COMEDY: Dec 19th, Holiday Hot Tub
Hosted by the handsome Kurt Braunohler, this is a festive holiday edition of the insanely popular and ingeniously witty Hot Tub variety show – featuring comedy from New York’s best comics and sketch groups, new music, and the occasional oddity.
Jon Glaser is the creator and star of the Adult Swim series Delocated. He is a five-time Emmy nominee with the writing staff of Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and has appeared in the movies Pootie Tang, School for Scoundrels, and Be Kind Rewind,. He has also voiced a number of animated characters on such shows as Stroker and Hoop, Freak Show, and Lucy the Daughter of The Devil. Jon’s first book, “My Dead Dad Was in ZZ Top”, was released this February by Harper Perennial.
Hannibal Buress is a stand up comedian from Chicago. He currently resides in New York City and he eats lots of Halal food from street carts. It’s delicious. He is currently a writer for NBC’s 30 Rock and was previously a writer for Saturday Night Live. Hannibal has appeared on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, and Comedy Central’s Liveat Gotham. He also appeared in the documentary “The Awkward Kings of Comedy” for Comedy Central, and just finished taping his first Comedy Central Presents special.
Adam the Real Man
Growing up in Coney Island, Adam Rinn developed a love for the sideshow. Shortly after graduating from Coney Island USA’s Sideshow School, Adam has become one of the premier sideshow acts in New York City and beyond. Whether it’s bending steel with his bare hands, ripping a phonebook in half or hammering a spike into the center of his face, those watching will no doubt cheer him on with verve, gleefully anticipating the successful completion of the act.
musical guest River City Extension
River City Extension was born restless, curious, and conscious. It is a monster and a gentleman. Formed by singer-songwriter Joe Michelini in the fall of 2007, the band has proved to be an important addition to the development of independent folk music, and has earned the respect of everyone from seasoned punk rockers to Brit-pop legends. After spending years building an invaluable local following as a solo artist, Joe’s moniker became a symbol of hope for musicians in his hometown of Toms River, NJ; like lost souls, the members of River City Extension were drawn to each other. Taking a year and a half to carefully finalize their line-up, the band went into the studio to record their DIY EP, Nautical Sabbatical. The record was self-released on January 1st of 2009, and they had no other option than to hit the road. Be it Joe by himself, with one member, two members, or five, River City Extension toured diligently across the North-East and the Midwest, just hoping that someone would listen to the call of their wild, insatiable need to play, write, feel, and inspire. By the winter of 2010, their dream was beginning to come true. The band had started to record their full-length album The Unmistakable Man, with no budget, no plan, and a lot of faith. As word began to spread, they found themselves supporting bands like Cake, Robert Randolph, and The Avett Brothers, in and out of their home state. Near the end of production, the band signed a deal with XOXO Records (The Gaslight Anthem, Let Me Run), and shortly there after blasted the press with what would be the new flagship of this venerable Asbury Park punk label. The Unmistakable Man was released on May 11th, 2010 with national distribution and international promise. RCE quickly garnered the attention of important music outlets such as Paste, Spin, and NPR, as well as being validated by timeless international performers such as Glenn Tilbrook of the band Squeeze, who would later make a cameo on the vinyl release of the bands first LP.