I've written before about what a fan I am of Frantic Mondays, a weekly free show at The Stand that allows a number of comics of mixed levels to do some short workout sets in front of a friendly crowd. (or, East Coast Potluck, as I often call it). So, of course, with only two days in town after my annual April exile and before I leave for Moontower, that was where I stopped in.
Since it was such a beautiful day in New York, the crowd was a bit light. (Oh, hey, another difference between NY and LA - rain is comedy's worst enemy in LA, sun here). And they were a little hesitant to laugh for Michael Kosta's opening host set, bullet-taker Anthony DeVito and Brook Van Poppelen, but they got completely on board for Anthony Zenhauser and became the embodiment of "small but mighty" for Sean Donnelly, Michelle Wolf, Ben Kronberg, Tommy Pope, Nore Davis and Judah Friedlander. Well, except for the point when the group in the back got a little too into it and started "helpful" heckling. (Once again, there is no such thing, that's an oxymoron). So all in all, a fun little show.
And I joked on Instagram that Michael Kosta is so handsome that he finally made my camera work. Of course, I really thought I'd finally figured out the good settings, but judging by these, nope, it was Kosta.