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How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall? Snark, Snark, Snark

“The Soup” host Joel McHale brings his biting take on celebrities to Carnegie Hall as part of the New York Comedy Festival. Larry Getlen talks to the rising star about reality TV; his hit NBC sitcom, “Community”; and the surreal nature of his rapid ascent. Unlike many stand-up comedians who’ll grace New York stages for this [...]

Altbier All The Way

Larry Getlen finds himself in Düsseldorf, Germany, where the natives are restless, and the beer is delicious. The first thing I notice is the man in the pink skirt and the “Anal-Admiral” T-shirt. Surrounded by friends dressed in identical blue T-shirts adorned with individual numbers and nicknames, the young man with the close-cropped hair also wears [...]

NY Wine & Food Fest – Bacon & the Blues

Chef Todd English hosted Thrillist’s “Bacon & the Blues” event at this year’s NY Wine & Food Festival, and the first thing to keep in mind when attending this annual event is to throw away any preconceived notions of the word “bacon.” Most people are accustomed to crispy, fatty, sometimes – sadly – soggy strips [...]

New York City Wine & Food Festival

After the lull of summer and the slow ramp-up of September, October brings a wealth of awesome events to New York City, and one of my personal favorites is the New York City Wine & Food Festival, which combines star power and gastronomic creativity to create a foodie paradise. Given that the Food Network is a [...]

It’s All Good: Harry Connick’s Wide-Ranging Success

Harry Connick, Jr. is bringing his show to Broadway. Larry Getlen talks to the multitalented star about a career that’s made music, acting, and even helping save his city seem like a walk in the park. There are artists whose artistry comes primarily from laboring at their craft for decades, and then there are those for [...]

Killing Barney

The Deedle-Deedle-Dees make kids music infused with intelligence and devoid of genre limits. Larry Getlen talks to the band about how their songs transcend the typical pablum of the kids music industry. In 2003, local musician Lloyd Miller was asked by his wife, a teacher at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn Heights, to write and play some [...]

Ready to Party? Andrew’s Your Man.

It wasn’t enough for Andrew W.K. to sing about parties — he needed to create them. Larry Getlen talks to New York’s newest nightlife king to find out what drives him to Party Hard. When singer Andrew Wilkes-Krier — better known as Andrew W.K. — hit it big in 2001 with his debut album “I Get [...]

Seven Words You Can’t Say on Television: George Carlin Was A F***ing Comedy Genius

In his posthumous memoir, “Last Words,” George Carlin tells the story of his life, and explains the development of his brilliant and original comedic voice. Larry Getlen talks with co-author Tony Hendra about his longtime friendship with the comedy icon. George Carlin, who died last June, was perhaps the greatest comedy mind of our time. His [...]
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