WHATS YOUR EFFING DEAL? @ COMEDY CELLAR AT THE VILLAGE UNDERGROUND
The excitement for this show was one of our highest of the week, mainly because we love watching Big Jay Oakerson take to the stage and rip on some of the audience. The sold out venue played host to the brainchild of Oakerson the night has one rule for all comedians on the bill, and that’s not to use their material. Just riff off the crowd and talk about whatever is going on.
Oakerson hand picked the lineup which included Paul Mercurio who just jumped into the crowd and took off deep into the audience to make sure the back of the room knew it was out of the woods. Lynne Koplitz, who might’ve had a bit too much to drink and made things for the better. Kurt Metzger, who can make someone laugh just by shooting them a look. Nick Turner, who can’t play the piano for sh*t and still managed to lead us all in a Third Eye Blind sing along. Julian McCullough dropped in for a surprise spot. Rounding out the bill was the one and only Dave Attell who not only mixed things up with the crowd, called Jay up onto the stage to tell some stories about the worst they ever bombed. At some point in the night Oakerson got his hands on a wireless mic which allowed the comedians to interact with him when they were tired of picking on the people in the front row in front of them. Let’s hope we all get to find out some more about what our effing deals are. – Matt Kleinschmidt
ANTHONY JESELNIK @ TOWN HALL
Anthony Jeselnik took the stage last night at Town Hall to put on a hysterically dark set. It was classic arrogant Jeselnik with all of the rape, tragedy and autism jokes you could handle all while being sure to pay compliments to himself for how good of a job he was doing. What got the biggest reaction was when he told the crowd that the Jeselnik Offensive was officially cancelled by Comedy Central. He then got the crowd to yell “F*#% you Comedy Central!” Followed by him discussing how he will never do anything Comedy Central related again. Whether or not that is actually true is still unclear. He also burnt bridges with Caroline’s on Broadway though he had no reason to and actually said that they were a big part of him blowing up and becoming so famous.
Anthony discussed the joy he gets when making jokes about tragedies in the US like 9/11 and and the Boston marathon being by staying “it is my responsibility to make jokes about events so tragic.”
This was the end of his 2 1/2 month tour so who know what he has coming up but all we know is that Jeselnik isn’t taming down one bit. – Tim Hager