MIKE SACKS and I discuss everything from career suicide, imaginary friends, submitting to The New Yorker, growing up in DC, figuring out when you’re funny, and the secrets of success.
In addition to being an editor at Vanity Fair, MIKE SACKS has written for Esquire, GQ, The New Yorker, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, McSweeney’s, Radar, MAD, and Salon. He is the author of And Here’s the Kicker: Conversations with 21 Humor Writers About Their Craft, co-wrote Sex: Our Bodies, Our Junk, with the Pleasure Syndicate, and the author of Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason. www.mikesacks.com
Alongside hosting Employee of the Month, CATIE LAZARUS writes for children and adult children. ECNY awarded her “Best Comedy Writer” and she has contributed drivel to, amongst others, Slate, The Daily Beast, Bust, Cosmo, Gawker, and currently writes a monthly column for The Billfold. www.lazarusrising.com
Really enjoyed this, Catie and Mike!
Tomorrow night 5/17 - 7:30pm is BIG FRIDAY at ‘Tales of the Cosmos’ w/Dion Flynn, Bob Powers & Katie Mordhorst
153 East 3rd St.
New York, NY 10009
*Time Out New York Critic’s Pick*
The Adam Wade from NH Show
Mon 5/13 - 7pm
7:00pm - 8:30pm
(that begins with a special guest telling a story of their own)
THIS MONTH: Matt Mercier
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Theater Under St. Marks
94 St. Mark’s Place
What do Playboy subscriptions, PG-13 movies, Christmas ornaments, and driving the wrong way on a highway have to do with Mother's Day? Listen to this podcast and find out.
Excited to be part of Todd Bieber’s terrific monthly storytelling podcast (is there any project this guy doesn’t do an extremely well job with?)! Thanks Todd! Also stories from Josh Ruben, Kate Riley, & Kelly Hudson! My story is about getting a subscription to Playboy Magazine my freshman year in college to help me with… my film classes!
I can’t believe that some people in my beloved Hoboken are actually trying to ban TONY THE ICE CREAM MAN from town! I repeat ‘they are trying to BAN MR. SOFTEE, aka TONY, the ICE CREAM MAN (the man who drives an ice cream truck that makes so many young people, and ‘young at heart’ people… HAPPY)!!!’ What is the rational reasoning of all this: Supposedly his truck makes too much noise! WHAT??????? Is this some kind of sick joke. I’ve been getting ice cream from Tony for the past 10 years. He’s the man. Does he always complain that business is slow? Perhaps, but that’s part of his quirky charm. Would Santa Claus be banned from the North Pole? Would Sinatra be banned from Leo’s Grande Vous? Come on Hoboken, focus on curbing doggie doody, not banning poor Tony! Here’s the petition to save TONY!