1. I have loved Andrea Martin from afar for many years, but now, after reading this funny and heroically honest book, I would like to take things to the ‘next level’ and marry her.

    — 

    Tina Fey on Andrea Martin’s memoir, Lady Parts

    See why Tina has fallen in love with Andrea for yourself. The Tony Award-winning actress will appear in conversation with Nathan Lane on September 14, discussing her new book and her career on stage and screen.

  2. Outlander's Sam Heughan gave us his Scottish fashion tips. See what else the stars of the new hit show had to say when they walked the red carpet during the New York premiere at 92Y.

    Outlander's Sam Heughan gave us his Scottish fashion tips. See what else the stars of the new hit show had to say when they walked the red carpet during the New York premiere at 92Y.

  3. Enjoy podcasts? Artisan-chicken and Stumptown coffee? Fred and Carrie? Well today is your day. 
We’re introducing a new ‪podcast‬ series and our first one features Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. Listen here. 
Upcoming weekly podcasts will feature fascinating people and conversations from our stage—both recent as well as past treasures.
Subscribe via iTunes or RSS. 

    Enjoy podcasts? Artisan-chicken and Stumptown coffee? Fred and Carrie? Well today is your day. 

    We’re introducing a new ‪podcast‬ series and our first one features Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. Listen here

    Upcoming weekly podcasts will feature fascinating people and conversations from our stage—both recent as well as past treasures.

    Subscribe via iTunes or RSS

  4. We announced our new fall season yesterday, and tickets to Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers SOLD OUT pretty quickly. But not all hope is lost! We’ll be giving away two tickets in an upcoming sweepstakes on our Facebook page. Make sure you LIKE our Facebook page to get the updates!

    We announced our new fall season yesterday, and tickets to Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers SOLD OUT pretty quickly. But not all hope is lost! We’ll be giving away two tickets in an upcoming sweepstakes on our Facebook page. Make sure you LIKE our Facebook page to get the updates!

  5. For #MusicMonday, here’s a musical moment we wonder how many of you can relate to? (Thanks to The New Yorker issue on 10/21/13)

    For #MusicMonday, here’s a musical moment we wonder how many of you can relate to? (Thanks to The New Yorker issue on 10/21/13)

  6. Best softball team names ever!
We kicked off our eight-team softball league season last weekend in Central Park. While unpacking our players’ jerseys, we thought the team names were too awesome not to share. “Bad Jews Bears” might be our favorite. What’s yours?

    Best softball team names ever!

    We kicked off our eight-team softball league season last weekend in Central Park. While unpacking our players’ jerseys, we thought the team names were too awesome not to share. “Bad Jews Bears” might be our favorite. What’s yours?

  7. We’re excited to share this animated video produced by the PBS series Blank on Blank featuring audio of comic legend Gene Wilder‬ on stage at 92Y in 2007. In it, Gene talks about meeting Mel Brooks, comedy, acting, and his requirement to play Willy Wonka‬. Watch the video!

  8. If you missed Tracy Morgan and Hannibal Buress last night at 92Y, Grantland has highlights:

On the (very important) question of white people using the N-word at karaoke.
Buress: “You can’t pick a song that’s [N-word] heavy. Like, Kanye’s ‘All of the Lights’ is OK. But YG’s ‘My N—a’ you should avoid.”
Morgan: “When you drinking at the karaoke spot, know how many [N-Words] are in the song.”
On the Brooklyn Nets
Morgan: “If you’re a Nets, Mets, or Jets fan, you probably have low self-esteem.”
On Buress writing for 30 Rock
Morgan: “It was just you and a sea of white dudes.”
Buress: “We had an Indian dude.”
On the 92nd Street Y
Morgan: “I didn’t even know this shit was here! Is this the Upper East Side or what? This is where the good cocaine is.”
On side businesses
Buress: “I want to open a Jamba Juice.”
On performing for white audiences
Morgan: “That’s why I wear a watch. Because if white people see me wearing a watch they feel like they can trust me.”

Read more.

    If you missed Tracy Morgan and Hannibal Buress last night at 92Y, Grantland has highlights:

    On the (very important) question of white people using the N-word at karaoke.

