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(Ophira Eisenberg. Photo Mindy Tucker) It’s Friday night in the basement of one of Park Slope’s busiest bars. The room is packed with locals taking the night off to be among others doing the same. Two hosts take the stage and ask the crowd who here has kids. The air fills with wine glasses and approving screams. They quickly follow up: “For those of you who don’t, why are you here?” This is SH!TSHOW, a comedy show...
It’s the first Friday night of 2017, and Hannibal Buress is sitting in a mostly-empty green room—all that’s on a table is a bottle of Jameson and a veggie platter—inside the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel. He’s just performed a corporate-tailored version of his stand-up set (complete with jokes about 401k's, incredulousness over Donald Trump, and a comparison of Hillary Clinton to a crouton) at a private event in which he opened for Sting....
On October 7, Paula Hawkins’ Gone Girl-lite mystery The Girl on the Train will drunkenly stumble into theaters, starring Emily Blunt as everyone’s favorite amateur detective/grim alcoholic/scary stalker. It moves the London-set book to New York, which presumably means a lot of changes beyond swapping London’s commuter trains for Metro-North. But the most important one is this: What is the main character going to drink instead of canned gin & tonics??! This is very important....
I have never understood the appeal of actively hating something you can very well avoid. It appears that people of the internet have a consuming desire to adopt harsh convictions towards pop culture entities, and oddly, Saturday Night Live seems to be a target of many a hate tangent. Criticizing the cast of the late night staple, picking apart sketches and slamming them as "unfunny" brings joy to the faceless names on blog comments,...

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