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Breaking down your favorite podcasts, albums, web series and more

 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 […]

 CakeMama

Layers: JOE PERA TALKS WITH YOU Serves Up A Generous Helping of Smiles

Layers: JOE PERA TALKS WITH YOU Serves Up A Generous Helping of Smiles

If you are still riding high from the love-infused, worldwide spectacle that was the Royal Wedding, you still have something to cheer about! You can watch the all-new original series JOE PERA TALKS WITH YOU premieringTonight at MIDNIGHT on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. (I never did like midnight premieres because it can get oh so […]

 CakeMama

Layers: Everyone and Anyone Should Pick Up ROBERT DEAN’s “(It’s Not Easy) Being Dean” Out TODAY on Sure Thing Records

Layers: Everyone and Anyone Should Pick Up ROBERT DEAN’s “(It’s Not Easy) Being Dean” Out TODAY on Sure Thing Records

When I first saw the title of ROBERT DEAN’s new comedy album (It’s Not Easy) Being Dean, I instantly recalled childhood memories of listening to that beloved Muppet, Kermit the Frog, singing his identifyingly poignant tune. Then I remembered one of the lines of It’s Not Easy Beong Green, “and people tend to pass you […]

 CakeMama

LAYERS: Drive into The New Workplace Series PARKED Now Streaming on Amazon

LAYERS: Drive into The New Workplace Series PARKED Now Streaming on Amazon

So I started watching this series and soon realized, hey, I’ve been in that parking lot! Getting to the credits of the six-part workplace digital comedy, PARKED, my suspicion was confirmed. It was filmed at no other than a popular Burbank landmark which will remain nameless for the rest of this review (until, of course, […]

 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 […]

 CakeMama

Layers: We Have Zero Qualms Gifting WILL ABELES’ Debut Comedy Album “Regrets of My Father”

Layers: We Have Zero Qualms Gifting WILL ABELES’ Debut Comedy Album “Regrets of My Father”

When I saw the title of comedian WILL ABELES’ debut stand-up album, I couldn’t help but be reminded of those famous Sinatra lyrics “Regrets, I’ve had a few, but then again, too few to mention.” Once I finished listening to Abeles‘ Regrets of My Father, it was clear regrets can hold a lot of power […]