“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.
Remember when we told you that Fool’s Gold promised “some special surprises” for their annual Labor Day bash in Brooklyn? That wasn’t a lie. Just when you thought your holiday weekend couldn’t get any better — surprise! — Fool’s Gold OG and super producer-DJ-turntablist A-Trak has been added to the Williamsburg edition of Fool’s Gold […]
In the interest of keeping you all up-to-date on our favorite food happenings, here’s a short rundown of local food news from the week. We schooled you all in what merits authentic moonshine. Hint: If it’s being made legally, it probably ain’t moonshine. [BK Mag] We dropped by the amazing Gowanus offices of Farmigo, an […]
It’s a good thing everyone has already left for Montauk, Jersey, and Cape Cod for Labor Day, because you do not want to be in town this weekend! What’s that? No second home you say? Hmm. Well, at least you don’t rely on the subway to get around. You do?? Oh jeez. Then we hope you’ve […]