tyfcomedy:

TELL YOUR FRIENDS! 
It’s the Liam McEneaney 29th Birthday Bash!

Comedian, writer, and podcaster, Liam McEneaney is celebrating his 29th birthday in style, with several of his favorite musical and comedic acts in NYC. 

AT THE BELL HOUSE
149 7th Street
btwn 2nd & 3rd Aves.
Gowanus, Bklyn

DOORS: 7:00pm
SHOW: 8:00pm

ADMISSION: $20.00

Buy tickets here: http://tinyurl.com/TYFGILGOT

WITH:

GILBERT GOTTFRIED
the living comedy legend, whom Stephen King once called, “a national treasure.” From the Comedy Central roasts, his legendary Howard Stern Radio Show appearances, Walt Disney’s “Aladdin,” The Hollywood Squares, The Aristocrats, Family Guy, A Million Ways To Die In The West, The Tonight Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, his own HBO special, and his new podcast on the Sideshow Network, “Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast!

MIKE DOUGHTY
the founder and former lead singer of the band Soul Coughing, and the author of the recent memoir, “The Book of Drugs.” His solo albums, including “Golden Delicious,” “Sad Man Happy Man,” “Yes And Also Yes,” and “Circles Super Bon Bon,” all entered the Billboard Top 200 charts

KAKI KING
is one of Rolling Stone’s “Top 100 New Guitar Gods,” and has recorded with the Foo Fighters, Timbaland, and Tegan & Sara. Her most recent album “Glow appeared on the Billboard Top 200.

AMANDA MELSON
has appeared on Comedy Central, and her writing credits include VH1’s “Best Week Ever” and “Standup Nation with Greg Giraldo.” She also appeared in the film “I’ll Believe You,” in the role of “Fanny, the Vampire Lover”

HAND JOB ACADEMY
are a Brooklynl rap group, whose cult hits include “Shark Week" and "Pu$$y Chicken," and were the subject of a large profile/interview in New York magazine

A BRIEF VIEW OF THE HUDSON
the TYF! house band and NYC local folk-rock heroes

HOSTED BY:
LIAM McENEANEY
from television (various), his album Comedian on ASpecialThing Records, and his standup movie, “Tell Your Friends! The Concert Film!

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Then see him live at TYF! on August 5th.

The Tell Your Friends! History’s Greatest Podcast! Summer Spectacular continues today with a panel discussion between Liam McEneaney and five of the best comedy writers working today. Recorded live at The Bell House.

Our panel talks about comedy writing, how to make it, their first jobs, Twitter, and what a dick Chevy Chase is.

IN CONVERSATION WITH:
ANDY BOROWITZ – writer for The New Yorker, New York Times bestselling author, National Press Club award-winner, “Funniest man in America,” according to the CBS Sunday News Morning,one of the 50 Funniest American Writers according to the Library of America, and the co-creator The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

ANDY BLITZ - has written for, and appeared on, “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “Human Giant,” “Important Things with Demetri Martin,” “Eagleheart,” and Comedy Central’s “Review.”

JESSI KLEIN - is head writer and executive producer of “Inside Amy Schumer,” and has written for “Saturday Night Live.” She also wrote and appeared on “Michael & Michael Have Issues” and “The Showbiz Show with David Spade,” had a half-hour special on Comedy Central, and is a regular panelist on NPR’s “Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me!”

CHRIS GETHARD - is a comedian and improvisor, the host of the cult hit The Chris Gethard Show, and star of a Comedy Central Half Hour special

BRYAN TUCKER – is the co-head writer of “Saturday Night Live,” where sketches he’s written and co-written include “What’s Up With That?” and “Black Jeopardy!” Previous credits include “Chappelle’s Show” (“The Racial Draft” sketch), MADTV, and “The Chris Rock Show.”
(Listen to Bryan Tucker discuss his career here: http://tyfpodcast.tumblr.com/post/41685657436/issue-4-snl-supervising-writer-bryan-tucker)

Gilbert Gottfried at The Gathering of the Juggalos.

See him live at TYF! in NYC on August 5th. All the info is in here.

tyfpodcast:

Tell Your Friends! History’s Greatest podcast returns with an all-new summer double issue. Part one features TYF!’s signature stories from some of New York City’s best writers and storytellers. This week includes:

Ophira Eisenberg - host of NPR’s Ask Me Another, and author of the memoir Screw Everyone: How I Slept My Way To Monogamy, You can learn more in her TYF! interview here.

Michele Carlo - Moth Slam Champion and author of the memoir Fish Out of Agua

Bob Powers - old friend of the show, and writer for someecards.com, mastermind behind the cult blog “Girls Are Pretty,” and author of the books “Happy Cruelty Day” and the “Just Make A Choice” choose your own adventure books for adults.

Lux Alptraum - former editrix-in-chief for fleshbot.com

Next week’s issue features a live panel interview with Andy Borowitz, Jessi Klein, Andy Blitz, Chris Gethard, and Bryan Tucker.

Now you can support the TYF! podcast for as little as one dollar a month! Get advance listens to live shows and unedited interviews. Learn more here: www.patreon.com/Radio

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TELL YOUR FRIENDS! 
It’s the Liam McEneaney 29th Birthday Bash!

