Every week, The Tuesday Special devolves from a comedy show into something else entirely, and the last show was not even a comedy show, but an exploration of humanity. This begs the question…do we need comedy at all?
Craig Evanhalen has an answer to that question. A self-proclaimed “punk prophet and enigmatic genius,” Craig gained infamy as the lead singer of the band BANANAZZZ, which SPIN Magazine called “fairly mediocre” and MTV called a “horrible band."
CRAIG HATES COMEDY, and like Henry Rollins before him, he is transitioning from punk rocker to spoken-word artist. He will lay out an argument against comedy because in his words, it’s "a frivolous opiate for the masses and a distraction from the FUCKING issues–whatever.”
As a counter-point to Craig’s argument, I have selected five very funny people to prove him wrong:
Check it this Tuesday night, July 15th at 10pm! Over The Eight, 594 Union Ave. It’s FREE!
Check out BANANAZZZ, the story of Craig’s rise and fall:
OTHER UPCOMING SHOWS:
7/12: ComedyDreamz (with New Dreamz, Myq Kaplan, Seaton Smith, Malwina, Carolyn Busa, David Agyekum, Body Dreamz & more!) at Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn
7/14: No Jokes Allowed (hosted by Steven DeSiena & Steve Whalen) at Beauty Bar, 231 East 14th Street, New York
7/15: The Tuesday Special without Brett Davis (with Sheng Wang, Livia Scott, Anthony O’Connell, Nick Naney & Paul Higbie) at Over The Eight, 594 Union Ave, Brooklyn
7/18: Manboobs Comedy Live! (with Manboobs feat. Danny Tamberelli, Murderfist, Jo Firestone, Julia Johns & Tim De La Motte) at Union Hall, 702 Union Street, Brooklyn
7/20: The Macaulay Culkin Show (with Christian Finnegan, Adam Newman, Elna Baker, Dan Licata, New Dreamz, Good Cop Great Cop, and hosted by me & Sally Burtnick!) at Shea Stadium, 20 Meadow Street, Brooklyn
7/22: The Tuesday Special without Brett Davis (with Jason Saenz, Steven DeSiena, James Dwyer, Unisex & more!) at Over The Eight, 594 Union Ave, Brooklyn
8/2: SUPER SECRET WFMU LIVE EVENT SHHH (with Pat Byrne, Murray Hill & more TBA) at WFMU Performance Space, 43 Montgomery Street, Jersey City
8/14: Cinema Club (BANANAZZZ screening + more TBA) at Videology, 308 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn
8/22: Black Wine Record Release/Tour Kickoff! (with Black Wine, Brick Mower & Tim Duffy) at Death By Audio, 49 South 2nd Street, Brooklyn