Monday, June 4, 2012

JD In NY Times For NY Funny Songs Fest

On Friday, I was hanging out with a friend in his living room. We were chatting about how he had a date that evening with a girl he'd met on, and I was talking about the festival that has basically taken over my life, the NY Funny Songs Fest. Basically, I got this brilliant idea to cram every single comedy musician I knew into 4 days worth of funny musical meets comedic events in the Lower East Side. Oh, and it's next weekend, by the way, June 7-10. What am I doing writing a blog entry when I have 100 million things to do??

While I was chatting with my friend, my phone made a dinging noise to let me know I'd gotten an email. I checked it, and it was a link to a story in the NY Times featuring a giant photo of me. I read it, and it was pretty awesome, written by a woman who mentioned me once before in a story about a friend's show I was in. She called and interviewed me about the festival, but I didn't know that the piece would actually run. I've had bigger things than 1/2 page NY Times stories cut and cancelled before. 

The festival begins this Thursday, June 7 and goes til Sunday, June 10th. Opening night is at Lolita Bar, 266 Broome St. @ Orchard St., at 6 PM. There's  a party with free food and very cheap beer and booze, and then showcases at 7:30 and 9. At 11, there's a funny video show just down the road at The Dressing Room, 75 Orchard St. in the Lower East Side. There is free snacks and fancy cheese at that event. All shows are $8 in adv., $10 at the door. See ya there? 

Here are some important links: 

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