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“Surf Reality” Birth of Alt Comedy


Alt comedy in New York started in a second-floor theater in downtown New York. The co-founder of “Surf Reality” talks about starting the theater that nurtured many alt-comics.

After talking to Robert Prichard about his work in “The

Toxic Avenger” we started talking about his first love, “Surf Reality.” He talks about the theater and all the famous people who started at the famed theater. Jeff Ross, Brody Stevens, Rev Jen, Marc Maron and performance artist and R.O.T.O.R. star Margaret Trigg.

From Wikipiedia:

Surf Reality’s House of Urban Savages, also known asSurf Reality, was a 65 seat performance venue onManhattan‘s Lower East Side from 1993-2003. A laboratory for experimental performance of all kinds, Surf Reality was known for cutting edge comedy, performance art, classic burlesque, modern music, vaudeville and experimental theater.

Surf Reality began as a video production company that produced a series called The Movie of the Month Club, including such works as Dick and Jane Drop Acid and Die and Manic A-Go-Go.

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Jimmy Pardo & “Kiss & the Phantom of the Park”


Never Not Funny’s Jimmy Pardo  resents”Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park.” Yes,  the band Kiss with make up and super powers. Yes, super powers. Watch them fight the evil Kiss created by a mad scientist who happens to work out of the local Six Flags.

1978 TV execs wanted to get that allusive Kiss Army audience. What do they want? The band Kiss, music, magic spells and roller coasters in the background. It’s more “Scooby Do” than “Hard Day’s Night. ” Can’t fail!

We also talk about Jimmy’s popular podcast “Never Not Funny,”   his love for Liza and we blow the lid off of Adam Spiegelman’s (Host “Proudly Resents”) great cleaning lady scandal.

Also: Nicko makes an uncomfortable appearance, we introduce new news site @extremelylocal, explore the seedy world of salad bars with  Luggage Tuesdays  and a plug for a great live show. Go see “Up Late With Adam Fisher” even if one of the writers owes me $100. Cough -Noah Kaufman- Cough.