Cue the houseband, captain, for the premiere of THINGS ‘N STUFF is nigh! And I love that word. Nigh. Nobody ever uses it more, really. It’s a losty & forgotteny (my version of “oldie but a goodie”). But it’s so much fun just to say it before anything is oncoming or at hand. Try it some time. Like perhaps when you stand up to get a beer at a baseball game, shout out in a terrible Victorian England type of accent, “Commoners, my trip to the refreshment pavilion is nigh. PREPARE YOURSELVES!” You’ll be the hit of the bleachers. Anyway…
Tangents like that and more tonight at the premiere of my new monthly comedy-variety show, THINGS ‘N STUFF. We’ve got College Humor’s STREETER SEIDELL, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’s SETH HERZOG, Moth champion storyteller ADAM WADE, and author & The Daily Show co-creator LIZZ WINSTEAD on the show. And by now you’ve watched the video of our houseband, RENEGADE ACCORDION, and thought to yourself, “The time for me to come see this new Nick Stevens-led humor program featuring movie themes and pop tunes on accordion is nigh!” See what I did there.
Things ‘n Stuff - 9pm - The Ace Hotel (20 W 29th) - $8 - be there!
After many a moon I finally have a new live comedy show in NYC. And I couldn’t be more excited about it. I am fat kid with a $20 in his hand at the ice cream truck on the beach in July excited about it. And if you’ve been a fat kid (ding!), and heard the bell of the ice cream truck ring (ding!) by the beaches of Cape Cod (ding!), and your parents gave you a $20 (ding!), and told you “Go get what you want, and bring me back a bomb pop.” (ding!), then you know what kinda excitement I’m talking about.
Next Monday, May 7th, I will be offering you “Things ‘n Stuff”. Yes, a monthly show chock full of, well, all the things ‘n stuff I like. I love comedy in all formats. I love talk shows. I love game shows. I love making and watching funny videos. I love doing voiceovers and radio plays. Love me some banter and nonsense pertaining to movies, sports, culture, food and all things inappropriate. Well, I’m gonna give them a home. This here little show will be all of that, “and then some” (free drink to the person who tells me at the show what 80’s classic I’m referring to when I put “and then some” in quotation marks). I love all those kinds of shows, and in one neat seventy-five minute package I plan on bringing you a bit of them all each month.
Joining me for the maiden voyage of the USS Things ‘n Stuff will be some of my favorite performers I’ve worked with and enjoyed from a distance in recent year. Featuring…
**A regular at my old comedy-variety show, “The Shark Show”, now Mr. Downtown Comedy in NYC with his show “Sweet”. You’ve seen him in many an episode of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”, and I couldn’t launch a new show without him…SETH HERZOG
**Comedic storytelling has done exploded all over New York City, and for my money there’s nobody better than this 10x MOTH-winning maestro, the host of the always irreverent and undeniably honest “Adam Wade From New Hampshire’ show, my pal ADAM WADE
**And each month we will have a “Person of Interest” (not Jim Caveizel…yet), somebody who’s done a whole lotta things ‘n stuff we’ve enjoyed, and now they’re nice enough to join us for a chat and some laughs. This month we welcome the celebrated comedian, writer, activist and co-creator of this little program you might have heard of…”The Daily Show”? Her new book, “Lizz Free or Die” hits shelves and e-readers next week. LIZZ WINSTEAD
All these things and stuff, plus new videos, games and more, next Monday, live from Liberty Hall, at The Ace Hotel, a swankatorium to put on a show in NYC if ever. Good times ahoy, hope to see you there!