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On Friday night, my friend Karina and I went out for a little night on the town.
After scrolling through Today Tix earlier that week, I found 3 Mics, a comedy show featuring former co-creator of the Chapelle Show Neal Brennan.
The premise of the show is Neal Brennan’s ability to alternate between three microphones, showcasing his abilities as a versatile comedian. One of the three mics were for one-liners, another for long-form jokes about topics such as race and student loan debt, and the last one for his journey as a writer and performer. Before switching to a new mic, the lights would fade out and Neal took a sip from one of the three water bottles in each microphone cradle.
1 man, 3 mics.
The show took place at Lynn Redgrave Theater in Greenwich Village. Karina and I took the M train to get there from Queens, and it was a pretty smooth ride.
We got to the theater around 9pm, and the show started at 9:30. I’d forgotten to tell Karina that there were no drinks at this venue, much less a bar area. I don’t understand how a venue for comedy thinks it’s okay to not have a liquor license. Someone fix this! Karina had intended to pay me back for the tickets by getting me a drink, but we had to go elsewhere for that.
The best part was realizing we’d only paid $1o each for obstructed view seats (which weren’t obstructed at all) to see a show by a comedian that once worked alongside Dave Chapelle. How insane!
Obstructed view? SOLD.
To say Karina fell head over heels for Neal Brennan is an understatement. Regardless of how depressing Neal’s life is when it comes to feeling emotion, he’s a great standup comedian with a lot of feel-good energy. Our favorite joke of his involved male and female hormones.
“With women, estrogen is like, ‘Let’s drink some wine and go on Etsy,'” he said. Then he imitated testosterone, which he compares to a jail inmate, by pulling the bar stool closer to do a few push ups.
It was great. Best $20 I spent on a night of entertainment to date.
Karina and I at 3 Mics
After the show, we went to meet some of Karina’s friends at Diablo Royale. I had The Luci, which was sparkling wine mixed with a frozen margarita. Karina had a classic margarita.
The Luci and a margarita classic at Diablo Royale
After a hunt to satisfy Karina’s late night sushi craving, we got on a train decked out as the set of Starz series Outlander.
Karina with a portrait of Outlander’s King Louis XV (Lionel Lingelser)
We couldn’t resist taking a few pics.
Overall, we had a great night. I’ll definitely be using Today Tix more often.
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Read more about 3 Mics at Hollywood Reporter.