heard, yesterday, the Straphangers Campaign released their 16th Annual State of the Subways Report Card, which ranks all 19 subway lines based on things like wait time and cleanliness. Somehow, the 7 train came out on top, but guess what? The 7 train never touches Brooklyn. So, we combed […]
Every time we want to feel like a completely out-of-touch old person, we mention to someone under the age of 30 that we have never participated in the vast wasteland world that is online dating and don’t even know how Tinder works. With the looks we receive, you’d swear we talked about only using a […]
Brooklyn may already have CitiBike, but the Bike Design Project, a multi-city design competition, has pitted designers in cities across the country against one another to design the ultimate city bike (with a ‘y’). The cities in the running are exactly the ones we’d expect—Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York City. (Does anyone […]