Episode #1

Kings County: Episode One

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Friday, June 29, 2012

The video-blogger and comedian Franchesca Ramsey joins Kurt Andersen to host the first installment of Kings County. Comedian Kurt Braunohler of the IFC show Bunk performs stand-up and faces off against an audience member in a language quiz called “Tongue Skills.” Musicians Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl play live as The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (GOASTT). New Yorker writer Paul Rudnick debuts a segment called “Gay Stuff with Paul Rudnick.” And, the whole cast performs a story about modern day life in Brooklyn. Plus: in need of a tagline, we turn to the audience.

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A view inside Galapagos Art Space, where part of the floor is an indoor lake.
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Kurt Andersen and co-host Francesca Ramsey discuss Ramsey's recent viral meme "S&!% White Girls Say To Black Girls."
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Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl perform as the Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger.
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Kurt Andersen and co-host Franchesca Ramsey talk with Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl after the band's first song.
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Kurt Braunohler performing his stand-up set.
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Kurt Andersen talks with Paul Rudnick during the segment "Gay Stuff with Paul Rudnick."
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The audience watches Kurt Braunohler's stand-up set.
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Kurt Braunohler plays against an audience member in a quiz called "Tongue Skills," in which each contestant tries to identify an audio-clip in a different language spoken in New York City.
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A view of the audience inside Galapagos Art Space.
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The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger perform a cover of "Gold Earrings" by '60s psychedelic rock band Gandalf.
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Kurt Andersen and the cast join together to tell a story about life in Brooklyn.
The winning entry in the tag-line contest was, "Kings County, handmade and totally worth the schlep."

Comments [4]

lauren horwitz from nyc

Who is this disgusting jerk who mocks slaughtering pigs and lambs saying 'they were just begging for it'?
Was that supposed to be funny? I don't mean to defame pigs but in the common use of the term, she is one. Not funny and tasteless. And Kurt Anderson had nothing to say. Stupid show.

Jul. 22 2012 06:14 PM
PL from NJ

It was a surprise to learn from Kurt Andersen that Russia has a border with Turkey. The fact that participants took Turkish for Russian is also funny but this thing is at least subjective unlike geography.

As said by one of Fonvizin's characters: "Why bother to learn geography if there is a coachman?"

Jul. 15 2012 10:00 PM
jase from brooklyn

This has got to be the worst show WNYC has produced in quite some time. It's almost remarkable how unfunny this show is. The big question is what is the most unfunny part of the show? Is it the grating Regina Watts? Is it the D-list stand up comics they have? Is it blinding bad "news" intro? Or is the the yuppie audience's patronizing laughter? Poor, poor Brooklyn.

Jul. 15 2012 06:25 PM
Steve Nussbaum from Kings County

As a new resident of Kings County, I have become keenly aware that I don't have a beard and I ask for reassurance that I can wear V-neck T-shirts. I usually get it.

Jul. 13 2012 10:16 PM

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