In this week’s episode, it’s a mini CREEP reunion when Anthony Atamanuik (Death By Roo Roo), Silvija Ozols (The Stepfathers), & Ryan Karels (Grandma’s Ashes) join Abra to create a world where Little Roger haunts and makes a frittata, clubs need a VIPleat entrance, & diner waitresses don’t give a shit.
Anthony, Silvija and Ryan are dreams come true. Professor Chester 4 Eva!
Our story this week: something a little different. For a year now, we’ve been bringing you stories that we thought were funny, many of which came from disasters, traumatic events in the lives of the storytellers. It’s in many of our natures and especially in the nature of the kind of person who gets up on the stage to tell these stories for a room full of strangers, to laugh at the macabre and the dark, to smile and snark in spite of terror. A few weeks ago, comedian Julia Weideman took the stage at the UCB East in New York and wrestled that instinct to the ground. When the dust cleared, we had a story, one she had never told before, with no punch lines, no clever similes, no witty rejoinders, and yet it was a story we knew we had to share with you.
Julia Wiedeman is the writer and star of the brilliant one-woman show, Naked People at the UCB theater in New York. If you’re quick you can catch her performing it tonight. Or, see her and her show at the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston, March 21st through the 24th.
While Julia made it out alive, for many women the consequences of domestic and dating violence are far, far worse. One of the best organizations working to change this is Break the Cycle. Please visit breakthecycle.org to learn more and consider donating to the cause of helping youth end the cycle of violence.
If People Talked About Seinfeld Like They Talk About Girls [Click for more]
Do you watch Seinfeld? Do you like it? REALLY?! Ugh, I mean it’s fine, I guess, I just think it has A LOT of problems.
The whole thing just seems SO self-indulgent. Seinfeld stars a comedian named Jerry Seinfeld who plays a comedian named Jerry. Wow. Really, Jerry? He also created the show and writes it. It’s like he can’t give up control of anything.
Sometimes it seems like he’s just using this show as an excuse to play out his fantasies, y’know? Every show opens with him performing stand-up to a great crowd that loves every one of his jokes. And he’s constantly having sex with these beautiful women. Like, WAY too beautiful for a schlubby guy like Jerry. Even George, who’s like short and fat, and Kramer, who’s just kind of gross, both also have sex with these beautiful women. It’s like, yeah, okay, Jerry. I guess enjoy the dream while you can.
He really seems to think he’s funny. Do you think he’s funny? I don’t think he’s funny. Like, the critics say it’s a funny show, but the comedy is kind of weird. And nothing ever HAPPENS. It’s just these privileged white people (and I mean, they’re ALL white) living their lives in New York. The only non-white characters are wacky immigrant cab drivers and soup vendors. Oh, hilarious: they can’t speak English well — what’s so groundbreaking about that? Continue
PBF comic # 90 “Mrs. Hammer”
EPISODE 99: MICHAEL CHE
This week, Sara and Nikki conduct a no-nonsense all-business intro before announcing their pick for the YHTBT-designed listener-proposed website to be created on Squarespace: an entire site exclusively devoted to Talking Pee. The ladies welcome rising comic Michael Che (Best Week Ever, Letterman, soon SNL) to discuss the art of calling out an audience’s oversensitivity regarding such topics as race or bulldogs. The trio touch upon all the complications and potential depression of watching porn and end up highlighting a host of real-world gestures, scents, and compliments that do a better job of turning them on anyway. To close, everyone Talks Pee about Tim Minchin and his about-to-open Matilda, Mario Badescu and his magical skin creams, and Thai food as a whole.
Reminders! If you’d like to attend the taping of Nikki’s half-hour special this Friday March 1st in Boston fo’ free, head over to theblacklistnyc.com/ccboston for tickets. And don’t forget to do yourself a favor and tune in to Nikki & Sara LIVE this Tuesday at 11pm/10c on MTV.
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