    Buress: “You can’t pick a song that’s [N-word] heavy. Like, Kanye’s ‘All of the Lights’ is OK. But YG’s ‘My N—a’ you should avoid.”

    Morgan: “When you drinking at the karaoke spot, know how many [N-Words] are in the song.”

    On the Brooklyn Nets

    Morgan: “If you’re a Nets, Mets, or Jets fan, you probably have low self-esteem.”

    On Buress writing for 30 Rock

    Morgan: “It was just you and a sea of white dudes.”

    Buress: “We had an Indian dude.”

    On the 92nd Street Y

    Morgan: “I didn’t even know this shit was here! Is this the Upper East Side or what? This is where the good cocaine is.”

    On side businesses

    Buress: “I want to open a Jamba Juice.”

    On performing for white audiences

    Morgan: “That’s why I wear a watch. Because if white people see me wearing a watch they feel like they can trust me.”

    Read more.

  9. Hannibal Buress & Tracy Morgan
5 Things We Learned About Tracy Morgan Last Night The SNL alum who gave life to Brian Fellows and received an Emmy nomination for his work on 30 Rock split sides at 92Y on April 16. Morgan was here to discuss his latest stand-up special Bona Fide, his seven seasons on both SNL and 30 Rock and how his life has changed. Here are 5 things we learned last night.
Morgan intended to organize a family reunion for his relatives with his first big SNL paycheck… but he bought a Ford Expedition instead.
He threw his name in the hat for David Letterman’s job at The Late Show (which ultimately went to Stephen Colbert).
He honed his facial expressions by watching Carol Burnett.
Morgan’s oldest brother was born crippled, so at school, he learned to be funny as a way to deflect bullies.
When he turns on the TV, Morgan usually chooses documentaries over sitcoms and comedy shows.

    Hannibal Buress & Tracy Morgan

    5 Things We Learned About Tracy Morgan Last Night

    The SNL alum who gave life to Brian Fellows and received an Emmy nomination for his work on 30 Rock split sides at 92Y on April 16. Morgan was here to discuss his latest stand-up special Bona Fide, his seven seasons on both SNL and 30 Rock and how his life has changed. Here are 5 things we learned last night.

    • Morgan intended to organize a family reunion for his relatives with his first big SNL paycheck… but he bought a Ford Expedition instead.
    • He threw his name in the hat for David Letterman’s job at The Late Show (which ultimately went to Stephen Colbert).
    • He honed his facial expressions by watching Carol Burnett.
    • Morgan’s oldest brother was born crippled, so at school, he learned to be funny as a way to deflect bullies.
    • When he turns on the TV, Morgan usually chooses documentaries over sitcoms and comedy shows.

  10. 5 Things We Learned About Bob Saget Last Night Bob Saget, the iconic TV family man of Full House, took the 92Y stage last night and was anything like Danny Tanner. Or was he? The comedian, now equally as famous for his filthy humor as he is for his wholesome sitcom image, glided between touching stories of his father and telling dick jokes. Here are 5 things we learned last night.
Saget does a great Tracy Morgan impression.
He delivered a 20-minute eulogy for his father, peppered with dark humor.
He served as the officiator at Rodney Dangerfield’s funeral.
Saget’s comedic origins started in Hebrew school. “It’s a really good place to learn to be funny.”
John Stamos’ name elicits a… erm, special female reaction. “I say his name and I hear ovulation.”

    5 Things We Learned About Bob Saget Last Night

    Bob Saget, the iconic TV family man of Full House, took the 92Y stage last night and was anything like Danny Tanner. Or was he? The comedian, now equally as famous for his filthy humor as he is for his wholesome sitcom image, glided between touching stories of his father and telling dick jokes. Here are 5 things we learned last night.

    • Saget does a great Tracy Morgan impression.
    • He delivered a 20-minute eulogy for his father, peppered with dark humor.
    • He served as the officiator at Rodney Dangerfield’s funeral.
    • Saget’s comedic origins started in Hebrew school. “It’s a really good place to learn to be funny.”
    • John Stamos’ name elicits a… erm, special female reaction. “I say his name and I hear ovulation.”