Ariella Ranz

Layers: Happy to Report ‘The HuffPo X Más Mejor Standup Showcase’ Brought Out The Best in Latinx Comedy Talent

Layers: Happy to Report ‘The HuffPo X Más Mejor Standup Showcase’ Brought Out The Best in Latinx Comedy Talent

On August 8th HuffPost teamed up with Más Mejor to present a Latinx stand-up showcase at SubCulture New York. Fortunately, for non-speakers, the show was not in Spanish. It did, as the name suggests, highlight some of the hottest and newest Latinx comedians on the scene right now. This type of showcase is important. Not […]

 Ariella Ranz

Layers: And The Award Goes to PULITZER SURPRISES!

Layers: And The Award Goes to PULITZER SURPRISES!

“Reading is hard, especially if you can’t do it”. This is what Josh Pulitzer told himself every time he failed to pronounce his last name. “Pull, sir! No… Pillow stir! No…Seltzer!” He really understood the great difficulty of reading. For him, reading was just as difficult as Olympic swimming or getting first place in the […]

 Ariella Ranz

Layers: The Weinbachs Steal The Show at VINTAGE BASEMENT

Layers: The Weinbachs Steal The Show at VINTAGE BASEMENT

Walls are not equivalent to DNA. Walls were not equivalent to DNA 20 years ago, and the chances of them becoming like DNA anytime soon is unlikely. I’m not trying to hurt anyone’s feelings. There’s just no other way for me to say it other than: Walls are not equivalent to DNA. I say this […]

 Ariella Ranz

Layers: TINDER LIVE! with Lane Moore Is Not Just A Show, It’s An Event

Layers: TINDER LIVE! with Lane Moore Is Not Just A Show, It’s An Event

Winner Winner Chicken… Tinder? That sounds like an appealing description of myself. Now I’m ready. Look! I just got a message from… Feel? Is Feel even a person? The message is a GIF of a rat eating a salad, followed by an encompassing “same”. At this point I’m blushing. What should I say? The only […]

 Ariella Ranz

Layers: You Can’t Have A MEDIAWITCH FUN FEST without Some Comedy Spells

Layers: You Can’t Have A MEDIAWITCH FUN FEST without Some Comedy Spells

I’ve been saying this for a while, but I really want everyone in the Marvel universe to get into paganism. Why? Well for one, witches love reading, and I don’t know how many (if any) Marvel characters are literate. Like Iron Man. I know he’s rich. I’ve seen his house. Yet, I’ve never seen him […]

 Ariella Ranz

Layers: Navigating The Comedy Depths of TRUTH SERUM at Q.E.D.

Layers: Navigating The Comedy Depths of TRUTH SERUM at Q.E.D.

Everything in this article that I am about to discuss is the complete truth. No, of course I’ve never lied in other articles! Save embellishment for the law; I’m only interested in the truth. There are many types of truths: water truths, circumcised truths, and my personal favorite: comedic truths. The truth hurts yes, but […]

 Ariella Ranz

Layers: Let’s Talk About GIANMARCO SORESI’s “One Sided Conversation”

Layers: Let’s Talk About GIANMARCO SORESI’s “One Sided Conversation”

Therapy can be very therapeutic. That’s what my therapist told me. Also, my therapist never refers to me as a patient or client and only refers to me as her therapute. I don’t know why. But, I do know that no session that I’ve had with my therapist has been quite as therapeutic as Gianmarco […]

 Ariella Ranz

Layers: A Carefully Crafted Plot Summary and Analysis of QUICKIE FEST V

Layers: A Carefully Crafted Plot Summary and Analysis of QUICKIE FEST V

I spent hours excavating the internet for some sort of recap on Quickie Fest V. I checked everywhere: SparkNotes, Cliff Bar Notes, and coolmathgames.com but found nothing. I was shocked, especially since I swore I saw a representative from coolmathgames there. Therefore, I took it upon myself to write my own Plot Summary and Analysis […]

 Ariella Ranz

Quick Dish NY: Hey, You! LET’S BE FRIENDS! 6.23 at The Footlight

Quick Dish NY: Hey, You! LET’S BE FRIENDS! 6.23 at The Footlight

I used to think New York had everything, until I discovered that there isn’t a single cross country skiing club in the city! Now how am I supposed to make friends? Well, fortunately comedian, script writer, and chinchilla lover Brandon Daniel Garner (HBO, Comedy Central) hopes to fix this with his new comedy show LET’S […]