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!
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?
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.”
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.
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.”
If you could ask Tracy Morgan one question, what would it be? This is your chance. He’ll be here next week for a no-holds barred conversation with Hannibal Buress. Submit your questions here and we’ll forward them during the Q&A.
So what would YOU ask Tracy Morgan?
But is she on Tumblr?
She will definitely be on our stage on April 10.
5 Things We Learned About Fred and Carrie Last Night
1. Fred Armisen gets mistaken for Rick Moranis.
2. Fred Armisen is afraid of heights.
3. Carrie is very proud of how Portlandia turned one of the last feminist bookstores into a tourist destination.
4. Carrie feels “fortunate to have sort of a restart with Portlandia.”
5. Fred and Carrie are “more concerned about comedy and humor [on Portlandia], not commentary as much.”