Comedian, writer, and podcaster, Liam McEneaney is celebrating his 29th birthday in style, with several of his favorite musical and comedic acts in NYC. 

AT THE BELL HOUSE
149 7th Street
btwn 2nd & 3rd Aves.
Gowanus, Bklyn

DOORS: 7:00pm
SHOW: 8:00pm

ADMISSION: $20.00

Buy tickets here: http://tinyurl.com/TYFGILGOT

WITH:

GILBERT GOTTFRIED
the living comedy legend, whom Stephen King once called, “a national treasure.” From the Comedy Central roasts, his legendary Howard Stern Radio Show appearances, Walt Disney’s “Aladdin,” The Hollywood Squares, The Aristocrats, Family Guy, A Million Ways To Die In The West, The Tonight Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, his own HBO special, and his new podcast on the Sideshow Network, “Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast!

MIKE DOUGHTY
the founder and former lead singer of the band Soul Coughing, and the author of the recent memoir, “The Book of Drugs.” His solo albums, including “Golden Delicious,” “Sad Man Happy Man,” “Yes And Also Yes,” and “Circles Super Bon Bon,” all entered the Billboard Top 200 charts

KAKI KING
is one of Rolling Stone’s “Top 100 New Guitar Gods,” and has recorded with the Foo Fighters, Timbaland, and Tegan & Sara. Her most recent album “Glow appeared on the Billboard Top 200.

AMANDA MELSON
has appeared on Comedy Central, and her writing credits include VH1’s “Best Week Ever” and “Standup Nation with Greg Giraldo.” She also appeared in the film “I’ll Believe You,” in the role of “Fanny, the Vampire Lover”

HAND JOB ACADEMY
are a Brooklynl rap group, whose cult hits include “Shark Week" and "Pu$$y Chicken," and were the subject of a large profile/interview in New York magazine

A BRIEF VIEW OF THE HUDSON
the TYF! house band and NYC local folk-rock heroes

HOSTED BY:
LIAM McENEANEY
from television (various), his album Comedian on ASpecialThing Records, and his standup movie, “Tell Your Friends! The Concert Film!

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tyfcomedy:

GILBERT GOTTFRIED’s five best Howard Stern Show Appearances

A couple of years ago, Gilbert got in trouble for making jokes on his Twitter feed (https://twitter.com/realgilbert) about the tsunami that hit Japan. And whatever you think about

 maybe the timing of that joke, long-time fans of Gilbert, and especially of his many classic appearances on the Howard Stern radio show, know that treading the fine line of political correctness has never been the man’s forté. In fact, that’s one of the reasons we’re so excited to have Gilbert on TYF! There’s nothing like a live show where literally anything can happen; and in that spirit, we offer Gilbert’s five best appearances on the old Stern Show.

Just a note: when I say these tread the line of good taste, I mean they trample on it like a herd of elephants and destroy it. You have been warned:

GILBERT GOTTFRIED VS. ABE HIRSCHFELD
(see link above)

Abe Hirschfeld (not to be confused with Al Hirschfeld of celebrity caricature/Broadway theatre fame) was a real NYC character; an immigrant who made millions developing parking lots in Manhattan. His NY Times obituary provides some of the highlights of his public career, including his two-week term as publisher of the New York Post and his offer of one million dollars to Paula Jones to get her to drop her sex harassment suit against Bill Clinton.

When he was released from prison after attempting to hire a hitman to rub out his business partner, he called into the Stern show while Gilbert (“I can’t believe that they lock people up for murder!”) is sitting in. The result is gold.

GILBERT GOTTFRIED VS. JERRY SEINFELD’S ANSWERING MACHINE
http://www.youtube.com/e/XXa-f7uI8BE?autoplay=1

On his recent appearance on WTF with Marc Maron (www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episodes/episode_320_-_gilbert_gottfried), Gilbert discussed his early days in standup, and how he would spend 20 minutes just doing impressions of the (then obscure) other comedians at the club. One of the impressions he did was of Jerry Seinfeld, and he described how it would drive Seinfeld crazy.

When Jerry Seinfeld cancelled on the Stern show without warning, they call and have the show on his answering machine. Gilbert’s “Jerry Seinfeld Jr.” impression gets a lot of work here.

GILBERT GOTTFRIED VS. AMY HECKERLING’S BABYSITTER
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmqFSmNoU40

Gilbert went to have dinner with Amy Heckerling (director of Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Clueless) and her babysitter picked him up and gave him a ride, and long story short, offended the woman so badly (with his endless Holocaust jokes) that she called into the Stern show for years to yell at him. Here’s her first appearance, where she calls into the show, and then the show call Gilbert to wake him up.

GILBERT GOTTFRIED & SAM KINISON VS. THE BOUNDS OF GOOD TASTE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP0cOsN41es

Gilbert and Kinison sit in on the news, and discuss the stories of the day… which includes Ryan White’s funeral.

GILBERT GOTTFRIED VS. KRAFT FOODS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_OFvhY1QcQ

Gilbert discusses getting fired from a lucrative Miracle Whip commercial gig after a previous appearance on the Howard Stern show.

