Kurt Braunholer Will Make You Laugh Your Ass Off
Usually, the only guarantees at Union Pool are good people watching, a fire/fountian and a taco truck. But December is a special month. Tonight, along with the absurdly long bathroom line, you can expect at least one time travel joke from Kurt Braunholer. You may know Kurt from doing stand up with Kristen Schaal, playing Kyle the Orphan in Penelope Princess of Pets or watching episodes of South Park he worked on. For the next two Mondays, he’s hosting The Inevitable, a FREE comedy show at Union Pool. Tonight’s line up includes Kristen Schaal, Max Silvestri, Leo Allen and Chris Hauselt. And as the co-creator of a web series about a girl who talks to animals who must save the world by killing a senator, you can expect Kurt to have excellent taste in comedians.
The Inevitable with Kurt Braunholer
484 Union Avenue, between Jackson and Skillman Streets [Williamsburg, Brooklyn]
Monday, December 7 and 14, 8pm
FREE Parts & Labor show, with (The) Tony Castles and Screens
I learned two very important lessons the first time I saw Parts & Labor:
Lesson One: Bikes do not fit through the cage-type subway turnstiles. I’carried my bike on the train when my friend and I decided to go see Parts & Labor. When we were leaving the Morgan stop at one of the side exits, the emergency exit wouldn’t open, making my options carrying my bike up and down more stairs or to taking it through the floor to ceiling cage turnstile. For some stupid reason, I thought I’d seen people carry bikes through the cages before. With no actual battle plan, I walked my bike with me through the gate. Surprise! I got stuck inside the turnstile with the front half of my little red cruiser. When my stomach hurt from laughing, I started trying to figrue out how to get out iwthout needing the jaws of life. (I was on my own too…but friend was laughing too hard to be useful). In the crows of people heading to the show, two random girls stopped, looked at me, and said, “Oh my god! We have to get your out of there!” Together, the random girls and I defied the laws of physics and motion, and somehow lifted the bike to move it with the cage. (Note to the random girls: Thank you again!)
Lesson Two: Parts and Labor are awesome! What’s better than rock music with heavy distortion and the occasional danceable beat? Actually, there is something better: free shows with rock music with heavy distortion and a danceable beat! If you agree, make wise transportation decisions and go to Brooklyn Bowl tomorrow night. Parts & Labor are playing a show for absolutely freaking FREE, along with two other awesome Brooklyn bands, The Tony Castles and Screens. And honestly, aside from an abandoned building, what’s better than seeing a show in a bowling alley?
Parts & Labor with (The) Tony Castles and Screens
61 Wythe Avenue, between N11th and N12th Streets [Williamsburg, Brooklyn]
Tuesday, December 8, 9pm