David Wain & Michael Ian Black at “Sweet” this Week
Seth Herzog killed it at Sweet this week. That strangely-appointed basement room of Ella, referred to by comedian Nick Kroll as “the inside of Beetlejuice’s urethra,” was totally buzzing for two-plus hours. Definitely the most hilarious lineup thus far in 2012.
David Wain was keyboard co-host providing perfect musical accompaniment; Michael Ian Black read from his new children’s book I’m Bored; Ron Lynch enlightened us on the museum-like future of comedy; Patrick Borelli wrote some thank you notes; Nick Kroll role-played the 2003 German cannibalism thing; Christian Finnegan spoke about homeless doo-wop dudes; Bill Dawes joked about Aryan lineage. All for five beans. You can barely buy a beer in the neighborhood for that kind of pocket change anymore.
For over seven years, this behemoth underground show has ruled the comedy roost on the Lower East Side. This-a-here is just the Boogie raising its collective glass of Makers to Seth Herzog and Sweet. Thanks for the continued laughs.