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Posted inArts & Culture

Stand-up tragedy

On Inauguration Day 2017, New York-based comedian Ben Wassermanʼs father died—the first in what would turn out to be a series of deaths in his life over the next three years, including his grandfather, his uncle, and four friends. Wasserman, whose past comedic work included a segment for MTV where he painted with his butt, […]

Posted inCity Life

Agenda: Wed 7/20/22

The Hoodoisie is a radically politicized live “news show” that takes place on a regular basis “in a different gentrifying neighborhood” according to its founders Ricardo Gamboa, Lily Be, and Steven Beaudion. Live events usually resemble a late night talk show, but with an infusion of what Hoodoisie organizers call “block-optics,” a focus on people […]