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Tuesday
Jun212005

ECNY Awards in just 2 Days!

The Emerging Comics of New York Awards show is this Thursday at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Everyone in the whole entire NYC comedy scene is going to be there for this STAR STUDDED event. The polls are still open! The votes you cast will count as only PART of the final decision. The distinguished ECNY Academy will make the ultimate selection on whose careers will be LAUDED ACROSS THE CITY this year and whose will TAKE SLIGHTLY MORE TIME TO FULLY BLOSSOM. Hosted By The Cowboy and John Performers & Presenters Victor Varnado Cracked Out Andrea Rosen Rob Huebel Chelsea Peretti Julie Klaustner The Whitest Kids U Know Aziz Ansari Jessi Klein and Nick Kroll Paul Scheer And MORE! Staffers from The Apiary will be on the red carpet to capture all the glitz and the pizzazz! Tickets available now!

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Tuesday
Jun212005

Jest Magazine goes National

Local humor magazine, Jest, can now be found in truck stops and Planned Parenthood waiting rooms ACROSS America. Jest, for those who are unfamiliar, is kinda like MAD magazine for manchildren. The newest issue--has a sultry pregnant teen on the cover--will be the last FREE one you can pick up. Next time, you either pay for it or steal it. The Apiary asked Jest what prompted the decision to go from an NYC freebie to a national format. Jest's Tim Duffy responded:

It was a hard decision to no longer be free anymore but our founder David Fenton decided that he may want to consider being able to eat something other than Ramen Noodles. So, currently we are on national news stands all over the damn country. We are heavily distributed in Tower Records everywhere as well as a few other chain stores like that.
Subscriptions are at this very moment only $7.95 for the whole effing year. Just enter the promo code: summer special. Our website should begin having daily updates over the next month as well we'll keep you posted when that launches.
Pic of publisher David Fenton, PR whiz Kambri Crews and one of the most haunting Jacko images yet. Younga, one of the bloggerati at Teen Drama, stops by the Jest national launch party and takes more pictures. Start your own magazine today!

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Monday
Jun202005

Look Who Stopped By!: It's Sara Schaefer!

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Lisa Loeb was the musical guest at Sara Schaefer is Obsessed With You on Friday, June 17th. The Apiary did NOT get a ticket in time because the show sold out in MINUTES once the Lisa Loeb news scattered across the web. To everyone's credit, Sara's show is WICKED with or without Lisa Loeb, but the fact that she was going to be there playing in a tiny theatre, made us yearn for more details. The Apiary asked Sara how the show was and this is what she had to say! The show was awesome. Lisa Loeb rocked it, she played 3 songs, one of which amazingly was "Stay" - and she sounded better than she does on record. Totally acoustic and no microphone, her voice filled the space. I did a short interview and she was really cool. At one point, we switched cat-eye glasses, which was awesome. Overall I think the show was one of our best, which was great, given that it was standing room only, and that it was a special "taping" show with three cameras / microphones etc. Our other guest was novelist Chris Genoa, who also happens to be my fiancee, so that was really fun. We did a fake Tom-Kat moment where I went to get him from backstage and he came out and freaked out like Tom did on Oprah, but went over the top, humping the copier machine and breaking Dan McCoy's neck. All the while screaming "LOVE! I LOVE THIS WOMAN!" Anyway, we also had Johnny Spanish, our Law & Order guest. He was funny and has the uncanny ability to use the word "penetration" at minimum 7 times a minute.

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Friday
Jun172005

Honey Collecting: Paul Scheer goes to Nashville, Fred Armisen's alleged infatuation with Joanna Newsom, and MORE.

Thursday
Jun162005

Whitest Kids U Know Definitely Coming to Sundance Channel

Soon after The Apiary hinted the Whitest Kids U Know had a production deal cooking with the Sundance Channel, the Hollywood trade mag Variety plopped out a press release announcing the same thing. The Apiary rapped with Sam Brown of the Whitest Kids to hear the news from a primary source:

It's true, we are about to start pre-production with the sundance channel on a pilot for the whitest kids television show that will be a mix of sketch and an almost mocumentary styled storyline that will follow us through the ins and outs of making a sketch comedy show.
Is the television market for sketch groups heating up? See the Whitest Kids' videos!

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Thursday
Jun162005

Matt Lappin and the Fuck Monkeys - Tonight

This variety event, hosted by Matt Lappin--a contributing writer to the best show ever, Strangers With Candy--almost flew under the radar. http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/act/78086761.html Tonight - Thursday June 16th Lolita Bar - 266 Broome Street - F Train to Delancey 9:30PM NO SHITTY DRINK MINIMUMS - Free!! Matt Lappin made the dreams of Tony Lagarto, the webmaster of Jerriblank.com, come true. Subsequently, this chance encounter changed Tony's life and cemented his initiative in building the most comprehensive Strangers With Candy website the world will ever know. Matt's MySpace profile

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Thursday
Jun162005

Secrets of Best Week Ever Exposed!

Last night at The Rejection Show, awesome comedian Liam McEneaney revealed SHOCKING INSIDER SECRETS about the production of Best Week Ever. --It's produced in a tiny room! --The set is a sheet of construction paper! --Ennui consumes the unmoved crew and they blankly rifle through US Weekly while you tell the camera your jokes! --It merely requires both a tone of mocking incredulity and "Best Week Ever hands" to successfully transfer the show's hit formula from the screen to the stage! Rachel KB, in an epic set of posts that's roughly as lengthy as Anna Karenina, LIVE BLOGS the night's events. Read Part 1! The Rejection Show also ran Don Hertzfeldt's animated short film "Rejected." Find it online here!

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Wednesday
Jun152005

The Rejection Show: Season Finale

Jon Friedman's Rejection Show--AS TALKED ABOUT ON NPR--is going on a summer hiatus and tonight will be the last one for a few months. He's got a pretty tight line-up for the season finale: Liam McEneaney will be on hand, as will Margot Leitman, cartoonists from the New Yorker, and many SURPRISES. The Apiary asked Jon what he'll be working on in the interim and he said he's seeking to produce a new monthly showcase called "The Movies I Made When I Was a Kid." Submissions are being accepted NOW! The Rejection Show Today - June 15th PS 122 - 150 1st Ave @ 9th St. 8PM - 7 Bucks Read a rad review of last month's Rejection Show.

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