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Hello, 2015!


MANIFESTO's Big Anniversary Show @ littlefield!

A big show, celebrating a year of shows... JUDAH FRIEDLANDER, BEN KRONBERG & SUE SMITH will add more power to the lineup! (Dave Hill was called out of town by the showbiz authorities.) See you there, comrades! For info & tix ($5 in advance, $8 at door), CLICK HERE.


Anti-Pickling Activism

I live in Brooklyn where everyone is into pickling. Not me. What I do to buck this stupid trend is, I go to an outdoor market, say the Brooklyn Flea, and buy someone’s ridiculously handcrafted, artisanal pickles. Then I go home and remove all the vinegar, salt, and seasoning -- I turn them back into cucumbers, their natural state before some hipster messed with them. (It takes many hours of gently squeezing and wringing the pickles, so as not to tear their delicate fibers.) Then I'll take the revived cukes to the grocery store and set them free on the shelf, with their friends. I think they’re happy, though it’s pretty hard to tell with cucumbers. Some people don't like what I do. I’ve been called an "unpickled pecker" -- which is fine with me! At least I know I'm doing something to fight the unnecessary brining and fermentation of vegetables that everyone does now, just to be cool. Stop the brining...stop pickling!


SONG: Brooklyn Thong Guy

Behold the new song I wrote and recorded with my band, Modern Beast. It's an ode to a legend...a sunny summer single...2 mins of AM soft-rock gold. Share the love for the Brooklyn Thong Guy! 


Yo, I'm in the NY Funny Song Fest!

As part of the 3rd Annual NY Funny Song Fest, produced by the amazing Jessica Delfino, I'll be co-hosting and performing in Hooklyn: Funny Songs from & about Brooklyn on Sat, May 31, 8:30 pm at People's Republic of Brooklyn (247 Smith St). GET TIX ($10)! ($12 at the door)

I'll also be on the bill at 50 Funny Songs on Fri, May 30, 7 pm at Botanic Lab (86 Orchard St, NYC) -- an exciting and sure to be sold-out night of the fest. GET TIX ($10)! ($12 at the door)

Don't miss NYC'S only comedy, parody, and novelty music festival! 

Here I am, pimpin' it at the Fest last year...


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!

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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