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: Sheng Wang Livia Scott Nick Naney Anthony O'Connell Paul Higbie 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 

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