Putting The Recluse In “Brown Recluse”: I Got Bit, A Blog Post-Bite

With thick unmistakable accents that one could call, “Bostonian, but south and Italian” and Bagels readily available on any given day (as long as it’s before 4PM), Long Island isn’t exactly known for its bug population–let alone poisonous ones. In March. Hell, the most technically threatening ones we have are Daddy Long Legs that dwell in basements. That is of course, with the one exception. One sneaky sucker that boroughs in fabric and bed sheets and doesn’t abide by traditional seasonal norms–newly found global warming climate and all: The Brown Recluse. And I, as you may have guessed, was bitten.

(It doesn’t look AWFUL, but I can assure you, it was a big hot mess.)

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Chris Gethard’s “Career Suicide” Is Fatally Funny


*Originally posted on Brooklyn College’s Excelsior here*

Published: November 2nd, 2016

On October 12, I took the trip to Bleecker Street’s Lynn Redgrave Theater to witness alt-comedian Chris Gethard’s debut off-Broadway showing of a not-so-appropriately titled, “Career Suicide, a part-memoir-part-comedy special encircling Gethard’s lifelong struggle with depression.

While more than a tear was shed by the collective audience given the subject matter, Gethard’s career, however, remained more than fully intact, and the show has been extended through November 23 due to its overwhelming success.

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Hey, What’s Up, “Oh, Hello on Broadway”


*Originally posted on Brooklyn College’s Excelsior found here*

Published: December 7th, 2016

Here you have two old, graying men who call themselves George St. Geegland and Gil Faizon, a couple of turtlenecks, and some tuna martinis. Yes, tuna. Together, this amalgamation may sound like the smatterings of a fever dream set in pseudo-sumptuous ‘70s Manhattan, but for comics John Mulaney and Nick Kroll, this is their alternate reality for eight shows a week at Manhattan’s Lyceum Theatre.

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