1. Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers are coming to 92Y on Oct 28. High fives all around for that one.
Want to win tickets? Enter here.

    Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers are coming to 92Y on Oct 28. High fives all around for that one.

    Want to win tickets? Enter here.

  2. Tony Award winner Andrea Martin took the 92Y stage September 14 to discuss her new memoir, Lady Parts, with her friend and fellow Tony winner Nathan Lane. The actress, who has delighted audiences on screen in My Big Fat Greek Wedding and on stage in Pippin, had the audience cracking up with her self-deprecating stories and excerpts from her book. Here are 5 things we learned about her last night.
She is not Canadian. Born in Portland, Maine, Martin is often perceived to be a Canadian native because of her comedy routes with the award-winning sketch show SCTV and continued success in the region.
Martin flies to Atlanta to get her hair cut. She’s got a hair stylist who she trusts and, what can we say, she’s just a loyal gal.
Steve Martin suggested her memoir should be titled Perky Tits. The comedienne actually wanted to go with the title, but was told that Costco wouldn’t put the name on its shelves. Nathan Lane’s partner came up with Lady Parts.
Martin’s father never knew how to praise her acting. After numerous criticisms of her on-screen appearance, Martin asked her dad why he focused negatively on her looks and not her acting. He revealed that he didn’t understand acting, so he didn’t know how to express his feelings on it. From then on, the two came to an understanding and her father always complimented her on her performance, whether he liked it or not.
The audience was vocal about how fabulous the actress looked, and showered praise upon her when Martin revealed she is 67 years old. A patron asked about her love life and she said she isn’t dating anyone. Martin then shared, much to the audience’s delight, that when she was 59, she dated a 28 year old.

    Tony Award winner Andrea Martin took the 92Y stage September 14 to discuss her new memoir, Lady Parts, with her friend and fellow Tony winner Nathan Lane. The actress, who has delighted audiences on screen in My Big Fat Greek Wedding and on stage in Pippin, had the audience cracking up with her self-deprecating stories and excerpts from her book. Here are 5 things we learned about her last night.

    1. She is not Canadian. Born in Portland, Maine, Martin is often perceived to be a Canadian native because of her comedy routes with the award-winning sketch show SCTV and continued success in the region.
    2. Martin flies to Atlanta to get her hair cut. She’s got a hair stylist who she trusts and, what can we say, she’s just a loyal gal.
    3. Steve Martin suggested her memoir should be titled Perky Tits. The comedienne actually wanted to go with the title, but was told that Costco wouldn’t put the name on its shelves. Nathan Lane’s partner came up with Lady Parts.
    4. Martin’s father never knew how to praise her acting. After numerous criticisms of her on-screen appearance, Martin asked her dad why he focused negatively on her looks and not her acting. He revealed that he didn’t understand acting, so he didn’t know how to express his feelings on it. From then on, the two came to an understanding and her father always complimented her on her performance, whether he liked it or not.
    5. The audience was vocal about how fabulous the actress looked, and showered praise upon her when Martin revealed she is 67 years old. A patron asked about her love life and she said she isn’t dating anyone. Martin then shared, much to the audience’s delight, that when she was 59, she dated a 28 year old.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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!

  7. 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)

  8. 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?

  9. 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!

  10. 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.