Night of the Living with Kurt Braunohler, Judah Friedlander, Special Musical Guest Amanda Palmer, Live BUNK Screening

Night of the Living with Kurt Braunohler

Judah Friedlander

Special Musical Guest Amanda Palmer

Live BUNK Screening

Fri, June 29, 2012

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

*** Talk show guests are subject to change *** Limited seating ***

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Night of the Living with Kurt Braunohler
Night of the Living with Kurt Braunohler
Night of the Living with Kurt Braunohler is a late night talk show featuring house band Adira Amram and the Experience, bits and sketches from New York City's finest comedians, interviews with famous people, performances by our favorite musicians, and a greater than average number of puppets. We guarantee you an evening of something very cool and very stupid. Because that's how we like it. Past guests include Zach Galafinakis, David Cross, Ted Leo, A.C. Newman, Pete & Pete (Danny Tamberelli and Mike Marona), Jon Benjamin, Jon Glaser, Tom Scharpling, Jim Gaffigan, Kristen Schaal, Judah Friedlander, Amanda Palmer, and may other amazing people. This month's amazingness will be no exception.
Head Writer Scotty Landes. Puppets by Anney Fresh.

Following this month's installment of Night of the Living, the audience is invited to stay for a live screening of Kurt's new IFC series, BUNK! Kurt will be live-tweeting the event and we'll have some sort of fancy (or not so fancy) drink specials.
Judah Friedlander
Judah Friedlander
On the comedy stage, Judah Friedlander is The World Champion. He is the best athlete in the world, greatest martial artist, the sexual desire of every woman, and a role model to children. Let’s face it, Judah is the greatest comedian in the world… And the most humble. Judah is an extra-dark blackbelt in karate. Judah is known to comics & audiences as one of the funniest and most original stand-up comedians. Seeing Judah perform live is always a unique experience. He always has new jokes & he plays off the audience making up jokes on the spot. You will never see Judah do the same show twice. Because Judah is so awesome, he’s also one of the most copied comedians. But a copy is never as good as the original. And no one can top The World Champion.

Judah started doing stand-up in 1989 and has been doing it just about every night ever since. Even though Judah has made over 30 movies & appeared in hundreds of TV shows - stand-up comedy is Judah’s priority and specialty. He is not an actor who does stand-up on the side. He’s a stand-up comedian who acts on the side. You can watch Judah as “Frank Rossitano” on the Emmy-winning “30 Rock” every night in syndication & on Comedy Central, as well as in new episodes every Thursday night on NBC. Judah has made multiple hilarious appearances on many late night talk shows including: Letterman, Conan, Fallon & The Daily Show. Judah was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2003 Independent Spirit Awards for his role in the Sundance-winning “American Splendor”. Some of his other movies include “Meet the Parents”, “Wet Hot American Summer”, “Feast”, “Zoolander”, and “The Wrestler”. Judah’s hilarious instructional karate book “How To Beat Up Anybody” is based on his stand-up act, but with all brand new material. He sells & signs it after shows. Judah does meet & greets after every show. Judah does not charge for photos. So, you don’t have to ask Judah if it’s ok to take a photo – you can take one with him, and it’ll be the sexiest photo you’ve ever seen. Next year Judah will be coming out with both a stand-up album and stand-up concert movie.
Special Musical Guest Amanda Palmer
Special Musical Guest Amanda Palmer
Singer, songwriter, piano-slayer and super-blogger Amanda Palmer is preparing to release her first new studio album in four years, in conjunction with her new band, The Grand Theft Orchestra, featuring Michael McQuilken, Chad Raines and Jherek Bischoff. Entitled Theatre Is Evil, the album was recently recorded in Melbourne with producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Murder By Death, Modest Mouse, Xiu Xiu), and is due out in September. Palmer and GTO will embark on a six-city summer tour, unveiling the new album as a series of intimate performances alongside a dynamic visual art exhibit featuring 30 contemporary artists to include Frances Bean Cobain, Shepard Fairey, Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses), David Mack and Cynthia Von Buhler.

Arguably her most pop-influenced album yet, Theatre Is Evil showcases Amanda’s powerful vocals and talented songwriting in ways that may surprise even her most ardent fans. Written over the course of several years (since the release of her last studio album, Who Killed Amanda Palmer), the album offers a collection of sounds and rhythms heavily influenced by the music Palmer grew up listening to – most notably 80s synth rock and Brit Pop. From the anthemic “Do It With A Rockstar” and “Want it Back” to the mighty, horn-induced bop of “Massachusetts Avenue”, Theatre is Evil is tauntingly playful. At the same time, a more somber, vulnerable Amanda Palmer pulls at our heart strings with ballads like “Trout Heart Replica”, “Grown Man Cry”, and the pièce de résistance: “The Bed Song”, a somber, melancholy track that documents the slow deterioration of a long-term marriage.
True to form, the undisputed queen of crowd-sourcing and fan engagement enlisted her community of loyal supporters to launch her ambitious global release, selling nearly 25,000 copies of her new album in multiple formats via Kickstarter, along with a variety of unique merch items including hand-painted turntables, two different coffee table art books featuring art from the group exhibit, and numerous Amanda Palmer experiences. All told Palmer’s presales have already earned the artist over $1 million, garnering accolades from the likes of Forbes, CNN, The New York Times, and The Economist.
Live BUNK Screening - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Live BUNK Screening
BUNK is a comedy game show where a panel of comedians compete in inane challenges to win surreal prizes. Contestants are armed with nothing but their wits as they respond to images they've never seen before, make up songs on the spot, complete drawing and sculpture challenges and interact with modern dancers, puppies, babies, gospel singers and more, all under the watchful eye of host Kurt Braunohler.