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LABOR DAY SONG - I realized there weren't any Labor Day songs, so I wrote one...crank it up! WATCH ON YOUTUBE

Thursday
Nov212013

It's almost Thanksgiving...

Friday
Nov152013

The Manifesto! Manifesto

Here's a piece I wrote and read at the first Manifesto! -- a weekly stand-up show (Tuesdays, 8 pm) that I co-host at the People's Republic of Brooklyn. I post it here for anyone who missed it, and so that history will remember these words:

A new movement is sweeping Brooklyn—the movement of Comedism  (a word I just made up, out of Comedy and Communism). The time has come for an alliance of radical comedians, audience members, and a bar on Smith Street—a.k.a. the joketariate—to rise up against the bourgeoisie of the Comedy-Industrial-Complex. First, we call for the abolition the 2-Drink Minimum! Second, we must no longer be enslaved by the oppressive cover charge, a holdover from feudalism, and begin a new era of Free Comedy for the Masses! Henceforth, Comedist leaders, such as those assembled today, will speak their views and aims freely into a microphone, without fear of censure or imprisonment. Furthermore, the hegemony of the celebrity-dominant Twitterocracy will be uprooted and cast out. The name “Miley Cyrus” will never be uttered in this show! (Oh, shit, except once.) We will also throw out the wage system, since, as Marx said, wage-labor only creates “capital, i.e., that kind of property which exploits wage-labor, and which cannot increase except upon condition of begetting a new supply of wage-labor for fresh exploitation…” (What this means to the comics is…you’re getting paid in drinks.) Comrades, the joketariat must own the means of amplification—but until then, we’ll just use this mic that was already here at the bar. Comedians and audiences of Carroll Gardens, unite! Stand-up for the People!

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Monday
Nov042013

PSH Performs...Peppermint Patty from "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving"

The great Philip Seymour Hoffman takes on one of his most challenging roles. WATCH ON YOUTUBE

Tuesday
Oct292013

PSH Performs...Sally from "The Great Pumpkin"

Here's a classic Halloween video from my friend Philip Seymour Hoffman! WATCH ON YOUTUBE

Wednesday
Oct232013

POWER OF THE BEARD (Music Video)

Crank up my new stadium rocker! Go Red Sox! Fear the Beards!

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Wednesday
Oct162013

NEW SHOW! Comedy Night @ Buschenschank

Here's a new standup show I'm co-hosting/producing in my beloved Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn... Come turn your Weltschmerz into mirth & merriment! Please come to our first show, so they'll let us keep doing it! Help us create a new venue for comedians & humor-deprived residents of the hood!

COMEDY NIGHT @ BUSCHENSHANK
Thurs, October 24, 8 p.m.
Buschenschank Brooklyn
320 Court Street (btw. Union & Sackett Streets)
Close to the F & G trains, Carroll Street stop
In the "Ratskeller" (groovy basement room) - great German/Italian food & beer at this place!
Admission is only $5.00. No drink minimum.

The THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24TH show will feature these fine comedians*:
-DAVE HILL (Cinemax, "Tasteful Nudes")
-THOMAS ATTILA LEWIS (The TV Junkie, "Channel Zero" podcast)
-ELIZA SKINNER ("Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell", The Beatdown)
-CLAUDIA COGAN ("Last Comic Standing", NY Magazine's 10 People Funny People Find Funny)
-JOE PERA (The Creek and The Cave)
-CATIE LAZARUS ("Employee of the Month" podcast)
and MORE TBA! (*lineup is subject to change)

Plus your lovable and hilarious hosts TIM ELLIS & MO FATHELBAB!

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