Sadly, though I was able to amass a whole bunch of new favorite comedians in New York, there were a few I wanted to see but didn't get to. And I didn't want to leave them out just because I am incapable of purchasing comedy show tickets in a timely fashion like a normal human.
Kurt Metzger Do yourself a favor and go subscribe to Kurt Metzger on Facebook. You will be treated to regular daily humorous rant and the lunatics who argue about it in the comments section. Actually, that's kind of a good way to describe his act. I mean, look at him, his comedy is exactly what you'd expect. Fun fact, Metzger is the number one winner of the F spot in the Fuck, Marry, Kill tournament a group (who shall remain nameless) and I played this weekend.
Andrew Schulz I met Andrew a bunch of years back when he was just a kind of gawky young kid in town (LA) to do some Cringe Humor shows. And now he's a grown up man who's passed at The Cellar and is on like a hundred (or maybe just two) of the shows on MTV. Despite that, he was incredibly kind and helpful to me and my other visiting friends.
I just narrowly missed those first two, I was upstairs at the bar during their sets at The Cellar, but unlike The Store they don't just let random drunk chicks wander in and out of the showroom at will. These next two were out of town and made me extra sad to miss out on.
Ari Shaffir Yep, I'm calling him a New York guy now. He's bicoastal like dudes are bisexual - it's just a cover until he gets comfortable with the new label. He was off in Australia while I was in town, but like I say, I always wish my friends the kind of career success that means I never get to see them. Oh wait, do I have to tell you why Ari is awesome? Really, you don't already know him from his awesome podcast, amazing Comedy Central Digital Series or my excellent interview with him? He tells incredible, mostly pretty dirty and totally vulnerably honest (but still really, really REALLY funny) jokes in a very story-like format.
Joe DeRosa He's technically not a New Yorker anymore. He moved out to LA to take a job with The Pete Holmes Show the day before I came to New York . So, cool, ultimately I'll get to see him all the time now and I shouldn't be too sad. DeRosa is a charming scumbag curmudgeon who just put out his third album, did his second Comedy Central half hour and also talked to me for like an hour about lots of cool comedy stuff.