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Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso, Steve Martin, Heights Players—Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Please

So two guys walk into a bar—the Lapin Agile (“Nimble Rabbit”) in Paris circa 1904. If it sounds like the beginning of a joke, it is—or at least the latest play at the Heights Players. Picasso at the Lapin Agile, written by comedian Steve Martin, is up next at our beloved neighborhood theater. Come to […]

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Comedy Comes to Vineapple This Thursday Night

Theater publication Broadway Local alerted us to a comedy night this Thursday: The Brooklyn Heights Comedy Nights! (BHCN) is a monthly stand-up show @ The Vineapple Cafe featuring local comedians, big-time headliners, foreign nationals and everything in between. The show takes place on Thursday, July 18th @ 8:30pm with co-hosts Shelly Colman (2014 Newcomer National Grand […]

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Comedy Troupe Dinner For One Hosting Theater Workshop—With Paul Giamatti’s Assistance

Pithy comedy troupe Dinner For One—which readers may recall in January filmed a “Girls” robot parody on the Promenade—is hosting a Brooklyn TV Teen Workshop this summer at PS 261 in Boerum Hill, looking to involve some 45 area teens interested in theater. The group is in the midst of raising funds via Mobcaster.com for […]

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Brooklyn Heights Comedy Nights: 5 Questions with Founder Shelly Colman

Spring has sprung and it’s time to exercise your funny bone. Come out tonight to catch up with The Brooklyn Heights Comedy Nights! To give you some more insight into what this group has to offer I caught up with the group’s founder and Brooklyn Heights resident Shelly Colman. 1) What inspired you to start […]

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Comedy Troupe Dinner For One Offers Pithy Parody Of ‘It-Girl(s)’ Lena Dunham

And now, the video! NYC sketch comedy troupe Dinner For One (a.k.a. dfor1.com) paraded a robot along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade January 18, and revealed to BHB they were filming an other-worldly take on HBO’s “Girls,” starring Brooklyn Heights’ Lena Dunham, a member of the BHB Ten 2012. The guys, who comprise New York-based graduates […]

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War Of The Worlds: Robot Lands On Promenade… Danger, Will Robinson!

Late Friday afternoon, amid a flurry of locals, tourists, kids on bikes and dog walkers, a horrifying sight descended upon the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Preceding a blinding flash of light, a menacing robot appeared near the Montague Street entrance. Despite suffering potential harm from the being’s ionized pulse gun, your BHB correspondent bravely approached the […]

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