Derek Dahmann

Layers: NATASHA VAYNBLAT – A ‘Breakout Artist’ Making It Look Easy

Layers: NATASHA VAYNBLAT – A ‘Breakout Artist’ Making It Look Easy

“It’s going to be a long night,” the coat check clerk tells me, motioning to the crowd. Having recently transitioned to third shift work, I can relate. The night has only just begun, and I still have to go to work. I’ve just barely managed to sneak in enough time before my shift to visit […]

 Derek Dahmann

Layers: WET TUX – A Red Carpet Late Night Affair

Layers: WET TUX – A Red Carpet Late Night Affair

It’s a simple conceit: In the aftermath of the apocalypse, those who are useful – scientists, doctors, engineers – set out to build a better world. Those with no skills, the dregs, the bottom of the barrel, become society’s entertainers. They’ve decided to put on a late night talk show. If you’re not laughing yet, […]

 Derek Dahmann

LAYERS: “An Evening of Humorous Readings” Debuts at (Le) Poisson Rogue to Loyal, New Fans

LAYERS: “An Evening of Humorous Readings” Debuts at (Le) Poisson Rogue to Loyal, New Fans

There is no better sign for the quality of a show than when your audience follows you to a new venue. Except, perhaps, when the owner of your former venue follows you too. Mike Stuto, former owner of the HiFi Bar, has continued his three and a half year relationship with An Evening of Humorous […]

 Derek Dahmann

Layers: THE BROOKLYN COMEDY COLLECTIVE Showcases Talented Casts + Classes at A Steal

Layers: THE BROOKLYN COMEDY COLLECTIVE Showcases Talented Casts + Classes at A Steal

There’s a simple saying from boxing legend James Corbett I like. It goes: “To be a champion, fight one more round. You become a champion by fighting one more round.” And while I may like it, people like Philip Markle and Annie Donley live it. Returning as Artistic and Programming Director respectively, the minds who […]

 Derek Dahmann

Layers: JUST A SHOW, And So Much More! A Look Back at The Two-Year Anniversary of A DIY Gem

Layers: JUST A SHOW, And So Much More! A Look Back at The Two-Year Anniversary of A DIY Gem

Two-year anniversaries are a hard-won accomplishment. JUST A SHOW, a variety show playing the last Sunday of each month at Sunnyvale, celebrates by reading reviews from the next day. ‘Negative twelve stars,’ raves The New York Times. ‘Hackiest least prepared bit I’ve ever seen,’ declares another. ‘Incredible,” states a third, “in the way of watching […]

 Derek Dahmann

Layers: The ‘SUP Show is a Smash Success at Caveat

Layers: The ‘SUP Show is a Smash Success at Caveat

Tell me if you’ve heard this one. A middle aged man sits down to read a newspaper. “Another powerful influential man has been accused of sexual assault? I can’t believe it!” he gasps, “as a man with one hundred daughters I am personally and deeply offended!” He bolts up, the crowd roars, and with perfect […]

 Derek Dahmann

Video Licks: GOOD COP, GREAT COP Dissects Our Obsession with Cell Phones in The Brilliant “IMPORTANT”

Video Licks: GOOD COP, GREAT COP Dissects Our Obsession with Cell Phones in The Brilliant “IMPORTANT”

What if there was a world where everyone played thumb pianos?! This isn’t the latest Black Mirror episode, it’s a hard-hitting sketch brought to you by Good Cop, Great Cop. The lauded comedy duo takes a good look at our technology obsessed culture in the hilarious and thoughtful IMPORTANT. Check it out, it’s important. Good […]

 Derek Dahmann

Video Licks: 2017 Was Hell. Now AARON NEMO Will Eat An Entire Pizza by Himself. (Naturally)

Video Licks: 2017 Was Hell. Now AARON NEMO Will Eat An Entire Pizza by Himself. (Naturally)

Aaron Nemo is back with his annual rap recap, and this time he’s paying homage to the year that we’d all sooner forget, 2017. Help Aaron create a new annual tradition and wave goodbye to this hot garbage year while scarfing down your very own hot pizza. For the sake of his series, let’s all […]