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PHOTOGRAPHY DP JOLLY I’d been thumbing through my Facebook feed, last summer, when I first came across a video of comedian couple, Chicklet and Maleni. Chicklet, whose real name is Steven Negron, had been attempting to stunt on Instagram with a bottle of D’usse. That the bottle was actually filled with Iced Tea instead of the luxury-lifestyle cognac was beside the point. The point was presentation and how—with the right caption, context, and filter—no one knows,...
(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...
Fort Greene resident Natasha Vaynblat is a heavy weight UCB improviser and writer, who does all kinds of videos for IFC, Above Average, and UCB. Currently, she’s really shining in the world of fashion—kind of: Her Instagram, Natasha Wears Clothes, is a humorous take on the cut-throat world of fashion, and the unreasonable ideals we often feel we should ascribe to within it. How and why did you become involved in your line of work? My...
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....

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