BONUS HALLOWEEN-THEMED PICK:
DRACULA GOTTFRIED GOES ON THE STREETS TO INTERVIEW BLACK PEOPLE ABOUT OJ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFt8Ptm6P6M

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housingworksbookstore:

SNL's Colin Jost (that's him) was added to next Tuesday's Comedy Notebook with Liam McEneaney! Even more of a reason to come.

(Source: lilianlies)

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In this week’s issue, comedian, author, musician, and radio host Dave Hill tells us about how exactly he got on This American Life, and about his vacation down at a Mexican prison where he almost got murdered by a machete-wielding maniac (SPOILER: he isn’t dead).

Bob Powers tells us a pair of short stories, and Liam McEneaney tells us what the hell he’s been up to.

housingworksbookstore:

This Week at HWBC:

Tomorrow Comedy Notebook with Liam McEneaney is back! It is April Fool’s Day after all. This time, he’s here with Colin Quinn, “TV’s Frank” Conniff, Carla Rhodes, musical guest Andy Shernoff, and host Rob Paravonian.

On Wednesday, our monthly food series, DISH, is back! Josh Morton of Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur will be providing drinks to start the night, followed by an appetizer of info from the upcoming Food Book Fair, dinner from author of The Secret Financial Life of Food: From Commodities Markets to Supermarkets Kara Newman, and for dessert, Four & Twenty Blackbirds creators Melissa and Emily Elsen.

Finally, Thursday we’re hosting OCTOPUS! A Discussion of Animal Intelligence, Behavior—and Robots. Amanda is really really excited for the discussion about octopuses with author of Octopus! The Most Mysterious Creature in the Sea Katherine Harmon Courage, bio-robotics researcher Frank Grasso, animal intelligence scholar and philosopher Robert Lurz, and cephalopod behavior expert Jennifer Basil to talk about octopuses and more!

Oh and don’t forget this weekend is the monthly sale! 30% off everything in the store all day Saturday and Sunday. Come and get everything your heart desires.

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TUESDAY, January 7that Housing Works Bookstore126 Crosby St.Experienced comedians trying out new material.7:00 SHARP * FREE ADMISSIONHosted by: ROB PARAVONIANwith:VANESSA BAYERfrom NBC’s Saturday Night LiveJANEANE GAROFALOfrom HBO, Epix, Wet Hot American Summer, 24, and MOREMYQ KAPLANfrom the Late Show, the Late Late Show, and maybe the Late Late Late Show? Plus a Comedy Central special, a couple albums, and your mom’s houseLIAM McENEANEYfrom televisionMUSICAL GUEST:CAT POPPERhas played with Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, jack White, and tons of other fun musicians

TUESDAY, January 7th
at Housing Works Bookstore
126 Crosby St.

Experienced comedians trying out new material.

7:00 SHARP * FREE ADMISSION

Hosted by: ROB PARAVONIAN

with:

VANESSA BAYER
from NBC’s Saturday Night Live

JANEANE GAROFALO
from HBO, Epix, Wet Hot American Summer, 24, and MORE

MYQ KAPLAN
from the Late Show, the Late Late Show, and maybe the Late Late Late Show? Plus a Comedy Central special, a couple albums, and your mom’s house

LIAM McENEANEY
from television

MUSICAL GUEST:
CAT POPPER
has played with Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, jack White, and tons of other fun musicians

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FREE: Comedy Notebook w/ JANEANE GAROFALO, CAT POPPER, LIAM McENEANEY, and MORE!
Experienced comedians trying out new material.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 7th:at Housing Works Bookstore126 Crosby Street, SOHO
7:00pm * FREE ADMISSIONwith:JANEANE GAROFALOfrom HBO, Epix, Wet Hot American Summer, 24, and MORELIAM McENEANEYfrom televisionMUSICAL GUEST:CAT POPPERhas played with Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, jack White, and tons of other fun musiciansand MORE TBA
FREE: Comedy Notebook w/ JANEANE GAROFALO, CAT POPPER, LIAM McENEANEY, and MORE!

Experienced comedians trying out new material.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 7th:
at Housing Works Bookstore
126 Crosby Street, SOHO

7:00pm * FREE ADMISSION

with:
JANEANE GAROFALO
from HBO, Epix, Wet Hot American Summer, 24, and MORE

LIAM McENEANEY
from television

MUSICAL GUEST:
CAT POPPER
has played with Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, jack White, and tons of other fun musicians

and MORE TBA

LIAM McENEANEY: COMEDIAN is currently #16 on Amazon’s comedy best-seller list, and debuted on the iTunes Top 100 Comedy Chart.
Buy it on Amazon today.Or you can always buy it on iTunes.
Wherever you buy it, please leave a review. Even if you hate it. (But hopefully because you love it!)

LIAM McENEANEY: COMEDIAN is currently #16 on Amazon’s comedy best-seller list, and debuted on the iTunes Top 100 Comedy Chart.

Buy it on Amazon today.
Or you can always buy it on iTunes.

Wherever you buy it, please leave a review. Even if you hate it. (But hopefully because you love it!)

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Out October 1st.