Open-Air Live Comedy Series on Orchard Street Draws Neighborhood Ire

Posted August 18, 2020 at 5:00 am

Each Thursday night, hundreds gather for open-air entertainment on Orchard Street. And neighbors are incensed. “Horseplay at Sunset” is a free weekly comedy show stationed outside Regina’s Grocery. A makeshift podium sits curbside for a line of participating comics. Performers are properly distanced from the crowd; yet the crowd itself is not, with face coverings […]

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Use This Handy Template to Play ‘Gentrification Mad Libs’

Posted September 11, 2015 at 10:22 am

With all the pay-to-play websites out there, many reviews for new bars – in any neighborhood – tend to get monotonous and derivative. We’re looking at you, Urban Daddy. Rising rents and the constant transition of city storefronts (i.e. gentrification) creates an endless supply of hopefuls who ride the short-lived PR wave until it breaks. […]

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Sweet Recap: Questlove, Aziz Ansari, and Neal Brennan Bring It

Posted June 14, 2012 at 10:20 am

Anything can happen Tuesday nights in the dungeon of Ella, current home to Seth Herzog’s weekly comedy show, Sweet.

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David Wain & Michael Ian Black at “Sweet” this Week

Last modified August 11, 2012 at 11:18 am

Seth Herzog killed it at Sweet this week. That strange basement room of Ella, referred to by comedian Nick Kroll as “the inside of Beetlejuice’s urethra,” was totally buzzing for two-plus hours.

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Leslie Nielsen Died Yesterday Evening

Last modified November 29, 2010 at 9:41 am

Sad news to report this morning. Canadian-born actor Leslie Nielsen passed away yesterday evening from complications due to pneumonia. He was 84. Nielsen began his career as a serious actor, appearing in Forbidden Planet and Poseidon Adventure.  But all that changed with a memorable role as Dr. Rumack in arguably the funniest movie of all […]

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Seth Herzog’s Sweet Relocates to Ella on Avenue A

Last modified January 30, 2012 at 11:10 pm

The recently-orphaned SWEET comedy show is on the move again. After losing its home in the Slipper Room over the summer, the long-running weekly event bounced around a bit before landing at Arlene’s Grocery at the end of September.  Now, for the second time in as many months, funnyman Seth Herzog has relocated his beloved […]

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Town Hall Schmooze at Eastville Comedy Club

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Tonight is the first of a new weekly series called Town Hall Schmooze, held at the Eastville Comedy Club. According to the press release: Monday September 21 8-9:30 PM For the First in a Regular Series on Monday Nights. Town Hall Schmooze Sponsored By RCN with Lower East Siders Radio Host & Comic Sam Greenfield […]